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I know some
people who are so organized they have already completed
their Christmas and holiday shopping. They do it piece by piece all
throughout the year, picking up the perfect gift whenever opportunity strikes. I envy and admire them, of course, but unfortunately cannot consider myself
one of their ranks. Holiday shopping never finds its way to the top of my priorities. 

However, over the past several years I have been happily rescued by non-profit
organizations like the World Wildlife
Fund
who provide
easy and thoughtful gift giving ideas that support their conservation efforts and
help save some of the world’s most endangered animals from extinction.

One of my
favorites is WWF’s Animal Adoption Certificate.  For a $25 donation, WWF will send your gift recipient a
beautiful, frameable color photo of the endangered animal of your choice and an
official certificate of adoption.  You can help save
polar bears, cheetahs, pandas, blue whales, blue footed boobies and 50 other
endangered species. These are great gifts for all of us shopping for those-people-who-already-have-everything and really won’t care about getting another goofy tie or pair of
slippers. 

Check it out and let us know what you think.  We’d love to hear your
ideas about this kind of gift giving. 

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3 thoughts on “Christmas and Holiday Gift Ideas that Help Save Our Planet

  1. I think the spirit of the holidays is so lost now that everything is focused on the big retail items.
    I like the opportunity to give gifts that contribute to the greater good — that’s what the holidays are supposed to be about. Certainly, all things environment and endangered species-focused are great gift ideas given the attention finally being given to global warming and other environmental concerns.

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  2. I think the spirit of the holidays is so lost now that everything is focused on the big retail items.
    I like the opportunity to give gifts that contribute to the greater good — that’s what the holidays are supposed to be about. Certainly, all things environment and endangered species-focused are great gift ideas given the attention finally being given to global warming and other environmental concerns.

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  3. Thanks for your comment, Andrea. We started giving gifts like this about 10 years ago and have been focusing our gift giving on such ever since. (Well…except for the kids.) In the beginning, people were a bit puzzled by it, but as the years go by they become more understanding and appreciative. I think quite a few of our friends and family members have found causes of their own that they support in this way now. My sister’s favorite gift is a heifer. More on that in my next blog. Thanks for writing… I love your blog! (http://zakstar.wordpress.com/)

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