This is another first of a kind on the blog! Whilst I have been producing Christmas gift guides yearly since I’m running my blog; I have not dedicated a standalone Christmas Gift Guide to charity and non-profit organisations yet. But this year, having discovered so many fantastic charities, I wanted to separate them from the rest and give readers the chance to explore this beautiful way of giving and gifting without the distraction of the rest of the gifts.
I hope you will like this special gift guide and find new causes to support.
Greenpeace shop gifts
As a huge supporter of their work, Greenpeace has to top my Charity Christmas Gift Guide. All products are made from organic cotton and printed in the UK in a renewable energy powered factory and their online fundraising store raises vital funds and awareness that support their important campaigns.
Crisis Christmas Appeal
HOMELESSNESS IS NOT A LIFESTYLE CHOICE!
Rough sleeping alone has increased in England by 26% in the last year. Nearly a 250.000 households across the country are now experiencing the worst forms of homelessness.
This year, by donating to Crisis at Christmas charity appeal, you could help make this someone’s last Christmas without a home.
WaterAid is a charity I regularly support.
WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, their aim is to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Since 1981, they’ve directly reached 27 million people with clean water, 27 million people with decent toilets, and21 million people with good hygiene.
You can just pick a pressie, write your message and that’s it. For £24 you can gift a hand washing station for 3 families. Every time you shop with WaterAid, your donation helps to reach people with life-saving clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
RSPB Nature Gifts
Sourced through ethical and sustainable accreditations, these RSPB nature gifts will make all small and big nature lovers very happy this Christmas. Every purchase you make supports wildlife and there’s a nice gift range to choose from: toys and games, accessories and clothing, books and garden products.
Buy a gift from Centrepoint
Leading youth homeless charity Centrepoint predicts 24,400 young people will face homeless this Christmas. For many homeless young people, Christmas can be isolating and upsetting – a reminder of what they don’t have. Sometimes even a small gift, when it is needed most, can be a new beginning for a homeless young person. Give the greatest gift this year through Centrepoint Christmas gifts. Ranging from £10 to £1,500, any donation small or large will make a meaningful difference.
Gifts form as little as 10:
We often take basic things like soap, deodorant, and toothpaste for granted. However, living on the streets, sofa surfing or sleeping on a night bus can make it hard for a young person to take care of their basic hygiene. The gift of toiletries can help a young person stay healthy and feel like themselves again.
Sponsor a tree at Blenheim Estate
Blenheim Palace is on a mission to re-plant 1,000 trees within their World Heritage Site. The cost to sponsor a tree is £25, which includes a dedication message and certificate – with a range of designs available. The certificate is easy to send via email, to keep the gift as eco-friendly as possible.
The sponsorship pays for the entire process of the tree’s life. It starts with the collection of the seed, nurturing it into a sapling, preparing the land, planting, tending to the growing tree and protecting it well into the future.
Refugee run cookery classes from Migrateful Chefs
Migrateful is a charity which brings people together through a common love of food and culture – they train asylum seekers, refugees & migrants to teach cookery classes where they share their traditional cuisines with the public. The cookery class vouchers make great gifts and there is a range of cuisines to choose from including Sri Lankan, Moroccan, Syrian & Ghanaian across London, Bristol, Brighton and online. They start at £30 plus booking fee.
Charity shop gift card
Give someone the gift of thrift with The Charity Shop Gift Card. This first-of-its-kind ‘gift card for good’ is the only one that can be spent in national and regional charity shops across the UK.
The perfect gift for committed second-hand shoppers, it will also appeal to those who want to give more sustainably, encourage family and friends to buy more consciously, at the same time as supporting good causes — and all in a single spend.
The Charity Shop Gift Card can be purchased at participating charity stores, major high street retailers and as even more environmentally friendly e-vouchers atwww.thecharityshopgiftcard.co.uk. Supported by the Charity Retail Association.
GOSH Charity Christmas Appeal 2023
For decades, children at Great Ormond Street Hospital have received well wishes at Christmas from members of the public. It has become a treasured tradition for many, with 1.2 million messages sent to date. You can send your own special Christmas stocking message to the children, families and staff at GOSH when you make your donation: https://www.gosh.org/donate/christmas/
A Breath of Fresh Air
The Woodland Trust has a range of donation gifts, like A Breath of Fresh Air Gift Voucher. This gift could plant 25 square metres of new woodland, which has the potential to lock up 1 tonne of carbon dioxide. It is available as either a postal gift to be personalised at home or an email version.