Many of our churches and schools are involved in the Christmas Shoe Box appeals to bring presents to children in poorer countries. If your church isn't involved you might consider making up a gift shoebox and taking it along to one of churches which is.
Two that I know are collecting are Wesley ( contact Jean Fraser ) and St John's ( contact Janet Caudwell )
There are rules on what can and can't be included and they do vary from appeal to appeal so best check.
It is worthwhile, and all the more needed in our current economic climate when charities are being pushed to the limit and general donations are down.