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Must Have Charity Gifts

Give a life-changing present with a free printed card or e-card

Looking for the perfect gift? We’ve got you sorted

Our Must Have Gifts are an ideal solution. You can support the world’s most vulnerable children whilst also showing your loved one you are thinking of them whatever the occasion. Buy a goat for a family to bring lasting change. Donate period products to vulnerable girls to change the course of her education. Provide mental health support to those living in poverty. Buy chickens to bring happiness and livelihood benefits.

Find the perfect present for everyone on your list to order today, and choose a printed card or an e-card. You'll receive the printed card straight to your door, enabling you to add a message and send on to your loved one. Please allow 5-7 working days to get your printed cards. Alternatively, you can add your message to a free e-card which will be sent to their email within 24 hours.

Take your pick from some of the best charity gifts and discover how you’re making a difference.

What are Must Have Gifts?

Must Have Gifts are extra-ordinary charitable gifts, giving you the chance to buy a present that helps make the world a better place. Buying one of these gifts means you’ll be transforming lives and providing a future for children living in the world’s toughest places. Must Have Gifts help vulnerable families, communities and children, providing the essentials they need to survive and thrive.

Every one of the unique charity presents we offer is an item specifically requested by communities to create better futures for their children. When you buy a World Vision gift for charity, your donation will be used where the need is greatest. This is why these are some of the best charity gifts in the UK.

Whatever you choose, our charity gift ideas will help you supply vulnerable children with life-saving essentials and hope for a brighter future.

Pick between a free printed card or an e-card to let them know what you’ve bought on their behalf. For every virtual gift you buy, you’ll be helping at least two people; your loved one and a child, family or even a community overseas. Join our charitable supporters in having an immediate and lasting impact today!

What do you get for the person who has everything?

With our wide selection of charity gifts, you can change the lives of vulnerable children whilst also showing your loved one you are thinking of them at a special time. Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift, a special anniversary, or need a present for the person who seems to have everything, these alternative gifts make a long-lasting difference to children who need them most.

You can focus on a cause your friends and family members really care about, or a charity donation gift that you know will mean the most to them. Buying a gift for a teacher? Help provide books to children who desperately need them for their education. Buying a present for a nurse? Mosquito nets can help children sleep safely, or clean water can help prevent illness.

What's new?

In order to make the most of your charity gift donations, we’re giving you the choice to go digital with our gift cards. This year, you’ll be able to send a printed card or e-card to your loved ones when buying from our range of alternative charity gifts. Choosing an e-card is a small change that has a big impact. By switching to online charity gifts and cards, we’re able to offer a more eco-friendly gift option, and it means your generous donations can reach more children and families living in the world’s toughest places. 

How it works

Ordering Must Have Gifts is so easy! Follow these simple steps.

Our Promise

Every one of our charity gifts is specifically requested by communities to create better futures for their children. To make sure we fulfil our promise to deliver these gifts when and where it is needed most, when you buy a gift that donates to charity your money is pooled together to be used right where the need is greatest. This could be anywhere around the world.

The benefit is real

A real child benefits because their community has been given the ‘must have’ help they needed.

The price is real

Every charity donation gift has been calculated from actual costs to provide the best and most effective support.

The change is real

Your gift, full of love and compassion, will make a real and lasting difference for children in need – promising them hope for a brighter and happier future, and to become all God intended them to be.

Three children smiling as they get collect clean water

Together we've impacted the lives of over 200 million children by tackling the root causes of poverty.

Other ways to support World Vision

Along with these alternative gifts, there are other ways to support the work we do around the world. As a Christian charity, we are inspired by our faith to help children living in some of the hardest places. If you aren’t sure that a charity gift is right for your recipient or are looking for different ways to donate on your own behalf, you could also consider sponsoring a child, giving a one-off donation or leaving a Gift in Memory.

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