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.

chocolate in the shape of a Christmas pudding

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.

Vintage Vinyl records wrapped up as Christmas gifts

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.


Books wrapped up as christmas gifts

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.

Embroidered cushion with pompom tassels

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.

Open packet of Tony Chocolonely Mini Chocolates

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.

Laundry basket with blanket inside

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.

Black dog sitting in striped felt basket

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.

Four colourful patterned small washbags in a line

10. Felt Car Keyring

This cute, soft and squishy car keyring available as a blue keyring or pink keyring is a great stocking filler Christmas gift. It’s handmade from sheep’s wool by a Fair Trade group in Nepal primarily employing women with the aim of developing traditional craft practices.

Little blue car felt keyring on white background

11. Pet-Themed Homeware

Oxfam's brand new Pet Paws range features cute, hand-drawn illustrations based of our much-loved furry friends. It has every gift you need for cat or dog lovers. Some of our favourites include the Cat Treats Storage Jar, Dog Tote Bag and Pet Trivia Cards.

Group shot of pet themed homeware like dog bowls, mugs and coasters

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.

Front page of 2024 square seashore 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.

Bee House

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.

Red Moomin mug with Moomin characters cuddling on the front

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.

festive hats

Fabric crackers

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.

Black jewellery box with orange and yellow floral print

17. Voysey Floral Tote Bag

This Voysey Floral Tote bag is just one item in the Oxfam exclusive gifting range which features floral artwork by the British Arts and Crafts artist C.F.A Voysey. In the Voysey collection, you'll find everything from a pretty makeup pouch to travel cups and even a handy case for your glasses.

Woman Holding Floral 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.

pencil case with a mushroom print on orange fabric

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.

Felt green basket with blanket against white background

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.

flower garland draped across a wall

21. Felt Christmas Decorations

Make each gift count this Christmas by starting with a planet-loving Christmas decoration. Handmade in Nepal, Oxfam's range of Christmas tree decorations make a great budget gift ahead of Christmas - perfect for Secret Santa gifts!

A felt christmas decoration hanging on a tree with love written on

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.

tin of delicious spices wrapped in a sari

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

tea lights surrounded by tinsel

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!

3 Eye Masks of different colours and patterns against a white background

25. Fair Trade Handmade Wrapping Paper

The ideal way to present your ethical gift with care. Handmade from recycled material by Nepalese artisans, this paper comes in many colours and patterns including gold and blue wrapping paper or lime and gold floral wrapping paper, or green whale patterned wrapping paper.