It’s that time of year again and I’ve got a good number of close friends and family I need to buy gifts for.
While I could go out and get them each something that would be nice and/ or meaningful, I’m considering making donations in their names to various organizations instead- then presenting them with a printed certificate showing the donation.
Is this tacky? I figure that while my friend might enjoy the bath products I get them at Lush, it’d be neat to spend that money funding a program through Kiva or buying school books for a young girl somewhere in Africa. Plus, my gift might draw the receiver’s attention to that charity.
So, what are your thoughts? Tacky? Good? Bad?