Want to give someone you care about a meaningful gift that won't end up in the junk drawer? With the multitudes of gadgets and products out there, it can be hard to find something unique. But don't give up, we have some ideas for you! Whether you’re just beginning your shopping or looking for that last present for a special someone, here are a few unique ideas that will make your loved one smile, while supporting the stunning natural landscapes around us.
|Give the Gift of Land. For the person who already has everything! Introduce our local conservation work to someone special – someone who appreciates the outdoors and the natural world that surrounds us! Years from now you'll be able to walk freely in a protected place and enjoy the benefits of your gift with friends and family.|
|Round up for the Land Trust. REI Bend has designated the Land Trust as their charity of choice this holiday season. While shopping there, you'll have the opportunity to donate to the Deschutes Land Trust when you check out. Consider rounding up your purchase to the nearest dollar, or adding on $5… $10… or more! 100% of your donation will go directly to support land conservation in Central Oregon.|
|Don't go topless! Put a lid on it. Land Trust hats make great gifts! Tan short and long billed hats. Perfect for fishing, hiking, or just keeping the sun out. $15.00 each. To order email Lisa or call 541.330.0017.|
|Take your beloved on a hike in any of your Deschutes Land Trust Community Preserves. One suggestion is to hike or ski the Lake Creek Trail which runs through the Metolius Preserve on its way to Suttle Lake. Other ideas include winter photography at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve or a stunning views of the Three Sisters from Whychus Canyon Preserve. Follow it up with coffee and treats from a local coffee house in Sisters or a special dinner out on the town and you've given them a memory that will last forever.|
For information on more ways to support the Deschutes Land Trust, including gifts of stock and IRA charitable contributions, contact Zak Boone at 541.330.0017.