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What 12 Common Christmas Gifts Could Provide To Those In Need

Think there's no way you can give back? This holiday season, you might find just how easy it is. Give differently with Plan International USA.

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1. Game Console

One single game console under the family Christmas tree could provide 11 beehives to families in Indonesia, helping them to earn money.
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One single game console under the family Christmas tree could provide 11 beehives to families in Indonesia, helping them to earn money.

2. Slippers

The price of one pair of comfy, suede slippers for Dad could instead provide a family in need with two large bags of seeds to grow food for selling and consumption.
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The price of one pair of comfy, suede slippers for Dad could instead provide a family in need with two large bags of seeds to grow food for selling and consumption.

3. Diamond Ring

A diamond ring in your girlfriend's stocking could mean 22 pigs to jumpstart the economy of one community.
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A diamond ring in your girlfriend's stocking could mean 22 pigs to jumpstart the economy of one community.

4. Board Game

Instead of dropping 25 bucks on a new board game for the kids, use that money to donate a bundle of items for swaddling a newborn, and to help improve infant survival rates in Uganda.
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Instead of dropping 25 bucks on a new board game for the kids, use that money to donate a bundle of items for swaddling a newborn, and to help improve infant survival rates in Uganda.

5. Coffee Brewer

A single coffee brewer for Grandma could mean eight soccer balls that give children in Togo a chance to play.
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A single coffee brewer for Grandma could mean eight soccer balls that give children in Togo a chance to play.

6. Cologne

Provide the funding to train a medical worker in Uganda, where there's only one physician for every 10,000 people, with the money saved on not replacing your husband's cologne this holiday season!
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Provide the funding to train a medical worker in Uganda, where there's only one physician for every 10,000 people, with the money saved on not replacing your husband's cologne this holiday season!

7. Flatscreen TV

Rather than updating the family TV with the latest flatscreen, give 30 schools of fish to the hungry.
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Rather than updating the family TV with the latest flatscreen, give 30 schools of fish to the hungry.

8. Tie

The new tie you get Dad every year could provide an entire tool kit and gardening training to create a family farm in Indonesia.
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The new tie you get Dad every year could provide an entire tool kit and gardening training to create a family farm in Indonesia.

9. Silk Bathrobe

Your wife's comfy winter silk bathrobe could instead provide two girls with emergency hygiene kits to provide basic health necessities in an emergency.
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Your wife's comfy winter silk bathrobe could instead provide two girls with emergency hygiene kits to provide basic health necessities in an emergency.

10. Golf Set

Grandpa's Christmas golf set could purchase six backpacks of school supplies.
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Grandpa's Christmas golf set could purchase six backpacks of school supplies.

11. Tablet

Tell your daughter that instead of buying her that coveted tablet, her gift could instead provide two dairy cows to families who lost their livestock in Typhoon Haiyan.
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Tell your daughter that instead of buying her that coveted tablet, her gift could instead provide two dairy cows to families who lost their livestock in Typhoon Haiyan.

12. Motorcycle

The motorcycle your husband has been begging for could mean refurbishing an entire rural health clinic.
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The motorcycle your husband has been begging for could mean refurbishing an entire rural health clinic.

This holiday season #givedifferently.