Ethical Christmas Gifts 2023

There are lots of ways to help people and planet this Christmas, and choosing ethical gifts is one of them.

Ethical gifts are a great way to give at Christmas and sustainable Christmas presents come in all shapes and sizes.

Oxfam card and gift

There really is something for everyone – even the trickiest and pickiest relatives. Personal and packed full of impact, the right gift can bring joy to your loved one. And help make the festive season as feel-good as possible.

Here are some of my favourites...

For the homemaker

Ethical shopping doesn’t have to be limited to your wardrobe. These days, it can influence how you style your entire house. The Sourced By Oxfam range has brand new products for every room.

Want to help a friend feel extra cosy this Christmas? Check out our lovely range of snuggly throws and beautiful rugs to cosy up your home. Or, if they’re into bold colours, these fair trade baskets are stunning and what's even better, they are handmade in Nepal.

We also have these laundry bags made using recycled saris that will go down a treat.

If you're looking for smaller decor pieces, this handmade felt cactus can make the perfect stocking filler.

We also stock practical pieces like these handy ceramic hooks. While this cute and functional Moomin mini-planter can be the perfect present for any plant lover.

If it’s festive you’re after, we have gorgeous handmade Christmas decorations too. Plus you’ll find hundreds of unique vintage gifts in the Oxfam Online Shop. Including glassware, ceramics and textiles.

Fair trade handmade felt basket

For the nature lover

The state of the natural world has come into even greater focus these past couple of years. And many of us want to do more to protect it. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to support wildlife from home. And some great ethical Christmas gifts that can help.

Give this brilliant Gift Pack of bee, butterfly and twilight wildflower seeds or choose a recycled paper bird house, lovingly handmade from recycled paper for friends into wildlife.

If your loved one enjoys reading about the wonders of nature, the Oxfam Online Shop has lots of preloved books on wildlife, gardening and more. And don't forget to check out our range of books for a variety of nature related titles!

We also have a full range of planet conscious products that can be bought all year long.

Small painted watering can

For the fashion and beauty fan

The options really are limitless with this one. The Oxfam Online Shop has extensive womenswear, menswear and accessories sections. And even some looks for the little ones. As well as hundreds of designer and vintage items.

And if you’re after something brand new, then Sourced By Oxfam has some gorgeous ethical accessories. Like these beautiful handcrafted faux pearl earrings made by artisans in India. Or this lovely handmade recycled sari silk scarf and this fun recycled sari bum-bag. Better yet, all the proceeds go toward fighting poverty.

For the beauty and skincare addicts, our Sourced by Oxfam range contains a myriad of ethical and sustainable beauty products. This lovely Faith in Nature soap gift set or this shampoo and conditioner set could be the perfect place to start a low-waste personal care routine. Or why not relax with fabulous Bathing Beauty bath salts that are 100% natural, vegan, cruelty free and free from parabens, sulphates, nut, palm and fragrance oils.

This beautiful tote bag is made from recycled cotton and features artwork by the British Arts and Crafts artist C.F.A. Voysey

For the foodie

Sweet treats always go down well at Christmas. Sourced By Oxfam has found some delicious stuff – we’re talking chocolate, we're talking global food collection, featuring food from around the world.

For cooking aficionados, how about high-quality ingredients like this Zaytoun olive oil?

As for those who like to experiment with different cuisines, we have many options to choose from. Like this Zaytoun Za'atar aromatic herb mix. Or this Ukuva Sauces Trio Gift Box for those who enjoy a little bit of chilli in their lives.

You can also choose from hundreds of preloved cookery books in the Oxfam Online Shop. With vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free recipes and more to help you cater for everyone. Keep your eye out for the likes of Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein, Mary Berry, Jamie Oliver and others. You can also find great preloved gifts for the kitchen and dining room.

Tony's Chocolonely Mini Bar Tasting Pack

For the eco-minded

Want to reduce your environmental impact? Or buying for someone who does? There are lots of eco-friendly gifts around.

If a friend’s keen to de-plastic their life, How To Give Up Plastic is one title to look out for in our books section. Or help them on their way with these handy reusable water bottles or beeswax-based food wrap.

The Oxfam Online Shop also stocks cruelty-free shampoo bars – a great way to reduce plastic use in the bathroom. Plus gorgeous gifts made using recycled materials, including a variety of shopping bags.

Alternatively, you might want to consider an Oxfam Unwrapped charity gift. With the likes of The Tough Get Growing supporting farmers deal with the impact of climate change and The Future Is Equal supporting women looking for work, you’re sure to find something that strikes a chord.

Oxfam Unwrapped Charity Gift Cards