14 years of Good Gifts

Our commitment

The Good Gifts Catalogue was born 14 years ago, a refreshing alternative to conventional unwanted presents.

We were guided by 2 commitments: first, that every Good Gift was always wanted. And second when you buy a Good Gift, your money buys the actual gift.

Over 14 years, our commitments have never wavered. In fact, we’re delighted, that more and more people choose Good Gifts in order to target their charitable giving with more accuracy.

How Good Gifts work

James thoughtfully chooses a gift for Linda’s birthday, based on their travels together through India last year

Linda is tickled pink that a villager has been helped in her name (and continues to be pleased everytime she remembers)

Laxshimi recieves the gift of a chicken (and the ability to sell eggs, feed her children and provide health care for her family)

Cracker pack

Instead of the gift card the nimble fingered can choose a cracker pack in which to insert the Good Gift slip.

What you get

As well as a warm glow, with every gift you get a keepsake card (to send or keep) bearing a light-hearted description of the gift. However, if you are marking a more sombre occasion, please let us know and we’ll send a more appropriate card. You can personalise your card by adding a message to be printed on the slip.

‘Good Gifts: The site that guarantees your cash goes to exactly what you’ve bought.’

Martin Lewis: Money Saving Expert

Our cast iron guarantee

Here at Good Gifts. we do precisely what it says on the tin: your money buys the gift described.

And because we know the importance of knowing where your money goes, we guarantee it.

And the delivering charities we work with guarantee it too.

We promise

To provide practical help, that went directly to those in need, to help them take the first step out of poverty

To give people the opportunity to give very direct help, and know exactly what their gift can achieve

To provide a wide range of gifts, both at home and abroad, to suit all tastes and pockets

We partner with scores of charities, (all carefully vetted by us, and guaranteeing the money is spent on the gift).

Case studies

Bamboo Bicycle

Good Gifts worked with Jeffrey Sachs Millennium Cities Project at Columbia University, to get this project off the ground. Without the support of Good Givers it could not happen.

Rescue an abandoned child

Two of the girls rescued off the street in Mysore, India (one was left at the Railway station, aged 3 –imagine!) have passed out 1st and 2nd in the 10th standard exams. We were so proud!

Stamp on bare feet

Stout lace-up shoes are given to primary school leavers, to equip them for secondary school. No shoes: no school.

Goats for peace

We reckon we have virtually restocked Rwanda with goats after the civil war. Nearly 250,000 goats have been given to war widows and orphans –including offspring passed on to others.

Gift of Sight

Thanks to Good Givers nearly 10,000 children and 24,000 grown-ups have had their sight restored, and that’s not counting the hundreds of thousand we’ve protected from river-blindness.

Revive River Jordan

Friends of the Earth, Middle East works in Israel, Jordan, and Palestinian Authority. Each area has a Director, and they work together as a team of equals. And their work.

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