Over $16 billion is spent during the holiday season on gifts that go unwanted, with the majority of them ending up right in the trash. Charitable organizations like Goodwill, Salvation Army and local charity shops would like nothing more than your unwanted gifts. The reason is simple: You received unwanted gifts in perfect condition, and they can resell those items at a discount and support their good works. New products sell at a premium and more quickly at charity shops. Also consider animal shelters, senior citizen centers, schools, libraries, churches and homeless shelters as places to give. Bonus: It’s also tax-deductible.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION