How to get on the "nice" list...

Spread extra joy this festive season by buying gifts that not only put smiles on the faces of your loved ones, but also help the Forest. Get inspiration from our Christmas gifts ideas - all of which contribute to the Forest of Marston Vale, helping care for our 13 Community Woodlands and plant trees to create more green spaces to benefit us all.

There's something for everyone and they're guaranteed to get you in Santa's good books ahead of the big day!

(Don’t) Send a Christmas card

Sending traditional greeting cards costs time, money, and produce a lot of waste that impacts our environment. Through DontSendMeACard.com you can send an e-card from your family - or business - and donate the cost to help the Forest.

Forest homes for local wildlife

By sponsoring a habitat you're helping us create and care for homes for our Forest wildlife. Our ponds and lakes, reedbeds, woodlands, hedgerows and grasslands are home to a wide range of animal and plant species and you can help care for them. At £10 this is the ideal gift for any nature lover, young or old, and they get a certificate and information sheet about our Forest life!

Dedicate a tree

Trees make life better for all of us – for people, for wildlife and for the planet. Give the gift that keeps on growing and giving, not just to the recipient but to all of us. You can also personalise your dedication certification with a special message for your loved one. 

Become a Friend of the Forest

As a Friend of the Forest you'll make the biggest difference to our local area, supporting and protecting our Community Forest. Not only would you be helping us to plant 5 million more trees, but as a thank you for your donation you will enjoy a whole host of benefits for you.

A Friend's membership also makes a really thoughtful gift to a loved one that can be enjoyed by them all year round.

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Donate as you shop - for free!

If you prefer to do your shopping online, you can still support the Forest whilst shopping at many high street retailers online through Give As You Live, and it doesn't cost you a penny! There's thousands of retailers to choose from and your purchases won't cost you a penny more!

Jump for the treesTANDEM SKYDIVE

Buy yourself or someone special the thrill of a lifetime with a 10,000ft tandem skydive. It's an experience not to be missed!