Luckily we have a big Altromercato store nearby. It is the fair trade ("commercio equosolidale") store in Italy, and they stock everything from clothes to food, cosmetics, and interior stuff. And best of all, it isn't stupidly expensive.
So where better to buy Christmas presents for our son's nursery teachers? Mr P&P (who got himself elected as parent representative and gets to do the running for this kind of thing...) and I just spent an hour whizzing round the shop to put six of these beauties together:
Seriously though, this is the perfect antidote to mindless Christmas commercialism to me (well, bar not buying anything, I guess). Now I just hope the teachers like it too!