Gifts for children

When children are taught compassion and the joy of helping others, they carry these qualities with them for life.

That’s why an Oxfam charity gift is the perfect present for a child you care about, as well as children living in poverty who deserve a brighter future filled with happiness, health and opportunity.

How to Buy a Charity Gift for children

Access to nutritious food, clean water and education are all basic human rights that millions of kids around the world live without.

When you purchase an Oxfam charity gift for children, you’re helping tackle these inequalities in a practical and meaningful way, while teaching your child a valuable lesson about selflessness and the power they have to make a difference in the world.

To purchase an Oxfam charity gift for children, simply select a card type, choose your impact amount and we will post or email the gift on your behalf.

  1. Choose a gift card here.
  2. Customise your charity gift card with a personal message.
  3. Send your gift card via mail or email to your loved one.

Your donation goes to those who need it most.


Charity gifts for kids that help children and communities in need

Talking to children about poverty can be difficult but it’s also an important step towards their understanding of inequality and what it means to live a compassionate life. 

With a charity gift for kids, these complex topics can be introduced gently, all while helping people in need lift themselves and their children out of poverty and into a brighter future.

Why buy a charity gift for kids with Oxfam Unwrapped?

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to fight injustice, tackle poverty and change the course of history. Through practical and innovative solutions— Oxfam, our partners and people just like you have helped more than 19.5 million people in 79 countries build a better life for themselves. When you purchase a charity gift for kids, you’re joining our community in the fight for a better future for children everywhere.

How your gift helps disadvantaged children

Health

Your gift helps children access safe drinking water, diverse foods and medical care that will keep them healthy and prosperous for life.

Girls education

Too cool for school? That’s fine because this gift isn’t for an ordinary school. At this school in Vanuatu, men and boys are inspired to unlearn the deeply ingrained traditions and social norms that allow violence against women to continue.

In many parts of the world, girls miss out on an education due to exploitation, poverty, climate emergencies and gender discrimination. With an Unwrapped gift of Education, your support helps Oxfam rebuild schools, train teachers and improve facilities so that girls are given an equal opportunity to be educated, earn higher incomes and help their families thrive.

Clean water

Teaching kids about water scarcity, sanitation and hygiene can make a big difference in places like Bangladesh. By purchasing a Clean Water gift, you’re helping Oxfam and our partners ensure that every child has access to safe water facilities and toilets which we install, maintain and manage.

First Aid

With this kid’s colour in gift, you can give the gift of closing the gap in health inequalities. We all deserve to live long and healthy lives. And with this gift, you are helping to fix the inequalities that cause Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have a lower life expectancy than other Australians.

We live in a country where First Nations people have 10–17 years lower life expectancy than other Australians. And that’s not OK. With your support, we’ve called on Australian governments to improve First Peoples’ health outcomes for more than a decade — and we’re still calling. Together, we’ll keep pushing until we Close the Gap. Educate your children and close the gap in health with this First Aid Card.

Chicken

These plucky chooks are fun for little hands to colour in, but they also teach a great lesson about compassionate living. When you purchase a Chicken gift, you’re helping families in places like Vanuatu earn a living, while keeping their kids strong and healthy with nutritious and versatile eggs.

Food

Your gift of seeds or chickens gives young bodies the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong. When kids have access to quality foods they’re more likely to break the cycle of poverty and achieve in other areas of their lives. Give the sweetest gift of a pineapple to kids and it will tell them they’re the pineapple of your eye with, well, a pineapple! This gift provides farmers in Vanuatu with everything they need to grow, harvest and sell these spikey and delicious fruits.

Gifts for kids who have everything

In a time where wealth distribution is becoming increasingly unjust and the gap between rich and poor continues to grow, teaching our kids about poverty and how to help others is more important than ever. 

If you know a kid who has everything, consider giving them a gift that will make a big impact on their character and help set them up for a life of compassion. Give the gift of a forest, a handloom or a duck.

When you purchase an Oxfam charity gift card your donation does more than just help children living in poverty, you’re starting a meaningful conversation that can shape a child into a leader of tomorrow.

How will your gift support children?

In many parts of the world, people are marginalised based on their age and children are the most vulnerable to discrimination based on gender identity and expression. Oxfam works to provide these minority communities with the opportunity to participate more equally in the world around them. Often this is by working in countries to elevate youth voices and offer more opportunities to children. The following programs show how your gift will go towards supporting children, girls and boys alike and giving them the skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty and into empowerment.

  • In Fiji, our ‘Shifting Power, Shifting Voice’ project supports the economic empowerment of women and people in sexual and gender minority communities.
  • In Pakistan, we are empowering young women to become leaders and to gain equal participation in political processes.
  • In Papua New Guinea, we are striving to end violence against women and girls, including sorcery-related violence.
  • In Solomon Islands, we are motivating boys to reject family violence and adopt healthy attitudes and behaviour toward women and girls.
  • In Vanuatu, we are creating opportunities for children, people with disabilities, young people and sexual and gender minority communities to earn a living.