Last-minute Christmas gift guide 2022 – ShelterBox

From virtual gifts to ShelterBox Book Club membership, get inspiration for Christmas gifts that give back, helping families with shelter and warmth after disaster.

8 December 2022

Woman and child holding solar light

Welcome to your Christmas gift guide from ShelterBox, home to unique, ethical and inspiring gifts for your family. When you shop with us, you also give back – supporting families made homeless after disaster.

Have a look at our top 2022 Christmas gift ideas, all available to buy online with instant delivery. Happy shopping!

Forget the same old socks, funky pyjamas, and (oh yet another) Christmas jumper! Buy a gift that makes a real difference.

When you buy a gift from our virtual gift shop, you’ll not only give sustainable and unique presents to your loved ones, but you’ll also make a real difference to the lives of families who’ve been through so much.

The best part? It’s easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply visit our online shop, add the items you wish to buy to your basket and pay, and you’ll receive a beautiful gift certificate by email to send to your loved one. Then, families will receive the aid they need to rebuild their lives.

With prices starting at just £7, our virtual gift shop also makes a great last-minute Christmas gift or stocking filler. Here are some of our most popular bundles…

A father crouches in front of a tent, with his arms around his three young daughters, who are wearing warm coats, jumpers, jeans and waterproof boots.
Rahma, Ftim and Marwa get ready for winter with their new warm clothing (Syria, 2021)

Thermal blanket, £7
A gift of thermal blankets can mean so much more than protection against the freezing cold. Blankets give comfort when people recover from trauma and can be used in various ways, from bedding to room dividers.

Clothing set, £26
Snow and rain cause camps to become flooded and covered in mud. This gift could buy a warm coat, a jumper and jeans set along with thermal underwear for a child, keeping them warm and dry when playing outside with their siblings and friends.

Survival kit £77
In camps infectious diseases can pose a deadly threat to vulnerable people. Hygiene items such as soap, masks and hand basins can help to keep families safe.

Home essentials £156
This gift could give a family all the necessary household items to continue with family life after dusk, sleep comfortably, have clean, safe water, and cook healthy meals. This bundle could truly transform a shelter into a home.

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If you’d like to send a gift that will delight your loved ones throughout the year, this next idea might be for you …

Image of book 'Mr Loverman' by Bernado Evaristo on top of a letter and envelope from the ShelterBox book club

The lucky recipient will join a community of over 2,500 bookworms and receive books from authors from all around the world.

Many of us have seen less of the world in the last three years. But reading a new book is a great way to travel and explore different cultures, from the comfort of home.

Give that special bookworm in your family the perfect Christmas gift with purpose. You can buy a 3, 6, or 12-month gift membership to the UK’s biggest charity Book Club and every 6 weeks they’ll receive their very own book through the post. What’s more, they’ll get access to exclusive online events including live Q&As with the authors.

Gift Book Club

Lady smiling outside of a wall and a repaired home in Vanatau
‘The aid items helped us a lot. I saw people dance with joy when they opened the packages’ – Risa, Vanuatu

Christmas is a special time for all of us – a time for giving back. Together, we can share gifts and be there for the people and the communities who need support the most.

By buying your Christmas gifts through ShelterBox, you are choosing to be there for families like Risa’s and provide a life-changing holiday gift. Thank you.

Top banner image: A family in Honduras collect a solar light as part of their ShelterBox aid package, after Hurricanes Eta and Iota tore through Central America in quick succession in 2020.