As the holiday season is approaching us, what better way to tell a friend or loved one that you care by buying them a gift that keeps on giving. Gifts that keep on giving can be described as anything that serves more than one purpose. Whether if upon purchase, a percentage of what you pay goes to charity, or maybe an educational gift that can help someone excel in a certain subject. Like the idea? Check out some of our favorite gifts that keep on giving.

Donating to Charity

You can never go wrong when donating your money to charity. Perhaps you are close to someone with cancer? Why not donate to the American Cancer Society? This shows your support for the person by contributing to cancer research.

Toms Shoes

Did you know that when purchasing one pair of Toms Shoes, Toms donates a pair of shoes to a child in need around the world? Pretty cool, and definitely a gift that keeps giving.

A Reusable Water Bottle

Sounds a little silly, but when you think about how useful it may be to protect someone from any potentially hazardous plastics, it’s certainly a great gift! Also, they will be saving a ton of money on bottles of water every year!

Hiker Filling Up Water Bottle

A Coupon Book

Need we say more? Who doesn’t love coupons? You can purchase a couple book for about $20, and you’d be surprised how much saving one can get in there!

Subscription to Netflix

Movies and TV shows on Demand? Yes, please! Netflix is the new cable and anyone would be more than appreciative to receive the gift of a Netflix subscription. They may also choose to cancel their cable to save some money – a gift that gives.

Membership to a zoo or botanical garden.

You can never go wrong with providing someone a membership to a zoo or botanical garden. This is a gift that keeps giving because you’re ultimately contributing to a government funded organization that is a wonderful place for those of all ages to attend.

Panda at the Zoo

Season tickets to a theater or concert series.

Have you seen the tickets for concerts lately? They are soaring, and perhaps you know of a concert coming to town that your friend or loved one would love to attend, but can’t afford it. This makes a great gift every time.


Has someone you know always wanted to take yoga classes? Or maybe a cooking class? Purchasing a gift card or certificate is a great option when giving a gift that keeps on giving.

Gas Gift Card

Who doesn’t need to save money on gas from time to time? Everyone needs gas in their vehicle, and we all would like to save some money. A gas gift card is something everyone can use that serves for more than one purpose.

College Fund Donation

Last, but certainly not least, donating to a college fund. If you know someone who has small children, or perhaps a niece nephew or grandchild – donating to a college fund is an exceptional gift that will keep on giving to a future generation.

Do you know of a gift that keeps on giving this holiday season? Tell us about it in the comments!