As wedding gifts go, a goat isn’t exactly the first thing you’d think of giving, is it? Funnily enough, though, goats are becoming more and more popular as gifts, but don’t worry – the bride and groom won’t have to buy a field for it to live in, for these goats go, not to the couple getting married, but to people in poverty-stricken countries, who really need them. Yes, it’s a charity gift, and if you have all the towels and toasters you need, it could be a good option for your gift registry.
Sites like www.goodgifts.org allow you to give goats as gifts, but that’s not all. How do you fancy paying someone’s mortgage for a year (it costs as little as £20 in some developing countries)? Providing food for an abandoned donkey? Setting up a village shop? All of these are available at the site, which means that, as well as doing your bit for charity, you’ll also be making the whole gift-buying process a whole lot more interesting for your guests, too. There’s a similar wedding registry at www.greatgifts.org, and Oxfam Unwrapped also offer unusual, but hugely beneficial charity gifts for weddings.