Thoughtful Gifts that Keep on Giving


I probably don’t need to remind you that Christmas is nearly here. If you’re like me then you won’t have started gift shopping yet. You won’t even have a clear idea what to get people. Fortunately there is no shortage of gift inspiration guides available. But if you wanted to gift something a bit more thoughtful then Nesta has some ideas for gifts that keep on giving.

Based in the UK, Nesta works with organisations to bring to life ideas that make positive differences not just in this country but worldwide also. Some of the partner organisations offer ethical products that have a direct, positive impact on lives. Here are a few great ideas from the Nesta family.

Chatterbox language tuition. Choose from lessons including Arabic, French, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, and Turkish to name a few. What’s awesome about Chatterbox is the tuition is delivered by refugees.

Fashionable and original canvas bags, key rings, pouches and more from WEvolution. WEvolution supports women from disadvantaged backgrounds to get together in self-reliant groups and create opportunities for income. Money from all items goes straight to the women who make the products.

A refurbished bike from The Bike Project. The Bike Project takes second hand bikes and completely repairs and refurbishes them to be given free to refugees. The bikes improve community access and opportunities for refugees who might struggle to afford transport costs.

The project has some bikes available for sale and proceeds to straight to helping get refugees cycling.


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