Charity Christmas gift ideas 2023: Our top picks

Wednesday 08 November 2023
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The season of giving is here. This Christmas, give a gift that gives back and support a vulnerable child

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas for children is magical. But some children in the UK will face something very different. A Christmas without toys, treats, or Christmas dinner – maybe no dinner at all.

We’re doing everything we can to change this. But we need your help.

If you're looking for a gift for a loved one, why not choose one that supports a vulnerable child?

Virtual Christmas gifts

Choose from our range of virtual gifts and dedicate it to a loved one. You'll receive a virtual or printable card (which you can personalise!). You can send this to them to let them know their gift is helping put the magic back into a child’s Christmas.

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A trip to visit Santa, £10

This gift could pay for a trip to visit Father Christmas, for a child who would otherwise miss out.

Donate £10

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Hot dinners, £12/month

This monthly gift could provide a hot dinner for a child for a week.

“I often see parents skipping meals or reducing their portions so that their children can eat. And at Christmas, that can be especially tough.” Action for Children Support Worker.

Donate £12/month

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A Christmas present, £25

For some children, this Christmas will be like any other day. They’ll wake up to no lights, no tree and no presents. Your gift could give a child the joy of opening up a Christmas present where they’d otherwise miss out.

Donate £25

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Support Worker, £40/month

This regular gift could provide a support worker to help a child in crisis this winter.

Donate £40/month

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A bed and a warm duvet for a child, £150

Children across the UK are growing up without a bed of their own. A comfortable place to sleep could give them a decent night’s sleep and so much more.

Donate £150

More gift options

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Christmas Cards

What’s a better way to spread the Christmas cheer this season? Send a special message to loved ones with one of our festive Christmas cards. Every purchase goes towards giving children a safe and happy childhood.

Price: from £3.50

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Unusual virtual Christmas cards

As Christmas comes around, you may find yourself looking for an alternative to the traditional Christmas card. Our virtual charity Christmas cards offer just that.

Create an unusual virtual card here

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Magical Christmas Bauble

Deck the halls with your very own Action for Children magical Christmas bauble. Each bauble sale could help provide vulnerable children with warm clothes, a hot meal or a Christmas present.

£10 each.

Buy your bauble here

Be a Secret Santa

Many UK children will wake up on Christmas morning to no toys, food, or warmth. Your gift could change this

Choose a gift