2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Donation Gifts

During the holiday season giving back is something to consider while looking for the right gift that also has a thoughtful purpose. Below are some great organizations to think about while gifting your loved ones.


UNICEF Inspired Gifts are lifesaving supplies that they deliver to children and communities around the world. The UNICEF Inspired Gift Collection offers everything from school supplies and warm clothing to soccer balls and vaccines. You can even donate a water pump to help an entire village! Choose your gift of supplies, then dedicate it to your loved one using one of their e-greetings or print-at-home cards. UNICEF will take it from there, delivering the supplies to the world’s most vulnerable children. To give an UNICEF Inspired Gift please click here.

UNICEF also has logo’d gifts and cards for loved ones separate from the Inspired gifts located here: https://www.market.unicefusa.org/unicef-cards-and-gifts/. Proceeds will go to helping children in need.

Red Cross

Holiday Giving offers a way to give gifts that give back while supporting the mission of the Red Cross to prevent and alleviate suffering in the face of emergencies. All you do is choose unique gifts to donate in honor of the people you love from their list online. After deciding on the gift and the amount you want to contribute then enter the person’s information of whom you are sending a gift on behalf of. Then just send free holiday greeting cards to announce your gifts or send an e-card. To do Red Cross’s Holiday giving program please click here. If you are not sure on the right Red Cross gift to give you can take their quiz here to help: https://www.redcross.org/donations/ways-to-donate/holiday-giving-quiz.html. To donate to the Red Cross please visit: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots has two options for sending a donation gift you bought on behalf of someone for the holidays. See below

  • Holiday Card Inserts can be sent with your own corporate or personal holiday cards. The insert cards contain a standard preprinted message and will be sent directly to you for insertion in your own cards. For your planning purposes, they measure approximately 4.35” x 5.5”. The cost of this service is a minimum donation of $6.00 per card. $2.00 of the cost of each card will be a service cost to you for production, materials and postage; however, the remaining $4.00 per card will be considered a tax deductible contribution. **Because the card inserts will be mailed directly to the donor placing the order, there is no requirement for an Excel spreadsheet upload.
  • eCards are available to send to your clients, business associates, family members or friends indicating that a donation has been made on their behalf. The eCard will contain a message similar to that contained in our Holiday Card Inserts, and can be personalized and sent to each recipient specified.. The cost per eCard sent is $6, and the entire amount is considered a tax-deductible contribution. *Note: We will not use the email addresses you provide to solicit for donations, or use them for any other purpose. **Orders for eCards must be submitted using the spreadsheet template provided

To shop or donate please visit: https://www.toysfortots.org/donate/holiday-recognition/.

Heifer International Honor Card

Heifer International’s mission is to end poverty from the group up by working locally, alongside the communities they serve, providing livestock and training in sustainable agricultural and business practices to create the most opportunity for the individuals and communities with whom they work with. Send a complimentary card with every gift to Heifer International to let your family and friends know about the special gift you gave in their name. After you’ve made a donation, create one honor card, or multiple honor cards, to send to your family and friends. Choose from 4 different ways to send the gift donations from below.

  • Email: Sends instantly or at a later date with a custom message.
  • Mail: Choose and personalize a card and Heifer will mail it for you. Please allow 7 to 10 days for shipping. Please call 855.9HUNGER (855.948.6437) to have your order delivered before December 25th
  • Print: Cards that you can print at home immediately.
  • Blank Card: Cards ship in 7 to 10 business days to the shipping address of your choice. Please call 855.9HUNGER (855.948.6437) to have your order delivered before December 25th.

To gift the Heifer International Honor Card please visit: https://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/honor-cards/index.html.

Doctors Without Borders:

Doctors Without Borders is on the ground providing urgent medical treatment for people who often have nowhere else to turn. Celebrate and honor your loved ones by donating to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to support lifesaving medical care around the world. Giving on someone else’s behalf is simple just enter the amount, who it will be on behalf of and payment info all on this page: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/give-tribute-gift-honor-loved-one.cfm?source=ADD190U0U01&utm_source=Adwords&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=GooglePaid&utm_content=nonbrand&gclid=CjwKCAiAis3vBRBdEiwAHXB29DPb98ZIJ2p2Tn6OkuAPhsnF_OZi0SZMcp5yySRJY8QvegkRP8prhhoCrTcQAvD_BwE.

There are several originations to contribute to during the Holiday season, these are just a few to help boast your gift giving this holiday!


Source: UNICEF, Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Heifer, Toy for Tots