Christmas gift with handmade Moomin tag
Christmas gift with handmade Moomin tag

Unusual Christmas Gifts for 2023

If you're looking for truly unique gift ideas this year, we’ve compiled a list to inspire you. From the thoughtful to the funny to the nostalgic, you’re guaranteed to find unusual Christmas gifts for everyone. In our guide, you’ll find something for the whole family. As well as gifts for him, Gifts for her and for the kids and of course Christmas gifts for friends and even colleagues!

Books Can Be the Most Thoughtful Gift

Books are undoubtedly one of the most popular Christmas gifts. But if you find something unique and personal, a book can become the most thoughtful gift they’ll receive this year. There’s so much to discover within Oxfam’s amazing range of second hand books. Maybe an autographed copy from their favourite author, a comic from their childhood or even first editions and collectables.

Donated books

The Moomin collection

Nothing says unusual like the charming and loveable characters created by Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson. If, like me, you're a fan of the Mommins, we have a collection of Moomin gifts, where you'll find a range of colourful and fun gifts for all. From the useful Moomin travel thermos to the exclusive Moomin landscape medium plant pot featuring a beautiful scene of Moominvalley.

Moomin Mug - Star Scene

Give the gift of vintage

Give thoughtful gifts that go beyond Christmas. Why not inspire your loved ones to collect vintage this year! We have it all, from vintage board games to women's vintage clothing and even vintage sewing patterns or knitting patterns. We also have an amazing range of second hand instruments and accessories, and for the real vintage aficionado, we have our vintage collectables collection.

New and vintage donated items

Vinyl & CD'S

Oxfam’s range of vinyl is full of hidden gems from vintage vinyl to hip hop & rap and everything in between. We have a range of collectables for people with special interests like classical, opera and popera, reggae & ska and dance. Look through our World & international collection and you could find anything Barbra Streisand to international choral. Vinyl not your thing? Try our collection of CD's.

Donated music

Add an Element of Surprise

Why not try something from our Recycled collection, that features items made from recycled sari's, such as Wash Bags or the ever popular recycled fold away sari tote bag that are handmade by artisans in India from recycled saris. You won’t know what colour or pattern you’re getting until it arrives, leaving it as a fun surprise. They make great Christmas gifts for her and a pretty great gift to give yourself as well…

Recycled sari purse

Stand Out Secret Santa Gifts

Doing Secret Santa this year? We have lots of great gift ideas for colleagues or friends. We’ve created handy shop-by-price edits so you can find something that’ll stand out while sticking to a budget. You can find a great selection of new gifts for £10 and under, all ethically and sustainably sourced. Satisfy any foodie’s sweet tooth with the Chocolate and Love Pomegranate All-Vegan Chocolate Gift Box, or Oxfam's own Oxfam Belgian Praline Chocolate Box – 100g or for the serious chocolate lover, Tony’s Chocolonely Rainbow 6 Chocolate Bar Gift Set.

Tony's Chocolonely Mini Bar Tasting Pack

Oxfam Unwrapped: Charity Gift Cards

Make a donation on behalf of a loved one this Christmas. Browse our range of charity gift cards. These cards (called Oxfam Unwrapped) are available as physical and e-cards. They are a thoughtful gift choice. Plus, you can add a personalised message if you wish.


Unwrapped charity gift cards

Need more Christmas gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide. You could also donate to Oxfam's Emergency Fund on behalf of a loved one.