last minute gifts that give back

The holidays are here, shipping deadlines for your favorite generous brands have passed, and you haven’t checked off everyone on that list yet. Don’t panic – we’ve got you covered! A gift card is always the right size, a gift subscription gives all year long, and a local membership never goes out of style.

Gift Certificates from Generous Brands

Let your friends and family feel the joy of getting and giving back. Gift cards take minutes to purchase and are available from many of the brands featured on Generous Goods. Most can even be delivered right to an email inbox. Not sure which brand to choose? Here are a few of our favorites for everyone on your list.

Even mega brands offer gift cards that do good. Nike gives 1% of gift card sales to Marathon Kids, and Nordstrom gives 1% to a variety of community nonprofits.

Subscriptions that Do Good

Keep the gift vibes going all year long with a monthly subscription that delights and does good. Personal care brands Harry’s (for men) and Billie (for women) will deliver a fresh batch of razors and shaving products every month. Max and Neo’s Collar of the Month program decks out dogs in seasonal style, and Love with Food brings delicious snacks right to the doorstep.

Local Memberships

When you purchase a gift membership to a local museum, zoo or aquarium, you give your loved ones access to world class exhibits and experiences. Your dollars also support the organization’s advocacy, research and stewardship – in your community and around the world. Bonus? Museum and zoo shops are also full of great gifts, and your purchases there go directly to supporting the organization. A few favorites in our own back yard: Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Northwest African American Museum, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Experience.

Planning a vacation next year or want to purchase a gift membership for someone who lives far away? Visit the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or the American Alliance of Museums to find the perfect place in hundreds of cities across the country.

Here’s to a season of light and love and gifts that give back. Happy Holidays from all of us at Generous Goods. We’ll see you in 2020!