Maybe you have some friends or relatives who don’t want any physical gifts, because they know they have enough stuff already. And maybe they’re more concerned about people who don’t have enough.
But maybe you still want to give those friends something, to let them know you appreciate what kind and considerate people they are.
And maybe you only have a couple days left to get them a present, and you only have $30 to spend.
The Heifer Project has been around a long time, giving animals to poor families to help them survive on milk, eggs, and so on. But most of their gifts are outside my price range.
However, I recently found out that they offer the gift of a beehive, for $30. It’s not very easy to find on their website, which is why I felt the need to post about it. But it helps a family pollinate crops and sell honey, and it also promotes the spread of honeybees, which has got to be good for the environment.
You can buy it on their website in a few minutes, and print an “honor card” from your printer afterwards, to give to the person you’re buying the gift in honor of. They sell stuffed animals to give with your honor card, but I prefer the idea of giving the card with a jar of honey.
If you only have $20, and want to help a family raise birds for eggs, there are also these options: