In case there are any absurdly organised people out there who are already thinking about buying Christmas presents…
You may or may not have come across Oxfam‘s Oxfam Unwrapped, where you can buy Christmas presents for people which in fact go to poor people elsewhere in the world to help them help themselves. The site has everything from school dinners to a camel. You can even make your own wish list of things you’d like to be given. I’ve never used the site I have to admit, though I do find Oxfam shops to be a superb source of presents, Christmas and otherwise.
Well, Christian Aid have now launched their own online gift emporium. Called ‘Present Aid‘ it has a similar range, everything from a can of worms to a school building. It’s well worth a look (and indeed a purchase) and as with the Oxfam site you can use Gift Aid to make your present go that little bit further.
(Thanks to Ian for the Christian Aid link.)