Action Hampshire’s give back gift guide
5 great gifts/ideas supporting important organisations this Christmas…
We have a huge passion for supporting social enterprises and other amazing causes, buying your presents from businesses that have a social or environmental mission at their heart adds a whole other level to the gift of giving at Christmas.
There are some amazing gift guides available so we have narrowed it down to a selection of 5 interesting gifts and ideas we would love to see you give this Christmas.
What better gift to start off with then one of the amazing SSE graduates, COS Colours.
Cos Watercolours are zero waste, handmade, watercolour paints made from waste cosmetics as an alternative eco-friendly art supply and the perfect addition to any artist’s paint palette. Cos Watercolours was created by Ameenah Begum. As an artist and designer, Ameenah wanted to find a creative solution to the over €180m cosmetic waste problem in Europe and is now the first to market with this innovative, shimmery, upcycled watercolour paint product!
COS Water Colours | Planet Friendly Paint with a Purpose!
Novelty socks are the ultimate gift when you can’t quite decide what to get somebody, each pair of Stand4Socks socks purchased ensures a pair of socks will go to a homeless person too.
Socks are the most requested item by homeless shelters This is because socks are rarely donated, as we wear through them and wouldn’t donate old smelly socks with holes, so why not refresh your wardrobe and help someone in need.
Stand4Socks | The Gift That Gives Twice!
Support Parks and Gardens | Invest in Nature
Why not support gardens or attractions such as RHS Wisley, Hawk Conservancy or Paradise Wildlife Park with a ticket for a family or friend who might like to visit. Sometimes a gift of an experience feel more fitting, supporting attractions that have ongoing conservation projects is a wonderful way to give, and give back.
A great way to support small this Christmas is to visit a small business shop such as All Our Own Crafts in Basingstoke. They feature a range of amazing gifts that are all handmade and support great people and great causes.
There’s something so special about supporting small and visiting unique places on our High Street! (we also love a charity shop Christmas bargain! Toys and clothes often still with tags can be purchased, supporting a wide range of charities)
Visit a small business shop – All our own gifts
Donate and Invest in Your Community
Another amazing way to support social enterprises and community organisations this Christmas is to invest or donate in those close to your heart. You can always make a donation to a charity on behalf of the person who ‘already has everything’. It’s an easy way to create special memories with those that mean most to you.