With December just around the corner and Michael Bublé’s dulcet tones already crooning from the radio, it’s officially time to start thinking about Christmas. We know this year has been a difficult one, but it’s also made us really thankful for those we love. What better way to show them just how much you appreciate them than with a thoughtful Christmas gift, that will hopefully help make their year a little brighter?
To help you in your search for the perfect presents, here are a few ideas which won’t just make your loved one smile, but also help you feel good about gifting without breaking the bank!
You can get pretty much anything you heart desires on Amazon these days, but imagine everything you’d find on your usual account, with 0.5% of all profits going to charity. That’s Amazon Smile. You can nominate your chosen charity when you link your account, it all takes less than 5 minutes to set-up, and then you’re good to shop as normal. Of course, we’d love it if you chose to donate to Revitalise when gift shopping this Christmas!
Is there a lady who enjoys her luxuries in your life? We know (speaking from personal experience!) that she can be a tricky person to buy for, but you can’t go wrong with a staple wardrobe item from Cefinn. This luxury women’s wear brand specialises in fashion that has a sleek modern edge, but is easy to wear from day to night. Best of all, for every online purchase made in December, £5 will be donated to the Revitalise Raise A Million appeal.
Give the gift of a donation
We all have friends and family members who insist on telling us not to get them anything for Christmas, but of course most of us want to get them something. Thankfully we’ve come up with the perfect solution; make a donation in their name to a charity of your choice. Make sure you get in touch if you make the donation to Revitalise and we’ll send you a handwritten thank you card, to gift to your loved one on the 25th.
Get thrifty this Christmas and do some of your gift shopping in your local charity shops – when they re-open on the 2nd December, of course. If you don’t mind digging around, you can often find some amazing vintage or designer items for a fraction of the price, and you’ll be helping the environment by buying pre-loved too. As well as clothes you might be able to find books, family friendly games and maybe even a Christmas DVD too. To make shopping easier, and because we understand lots of you are still shielding, our charity shops also have an online shop.
Make it yourself
Christmas really shouldn’t have to cost the earth, and particularly considering the financial consequences of the pandemic, we know many of you will want to keep your spending down this year. So instead of buying gifts, why don’t you make them instead! One of our favourite ideas is to put together a homemade foodie hamper – full of things like biscuits, jams, chutneys and maybe even a bottle of homemade sloe gin! Alternatively, perhaps you could buy a cheap notebook and turn it into a personalised scrapbook, full of photographs, handwritten messages and old tickets or memorabilia.