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David Franklin poses with items to donate outside the Oxfam shop on Cowley Road, Oxford
David Franklin poses with items to donate outside the Oxfam shop on Cowley Road, Oxford

What you can donate to our charity shops

Your unwanted items could give someone the support they need to create a future free from poverty. Find out what we can and can't turn into life-changing cash.

Our charity shops in England, Wales and Scotland are now open and donations are welcome. Thank you for choosing to donate your items to Oxfam.

As well as dropping items off at your local Oxfam charity shop, you can also donate items by post.

What we can sell

  • Good condition, clean clothing - including children's clothing, vintage clothes, and out of season items
  • Shoes in pairs of all styles
  • Accessories, including bags, non-prescription sunglasses, belts, hats, scarves and gloves
  • Jewellery, including watches
  • Antique and collectable items
  • Books
  • Music (CDs, vinyl, musical instruments and sheet music)
  • DVDs and Blu-rays
  • Homewares: china, kitchenware, ornaments, pictures, and more 
  • Soft furnishings: small rugs, linen, curtains (must be clean and in good condition) 
  • Knitted items and blankets
  • Toys and games
  • Wedding dresses and accessories
  • Furniture
  • Stamps (including used stamps) and foreign coins and notes
  • Mobile phones
  • Cameras
  • Ephemera
  • Any unwanted gifts, including toiletries and beauty items (new and unused)
  • Bedding, if in good condition
  • Tents, if in good condition

What items do charity shops not want

  • Electrical goods that run off the mains (a few shops do accept these, so please check before donating)
  • Medical equipment
  • Anything broken, dirty, incomplete or unsafe
  • Single computers (but we would be happy to hear from your company if you would like to donate multiple units)
  • White goods (cookers, washing machines etc)
  • Safety headgear (e.g. motorcycle crash helmets)
  • There are some other items that we cannot sell for safety or legal reasons. If in doubt, please ask your local Oxfam shop before donating.
  • Identifiable work uniforms  


Please donate anything else you think will raise money for Oxfam. Be imaginative! But if you're still unsure then please ask your local Oxfam shop, or call Shop Support on 0300 200 1333.