Christmas is a time of giving, and people are increasingly choosing gifts that make a difference for others and the world around us. An alternative approach is thoughtful and environmentally friendly too - a Woodland Trust gift can reduce packaging and waste, and benefit nature at the same time.

Our shop offers a huge variety of gifts with something for everyone this Christmas. If you're one of those shoppers that leaves everything until the last minute, we have gifts for that too! Crucially, they all provide vital funds to help plant and protect trees and woods in the UK.

Here are our top ideas for alternative charity gifts this Christmas.

Virtual gifts

Our virtual gifts are perfect for nature lovers and last minute shoppers. Complete with personalised certificate, they can be delivered instantly to your email address, or direct to the recipient’s. 

Or if you prefer, you could have it posted – that way you can write the certificate yourself, and hand it over personally using the gift card and envelope enclosed. 

Our virtual gift options include:

Trees for bees

The plight of bees has received a lot of attention this year. While you may be lucky enough to see them in your garden, they love trees and woods too. Just £10 will plant more trees for bees, providing homes and food for these essential pollinators.

Price: £10

Homes for wildlife

From woodpeckers and squirrels to stag beetles and dormice – they all need trees. With your help we can plant more and create future homes for wildlife.

Price: £20

A breath of fresh air

By taking in CO2 and releasing oxygen, trees clean our air and help to tackle climate change, as well as a host of other benefits. Our a breath of fresh air gift could plant 25 square metres of new woodland, with the potential to lock up one tonne of carbon dioxide. 

Price: £25

Dedicate trees or an area of woodland

Give something extra special with a dedication. You can choose from woods all over the UK and even add a bench or marker post with a personalised plaque. What an unforgettable gift!

Your donation will support our work standing up for the UK’s woods, trees and wildlife. To say thank you, we’ll send a special dedications pack with a personalised certificate, map and wood information sheet. We can send it to you or straight to the recipient.

This is a great last minute gift as certificates can be sent by email, so you can order right up to Christmas Eve. If you’d prefer the pack to be sent in the post, please allow at least five working days.

Price: starting from a recommended donation of £20.

Membership

To deliver that real wow factor, give a gift of Woodland Trust membership. This is one of the best ways to support our work and provides vital funds for us to protect, restore and create the woods and trees we all love.

Different options are available for single, joint, family and life membership. The special welcome pack includes a:

  • membership card
  • pocket-sized tree ID guide
  • directory of more than 1,000 Woodland Trust woods waiting to be explored.

The lucky recipient will also receive Broadleaf, our quarterly magazine exclusive to members and packed full of news, features and stunning pictures.

If you have a whole family to buy for, our family membership option is perfect - you'll be giving the gift of time together as well as giving back to nature. As well as the welcome pack for adults, children will get their own activity pack which includes a:

  • membership card
  • activity booklet
  • sticker sheet
  • bookmark
  • poster. 

Together they'll discover more about woods and trees, the wildlife that depends on them and learn all about the natural world. And the fun doesn’t stop there – throughout the year we’ll send them:

  • four seasonal activity packs for outdoor adventures all year round
  • regular updates full of fun facts and fresh ideas
  • news of family-friendly events.

Price: from £4 a month for one adult (£48 a year). 

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From trees and dedications to eco-friendly gifts and homeware, every purchase helps us to plant and protect UK trees and woods.

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