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5 Ethical & Feel-Good Presents Worth Gifting: Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas Tree. Photographed by Denisse Leon. Image via Unsplash

A gift that keeps on giving – now that’s what Christmas is all about. 

2020 is the year that things are done a little differently – and, of course, Christmas is no exception. Which is why we’ve looked to ethical and feel-good presents to give this year.

From supporting AIDS programs overseas to ensuring that every Australian is being fed this festive season; give the gift of love and support this 2020. Forget unnecessary or wasteful gifts that go unused, we’ve found five ethical and feel-good presents that are worth gifting this Christmas 2020.

THE (PRODUCT)RED Theragun Mini
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THE (PRODUCT)RED Theragun Mini

We could all do with some self-care whether that be at home, at work or even commuting. And, thankfully, now you can thanks to the Theragun Mini – a pocked-sized muscle treatment massage device that is small enough to fit in a purse or laptop bag. Perfect for those who are constantly on the go; this year Theragun has partnered with RED, an organisation built to fight AIDS, where 2% of every purchase of any (THERABODY)RED product goes directly to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response to reduce the threat of COVID-19 in communities as well as critical HIV/AIDS programs. Now that feels good!

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Foodbank x Australian Mangoes Calendar
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Foodbank x Australian Mangoes Calendar

For Australians, summer means two things: 1. Christmas and end of year festivities and 2. mangoes – Australian Mangoes to be exact. This year, Australian Mangoes has partnered with Foodbank to release a 2021 calendar featuring six mango growers from North Queensland that have traded in the flanno for high fashion for this unexpected release. Proceeds from all calendar sales go directly to support Foodbank’s Australia Christmas relief appeal. This means for every dollar raised, two meals are created to help Aussie families who are doing without this time of year. 

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Monopoly Movember Edition
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Monopoly Movember Edition

We can all agree that when it comes to family-friendly board games, Monopoly is a solid staple – even if it means that tables are flipped and relationships are ruined. This year, the iconic game has rolled out their newest collaboration, the Movember Edition. Featuring fun new tokens including barber chair, skateboard, sneakers, guitar pick and motorcycle helmet, players can also purchase barbershops, moustaches and men’s health programs instead of the traditional stations, utilities and hotels. It also features The Gypsy Bar in Melbourne where the movement was conceived; $5 from every game will be donated to Movember which supports men’s health services.

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Spend With Us
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Spend With Us

Now, more than ever, supporting small and local businesses is important – especially after the dreadful bushfires and the global pandemic hit Australia’s shores. This is where Spend With Us steps in. Using their online store, this Christmas 2020 shoppers are able to shop Australian and buy from the bush all whilst supporting rural and regional small businesses. Made up of hundreds of independent small business owners, Spend With Us’ mission is to change the way we can support families and communities thanks to their marketplace. Here you’ll find everything from clothing to drink, food, books and more; it’s easy to give back to fellow Australians this Christmas with Spend With Us.

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The Pyjama Foundation Christmas Appeal
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The Pyjama Foundation Christmas Appeal

No one – especially children – should have to go without this Christmas 2020. Which is why Australia’s The Pyjama Foundation have launched their Christmas Appeal to do just that. This year Australians can Give the Gift of an Angel where you can donate towards educational help for children in the foster care system. And for all donations of $50 and above, The Pyjama Foundation will send your loved one a luxe bauble with the words ‘hope’ or ‘dream’ engraved, along with a personalised message from you.

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Looking for other feel-good presents to gift this Christmas 2020? We can all agree that nothing beats something handmade – so gift these Christmas Spiced Gingerbread Biscuits! Looking to try and be as eco-friendly as possible this festive season? We’ve got 7 Easy Tips to Help you Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas.

Feature image: Photographed by Denisse Leon. Image via Unsplash
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