Shop St Catherine’s this Christmas

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It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to all things festive!  

Christmas party dates are set, Secret Santa speculations are flying around the office, and loved ones are sharing their wish lists. Why not make your Christmas shopping more meaningful this year and spend in the knowledge that you will be helping local families when they need it most.  

With prices sky high and sustainability more important than ever before, there has never been a better time to shop at St Catherine’s charity shops. Our complete shopping guide will make sure you’ve got Christmas sorted all before you can say, “Bring us a figgy pudding!”

Gifts for Everyone 

Every year we tell ourselves that we will get the shopping finished early, and then before you know it, it’s mid-December and there’s still half the family to buy for. Sound familiar? You’re not alone! Our 14 charity shops across West Sussex and East Surrey are brimming with treasures to be found and bargains to be had. 

We have a whole range of items that would make wonderful gifts including board games, books, jewellery, clothing, homeware, trinkets, and much more. Whether you are looking for a special family member or for that tricky Secret Santa, you are sure to find something that fits the bill. If handmade gifts are more your thing, all our shops stock a selection of quality wool for you to get creative with, or why not buy a decorative basket to fill with other goodies and make a lovely hamper. 

Can’t face walking around the shops? Don’t worry, you can still support us, all from the comfort of your own sofa. Curl up with a blanket and have a browse on our online shops – eBay and depop – to find that something special.

Treat Yourself 

Whilst you’re shopping for others, don’t forget to keep an eye out for yourself too. You might just find that perfect party outfit and some matching dancing shoes, or perhaps a big snuggly jumper to allow room for that extra mince pie. You might be looking to adopt a new colour scheme for your decorations or in desperate need of some extra crockery for your big family Christmas dinner – whatever it is, you deserve a treat too! 

Christmas Cards 

Our Christmas cards are on sale now. From robins and reindeer, to village snow scenes, we have 13 stunning designs to choose from. There really is something for everyone. 

Karen, a loyal buyer of our cards, shares why she keeps coming back each year: 

I buy my Christmas cards from St Catherine’s because they help spread joy and cheer during the season of goodwill, they are great designs and all for an amazing cause. 

You can purchase your cards in your local St Catherine’s charity shop or on our website. 

Get All Wrapped Up 

Now you’ve got your presents, next comes the daunting task of wrapping them all. Do you struggle with the sticky tape or get tangled up in the curling ribbon? Don’t battle any longer, we’ve got the perfect solution!  

St Catherine’s are back Christmas wrapping in County Mall, Crawley this year. No present is too big or too small for our wrappers, simply bring your gift along and we will wrap it up beautifully for you. Your donations will help us to make the festive season as comfortable and relaxing as possible for local terminally ill people and their loved ones.

So, what are you waiting for? Shop St Catherine’s this Christmas. 

Visit our seasonal DIY fundraising page for more ideas on how you can raise money for us this season so we can continue to deliver expert care to local people when life comes full circle.   

Have you heard of AmazonSmile? 

AmazonSmile is a simple way to support our hospice every time you shop, at no extra cost to you. You’ll be able to find exactly the same items, at the same prices, but a portion of the purchase price will be donated to your chosen charity. So, think of St Catherine’s when you’re placing your emergency Amazon order on 23 December!