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Monday, December 02, 2019

5 Feel-good holiday gift ideas for under $20

Hands Holding a Blue-Wrapped Gift with Gold Bow

Get creative with your holiday presents this year. Make someone’s season brighter and better with gifts that matter. The kinds of gifts that feel good to give. Here are 5 gift options for under $20.

Gift a toy to a child in need

Price: $5-$20

Pepsi-Cola employees in Florence, SC are known for their friendly competition to donate two truckloads of toys to the Marine Corps nonprofit Toys for Tots. There are about 20 dropoff locations in the Carolinas, so it’s easy to do your part, too. All that’s left is picking out a new, unwrapped toy to be distributed to less-fortunate children. Get more details here.

Make paper snowflakes out of Pepsi boxes for a coworker

Price: $4 per 12-pack box

Delight a coworker by stringing snowflakes along their desk.

Get crafty:

  1. (1) Break down a cardboard Pepsi box.
  2. (2) Using scissors, cut medium-sized square strips.
  3. (3) Take one square strip and fold it into a triangle three times.
  4. (4) With a pair of scissors, cut out fun little shapes on the folded edges.
  5. (5) When you’re ready, pull the cardboard open. And behold.

Surprise a stranger with an act of kindness

Price: $0-$2

Pepsi Cares isn’t alone in its ability to make the Carolinas a better place to live, work and play. Take charge. Show kindness to a stranger. Leave a cheerful holiday card on their windshield. Or buy a cold, 12-oz. bottle of Pepsi to hand to someone in passing. Some days, it’s the little gestures that count.

Cook dinner for your significant other

Price: $20

How does a rack of ribs with Sweet & Spicy Pepsi BBQ sauce sound? It all starts with a tablespoon of butter. See how it's done.

Shop for family wish list items

Price: $5-$20

Last holiday season, more than 50 Pepsi Bottling Ventures volunteers took a trip to a Raleigh Walmart to pick up wish list items for families in need. That ranged from cleaning supplies to recreational gifts. The purchases went to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, a nonprofit that works toward ending hunger in Raleigh. Check out your favorite local nonprofit’s website to see if there’s a holiday wish list to help fulfill. Or, consider a donation to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Did you know a $100 gift can support 250 meals? Get five friends to chip in with you for $20 each.

Lastly, don’t forget to leave some Pepsi for Santa. Who says he only drinks milk with his cookies?


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