Last minute Christmas gifts that will get there in time!

I’ve been thinking about last-minute Christmas shopping and what you can do when you receive an unexpected gift right before Christmas. There might not be time to pop to the shops to find a little something, and there certainly won’t be time for online stores to deliver before the big day. And what if your gift recipient lives far away and the Royal Mail have stopped delivering? I’ve had a good long think about the best way to get a last-minute gift to someone in time for Christmas and here’s where charities come in…

As you all know I’m a volunteer Oxfam blogger and as such I spend a lot of time on their website, so when I was browsing their vintage section the other day my eyes settled on something that I wasn’t looking for at all, but that is a great idea – have you guessed what it is yet? It’s their Oxfam Unwrapped range of charity gifts! You can choose to buy a chicken, goat, health check, mosquito net and many more, all of which can be delivered via e-card straight away. So not only will your gift definitely arrive before Christmas, it can cost you as little as £5 to send a charity gift – that’s less than most parcels would cost to post!

oxfam unwrapped last minute chirstmas gifts

The Children’s Society also provide alternative Christmas gifts with three options – buy a gift for a child in need, contribute to a Christmas party or treat a child to a day out. These gifts are the perfect way to donate to the charity and really make a difference to vulnerable children in the UK over Christmas. Although their last order date for delivery of a gift card was last week, you can still buy these gifts in their high street shops nationwide and could still buy online and tell the recipient that you’ve made a donation in their name. Or simply choose to buy a gift for one of the children the society helps anyway (without it being a gift for anyone) & make a vulnerable child’s Christmas special!

Will you buy a gift this Christmas and make a life-changing difference?

There are plenty of other charities out there who are providing a festive gifts service and if you’re looking for a last-minute gift, I think it’s the ideal solution – or even if you’re all sorted with your Christmas presents, why not just send a donation from you and your family instead? It doesn’t have to be a lot, it all adds up!

On a completely different subject, I am pleased to tell you all that I have been entered into the National Blog awards! It would be best ever Christmas gift if you would stop by the voting site and choose – and as Christmas gift back to you, you’ll receive a FREE Blogging Ebook just for casting your vote :) Please use this link to vote for me in the lifestyle and fashion categories (the blog awards site is working on-and-off at the moment because there are so many people trying to vote, so if it doesn’t work straight away, please pop back later!) Thanks so much, and happy christmas! :D

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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