It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But with all the festive fun comes quite a hefty price tag. It’s easy to feel the pressure to spend more and more, and our friends and family can end up getting a lot more things they don’t really need – especially the kids!

There is a solution though. Why not buy just one gift for the whole family this year? Getting one present for everyone means you’ll be gifting in a way that brings people together, is less wasteful and is better for the environment. We’ve pulled together our best ideas for presents for the whole family.

Games and puzzles

Modern life means we spend less time together as families; watching TV or looking at our devices quickly gets in the way of quality time. A great way to get everyone having fun together is by gifting a game or jigsaw puzzle. They’re perfect for avoiding boredom over the Christmas holiday too. 

Days out and events

Why not plan a special trip out as a gift? You could organise a trip to the woods to go animal spotting, foraging or den building.

You could even book in to one of our events. We run loads of events across the UK, from tree planting to bushcraft - there’s something for everyone year-round.

Get planning

Family subscriptions and membership

A subscription is the gift that keeps giving, and a membership is one that can last a lifetime. Our family membership has the added benefit of getting families outdoors, making the most of the natural world. What could be better than the gift of spending time together!

A family subscription includes:

  • a welcome pack and membership card
  • our directory to more than 1,000 Woodland Trust woods
  • an identification guide to native trees and shrubs
  • four copies of Broadleaf magazine per year.

And for the kids:

  • a welcome pack for their age group with stickers, posters, spotting sheets and more
  • seasonal activity packs four times a year, bursting with fun and exciting ways to make the most of the great outdoors as well as crafts, games and competitions.

Not only that, the membership will be helping us protect, plant and restore native woods and trees.

Woodland Trust family membership pack

Give the gift of nature

Get the family outdoors this year with our family membership. You’ll be helping create havens for wildlife and woods for future generations.

Gift a membership

Other ways to give to charity at Christmas

Send a charity Christmas card. Choosing to send charity Christmas cards is a simple way to give a little back.

Use your Sparks Card. If you’re an M&S Sparks Club member, 1p for every transaction will go to a charity of your choice. We are one of the charities you can choose, and members have already helped us plant thousands of trees!

Make a donation or dedication. Why not extend the festive giving to charity? You could donate directly, or dedicate trees and woods to loved ones.

Get festive!