Unique Christmas gift ideas from the LATA Foundation

Christmas is a time for giving and there has never been a time when the communities in Latin America that rely so heavily on tourism have needed your help more.

This Christmas, the LATA Foundation has created a collection of Christmas donation gifts to suit every-budget: from a pair of ballet shoes for an aspiring dancer in one of Brazil’s favelas to a month’s supply of emergency food and household supplies for an out-of-work Inca Trail porter and their family.

So, whether you are struggling for a Secret Santa idea or a gift for that difficult-to-buy-for loved one, we have a brilliant gift idea for them.

Simply purchase your donation gift, fill out your personal message and we will send you a special personalised gift certificate HERE.


Given the impact the pandemic has had on the global travel industry, many of the LATA Foundation donations have dried up and we would like to appeal to our LATA members and supporters to purchase their online shopping via Amazon Smile, or Give As You Live, choosing the LATA Foundation as the recipient charity; providing automatic donations to support vital initiatives in Latin America, at no extra cost to the consumer.

As we navigate a second lockdown and we start to approach the festive season, we know that many of us will be upping our online purchases. Buying online via Amazon Smile or Give As You Live is an easy way to support the LATA Foundation.

Amazon Smile:  Simply shop at www.smile.amazon.co.uk and select the LATA Foundation as your chosen charity. The same products, same prices and the same services as the Amazon you know but Amazon donates 0.5% of the price to the LATA Foundation as your charity of choice.

Give As You Live:  Sign up for free via https://www.giveasyoulive.com/signup/choose-charity choosing the ‘LATA Foundation’ and browse through the products in 4000 participating stores including M&S, ASOS, Waitrose and many more. Once you’ve chosen what you want to purchase, follow the link on the website and they’ll do the rest! You can also add a handy Give As You Live extension to your browser which will pop up when you visit your favourite online stores for your purchases.

If you would prefer to make a donation to the LATA Foundation, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/lata