Give a gift

Care Family Christmas is not about having something cool to open on Christmas Day – it’s about knowing that someone was thinking of you enough to get you a gift.

Individuals, community groups and workplaces have come together in the past to make sure that there is plenty under the tree at Care Family Christmas.

Guidelines for gifts

  • We’re expecting about 100 guests and the age range of the group is roughly 17 to 30 years old.
  • Less is more – it’s better to spend your money on one good quality thing rather than lots of little things like multiple soap sets.
  • We always need more presents for male guests.  We think this might be because female guests are seen as being easier to buy for. In the past, aftershave, watches, pyjamas, notebooks, and vouchers have gone down a treat with our male guests. 
  • Gender neutral presents such as blankets, books, food and games are very welcome.
  • Go big or go home – If you’re buying clothes like pyjamas or dressing gowns, please buy big sizes.
  • If in doubt, gift cards are massively appreciated for giving people choice – especially clothes shops.
  • Please don’t wrap up your gifts – for quality control purposes, we need to see them before we allocate them to our guests. Our elves will make sure they’re presented nicely.

Donating to the Glasgow dinner

Please drop them into our office at Who Cares? Scotland, 5 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1 4QR by Friday 13 December. We’re open from 9.00am to 5.00pm on all weekdays (except Wed 4 to Fri 6 December). If you’ve any questions, just email

Donating in Highland

Our friends at Highland Council are putting on a special Christmas Day in Inverness for Care Experienced people. If you would like to donate gifts there, you can drop them off at The Highland Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.
Please contact Jemma at for more details about Highland Christmas Dinner. Who Cares? Scotland are not directly involved in the organisation of this dinner.

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities and funding partners, who make our work possible
Who Cares? Scotland Funding Partners