My charity: water coworkers are wonderful people. On my last day, this glorious stack of inspiring reads awaited me on my desk. The theme: creativity, exploration, travel. I was so touched by the thought that went into the selection, and sentiment of these books. AND, they've been hugely inspiring and helpful the past few months. I recommend you READ THIS ONE IMMEDIATELY! Creative Confidence by David and Tom Kelley. A compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.
2. HOBBY CLUB MEMBERSHIP [NO LONGER EXISTS AS OF SUMMER 2016 - but still a very cool idea]
$12/year (WHAT! JUST $1/month)
Tyler Riewer is a content creator at charity: water. He's also kinda a big deal on Tumblr and is one of the most positive, excitable people I know. He also loves clubs. A lot. He just started this one, and it's sure to be a blast! He is based in NY, but you can participate in the Hobby Club from any location. And he'll email you a gift certificate if you're giving this gift of fun learning.
3. NICELY NOTED SUBSCRIPTION
A one-woman small company based in Austin Three letterpress cards and cute stamps sent to your home every month. I was gifted a one-year subscription for my 30th birthday and I LOVED GETTING THESE EACH MONTH! I always had great cards on hand to remind people in my life that I adore them with a hand-written note. #keephandwrittennotesalive