An aerial view of a snowy Oak Wood
Christmas in the Forest

Christmas gifts

Give loved ones an extra special gift this Christmas and support our work growing England’s largest new native woodland. Whether you are already a supporter of the Heart of England Forest, a nature lover, a dog walker, or an environmentalist, look no further for alternative presents this year. 

Go green this Christmas

Here at the Heart of England Forest we are creating and conserving a huge broadleaf forest, a place of enduring natural beauty, protected and secured for generations to come. 

By choosing one of our Christmas gifts you are contributing to the valuable work we are doing.

How your donations and gifts could help:

  • £10 could plant, protect and nurture 2 native broadleaf trees in the Forest.
  • £25 could buy 5 packets of wildflower seed to plant on our pollinator pathways which help our bees and wasps thrive.
  • £50 could fund 10 young people with special educational needs to spend a morning volunteering in our tree nursery.
  • £100 could help us provide survey training for two volunteers.

Make sure to order your gifts by midday on Friday 15th December to ensure they arrive in time for Christmas day!

The Owl and the Pussycat statue at the Gardens of Heroes and Villains
Garden of Heroes and Villains Tickets
New for this year – Give a gift of tickets to a unique experience! 2024 events are being held in May, June, July and August.
A close-up of tag hanging on a branch of a cherry tree in the Forest
Tag a tree - £45
Gift your loved one a personalised, tagged tree in the Forest. They will receive a certificate, a map, and a location reference to help them find it.

With your continued support we're well on the way to planting tomorrow's great native woodland that will be loved and cherished by generations to come.
A pathway through a snowy woodland
Plant a tree - £295
Gift a loved one a unique visit to the Forest to meet with one of the team and plant their very own tree along with a plaque dedication (available during the November to March planting season).
A family holding hands whilst walking through the Forest
Forest Friendship
Give the gift of Friendship with a recommended £5 monthly or £60 annual donation and the lucky recipient will be part of an incredible journey that will benefit people and planet, both now and for hundreds of years to come.
A dedication plaque with tree in the snow
Dedicate a tree - £15*
Dedicate a tree to a loved one to mark a special place in the Forest for them. They will be sent a map of the area their tree is in and a certificate digitally.

*suggested donation
One of our Christmas e-card options
Send an ecard
Make a merry donation to the Forest and you will receive a Christmas ecard to send to all your friends and family instead of printed and posted cards.

Frequently asked questions

How quickly should my gift arrive?

For the Gift of Friendship, Tag A Tree and Plant A Tree Dedications which are each sent by Royal Mail, we ask you to allow up to 7 working days for us to process your dedication pack. We will however process all orders made by midday on 15th December to make the post on 18th December which has been promoted by Royal Mail as the final posting day for second class postage. Digital versions of these can be sent if you prefer to receive them by email, simply email after you have placed your order to request delivery by email.

The Tree Dedication, E-card and Garden of Heroes & Villains gift vouchers are all despatched by email. We ask you to allow up to 6 working days for us to process and send these. We will however process all orders made by midday on 20th December before end of Friday 22nd December.

We would encourage you to email us after you have placed any order if there is a particular rush and we will do our best to help.

When are last orders for Christmas delivery?

Please place your orders as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Based on final posting dates shared by Royal Mail for UK addresses, last orders for the Gift of Friendship, Tag A Tree and Plant A Tree Dedications is midday on Friday 15th December 2023.

Last orders for Tree Dedications, ecards and Garden of Heroes & Villains gift vouchers which are all despatched by email is midday Wednesday 20th December 2023.

Prefer an e-certificate or missed the last postage date? 

Whether you are eco-conscious and want to save on paper and postage cost, or you are getting a late gift, we are more than happy to email your Gift of Friendship, Tag A Tree and Plant A Tree gift instead of posting them. Last orders for email dispatch before Christmas is midday Wednesday 20th December 2023.

Email after your order has been submitted and a member of our team will have your gift emailed to you.

Any orders placed after midday on Wednesday 20th December will be processed in the new year.

Can you send a gift directly to the recipient?

Yes, if you are giving a dedication as a gift you will complete both the donors address and the address for the recipient, which can be the same or different.

Can I order multiple gifts at once?

While the ordering system allows for just one dedication at a time, if you do want to do more than three dedications it is worth calling or emailing us and we can assist with taking the information and one single donation payment.

If I order multiple tree dedications will the trees all be together?

While we cannot promise they will all be immediately next to each other, if ordered on the same day they can all be close together. We would suggest sending an email to put this in as a special request if it is important to you, once all dedications have been made online.

How soon will the tag be on my Christmas tag a tree dedication?

We ask you to allow us 10 days after receiving the dedication pack for the tree to be tagged. With dedications made before the 12th December, we do all we can to get the tags on the trees by the 22nd December. The sooner you order your dedication the better.