Helping Others

Christmas can be an emotional and difficult time of year for so many people but little things can make such a difference.

Corstorphine Christmas Support -food donation drop off point to support local families (non perishable items only please) We would like donations to be in by the 13th but can accept them up until the 15th December.
We are also looking for Christmas food items and treats (particularly for children).

Waverly Crafts – Lovely ladies who volunteer in Marie Curie donate all proceeds of their work to the Hospice.

Charities - Greengage Environmental

Capability Scotland – Art work created the by the charity’s day service users is on sale to raise funds

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Corstorphine Emergency Response

Corstorphine Emergency Response is a non profit organisation who supports the community in many ways, from providing basic first aid training, providing medical support at local events and providing community resilience and support. CER is 100% volunteer run and relies on support from the public and donations. They have a wish list of the items they use the most of and really appreciate All items donated to them, thank you

If you would like to support us you can donate at a number of our collection around Corstorphine or you can also donate items on our Amazon wish list👇…

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The Gift Tree is proud to be part of Corstorphine Business Community. The business community collaborates closely with businesses that serve the people of Corstorphine and the surrounding area to maintain and boost the thriving ‘village’ within the city.

Happier Kinder Together

A business community is just like a tree which grows from strength to strength: helping each other, sharing ideas, to raise awareness of local issues that may impact on our businesses. Membership is £24 per year which is less than twelve cups of coffee. Membership goes towards business initiatives with the objective of Come to Corstorphine. Application Forms are available from



New Beginnings

The Gift Tree arose from a passion for delicious homemade food mixed with a love of crafts.

Why The Gift Tree? Trees grow from strength to strength and have the power to symbolise, inspire and express our deepest feelings of love, gratitude, protection and happiness. Gifting makes people feel loved and appreciated. Time is the most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.

Volunteering is a great way of giving time and there are so many opportunities and different ways to be involved. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general. Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.