Christmas Hamper Donations

Christmas can be challenging for many of the people we support in our services.

Every year, we distribute over 400 Christmas hampers to families and individuals across Galway, thanks to generous donations from individuals, groups and businesses in our community.

Can you help us make a difference again this Christmas?

We are asking for new, unopened items only for Christmas hampers. Keep scrolling to see our full wish list below of items that people in our services need.

If you have any questions, or are planning a collection, do get in touch – call our Christmas elfs on 087 148 7654 or email

Donation drop off locations:

  • Cushman & Wakefield, Dock Road (9 – 4.30pm Mon – Fri)
  • The Skeffington Arms, Eyre Square
  • Petworld, Terryland Retail Park (9 – 6pm Mon – Fri, 12 – 6pm Sun)
  • St Anthonys Credit Union, Mainguard Street or Westside (9:30 – 5pm Mon – Sat)

Deadline for all items: Wednesday, 15 December

2021 Christmas Hampers Appeal Wishlist

Items needed to put in Christmas hampers for families, men and women. Please note we are only taking NEW, UNOPENED items for the Christmas hampers.

Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, deodorant, sanitary items, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lip balm, hand cream, cotton buds, disposable razors, shaving foam, aftershave, face wash, face cream and tissues

Baby Care Items
Nappies, baby wipes, nappy bags, nappy cream, Vaseline, baby lotion and Sudocream

Other Essentials
Toilet paper, kitchen paper towels, washing up liquid, laundry detergent and plasters

Headphones, solar phone chargers, power banks, umbrellas and small alarm clocks

Plates, mugs, bowls, cutlery, tea towels, storage baskets (small/medium), bedside lamps and bulbs, kettles, toasters, air fryers, toasters, kettles and bath towels

Winter jackets (for adults, teens and children), underwear and socks, hats, gloves and scarves, pyjamas and slippers
Hoodies, sweaters, fleeces (men and women – size M-XL. Children all sizes)
Men’s shoes (size 7-10), women’s shoes (size 5-7) and children and teenager’s shoes

Gifts for children
Activity sets – colouring books, drawing/art sets, jewellery, make up (not baking, clay, etc.)
Board games, Lego, notebooks and stationary
Toys for older children (ages 8+)

Gifts for adults
Perfume sets, makeup sets, wash bags gifts, toiletry sets, socks, gloves and scarf gift sets
Art sets – Paint and Brushes, Oil Pastels, Pencils and Sketch Pads, Canvases, Sketch Pad and Markers
Craft sets – Beads, jewellery, knitting wool and needles
Towel sets, pyjama and slippers sett and throws

Vouchers – Dunnes Stores, Penneys, One 4 All etc.

Food items
Selection boxes, biscuits, crackers, sweets, peanut butter, marmalade, instant custard boxes, Nutella and gravy.

We receive many essential items through other donation programs. What we need are festive and fun goodies and treats – for adults, children and also older people.

Christmas items
Christmas napkins, crackers, Mugs, tea towels and Christmas stocking fillers