Christmas shopping: Shop & give back this Christmas with Give as you Live!

Christmas shopping

It’s only 46 days left to Christmas, and that means the count down to stocking up on Christmas presents is on!

But while Christmas is a time of giving, let’s not forget the fact it should also be a time for giving back too. And what more perfect way to do that than to donate to charity as you shop? HOW?! I hear you all clamber over your screens to ask. Quite simply, through a lovely website called Give as you Live, which raises free donations for a charity of your choice as your shop. Cue twinkly halo over your head!

So how does it work?

You can shop for products from more than 4,100 of the world’s biggest retailers such as ASOS, John Lewis, Tesco Direct and Amazon; and even ensure you get the best price by using the exclusive offers and deals available on Give as you Lives’ site. Simply select the store you’d like to shop with, follow the link and you’ll be directed off to the retailers site to shop as normal.

Every time you shop through Give as you Live, a percentage of the purchase value is donated to the charity of your choice, or if you have no preference, to Give as you Live’s charity of the month. This happens at no extra cost to you, as Give as you Live makes the donation on the shopper’s behalf – paid for out of the commission they receive from the retailers.

A cause close to your heart

There are lots of fantastic causes on the site to choose from, and truth be told I found it very difficult to decide. But in the end, it was my own personal experiences that won out – both my grandparents on my maternal side suffered terribly with Alzeimer’s disease and eventually died from its knock on effects, and so I choose to proudly support Alzeimers Research UK, the UK’s leading Alzeimer’s research charity.

Now it’s time to shop!

It has to be said, I am an all or nothing girl, and I wanted to get straight to the shopping with a retailer who I knew I could buy everything that was on my daughter’s Christmas wishlist…and so for me this stage of shopping was all about Tesco Direct. So what did we buy? Watch this little shopping haul to find out!

And if you were too lazy to watch the vlog (tsk tsk!), you can see them all here:

Give As You Live

So see you over at Give as you Live this Christmas then?

***Shop now at Give As You Live on the website here.***



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