Tap into the festive spirit with water-themed gifts

photo by World Vision

If you're anything like me, you might not have quite finished your Christmas shopping yet.

Don't worry, there's still time to grab those last minute gifts and stocking fillers with our handy guide to some of the best gifts this season. With prices from £5 to £1,500, we've got something for everyone.

And, since our mission is to make water famous - we've ensured water is at the heart of every recommendation!

For the sports enthusiast

We love the Soul Cap, a black-owned swim brand that creates inclusive swimwear. Their swimming hat is tailor-made so swimmers with voluminous and/ or Afro-textured hair can protect their locks while in the water. Plus, the owners of Soul Cap work with The Wonder Foundation, a charity that helps disadvantaged women, girls, and communities through education.

The hats retail for £16.99.

From splashing in the water to gliding on top of it. We couldn't resist the look of this origami canoe from ONAK, which claims to the the 'world's lightest foldable canoe.'

The Onak weighs less than 15kg. And yet it easily carries up to 225kg. It is easy to take your boat on a water adventure: by bike, bus or train. And then you fold it from box to canoe and back in 15 minutes. With hefty price tag of around £1.5K this may be out of reach for many, but don't despair - you can also purchase gift vouchers starting at 50 euros.

Or how about a self-cleaning, bacteria-killing water bottle to keep you hydrated while you're working out or doing Yoga?

This refreshing little number from LARQ uses UV to disinfect your drinking water. The digital purification activates at the touch-of-a-button, and every two hours, to eliminate harmful bacteria such as e.coli and salmonella. It comes in a range of prices and sizes, starting at £95.

For the book worm

Penguin Classics have released a series of 21 short books as part of the its new Green Ideas series. Not only do they make perfect stocking-fillers, they also feature ideas that have changed the way we think and talk about the living Earth, drawing from art, literature, food, gardening, technology, economics, politics and ethics.

We recommend Greta Thunberg's 'No one is too small to make a difference' or 'Man's war against nature' by environmental activist and author Rachel Carson - a marine biologist whose writing brought ecology into public consciousness and spurred revolutionary changes in law impacting the water environment.

Each book retails at £4.99, although if you're feeling flush, you can also purchase the complete box set for £100 RRP.

Or for more water-themed books for adults and children, check out our top ten list here

If you want something a little different, why not check out this range of literary inspired gifts and clothing from the Literary Emporium. Based in the UK, all their clothing is produced in WRAP accredited factories - which assure safe, legal and ethical manufacturing processes. Their unisex tees and jumpers make great gifts for book lovers to curl up in with their favourite classic novel.

The Make Water Famous team particularly like the literary emporium mug - which at £10.50 is perfect for enjoying a hot drink alongside your latest read.

Alternatively you can hydrate in style while still showing off your literary credentials with a stainless steel Book Lover water bottles featuring original artwork designed and sold by independent artists over at Redbubble.com.

Gifts that keep giving

Sometimes the best gift is knowing you've supported someone in need. For families facing drought, or living in areas far from the nearest water supply, providing clean, safe water is life-saving.

Why not try Oxfam Unwrapped's water-themed gifts, where you can donate towards safe water projects, life-saving loos and vital water pumps for communities in need. Prices start at £5

Or you could check out Water Aid's Shop for Life. We especially like the cheekily named Bog In a Bag and other gifts that fund projects in developing countries, providing everything from hand washing stations to clean water for mums and babies.

Your gift will have double the impact because the UK government is matching donations until 15 February, up to £2 million, as part of WaterAid's Thirst for Knowledge appeal.

If you want to help families access clean water in emergency situations, then look no further than UNICEF's Inspired Gifts.

For £14 your gift will provide 5,000 water purification tablets for families to purify water in emergency situations, when the fresh water supply may be compromised. This gift will help purify at least 20,000 litres of water.

Finally, here's a gift that will make a huge difference to the lives of young women. The Girl's Sanitary Kit from Must Have Gifts is a real winner.

Without sanitary products, girls may miss school during their periods and end up falling behind. Alternative charity gifts like this girl's sanitary kit could change the course of a girl's education. This amazing gift is only £6. It's so simple and practical but could restore a girl's dignity and help improve education for girls.