10 Christmas gift ideas 2021: bring joy with a Fair travel
Christmas is always a magical time… We have the opportunity to imagine and build the communities we want to be, to redefine the values that unite us and to engage in building a more fair society. Let’s celebrate Christmas 2021 in a Fair way! Here are 10 gift ideas to give to your loved ones, and to our communities.
At Fairbnb.coop, we donate 50% of our platform fee to local projects: by booking a holiday home or b&b with us you will be giving a Christmas gift not only to your friends and relatives but also to a social project of your choice in the community you will visit.
Last year we suggested 10 Christmas gift ideas with trips to our pilot cities: Venice, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Marseille, Porto, Granada, Valencia, Bologna, Genoa, and the Riviera di Ponente in Liguria. In 2021, many new cities, regions, and entire countries across Europe have joined the Fairbnb.coop project, each connected to one or more solidarity and sustainable development projects in the area.
So here are 10 new gift ideas in beautiful destinations, which will allow you to give an unforgettable experience to your loved ones, with the certainty of being welcomed once you arrive at the destination.
Christmas is love in action, it’s giving. Your first Christmas good deed will be to help an entire community.
By organizing your holiday in Paris you give a future to refugees and asylum seekers
At the top of our list of Christmas gift ideas 2021 we put a vacation to Paris, the city of love: the timeless charm of its century-old buildings always hits the heart, no matter how many times you’ve been there! Take the classical picture of the Tour Eiffel, then start stumbling from one amazing quarter to the next one, maybe following the tips of our fair Host Sophie. Just remember to book your vacation rentals in Paris on Fairbnb.coop:
half of our platform fees will be donated in your behalf to the project Thot – Transmettre un Horizon à Tous, a French graduate school for asylum seekers and refugees.
Book a holiday home in Wien to support the local homeless people
Travel to Wien to immerse yourself in the magical multicultural atmosphere of the Austrian capital: you will find extensive parks as well as castles, churches, and majestic imperial palaces in the center. Christmas in Wien feels as if the city was put under a huge romantic snow globe. The imperial buildings and enchanting small narrow alleys in the first district are decorated with shining Christmas lights. Whenever you walk home from one of the many charming Christmas markets, strolling through the empty streets it seems as if the time has stopped and if you are lucky and it starts to snow you truly feel like you are in a magical snow globe.
By booking your vacation rentals in Wien on Fairbnb.coop you will support the non-profit organization Verein M.U.T., which helps the homeless through the project “Yes we care”, the family housing projects, food rescue, and distribution as well as an open space for events of any kind.
In Flanders you will find amazing gift ideas for everyone
A unique combination of cultural, natural and gastronomic riches awaits you in Flanders. Looking for gift ideas for an art enthusiast? Gent is the home of Jan Van Eyck and the Flemish primitives. Are you looking for fashion? Choose Antwerp! Is the gift recipient a cyclist, walker or nature lover? With a vacation in a resort in the Flemish Ardennes you will certainly make him or her happy.
Thanks to the project Fonds Vakantie voor Iedereen, with your holiday in Flanders you will make a day trip come true for the most vulnerable families in poverty: with Fairbnb.coop you can donate a piece of vacation to people who otherwise never get to go on vacation.
Looking for precious gift ideas? Choose the jewels of Rome
The Colosseum and the Imperial Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica and countless other churches rich in sacred art, the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo, the fountains of Piazza di Trevi, Piazza Navona, and Piazza di Spagna … Rome is a treasure trove that everyone should have the opportunity to visit at least once in their lifetime: why don’t you give this chance to someone you love?
Book your vacation rentals in Rome on Fairbnb.coop to let the children too experience the “great beauty” of the Eternal City, thanks to the social project promoted by the Mission Bambini Foundation that we support here.
For Christmas 2021, give the gift of the ancient and modern wonders of Florence
Florence is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway, for a cultural trip as well as for a gastronomic tour: whether you are looking for gift ideas for your partner, for a person who appreciates monuments and museums, or for a gourmet, putting under the tree a vacation in the capital of Tuscany you can be sure it will be appreciated. You could follow the advice of Manuela, our Local Ambassador, and choose an accommodation in the neighborhood of Sant’Ambrogio, to be immediately in the heart of the city.
Wherever you decide to stay, by booking your vacation rentals in Florence on fairbnb.coop you can also make a gift to people with disabilities or to the poorest families in the city, donating half of our commission to the Casa Amica or to the Pane Quotidiano projects: you choose!
In Liguria, in the Eastern Italian Riviera, memorable gift ideas are waiting for you
In the Eastern Italian Riviera, from the border with Tuscany to the surroundings of Genoa, you can find some of the most amazing villages of Liguria, with pastel-colored houses overlooking the sea, beautiful beaches, nature trails, historic monuments, and spectacular events, such as the biggest nativity scene in the world prepared every year in Manarola, in the famous Cinque Terre: at Christmas 2021 you can give unforgettable vacations to do at any time in 2022.
By booking your vacation rentals in Liguria on Fairbnb.coop you can support the sustainable development project Co.Co.Farm. that, by recovering waste biomass from river beds and beaches, will not only contribute to the protection of the territory but will also produce renewable energy and natural fertilizers.
Manarola in the Cinque Terre
Perfect gift ideas for Christmas? Vacations in Geneva, the Capital of Peace
Birthplace of the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross, and home to many international organizations, Switzerland’s second-largest city is sometimes referred to as the Capital of Peace. Beautifully located on the banks of Lake Geneva and surrounded by magical landscapes, it is also a great place to be visited, to appreciate great views, a fascinating history, and a vibrant cultural life. Give a holiday in Geneva as a gift to your beloved and take together a stroll in the international district, wander along the lake shores or visit unique museums and monuments in the city’s old town.
By booking your vacation rentals in Geneva on Fairbnb.coop you can support one of these projects:
- C.A.R., a non-profit association whose objective is to contribute to solving the challenge of housing, addressing the youth in particular;
- Thrive, which helps refugees and migrants to gain work experience in Switzerland by guiding tourists through the city;
- Terrasses sans frontières, which works to green Geneva’s roofs and terraces to improve the life of its human and animal residents.
Gift ideas in Málaga: imagine that all your wishes come true
“The City of Paradise” is the name used by the famous Spanish poet Vicente Aleixandre, referring to Málaga, the Capital of the Costa del Sol and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Travel to Málaga and its villages and enjoy the local charm in a sustainable way. Give as a gift the essence of the most traditional Andalusia with a magical journey through the White Villages Route, which hides places of enormous beauty and spectacular landscapes, preserving all the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of the different civilizations that have populated these lands.
By booking your vacation rentals in Málaga you will make a love gesture even towards beautiful animals such as donkeys: you will support the rescue center Donkeydreamland, with its educational and interactive activities and programs.
Let yourself captivate in Girona and Empordà and help local children with disabilities
Vacations in Girona and Empordà, a land inhabited since prehistoric times, ideal for calm, enjoyment of the landscape, and good living, are that kind of gift ideas that everyone would appreciate. Here you can stroll around medieval villages and charming historical centers, or discover the richness of its Natural Parks, venture to visit its crystal clear coves, wander through its croplands and the rural landscape. Looking for gift ideas for a sommelier? Know that this region has more than 2.000 years of wine-making tradition and today offers many high-quality local wines.
Book your vacation rentals in Girona and Empordà on Fairbnb.coop to support the leisure center El Dofí, a project promoted by a group of parents of children with intellectual disabilities: they carry out different activities such as music therapy workshops, art workshops, physical activities, outdoor play, and summer camps. All of them adapted to the different age groups but also to the needs of every child.
In Spain you will find gift ideas for all tastes!
The monuments and museums of historic cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, the traditions and culture of Andalusia, the Basque Country and other regions, the beautiful beaches of the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and along the coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the natural wonders and festivals in the inland areas… Without a doubt, in Spain you will find perfect gift ideas for your partner, but many of its destinations would be greatly appreciated by your entire family or even by your best friends.
Thanks to our new collaboration with Refugees Welcome España, you can turn your holiday in Spain into a gift also to our national project, supporting refugee people and asylum seekers across the country.
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