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.

In 2022, approx 700 gift bags were given to various organisations across Dorset including care companies, care homes, Age UK,  Pramacare and more who hand delivered them to clients in the home and care home residents so they had something to open on Christmas Day.  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 previous years in the Gift of Love Facebook group.


Socks, adult colouring in book with pencils & pencil sharpener, large print puzzle book & pen, handkercheifs, soap & flannel or sponge, lip balm, nail manicure set, hair comb, hand cream, eau de toilette/aftershave, travel tissue packs, knee blanket, 2024 calendar, foldable shopping bag, small umberella, small artificial plant in a pot, notepad & pen, box of chocolates, mug with tea & biscuits.

Gifts don't have to be expensive, it really is the thought that counts but please avoid alcohol, hot water bottles, 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.  This helps those with dexterity problems and also so that carers can allocate a 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 personal contact details so there is no pressure for a recipient to reply with thanks.

DROP OFF POINTS Monday 13 - Sunday 26 November 2023


WRES, 25 Witney Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, Dorset, BH17 0GL

Poole TIC, The Quay, Poole, BH15 1GZ (If the desk is not manned please call 01202 123966)

Kinson Library, Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11 9AW

Snippers Barbers, 251 Columbia Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 4EG

Belvoir Letting Agents, 22A Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QL

Streetlight Project, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HB


Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD


Blush Hair and Beauty, 5 West Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4JS

Boots, 1-3 Station Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1AB 


Beauty Within, Trinity House, Trinity Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TT

Deane Computer Solutions, 8F Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3AR

New Look Head Office, Mercery Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5HJ

Porter Dodson LLP, 21 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR


Please check business opening days/times before travelling.

Thank you. xxx