Instead of Gifts Please Donate


August 29, 2023

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to what gifts we will buy for our loved ones. But instead of spending money on gifts that will soon be forgotten, why not make a donation to charity in their name? There are so many worthy causes that would appreciate your donation, and it is a much more meaningful way to show you care.

If you’re looking for a way to show your loved ones how much you care this holiday season, why not ditch the gifts and make a donation instead? There are so many wonderful organizations out there doing amazing work, and your donation could really make a difference. Not only will you be helping others, but you’ll also be teaching your loved ones the value of giving back.

It’s a win-win!

Donate on Behalf of Someone As a Gift

When you donate on behalf of someone as a gift, you are making a charitable contribution in their name. This is a thoughtful way to show your support for a cause that is important to them, and it can also be used as a meaningful way to commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, holidays, or anniversaries. There are many ways to make a donation on behalf of someone as a gift.

One option is to simply write a check or make an online donation in their name. Another option is to purchase “gift cards” from charities which can then be given to the person you are donating on behalf of. These gift cards can be used by the recipient to make their own donations to the charity of their choice.

If you are unsure about what charity your friend or loved one might want to support, there are websites that allow you to search for charities by cause (such as environmental protection or medical research) or location (such as New York City or Los Angeles). You can also find lists of popular charities that offer donor advised funds, which allow donors to recommend how their contributions should be used. Donating on behalf of someone as a gift is a great way to show your support for causes that are important to them.

It is also an excellent way to celebrate special occasions in their life while helping others at the same time.

Donation to Charity Instead of Birthday Gift on Invitation

When it comes to birthday gifts, many people prefer to donate to charity instead of receiving a present. If you are considering making a donation to charity in lieu of a gift, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, it is important to choose a reputable charity that you feel strongly about.

There are many great charities out there that do amazing work, so take some time to research before making your decision. Once you have selected a charity, be sure to include information about the donation on the birthday invitation. This will let guests know what you are doing and why you have chosen this particular charity.

It is also a good idea to provide instructions on how they can make a donation if they wish to do so. Making a donation to charity in lieu of a birthday gift is a wonderful way to give back and make someone’s special day even more meaningful. Just be sure to do your research and include all the necessary information on the invitation so that everyone knows what you are doing and how they can help support your chosen cause.

No Gifts, Please But If You Must

When it comes to gifts, many of us have been there before – either on the giving or receiving end – when we really wish we had just said “no gifts, please.” Maybe it was an awkward office Secret Santa gift exchange, or a family member who always seems to outdo themselves (and leave you feeling guilty). Or maybe it’s just that you hate clutter and prefer experiences over things.

Whatever the reason, more and more people are saying “no gifts, please” – and it’s totally OK! If you’re thinking about asking for no gifts this holiday season (or anytime), here are a few things to keep in mind: 1. Be specific.

When you tell people not to get you anything, they might still interpret that as meaning they can get you something small. So be specific and say something like “I don’t want any physical gifts this year, but I would love experiences instead like tickets to a show or a voucher for my favourite restaurant.” This way there’s no confusion and everyone knows exactly what you mean.

2. Have a backup plan. If someone insists on getting you a gift despite your request, have a backup plan ready so that they don’t feel like their efforts went to waste. For example, suggest donating to charity in your name instead or getting them something small that won’t add to the clutter in your home.

3. Don’t feel guilty! It’s OK if you don’t want any gifts – nobody should make you feel guilty about it! Remember that it’s your life and your decision; if somebody gets upset about not being able to give you a gift, that’s their problem, not yours.

Stick to your guns and enjoy a clutter-free holiday season!

Another Way to Say in Lieu of Gifts

When it comes to gifts, sometimes it’s better to give than to receive. If you’re looking for a way to show your appreciation without receiving anything in return, try giving a gift in lieu of gifts. This is a great way to show your loved ones how much you care, without getting anything in return.

Here are some ideas for what you can give: -A donation to a charity that is important to the person you are giving the gift to. This could be their favorite charity, or one that is close to their heart.

-A homemade food item. This could be something as simple as cookies or cake, or something more elaborate like a gourmet meal. -Tickets to an event that the person would enjoy.

This could be a concert, play, sporting event, or any other type of event that they would appreciate. -A gift certificate for a service that they would enjoy. This could be for a massage, manicure/pedicure, hair cut/style, etc.

How Do You Ask for Donations Instead of Gifts?

There are a few things to keep in mind when asking for donations instead of gifts. First, be clear about your purpose. Why are you raising money?

What will the donations be used for? Be sure to communicate this clearly to potential donors. Secondly, make it easy for people to donate.

Have a link on your website or social media where they can easily donate. Lastly, show your appreciation. Thank donors for their contributions and let them know how their donation is making an impact.

How Do You Say Please Instead of Gifts?

When it comes to gift giving, it’s always better to give than to receive. But what do you do when you don’t really need or want anything? How do you politely say “no gifts, please” without seeming ungrateful?

Here are a few tips on how to graciously decline gifts: Thank the person for thinking of you. It’s important to be thankful even if you don’t want the gift.

A simple “thank you so much for thinking of me” will suffice. Politely decline the gift. You can say something like, “I appreciate your thoughtfulness but I really don’t need anything right now.”

If the person insists on giving you a gift, try suggesting a donation to a charity in your name instead. Offer an alternative. If declining a physical gift just isn’t possible, offer an alternative such as tickets to an event or a voucher for a service instead.

This way, you still get to choose what you receive and it doesn’t add clutter to your home.

How Do You Ask for Donations Instead of Gifts for Your Wedding?

Your wedding is a special day to celebrate the love between you and your partner. It’s also a time when many couples start their lives together by asking for donations instead of gifts. There are many reasons why couples ask for donations instead of gifts.

Perhaps you’re already living together and don’t need any more household items. Maybe you’re hoping to start a family soon and would like to use the money to help with fertility treatments or adoption costs. Or maybe you just feel strongly about giving back and supporting a cause that’s important to you both.

Whatever your reason, it’s important to be clear about what you’re asking for when making the request. Many couples create a wedding website where they include information about why they’re asking for donations instead of gifts. You can also include this information in your wedding invitations or on cards at your reception.

If you’re not sure how to word your request, there are plenty of resources available online with examples of how others have asked for donations. The most important thing is to be clear, concise, and honest about why this is something that’s important to you as a couple.


In lieu of gifts, the author asks that people donate to her chosen charity this holiday season. She has selected a charity that provides food and necessities to families in need. The author provides a link to the donation page as well as some information about the organization.

She urges her readers to consider donating instead of giving gifts this year.

About the author 

Abrar Hossain

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