I was minding my own business, just popping in to the shops for my weekly groceries, when my bread and milk run was interrupted by the sight of Christmas trees, decorations and a playlist to match…
Now I’m no Grinch, but good grief! It made me realise, that crazy, hustly-bustly, shopping-til-midnight, family-feasts-galore season is creeping up. Christmas is coming, folks.
And it’s definitely one of those things that I LOVE celebrating. -Especially the whole giving and receiving part on Christmas day. This year though, for me, I’m gonna try and steer clear of commercial goods. Oxfam’s Gift Shops offer sweet somethings that ooze originality and fairness for ALL involved in the creation of the product. #Winning!
In 3things style, here’s my three picks from the 2015 catalogue:
1. Ladies play a vital part in our lives. For example, if you’re reading this, you were likely brought into the world by one. With Emma Watson putting feminism into the spotlight with her speech at the UN’s #HeForShe campaign this year, and others such as #likeagirl, and Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism making the rounds in cyberspace this year, what better than the gift that celebrates beautiful, diverse, unique women from all over the world?
Spruce up your room, wall or fridge, and pencil in all your 3things events in this 2015 wall calendar. Alternatively, The World in your Kitchen Calendar is also a bright, healthy addition for anyone who loves food and has adventurous tastebuds! It features 12 delicious vegetarian recipes too, so will be a great motivator if you’re aspiring to expand your cooking horizons in 2015!
2. Self-dubbed, Catdle. Half cat, half candle.
AND it keeps the mozzies away. Perfect for those summer barbecues, picnics, beach and camping trips. Cute AND functional.
Need I say more, really?
3. I can’t lie, I’d be absolute tea-lighted if any of these landed under my Christmas tree this year. But, I am probably most intrigued by Zhena’s Gypsy Chai Tea Sampler Tin. A combo of chocolate, coconut, caramel and hazelnut chai teas, um, YES PLEASE!!!
I can totally also vouch for the Oxfam Fair Trade Green Tea and Black Tea, staples which I sip whenever I’m in the office. Wouldn’t be half bad, paired with a piece of Oxfam Fair Trade chocolate or two! (The milk choc block with coffee nibs is addictively delicious!)
For those who have EVERYTHING, or those friends who are just that little bit unique, how’s about a goat (possibly as cool as Taylor Swift’s back up singer), guitar lessons for underprivileged kids, or even an emergency loo?
Starting from $9, you are bound to put a smile on more than just one face this Chrissy.
Check them all out here.