Having just posted about the worst gifts of 2010, I thought I'd highlight my favorite gift catalogue of the season, no, make that the year. While not every gift can be lasting and well thought out, it does help to have a resource that gives you options on price points and hits different passions to have as a go-to for gift giving. For me, it's the World Vision Catalog.
This holiday, consider this amazing site for your gift giving needs. So well done, it allows you to customize your gifts for the recipient's interests. Got a friend who is a teacher or has a heart for education? For $32 (that would be 2 terrible bacon wallets from my worst gift list) buys education for one child for one year by providing school uniforms, books, supplies and school fees.
Into sports? Consider spending $16 (that's 3 large lattes at Starbucks) to buy 2 soccer balls for kids that provides endless pleasure to kids who have so little. Got someone in your life who truly has everything? Consider spending $16 for 2 chickens which provide food via their eggs for whole families and money from the sale of extra eggs. The list goes on and on... from poverty to social justice, your donation buys something concrete which goes to solve the problem.
Talk about a gift the keeps giving....