The next time you want to give a child a gift, consider adopting an animal in his or her name. The World Wildlife Fund offers an adopt an animal program. For a gift of only $25, WWF will send you a photo of your chosen species and an adoption certificate as a keepsake. For $50 or more, you get a stuffed animal too. There are 40 animals to choose from - anything from a snow leopard to a clown fish. It's a great way to teach young kids about protecting nature and it gives them a sense of a responsibility. You can get started here.