Buy Social Christmas
We have some wonderful organisations within the social sector that can help you with your Christmas shopping this year. Why not opt for a gift option from a social enterprise that uses its profit for good and gives back to society?
Check out some ideas below and #BuySocial this Christmas...
Handcrafted Christmas cards with you, they are available from the Artspace shop or you can request to have them posted by calling us on 02871813607. Every penny spent in our social enterprises is reinvested to support training young adults with additional support need.
Soy wax candle products lovingly handcrafted by a team of adults with learning difficulties and/or autism. Profits go back into support vulnerable individuals and communities
Create Gifts - Access Employment Learning (AEL)
Create your own gift - AEL have a huge range of products that they can engrave with a company logo or message. Providing employment opportunities to young people and adults with additional needs, learning disabilities and physical support needs.
Creative Minds - Head Injury Support
Supplying handmade artwork & cards from their 'Creative Minds' programme. Head Injury Support offers a support group for survivors of brain injury, their family members and their carers.
Fermanagh Fun Farm
Fermanagh Fun Farm is a social enterprise farm and leisure attraction open to the public, providing a fun, engaging, hands on experience. They cater for school visits, group visits and birthday parties. Gift vouchers available.
Grow - Clanrye Group
Grow your own memory! Grow plant, care for, and grow trees and shrubs as gifts for celebrations as well as a memory of loved ones who have passed. They provide a personalised note with each gift which will ensure it has a special and unique meaning.
High Rise NI
A gift voucher from High Rise adventure centre in Lisburn is the perfect gift this Christmas. With activities for all ages including Clip ‘n Climb indoor climbing, soft play and sensory rooms opening soon, High Rise has something for everyone. 100% of profits are invested in the work of Employers For Childcare.
Jubilee practice and promote care farming, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and conservation education and engagement, with people of all backgrounds and beliefs at Jubilee Farm, Northern Ireland’s first community-owned farm. Range of meat, vegetable and hampers available.
For a minimum donation of £5, you can purchase a new silver wooden Lighthouse Christmas tree decoration. They make a great stocking filler or secret Santa gift, but who you can blame you if you decide to keep it for your own tree!
Link Logs - Causeway Coast Vineyard
Link Logs is produced via Link+ which is a programme aimed at increasing employability, offered in a structured work placement two days per week in a supportive, mentor led environment. Range of logs, peat and firelighters available.
Order a special personalised Christmas gift from Mugshots. 100% of the profits from each Teddy is reinvested to help us change lives - reinvesting profits to support young offenders break the re-offending cycle.
Restore - Habitat
Shop any and all DIY and home improvement materials at a low-cost in ReStore this Christmas. From lighting, appliances and paint to bathrooms, furniture and even whole kitchens!
Southern Area Hospice Services
Offering Christmas cards, gift certificates, candles and Christmas merchandise. Southern Area Hospice Services provide invaluable care and support to patients with life limiting illnesses including Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, HIV and Aids.
Spa Experience - Better Gym
For an affordable luxury spa day in Belfast. Spa Experience, Belfast is located in Olympia Leisure Centre on the Boucher Road. Their spa offers you a warm, welcoming and relaxing environment in which to restore you body, mind and wellbeing. Gift vouchers available.
Offering a range of Christmas cards and vouchers. Stepping Stones provide meaningful training to people with a learning disability so that they have greater opportunities for employment.
Storybox is devoted to celebrating others, lifting each other up and preserving the magic of community. Storybox support and recognise the brilliance of local businesses and social enterprises. They do so, by bringing together some of the most beautiful, useful, passionately-made local products, and combining them to create boxes of pure joy.
The Rink - Powered by Sport
Roller skating, kids parties and a range of other events. Gift vouchers also available. The Rink is a vision of Powered by Sport who are committed to using sport to promote equality and diversity and to promote community participation in healthy recreation activities.
Turas - East Belfast Mission
The home of all things Gaelic east Belfast, Journey East has an extensive range of gifts made by local artisans, writers, and artists from east Belfast, including unique Gaelic and novelty gifts.
Wee Chicks provide innovative childcare solutions to organisations and families ensuring they have access to affordable options with a strong focus on positive mental health – enabling them to build stronger minds, for a healthier future.