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Looking for a Last Minute Holiday Gift?

The holidays can get pretty busy, so it’s not surprising that many of us are left doing a little last minute gift shopping. Here are some suggestions for gifts to share this season:

Give a Gift for Good:
Through the Canadian Red Cross you can give a gift that will make a positive impact in someone’s life. Your gift can help Canadian families in need, or those the Red Cross helps internationally.  Learn more here.

DIY a treat:
A quick DIY for the baker-on-the-go in your life – assemble all the dry ingredients of your favourite cookie recipe in a jar, then make a label with instructions to whip up a quick batch. Your cookie jar can come especially handy when someone wants something sweet, but the winter weather means they should stay home instead of heading out for ingredients.

Help a loved one stay prepared:
A Canadian Red Cross disaster preparedness kit contains the basics to keep a family safe for the first 72 hours following a disaster. The winter weather can get pretty volatile, so a disaster preparedness kit is a great way to be ready for what the season can bring.  Check out our other options to help Canadians be prepared.

Share a new skill:
Find a few of your favourite tutorials online for a new hobby, like knitting, crochet or origami, then put together a little kit with everything that’s needed for a little self-guided learning. Your loved one can start off the New Year with some new expertise, and a great way to spend a cozy night in.

Think of warmer weather:
Have a beach holiday coming up? Or just want to be ready for summer? Swimming lessons are a great gift to keep any swimmer safe in the water.

Help refugee families:
The Canadian Red Cross is helping to welcome Syrian refugees as they settle into their new communities in Canada. Donations to the Syrian Refugee Arrival Appeal helps support refugees transition to their new home.

Photo credit 1: Alexandre Racine
Photo credit 2: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
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