Finding it hard to choose a Christmas gift for someone you love this year? Browse our collection of top gifts for that tricky person who seems to have everything they need!

There's something for everyone in our Gifts in Action collection - especially that tricky person who 'has it all'
There's something for everyone in our Gifts in Action collection - especially that tricky person who 'has it all'

We all know Christmas shopping can be a challenge. From dads to grandparents to in-laws, there are always those tricky customers who remain stubbornly un-ticked-off your Christmas list as the nights draw in... and the festive countdown begins.

But even if your idea store cupboard is empty, don't panic!

Why not solve the challenge early, cut out the endless trips to the shops, AND skip the queues at the post office, with ActionAid's Gifts in Action.

Gifts in Action is our unique range of gifts that really do have the power to change lives. Each comes with a beautiful card, which can be personalised with a message of your choice, and sent directly to the door of your loved one. They'll even get details of how their gift is making a difference. 

So, just choose your favourite and let us do the hard work. 

1. Our top gift for an animal-lover (from £26)


Buy a piglet gift

That person who coos at the sight of any four-legged friend? ActionAid’s piglet gift is the perfect choice for them, or even our goat gift.

Both come with an adorable card featuring the animal on the front. Season's bleatings!

2. The perfect gift for gardeners (from £35)


Buy a beekeeping gift

New in for 2019, our beekeeping gifts are the perfect choice for your green-fingered friends!

Does a friend or family member love gardening? Always buying the latest tools, sporting grubby knees and fighting off pests?

There are three gifts to choose from in our Beehives to Thrive category, including a beehive, a beekeeping kit and beekeeper training.

Donations to this project enable farmers in Kenya to create an entirely new income while supporting the growth of flora in harsh landscapes.

3. The best gift for foodies (£43)


Buy a food gift

That friend who's always frequenting the newest restaurants or whipping up a storm in the kitchen?

This year, why not skip the dodgy food hampers and buy them something that'll make a huge difference - our Food for a Family gift.

This amazing gift provides a month's worth of food for families in a crisis.

4. The best gift for DIY enthusiasts (£14)


Buy a shelter kit gift

When disaster strikes, families are often left with nothing. Shelter is vital and our Shelter Kit provides families with the materials they need to build a shelter and protect not only themselves, but their livelihoods, from the elements.

So for the home improvement enthusiast, what better choice?

5. Our favourite gift for book-lovers (from £7)


Buy an education gift

Know someone whose nose is always buried in a good book?

Our education gifts are the perfect choice for them. Browse our collection, which starts from just £7 for the gift of a school backpack, which could help a child continue going to school during an emergency.

Still stumped?


Browse the whole gifts collection

We're sure you'll find something for everything in our full range of gifts.

And remember - all of our gifts help women and girls around the world who are struggling for survival.

Where your money goes

Hibaq from Somaliland

15-year-old Hibaq is from Somaliland, and was forced to flee her home when a devastating climate-related drought killed her family's livestock. She now lives in a camp for displaced people, where there is little food or water, and no proper shelter or toilets.

This Christmas, though, your purchase of an Emergency Bundle gift could help girls like Hibaq get the support they need to survive, like clean water, blankets and food.

Don't forget the Christmas cards

And don’t forget - put a smile on the face of even more friends and family this festive season with our collection of charity Christmas cards. With packs of ten cards starting from just £1.99, you can send your wishes far and wide, while helping to change the lives of women and girls living in poverty.