If you’ve left it to the last minute, don’t panic! Our top 10 last-minute Christmas gifts are a thoughtful and meaningful way to show how much you care. 

ActionAid's last-minute Christmas gifts - like our water gift - are the perfect way to show how much you care.
ActionAid's last-minute Christmas gifts - like our water gift - are the perfect way to show how much you care.

Last-minute Christmas shopping - it happens to the best of us. Whether it's your mum, your great uncle or even your best friend, there's always a gift or two that seem to fall through the cracks!

Luckily, our Gifts in Action collection offers up a smorgasbord of festive treats to suit every budget. And, from our ever-popular period kit to our education gifts, you'll know your gift is helping to change the lives of women and girls living in poverty.

Choose a print-at-home card for your ultra-last-minute gift or, for guaranteed Christmas delivery of a paper card, simply order by midday on Friday 18 December. No-one will ever know it was left to the last minute (we won't tell)!

Period kit

1. Give a period kit (£12)

For just £12, our period kit gift can provide menstrual products, clean underwear and soap for a woman or girl who needs them. Say no to period poverty, this Christmas! 

Buy a period kit

Shelter

2. Give a shelter kit (£14)

This gift could make a huge difference to a family in the wake of an emergency, by providing them with the materials they need to create a safe place to sleep while they rebuild their lives. 

Buy a shelter kit

School uniform

3. Give a school uniform (£10)

With this gift, you could help ensure a child doesn't miss out on receiving an education simply because they don't have the right clothes. 

Buy a school uniform gift

Beehive

4. Give a beehive gift (£35)

By providing a farmer in Kenya with a beehive, you can support the nesting of honeybees while helping a woman and her family achieve financial security. Hive-five! 

Buy a beehive gift

Piglet

5. Give a piglet gift (£26)

Piglets aren't just adorable. They also support families to grow crops, providing long-term food security, because the older they get, the more manure they produce.  

Buy a piglet gift

Goat

6. Give a goat (£30)

It's a classic for a reason! Our goatally fantastic goat gift can help improve the quality of soil for farming families, which can change their lives for good.  

Buy a goat gift

Breeding pair of goats

7. Give a breeding pair of goats (£60)

Two is better than one! Gift a breeding pair of goats and you could support a family long into the future. Goats can provide milk for a family, and their offspring can be sold on, providing a steady stream of income. 

Buy a breeding pair of goats

Blankets

8. Give a blankets gift (£14)

When emergencies and disasters strike, our blanket gift can provide four blankets for a family in need. Help more families stay warm when the worst happens. 

Buy a blankets gift

Backpack

9. Give a school backpack (£10)

For just £10, our school backpack gift can help a child to go to school, and get the education they deserve. This budget-friendly gift really can change a child's life! 

Buy a school backpack gift

Quarantine kit

10. Give a quarantine kit (£14)

As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, this gift can provide life-saving essentials to help a family stay safe, including hand sanitiser, antiseptic soap, a digital thermometer, paracetamol and face masks.

Buy a quarantine kit

Find more last-minute gifts

Still looking for the perfect gift? From our life-saving water gift to our school materials bundles, there's lots more to discover in our full gift collection.

From all of us at ActionAid, we'd like to say a huge thank you for your support. Wishing you a wonderful festive period, and a happy new year!

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