Best Camping Gear (2020 Review)

Best Camping Gear (2020 Review)

Whether you're pitching a tent in the backyard or vacationing at a state park, having top-rated camping gear certainly comes in handy for these types of outdoor activities. We've reviewed the best camping equipment, from ultra-bright flashlights to cozy sleeping bags,...

Best Sleeping Bags for Camping (2020 Review)

Best Sleeping Bags for Camping (2020 Review)

Imagine you finally get the chance to relax and unwind in the woods on a fun-filled camping adventure with your family. The sun is setting and you’re getting ready to settle in for the evening. You snuggle into your sleeping bag only to discover the giant, gaping hole...

Best Camping Chairs (2020 Review)

Best Camping Chairs (2020 Review)

Camping season is upon us, which means it's time to get your outdoor gear ready. In between pitching a tent, toasting s'mores, and telling ghost stories, you'll inevitably need to take a seat. Size, weight capacity, materials, and overall design all play a part when...

Best Camping Tents (2020 Review)

Best Camping Tents (2020 Review)

We’re so excited to get out into the wilderness for National Parks and Recreation Month! Ghost stories, roasting marshmallows, hiking trails, soaking up the natural beauty all around us in our forests—there’s no better way to celebrate National Parks and Recreation...

Best Black Friday in July Deals 2020

Best Black Friday in July Deals 2020

Retailers promote “Black Friday in July” as a way to attract customers and boost their revenue during the summer season. The best part? You don’t have to stand in line or brave wild crowds to access these mid-year Black Friday in July online shopping deals.

Naturalist For You: Nonprofit Spotlight

Naturalist For You: Nonprofit Spotlight

Naturalist for You is a nonprofit working out of Southern California that connects people with natural resources in their communities. The organization accomplishes this in countless ways through tours, workshops, and K-12 field trips.

Best Made in the USA Boots (2020 Guide)

Best Made in the USA Boots (2020 Guide)

Whether you need rain boots or work boots – you want made in the USA boots. This list of boots we’ve curated has everything that you’re looking for.

Best Made in the USA Bandanas (2020 Guide)

Best Made in the USA Bandanas (2020 Guide)

Whether you’re looking at the typical paisley design or you want to get a little wild with your choices, you’ll find that there are a lot of great looking made in the USA bandanas!

Best Made in the USA Jeans (2020 Guide)

Best Made in the USA Jeans (2020 Guide)

Jeans are as American as apple pie. Most people wear denim jeans fairly regularly, but because of costs, not all jeans are made in the USA. Brands like Levi have started to send all of their work overseas with the thought of maximizing profits. Thankfully, there are...

Best Made in the USA Belts (2020 Guide)

Best Made in the USA Belts (2020 Guide)

If you have a good pair of jeans or work pants, then you want to ensure that you have a dress belt to go with them. Find the best made in the USA belts here.

Best Made in the USA Watches (2020 Guide)

Best Made in the USA Watches (2020 Guide)

So, which American-made watches are designed to keep up with the times – and the time? Here’s a look at some of the most popular made in the USA watches currently on the market.

Best Made in the USA Clothing (2020 Guide)

Best Made in the USA Clothing (2020 Guide)

Brands like Todd Shelton, American Giant and All American Clothing Co. are well-known, but made in the USA clothing from smaller, lesser known companies need support too. Here are a few options from brands creating a range of American-made clothing.

Best Made in the USA Gifts (2020 Guide)

Best Made in the USA Gifts (2020 Guide)

With every purchase of the made in the USA gifts below, you will be supporting U.S. employment, fair working conditions and the environment, to name a few things. Shopping that feels good!

Best 4th of July Sales in 2020

Best 4th of July Sales in 2020

4th of July Sales offer some of the best deals on appliances, mattresses, electronics, summer apparel, and outdoor gear. We’ve put together this list to help you celebrate the best savings!

National Black Justice Coalition: Nonprofit Spotlight

National Black Justice Coalition: Nonprofit Spotlight

America’s journey towards equality for all people has been long and winding, and continues to be. We are diverse. And in too many ways, it’s clear we’re still working to completely honor that. But there’s also diversity within the diversity, such as LGBTQ+ people in...

Best Birthday Gifts for Teen Girls (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts for Teen Girls (2020 Guide)

Teenage girls may be one of the hardest groups of people to buy birthday gifts for. You want to get gifts that are appropriate for their age while also making sure it’s actually cool. With changing trends that come and go faster than ever, finding the perfect gifts...

Best Birthday Gifts for Teen Boys (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts for Teen Boys (2020 Guide)

Teenage boys can be intimidating to shop for because you can’t read their minds (thankfully), and following their wish lists will take some of the fun out of getting them great birthday gifts. Difficulty in deciphering which pair of headphones teen boys are into or if...

Best Birthday Gifts for Dad (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts for Dad (2020 Guide)

When it’s time celebrate dad and another year of his life, it’s time to show him how much he means to you. Get inspired with these birthday gifts for dad!

Best Birthday Gifts for Mom (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts for Mom (2020 Guide)

While it’s great to let your mom know you think she is the best mom in the whole world, her birthday isn’t about being a mom, it’s about her being alive and how much you appreciate all she has done for you! While keepsakes and cutting boards are great gifts, she...

Best Birthday Gifts for Grandpa (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts for Grandpa (2020 Guide)

Grandkids are used to the challenge of finding gifts for grandpa. After all, countless years of Christmas, birthday and Father’s Day gifts have resulted in pretty much the same coffee mug, picture frame or funny t-shirt. Grandpa has everything, so what exactly is a...

Best Birthday Gifts for a Best Friend (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts for a Best Friend (2020 Guide)

You would think that when the BFF’s birthday rolls around, you will know exactly what to get them. After all you know everything about them, until you realize they either have everything they want or need, or you refuse to get them another wine glass or birthstone...

Best Birthday Gifts for Her (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts for Her (2020 Guide)

Searching for the perfect birthday present seems to get harder every year, as more and more gift ideas get added to an already massive amount of readily available products. With the large amount of options, it’s not that there aren’t good gifts out there, the real...

Best Birthday Gifts for Him (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts for Him (2020 Guide)

The time has come. Just like Father’s Day, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, the special men in your life have said that they don’t want anything for their birthday. Choosing birthday gifts for the men in your life can seem like an insurmountable challenge, but rest...

Best Birthday Gifts for Grandma (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts for Grandma (2020 Guide)

Does it seem like it’s harder for grandkids to find birthday gifts for grandma that aren’t a family tree or cutting board? Do a quick Google search for “birthday gifts for grandma”. Seriously do it. You’ll find stereotypical gifts and tacky presents that your...

Best Birthday Gifts (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts (2020 Guide)

When it’s the birthday of a family member, best friend or significant other, buying them a gift is your chance to show them how much you care while also unleashing your creativity. You want to get them the perfect gift that brings a smile to their face, but it’s not...

Best Gifts for Cat Lovers (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Cat Lovers (2020 Guide)

Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift for a cat lover—a family member, partner or significant other, friend, or colleague?  We’ve got you covered with the purrrfect gifts for that very special feline fan in your life! What are the Best Gifts for Cat Lovers in...

Best Funny Cat Gifts (2020 Guide)

Best Funny Cat Gifts (2020 Guide)

We have compiled a list of all the best funny cat gifts for for the cat lover in your life. Cats and their owners will love these!

17 LGBTQ Organizations to Donate to for Pride Month

17 LGBTQ Organizations to Donate to for Pride Month

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided a gay bar at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. But patrons of the bar and neighboring citizens fought back, rioting and protesting for six days. Today, many remember the “Stonewall Riots” as the catalyst for...

Best Outdoor Patio Umbrellas (2020 Guide)

Best Outdoor Patio Umbrellas (2020 Guide)

Throw some shade this summer and elevate your space with a new outdoor patio umbrella! Whether you are entertaining guests or just relaxing outdoors, an umbrella is a must-have in your outdoor dining or lounging area. Patio umbrellas not only provide comfort and...

How to Get Your Best DIY Pedicure

How to Get Your Best DIY Pedicure

Are you more of a cherry red or a millennial pink? A pool blue or a neon peach? (With the rainbow nails trend perfectly on point for Pride month, do you even need to choose?) There’s something so uplifting about a pop of color on your toes. And with warm weather...

Best Foundation for Acne Prone Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Acne Prone Skin (2020 Guide)

No matter the skin tone, foundation can be a double-edged sword for people that deal with acne. You want to cover up imperfections, but every foundation you’ve tried so far has left your face with a shine that only leads to more breakouts. Though you may not believe...

Best Foundation for Combination Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Combination Skin (2020 Guide)

The Best Foundation for Combination Skin that Work Other skin types don’t truly appreciate the predicament of people with combination skin. Sometimes your skin is oily, other times it’s dry. Most of the time, it’s both. Needless to say, finding the right foundation is...

Best Foundation for Dry Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Dry Skin (2020 Guide)

When you have a dry complexion, the best foundations on the market can make your skin look off if the texture is incompatible. The wrong base can show flakes, highlight your peach fuzz or lodge into fine lines, resulting in skin that is patchy and uneven. If you don’t...

Best Foundation for Mature Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Mature Skin (2020 Guide)

Your skin changes with age. Thankfully, for many people, acne and oily skin are battles you no longer have to fight, but unfortunately, skin battles don’t end when your 20s do. Wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots are common issues for mature skin and they require...

Best Foundation for Sensitive Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Sensitive Skin (2020 Guide)

It’s no wonder people with sensitive skin have nightmares about finding the perfect foundation. Try the wrong formula and you may get hives, irritation, breakouts or redness not to mention the loss of a substantial amount of money. While a lot of foundations love to...

Best Foundation for Pale Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Pale Skin (2020 Guide)

Women with pale skin tones know the struggle that comes with finding the right foundation shade. While some people may think it should be a fairly easy task (just pick the lightest color, right?), beauty companies, for some reason, decided that all fair-skinned women...

Best Foundations for Dark Skin Tones (2020 Guide)

Best Foundations for Dark Skin Tones (2020 Guide)

Choosing the right foundation requires a lot of trial and error; and that’s before taking dark skin tones into consideration. For many years, the beauty industry has underserved women of color with darker skin tones, but thankfully, that has changed. Gone are the days...

Best Natural Foundations (2020 Guide)

Best Natural Foundations (2020 Guide)

Natural makeup is a phrase that can be tricky and a bit confusing to navigate. While there’s no agreed upon definition of what it means to be a natural makeup, there’s no way to get around the fact that beauty consumers want their makeup bags to carry products that...

Best Foundations for All Skin Types (2020 Guide)

Best Foundations for All Skin Types (2020 Guide)

Makeup can hide broken capillaries and blemishes, give you a brighter, more youthful appearance, give you the dramatic beauty look that perfectly complements an outfit or simply make you feel like a rock star on your way to the school, work or the bank. Whatever the...

Black Lives Matter Resources: Get Educated & Take Action

Black Lives Matter Resources: Get Educated & Take Action

I’ve come to realize that the single most impactful way to fight racism is to start with myself to learn about anti-racism. Please use these Black Lives Matter resources we’ve put together to help fight against racial injustice.

Best Foundations for Oily Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundations for Oily Skin (2020 Guide)

Having ultra-dewy skin may be the latest trend, but where does that leave those with oily skin who often look like a glazed donut by afternoon? Finding a foundation that stays in place all day and keeps the oil in check without making you look like you’ve dunked your...

Best Grill Brands Review 2020

Best Grill Brands Review 2020

With Memorial Day weekend in the rearview mirror, it’s officially grilling season. Whether you’re trying to make sizzling steaks and salmon, or just hoping to keep your summer outdoor cooking environmentally friendly, you have to start at the same place: choosing the...

10 Best Gas Grills (2020 Review)

10 Best Gas Grills (2020 Review)

The warm weather is upon us and now is the time to get ready for cookouts, entertaining, and enjoying the great outdoors. A great grill for outdoor cooking is a summer essential.  Depending on your needs and cooking preferences, there are several different types...

9 Best Charcoal Grills (2020 Review)

9 Best Charcoal Grills (2020 Review)

From the aroma of freshly-lit coals to epic family get-togethers, nothing says summer's finally here more than a good old fashioned BBQ. In grilling circles, there's a long-standing, heated debate about which is better: charcoal or gas grills. Both have their pros and...

2020 Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

2020 Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s time to honor, thank, and celebrate the important men in your life. If you’ve already gifted the usual suspects (coffee cup, tie, and wallet) and need a little inspiration to awaken your creative juices, we are here to help with 14 gift ideas Dad will love!

Mindfulness First: Nonprofit Spotlight

Mindfulness First: Nonprofit Spotlight

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and Giving Assistant is shining a light on mental health nonprofits like Mindfulness First: an organization working hard to improve the mental health and wellbeing of America’s students and teachers. Learn more about mindfulness,...

Best Gifts for Grandparents (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Grandparents (2020 Guide)

With the gift ideas below, you’ll find unique gifts that perfectly balance thoughtfulness and practicality. Whichever you decide, your grandparents will love it.

Best Gifts for Sisters (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Sisters (2020 Guide)

Having a sister may not have been the easiest when you were growing up and probably still isn’t now, but you can’t imagine life with her. She may have been the best friend you shared every secret with or the only person who has ever seen you cry during the Lion King,...

Best Gifts for Brothers (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Brothers (2020 Guide)

Late night hangouts, family road trips and childhood antics have bonded you with your brother for life. After everything you’ve been through together, you’re thankful that he’s always by your side, even if you suspect that he might actually be the favorite child....

Best Gifts for Parents (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Parents (2020 Guide)

Few things are worse than seeing a gift you put time into choosing fall flat; that feeling is even worse when it’s your parents (or your partner’s parents) who are the ones doing their best impression of people who are happy with what they’ve received. Every year it...

Best Gifts for Cousins (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Cousins (2020 Guide)

There’s no doubt that cousins are usually the coolest family members, especially when you are close in age. Cousins are more like your best friends that you are luckily related to. You probably couldn’t wait to see them on Christmas, Thanksgiving or your birthday when...

Best Gifts for Uncles (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Uncles (2020 Guide)

Everyone knows that uncles are the cooler version of dads, and for the really lucky nieces and nephews out there, when you have a good bond with an uncle, it can feel as if you have a second father. Uncles are great to kick back with over a weekend, have a heart to...

Best Gifts for Niece (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Niece (2020 Guide)

Being an aunt or uncle is undeniably one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. Not only do you get to teach the nieces awesome things their parents won’t, you also get to shop for them. Giving uncle and aunt gifts to your niece is a magical feeling that is...

Best Gifts for Nephews (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Nephews (2020 Guide)

Your nephew is your little buddy who you love to spoil (with sibling permission, of course), but sometimes it can feel like they get the short end of the stick when it comes to cool Christmas gifts. Do a quick search and you will see some of the coolest gift ideas...

Best Home Gym Equipment (2020 Review)

Best Home Gym Equipment (2020 Review)

Stay-at-home orders, closed gyms and recreation centers, and a general lack of physical activity has forced many of us to rethink how to maintain our health and fitness. As a result, many have developed at-home fitness routines.  In this article, we will provide...

Best Meal Kit Delivery Services (2020 Review)

Best Meal Kit Delivery Services (2020 Review)

Are you sick of eating the same three or four meals while staying at home, or feel discouraged that you can’t find your favorite items at the grocery store? Run out of ideas for what to make for dinner (or want to give takeout a break)? A meal kit delivery service is...

Best Pet Food Delivery Services (2020 Review)

Best Pet Food Delivery Services (2020 Review)

Are you tired of lugging bags of kibble? Do fresh, pre-cooked meals ease Spot's allergies? Pet food delivery can solve a lot of issues, save time, and just make life much easier—especially when one-stop shopping allows you to skip trips to the pet store altogether....

Best Family Gifts (2020 Guide)

Best Family Gifts (2020 Guide)

Gift shopping for family can be tough, much tougher than buying something for a coworker or favorite teacher. Get the best family gifts here!

Best Memorial Day Sales 2020

Best Memorial Day Sales 2020

Hot Memorial Day Deals are happening now! Best Buy, Dell, Home Depot, Lowes and more! Curbside pick up available!

Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Any Budget (2020 Guide)

Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Any Budget (2020 Guide)

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the Queen Bees in your life and show appreciation for the love, guidance, and strength they represent. While bouquets of flowers, chocolates, and handmade cards often take center stage, there are many other thoughtful gift-giving ideas that still say “I love you, Mom”. As you take time to recognize some of the most important females in your circle, you may want to consider some of the following Giving Assistant-approved Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Save Big, Give Back at Wayfair

Save Big, Give Back at Wayfair

Shop with Wayfair and support Feeding America, up to 7% donation. Up to 80% Off Select Products, 10% of profits will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 response fund!

Caitlin’s Smiles: Nonprofit Spotlight

Caitlin’s Smiles: Nonprofit Spotlight

Giving Assistant is shining a light on Caitlin’s Smiles, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit inspired by a little girl who, throughout a 3 ½-year-long battle with brain cancer, found joy in creating art.

3 Ways to Virtual Volunteer From Home

3 Ways to Virtual Volunteer From Home

It's National Volunteer Week, yet many of us are confined to our own homes honoring the shelter in place orders. We are watching the front-line workers devoting hours to feeding people, delivering goods, saving lives, and possibly risking their own. This leaves many...

Best Recycled Drinking Glasses (2020 Guide)

Best Recycled Drinking Glasses (2020 Guide)

Whether you have a fondness for martini glasses or depend on simple drinking glasses for daily use, glassware is an essential household item. Give these recycled drinking glasses a try!

Best Eco-friendly Flip Flops (2020 Guide)

Best Eco-friendly Flip Flops (2020 Guide)

Out of the many kinds of environmentally friendly shoes available, flips flops have the largest variety, by far. There are vegan styles made using recycled hemp, cork and plastic and eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester and natural rubber. It’s great to have...

Best Eco-friendly Sunglasses (2020 Guide)

Best Eco-friendly Sunglasses (2020 Guide)

It’s inspiring to see the number of sustainable eco-friendly sunglasses now available that provide great protection and look amazing. Find your next pair here!

Save Big During Harvey Nichols Spring Sale (2020)

Save Big During Harvey Nichols Spring Sale (2020)

The Spring Harvey Nichols sale is on now! Anyone working on their spring closet “edit” has to get in on this—especially if you’re looking to replace your old clothes with both timeless “capsule” pieces, and some high-end trend-setters. Shop must-have designer fashion...

12 Best Alcohol Delivery Services (Review 2020)

12 Best Alcohol Delivery Services (Review 2020)

Craving a good drink but can’t go to the bar? An alcohol delivery service would come in handy, and we’ve got you covered with this guide to 12 of the best options out there. Craft beer, liquor, and plenty of great wine — it’s all available with a few clicks. Pair this...

Best Eco-Friendly Straw Alternatives (2020 Guide)

Best Eco-Friendly Straw Alternatives (2020 Guide)

In the U.S. alone, 500 million straws are used daily, adding to the 8 million tons of plastic flowing into the oceans yearly, which continues to have a devastating effect on the world’s marine life. There are some people who need straws, such as those who are...

Best Sustainable Swimwear Brands (2020 Guide)

Best Sustainable Swimwear Brands (2020 Guide)

Fast fashion uses plastics like Lycra, polyester and polyamide (nylon), to churn out massive amounts of swimwear, more than consumers could ever buy. This has resulted in record amounts of clothing waste, not to mention cheap labor and C02 emissions – all of which are...

Best Eco-Friendly Sunscreens For All Ages (2020 Guide)

Best Eco-Friendly Sunscreens For All Ages (2020 Guide)

Everyone knows how important sunscreen is for the protection of our skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays, but unfortunately, for all the good sunscreen does, it is also can damage the environment. Oxybenzone and octinoxate, two common ingredients used in chemical...

Best Organic Cotton T-Shirts (2020 Guide)

Best Organic Cotton T-Shirts (2020 Guide)

T-shirts are easy to toss on for a casual day at the beach or to dress up for a night out with friends. They come in a wide range of colors and designs and are one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing for many people. Unfortunately, t-shirts are typically made...

Best Streaming Services (2020 Review + Staff Picks)

Best Streaming Services (2020 Review + Staff Picks)

We’ve put together a list of 9 of the best streaming services available for movies and TV. From classic and current hit movies to sports, nature docs, and your favorite shows, there’s something perfect for everyone.

The 5 Best Spring Black Friday Deals Happening Now

The 5 Best Spring Black Friday Deals Happening Now

It's finally Spring! That means warmer weather, spring flowers, and lots of home and garden Spring Black Friday deals! This Spring, Giving Assistant is encouraging all shoppers to Shop to Give when purchasing online. If you are able, please consider donating your free...

Best Camping Gear (2020 Review)

Best Camping Gear (2020 Review)

Whether you're pitching a tent in the backyard or vacationing at a state park, having top-rated camping gear certainly comes in handy for these types of outdoor activities. We've reviewed the best camping equipment, from ultra-bright flashlights to cozy sleeping bags,...

Best Sleeping Bags for Camping (2020 Review)

Best Sleeping Bags for Camping (2020 Review)

Imagine you finally get the chance to relax and unwind in the woods on a fun-filled camping adventure with your family. The sun is setting and you’re getting ready to settle in for the evening. You snuggle into your sleeping bag only to discover the giant, gaping hole...

Best Camping Chairs (2020 Review)

Best Camping Chairs (2020 Review)

Camping season is upon us, which means it's time to get your outdoor gear ready. In between pitching a tent, toasting s'mores, and telling ghost stories, you'll inevitably need to take a seat. Size, weight capacity, materials, and overall design all play a part when...

Best Camping Tents (2020 Review)

Best Camping Tents (2020 Review)

We’re so excited to get out into the wilderness for National Parks and Recreation Month! Ghost stories, roasting marshmallows, hiking trails, soaking up the natural beauty all around us in our forests—there’s no better way to celebrate National Parks and Recreation...

Best Black Friday in July Deals 2020

Best Black Friday in July Deals 2020

Retailers promote “Black Friday in July” as a way to attract customers and boost their revenue during the summer season. The best part? You don’t have to stand in line or brave wild crowds to access these mid-year Black Friday in July online shopping deals.

Best 4th of July Sales in 2020

Best 4th of July Sales in 2020

4th of July Sales offer some of the best deals on appliances, mattresses, electronics, summer apparel, and outdoor gear. We’ve put together this list to help you celebrate the best savings!

Best Birthday Gifts (2020 Guide)

Best Birthday Gifts (2020 Guide)

When it’s the birthday of a family member, best friend or significant other, buying them a gift is your chance to show them how much you care while also unleashing your creativity. You want to get them the perfect gift that brings a smile to their face, but it’s not...

Best Outdoor Patio Umbrellas (2020 Guide)

Best Outdoor Patio Umbrellas (2020 Guide)

Throw some shade this summer and elevate your space with a new outdoor patio umbrella! Whether you are entertaining guests or just relaxing outdoors, an umbrella is a must-have in your outdoor dining or lounging area. Patio umbrellas not only provide comfort and...

How to Get Your Best DIY Pedicure

How to Get Your Best DIY Pedicure

Are you more of a cherry red or a millennial pink? A pool blue or a neon peach? (With the rainbow nails trend perfectly on point for Pride month, do you even need to choose?) There’s something so uplifting about a pop of color on your toes. And with warm weather...

Best Foundation for Acne Prone Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Acne Prone Skin (2020 Guide)

No matter the skin tone, foundation can be a double-edged sword for people that deal with acne. You want to cover up imperfections, but every foundation you’ve tried so far has left your face with a shine that only leads to more breakouts. Though you may not believe...

Best Foundation for Combination Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Combination Skin (2020 Guide)

The Best Foundation for Combination Skin that Work Other skin types don’t truly appreciate the predicament of people with combination skin. Sometimes your skin is oily, other times it’s dry. Most of the time, it’s both. Needless to say, finding the right foundation is...

Best Foundation for Dry Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Dry Skin (2020 Guide)

When you have a dry complexion, the best foundations on the market can make your skin look off if the texture is incompatible. The wrong base can show flakes, highlight your peach fuzz or lodge into fine lines, resulting in skin that is patchy and uneven. If you don’t...

Best Foundation for Mature Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Mature Skin (2020 Guide)

Your skin changes with age. Thankfully, for many people, acne and oily skin are battles you no longer have to fight, but unfortunately, skin battles don’t end when your 20s do. Wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots are common issues for mature skin and they require...

Best Foundation for Sensitive Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Sensitive Skin (2020 Guide)

It’s no wonder people with sensitive skin have nightmares about finding the perfect foundation. Try the wrong formula and you may get hives, irritation, breakouts or redness not to mention the loss of a substantial amount of money. While a lot of foundations love to...

Best Foundation for Pale Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundation for Pale Skin (2020 Guide)

Women with pale skin tones know the struggle that comes with finding the right foundation shade. While some people may think it should be a fairly easy task (just pick the lightest color, right?), beauty companies, for some reason, decided that all fair-skinned women...

Best Foundations for Dark Skin Tones (2020 Guide)

Best Foundations for Dark Skin Tones (2020 Guide)

Choosing the right foundation requires a lot of trial and error; and that’s before taking dark skin tones into consideration. For many years, the beauty industry has underserved women of color with darker skin tones, but thankfully, that has changed. Gone are the days...

Best Natural Foundations (2020 Guide)

Best Natural Foundations (2020 Guide)

Natural makeup is a phrase that can be tricky and a bit confusing to navigate. While there’s no agreed upon definition of what it means to be a natural makeup, there’s no way to get around the fact that beauty consumers want their makeup bags to carry products that...

Best Foundations for All Skin Types (2020 Guide)

Best Foundations for All Skin Types (2020 Guide)

Makeup can hide broken capillaries and blemishes, give you a brighter, more youthful appearance, give you the dramatic beauty look that perfectly complements an outfit or simply make you feel like a rock star on your way to the school, work or the bank. Whatever the...

Best Foundations for Oily Skin (2020 Guide)

Best Foundations for Oily Skin (2020 Guide)

Having ultra-dewy skin may be the latest trend, but where does that leave those with oily skin who often look like a glazed donut by afternoon? Finding a foundation that stays in place all day and keeps the oil in check without making you look like you’ve dunked your...

Best Grill Brands Review 2020

Best Grill Brands Review 2020

With Memorial Day weekend in the rearview mirror, it’s officially grilling season. Whether you’re trying to make sizzling steaks and salmon, or just hoping to keep your summer outdoor cooking environmentally friendly, you have to start at the same place: choosing the...

10 Best Gas Grills (2020 Review)

10 Best Gas Grills (2020 Review)

The warm weather is upon us and now is the time to get ready for cookouts, entertaining, and enjoying the great outdoors. A great grill for outdoor cooking is a summer essential.  Depending on your needs and cooking preferences, there are several different types...

9 Best Charcoal Grills (2020 Review)

9 Best Charcoal Grills (2020 Review)

From the aroma of freshly-lit coals to epic family get-togethers, nothing says summer's finally here more than a good old fashioned BBQ. In grilling circles, there's a long-standing, heated debate about which is better: charcoal or gas grills. Both have their pros and...

2020 Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

2020 Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s time to honor, thank, and celebrate the important men in your life. If you’ve already gifted the usual suspects (coffee cup, tie, and wallet) and need a little inspiration to awaken your creative juices, we are here to help with 14 gift ideas Dad will love!

Mindfulness First: Nonprofit Spotlight

Mindfulness First: Nonprofit Spotlight

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and Giving Assistant is shining a light on mental health nonprofits like Mindfulness First: an organization working hard to improve the mental health and wellbeing of America’s students and teachers. Learn more about mindfulness,...

Best Gifts for Sisters (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Sisters (2020 Guide)

Having a sister may not have been the easiest when you were growing up and probably still isn’t now, but you can’t imagine life with her. She may have been the best friend you shared every secret with or the only person who has ever seen you cry during the Lion King,...

Best Gifts for Brothers (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Brothers (2020 Guide)

Late night hangouts, family road trips and childhood antics have bonded you with your brother for life. After everything you’ve been through together, you’re thankful that he’s always by your side, even if you suspect that he might actually be the favorite child....

Best Gifts for Parents (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Parents (2020 Guide)

Few things are worse than seeing a gift you put time into choosing fall flat; that feeling is even worse when it’s your parents (or your partner’s parents) who are the ones doing their best impression of people who are happy with what they’ve received. Every year it...

Best Gifts for Cousins (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Cousins (2020 Guide)

There’s no doubt that cousins are usually the coolest family members, especially when you are close in age. Cousins are more like your best friends that you are luckily related to. You probably couldn’t wait to see them on Christmas, Thanksgiving or your birthday when...

Best Gifts for Uncles (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Uncles (2020 Guide)

Everyone knows that uncles are the cooler version of dads, and for the really lucky nieces and nephews out there, when you have a good bond with an uncle, it can feel as if you have a second father. Uncles are great to kick back with over a weekend, have a heart to...

Best Gifts for Niece (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Niece (2020 Guide)

Being an aunt or uncle is undeniably one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. Not only do you get to teach the nieces awesome things their parents won’t, you also get to shop for them. Giving uncle and aunt gifts to your niece is a magical feeling that is...

Best Gifts for Nephews (2020 Guide)

Best Gifts for Nephews (2020 Guide)

Your nephew is your little buddy who you love to spoil (with sibling permission, of course), but sometimes it can feel like they get the short end of the stick when it comes to cool Christmas gifts. Do a quick search and you will see some of the coolest gift ideas...

Best Home Gym Equipment (2020 Review)

Best Home Gym Equipment (2020 Review)

Stay-at-home orders, closed gyms and recreation centers, and a general lack of physical activity has forced many of us to rethink how to maintain our health and fitness. As a result, many have developed at-home fitness routines.  In this article, we will provide...

Best Meal Kit Delivery Services (2020 Review)

Best Meal Kit Delivery Services (2020 Review)

Are you sick of eating the same three or four meals while staying at home, or feel discouraged that you can’t find your favorite items at the grocery store? Run out of ideas for what to make for dinner (or want to give takeout a break)? A meal kit delivery service is...

Best Pet Food Delivery Services (2020 Review)

Best Pet Food Delivery Services (2020 Review)

Are you tired of lugging bags of kibble? Do fresh, pre-cooked meals ease Spot's allergies? Pet food delivery can solve a lot of issues, save time, and just make life much easier—especially when one-stop shopping allows you to skip trips to the pet store altogether....

Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Any Budget (2020 Guide)

Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Any Budget (2020 Guide)

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the Queen Bees in your life and show appreciation for the love, guidance, and strength they represent. While bouquets of flowers, chocolates, and handmade cards often take center stage, there are many other thoughtful gift-giving ideas that still say “I love you, Mom”. As you take time to recognize some of the most important females in your circle, you may want to consider some of the following Giving Assistant-approved Mother’s Day gift ideas.

3 Ways to Virtual Volunteer From Home

3 Ways to Virtual Volunteer From Home

It's National Volunteer Week, yet many of us are confined to our own homes honoring the shelter in place orders. We are watching the front-line workers devoting hours to feeding people, delivering goods, saving lives, and possibly risking their own. This leaves many...

Best Eco-friendly Flip Flops (2020 Guide)

Best Eco-friendly Flip Flops (2020 Guide)

Out of the many kinds of environmentally friendly shoes available, flips flops have the largest variety, by far. There are vegan styles made using recycled hemp, cork and plastic and eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester and natural rubber. It’s great to have...

Save Big During Harvey Nichols Spring Sale (2020)

Save Big During Harvey Nichols Spring Sale (2020)

The Spring Harvey Nichols sale is on now! Anyone working on their spring closet “edit” has to get in on this—especially if you’re looking to replace your old clothes with both timeless “capsule” pieces, and some high-end trend-setters. Shop must-have designer fashion...

12 Best Alcohol Delivery Services (Review 2020)

12 Best Alcohol Delivery Services (Review 2020)

Craving a good drink but can’t go to the bar? An alcohol delivery service would come in handy, and we’ve got you covered with this guide to 12 of the best options out there. Craft beer, liquor, and plenty of great wine — it’s all available with a few clicks. Pair this...

Best Eco-Friendly Straw Alternatives (2020 Guide)

Best Eco-Friendly Straw Alternatives (2020 Guide)

In the U.S. alone, 500 million straws are used daily, adding to the 8 million tons of plastic flowing into the oceans yearly, which continues to have a devastating effect on the world’s marine life. There are some people who need straws, such as those who are...

Best Sustainable Swimwear Brands (2020 Guide)

Best Sustainable Swimwear Brands (2020 Guide)

Fast fashion uses plastics like Lycra, polyester and polyamide (nylon), to churn out massive amounts of swimwear, more than consumers could ever buy. This has resulted in record amounts of clothing waste, not to mention cheap labor and C02 emissions – all of which are...

Best Eco-Friendly Sunscreens For All Ages (2020 Guide)

Best Eco-Friendly Sunscreens For All Ages (2020 Guide)

Everyone knows how important sunscreen is for the protection of our skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays, but unfortunately, for all the good sunscreen does, it is also can damage the environment. Oxybenzone and octinoxate, two common ingredients used in chemical...

Best Organic Cotton T-Shirts (2020 Guide)

Best Organic Cotton T-Shirts (2020 Guide)

T-shirts are easy to toss on for a casual day at the beach or to dress up for a night out with friends. They come in a wide range of colors and designs and are one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing for many people. Unfortunately, t-shirts are typically made...

The 5 Best Spring Black Friday Deals Happening Now

The 5 Best Spring Black Friday Deals Happening Now

It's finally Spring! That means warmer weather, spring flowers, and lots of home and garden Spring Black Friday deals! This Spring, Giving Assistant is encouraging all shoppers to Shop to Give when purchasing online. If you are able, please consider donating your free...