Gifts That Give Back

If you're a serious procrastinator like I am, you still may not have all your Christmas shopping done (whoopsies). But, I have good news, because these last-minute gifts may be the best presents you give all year. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can donate to a non-profit organization on behalf of a friend or family member. There are options to spend as little as $10, and most of these places will mail or email a card that explains the donation you've made in their name.

The Girl Effect. Help one of the 600 million adolesecent girls living in poverty by giving to The Girl Effect. Your donation will go towards enriching, empowering and educating a deserving girl.

Women for Women International. "Changing the world one woman at a time" is their motto. Choose from one of their options: organic farming, education, job-skills training or animals.

Mercy Corps.There are so many great options to choose from here! Give a goat, a soccer ball, classroom supplies or vaccinations.

The Nature Conservancy. Adopt some trees in Brazil, preserve rainforest land, or if they love the ocean, help save the coral reef and its inhabitants.

Just Give. If you don't fancy any of the aforementioned suggestions, browse through all the categories at Just Give to find the perfect organization.