Charity Christmas Gifts That Give Back

Shop ethical, spread joy and help tackle global poverty this Christmas. Gifts that do good. 


There’s no time like Christmas for coming together and sharing gifts with loved ones. 

Especially when those gifts help empower people around the world who are facing the challenges of living in poverty.

By spreading joy with an Oxfam Christmas gift, you’re giving friends and family unique ethical gifts they’re sure to love, while helping vulnerable people lift themselves into a brighter future that will continue to shine long after the silly season is over.

Christmas Goat

This gift is perfect for the person who’s goat everything. You’ll be helping a family escape poverty by providing manure, milk and kids (baby goats!) to sell at market.

Christmas Cash Card

For a family caught in an emergency, cash for Christmas is THE most thoughtful gift! These cash cards will help them buy essential food and supplies to stay healthy and safe while rebuilding their lives.

Christmas Hand Loom

Have your loved one in stitches over this reel-y lovely gift, which will teach young people an incredibly valuable life skill — and ensure they always have a way to earn a living.

Christmas Chair

Ok, ok so this gift isn’t literally a chair — it’s symbolic of the Pacific Island communities who will have a seat at the table and their voices heard on important issues such as climate change.

The power of a Christmas Charity gift card

When you purchase an Oxfam charity gift card this Christmas, your generosity makes an impact long after you’ve packed away the tree and polished off the last piece of pudding.

Your Christmas Chair, Goat, Cash Card or Cows don’t just help one family improve their opportunities, the ripple effect that comes from that steady income, education and good health goes on to ignite lasting changes in the social structures and democratic processes of the entire community.

Even the smallest donation can start a ripple in the fight against poverty and injustice— which just might be the most powerful Christmas gift of all.

Why buy an ethical Christmas gift with Oxfam?

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are passionate about changing the course of history. By purchasing an ethical Christmas gift with Oxfam, you’re joining our community as we tackle injustice and poverty through practical and innovative solutions. So far, we’ve come together to help more than 19.5 million people in 79 countries build better lives for themselves and their families.  

Our top socially conscious Christmas gift ideas in 2021

This year has been challenging for many of us. Which is why reflecting on what’s important and finding small ways to support those living in vulnerable situations is more important than ever. 

We’ve put together our top socially conscious Christmas gift ideas to help you feel good about making a difference in 2021.

Donate a farm animal as a charitable Christmas present

The gift of a farm animal such as a Duck, Goat, Chicken or Cow helps families in more ways than providing livestock to help their income. Farm animals produce food and manure for crops but they also build self confidence and sustainability as families learn about animal rearing and how to run a small, successful business.

Give the gift of education to disadvantaged children

The gift of education is one of the most important steps in the fight against injustice and gender discrimination. When you purchase an Unwrapped gift, you’re helping communities lift themselves out of poverty so that girls can have equal opportunity to gain an education. When girls go to school and learn their rights, they marry later in life, and have a stronger voice in issues that affect them.

Give a life-changing gift of clean water

The last thing we tend to worry about when cooking Christmas lunch is whether the water we use to wash our vegetables will make us sick. Yet, access to clean drinking water is a basic human right that millions of people around the world will live without this Christmas. With a Clean Water Gift, you can help us improve hygiene practices and install safe water facilities and toilets in places like Bangladesh, where people and the environment are vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change.

Empower a family through fruit seeds

From little things, big things grow. And with an Oxfam Pineapples Gift, you’ll be helping families to grow strong by providing fruit seeds that contribute to better nutrition and overall health. The seeds and training that your charitable Christmas gift provides will help bring big smiles to budding green thumbs in places like Timor-Leste where the fresh produce can be eaten or sold.

How to Buy an ethical Christmas Gift eCard

People around the world are facing many challenges, but change is happening, and communities are coming together to help fight poverty however they can. By purchasing an Oxfam Christmas gift ecard, you’re part of a movement of people tackling inequality in a practical and meaningful way.

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 gift card with a personal message.
  3. Send it via mail or email to your loved one.
  4. Your donation goes to those who need it most.

Perfect for Corporate Christmas Gifts

Make a statement with an ethical corporate Christmas gift that reflects the good values of you and your business. And with a gift card to suit every personality and industry, why not surprise your colleagues with something a little bit different from the usual bottle of wine or chocolates this year. 

An Oxfam Sludge Plant provides water to a whole community, and our Pineapple Gift helps a family start their own farm so they can set themselves up and get ahead in life.

On top of giving memorable and meaningful corporate gifts, you’re spreading a message of compassion and Christmas spirit that will help those living in disadvantaged situations access the tools and support they need to lift themselves out of poverty.