How to make your Christmas box

Two options – Everything you need to get started.

Using the Christmas Box leaflet

If you would prefer to make a box using the older style leaflets, you can download one using the ‘Download’ button. Simply print out and follow the instructions. You can download extra labels below.

You can still make a shipping donation online using this method.

Download leaflet  Download Labels  Download poster

Online – Using the instructions below

Everything you need to get involved is provided below. Here you will find detailed instructions on how to pack a Christmas box, a list of gift ideas for each age group to get you inspired, an easy way you can donate online to cover the transport costs of your box and details on how to get your box to us.


Find a shoebox, wrap it and fill it with presents

Find an old shoebox. Ideally a regular sized one. Wrap the bottom of the box and the lid separately in festive paper. Use an elastic band to secure the lid.

Decide who you’d like the box to go to – see age/sex categories and suggestions on what to put in your box using the ‘Categories & Suggestions’ button below (we need more boxes for boys!).

Fill your box with goodies. Place each item unwrapped in the box. Items such as shampoo should be placed in a clear plastic bag.


Make a shipping donation

We ask for a £3.00 donation per box to help cover their transport and distribution. The best way to do this is online – this will help us to cut admin costs and is simpler for you too! It’s really easy, just click the button below to get started.

Once you have completed the online donation you will be sent a confirmation slip by e-mail which you will need to print off and put into your box.


Get your box to us

Boxes can be delivered to your participating school, church or organisation (who will set deadlines for delivery) or to:

Between Tues 13th and Fri 16th Nov from 1pm – 6pm and Mon 19th – Fri 23rd Nov 1pm – 6pm.
30 Fisherton Street (ex-British Heart Fdn shop, next to URC Church)


Between Weds 7th November – Fri 23rd Nov, weekdays 9am – 5pm:
c/o The Trussell Trust
Unit 6b Ashfield Trading Estate

Alternatively you can deliver your box to any Trussell Trust shop by Thursday 22nd November.

Time left to deliver your box

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