I don’t know about you, but I always find my husband extremely hard to buy for every Christmas. What do you buy a man who has everything in the form of a perfect wife? Seriously though, he is almost impossible. Everything he needs he buys throughout the year, so come Christmas there is nothing left to buy him.
While I was looking for some unusual gifts, I have been sent some information about gifts that benefit others as well.
Oxfam – Bicycle Chain Cufflinks
(available from Oxfam shops nationwide priced at £4.99)
All men wear shirts, right? Yes? A perfectly affordable and unique gift this Christmas is the Oxfam’s Bicycle Chain Cufflinks set. They are perfect for any keen cyclist or any man really.
They are also handmade by Fairtrade producers in India and finished in industrial chrome.
Save the Children – Christmas Jumpers
(available from George at Asda priced at £10-£14)
Who doesn’t need a novelty Christmas jumper? With a number of styles to choose from you can Christmassy-fy any outfit this Christmas Day. From 3D reindeers to an Elf Jumper with a hat, George at Asda can provide the perfect winter woolly to keep the special man in your life lovely and warm.
With the profits from the sales of the Jumpers going straight to Save the Children, they have a huge feel-good factor to go with them.
Rays of Sunshine – Mugs
(available from Clintons priced at £6.50)
I don’t know about yours, but my man always needs a lovely cup of coffee to wake him up in the mornings. A great gift for him this year will be his very own cup. The Rays of Sunshine Mugs, available at Clintons, are bright and are guaranteed to brighten up any dull winter morning.
In a variety of designs they are a pretty cool gift and come with the added benefit of 20% of the sale being donated to Rays of Sunshine.
Send a Cow – Send a Goat
(available from sendacow.org.uk priced at £32)
For a more unique gift, why not buy your hubby a goat? Send a Cow’s fantastic Send a Goat Gift provides a family who can’t manage bigger livestock, a goat (obviously). The goat sent will vary on the needs of the family; a local goat is sent for meat and manure while a dairy goat is sent to families stricken with HIV or Aids.
The recipient will receive a gift pack letting them know how much their gift has helped a family in Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, Uganda or Zambia.