3 Ideas for Celebrating National Random Acts of Kindness Day

This year, National Random Acts of Kindness Day falls on 17 February – a whole day dedicated to carrying out good deeds. With so much going on in the world at the moment, it’s the ideal time to go out of your way to spread a little happiness. To help you celebrate this day, here are three simple yet kind things you can do.

1. Make a charity donation

Making a donation to charity is a great way to spread kindness, and there are a number of ways to do this. For example, you could make a monetary contribution. Regardless of how big or small your offering is, your donation could have a huge impact on those who need it most. Some charities, such as Human Appeal, give you the opportunity to make your contribution online, meaning it’s quick and easy for you to make a difference.


Aside from contributing money, there are other ways you can make donations. For instance, you could donate your unwanted belongings to a local charity shop. These organisations are able to accept a range of items, including clothes, shoes, jewellery, books and ornaments, while some shops are able to take larger items, like pieces of furniture and electrical appliances. Donating like this is a great way to help charities raise money for a worthwhile cause.

2. Send a surprise gift to a loved one

Whether it’s your mum, sister or best friend, why wait until their next birthday or Christmas to show how much you care? With National Random Acts of Kindness Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to send a surprise present to a loved one. From a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers to a box of yummy cupcakes, there are a whole host of thoughtful gift ideas that are guaranteed to put a smile on their face, especially if they’re not expecting anything.

3. Go out of your way to help someone else

Going out of your way to help someone else, whether it’s a stranger or someone you already know, is a fantastic way to be kind. Whether you assist an elderly person at the supermarket by carrying their bags to their car or you offer to help a colleague with their workload, lending a helping hand is guaranteed to brighten up someone’s day, and you could even inspire others to follow suit in being a kinder person.

The truth is, adopting a thoughtful attitude isn’t difficult, so why not celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day by doing something selfless?

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20 Comments

  1. February 15, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Beautiful ideas! I wish we could have random acts of kindness slotted each and every day of our lives, and spread some love and kindness around:)

  2. Helen Moulden
    February 15, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I’m going to send a surprise gift to my mum 🙂

  3. Margaret Gallagher
    February 15, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Perfect ways to show love and kindness
    Maybe if we did this a little more the world would feel a better place

  4. A S,Edinburgh
    February 15, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    These are really good ideas, thank you. It’s so easy to give to charity these days, and much easier than it used to be to research which ones you want to donate to.

  5. Agnes Dela Cruz
    February 16, 2017 / 1:05 am

    I am going to surprise a friend of mine this coming weekend to show how I appreciate her. Thanks for the ideas 🙂

  6. Samantha O'D
    February 16, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Lovely ideas, it’s the first I’ve heard about it

  7. Jennifer Haden
    February 18, 2017 / 8:28 am

    these are great ideas, I really like the idea of surprising someone x

  8. Gerri Tennant
    February 18, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I love random acts of kindness they make me feel as happy for doing it as the recipient does for receiving it.

  9. Rachel Spiteri
    February 19, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    This is such a lovely post. I love doing random acts of kindness when people least expect them 🙂

  10. February 19, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    This is a lovely post, what fantastic suggestions too. I love doing acts of kindness like this. It never goes unappreciated xxx

  11. Rosalind Blight
    February 20, 2017 / 7:41 am

    Absolutely lovely ideas. It’s a shame we have to have a day dedicated to this if we all did one or 2 random acts of kindness every day the world would be a better place. It’s doesn’t have to be anything major or cost loads of money just little things can make a big impact

  12. February 20, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    What a great idea for a way to spread happiness and show people you care 🙂

  13. February 20, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Love these idea’s! We took cakes around to a friend and had a little tea party with out little ones! I think there were happy with out cakey surprise and it felt good to do something nice too! x
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  14. Hannah Bailey-Churcher
    February 24, 2017 / 11:45 am

    Such lovely ideas, if only every day was national kindness day!

  15. sandy Ralph
    February 26, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    i dont think this should be a national day but something you should do randomly when people least expect it that way they appreciate it more

  16. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 17, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Great ideas, I try to make sure I’m kind everyday, even the simplest smile can make someone’s day, when I was suffering from depression and someone would smile or say hello/good morning whilst walking my children to school would make the day seem a little easier xxx

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