Have you ever had a problem finding a gift for someone who seems to have everything or want to purchase something more meaningful than wool socks or an alarm clock for someone special? The alternative gift market offers Christmas shoppers the chance to give the true meaning of Christmas.

Alternative gifts allow a gift giver to purchase, for example, a fruit tree to be planted in a poor village in honor of a loved one. Other alternative gifts icnlude providing a wheelchair for a disabled person in Cambodia or a baby bouncer for the many orphanages in Russia. Because the true meaning of the holidays is found in the spirit of giving, this allows people to give to the needy in the name of someone they love. They get to provide life-sustaining products to those in need, such as permanent, clean drinking water for villagers in the Andes.

Alternative gifts can also be purchased to protect endangered species and vegetation. Using any Internet search engine will yield many results for alternative gift selections. Picking the right gift fora loved one should be easy with the large range of choices.

This year consider giving the gift that keeps on giving and honor the people you love by providing for the needy in their name. Most alternative gifts will send a card or certificate of recognition to the person the gift is purchased for.

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