The stores are full. The cart is full. The wallet is empty. The holidays aren’t about the gifts. I know this. We all know this. But the truth is that I. LOVE. GIVING. GIFTS. I love finding that perfect gift that shows someone that I care about them, that I “get” them.
Holidays can be stressful when you’re trying to find the perfect gift. I have found that when I buy gifts that support causes that I care about, I feel so much more at peace with my holiday shopping. Sometimes it’s hard to find a great gift that also gives back.
Here are a few ideas for fun gifts (in all price ranges) for all your favorite people. Each of these gifts supports children and youth in foster care or the cause of adoption. You can find out more information about the organization’s ethical giving on their website.
Whatever you celebrate, we wish you hope, joy, and peace this holiday season. May the family around you (and all those who have left your home, and all those to come) know that family is more than blood. Foster care is hard, but love does hard things.