Christmas is nearly here. It’s been quite the year for all of us, and the spirit of giving is just what we need to end it with cheer. As you start tackling your Christmas list, we’ve got gift suggestions for everyone in your life!
For the healthcare hero
In the midst of this pandemic, the doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers in our lives have been our undisputed heroes. The gift of Hygiene Kits ensures under-resourced communities can have access to preventive medical care during this time—just like our healthcare heroes have been so faithfully providing to us.
Pair this gift with some coffee or tea to help fuel your healthcare hero through their next shift or a fun experience you know will help them de-stress in this taxing season.
For the teacher
It’s been quite the year for teachers, too, as they’ve adjusted to new learning realities. The gifts of Textbooks and Computers are important every year, but with the introduction of widespread remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these gifts are especially vital to ensuring students in poverty can continue to learn.
Pair this gift with something to brighten up a socially-distanced classroom or some coffee, tea or blue light glasses to help the teacher in your life thrive through another session of online classes.
For the academic
Do you have a student in your life who can’t stop talking about the thesis they’re writing, their latest essay or their upcoming exam? The gift of Academic Scholarships gives students living in poverty the same opportunity to further their education, a key way to break free from the cycle of poverty.
Pair this gift with some nice pens for taking notes or a music streaming subscription to provide those much-needed study tunes!
For the bookworm
Reading has the power to open up the world to us. The bookworms in our lives will often light up when they tell us how one single book changed their perspectives and developed their imagination. That’s why the gift of Textbooks is the perfect Gift of Compassion for the bookworm in your life. This gift provides children living in poverty with access to textbooks that impact their motivation and academic performance.
Pair this gift with a gift card to their local bookstore!
For the entrepreneur
It’s been a tough year for many small business owners—including many caregivers of Compassion children. The gift of Support for Small-Business Owners helps the caregivers of Compassion children recover their vital sources of income.
Pair this gift with a gift card to a local small business or do some of your Christmas shopping at a loved one’s small business!
For the homesteader
Homesteaders across the world were clearly ready for the pandemic. As we all experienced long queues and empty grocery shelves, the homesteaders in our lives taught us adaptability and self-sufficiency. That’s why the gift of Vegetable seeds is the perfect Gift of Compassion for the homesteader in your life, helping the caregivers of Compassion children establish a business growing and selling vegetables to fight food insecurity.
Pair this gift with a pack of seeds as they prepare for another planting season.
For the foodie
The foodie in your life has probably spent a lot of their time this year catching up on visiting their favorite restaurants and enjoying a good dine-in. The gift of Hospitality Training gives Compassion-assisted youth not just a life skill, but a vocational skill that can help lift them out of poverty.
Pair this gift with a gift card to your loved one’s favourite restaurant!
For the new parents
Do you know a family that’s welcomed a new life this year? The gift of a Newborn Care Package provides everything new parents living in poverty might need to care for their baby in the first critical months of life.
Pair this gift with a “My First Christmas” onesie or a handmade quilt from a local business (like Much Love, where all proceeds of your purchase are donated to Compassion)!
For the new homeowners
Do you know someone that moved this year? The perfect pair to a housewarming Christmas gift is the gift of Home Reconstruction, which enables families who lost their home to environmental disaster to move into a new, furnished and safe home.
Pair this gift with something for their new home—a houseplant, a pretty dish or some art for the wall—or a gift card to your local home and garden centre.