Did you catch The 7pm Project last night? They ran a story on giving gifts like goats instead of spending billions of dollars on, well, stuff.
I blogged about gifts of Compassion a couple of months ago but I’m more than happy to mention them again because they are a charity and ministry I truly believe in. I also truly believe most of us have more stuff than we could possibly need, while others have barely the necessities. If you are still after a few last minute gifts for hard-to-buy-for rellies, try one of these ideas. Put a Compassion card with a small present for a gift that gives twice. A little something for your relative or friend, and something for someone in true need as well. Isn’t that a win-win situation?
Put together an eggy breakfast pack. Try a ceramic egg crate, a whisk, egg cups and cloth napkins for a sweet and useful gift. Attach your Compassion card for a chicken (or chickens) for a family in need.
Give a gorgeous fruit basket full of this season’s best produce. Wrap up with a large sheet of clear cellophane and tie with a huge ribbon. Alternatively, buy some herb seedlings and plant them in a cute kitchen planter box. Attach a Compassion card for vegetable seeds to either gift.
For a guy who loves his wheels why not give the current UBD or Referdex (or whatever it is called in your state)! Or, you could give a car care kit with waterless wash, chamois, etc in a bucket. Attach the Compassion card for a taxi licence to your gift. Done.
Stationery always makes a fabulous gift because it is useful and needs replacing often! Kikki-k is a favourite of mine, but there are plenty of other wonderful Aussie designers you can buy from online too. Attach a Compassion card for educational supplies that will mean a child can attend school. Education is a true gift indeed.
There are plenty of other gifts, including goats, available on Compassion’s site.