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Christmas Shoeboxes

 

This year St. Andrew's will be supporting the Christmas Shoebox appeal organised by T4U.   Boxes are collected from St. Andrew's in early November.Here are there suggestions for gifts to include in the box:

The Universal Shoebox

The idea of the universal shoebox is to make a gift that any age should enjoy receiving. Here are our suggestions for ‘universal’ gifts (we’re not suggesting you buy everything on one of these lists for your Shoebox; these are simply ideas to choose from)

Unisex

Boy

Girl

  • Fun
  • Fun
  • Fun

Lego*/building toys

Lego*/building toys

Lego*/building toys

Ball*/inflatable ball or globe

Ball*/inflatable ball or globe

Ball*/inflatable ball or globe

Juggling Balls/bean bags

Juggling Balls/bean bags

Juggling Balls/bean bags

Puzzle e.g. Expandaball/Rubix cube

Puzzle e.g. Expandaball/Rubix cube

Puzzle e.g. Expandaball/Rubix cube

Game e.g. dominoes/cards

Game e.g. dominoes/cards

Game e.g. dominoes/cards

Wind-up toy

Wind-up toy

Wind-up toy

Wind-up Music Box

Wind-up Music Box

Wind-up Music Box

Musical instrument (e.g. harmonica)/whistle

Musical instrument (e.g. harmonica)/whistle

Musical instrument (e.g. harmonica)/whistle

Yo-yo

Yo-yo

Yo-yo

Teddy bear/soft toy

Teddy bear/soft toy

Teddy bear/soft toy

Fidget Spinner

Fidget Spinner

Fidget Spinner

Balloons

Balloons

Balloons

Picture Book/Comic Book

Picture Book/Comic Book

Picture Book/Comic Book

Mini Board Games*

Mini Board Games*

Mini Board Games*

 

Toy vehicle

Doll

 

Wooden or foam glider

Jewellery*

 

Football cards/figurine

Skipping Rope

  • Stationery
  • Stationery
  • Stationery

Pencils

Pencils

Pencils

Colouring pencils/pens

Colouring pencils/pens

Colouring pencils/pens

Paper/notebook

Paper/notebook

Paper/notebook

Sharpener/Eraser/Ruler

Sharpener/Eraser/Ruler

Sharpener/Eraser/Ruler

Pencil case

Pencil case

Pencil case

Paints & brushes

Paints & brushes

Paints & brushes

  • Practical
  • Practical
  • Practical

‘Magic’ gloves & ‘Magic’ hat

‘Magic’ gloves & ‘Magic’ hat

‘Magic’ gloves & ‘Magic’ hat

Scarf

Scarf

Scarf

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Toothpaste

Toothpaste

Soap/small toiletries

Soap/small toiletries

Soap/small toiletries

Hairbrush/comb

Hairbrush/comb

Hairbrush/comb

Flannel/facecloth/wash mitt

Flannel/facecloth/wash mitt

Flannel/facecloth/wash mitt

Drawstring Bag

Drawstring Bag

Bobbles/hairbands/clips

 

 

Drawstring Bag/Handbag

  • Other
  • Other
  • Other

Wind up Torch

Wind up Torch

Wind up Torch

Sweets

Sweets

Sweets

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Hair Gel

Hair Gel

Perfume/Pocket Mirror

 

 

Nail varnish/lip balm

*Be aware of small pieces when choosing gifts for a ‘universal’ box as could be given to a 3yr old.

 

 

Here are a few patterns (created by a similar charity, Samaritan's Purse) of items you can knit to include in the boxes: