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My attempt to make you smile
before getting to today’s gift ideas
Hi gift-givers! You can always rely on this newsletter to fill your inbox with win-win gifts…but today, for Giving Tuesday, we go even further with a win-win-WIN gift.
One-ish more thing(s)
before today’s gift ideas
As you consider holiday and Valentine’s Day gifts for your spouse, have a listen to my fun & insightful conversation with one of the nation’s most popular marriage counselors, Dr. Kim Kimberling, on his Awesome Marriage podcast - here’s the link.
Estimated read time: 3 minutes & 47 seconds
Gift idea time! Here’s a story of a
great gift to spark your creativity
The “donation in your name" Gift:
Why this gift is great
Potential to be a win-win-win gift
Meaningful gift for close loved ones who tell you they “have everything”
Brainstorming your version of this gift
Make this gift more tangible by providing your gift-recipient a handwritten note that acknowledges the donation in their name and other adds in additional kind words. If applicable, pass along any thank you letters or impact materials (e.g. photos) that you may have received from the charitable organization.
🚨 Hold up! As a gift, donations to causes dear to the gift recipient can be winners…but not always. Findings from this study contend that it’s best to reserve these gifts for your closest family/friends.
When seeking charitable organizations:
Charity Navigator is a source for unbiased ratings of charities so that you can give with confidence
When possible, find opportunities to match your contributions. To save you time, see below for a list of a few well-known charities that have enticing Giving Tuesday matches this year.
Enticing Giving Tuesday donation matches:
5x - Covenant House: Combat youth homelessness
5x - CARE: Help mothers provide clean water, nutritious food, hygiene resources and more
4x - Susan G. Komen: End breast cancer
3x - March of Dimes: Improve the health of moms and babies
3x - Ocean Conservancy: Protect the ocean from today’s greatest challenges
3x - Best Friends: Ensure homeless dogs & cats receive lifesaving second chances
3x - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever
2x - Dana-Farber Cancer Institue: Fund Nobel-Prize winning cancer research
2x - International Rescue Committee: Support refugees of humanitarian crisis
2x - The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: Fund research to cure mental illness
2x - Wounded Warrior Project: Honor and empower wounded veterans & their families
2x - Make a Wish: Create the turning point wish kids need in their treatment & recovery
2x - Vera Institute of Justice: Support evidence-based solutions that restore communities and end mass incarceration
2x - Doctors Without Borders: Empower doctors to go where the needs are greatest even when others can’t or won’t
Making this gift happen
Who on your gift list do you confidently feel would appreciate a charitable donation in their name as a gift? ___
What charitable causes are most dear to them? ___
For making this and other gifts happen, consider BGC’s playbook for confident gift-giving that saves you time & stress: 4-Step Playbook for Giving Better Gifts in a Busy World. Interested, but not sure? Here’s a free preview of the playbook.
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Please reply to this email ~ or ~ click the button below if you have stories of awesome gifts that you can share with the community that fall under the below topics:
The most memorable gift you received as a child
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Your input helps others brainstorm
Would you appreciate a charitable donation made in your name as a gift?
Respond to see how the rest of the community feels
My attempt to send
you off with a smile
Your gift traffic law sherpa,
Better Gift Coach
P.S. Who’s stumped on a holiday gift for a co-worker? Email me with some context and I’d be happy to reply back with recommendations.
Subscribers putting BGC
gift ideas into action
Have you been inspired by a gift idea shared in the BGC newsletter? It would be the highlight of my week to hear from you about it! Here’s who made my week:
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Photo of Mandy’s husband receiving the gift. It’s gift-recipient happy faces like these that fuel us as gift-givers! Thanks for providing, Mandy!
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