With such a huge variety of gifts you can buy for your children, and many of them are, let’s face it, slightly selfish. I mean, who, apart from us (and our children), actually benefits from the gifts we give them? Why not try giving a gift this year that benefits others? I have a nice little collection of gifts here that have the potential to enrich lives that are not our own.
Oxfam – The Stick Book
(available in Oxfam shops nationally and priced at £7.99)
The Stick Book from Oxfam… the perfect gift for your child this year. It is full of 70 activities that will elevate the humble stick to an amazing toy while provide your child with hours of entertainment.
All profits from the sale of The Stick Book will be used to help Oxfam’s vital work fighting poverty around the world.
Save the Children – Christmas Jumpers
(available from George at Asda and priced at £7-£12)
Okay, so technically Christmas Jumper Day is before Christmas but there’s nothing to say they can’t have one for Christmas too. George at Asda are currently selling a lovely range of children’s jumpers and profits will go to Save the Children.
I’m rather taken with the Deer and Too Cool for Yule myself. You can also check out the complete range online.
Rays of Sunshine Bear
(available from Clintons and priced at £14)
Now for something cute and cuddly; with 20% of sales going directly to Rays of Sunshine, ‘Ray’ the bear, as we’ve named him, is the perfect gift this year. He is beautiful, soft and cuddly.
I know we’re all very taken with him and with the money going to Rays of Sunshine, he will be a ray of sunshine for any child!
Send a Cow – Send a Hen
(available from sendacow.org.uk and priced at £7)
What about a non-physical gift for your child this year? The gift will be the knowledge that they have helped a family in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Uganda or Kenya.
Send a Cow’s Send a Hen gift will provide 1 chicken to a family, providing them with meat and up to 200 eggs per year. Alongside this, they will also learn how to build a chicken house that will keep their hens happy and safe.
Your child will then be the recipient of a gift pack telling them how their gift has helped the family in need.