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How about something completely different and buying something for someone less fortunate? Itâ€™s the kind of thing that sits high on your â€œGood Feelingsâ€ list. We have a few suggestions and what an alternative would be listed below. Just imagine how surprised the recipients will be receiving something totally unexpected and from somebody they donâ€™t know. Play it forward, right?
Gift: A bar of soap
Why? If you rarely have the opportunity to wash, either no water OR no soap, this is the perfect gift that will help someone feel clean and as a result reduce the risk of illness.
Gift: Feed a Family
Why? You will be fortunate enough to sit down to a nice Christmas dinner. Roast turkey maybe, and Yorkshire pud. This gift will enable a less fortunate family to buy some food vouchers and perhaps enjoy a Christmas meal as well.
Gift: Feed an abandoned cat or dog
Why? Animal shelters cost money to run and this small amount of money can feed a pet waiting for an owner for a month.
Gift: 30 school dinners
Why? This gift provides 30 school dinners for a class in an African school. Yep, 30! Imagine the smiles on the faces of these kids after having a great meal compliments of your gift.
Gift: A Sheep
Why? Women living in poverty in Ethiopia just love to sell wool at the local market. This gift is a way to help them do that and make a small income the proceeds of which then helps to feed their families..
Gift: A Weekâ€™s Hot Dinners for a Pensioner
Why? What a great way to look after our oldies who sometimes find Christmas a difficult time of the year. This gift will provide them with a weekâ€™s worth of hot dinners and a little companionship to go with them.
Gift: Winter Coat
Why? Just keeping warm during winter will be made a whole lot easier for a child if they have a winter coat. Less chance of catching a cold.
Gift: An hour of respite
Why? Â Looking after a disabled child is a full time task. You can help a family by paying for a specialist carer while they take a short but much-needed break for an hour.
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Gift: Give Girls A Head Start
Why? Education is so important. Knowledge is power and this gift will help a young girl to further her education and look forward to a better future. Itâ€™s all part of Oxfamâ€™s Investing in the Future Project.
Gift: A Delivery Kit
Why? An incedible40,000 babies die in Kenya and this gift will provide hospitals to help expectant mothers with some essential life saving equipment, including soap, towels, surgical gloves and forceps.
This research was provided by Bindman & Co Solicitors.