Still looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas? Why not pick up a prezzie that helps raise some money for good causes!
We’ve done our research to help find you the loveliest gifts that help do some good. Check out our top picks…
School for Social Entrepreneurs
National Lottery funded School for Social Entrepreneurs put together this awesome, and very detailed, gift guide featuring amazing ideas from students on their programmes.
Why not support their incredible projects?
Check it out: https://www.the-sse.org/news/the-good-gift-buying-guide/
Social Investment Scotland
Social Investment Scotland have this lovely, thorough gift guide too that they’ve set up to encourage people to ‘buy social’.
From Bikes to Go-Karting – there’s gifts for everyone here, so give it a gander: https://www.shopsocialscotland.com/
Scottish Wildlife Trust
One for the wildlife lovers!
Charity Scottish Wildlife Trust has a fabulous shop with gifts including cute plastic-free ‘Adopt an Animal’ packs!
Yes, we know you’re probably eyeing up that Otter pack too…
Check it out: https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/how-to-help/online-shop/
National Trust for Scotland
National Trust for Scotland put together their gift guide featuring many of the goodies inspired by Scottish heritage that you can purchase straight from their store.
Why will the purchase make you feel good? 100% of the profits go towards protecting Scotland’s heritage.
Have a browse: https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/christmas-gifts-from-scotland
Visual arts charity Project Ability support people with disabilities and mental ill health.
Whether you’re shopping for an art lover, or just a pretty stylish loved one, they have a wonderful online shop with various cool arty bits.
Shop now: https://www.project-ability.co.uk/shop/
Silverburn Park in Leven are selling gifts to raise money for their Flax Mill Renovation project, check out their post below offering some goodies – and don’t worry if you can’t make it to their stall, give them a follow on Facebook for updates.
Check out your local charity shops
By shopping second-hand you can find one-of-a-kind goods and also feel good about the positive environmental effects of shopping pre-loved.
Check out your local charity shops if you can and feel safe to, but if you want to stay home, why don’t you try shopping charity shops online? Many charities are offering their donated goods on Facebook Marketplace and eBay – with British Heart Foundation even recently starting a Depop!
Whether it’s a quirky antique or fabulous vintage scarf… you can: find a bargain, make a loved one happy, support a charity and the environment! Talk about win-win!
If you’re shopping on Amazon…
If you’re shopping with Amazon, did you know that you can activate Amazon Smile to donate a percentage of your purchase to a charity of your choice?
It’s true! Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to your chosen good cause when you shop, so you might as well set it up…
Find out how to get started: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/
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