Everyone has that someone (or a few someones) who is a gift-giving challenge. Birthdays, Christmases, anniversaries — every year it’s a struggle to find the right thing to show your friend or loved one just how special they are to you.
Let Habitat for Humanity help! Your gift will certainly make the people on your list feel good — and you’ll also both be helping more families achieve a stable, affordable home and the opportunity for a better future. Here are just a few Habitat gift options, perfect for those who have everything and perfect for any time of the year.
A “Gift from the Heart.”
Your tax-deductible donation to Habitat in honour of a friend or relative will go toward helping families build and improve places to call home. Your loved one will receive a personalized email or card in the mail telling them of your thoughtfulness. This gift can be given for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, to mark a milestone or achievement, or anytime you’d like. And you’ll be making a difference for years to come. Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga currently has five builds underway that your gift could support!
A home fixture.
While construction is an important aspect of what Habitat does, we can’t forget about the interior of a house! You can purchase anything from flooring and carpet, to a front door, to a kitchen sink for a family’s house. Check out all of the fixtures in our online gift catalogue!
A volunteer experience.
Habitat builds and repairs homes in communities like yours and all over the world. Make plans with a friend or family member to spend a day volunteering with your local Habitat and working alongside families as they build their homes and brighter futures. Or maybe schedule a week to build through Habitat’s Global Village program, which plans volunteer trips to build in more than 40 countries. You and your loved one can travel to a new place, immerse yourself in a new culture and help create a lasting impact. Whichever way you choose, volunteering with Habitat offers a great way to bond with those you love, make new friends and form amazing memories.
Habitat wearables and merchandise.
Does someone on your list just love Habitat? The Habitat Store offers plenty of gift ideas — all sporting the Habitat logo, of course — from T-shirts and tool belts to totes and tumblers. With so many great options, the Habitat Store is a one-stop shop where you can find gifts for any occasion. The best part is that money raised from the sale of our merchandise goes to support families working with Habitat.
See? No need to stress about shopping! Order the people in your life a Habitat fleece, sign them up to build with you and a Habitat family, or make a generous contribution in their name. And remember: Each of these gift ideas helps to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
This post was adapted from a post published on habitat.org