Monday, 4 December 2017

Blogmas Day 4 // Charity Gift Ideas

Hello everyone and welcome to day 4 of Blogmas! Like I was saying yesterday, daily blogging is hard and quite time consuming to plan, so I do have lots of these 'little' posts thrown in. So, apologies if you find things like this boring, but there's still lots more to come, I promise!

Christmas is such a magical time of the year, I absolutely love thinking of presents for people and surprising them, and it's just the perfect time of the year to reflect on how truly lucky we are and appreciate life. So, I thought i'd put together a little list on some gift ideas and things to do whilst you're feeling charitable.

Oxfam Unwrapped is a fantastic website where you can buy a variety of different things at loads of different price points. You can buy things like chocolates or you can buy really life changing things, like survival kits and even farmyard animals. I love this website as you can see examples of how the gifts are used and how they'll benefit people all over the world.

- Charity Christmas cards are a great way to contribute if you don't want to buy anyone an actual 'gift'. I've linked to the Paperchase ones as they have so many pretty designs this year and the profits go towards some amazing causes.

- A nice idea which i've seen people doing this year is putting together a small hamper of goods, such as tins of food, sanitary products and items of clothing, and then donating it to a local homeless charity. I love this idea because even if you're on a budget, you can put together a few things which could make a huge difference to someone's Christmas.

- WWF has an amazing 'adopt an animal' scheme, where you can choose an endangered animal to adopt and receive updates on. With some animals you even get a cuddly toy! This is a fab idea for animal lovers and a great way to contribute this Christmas.

If you're on a super tight budget there's things which you can do for free this Christmas which will really make a difference to people's lives. You could give blood or volunteer at a Charity. Age UK has a fab scheme going where you can volunteer to be a 'telephone befriender' where you provide regular support and friendship to an older person via a telephone call, usually only 30 minutes a week.

I hope this has given you some ideas for things to do if you're feeling charitable this Christmas. Sometimes it's easy to take for granted how lucky we really are, so giving something back is really easy to do and also very rewarding. There's so many things you can do regardless of your budget, and every little helps!

I hope you've all had a fabulous day, I can't believe we're already 4 days into Blogmas! I'll see you all tomorrow for another post!


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