The perfect gift
As Christmas approaches, everyone is starting to think about gifts. With so much happening in the world right now, many people are looking to give back wherever possible, and we've got a few recommendations this year in our Lost Stock gift guide.
Help the bees
Bees are in trouble: a result of ongoing pesticide use and habitat loss so buy this Woodland trust gift certificate and help to create, restore and protect native UK woodland.
Food banks have seen a massive increase in referrals in the past month and a gift of a donation to the Trussell Trust will make a difference for families who are struggling to buy essentials.
This one is lovely - an advent candle you can burn down that also donates to 24 different charities. As the wax burns down, the numbers are revealed as you can track it with the booklet included to discover which charity you've helped at each stage.
This organisation aims to address a big problem; they look to provide safe drinking water to the 663 million people worldwide who still lack access to this fundamental human right. There's a great selection of bottles and flasks on their site which would make ideal gifts.
The right kind of chocolate
Cocoa is a devastating industry. The famous big named brands pay unethically low prices for cocoa leaving farmers trapped in poverty and no choice but to use child labour. Simply swapping your chocolate coins to Fairtrade ones improves the lives of the cocoa farmers by ensuring they are being paid a decent wage for their hard work.
For people in your life who might like some new clothes, a Lost Stock gift card is the perfect present. It means they get to choose all their own preferences and their size. You just pay for it online and forward the gift card onto the lucky recipient. We're offering gift cards for a range of countries now. Plus, if you prefer to have something to wrap and handover we're excited to launch our physical gift cards for UK customers. Check out our gift cards
clothes for good
And if your loved ones don't really need any new clothes then why not buy them a Donate for Good box. This way you're still helping a family in Bangladesh, but we send the clothes directly to one of our charitable partners.
We hope our gift guide gives you a few ideas for those people who might be a little trickier to buy for this year.
Team Lost Stock