5 Gold…Things to Get You Ready for Christmas

It’s as if almost overnight the pumpkins have been replaced with tinsel, and the ding-dong of trick-or-treaters has become the knock-knocking of carollers. It’s true – the holidays are coming and it might feel as if you have nothing ready for the big day. But fear not, there are thankfully more than 12 days of Christmas, and here at easyfundraising, we have plenty of generous retailers offering very festive donations to make your preparations that little bit more charitable.

M&S – For your Christmas Stock(ing)

‘Don’t eat that – it’s for Christmas!’

The song of every mother in that all-important run-up to Christmas.

While it feels like a tease to have an assortment of festive delicacies stored in the cupboard, it’s all worth it when it comes to the indulgence on the all-important big day. We all know Christmas is all about gorging yourself on the tasty treats we try to avoid throughout the year, so where better to treat yourself than at M&S.

From embellishments for your Christmas cheese board to your sweet and savoury snacks that accompany your favourite seasonal film, M&S ensures your Christmas cupboard is stuffed and stocked. And with their hearty £3.00% donation to shoppers buying through the easyfundraising app or website, you know you’re helping others while stocking your goodies.

Boohoo – For Your Christmas Party

Christmas – the only day of the year we get a little bit dressed up just to sit in our living room and eat a roast. But we love it.

Christmas is the perfect excuse to give our wardrobe a little gift too – and whether it’s to flaunt your best fit at the office party or simply to show off your new ensemble around the dining table on Christmas day, boohoo & boohooMAN are offering a very stylish 2.00% donation when shopping through the easyfundraising website or app. In addition, take advantage of their Black Friday sales to get more pizzazz for your pound.

And don’t worry, there’s plenty of loungewear to choose from if you’re going for chilled vibes this Christmas – sometimes we need a bit of comfort after all that food we’re planning on eating!

Matalan – For Your Jolly Jumpers

Cheesy Christmas clobber is totally a thing.

While some of us are getting our knitwear for Christmas Jumper Day, others are excited to get into the Christmas spirit by snuggling up for a little bit of Love Actually in matching patterned PJs.   

Thankfully, our generous retailer Matalan is stocked and ready for all the festive frivolity with its range of Christmas-inspired pyjamas, jumpers, and everything in between. Offering a 2.00% donation with all purchases, Matalan has a wide range of Christmas clothes to fit the oldest and youngest members of the family. So, who knows – we might even get that teenage boy of the family in some festive knitwear before the season is out!

Majestic Wines – Festive Cheer(s)!

There’s no two ways about it – Christmas is the time when we open the best bottles of drink and have something to toast to.

It’s a rule at Christmas that you must treat yourself to a little bit of Champagne for those Christmas breakfast mimosas, a good glug of Merlot to wash down your Christmas dinner, and maybe a cheeky swig of Pinot to toast to this year’s King’s Speech.

Majestic Wine is offering an amazing 5.00% donation with all purchases – and with discounts galore on bulk orders and Black Friday deals on their impressive selections, Majestic is the go-to supplier for all things tipple-related.

And fear not – if alcohol is not on the cards for you this yuletide, their non-alcoholic options are perfect to raise a glass to at the celebrations.

Hotel Chocolat – For Your Chocolate Treats

We can’t talk about the run-up to Christmas without mentioning the excitement of opening an advent calendar. Who would have thought opening one of those little doors every day would bring so much joy?

Hotel Chocolat, one of our charitable retailers, is offering a 1.50% donation towards your chosen cause – so where better to treat yourself to a slightly more indulgent advent calendar? With a choice of plenty of designs and flavours, it’s clear that the advent calendar game has well and truly been changed for the better… and we’re grateful they’re not just for the kids anymore!