There are so many Christmas gift guides out there that I thought I would do something a bit different and think outside the box a little, so here are a few ideas for alternative Christmas gifts.
1. Homemade Gifts
I’m a firm believer that giving a gift doesn’t need to be expensive and it truly is the thought that counts and not how much it cost. And think about it, it’s far easier to order something online than it is to put time and effort into making something yourself. Pinterest is a great place to start to look for inspiration. Some of my favourite homemade gift ideas are; cupcakes, bath products, salt dough ornaments, photo albums etc. The possibilities are endless.
2. Christmas Dinner for the Homeless
Why not buy a Chrismas dinner for a homeless person, you can do this via Centre Point at a cost of just £10. Centre Point will then post or email a card to the person you have bought this on behalf of. I think this is such a lovely idea yet so simple!
3. Personalised Gifts
I’m a big fan of personalised items as gifts, it’s such a special touch. You can have pretty much anything personalised these days, jewellery, photo frames, books, wall art etc. I find that Not on the High Street and Etsy are great places to look for beautiful personalised items.
A gift subscription is great as it means the recipient doesn’t just get a gift on Christmas Day but every month for a year! What could be better than that?! There are lots of options out there from magazine subscriptions and beauty boxes to flower subscriptions from Bloom & Wild.
5. Oxfam Gifts
You can get a great range of charity gifts from Oxfam, one which stood out to me was the care for mums and babies gift (£16), which helps Oxfam to press for better and more affordable healthcare.
What could be better than knowing your helping a family living in poverty to live a happier and healthier life? This gift will help provide the means for safe access to water for births and Water and training for new mothers and their communities, enabling them to take care of families. Giving community health centres the means to provide fully trained doctors, midwives or birth attendants.
Thanks for reading.
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