The holiday season is a time for giving, and there are many ways to show your loved ones you care. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or want to donate to a worthy cause, we’ve got you covered.
Gifts for Every Budget
Gifts are available to fit every budget, from stocking stuffers to big-ticket items. Here are just a few ideas:
- For the techie in your life: A new laptop, smartphone, or tablet is sure to please.
- For the foodie: A gourmet food basket, a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant (psst. we mention some of our favorites later in the blog), or a cooking class would be appreciated.
- For the homebody: A cozy blanket, a scented candle, or a subscription to a streaming service would be perfect.
- For the little ones: Toys, games, and books are always a hit.
If you’re looking to give back this holiday season, many charities could use your help. Here are a few suggestions:
- Community Teamwork: They mobilize resources for low-income people, providing opportunities to achieve stability and self-sufficiency and have an active voice and participation in the decisions that affect their lives.
- Greater Lowell Community Foundation: Fosters community growth and development through funding, leadership, and collaboration to transform the lives of the individuals and organizations they serve.
- Kids in Tech: This organization’s mission is to excite kids about learning, educate them with the skills they need for future careers, and empower them to learn problem-solving and critical thinking skills to be innovators.
- OUTBio: Their mission is to empower the LGBTQ community and its allies in biotechnology and affiliated industries.
- The Center for Hope and Healing: This Center offers free and confidential support to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones, including individual counseling, medical and legal advocacy, healing circles, and more.
- The Megan House Foundation: Their mission is to improve the quality of life of its residents through an evidence-based substance abuse treatment program that emphasizes individual dignity, self-respect, and empowerment.
- Thrive Communities: THRIVE’s mission is to empower communities to welcome and support our neighbors transitioning from incarceration.
Don’t forget to support your local businesses this holiday season. Here are a few ways to do so:
- Shop at local stores: Instead of big-box stores, shop at local boutiques, gift shops, and specialty stores. A great example is St33le Brand, where you can find stylish, versatile, and well-crafted clothing for various activities. Perfect for gifting.
- Eat at local restaurants: Dine out at local restaurants instead of eating at chain restaurants. Some of our favorites are Athenian Corner, Cobblestones, Moonstones, and the Worthen House. They all offer gift cards, which make for a unique and thoughtful present during the holiday season.
- Use local services: Use local plumbers, electricians, painters like Castle Complements, and other service providers like JCSN Systems LLC.
Making a Difference
We are proud to partner with the above amazing businesses and organizations. This holiday season, we encourage you to support them by purchasing gifts or making donations. Every little bit helps, so please consider giving back this holiday season. Your generosity can make a real difference in the lives of others.
In addition to the above, here are a few other tips for holiday giving:
- Start planning early: The sooner you start shopping, the less stressed you’ll be.
- Set a budget: It’s important to stick to a budget so you don’t overspend.
- Be thoughtful: Give gifts that are meaningful to the recipient.
- Don’t forget to wrap your gifts: Presentation matters!
We hope this guide has helped you with your holiday shopping. Happy holidays!
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