I’m flattered that you want to make me smile…
Gifts are never mandatory, but it’s always nice to know someone is thinking about me and wants to put forth a little more effort towards their first impression.
It would be great if you could make a donation to either or both of these organizations. I think their work is very important and focused on actually providing help to those in need as opposed to just enriching the CEO.
If you insist on giving me something more tangible, here are a few ideas. I love to receive souvenirs/mementos that represent the different countries I’m fortunate enough to visit. You also can never go wrong with an e giftcard sent to email@example.com.