I'm in touch with a local social worker and have arranged to organise gift boxes for 6 women and 14 children who are in a local DV shelter in time for the Christmas holidays. Other than food and toiletries, can you help me with any ideas for gifts that would be appreciated by most? I will know the rough ages of the kids nearer the time. Thanks
Children - crayons/ pencils/ pens. With paper/ colour book or similar. I think many have small space so colouring is a good thing that keeps children entertained in one spot and not messy. - game. Something simple but various ages and parent can play, like jenga. Jenga kids can use blocks to build with also. - hat/ gloves/ scarves. Kids likely don't have any, and can be costly if you need to buy all for several children - small playing figures like sylvanian figures, mini dinosaurs, or similar
Adults - hat/ gloves/ scarf - nice biscuits - a book - nail varnish, or other make up - suduku book and pen - nice hot chocolate or tea - slipper socks - hairbrush and bands
Otherwise any toiletries for both, and generally clothes or accessories like socks, hats, blanket for baby or whatever. A friend once said they had to buy everything toiletry wise like toilet paper and sanitary products, toothpaste etc which eats up money when starting with nothing
Osborne do really lovely sticker books, about £4 on Amazon, they woul kasg for ages as have about 15 picture scenes with a page of stickers for each scene. Really nice quality but not expensive and would provide hours of play.