Christmas is a special time of year; filled with fun, festivities and family.

However, when it comes to Christmas gifts, it can be difficult knowing what to give to others.

To help out, A Hand to Help has come up with a clutter free gift guide.

Giving a gift that is clutter-free this Christmas is a gift that is not a burden, but rather a benefit. The recipient won’t have to face that ‘what am I going to do with this’ feeling once January arrives.

Here’s the list of our top clutter-free gift ideas:

‘Experience’ Gifts:

They are the gifts of quality time and great for family and friends.

  • A day at a river or beach, with boat or kayak hire
  • A day out at the zoo
  • A laser tag or paintball game
  • A cooking lesson or barista workshop
  • A trip to a museum or gallery
  • Tickets to a concert, the ballet or to the theatre

‘Social-Welfare’ Gifts:

Make change instead of landfill this Christmas; check out some of these charity gifts that keep on giving.

  • The Oxfam ‘unwrapped’ program Buy a goat or clean water for someone in need. You know you want to!
  • The Smith Family: Charity gifts for disadvantaged children Support Australian children from disadvantaged families with their education.
  • The Unicef ‘Give a Gift’ program : Give the gift of vaccines for preventable diseases for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
  • Red Cross Gifts Gift the gift of a hot healthy meal to someone sleeping rough or emergency supplies for Aussie families who’ve lost everything in a natural disaster.
  • #BuyFromTheBush. : #BuyFromTheBush is a fantastic initiative supporting local business’ in rural small towns doing it tough during drought. They have beautiful gifts; with something for everyone this Christmas.

Office Kris-Kringle Ideas:

It can be hard trying to find quality Kris-Kringle gift ideas for the work Christmas party. Here are our top 5:

  • An indoor plant or a desk cactus.
  • Café or restaurant vouchers for a free lunch, or a free coffee.
  • A jar of ground speciality coffee or tea
  • A bunch of flowers
  • A box (or a roll) of ‘Who Gives A Crap’ toilet paper

Memberships or Subscription Gifts:

A gift that one would love, but not necessarily buy themselves. Even better… It’s clutter-free!

  • Theatre or concert yearly subscription
  • Gallery or Museum yearly subscription
  • Magazine or newspaper subscription
  • Spotify Subscription (or that of any other music streaming service)
  • TV Streaming service yearly subscription (Netflix, Stan, Disney+ just to name a few)

Gifts don’t need to be a burden for the giver or recipient. A sustainable Christmas gift is a great option that will be used, valued and enjoyed. A gift for the coming new year, and not just for the season