1. Fa-La-Lullaby – hire a local hall for a concert or contact your council about public singing and collect donations
  2. Secret Santa – lower your usual spending budget on gifts and everybody donates the difference
  3. Xmas jumper day – dig out the wacky woollens to wear to work or school and give a prize for the best
  4. Get crafty – make some baubles, knit some stockings, or bake some gingerbread – whatever your talent, sell your products at your local fair or to your friends and family.
  5. Quizmas – create a Christmas themed quiz night or work event and ask for donations to enter
  6. It’s a wrap – secure a table at a local fair or shopping centre and charge a small amount to beautifully wrap people’s gifts (try and get wrapping materials donated from a local supplier to minimise your costs!)
  7. Elf yourself – Offer your services as an elf in the weeks leading up to Christmas and help with shopping, wrapping, cleaning or whatever else your friends and family might need in return for donations.
  8. Lucky Cracker – Buy a selection of crackers and insert a ticket or small trinket into one. Sell the crackers to friends, family and colleagues and whoever gets the lucky cracker wins a prize!
  9. Letters from Father Christmas – Offer to write letters to friends and family’s children in return for a donation
  10. Pin the nose on rudolph – If you’re holding an event, print out a big image of rudolph and a separate red nose which your guests can donate to attempt to stick on blindfolded!