Ahead of Christmas, we are pleased to share our hand-picked list of Christmas gift ideas. This year, we have chosen to spotlight Australian creators and small businesses who are committed to Christian values, supplying ethical products and to serving those in need this Christmas season.
1. Grab a spiritually nourishing read from The Wandering Bookseller
For many years, The Wandering Bookseller has been travelling across Australia with hand-picked bookstalls for Christian events. The team have curated a large range of titles including Kid’s Christmas Books, inspiring biographies, resources for pastoral care, and family-friendly fiction. By purchasing a book from The Wandering Bookseller, you are supporting a faithful Christian business that has been afflicted by bushfires, floods and of course, the global pandemic. Order online, or if you visit the Blue Mountains, make sure to pop into their shop located on Katoomba Street.
Find out more on The Wandering Bookseller website or follow on Facebook or Instagram.
2. Send a hug to persecuted Christian children with a Knot Forgotten crochet toy
Since 2018, 2133 Knot Forgotten toys have been delivered to children in persecuted regions across six countries. These hand crocheted toys bring joy to children who are persecuted for loving Jesus and help local churches to share His love with children who don’t yet know him. This Christmas, you can Buy a Bear In A Bag to get started on making and sending your first Knot Forgotten toy.
Find out more on the Open Doors website or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
3. Leave The World Better – Buy ethical clothing and give back to those in need
Leave The World Better (LTWB) is a social enterprise that is 100% invested into clothing people in need around the world. Every LTWB product sold helps give clothing to someone who needs it the most, in the city where the product was purchased. According to the Founder, Carlos Aguilera, “our goal is to change the fashion industry while clothing people in need around the world.” He adds that it is his dream to “build a business where I could l literally give people the shirt off my back. I didn't want to create fast fashion that ended up in landfill. I wanted to give tees away that are the same quality as the tees I wear."
You can browse the LTWB range on the website or follow on Facebook or Instagram.
4. Support victims of family and domestic violence with a ‘Christmas Feel Good’ Pack
In 2020, Australia has seen an increase in Family Violence, with many women and children having access to even more limited options to flee violent homes. For this reason, three like-minded Christian creators have come together to create the ‘Christmas Feel Good’ gift pack. 50% of profits from each gift pack will be donated to the Women's Community Shelter who work to shelter victims of domestic and family violence.
Each pack contains:
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5. Support Australian Christian writers and creatives with Soul Tread Magazine
Founded by a group of Australian Christians from a range of denominations and cultural backgrounds, Soul Tread is a beautifully designed, quarterly print-only magazine, exploring faith from an Aussie perspective. Each edition contains hopeful stories on sustainable faith, church as a community and cultural engagement. If you purchase the annual membership as a gift, it includes a Tearfund Australia card posted to your recipient where $5 is donated to help provide health & nutrition in places like Papua, Indonesia.
To subscribe to Soul Tread, visit the website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.