11 December 2014

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition

Blogger gift guides seem to be a thing now, so I thought I would join on the jolly festive bandwagon. As with most things, I can never do anything the normal way, and the idea of a charity gift guide for those friends and family who have absolutely everything, tickled my fancy.

The basic idea is instead of buying one of those sickly smelling bath sets where half the products are thrown away, and ugly tie that is only trotted out on special occasions, how about you buy a chicken for a suffering family and share the feel-good donation afterglow? Plus there's usually an informative wee reminder card to give the receiver. A gift that keeps on giving - share the love & do a good deed.

A few quick ideas could be;

Christmas e-cards are a quick, easy and environmentally friendly way to send your festive wishes to friends and family – while helping young people escape homelessness at the same time. - See more at: http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.GAcf4Gxv.dpuf
Christmas e-cards are a quick, easy and environmentally friendly way to send your festive wishes to friends and family – while helping young people escape homelessness at the same time. - See more at: http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.GAcf4Gxv.dpuf
Christmas e-cards are a quick, easy and environmentally friendly way to send your festive wishes to friends and family – while helping young people escape homelessness at the same time. - See more at: http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.GAcf4Gxv.dpuf
Centrepoint's mission is tackling youth homelessness and providing young people with a real opportunity to achieve independence. You can donate a meal, a gift box or Christmas e-cards, all quick, easy and environmentally friendly ways to send your festive wishes to friends and family – while helping young people escape homelessness at the same time.

 A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition

Whatever you can afford to give - non-perishables are usually best as the food banks can hold onto them as long as needed without having to refrigerate.

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition

Buy a family a schooldesk, a goat or antibiotics for a sick child - Present Aid
Each Present Aid gift bought will help Christian Aid transform the lives of people in poor communities around the world - helping families in countries such as Ethiopia, Haiti, Bangladesh and many more places in need of support.

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition
providing young people with a real opportunity to achieve independence through Centrepoint's proven approach to tackling youth homelessness. - See more at: http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.q6ssycSQ.dpuf
providing young people with a real opportunity to achieve independence through Centrepoint's proven approach to tackling youth homelessness. - See more at: http://www.centrepointgifts.org.uk/?AppealID=RWA1314GO&PackageID=SA&xtor=SEC-43-GOO-[Generic]-[]-S-[charity%20gifts%20for%20xmas]&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4ehrucKP_ZMJFYwJra8SCLJezCIOlz9KKaRTP3EuZeRoCjPXw_wcB#sthash.q6ssycSQ.dpuf


Buy a family a Chicken, or perhaps a Yak - Save the Children
"Between 1 October and 31 December, whenever you purchase a Wishlist item, the UK government will match your donation pound for pound up to £5 million. That means your gift will have double the value and enableGiftAid to do twice as much for children."

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition


Adopt a an endangered animal - WWF
They're insanely cute, gentle giants (unless you happen to be a bamboo plant) and incredibly under threat. Not only do all profits go to fund the care and protection of your chosen wild animal, your giftee gets their own 'adoption' papers AND a cuddly plush toy version too.

A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition 


A gift guide that keeps on giving - the charity edition

£5, £10, £50 anything that you can spare can go a long way in a small charity, or to a struggling family with barely enough to eat, let alone gifts to give their children during the most gluttonous season of the year.

Just think of Charles Dicken's poor little matchgirl.

Have you any extra ideas as well? Is there a charity or cause close to your heart?

** None of these charities know I'm touting them about!

15 comments :

  1. This is lovely, do I get to keep the panda though?

    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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  2. All lovely ideas :) I ove the idea of the food hampers and I always give a gift to the kids appeal at chrismtas and put a few tins in at the supermarket

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  3. I love these kind of gifts. Every year my aunts gift to us is sponsoring a child for the holidays. It is such fun time picking out toys and an outfit for them, my sisters and I look forward to it each year.

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  4. I'd be up for Panda time-sharing!

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  5. very cool post! nothing better than giving with no thought of receiving!

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  6. There are so many deserving charities - it was hard to pick just a few!

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  7. Well done you! We are off to go and get some shopping this weekend and go to the toy drive at the same time.

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  8. Now THIS is a gift guide I could get on board for. We don't really do Christmas gifts, preferring instead to simply be with each other, but do try to send a little to those who could use it more than us. These all sound really good, I'll check them out!

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  9. Wonderful idea! It is the season for giving, we should remember those less fortunate than ourselves.

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