There is a gift for the person with everything
(NC) We all have them, people who are hard to buy for. It could be an elderly relative who's preparing to move into a smaller home or a successful friend who truly does have everything that money can buy.
Often, when confronted with such a person's name on our holiday shopping list, we wrack our brains to come up with an item that's sure to please, only to realize later that what we selected was wrong after all.
Instead, why not give a present that has life-changing potential? Take a look at the gift catalogue produced by World Vision Canada seen online at www.worldvision.ca/gifts.
There's a reason people give charitable gifts at this time of year: it's the season of goodwill inspired by gratitude and because it feels good.
But did you know that people also like to receive charitable gifts? According to a 2012 Harris Interactive Survey, three-quarters (77 percent) of Canadian adults say they would prefer to receive a meaningful gift that would help someone else, instead of a traditional holiday gift like clothing or electronics.
So if you know that your hard-to-buy-for friend or relative would most likely feel the same, consider their unique tastes, interests, and personality, and then choose a charitable gift in their name.
For your favourite foodie, you could feed a hungry family in Canada for only $30. Gardeners might appreciate a donation in their honour of an agricultural pack complete with tools, seeds and irrigation equipment for a family in the developing world. A teacher might appreciate a donation of school supplies or the gift of literacy for needy children.
Your gift will bring help, hope and joy to the children and families who receive the donation – and your loved one will be moved by your generosity in their name. www.newscanada.com
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