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Let’s say last night you couldn’t sleep for the panic of having done nothing for the people you want or have (damn organized gift exchanges) to buy presents for this Christmas. Allow me to recommend this post about socially conscious gifts, like donating a goat to a rural family in a developing nation. I originally put it together due to a similar panic around Mother’s Day, but the links are all still valid. Now all I have to do is decide whether my 16-year-old cousin will feel warm and fuzzy and like she gained important perspective or totally shafted if I give her a card that says Merry Christmas: An AIDS orphan has been educated in your name! 

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