25 Charity Gift Ideas for Christmas 2023
Looking for a celebration gift? Oxfam charitable gifts are a great way to sprinkle extra magic on any occasion. With ethical gifts like these, you can show loved ones how much you care while helping protect people and planet at the same time.
1. Oxfam charity gift cards
Browse our range of charity gift cards - Oxfam Unwrapped - and make a donation to a cause of your choice on behalf of a loved one this Christmas. Available as both physical cards and e-cards, Oxfam Unwrapped is a thoughtful gift choice made extra special with the option of adding a personalised message.
2. Festive Fair Trade Chocolate
This sweet chocolate pudding by Cocoa Loco makes a perfect stocking filler on Christmas Day. As well as being beautifully presented, it's Fairtrade, organic certified, free from palm oil and hand made in the UK making them ideal gifts for friends, family and colleagues with a sweet tooth.
3. Classic and Contemporary Second Hand Vinyl
Buying for a music-lover? Choose from a huge variety of vinyl, including vintage and collectable pieces as well as new releases. Available online or in your nearest Oxfam shop.
4. Second Hand Books
Our extensive online second hand book shop boasts antique and collectable books and rare signed books. Plus gorgeous art and photography books perfect for coffee tables. And classic kids books for bedtime. A picture of the book cover is shown online. The blurb is listed in the description. And you can filter by price, genre and condition to find what you're looking for.
5. Mandala Cushion
Handcrafted by skilled artisans in India, this gorgeous Mandala cushion makes the perfect charity gift that'll brighten up any home. Available in yellow and turquoise, each cushion is made by Fair Trade organisation Arawali who work with craftspeople in surrounding villages in Jaipur to create beautiful embroidered and block printed textiles, footstools and bags.
6. Ethical chocolate from Tony's Chocolonely
A perfect gift for any chocolate lover! Christmas is all about sharing with Tiny Tony's Chocolonely Christmas Pouch, filled with everyone's favourite flavours. Produced by cocoa farmers earning a living income, Tony's Chocolonely is on a mission to end slavery in the chocolate industry.
7. Handmade Laundry Bag
Handmade by skilled artisans in Delhi, using recycled fabrics, this gorgeous Fair Trade Laundry Bag is available as a multicoloured laundry bag or a black and white laundry bag. These bags could be used for laundry or to store toys or blankets, making them the perfect homeware gift. The colours of the bags will vary, which makes each one beautifully unique.
Felt Dog Basket
Last year we brought you the popular cosy cat cave and this Christmas we've expanded the offering with the new felt dog basket so you can treat your pets to a secure and snuggly place to keep warm this festive season – and brighten up your home at the same time! Each felt bed is handmade in Nepal for a unique gift and comes in sizes small, medium and large.
9. Unique Sari Wash Bag
These beautiful handmade wash bags make the perfect gift. They are made in India from recycled saris. Each sari wash bag is extra special as each one is unique! The colour and design remain a surprise until you receive them. And we think they make pretty great gifts to give yourself as well.
10. Felt Car Keyring
11. Pet-Themed Homeware
12. Coastal Life Seashore Calendar
Illustrated by artist Maddy McClellan, this beautiful 2024 calendar is something they'll be able to appreciate all year long. Help support Oxfam's work by purchasing from our range of artistic calendars featuring gorgeous designs like our Catnaps Calendar, Moomins Calendar or Vintage Railway Calendar.
13. Bee House
Perfect for the person who's buzzed about bees, keep an eye out for this bee house that's coming to Sourced by Oxfam shops soon. Lovingly made by skilled artisans in Bali in return for a fair wage, each wildlife house is unique and made by locally sourced and recycled wood.
14. Moomin Veranda Mug
It doesn't have to be Christmas day to settle in and enjoy a warm brew on a cold winter's night. This Moomin Veranda mug is cute and functional. There's even a Moomin Mini Yellow plant pot to show off small indoor succulents - an ideal gift for the plant lovers among us. Every Oxfam Moomin Collection purchase helps fund Oxfam's projects supporting women and girls globally.
15. Reusable Crackers & Hats
Say goodbye to single use crackers! These reusable crackers and hats are a great fair-trade alternative which can be reused and enjoyed every year adding an element of craft and a pop of colour to the dining table. They're lovingly hand-made by artisans in Bangladesh.
16. Kashmiri Trinket Box
Redesigned for Christmas 2024, this Kashmiri Jewellery box is beautifully decorated with a lovely yellow and orange floral design, making it a treasure to store the finer accessories. What's more every pretty trinket box is handmade by a Fair Trade group preserving traditional local crafts in Lajpat Nagar New Dehli.
17. Voysey Floral Tote Bag
18. Mushroom Print Pencil Case
Adorned with a cheery mushroom print and made from organic cotton, this Mushroom print pencil case is a great gift idea for young and old. The mushroom print fabric also features on this cute wash bag. Both are made by a small Fair trade organisation based in Delhi called Aspiration. Aspiration work alongside local artisans to provide them with work and fair wages so they can become financially independent.
19. Felt Storage Baskets
These lovely felt baskets make great homeware gifts and are available in various sizes and colours including the small pink ombre felt basket and large rainbow felt basket. These baskets are produced by Fair Trade organisation Hatale and handmade by their skilled artisans, who Hatale support through good wages, working conditions and long-term employment.
20. Sari Flower Bunting
Bring joy to any room with this decorative floral garland - perfect for hanging on a Christmas tree or anywhere in the house. Part of Oxfam's wonderful handicraft collection, this garland is made by skilled artisans in India using recycled saris.
21. Felt Christmas Decorations
22. Indian Spice Tin
Do you know a culinary enthusiast who loves kicking up a storm in the kitchen? Then consider this tasty tin collection of Indian spices made by the award-winning Spice Kitchen. Sure to bring the scents and flavours of India to loved ones homes in an instant. The tins are wrapped in recycled silk saris which are made by disadvantaged seamstresses employed by the family-run business.
23. Fair trade Flower Tealight Holder
This Fair trade Flower tealight holder is a lovely addition to Christmas decor, making it a great charity gift choice for your friends and family. By purchasing this gift, you're supporting Aspiration, a Fair Trade group that employs artisans in Delhi to handmake these beautiful products for us
24. A good night's sleep
What better gift than a good night's sleep? Block light and distractions with a lovingly handmade eye mask crafted from recycled saris. Each one is unique and you won't know what colour or pattern you're getting until you receive it, making this an extra exciting gift!