My family does charitable contributions instead of gifts for Christmas. Tisbest made it fun for my nephews to choose their giving. My mom emailed and called to make sure her donation was given to the correct place and was happy with the customer service. I recommend!!
During our holiday Christmas party at work, I put one of these in each of the goodie bags and received incredibly positive feedback. I know many of my co-workers have decided to make giving these a tradition among their families as a way of helping children learn how to be charitable and kind. Such a pleasure to give out a gift that builds a more positive future generation.
I really like that TisBest is connected with such a diverse number of charitable causes. The charity gift cards were a perfect solution to holiday gift-giving for my family. I have always been reluctant to give them a bunch of stuff they may or may not want, and the gift cards allowed them each to choose charities close to their hearts -- and then I got to see what charities they chose, and they got to leave me little thank-you notes! The whole process was really fun, and it felt good to know we were giving back.
Fantastic concept, great execution. I have always preferred making donations (rather than giving more stuff), but love that the charity gift card allows the gift recipients to choose causes meaningful to them. I have purchased cards for family members and friends with great response, and even had cards customized with personal photos. Loved working with TisBest as part of the giving process!
Great concept and I ordered cards for my family over the holidays.
TisBest is a wonderful way to gift the hard-to-buy-for people on my list. I like the way they can choose to whom the money goes. My sister was especially thrilled.
A wonderful gift giving solution for those that have everything. The photo gift card is especially personal. We have given cards to our friends and family and everyone loves the idea of giving to a charity of their choice. We will continue to use this wonderful service for gift giving. We highly recommend "Tisbest".
We started using TisBest a few years ago for our Christmas gifts to friends and family. It is a way to give to many excellent organizations while also giving to our loved ones. We used to give to one organization in the name of each person, but we prefer this method so that the recipient can choose the final beneficiary of their gift. The method is very slick, easy to understand, and simple. The few times our recipients had a problem TisBest was EXCELLENT helping us to resolve the issue. We will continue to use TisBest as a way to give a gift that keeps on giving.
My family is very lucky. Our needs are met. For the older family members , not only are their needs met but most of their wants are satisfied. I have used charity donations as gifts before. What's so very special and personalized about TisBest, is that recipient chooses the charity.
The process was quite simple. One chooses the amount of the gift. TisBest notifies the recipient by email - really great if you procrastinated - and directives them to the site to choose THIER charity from many,many choices.
My family member was delighted! He also mentioned the ease he experienced.
What a great concept for a non-profit. What do you get for the person who has everything? A TisBest gift card! That way, the recipient can choose one or more charities that are meaningful to him/her/them. I sent one for a 50th birthday gift and another for an engagement gift. Both recipients were thrilled to receive this unique gift. I am so glad that a friend shared this company with me, and now I share it with anyone and everyone!
TisBest gift cards are one of the most amazing ways to say Thank You. I give them as birthday and Christmas gifts as well as for special thank yous to volunteers. Not only does this gift educate the recipients on many charities they wouldn't necessarily come across otherwise, I get an insight into what's important to them when they "spend" the card.
I recently bought two gift cards for birthdays, and they were a success. Shopping was easy, and the recipients enjoyed "spending" their donation dollars. What a nice gift--I really love the idea that my family and friends can donate where they see fit.
I love to give these to nieces and nephews for birthdays to try to balance out the "keeping up with the Joneses" effect and try to get them to think about the world of charities that are out there and that there are others who are less fortunate. I love getting the notification that says what charities they picked and why.
TisBest is THE BEST gift we have ever given a dear family member and her new husband on their wedding day. They were truly "the [individual] who has everything" so as a couple, they had more than enough and are honest enough, and humble enough to realize this.
Giving back is on both their hearts and while they didn't request that donations to charitable organizations be made in their name, I'm certain now it was only because it hadn't occurred to them. They were truly touched and TisBest's customized cards & packaging added a touch of elegance that upheld the esteem we held for this very important day in their lives.
This website makes charitable gift-giving so easy: they've already vetted great charities, they have a nice selection of gift cards, the process is clear and easy to navigate, and it makes transitioning from giving "stuff" to people (that they don't need) to giving them the experience of picking out organizations they want to contribute to fun. I got great positive feedback from gift recipients! Plus, TisBest makes it easy for them to respond to your gift and share what they picked if they want. All-round good design for doing good.
I received a card from a friend 2 years ago and was blown away... I loved the fact that I could go online and personally choose a charity to donate to. It was the perfect gift! I was contacted last year to help get out the word by distributing cards to friends, family and coworkers and jumped at the chance. It was amazing to see people's faces light up when you told them what you were giving them!
What a perfect way to remember/honor friends and family with gifts that provide for those in need. Whether you desire to help people, animals, the environment, this is the perfect way to do so.
TisBest Philanthropy 11/08/2012
Thank you for your kind words! We agree completely. :)
I was first given a Tisbest gift card 3 1/2 years ago. I was inspired and started giving out Tisbest giftcards ever since. They are great for all those people you know that have everything, and don't specificallty want anything. It is a gift to them that does so much good for others. I also started last year giving one to by two young nephews so they can learn about giving during the holiday season not just receiving. I am so glad I received a Tisbest gift card years ago it has changed my gifting ever since.
TisBest Philanthropy 11/08/2012
Wonderful! How fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your gift card so much that you now give them to your family! Thank you so much for sharing your story.
I am a teacher and received a Tisbest giftcard from an advisee when he graduated. I LOVED this gift. I don't need any more mugs, and I really don't need any more books from B&N or coffee from Starbucks. I loved receiving "free money" that I could donate to the charity of my choice. I then turned around and gave a Tisbest giftcard to a friend's daughter for her Bat Mitzvah. What a great concept!
TisBest Philanthropy 11/03/2012
What a fantastic gesture from your student, and how wonderful that you were able to "pay it forward" with the Bat Mitzvah gift!