With Christmas shopping in full swing, why not have a look at the brand new items available to buy from charity shops? Many of the charities in the UK have online stores, where you can browse through their gift ranges from the comfort of your home and get items delivered to your door. You’ll be buying presents for family and friends whilst also supporting the valuable work of charities – what’s not to love?
Here are some of our favourite home and furniture gift ideas from charities that will help a good cause and add a pop of colour into your gift recipients life.
Large Carnival handwoven seagrass basket
Baskets are always useful to have in the home for storage needs. This large handwoven basket is in an attractive carnival of colours. It’s handmade in Vietnam by local women who use traditional basket weaving techniques. Although it’s a large basket, it can cleverly collapse down into a shallow storage basket too. £22.99 from Oxfam.
Geometric hexagonal coasters
Velvet oyster occasional chair
The Sue Ryder shop has a great selection of furniture and homeware, including a range of velvet oyster occasional chairs. This one is in a lovely shade of teal, but other colours are available. The 1950s style chair, with its elegant fluted back and splayed legs, is perfect to use in a bedroom, hall or living room. £79.99.
This colourful geometric design footstool is handmade from needlepoint. Each piece is unique, as the stitchers are given free reign to create their own designs within a set template. £180 from Fine Cell Work.
Mini recycled storage drawers
These colourful set of Fair Trade drawers is handmade using recycled cotton paper. They’d be great for storing jewellery or small stationery items in. The drawers are made by Get Paper Industries, which helps change the lives of people living in Nepal. £7.99 from Oxfam.
Pineapple design tea towel
This contemporary orange and pink pineapple motif tea towel, designed by Melissa Wyndham, will provide a pop of colour for a kitchen. It’s part of a range of pineapple design pieces and is handprinted in the UK. £12 from Fine Cell Work.
Table lamp with navy geometric shade
This handy table lamp has a steel base and comes complete with a stylish contemporary blue shade with a geometric pattern. It’s very affordably priced and would help light up a living room, bedroom or hall in style. £17.49 (was £24.99) from Sue Ryder.
Sweet Liberty soap
This organic paraben-free Sweet Liberty soap is scented with neroli, sweet orange, lavender and rosemary and comes in cute panda print wrapping. The soap is made by Art House Meath, a non-profit collaboration that provides employment for people with disabilities. £4.75 from Save The Children.0