For the person who has everything, a goat and two hens.

A few years ago, my extended family agreed to stop piling on the trinkets and give gifts that would help someone else—a donation to a favourite charity in that person’s honour. World Vision puts out one of my favourite catalogues at this time of year, with gifts specifically designed to help families in need around the world. The gift of a goat, two hens and a rooster provides milk, eggs and cheese for both sustenance and a small business for a family—and, guaranteed, a smile from my aunt who will be receiving this present for Christmas.A goat, two hens and a rooster, $150,