Thursday, 12 December 2019

Christmas Gift Ideas for the hard to buy for #XmasLinky

As I'm going on holidays next week until the Feb, this will be the last #XmasLinky post, but the link will remain open until the 24th December.

While struggling to buy for people, here's a few ideas that give back in the process:

4Ocean These bracelets remove a pound of trash from the oceans and coastlines for every item sold. It's a great idea and cute little unisex wrist bands. It's US so unfortunately, it makes the $20 a lot more than that at the moment for us. I had initially picked one out for each family member plus some diving friends only to discover the conversion was harsh. I will be watching should our dollar ever rise up to the 75 cents mark...

Passport Ocean gives 15% of each months profits to a marine conservation charity. There are other Whale jewellery makers but check the percentage that goes to the charities. Some only donate 1%.

In the #Buyfromthe Bush there is this gorgeous toy shop, Robyn's Nest for Children (in Moree) but one of the things they sell is this beautiful baby doll.

Little Shop in the CBD of Sydney (top of Martin Place) has great handmade baby gifts (among other things) and gives profits to Sydney Hospital.

Socks for Flocks - a great stocking filler at only $6. Your purchase gives to 200 Bales  (buying bales and grain for famers in the midwest, organised out of Mudgee) and they're cute with many designs. I got them at my Chiro  so keep an eye out! 

Socks for Flocks
Another socks and undies initiative is the Manrags recycling initiative. They have great socks (not tried the men's undies yet) and gift boxed ranges too. They will match up odd socks and send to third world countries for wearing, or break down the sock and make new socks.

Rather than buy them something they don't need, get them a supply of prettily wrapped kitchen towel or toilet paper from Who Gives a Crap. At least you know they'll use it.

If you normally give little gifts to a group - bookclub etc, consider spending the money with a charity instead. I received an email from one of our book group on the day of the party "As I am desperately trying to cut back on stuff this year, well this month, I have just donated to my new favourite charity in lieu of small gifts. I have given a cup for each of us" I really loved this idea, and you can direct the money to a charity that suits the group (all women, education, food etc).

Share your ideas in the  comments below, or if a drough affected business, feel free to plug your website in the comments.

This is a Christmas link up, so add your Christmas themed posts below (other posts will be deleted - I forgot to say that last week, so I let a few non themed post slide).

Happy Christmas everyone. Stay safe and see you next year. May 2020 at least bring some rain and put these fires out.

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