A few months ago on my old blog (currently offline) I mentioned that I pretty much have everything I want and encouraged people who wanted to buy me a birthday present to donate money to one of my preferred charities instead. It didn’t really work out; No one donated. 🙁
Undeterred, I’m giving it another go and trying to figure out what went wrong. Maybe people felt that a donation isn’t present-like enough, or my list was too long (offering too many possibilities), or people didn’t want to give their credit card details out to a charity (odd, since many would trust an online store).
Bearing in mind the factors above, I’m asking anyone considering getting me a gift this holiday season to buy me something from Oxfam Unwrapped.
From the website:
Are you sick of giving socks, bath salts, or token gifts? Is this festive season going to give you gifting grief? Yes, trying to choose gifts for some people can be quite an ordeal – and that’s why we’ve developed Oxfam Unwrapped. It’s a unique collection of gift ideas that help you give something special to your friends or family and give something extra special to people who haven’t got much at all.
Basically, they use your money to provide items to those who need it and they send a card (explaining the gift) to the friend of family member that you are buying on behalf of. It’s present-like, it’s got the interface of an online store, and it’s the only thing on my wish list for the holidays. So, please consider it; I honestly can not think of any gift that would make me happier.
Note: Thanks to my name is not deenie for posting a link to Oxfam Unwrapped on her blog (that’s how I found out about it). Hopefully it’s the answer to my wish list conundrum.