Charity Gifts Reviews

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Adopt an Elephant
Adopt an Elephant

Adopt an Elephant

from £3.00/mth

We love elephants, particularly baby ones as they are super cute! They are such an iconic animal and it’s shocking to learn that we’ve lost 90% of African elephants in the past century. In fact, 55 are killed every day for their tusks. When you adopt an elephant with WWF your will be helping their conservation efforts including protecting habitats and the restoration of degraded biological corridors.

What you get
  • A gift pack including a cuddly elephant toy.
  • Two exclusive magazines delivered three times a year.
  • Free delivery within 3 business days.
> Adopt an Elephant with WWF
WWF
The world’s largest conservation charity works to preserve the environment and animals that live in the wild. Its mission is to ensure that a world is created where every species can thrive together with humans.
Reg Charity Number: 1081247
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Adopt a Giraffe
Adopt a Giraffe

Adopt a Giraffe

from £3.00/mth

Giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth. Their legs alone, at around 6ft for adults, are taller than most humans! Sadly these beautiful and graceful animals are classed as vulnerable on the IUCN’s Red List.

Loss of habitat, human conflict and poaching are the main issues threatening their numbers in the wild. There has been a population decline of 40% over the past 50 years, and they have become extinct in seven African countries.

Giraffes are also a familiar sight in zoos and circuses across the world. However, life in captivity subjects these wide-ranging animals to health problems and inadequate living space, which is why Born Free work to conserve their numbers in the wild, to provide the life they deserve to lead.

Adopting a giraffe with Born Free supports their work with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to protect threatened giraffes across Africa.

What you get
  • Soft Toy – your own cuddly toy giraffe to keep at home.
  • Adoption Pack, including a personalised certificate, animal story, fact sheet and glossy photo to display.
  • “Adopt” Magazine delivered bi-annually with exclusive updates from Born Free.
> Adopt a Giraffe with Born Free
Born Free
Born Free supports conservation, education and community engagement with regards to protecting animals and their natural habitats. They want a future where animals can thrive in the wild. To achieve this they need your help.
Reg Charity Number: 1070906
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Sponsor a Puppy Lily
Sponsor a Puppy Lily

Sponsor a Puppy Lily

from £4.33/mth

Lily is an adorable little pup who likes playing in the grass. She needs your support to become a life-changing guide dog.

When you sponsor Lily you will have the chance to participate in her incredible adventure. Not only that you will be helping to change the life of someone who has experienced a loss of vision.

What you get
  • Regular Pupdates – following your puppy’s journey
  • A cuddly toy pup.
  • Access to your puppy’s exclusive Facebook group
  • Photo album and photos of your pup
  • A personalised certificate
  • An adorable magnet
  • A gorgeous calendar at the end of each year
> Sponsor Lily Today
Guide Dogs
The UK’s leading charity for the visually impaired has the ambition to create a future where every individual suffering from sight loss develops the confidence to live fully.
Reg Charity Number: 209617
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Adopt a Manta – Mrs Flappy
Adopt a Manta – Mrs Flappy

Adopt a Manta – Mrs Flappy

Manta rays are extremely beautiful and mysterious creatures. They can reach up to seven metres in width and weigh up to two tonnes. However, despite their size, mantas are very gentle.

Adopting a manta through the Manta Trust makes for a great gift. The digital adoption pack provides the opportunity to learn about these beautiful fish, whilst supporting Manta Trusts global efforts to research and protect them.

Mrs Flappy is an impressive female manta ray who has been in the wars! Sporting a shark bite scar plus wounds inflicted when she became entangled in discarded fishing line in 2017. Luckily, she was rescued by divers and is ready to flap her way into your heart!

What you get

• A bio of your adopted manta ray.
• A Fact File – learn about the biology and ecology of manta rays.
• A personalised Adoption Certificate.
• A digital poster of your adopted manta – ideal for desktop / smart phone backgrounds, or to print out to hang on the wall.
• A Kids Activity Pack – containing several games and activities. Includes a crossword, spot the difference, ID the manta, and more!
• A personalised message card – write a short message in an e-card if the adoption is a gift.

> Adopt a Manta with The Manta Trust
Manta Trust
Adopt a manta with Manta Trust and help fund their work towards a sustainable future for the world's oceans.
Reg Charity Number: 1145387
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English Heritage Family Membership 2 Adults
English Heritage Family Membership 2 Adults

English Heritage Family Membership 2 Adults

A family membership provides unlimited access to over 400 historic English Heritage sites for two adults and up to twelve children. You can visit English Heritage sites across the country as many times as you like, allowing you and your family the chance to take hundreds of days out.

English Heritage are currently offering 15% off memberships when using the code EH2020.  The offer lasts until the 31st January 2021

What you get
  • Free Members’ Handbook
  • Exclusive Members’ Magazine
  • Free or reduced price entry to 100s of exciting English Heritage events
  • Free parking where the car park is owned by English Heritage
  • Access to a Members’ Reward scheme allowing you to take advantage of money-saving offers and fantastic deals from over 60 carefully selected partners.
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English Heritage
The historic places in English Heritages care span six millennia. Caring for these places and their collections for the benefit of this and future generations is at the cornerstone of everything they do. The generous support of many donors enables them to carry out that work.
Reg Charity Number: 1140351
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Sponsor a Puppy Gordon
Sponsor a Puppy Gordon

Sponsor a Puppy Gordon

Gordon loves sleeping. His Volunteer Puppy Trainer Vicki told us: “Gordon’s favourite place to sleep is underneath the sofa. However, now he’s growing, he lies in front of it and sticks just his head underneath instead. It’s so funny!” And where else does he like to sleep? “Pretty much anywhere. My four teenage daughters love sitting on the floor so he can crawl onto their laps for a snooze.”

One day, he’ll transform a deaf person’s life by helping them to leave loneliness behind – and it all started with a little puppy, supported along his training journey by kind people like you. Will Gordon always love sleeping? Or will mealtimes and treats keep him alert? When will he grow so big that even his head won’t fit under the sofa? And which deaf person will he help to lead the full, rich life they deserve? Sponsor Gordon today and find out!

What you get
  • For just £3 a month and you will receive a fantastic welcome pack, comprising a sponsorship certificate you can hang proudly on your wall and regular updates and pics.
  • When you donate £5 a month or more, you also get a cute, cuddly toy dog.
> Sponsor Gordon the Puppy
Hearing Dogs For Deaf People
Hearing Dogs train clever dogs to assist hearing-impaired people to reconnect with life. Today there are more than 1,000 dogs that have been partnered with deaf people across the UK.
Reg Charity Number: 293358
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The National Trust Joint Membership
The National Trust Joint Membership

The National Trust Joint Membership

A joint National Trust membership is for two adults living at the same address, offering the chance to visit hundreds of fantastic places in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. Plus it’s unlimited, so you can go as many times as you like, and all children under 5 are also free. A great way to see some of the UK’s most amazing scenery and historic houses, you’ll always have something new to go with a National Trust membership.

By paying your yearly subscription, you will be providing funds for the National Trust to continue their much-needed conservation work across over 500 historic houses, 700 miles coastline, and over 600,000 acres of lush countryside. With no support from the government, your membership goes towards the care of our precious UK heritage for not just us, but also for future generations.

What you get
  • Free entry to over 500 special places
  • Free parking at most National Trust car parks
  • National Trust Handbook full of ideas to help you plan a visit
  • National Trust Magazine sent to you three times a year
  • Regular newsletters sent straight to your inbox
  • Plus, buy online and pay by annual Direct Debit to receive a free pair of binoculars
> Buy Now
The National Trust
The National Trust takes care of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It does this so we can all enjoy these fabulous venues in perpetuity.
Reg Charity Number: 205846
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WWF Membership
WWF Membership

WWF Membership

from £5.00/mth

A WWF membership is a great gift for a friend or loved one, and a great way to show your own personal support. The membership will help fund WWF’s ongoing conservation work across the globe.

Not only do WWF help animals, but also their habitat as climate change and the unsustainable consumption of precious natural resources erode the planet. From as little as £5 a month, you will be helping to save the planet and it’s endangered animals. It’s a small price to pay to make a real difference to our planet.

What you get
  • Join and get a gift pack with fun activities for all the family.
  • Get regular updates three times a year.
  • Help WWF with their fight to save our World.
> Help to Protect our Planet
WWF
The world’s largest conservation charity works to preserve the environment and animals that live in the wild. Its mission is to ensure that a world is created where every species can thrive together with humans.
Reg Charity Number: 1081247
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Super Goat
Super Goat

Super Goat

Is your loved one the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)!?! Why not grab a goat from Oxfam – a virtual gift with a big impact.

These go-anywhere-wonders are locally sourced, vaccinated and are able to make a big, big difference. They produce milk to drink and sell, fertiliser for crops, and kids to take to market. Not too baa-d.

What you get
  • Receive your fun personalised gift card within 5 working days.
  • Last minute gift? No problem, you can send an e-card on the day!
> Shop Now with Oxfam Unwrapped
Oxfam
Oxfam is a global movement. It is made up of people numbering millions all of whom believe that poverty is not something that needs to exist in a world that is resource rich.
Reg Charity Number: 202918
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Sponsor a Puppy Bertie
Sponsor a Puppy Bertie

Sponsor a Puppy Bertie

Bertie loves to help! He loves helping in the garden – you could say he has ‘green paws’. He likes running around on the grass, just to make sure it’s nice and flat. He’s happy rolling among the flowers, to check for weeds, obviously. But his favourite garden activity is re-potting plants, even if they didn’t need re-potting. How helpful!

His Volunteer Puppy Trainer adores him. “He’s very friendly as well as funny,” she tells us. One day this cuddly helper really will help a deaf person to leave loneliness behind, while giving them hours of entertainment along the way. How do you think Bertie’s helpful nature will see him through his training? And which deaf person will Bertie help to reconnect with friends, with family, with the community around them… with life? Sponsor Bertie today and find out!

What you get
  • For just £3 a month and you will receive a fantastic welcome pack, comprising a sponsorship certificate you can hang proudly on your wall and regular updates and pics.
  • When you donate £5 a month or more, you also get a cute, cuddly toy dog.
> Sponsor Bertie the Puppy
Hearing Dogs For Deaf People
Hearing Dogs train clever dogs to assist hearing-impaired people to reconnect with life. Today there are more than 1,000 dogs that have been partnered with deaf people across the UK.
Reg Charity Number: 293358

Why Buy Charity Gifts?

A no-waste gift

Sometimes when we buy a gift it is to show a small token of our love. Instead of giving a candle that may sit in the cupboard or a bottle of wine that will be gone in a day, why not purchase a charity gift in a friend or loved one’s name. By giving a charity gift you know the money you are spending is paying for something that will make an amazing difference and there is no waste.

Support great causes

Charity gifts are a great way to support good causes. You can help save lives by providing money for purchasing critical vaccines or help people by funding purchases of livestock. There are tons of charity gifts to choose from and all of them do something important for a community or individuals in need. Purchasing a charity gift will make you feel good about yourself because your money will be helping the people will who need it the most.

Great actual gifts

Most charity gifts come with goodies in return. When you purchase a charity gift not only does your money go towards helping those in need, but many charities provide goodies. Some charities will send you customisable cards, or they will send the recipient a gift card that lets them know you have purchased a charity gift on their behalf. If you are adopting an animal, some charities will even include a lovely cuddly toy and regular updates.