For those of you who have not completed your Christmas shopping – and for those of you who want to get something for yourself – read on! We have compiled a list of local charities who offer some really great product that could make fabulous gifts for all ages.

ChildFund – ‘Gifts that grow’

“Your gifts go to poor families to build a better future for their children. You receive a beautiful card representing your Gifts that Grow gift. Use it as a unique present for friends and family. It’s tax-rebatable AND you do all your gift-shopping without leaving your seat! Easy. Effective. Exciting. That’s why ChildFund Gifts that Grow are excellent.”

From $5 for vegetable seeds, to $605 for a whole farm! If you want something to gift, you can purchase a children’s book for $25, with the proceeds going to children in need.

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Unicef – ‘Survival Gifts’

These come under the categories of: Health, Emergency, Food, Education, Transport, Play, Water. There are also wedding favour options!

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Oxfam – ‘Unwrapped’

“Choose an Oxfam Unwrapped gift like a piglet or a gardener’s pack, and not only are you buying a great gift, you’re giving someone living in poverty in the developing world the chance of a better life.

You can give your loved ones a card detailing the present you bought them, and your donation goes to those who need it most.”
Organised by: Animals, Emergencies, Education, Essentials, Foodies, Gardeners & Greenies, Rights

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TearFund – ‘Gift for life’

“We’re so chuffed you decided to swing by our page. No matter what occasion you’re looking to buy for, we’re really sure we’ve got a gift that’ll work for you! Now, this is a gift catalogue, but not in the ‘old-school’ sense. Inside are lots of unique pressie ideas that will not just melt your heart as the giver, but two receivers’ hearts as well – both here in Kiwiland and overseas.”

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Hospice North Shore – ‘Gifts for good’

“We have created a group of wonderful gifts for you to purchase, purchase online now!

All profits from the sale of gifts from our “Gifts for Good” will be used to help make each day the best day possible for our terminally ill patients and their families. Thank you for your support”

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Starship Children’s Hospital

“Starship Foundation aims to enable every family in New Zealand access to world leading child healthcare and experiences”

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Cancer Society

“The Cancer Society’s range of products is designed to care and protect the skin and help reduce the likelihood of skin cancer. We aim to deliver high quality products at value for money prices to as many New Zealanders as possible.

The Cancer Society of New Zealand Inc. is a non-government organisation and does not receive funding so proceeds from the sale of every product go towards helping our valuable work. Thank you for supporting the brand that helps save NZ lives!”

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By Colette Palmer