Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Christmas Already?

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet?

I think about what I am going to buy early into the season. One reason is so I can budget my funds to get the kind of presents I want to buy.

I am a BIG BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPER! I love it! I can't help it there are just some awesome deals that I normally wouldn't be able to buy.

However, this year I am taking a little different approach to some of my gifts. I am setting out to buy gifts that also give back. Isn't that really the true meaning behind the gift giving is to give back? We are celebrating Jesus' birth and he gave the ultimate gift to us all!

SO... Here are some ideas!

Why a soccer ball you might ask?

My niece Abby is why!  She is a unbelievable soccer player and I can't wait to actually watch her in a game! We live so far from each other I don't get to see her play!
BUT, I can get her a really cool soccer ball for Christmas!

For every soccer ball purchased they give one to a community in need.
Check out ONE WORLD FUTBOL and this really cool idea!


Yes I know I have talked about TOMS shoes before but I love the idea!

TOMS has a movement of One for One! Buy a pair of TOMS shoes and they donate a pair to a child in need!

TOMS also has a program for eye wear as well and cute kid shirts and onesies!

Blanket America

Please check  These Videos out! They are inspiring and this is a great company!

For every blanket purchased they will donate one!


This idea is great! And this was created by a really cool kid!

You have to check out this video HERE!

Oh my aren't these the cutest little blankets? Again this company will donate a blanket for every blanket purchased. These cute little blankets run about $20.00 and you can have them personalized for $10.00 if you would like!

They also have adorable clothing and same concept - buy one they donate one!

There are quite a few companies out there that are super generous and donate items when another item is purchased! I encourage you all to check these and many others out!

Do you know of any you would like to share with us?


  1. I have already started shopping! :) My friend works at target and bought me two Nintendo DS's with her discount when they were on sale. I also have been picking up things here and there. :) I hate shopping when its cold and last minute. I like to be ready! :)

  2. Started a couple of weeks ago and I think I'm over half way finished. I like to have it all bought and paid for before Black Friday then have some to give to folks that have a need, usually the children and elderly. God has blessed our family and we want to always find ways to give back.