Yikes, It's Present-Buying Time!

Tired of buying cheap plastic crap for your loved ones?

This year, consider a philanthropic gift card. There's a bunch of sites out there offering them, including TisBest.org, which is based in Seattle; CharityChoice; and Network for Good. All three of these sites will even let you send the "gift card" by email -- no plastic needed!

Besides putting less future landfill in the world, giving a philanthropic gift card lets the person to whom you give it experience the "giver's high." What could be better than a gift that actually improves one's mood and health?