Fill Your Box

Read our Guidance and fill your box with appropriate items

It's easy peasy! Just follow our 4 steps!

Guidance for a Mother and Baby Box

  • Baby Products e.g. baby wipes, baby bath, nappy creams

  • Newborn Clothing e.g. baby vests, hats, sleepsuits

  • Hygiene Products for Mum 

  • Maternity products e.g. maternity pads, breast pads

  • Clean sealed baby bottles

Guidance for A Child's Box (General)

  • Toys 

  • Hygiene Products e.g. toothbrushes, bubble bath, soap

  • Stationary

  • Confectionary - please ensure all sweets/chocolates are sealed

  • Knitwear and Accessories e.g. hat, scarf, mittens

Please see suggestions below for age appropriate examples.

2-4 years

​Colouring books

Crayons

Pre-inked Stampers

Fiction Books

Playdoh and cutters 

Doll 

Small soft toy

Building blocks

Toy car

Hair bobbles or clips

Comb/Brush 

Hat/Scarf/Mittens

Plastic drinks bottle/bowl/plate

5-9 years

​Small puzzles

Fiction books

Notepads

Colouring pencils

Craft sets

Plastic toys and figurines

Dress up/Costume items e.g. wand, crown 

Hair bobbles or clips

Comb/Brush 

Hat/Scarf/Mittens

 

Notebooks

Gel pens

Fiction books

Pencil Case

​Deodorant 

Lip balm 

Hair bobbles or clips

Bath products

Comb/brush 

Hat/Scarf/gloves

Small handbag

10-14 years

Guidance for A Golden Box

  • Hygeine Products e.g. bubble bath, soap, hand cream 

  • Stationary e.g. a nice notebook, packs of pens, diary 

  • Puzzles, games and word-searches

  • Confectionary - please ensure all sweets/chocolates are sealed

  • Knitwear and Accessories e.g. socks, scarves, hat, gloves

  • Female Golden Box: Candles, fashion jewellery

  • Male Golden Box: Shaving foam/ gel

Guidance for A Young Adult Box

  • Stationary e.g. a nice notebook, diary 

  • Hygiene Products e.g. hairbrush, comb, bath sets, body sprays

  • Confectionary-  please ensure all sweets/chocolates are sealed

  • Knitwear and Accessories e.g. hat, gloves, scarves, socks

  • Female Young Adult Box items: candles, fashion jewellery, make-up, nail varnishes

  • Male Young Adult Box items: shaving gel/foam, 

Guidance for An Essentials Box

  • Hygiene Products e.g. deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush, baby wipes, soap, shower gel, hairbrush/comb, lip balm

  • Confectionary - please ensure all sweets/chocolates are sealed

  • Knitwear and Accessories e.g. thick socks, hat, scarves, gloves

  • Wind up Torch 

  • A Water Bottle

  • Flannel

  • Female Essentials Kit: Feminine Hygiene Products (sanitary pads)

  • Male Essentials Kit: shaving gel/foam

​Please do not include any of the following in your Shoebox donations

  • Unsealed or perishable food items

  • Inflammable liquids

  • Alcohol

  • Matches 

  • Batteries

  • Money 

Please ensure that your lids aren't sealed to the box as items will need to be checked for suitability.

Check for Non-Fairy Friendly Items

Now have your bag of goodies and you have checked they are full of Fairy Friendly items - you may wish to personalise your shoebox!

There are two ways you can do this:

1) Decorate Your Box - using wrapping paper, stickers, colourful drawings

2) Include a card in your box - e.g. a Christmas card for one of our Christmas Appeal Shoeboxes sending your best wishes or a Congratulations card for one of Mother and Baby boxes

Personalise Your Box!

Important: Don't forget to tape a £1 coin to the inside of your shoebox lid. This helps to cover our storage and distribution costs