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The Christmas Gift Guide for the trickiest people on your list

It’s that fun time of year again when we hunt for the perfect gift for the great people we share our lives with.

To help we have put together our favourite gifts for the trickiest people on your list. Plus, each one is extra special – because when you purchase any of these your money goes to support people facing tough times. One present, double the impact.

1. The Outdoorsy Pal

Emergency shelter kit - charity gift card. This kit includes with tarpaulins, rope, blankets and for a family who has lost everything in a disaster.


2. The Social Butterfly

Phone call – charity gift card. Brighten the day of someone who is elderly or isolated with a phone call from a friendly Red Cross volunteer over the holiday season.


3. The Artist

Fire dreaming tea towel. Made from 100% cotton and based on the artwork of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist Otto Jungarrayi Sims.

4. The Hipster

Blokes soap. The perfect soap for any guy. Handmade in Australia with a rich and refreshing fragrance.

5. Mrs or Mr Everyready

Personal first aid kit. A lightweight and compact kit ideal for the treatment of minor injuries.


6. The Gourmet

Hot, healthy meal – charity gift card. Dinner for a young person sleeping rough. A hot, healthy meal served up by people who care makes getting back on your feet that little bit easier.


7. The Entrepreneur

Leadership camp – charity gift card. A week-long leadership camp to help one young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person find their voice.

8. The Traditionalist

Plum pudding. A 500gm handmade Christmas pudding. Also available in a 1kg size.

9. The Post-Millennial

Support other kids to go to school – charity gift card. Starting school is exciting – but also a bit nerve-wracking. Help a child from a refugee or asylum seeker family get off to the right start with school uniforms, shoes, textbooks and stationery.

10. The Nature Enthusiast

Bamboo lid drink bottle. A 350ml stainless steel bottle featuring flora and fauna print by artist Pauline Moss.

11. The Caregiver

New baby essentials kit – charity gift card. Help a newly-arrived family seeking asylum in Australia with this kit, containing nappies, bottles and onesies.


12. The Animal Advocate

Goat shelter – charity gift card. Help herder families in Mongolia to build warm shelters for their animals and stock up on fodder, so that their goat herds survive the country’s harsh, freezing winters.


13. The Green Warrior

Eco cup. Native gum blossom reusable cup made from bamboo featuring a screw-on lid.

14. The Genealogist

Letters to find family – charity gift card. Red Cross’ worldwide tracing network helps reconnect families separated by war and disaster. This gift could help a family bridge the gap by delivering messages between lost loved ones, helping them find each other again.


15. The Australiana Buff

Desk calendar. A 12-month compact calendar with fold-out stand, featuring Australian bird illustrations by wildlife artist Jeremy Boot.

16. The Traveller

Public transport card – charity gift card. These are the only way many of our asylum seeker clients can afford to get to their job interviews or vital medical appointments. When people can’t access mainstream services or government support, a gift like this goes a long way.


17. The Fashionista

Clutch purse. Versatile cotton zip purse featuring an Australian Waratah print. Designed by illustrator Lilly Perrott.

18. The Ever-Practical

Hygiene kit – charity gift card. This kit, of soap, toothpaste and other essentials, can help restore dignity and comfort to a family forced to flee a disaster with nothing but the clothes they are wearing.


Still stuck? Check out our Real Good Gifts for more ideas