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By Lauren Appelwick
Around the holidays, it's easy to get wrapped up in gift-giving traditions that begin to feel like obligations. I've often found myself so consumed trying to find the perfect gift — so desperate to make that special person smile — that it becomes a chore; I'll end up spending money just for the sake of it and giving a gift I don't totally feel good about. What do you get the person who's impossible to buy for? And, what do you get for the person that has everything?
The truest expression of the holiday spirit is supposed to be giving selflessly to those in need, which is why we at LadyBits are taking a step back this season and have decided a charitable donation is truly where it's at. That's why we've put together this LadyBits Guide to Charitable Giving, featuring 17 nonprofits we think could use your cash, informed by trusted resources like Charity Navigator
. Because, hey, if you're not sure how to spend your money, you might as well do something good with it. Plus, with these charitable contributions, there are no trips to shopping malls or waiting in line — donations and gift cards can be ordered at the last minute with just a few simple clicks.