We’re sure most of you are kicking off your Christmas present shopping. For those who are braving the packed high streets and Christmas markets, here is a great reason for you to jump online – from the safety of your home – in search of those perfect gifts…
With Give as you Live, you can raise money for your favourite charity as you shop – at no cost to you. More than 2,000 online retailers have signed up to donate a percentage of what you spend. It’s easy, just sign up at www.giveasyoulive.com and shop through the site. Better still, download the browser extension (i.e. through Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari) and Give as you Live will alert you where you’re on a site that donates.
So, with every Christmas present you buy through Give as you Live, you will not only feel good about giving the gift to a loved one, but also feel good about supporting your favourite cause. All charities are automatically registered so it can be any cause that is close to your heart – from a big national charity to a local school or hospice.
With £7.9 billion set to be spent online this month, £198 million could be raised for UK charities if everyone used Give as you Live!
To get you started, here are some covetable Christmas gift ideas, as well as how much each of these could raise for your favourite charity when bought through Give as you Live:
14 gifts for children
VW Camper Van Tent, available at Prezzybox for £269, raises £12
Monster & Doug Monster Bowling set, available at Macy’s for £19.11, raises 28p
National Geographic Night Goggles, available at House of Bath for £15, raises 60p
Spider-Man Walkie Talkies, available at Littlewoods for £17, raises 59p
50 Pranks to freak your friends, available at Hamleys for £15, raises 38p
Design you own umbrella, available at Handpicked Collection for £14.95, raises 75p
Singalongz Cobey Bear, available at Findmeagift.com for £29.99, raises £1.50
Horse & Pony Top Trumps, available at GB Posters for £2.99, raises 25p
Pink foldable waterproof keyboard, available at Dino Direct for £5.79, raises 15p
Snow boogie Polar Bear sledge, available at The Brilliant Gift Shop for £13, raises 52p
Roald Dahl’s Completely Revolting Recipes book, available at WH Smiths for £6.99, raises 35p
Doctor’s case, available at Debenhams for £13, raises 32p
Inflatable iMusic Chair, available from Play.com for £22.99, raises 70p
Adopt a Penguin gift pack, available at House of Fraser for £16, raises 40p
Gifts for husbands and dads
Magimix Nespresso Citiz coffee machine (black), available at Selfridges for £149, raises £5.96
Bear Grylls Ultimate tool, available at Menkind for £59.99, raises £2.40
Framework Specs Holder, available at Presents for Men for £12.5, raises £0.32
Personalised Silver Fingerprint Key Ring, available at notonthehighstreet.com for £99, raises £2.48
Mens UGG Australia Scuff Slipper, available at Very for £70, raises £2.45
Portable DVD Player, available at Clifford James for £129.99, raises £6.50
Star Wars R2-D2 Mug, available at iwantoneofthose.com for £13.99, raises 70p
Gift for grandparents
Porcelain Bird Feeder, available at notonthehighstreet.com for £21.95, raises 55p
Mulberry Tan leather passport cover, available at John Lewis for £135, raises £1.35
Cowshed trio of soaps, available at feelunique for £22, raises 55p
Classic Book Cover for Kindle, available at notonthehighstreet.com for £28, raises 70p
Top Gear Where’s Stig Jigsaw puzzle, available at All Jigsaw Puzzles for £10.99, raises 30p
For lots more gift ideas, take a look at Give as you Live’s Pinterest page.
This gift guide is part of a sponsored project with BritMums and Give as you Live.