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Charity Christmas presents for those who have everything from only £5.00 (50 bowls of rice for 50 children) at Good Gifts

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Not strictly a deal, but I like to use this website at Christmas for those who 'have everything' or sometimes for those i care about who ask not to receive a gift. In the spirit of HUKD, I do think th… Read More
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1y, 4m agoFound 1 year, 4 months ago
Not strictly a deal, but I like to use this website at Christmas for those who 'have everything' or sometimes for those i care about who ask not to receive a gift. In the spirit of HUKD, I do think the prices are very reasonable though and there is a good variety of causes to choose from.

Gifts start from only £5 (50 bowls of rice for 50 hungry children) and you do get some gift packaging too if you like such as a cracker.

Main link takes you to gift selection.
Links to further information about how it works here: https://www.goodgifts.org/how-it-works
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1y, 4m agoFound 1 year, 4 months ago
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49 Likes
Don't be that person. Just give to charity yourself - not on behalf of others.
46 Likes
Your all missing the point, 50 bowls of rice for 5 quid!
Hot Deal if ever there was. :-P
29 Likes
If you want to make a difference then feed the homeless in your local area.

Help a refugee (genuine ones). Volunteer your time with the food bank.

Donate old re useable item to charity shops.

Or spend your money on this site but the above options would always get my vote.

Not voting on this. It's not a deal.
20 Likes
susdev
Don't be that person. Just give to charity yourself - not on behalf of others.

Each to their own. My family and friends have always been happy with this and some chocs - particularly the older generations who have everything they want and more. I'm not advocating people do this as an alternative to a gift if that's what they want to do, it just gives some options for those who like charitable gifts :)
19 Likes
peympeym
The only problem here is where does the next bowl going to come from! I'd rather pay someone £10 to teach the 50 kids how to cook rice


uncle Ben's print the instructions on the back of the box

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49 Likes #1
Don't be that person. Just give to charity yourself - not on behalf of others.
7 Likes #2
What a great idea. Beats the socks and nail polishes etc. Heat op
20 Likes #3
susdev
Don't be that person. Just give to charity yourself - not on behalf of others.

Each to their own. My family and friends have always been happy with this and some chocs - particularly the older generations who have everything they want and more. I'm not advocating people do this as an alternative to a gift if that's what they want to do, it just gives some options for those who like charitable gifts :)
11 Likes #4
My boyfriends family all give each other charity gifts for Christmas as they don't need anything themselves. Nice site with lots of unusual gifts to choose from.
2 Likes #5
The only problem here is where does the next bowl going to come from! I'd rather pay someone £10 to teach the 50 kids how to cook rice
9 Likes #6
Funny kind of site. For example where are these kids, why do they need help, how much of the £5 does the site keep?
46 Likes #7
Your all missing the point, 50 bowls of rice for 5 quid!
Hot Deal if ever there was. :-P
2 Likes #8
peympeym
Funny kind of site. For example where are these kids, why do they need help, how much of the £5 does the site keep?

Somewhat conveniently you're only told that once your order has gone through and they send you the information in the form of a card, apparently.
#9
chromosome17
Your all missing the point, 50 bowls of rice for 5 quid!
Hot Deal if ever there was. :-P


Lol!
3 Likes #10
Not voted either way myself but I know despite the shortcomings of that site as pointed out (in vain) this deal will go ultra hot simply because no one wants to be that person. I love these "if you vote cold for this you're CLEARLY a heartless b*****d" deals. Sigh....life marches predictably on.....
29 Likes #11
If you want to make a difference then feed the homeless in your local area.

Help a refugee (genuine ones). Volunteer your time with the food bank.

Donate old re useable item to charity shops.

Or spend your money on this site but the above options would always get my vote.

Not voting on this. It's not a deal.
19 Likes #12
peympeym
The only problem here is where does the next bowl going to come from! I'd rather pay someone £10 to teach the 50 kids how to cook rice


uncle Ben's print the instructions on the back of the box
3 Likes #13
peympeym
The only problem here is where does the next bowl going to come from! I'd rather pay someone £10 to teach the 50 kids how to cook rice

I think the whole point is that they probably haven't got the rice to cook in the first place.

But you can make your donation here if you really want to help kids to cook - http://www.thekidscookeryschool.co.uk/

Edited By: dealpickle on Dec 09, 2015 00:21
9 Likes #14
Donate rice for nothing (albeit at a slower rate) here - http://www.freerice.org
9 Likes #15
dans1972
peympeym
The only problem here is where does the next bowl going to come from! I'd rather pay someone £10 to teach the 50 kids how to cook rice


uncle Ben's print the instructions on the back of the box

But then you have to rely on someone buying the 'teach 50 kids how to read for a tenner' gift.
banned 4 Likes #16
coolio28
If you want to make a difference then feed the homeless in your local area.
Help a refugee (genuine ones). Volunteer your time with the food bank.
Donate old re useable item to charity shops.
Or spend your money on this site but the above options would always get my vote.
Not voting on this. It's not a deal.

charity shops are just HUUGE Scam, most of the clothes they take in gets sold for around £800 per ton to africa/eastern europe where they get sold for much more than new clothes cost here in UK, and they pay the actual charity around £50-£100 depending on the place from that £800+ they receive :D

AVOID those places if you want to make an actual difference.
1 Like #17
dealpickle
Donate rice for nothing (albeit at a slower rate) here - http://www.freerice.org


Now that's a *HOT* deal!
6 Likes #18
charity shops are just HUUGE Scam

That would be the charity BAG collectors...most Charity shops do a good job and sell most of the goods donated
locally...some unsaleable goods are jucked/ragged but these also bring in much needed monies for good causes
Pay... especially at the top gets my goat in their otherwise good works for me ;)
6 Likes #19
susdev
Don't be that person. Just give to charity yourself - not on behalf of others.
Couldn't agree more, Whilst for a good cause I always see these as 'ooohh look at me' gifts. For people who want to shout about giving to charity and make themselves look like a good person.
#20
50 bowls of rice for 50 kids probably costs about 50p to the charity. Where does the other £4.50 go.
1 Like #21
susdev
Don't be that person. Just give to charity yourself - not on behalf of others.

Absolutely. Unless your whole group is doing it, it's really more of a gift to yourself.
#22
"50 bowls of rice for 50 children" sounds like a good party idea if you are on a budget.
1 Like #23
anyone that votes cold for this is a heartless b*****d!
#24
? It never stops in Cameron's Britain does it. Find out wherever your mp is, and using the £5 as travel money go there and confront them on the issue of the chaotic charity whirlpool that is the uk. It will be better spent.
2 Likes #25
coolio28
If you want to make a difference then feed the homeless in your local area.
Help a refugee (genuine ones). Volunteer your time with the food bank.
Donate old re useable item to charity shops.
Or spend your money on this site but the above options would always get my vote.
Not voting on this. It's not a deal.
Why not do those in addition to this?
#26
peympeym
The only problem here is where does the next bowl going to come from! I'd rather pay someone £10 to teach the 50 kids how to cook rice

No use learning to cook something you can't afford
4 Likes #27
I was a bit miffed when my mother in law gave us a donation to oxfam. I think she is supposed to ask for her gift to go to charity, not donate ours! Oh and she was happy to accept the present we brought her
#28
feeder16
50 bowls of rice for 50 kids probably costs about 50p to the charity. Where does the other £4.50 go.
On administration, overheads of employing volunteers and execs on 35k plus often. Also on third party IT support contracts :-)

Edited By: McHotpoon on Dec 09, 2015 10:35
#29
Messiah
peympeym
The only problem here is where does the next bowl going to come from! I'd rather pay someone £10 to teach the 50 kids how to cook rice

No use learning to cook something you can't afford


I remember Baroness Jenkin saying poor people can't cook. it was about this time last year.
#30
This is good value thinking about it, the basics instant noodles my kids get are 14p per pack. That's £7 for 50 and that's not cooked.... You do get flavour though I presume the rice here is without a flavour packet?
#31
Im all for helping but this country has people who need food. we give enough via forced state aid how about charity starts at home?
4 Likes #32
Hightowerman
Im all for helping but this country has people who need food. we give enough via forced state aid how about charity starts at home?

Was waiting for the charity starts at home brigade to start. These people from experience tend to be the ones who sit on their asses and just walk past people in need of help whether they be local or abroad.

Charity is a universal notion. Help as many people as you can.

I won't even ask when's the last time you did a charitable act. I'll assume you'll be buying lunch for the homeless near your work/ house today.
#33
It does not say anywhere it is a registered charity so it is a for profit business, give to charity. Could not find on the Gov charity commission site. States it has a charity advice number what is that? Does not make it a charity.
#34
229mel
coolio28
If you want to make a difference then feed the homeless in your local area.
Help a refugee (genuine ones). Volunteer your time with the food bank.
Donate old re useable item to charity shops.
Or spend your money on this site but the above options would always get my vote.
Not voting on this. It's not a deal.
charity shops are just HUUGE Scam, most of the clothes they take in gets sold for around £800 per ton to africa/eastern europe where they get sold for much more than new clothes cost here in UK, and they pay the actual charity around £50-£100 depending on the place from that £800+ they receive :D
AVOID those places if you want to make an actual difference.

Any evidence?
#35
xl125
It does not say anywhere it is a registered charity so it is a for profit business, give to charity. Could not find on the Gov charity commission site. States it has a charity advice number what is that? Does not make it a charity.

I wondered the exact same thing. I can't find anything to indicate that this is a charity. I'm a little concerned that people might actually be lining the pockets of the greedy as opposed to actually helping the needy which they intended.
1 Like #37
McHotpoon
feeder16
50 bowls of rice for 50 kids probably costs about 50p to the charity. Where does the other £4.50 go.
On administration, overheads of employing volunteers and execs on 35k plus often. Also on third party IT support contracts :-)

Sorry....did you actually type ' overheads of employing volunteers'. Do you know the definition of a volunteer?
2 Likes #38
coolio28
Hightowerman
Im all for helping but this country has people who need food. we give enough via forced state aid how about charity starts at home?
Was waiting for the charity starts at home brigade to start. These people from experience tend to be the ones who sit on their asses and just walk past people in need of help whether they be local or abroad.
Charity is a universal notion. Help as many people as you can.
I won't even ask when's the last time you did a charitable act. I'll assume you'll be buying lunch for the homeless near your work/ house today.

The last time was when I gave to the Royal British Legion and time before that was RNLI not that its any of your business. I do give to charity but when we have people in this country going without it should start at home. There are people of all ages now having to make choices of food or heat. Our lovely aid budget should be spent at home giving people help instead of taking it away. These are the people who have most likely spent their lives paying in to the system. My family will be the charity i will give to and if they are ok when i have a few quid I will give to a couple of select charities. If someone bought me a gift of a charity id make sure they knew on their birthday or Christmas that i gave their present in a form of donation to my family
#39
never does the full of what you give end up at the end there are costs involved.
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coolio28
If you want to make a difference then feed the homeless in your local area.
Help a refugee (genuine ones). Volunteer your time with the food bank.
Donate old re useable item to charity shops.
Or spend your money on this site but the above options would always get my vote.
Not voting on this. It's not a deal.

The thing is, even if I agree with your sentiment as if it has to be one or the other (and I don't), it's far easier for someone to click a link and enter their payments details than it is give up their time to work in a soup kitchen.

That means at least some of your suggestions are far less likely to happen. If it's a choice between buying rice for people in seconds, or not doing anything at all, then buying rice suddenly seems like an even nicer idea.

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