Give a special gift this Christmas

As we are all getting ready to stack our presents under the Christmas tree, its worth taking a moment to remember those who can't this year, those who for one reason or another are spending not only Christmas but many other days without the comforts that many of us take for granted.

These people can be your next door neighbour, suffering in silence to feed themselves each day, or they could be someone half way across the world.

That is where Gift and Befriend comes in; this new start-up company takes on people and allows you to gift goods straight to them via Amazon. At the moment all the people listed are living in third world countries and have been suggested by charities, with each one having their own page.

By looking at each person's profile you get to learn a little them, what they have been through in life, the troubles they are facing and some of them even have a YouTube video attached, allowing you to see a small insight into their life and where they live (I have to warn you though some of them are very moving, so have the tissues near).

While at the moment the site only lists children from the third world, it will in future expand to list people from all over the world, in fact as well as sending to a person, you can suggest someone who many need the help of others, to give them the boost they need to get back on their feet.


To give you a bit more of an idea about the website I want you to meet John Mbogo he stood out to me as he says he sees no future and I've been there. Yes for a completely different reason, as mine was due to my mental health but I know that feeling and it is one I would never wish on anyone, especially not a young child. A young child, who should have their future ahead of them, should be allowed to learn, to know they have a safe place to stay, are loved and have food waiting for them on the table.

I should warn you it is a hard website to visit, to see the strife some of these people are going through, but it is also wonderful, allowing a way to see the person you are helping, to know that what you give will really make a difference.

I shall definitely be following the progress of this website myself and I look forward to it listing people from around the globe and will definitely be sending a gift or two when I can.

So if you have a few minutes to spare today, please do pop over and have a look around Gift and Befriend.

This article has 29 comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I sit here and look at my own children who are spoiled rotten and it breaks my heart to see & hear about kids who don’t even have the basic necessities.

  2. Terry

    My Sister In Law sponsors a family… not just during the Holidays, but all year long. I am going to check out the Gift and Befriend.

  3. Liz Mays

    Sometimes we have to see those realities to get through our protective skins and to our hearts. I think this is a wonderful thing for Christmas!

  4. Lady Lilith

    This looks amazing. I will be heading over to check them out right now.

  5. Jeanine

    It’s so sad any kid is suffering, and around the holidays I think about it often and do what I can!

  6. Krystal's Kitsch

    It is so hard to watch and know that there are others out there suffering. I can only hope for them!

  7. Tobys proud mummy

    this is a brilliant idea having lived and worked voluntary overseas its so important to support such projects to help even if its a little it means such a lot

  8. coolchillmom

    Hard to read the website but even harder to have to live under such conditions
    Great gift to consider giving

  9. Lois Alter Mark

    I love the whole idea of Gift and Befriend. Going to check it out right now.

  10. aimee fauci

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this. This is a hard reality but one that happens in 3rd world countries along with our own.

  11. Our Family World

    Such a great cause, this is a sad reality!

  12. Pam

    This site makes it very easy to give. I love the whole connection with Amazon since I am a big Amazon shopper. I will gift someone using this site this year. Thank you!

  13. Heather

    I love this. We try to help out year round, but moreso at Christmas.

  14. Melissa Smith

    This breaks my heart, but with them having wish lists on Amazon, I’m actually able to help. & I have to say that they really aren’t asking for much.

  15. celebbabylaundry

    In that kind of life condition it would be very hard to see a future, it’s so very sad!

  16. Alice Chase

    This is a great way to give this season. Its something I may not have known about unless you had shared. Looking forward to telling my friends about it too.

  17. Theresa

    I’m with Robin. It always saddens me to see kids that don’t even have basic necessities. We adopt a few children to buy for for the holidays and it breaks my heart when I see that they want coats and bedding. These are things that every child should already have access to.

  18. Tough Cookie Mommy

    It is so sad that any child should have to go through this. I love the idea behind this initiative.

  19. LifeAsAConvert

    This sounds like a really nice program. I like that it can help children specifically.

  20. Veronica

    That is a great cause. It is hard to imagine that these kids are in need. It is great to help children

  21. Marielle Altenor

    Sponsoring a child in need is the greatest gift you can give. Not just to them but to yourself too. The feeling of giving is so wonderful!

  22. Rosey

    No hope, so young! That is heart-wrenching. I love that this program is in place. I hope it makes so many people happy for the holiday.

  23. Danielle

    Wow this is totally new to me. I didn’t know that there was site that you could gift people in need things from amazong. That is so awesome I will definitely need to check this out.

  24. April

    Pinned! I love giving back. I hope that others feel compelled to do it as well.

  25. Chrissy Mazzocchi

    Awww this is a wonderful idea and a gift that keeps on giving to help those in need.

  26. Melissa Vera

    This sounds like a great way to donate. But I prefer to help those in my own community who need the help.

  27. Amanda Love

    I love that I can send directly from Amazon. That’s great. I’m going to check it out and see who I can help.

  28. Dee

    What a great idea! We are always trying to teach our kids more about giving.

  29. Amber Nelson

    This is such an amazing idea. If everyone could do something like this, that would be awesome.

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