Support the RNLI when you shop this Christmas

With just 7 weeks to go until Christmas, we’re sure some of you are already thinking about your Christmas shopping (if you've not started already)! 

A person in their home Christmas Shopping online surrounded by gifts

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The RNLI partners with a few websites that enable your online shopping to go further and support our lifesaving charity – so please use these to purchase gifts this Christmas and help raise donations without any extra work! 

You can also use these sites all year round to help build up valuable donations ...


Make your Amazon shopping go further using AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the RNLI every time you shop, and at no cost to you. 

When you shop at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price on tens of millions of eligible products on Amazon. Simply select the RNLI as your chosen charity and remember to visit AmazonSmile when shopping. 

Shop using AmazonSmile. 

eBay for Charity

You can also make your eBay shopping and selling go further too.

If you have any unwanted goods you can sell them on eBay and donate to the RNLI at the same time. You can choose to donate between 10% - 100% of the final sale price to your chosen charity. What's more, eBay will donate the same percentage of the final value fee!

As well as selling you can also make a donation to the RNLI through eBay when purchasing your gifts this Christmas. 

Shop and sell using eBay for Charity. 

M&S Sparks Card

M&S include the RNLI in the group of charities that are supported by the Sparks scheme, which has been relaunched under the programme: 'good things happen every time you shop'. 

If you have a Sparks card, you can log in to the Sparks website and amend your charity choices to select the RNLI.

If you have not got a Sparks card but would like to find out more or sign up, you can read about the new Sparks scheme on the M&S website.


Of course, you can also support the RNLI by shopping online at the RNLI Shop, with 100% of the profit supporting our lifesaving work. Browse the lovely gift ideas, clothing, kitchenware, pets, stationery, toys and much more. There is something for everyone! 

Visit the RNLI Shop. 

Other ways to support the RNLI when shopping

There are also plenty of other ways to support the RNLI when you’re shopping this Christmas. You can keep an eye on all things 'give as you shop' on the RNLI website

Thank you for your support – and happy shopping!