Skip the Gifts allows you to collect money for a cause instead of receiving gifts.
It takes about 60 seconds to set up a page to receive gift donations on the site. Gifting cash is just as easy, simply fill out two fields, pay with credit card or paypal and you're done.
The givers declare the gift they skipped to support their friend's cause, so the sentiment behind the gift is preserved.
Everyone feels good, we support people's passions and keep stuff out of landfills.