Welcome to our community Christmas Gift of Love Appeal!

There are thousands of older people living in Dorset and many of these lovely people sadly won't receive a visit from family or friends on Christmas Day.  Our dream is to unite the community to ensure as many people as possible have a small gift and card to open on Christmas Day.

2020 saw our second successful Appeal and 1570 gift bags were given to various organisations across Dorset including care companies, care homes, Age UK,  Pramacare and more who hand delivered them for us in time for Christmas.  We couldn't of done this without the help of the community and can't thank everyone enough.

If you would like to get involved then you can see some of the wonderful things we acheived in 2020 in the Gift of Love group on Facebook.


Scarf, gloves, socks, adult colouring in book with pencils & pencil sharpener, puzzle book, handkercheifs, soap & flannel, soap scrunchie, lip balm, nail manicure set & emery boards, hair comb, hand cream, hand sanitiser, eau de toilette/after shave, travel tissue packs, knee blanket, 2021 calendar, foldable shopping bag, umbrella, small fake plant in a pot, notepad & pen, mug with tea & biscuits

Gifts don't have to be expensive, it really is the thought that counts but please avoid alchohol, candles, fresh food and plants, boiled sweets, fiddly puzzles and games which may require more than 1 person to play.


Please use the smallest gift bag possible and place tissue paper over the top of the gift in your bag rather than wrapping them to help those with dexterity problems and to help carers allocate the right gift bag to a suitable person.

Please write on the bottom of the bag if it is for Male/Female/Unisex and either 'No Sugar' or 'Contains Sugar'.

Don't forget a Christmas card - ie To a lovely lady/gent and your names (please do not include any of your contact details).  Please write Merry Christmas on the envelope.


Small gift bags can be dropped off at the following locations from Monday 8th - Sunday 28th November 2021.

WRES, 25 Witney Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, Dorset, BH17 0GL (Close 1pm on Fri)
Broadstone Clinic of Natural Therapy, 11 Dunyeats Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8AA
Farmer Palmers, Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU (Wed - Fri only)
Kinson Library, Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11 9AW
Snippers Barbers, 251 Columbia Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 4EG
The Letterbox, 20 Westbourne Arcade, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9AY
Belvoir Letting Agents, 22A Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QL
Streetlight Project, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HB
Pinehurst Community Church, 90 Pinehurst Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0AR (Wed-Fri 9-5pm only)

Sainsburys, 597 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AL (Sun 21 - 27 Nov only)

Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD
Blandford Post Office, The Tabernacle, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7DN

Bouquet Florist, 6 West Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4JU
Coop, 9 North Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4AB (Single items only in the donations bin rather than gift bags)
Boots, 1-3 Station Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1AB

Beauty Within, Trinity Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TT (Tue-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 10-1pm)
Deane Computer Solutions, 8F Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3AR
Shire Hall Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UY
Morrisons, Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5JA
Blundell Harling Ltd, 9 Albany Road, Granby Industrial Estate, DT4 9TH (Mon-Thur only)