Christmas Gifts 2013

Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, December 24th, 2013 - 11 comments
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R0b posted these suggestions last Christmas and they are still very relevant.  Merry Christmas to one and all and may you and your families enjoy your time together and may your christmas celebrations go light on the planet yet improve the plight of humanity.

“Merry Christmas. Well – soon anyway. I’ll be going off line some time in the next few days – time to get far away from computers and news and politics for a few weeks. Looking for gift ideas? There are plenty of ways to give a gift that will really make a difference. Here’s a small selection.

UNICEF – Inspired Gifts – if you make an order up to and including this Wednesday it will be in time for Christmas.

Leprosy Mission NZ – Really Good Gifts – if you want to go local.

Good Gifts – they promise that your money is spent exactly as you specify.

There are many other options like these, you’re sure to find something that suits. But not all gifts require money. I like these ideas from a piece in Stuff a couple of years ago, Ten ways to give back this Christmas:

1.) Give your time.
2.) Donate to a foodbank.
3.) Get your gifts wrapped by a fundraising stall.
4.) Buy charity Christmas cards or gifts.
5.) Swap Secret Santa for Charity Santa.
6.) Clean Your closets.
7.) Visit a neighbour or elderly person.
8.) Offer to babysit for friends or family
9.) Make a New Year’s resolution to get more involved in your community.
10.) Do a random act of kindness!

Wherever you are, have a good one.”

Thanks R0b.

11 comments on “Christmas Gifts 2013”

  1. a gift-subscription to ?

    ..the price is right..

    phillip ure..

  2. Chooky 2


    …watch ‘Samsara’ on Xmas day ( after you have eaten Xmas turkey)….to get a spiritual experience about the beauty of the world ….and then persuade yourself never to eat turkeys and chickens and piggies and cows ever again ( or at least only rarely…or in moderation)..New Years resolution!

    ….or at least think about it for your next incarnation (like giving up smoking)

  3. freedom 3

    help a stranger
    hug a friend
    share the love
    so hate can end

  4. BLiP 4

    Well said, Micky. I’ve done my best and kept the presents as “pure” as possible, with only a few exceptions. I’m off to spend a week or so with whanau so its time for me to celebrate those things we do have in common. Accordingly, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Sacred Solstice, and all other forms of culturally appropriate best wishes for this tme of year to *everyone*. Catch youse all up next year.

  5. Well this year e told our family no presents .Instead the money we woulod have spent on presents willmgoas a donation formSave the C

  6. Well this year e told our family no presents .Instead the money we woulod have spent on presents willmgoas a donation formSave the C

    • Sorry people did not have time to edit so as follows.
      This year we told our family that there would be no presents. Instead the money we would have spent will go as a donation to Save the Children . Fund.
      We will still enjoy our family get together and enjoy the food. Happy Festive season Standard contributors , next year success and goodbye to this Tory rabble .

  7. Philj 7

    ‘Tory Rabble’. I tend to see them as misinformed or misguided. To be pitied or challenged.

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