Buyagift partners with Joe Swash to launch charitable Christmas gift exchange

The former EastEnders actor is supporting the service which has partnered with Shelter

With Christmas on the horizon (2020 has really flown) Buyagift has teamed up with TV personality and presenter, Joe Swash, to launch

With recent research revealing that 86% of the UK has received an unwanted gift at least once, the new online service lets you exchange your old, unwanted gifts from Christmas past – and you give back to charity in the process.

The all-new site, launched exclusively for Christmas 2020, offers a free and instant online valuation. Simply enter the name of your unwanted gift to get your instant valuation and you could exchange and upgrade to something more memorable within minutes; from spa to racing days – the service has it all.

In addition to their gift exchange, is partnering with Shelter, where the unwanted presents donated to the service will be turned into help for people facing homelessness and bad housing in the UK.

Shelter is a nationwide charity that helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services. 

Joe Swash, who is helping to launch the initiative, admitted that his present choices have been somewhat desirable at the best of times.

“When it comes to buying presents for Stacey and the kids, I’ve been known to play it safe and get it wrong a few times… that’s why this new service is such a great idea,” he said.

“We all know about exchanging our old, unwanted cars online – why not do the same for that old gift set or pair of pyjamas that are getting dusty under your bed! It’s especially good to know that not only will the service allow you to get a memorable present that you’ve been eyeing up, but the Shelter partnership also means that you can turn old items in to help for people across the UK this Christmas,” Joe concluded. lets you exchange your old, unwanted gifts in just three simple steps, and you have right up until a week before Christmas on Friday 18th December 2020.

And if you’re wondering what unwanted gifts come out on top, the survey revealed that toiletries took the top spot with 35%, while gift sets clinched second with 30%.

The top ten list also featured:  Bubble bath / bath salts (25%), Candle (20%),  Jewellery (17%), Socks (16%), Perfume (16%), Mug sets (16%), Books (15%), and Knitwear (14%).

Use your old gifts for good, and turn them in to help and support for those in need this Christmas.

To exchange your unwanted gifts, visit here.

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