Box content ideas


There are 5 types of shoeboxes each aimed at a different age group, below are some ideas of the contents which would be suitable for the various recipients.

2-4 years

comb, hairbrush, hair slides, ribbons, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste, packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, small toys, colouring books, crayons, notepad, pencils, rubber, ruler, sharpener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t-shirt, shorts, socks, tights, underwear.

5-9 years

comb, hairbrush, hair slides, mirror, necklace / pendant, ribbons, shampoo, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste, packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, small toys, colouring books, crayons, felt tips, paints / brushes, notepad, pencils, pens, rubbers, rulers, scissors (only round ended safety scissors), sellotape, sharpener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t shirt, shorts, football boots, socks, tights, underwear, headscarf.

10-14 years

aerosol / deodorant, comb, hairbrush, hair slides, lipstick, mirror, nail varnish, necklace / pendant, ribbons, sanitary towels, shampoo, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste, packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, dried foods, pasta / rice, small toys, sewing kit (including needle & thread), colouring books, compass, crayons, felt tips, glue sticks, paints / brushes, notepad, pencils, pens, rubbers, rulers, scissors, sellotape, sharpener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t shirt, shorts, football boots, socks, tights, underwear, headscarf.

15+ years

aerosol / deodorant, comb, hairbrush, hair slides, lipstick, mirror, nail varnish, necklace / pendant, ribbons, sanitary towels, shampoo, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste, packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, dried foods, pasta / rice, small toys, sewing kit (including needle & thread), compass, crayons, felt tips, glue sticks, paints / brushes, notepad, pencils, pens, rubbers, rulers, scissors, sellotape, sharepener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t shirt, shorts, football boots, socks, tights, underwear, headscarf.

Adults

aerosol / deodorant, comb, hairbrush, hair slides, lipstick, mirror, nail varnish, shampoo, soap, sponge / flannel, talc, toothbrush / paste, packs / tubes of sweets, biscuits, dried foods, pasta / rice, sewing kit (including needle & thread), notepad, pencils, pens, rubbers, rulers, scissors, sellotape, sharepener, greeting card, photo of donor, baseball cap, warm hat / gloves, body warmer, t shirt, shorts, socks, tights, underwear, headscarf.


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