If ever there was a perfect time to give back it has to be Christmas. The festivities seem to bring out the very best in people with donations and charitable acts always at an all-time high during the month of December. If you’re looking to go one step further this year and give Christmas charity gifts alongside your usual efforts, then we’re here to help. Selecting the right thing can seem tricky, with so many deserving causes, so we’ve made a conscious effort to hand select Charity Christmas gifts that go above and beyond with their donation, ethos or mission.
The best bit about choosing a Charity Christmas gift in 2019 is the breadth of things on offer, no longer is it just the choice of a donation in someone’s name. There are a whole host of options that give back to worthy causes while also delivering a beautifully designed present so that your effors tick both boxes: doing good and looking good.
Whether you’re after a stunning perfume set for your other half or are keen to help your friend with the New Year commitment to a more sustainable 2020 with a reusable water bottle, there really is something for everyone. Despite all the stylish and high-end picks on our list, one of our favourites has got to be the adorable little turkey decoration. Made by an incredible charity called Fine Cell Work, each of these are handmade and will have helped an inmate somewhere in the UK to learn new needlework skills while on the journey to rehabilitation.
Scroll our 2019 list of charity Christmas gifts below to find the perfect presents for all your loved ones, and if you’ve got a favourite that we haven’t featured but that you think we should include, let us know.
The Pin Project pin, £18
Why: These beautiful pins are produced by returnees and people displaced by war in Jordan, Turkey, Burkina Faso and Afghanistan. Each one helps refugees, displaced people and returnees in some of the world's most troubled areas move towards economic independence and a renewed sense of pride.
Buy it: ishkar.com
Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery, £19.99
Why: A bible for any foodie friend, every restaurant featured was selected on merit by a team of fifty-seven editors. 5% of profits from sales are donated to The Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Buy it: amazon.co.uk
Eat Your Hat Chocolate Library - Volume 1, £30
Why: This delicious selection of chocolate bars is ethically-sourced, eco-friendly and organic. Sales from Eat Your Hat go towards supporting smallholder cocoa farmers.
Buy it: traidcraftshop.co.uk
Wednesday’s Child gift boxes, from £25
Why: These carefully curated gift boxes are designed to be soothing, nourishing, comforting, inspiring and mindful. All profits go back into supporting those who are working on an eating disorder recovery journey.
Buy it: wednesdayschild.co.uk
Sin Gusano Limited Edition Set, £75
Why: Kick off the party season in style with these very rare, small-batch agave spirits that have never been exported before. 10% of profits are donated to charitable causes that benefit the associated communities in Mexico
Buy it: singusano.com
Discovery set gift card, £125
Why: Sana Jardin is the first socially conscious luxury fragrance brand that helps empower the women involved in the creation of perfume, by giving them tools to upcycle floral waste into their own products. This discovery set lets someone try all the scents before using their gift card to buy their favourite one in full size.
Buy it: sanajardin.com
Handmade Turkey Decoration, £18
Why: Fine Cell Work teaches prisoners needlework, helping to boost self-worth and self-discipline. This Christmas decoration is made from vintage tweeds and British wool. Each one is slightly different.
Buy it: finecellwork.co.uk
Whiteley Neill Gin, £36.99
Why: Whitley Neill Gin gives a percentage of its profits to Tree Aid. The gin’s main botanical is Baobab and the charity supports the baobab farmers in making their plantations sustainable.
Buy it: amazon.co.uk
Lady Muck Body Butter, £20
Why: Hand made in the UK from natural ingredients, sales of this vegan-friendly body butter goes towards supporting adults living with complex epilepsy, learning and physical disabilities.
Buy it: yourssustainably.com
Jerry Water Bottle in Snapper Red, £20
Why: This eye-catching design helps reduce single-use plastic, as a handy alternative to disposable bottles, as well as donating 100% of profits to water projects in India and Africa.
Buy it: jerrybottle.com
Frosted berries diffuser, £19
Why: Support the work of Save the Children by buying products from their online shop. We love this seasonal frosted berry diffuser that helps scent your space with a beautifully fruity smell throughout the holidays.
Buy it: shop.savethechildren.org.uk
If you love the gift of giving, why not buy your family and friends one of our best advent canedars for food and drink lovers