If you want to give an unusual ethical gift that is going to make a real difference, then why not help someone to see?
The perfect gift for an optician, a bookworm who likes reading, or just a family member or friend who cares, through Christian Aid's Present Aid site, you an give the gift of reading glasses.
In Honduras, Christian Aid partner Coprodedpiy is helping older women, including widows, learn to read and write, so they can better manage their businesses – such as flower growing, basket weaving and pottery. Many of the women also have poor eyesight, but have never even been able to afford an eye test, let alone glasses.
You can give a pair of glasses to someone in the developing world quickly and easily online, as a gift on someone else's behalf. Simply vest the Christian Aid Present Aid web site, choose the gift, and the person on whose behalf you are giving it will receive a card with your personal message.