Donate your unwanted gifts

British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are urging people to donating their unwanted Christmas presents to charity.

The profit raised from BHF shops goes on to fund life-saving research into heart disease.

With the average price per Christmas gift at £21.75, more than £2.7 billion pounds worth of unwanted presents could be donated to charity this year.

BHF shops accept all of your unwanted gifts, everything from candles, Christmas jumpers, socks, games, handbags, books, DVDs and other items you no longer want.

Diane Locke, BHF deputy retail director, said: “It’s incredible that there’s £2.7 billion worth of unwanted Christmas gifts in the UK this year. Every year people receive presents that are just not to their taste, are the wrong size, or even two of the same gift.

“These unwanted presents can make an extraordinary difference to BHF shops. We’re encouraging people to donate their unwanted gifts and help raise vital funds in the fight against heart disease.”

For more information visit bhf.org.uk or call 0844 412 5000.