Out of the box Christmas gifts

Here’s a wrap up of ‘out of the box’ gifts you can give this Christmas. Choose a non-traditional present from New Zealand’s aid and development organisations and support their work in developing countries worldwide.

ADRA – contribute to training or resources; gift an Amnesty International membership; with Caritas you can give livestock to water for life; gift sight, mobility and health with cbm; give 'gifts that grow' with ChildFund; support schooling for girls and more with CWS; give a ‘really good gift’ with The Leprosy Mission; OXFAM unwrapped offers a large selection of gifts; 'wishlist' options from Save the Children include mosquito nets and winter clothing; Surfaid has gifts for surf-lovers; TEAR Fund offers farmer training to trafficking prevention with their ‘gift for life’ campaign; see Trade Aid’s Christmas picks; buy vaccines to emergency tents from UNICEF; get a stocking-stuffer from VSA; World Vision offers a big selection of ‘smiles gifts’; WSPA has a variety of ‘really wild gifts’ to help tackle animal cruelty around the world; support the work of the WWF by gifting from their online store. Or gift a gorgeous CID calendar that can be purchased from Trade Aid shops or ordered from madeleine@cid.org.nz.