Charities worth donating to, gifts that won't get thrown out and New Year's Eve events of all kinds.
Tis much better to give than to receive—unless of course you’re on the receiving end of something from this list. We’ve got gifts for gals (did someone say she needs a new wallet?); gifts for guys (fedoras are sexy, OK?); and gifts for both (the vibrating sponge for bath time was incredibly intriguing). All of our picks come from small, locally owned stores, which means you’ll be giving back to the community and not some big-box joint. So for those of you still gainfully employed this season (or if you're actually in the 1 percent), here’s a guide to gifts we think are worth your hard-earned cash.
In these tough economic times, donating to nonprofits and charitable organizations seems like the last thing on people’s minds. Yet, sometimes just your presence is enough to make a difference. This year, instead of wasting your day buying frivolous crap at the mall, help make life a little easier for those in need by donating your money or time to a worthy organization.
**Updated with new events! Whether you want to shake your groove thang, stuff your face or keep things low-key, here’s a list to keep handy.