Have an annoying aunty or brother that is impossible to buy for? Or a friend who already has everything they want and need because AfterPay became a thing?
Rather than buying up big this Christmas just for the sake of it, think outside the box and give (or better yet, request) a present that could potentially change a life.
Be gone socks and candles—this year we’re going global and giving back!
Give A Life Changing Gift Through Care Gifts
Providing clean water for a family, training a whole village in health care, helping women start their own small business or simply giving someone a goat sound like your cup of tea? Care Gifts enables you to buy something life-changing for someone else and all from your computer. Too easy.
Sponsor A Pet Through RSCPA's Guardian Angel Appeal
Pop online, browse through the RSPCA's cutest homeless animals in need and become their guardian angel this Christmas. Your donation could provide a nesting box for a homeless bird, milk to an abandoned litter of kittens or an x-ray for an injured sheep and we are just melting at the thought of all of this.
Buy A Pearl And Save The Children
KU DE TA has joined forces with Broome’s Cygnet Bay Pearls and Save The Children this December. Until Christmas Eve you can say, “can I have pearls with that please?” as you fine dine your way through the three-course menu and donate to Save The Children. Looking at the amazing jewellery on offer, this one's for the high ballers out there.
Think Big With World Vision
What's that saying? Teach a man to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime? From a chicken or a mosquito net to immunisation and other big-ticket items, World Vision has thought of everything and has made it all too easy for us to do something good this Christmas.
Keep Them Sun Smart With An Ugly Xmas Rashie
There's not a person in Perth who wouldn't love an ugly Xmas rashie! They'll keep you nice and pasty (there's no such thing as a safe tan!), help you look super fashionable on the beach on Christmas day, and better yet, all the proceeds go to the Cancer Council. It's a win-win-win.
Pimp Their Bathroom With Who Gives A Crap Toilet Paper
Good for your bum, good for the people and good for the earth—50% of Who Gives A Crap's profits are donated to help build toilets around the world. Sounds like a win-win to us! The fact that the toilet paper designs are uber cool and will pimp any bathrooms is merely the cherry on the cake.
Live Your Best Life And Adopt An Animal
We’re certain that saving an animal this Christmas and passing on the love is a sure way to success. Wrapping up the newest family in a giant red bow is optional but highly, highly recommended. The shelters and refuges around Perth have plenty of unwanted and neglected cuties with your name on them. Here are a few places where you can adopt a pet in Perth.
Help A Family In Need Thanks To Tefal For Mission Australia
Tefal is all about new homes and new beginnings and they’ve partnered with Mission Australia to give back this Christmas. To put it simply, when you buy $200 worth of Tefal for your nearest and dearest (or just for yourself) they’ll donate $100 worth of product to Mission Australia so hop, skip and jump to a store to start shopping.
Empower A Community Thanks To Oxfam Australia
Tackle poverty as you support creatives, artisans and farmers from Vietnam, Bangalore, Zimbabwe, remote South Australia or basically anywhere! Oxfam empowers communities by sourcing handmade products from around the world to ensure you literally end up with a one of a kind gift for your Christmas tree.
Keep It Traditional With Thank You
Fact: a bucket full of Thank You treats is a sure way to Christmas gift-giving success. Not only because their products (body care, food, nappies and water) are perfection but because 100% of profits go to those in need around the world. Keep it traditional with a delicious smelling hand cream and then use the GPS coordinates to track which village is receiving care thanks to your purchase! Absolute amaze balls.
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