Categories & Suggestions

Who is my Christmas Box for and what kind of things should I put in it?

Choose from the age/sex categories below and make up your box appropriately. We have also listed some ideas for items you might include in your box.

The Labels/tags button will take you to printable labels that you can stick on the lid of your box and so tell us who your present is for.

The suggestions below are not exhaustive and you don’t have to put all these things in – some items are more gender specific.

We always need more boxes for older boys and men.

Things to consider when preparing your box:
Variety – something warm, something fun, toiletries, sweets etc.
Condition – new or nearly new in good, working order
Quality – “would I be happy to receive this box..?”

If you make your shipping donation online, we will e-mail you a printable confirmation slip which you will need to put inside your box.

BOY

0-1

Hat/mits/booties, baby soap, baby wipes, soft toy, small blanket, other toy suitable for age, baby-grow…

GIRL

0-1

BOY

2-3

Hat/scarf/gloves, socks, other clothing items, soft toy, doll, other toys suitable for age, colouring pencils, colouring book, small ball, toothbrush and toothpaste (appropriate for age), soap, face cloth…

GIRL

2-3

BOY

4-6

Hat/scarf/gloves, socks, soft toy, doll, other toy suitable for age (e.g. yo-yo, very simple craft, foam aeroplane etc.), stickers, colouring pencils, colouring book, pencil case, other stationery, small ball, jigsaw, small vehicles/figures, hair accessories, comb/brush, sweets/chocolate (wrapped), toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, face cloth…

GIRL

4-6

BOY

7-10

Hat/scarf/gloves, socks, soft toy, doll, other toy suitable for age (e.g. yo-yo, very simple craft, foam aeroplane etc.), stickers, colouring pencils, colouring book, pencil case, other stationery, small ball, jigsaw, small vehicles/figures, hair accessories, comb/brush, fun makeup, sweets/chocolate (wrapped), toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, face cloth…

GIRL

7-10

BOY

11-15

Hat/scarf/gloves, socks, toy appropriate for age (e.g. yo-yo,  simple craft, foam aeroplane, simple lego/construction toy etc.), stickers, stationery, note book, pencil case, small ball, jigsaw, small vehicles/figures, hair accessories, bag/purse, comb/brush, fun makeup, jewellery, sweets/chocolate (wrapped), toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, shampoo, moisturiser, deodorant (roll on), face cloth…

GIRL

11-15

MAN

Hat/scarf/gloves, socks, stationery, note book, pencil case, small ball, jigsaw, playing cards, small tools (no blades), candles, sewing kit, hair accessories, bag/purse, comb/brush, perfume, makeup, jewellery, sweets/chocolate (wrapped), wash-bag, razor (packaged), toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, face cloth…

WOMAN

Lastly, we cannot accept:

Foodstuffs (apart from wrapped sweets/chocolate)
Books in English
Items which rely on someone reading instructions, e.g. a complex toy or puzzle/game
Battery operated toys
Aerosols
Talcum powder
Medicines
Seeds

Enjoy making up your boxes!