Holiday Gift Guide

As it is #GivingTuesday, it seems like the perfect time to share our guide. Give the gift of giving this christmas by purchasing some of our beautifully created home accessories. Purchasing from Life of Ply supports our learning and community programmes. As a proud social enterprise, we want to support similar small businesses, social enterprises and charities in the Liverpool city region so we have created a Holiday Gift Guide containing presents with a purpose. Below you will see sections and a bit of information about each gift with a direct link to the websites to make the items super easy for you to find!

Life of Ply

Home Accessories

We have a range of beautifully made sustainable and durable furniture and accessories, there is something for every room in the home!

From phone holders to desk organisers to coat hangers, our prices start from only £5! Have a browse through our website the perfect accessory for friends or family.

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Christmas Preparation

Craft for Crisis

For just £15 you can order this home decoration kit with 3x unique house templates. Design a house completely unique to you.

A small price to pay for a fun activity with the family that helps keep someone warm and sheltered this christmas.

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Purple Carrot

Make sure you are ready for vegan family members visiting with delicious vegan treats sourced locally from Purple Carrot, at 286 Smithdown Road. A zero waste vegan supermarket.

They are now stocking vegan advent calenders, a perfect early gift for any vegans who struggle when wanting to join in the traditional chocolate countdown! There are many other delicious sweets and treats available in the shop.

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Gifts for Children

Mosh Tots Gig at Future Yard

From £8 a ticket your tots can be moshing whilst the parents behave but come for free! Future Yard introduces kids to the world of live music in safe enviroment, creating more exciting family memories.

To be a fully pledged Tot Mosher, you can purchase a T shirts for kids for just £15. Take a look at their website to see when upcoming events are taking place.

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Wirral Unplugged Craftbox

Another crafty gift! Wirral Unplugged are an amazing social enterprise encouraging kids and families to engage with each other by getting hands on with a project and putting technology to one side.

From £18 you can purchase a variety of different craft boxes to get crafty this christmas, and keep the community crafty!

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Gifts for Teens

Wirral Unplugged Totebag

Wirral Unplugged sell tote bags for just £10 and who doesn’t love a tote bag.

For £15 you can purchase pens with this as a gift for your teens to create a tote bag that expresses their creativity.

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The Double Negative – Present Tense (Paperback)

A book featuring eight new essays on the city’s past, present and future from indie publisher The Double Negative.

Support your local writers whilst educating your teens with this informative and funky looking book. For only £14.99!

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Gifts for the Foodies

The Gateway Collective

A pack of 2 or 3 chutneys made from their own garden, ethically sourced and delicious!

A duo box is £7 and a triple box is £10.

Spending your money here means helping a social enterprise tackle loneliness and isolation with community building and support. More information about this amazing company and what they do below:

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Mattas International Foods

Put together your own hamper of International foods from around the world. Explore their options either online or in store located at 51 Bold Street.

Mattas International are a family run business with a beautiful range of foods. From gluten free, cruelty free, generally something to suit everyone! See their website or visit the store to decide what type of hamper to personalise for friends or family.

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Gifts for Fashionistas

The Whitechapel Centre

For the fashion lovers you know, support the Whitechapel Centre by buying prevloved branded garments. The Whitechapel centre are a charity trying to tackle homlesness and could always do with extra help in doing so, don’t buy brand new this christmas, buy preloved and vintage!

They have a range available on their website which is constantly updated or pop in to their Open Door shop on Allerton Road.

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Ply It Forward by Factory Floor Jewels

Limited edition necklaces that are delightfully created with the waste from The Life Of Ply, sustainable and fashionable!

This is Kate’s giving back range but she also has a range of other gorgeous jewellery available on her website.

Shop small feel big this season!

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Gifts for Culture Lovers

Theatre tickets – Shakespeare Northern Playhouse – A Christmas Carol

Whether it is a gift for a theatre lover or a treat for the family before the big day, why not help out your new local theatre in Knowsley by supporting their festive performance. Tickets can be purchased for only £3 as you can chose the price on certain days!

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The Everyman Theatre – Christmas Panto

Another classic Christmas tradition, going to the panto! On stage until January 14th, so a perfect gift for your theatre loving friends and family. Ticket prices vary, visit the website for more information.

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News From Nowhere – A Nonprofit Book Store

Pick up a book for family and friends on by visiting the notorious book store on Bold street or online. With a variety of radical fiction, politics and magazines there is bound to be something suited to every type of book lover.

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Pay It Forward Charity Gifts

Whitechapel Charity Gift packages

If you have a bit of extra money to spare this christmas, a virtual charity gift is the perfect item to purchase clearly stating how your money will be directly helping homeless people.

There packages vary from £5 to £50 depending on how generous you are feeling. A £25 will ensure someone recieves a gift and a guaranteed dinner on Christmas day.

See more information about the packages on their website:

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Don’t forget about your local food banks, if you need help this christmas or want to help someone else, visit this website to find your closest one:

Wellbeing Gift for Yourself!

GROW – Wellbeing Community Interest Company

After all of that shopping for other people, don’t forget to look after yourself! Grow-Wellbeing C.I.C. is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers creative, personally affirmative opportunities for children, young people and adults to engage in activities in the natural environment.

After the stress of Christmas, why not treat yourself to a gift gard of £15 that allows you to attend any adult workshop. In the new year they have a Forest School for Grown ups (15th January 2023) and Wild Words with dates are to be confirmed.

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