Shopping Wild

Shopping Wild

How to spend wild this Christmas, pick the perfect gift and support wildlife conservation projects in our region.

It's Black Friday week, historically a huge time for Christmas shopping, grabbing a bargain online and getting those festive essentials in. But let's face it, we're often likely to spend more just because it's on offer, all the while filling our (and our loved ones) homes with things we didn't really want or really need.

So we're proposing a Green Friday this year and ultimately a Green Christmas and a Green 2021!

Here are our top festive finds, so you can pick up that perfect gift and fund nature conservation instead of funding big company profits. Scroll down to find out more.

Gift of Wild poster

A membership to Durham Wildlife Trust will help support nature conservation for a whole year, choose as a gift for a loved one or treat yourself and support your local wildlife this Christmas. For a limited time only we'll also be including your choice from our selection of free gifts, our Christmas present to you as a thank you for helping us to continue to grow our work.

Membership packs include membership card, welcome edition of Wildlife Durham magazine, DWT supporter badge, car sticker and a guide to wildlife gardening. Family memberships also include Wildlife Watch nature explorers pack and magazines.

Example of a wildlife watch pack

Memberships are the perfect way to donate to nature conservation, your donations stay in your local area and you become part of our wild family. 

Memberships start from £2.50 per month or £30 per year by Direct Debit for an individual, up to £3.50 per month or £42 per year for a family.

Throughout December all memberships can also be purchased by a one off credit or debit card payment online, an option not offered at any other time of the year. Memberships are always posted free of charge and gift memberships can specify whether to post directly to the recipient or the giver and can include a Christmas Card gift message. 

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One to Two Adults and Up to 6 Children or Grandchildren
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If your loved ones are already members, then our range of animal adoption packages will be perfect. 

All adoptions come with a lovely plush toy, a certificate of support, animal fact file and a welcome letter. Boxed up and posted either to you or to the recipient, just in time for the big day.

Choose from:

A Hedgehog, supporting our urban wildlife projects.

An Otter, supporting our wetland conservation work.

A Dolphin, supporting our marine and coastal projects.

An Owl, supporting our woodland conservation work.

Adopt an Animal

Head to our Online Shop for all things wild. Shop our range of hand picked, wildlife themed gifts, cards and homewares. Browse a selection of Wildlife Trust books and reference guides and find one of a kind items from local artists. 

All shop orders can be collected for free from Rainton Meadows and Low Barns Nature Reserves. Delivery options are also available, though some items such as bird seed are only available click & collect.

Visit our online shop.


Why not join us at our dedicated shopping zoom? We'll give you 10% off our range of books, cards and bird seed and a free gift when you spend over £20. In addition, we're also sharing the stage with local crafters, for something truely unique and local (just like us!). It's free to take part and most items can be collected from as soon as the next day.

There are somethings that you may have to buy from bigger retailers and if you do, there are ways to shop that still give back to charity. Check these out below.

Give as you live

Give as you live online is the free and easy way to raise free funds for Durham Wildlife Trust, simply by shopping online.

Join for free today and start raising when you shop at over 4,000 stores. Click on a store you want to shop with and we'll direct you to the store's website where you can continue to shop as normal. Your purchase will automatically generate free funds for charity!

Give as you live

Amazon Smile

If you shop Amazon at any time of year, simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile donates to Durham Wildlife Trust at no extra cost.

Select Durham Wildlife Trust as your charity on Amazon today.

Do you pay by PayPal?

When you pay online by PayPal, remember to choose Durham Wildlife Trust as your favourite charity. PayPal will then offer the option of making a donation to Durham Wildlife Trust anytime you use a PayPal checkout online. Meaning you can round up your total and donate to nature conservation.

Choose us as your favourite charity.

Thank you for reading this far and for supporting our work!

If you have any questions or would like more information on helping wildlife this winter, please contact us.