Special gifts for that special present - a range of special gifts

By staff writers
March 11, 2007

If you are wanting to find that special gift, then we have compiled a list of extra special gifts and special gift websites to help you find that special something for Christmas, a birthday or anniversary.

1. Newspapers Remembered

To show someone how special they are why not give a genuine original archive Newspaper from a date of your choice? The perfect gift to commemorate someone's Birthday, Wedding Anniversary or other special Ooccasion, or just show how special they are to you. You can get one in a special gift box, with a special personal certificate or even a folder giving a "this is your life" binder with newpapers from the same day every ten years. Find out more and visit the special gift web site here.

2. Send an animal to the developing world

What could be more special than changing someone's life for the better? Special gifts may never be the same after UNICEF, Oxfam, World Vision and Christian Aid, launched schemes to send goats, donkeys, sheep, camels and assorted other livestock to Africa on behalf of loved ones as special gifts. All you have to do is visit the website, choose your gift, and then a card is sent with a personalised message to the person on whose behalf the gift is being given. Available from: UNICEF, Oxfam, World Vision and Christian Aid.

3. Adopt an animal

As well as changing a person's life, you might like to change an animal's life. You can sponsor lots of animals through WWF (formerly the World Wildlife fund). Animals that you can adopt or sponsor include pandas, tigers, monkeys, elephants and dolphins. When you adopt an animal you get a special adoption pack which includes a soft toy of your animal, a fact booklet about your adopted species, a print of your adopted animal as well as WWF's special tips on reducing your own environmental impact. Find out more at the WWF special gifts website here.

4. Buy some land on the moon, a tropical island or become a Lord or Lady

There is a special site which give people the chance to own things that they could previously only dream of.Moon estates offer you the chance to own a piece of the Moon, adopt a vine, own a plot on a tropical island, have a piece of a Highland estate and gain the title Laird or Lady. Find special gifts from Moonestates here

5. Give a special gift experience

If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, Thanks Darling and BuyaGift both have a wide range of special gift experiences from feeding lions, to a trip on the orient express, sphering, driving a racing car or tank, special theatre trips or pamper breaks, hot air balooning or a helicopter trip. Browse the range of special gift experiences at the Thanks Darling website here or browse the special gift experiences at BuyaGift here

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