2020 has been a year like no other, to say the least. The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on every single area of our day-to-day lives, and as we go through a second period of lockdown and head towards the festive season, it’s set to affect our Christmas shopping habits too.
In a recent survey conducted by Music Magpie, 58 per cent said that they will try to be sustainable this Christmas, with 39 per cent adding that they would only buy things which will help the planet, such as donations to charity. But if you want to give a physical gift and still make a difference with your purchase, these charity Christmas gifts are a great place to start.
No matter what cause you’re hoping to support – from the NHS to Mind, The Trussell Trust to Black Lives Matter – there are so many genuinely lovely presents out there this year that will donate a percentage (or in some cases, all) of their proceeds to the vital work of organisations around the world.
Below are just some of the best charity Christmas gifts for 2020 we’ve spotted so far – not only will you have the joy of discovering something brilliant that your recipient will love, you can bask in the added glow of the fact that your money is going to those who need it most.
Charity Christmas gifts to shop now
John Lewis is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from its Give A Little Love charity gifts to Home-Start and FareShare.
£5 of the proceeds of each ring go to Women for Women International.
25 per cent of the retail price will be donated to NHS Charities Together.
20 per cent of profits go to Women for Women International.
100 per cent of proceeds go towards Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.
100 per cent of the profits from each necklace will be donated back to Refuge.
All profit from sales is used to employ more women and to continue SABARRA’s work on female empowerment.
All profits from this year’s Tom Savano hamper range will be given to The Trussell Trust.
Over 75 per cent of the profits go directly to these charities.
10 per cent of profits made go to charities (NAACP and All Black Lives UK) working on the ground to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
£1 from the sale of each mask goes to Mind.
50 per cent of sales from every lipstick sold is donated to Refuge and Women’s Aid.
Each Kind Bag recycles six old plastic bottles and 10 per cent of the profit goes towards Just One Ocean charity.
100 per cent of profits will be donated to The Black Curriculum.
Each purchase includes a £5 donation to NHS Charities Together.
All proceeds of the sale of this bundle will go to The Fawcett Society.
70p per pyjama set is donated to CLIC Sargent.
£4.50 from every blanket sold will go to Cancer Research UK.
For every Mawena product sold, the brand gives back a percentage to the town in the Chiapas region in Mexico where it was developed.
100 per cent of profits go to Great Ormond Street Charity.
Profits go to Sign Health.
All face mask profits will be donated to Maggie’s Cancer Charity.
10 per cent of proceeds from The Outnet’s Iris & Ink + Laura Bailey capsule collection will be donated to Save the Children.
100 per cent of the pre-tax purchase price is donated to the Salvation Army.
Every piece sold includes a charitable donation to Luminary Bakeries.
25p of every 250g bag and £1 of every 1kg bag of Discovery Coffee sold is donated to Re-Cycle.
As part of their Wear One, Share One initiative, for every OutsideIn item you buy, they share another with someone experiencing homelessness.
A percentage of all profits go to women’s mental health charities across the world.
£2 for every bottle of gin sold will be donated to hospitality industry mental health advocates So Let’s Talk.
All profits from sales of the #DrawForYoungLives prints split equally between the artist and the charity PAPYRUS.
Mighty Small are donating a meal to Food Cycle, their partner charity, for every Christmas bundle gifted.
15 per cent of profits from the Origini capsule collection will be donated to Young Women’s Trust.
The Body Shop is making a donation from every single transaction until 31st December to End Youth Homelessness, with a fundraising target of £150,000.
Each Oxfam gift card represents a donation to the charity.
10 per cent of profits from The Organic Pharmacy Christmas Collection go to The Prince’s Trust.
100 per cent of the profits from this book of essays are going to charities including Black Minds Matter, The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), Women’s Aid, Coram Beanstalk and IKWRO.
Joules and The Woodland Trust will be planting one tree for every item purchased from The Woodland Edit selection of charity Christmas gifts.
£1 from each sale of this candle will be donated to Mind.
20 per cent of profits go to Women for Women International.
£10 from the sale of each of the brand’s Cleo cotton pyjama sets (which come in seven different colours) goes to Hestia.
10% from the sale of each t-shirt will be donated to Action Aid.
25 per cent of proceeds from the Coco boot will be donated to Solace.
100 per cent of the profits will be donated to mothers2mothers.
Each bundle includes a Crisis Christmas gift donation, worth £28.22 each.
10 per cent of the net profit from the sale of every scarf-mask sold goes to Mind.
A portion of profits from all t-shirt sales goes to support Opening Doors London.
100 per cent of net profits from every purchase fund Cancer Research UK’s work.
All profits go to the Lady Garden Foundation.
60 per cent of profits from sales go direct to Bloody Good Period.
100 per cent of the profits go to the UK hospitality industry.
All profits go to the Royal Voluntary Service.
10 per cent of the net profit from TOHUM’s Cuore collection with be donated to the Haller Organisation.
Your donation will enable a disabled child to play hockey; the rubber headed stick is ideal for players with a learning disability or autism.
The products you purchase in the Choose Love store are donated directly to Help Refugees.
Your £15 will give a homeless young person essential toiletries such as shower gel, moisturiser, a new toothbrush and deodorant.