I'm already tired of shopping for Christmas. I've decided the kids are each getting a pile of manure, and my husband will just have to be content with a donkey cart. My dad is helping take care of the children while I travel to Kenya, so he deserves a couple of goats and a fair day's pay.
I am of course browsing the list of "funusual gifts" offered by Oxfam. My children may not appreciate a whopping pile of manure in their Christmas stocking, but luckily for them they won't be smelling it. The beauty of shopping with Oxfam is that your gift will actually go to person who truly needs it elsewhere in the world, and you get to keep the bragging rights.
Oxfam is one of the best charities working in Africa, so you can be assured your gift will end up in the right hands. A goat won't suddenly appear on your doorstep, but the true gift of giving will. If you run out of ideas for teacher gifts, how about getting a some school supplies in their name? It'll set you back just $25 and will truly help a family in need.