Alternative Christmas Gift Guide

Photo Credit: Shannon Henriksen Unsplash

Photo Credit: Shannon Henriksen Unsplash

Alternative Christmas gift ideas

Looking for some Christmas shopping ideas? Something a little different?  I’ve come up with some great alternative gift ideas.  Ideas that don’t cost much, gifts that give something back to communities and charities. Voucher ideas and something for those ‘hard to buy for’ young girls.

Shop Local

Shop local and support independent business. Tempting as it is to head to the city centre, instead think local. It’s good to see an eclectic range of independent stores on our high streets, supporting them supports the local community and keeps our high streets thriving.

Christmas Fairs

Find smaller makers on stalls at local fairs. Keep an eye out, many churches, and primary school have a Christmas fairs which are fun for all the family and support small local crafters.

Charity

Rather than spend on a family, sponsor a child this Christmas from as little as 65p a day, you can support a vulnerable child in a developing country via Action Aid, giving something extremely special that will literally change lives.

Hampers

For older people who probably have most things they will ever need, a food hamper can be the perfect Christmas gift. Have a look at Voucher Codes Ultimate Christmas Hamper guide.  Packed with indulgent treats, great basics or Christmas in a box, something for everyone.

Homemade

Stuck for cash. Maybe offer IOU’s for relatives; “I will babysit” for family with young children. “Let me take you to the local museum” for an elderly relative who doesn’t get out much. Bake; homemade presents are appreciated for the time and effort. Fruit cakes have a long shelf life and biscuits are universally loved.

Something special for girls

Girls can be tricky to buy for, buy a subscription for a Baebox , a monthly box of goodies and positive messages for pre-teens and teens. That tricky age when young women and girls face messages from all sides on; looks, weight and achieving the unattainable ‘perfect’ at a time when their bodies are changing. We all know perfect simply doesn’t exist. Baebox aim is to encourage girls to be happy in their own skin.

 

Some alternative gift ideas for this festive season.

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