25 Charity Gifts Ideas to Make Celebrations Extra Special

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. Charity Gift Cards

You can buy charity gift cards in your local Oxfam shop, or online. Or you can also choose an e-card and add a personalised message at checkout.

Charlotte May

Charity gift cards featuring people and animals and manure all ready to be wrapped with wrapping paper and ribbon

2. Ethical chocolate from Tony's Chocolonely

A perfect gift for any chocolate lover! Tony's chocolonely chocolate bars come in fabulous rainbow colours and are slave-free. These chunky bars packed with flavour are sure to delight.

Tony's Chocolonely bars in different coloured wrappers together making a rainbow in a gift box

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.

An image of a vinyl record

4. Second Hand Books

Our extensive online second hand book shop boasts antique and collectable books, rare signed copies. 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.

A hand holding a Nigella recipe book wrapped with a red bow

5. Block Printed Animal Throws

These hand-sewn throws are from Gopalas, a family-run Fair Trade group in Jaipur, India. Their artisans use traditional block printing techniques. And create these cuddly quilted cotton throws. Perfect for keeping warm in bed and on the sofa over winter. Big enough to really snuggle into, they feature charming block printed animals. You can choose between tigers, elephants and monkeys.

Cartoon tigers printed in rows on white cloth with a grey and white striped border

6. Rainbow Oil Burner

This bright oil burner will keep any home cheerful and fragrant year-round. With this Fair Trade and hand painted gift, you’re also helping to support Oxfam’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rainbow striped ceramic tealight oil burner

7. Ceramic Spice Chest

This Fair Trade mini chest of drawers is made of mango wood. It features gorgeous colourful hand-painted ceramic drawers. Perfect for the cook in your life. Or for storing jewellery, craft supplies, or other treasures.

A small spice chest with drawers each painted with a different colour ring of leaves

8. Recycled Sari Pet Bed

Treat your pet to a secure and snuggly place to keep warm this Christmas – and brighten up your home at the same time! These unique beds, made from gorgeous recycled sari fabric, come in 3 sizes, Small, Medium and Large.

A brightly coloured cat or dog basket made from recycled saris

9. Embroidered Clutch Bag

A glamorous and classy statement piece for the socially distanced do this year. In rich blue and metallic gold, this bag will keep your essentials safe in style.

Dark blue soft clutch bag with gold embroided bird in a tree and tassle

10. Peas Felt Keyring

If you and your best friend are like two peas in a pod, this cute, soft and squishy keyring could be the perfect gift. It’s handmade from sheep’s wool by a Fair Trade group in Nepal. The group primarily employ women, and aim to develop traditional craft practices.


Felt smiling peas in a pod attatched to a brass clip

11. Brass Bee Pendant

Great for someone who’s buzzed about bees, this sweet hammered brass necklace is handmade by women in Tamil Nadu, India.

Gold bee pendant nexklace

12. Countryside Charm Calendar

If you know someone who loves gardening, or who wants to get started, this is the perfect calendar to plan out a year of planting and harvesting, for a well-stocked table and a garden that’s always in bloom.

A 2022 calendar with a bright painting of an allotment on the cover

13. Cat Calendar

Purrr-fect for the cat lover in your life. This calendar is made of sustainably sourced paper and features a different cute kitty design for each month of the year.

A blue 2022 calendar with brightly painted cats on the cover

14. The Invisible Child Book

A heartwarming, uplifting and thought-provoking short story for children. Set in the world of Tove Jansson’s Moomin Valley. The story of an isolated heroine who finds community through advocating for others. It shines a light on the importance of Oxfam’s work towards female empowerment for young minds. This book is printed on sustainably sourced paper.

Tove Jansson's The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree book with colourful Moomin printed design on the cover

15. William Morris Seaweed Design Coffee Cup

This reusable cup is made of bamboo. With a plastic-free silicone lid. It's decorated with the intricate and vibrantly coloured floral art of William Morris. And celebrates a long history of improving lives through traditional craft.

Recycled bamboo cup with William Morris green and purple floral design

16. Kashmiri Box

A rich gold and deep blue lacquered wooden box, ideal for keeping trinkets and treasures safe and organised. Made by a Fair Trade group preserving traditional local crafts in Lajpat Nagar New Dehli.

A dark blue wooden with gold painted birds in a tree design

17. Moomin Hug Mug

A pink and pale orange mug with black and white moomins hugging in a flower patch and one holding a toy ship

18. Moomin Snap Cards

These colourful playing cards feature quotes and scenes from the Moomin Valley books - they're the perfect gift to share with kids, and of course, they're printed on sustainably sourced paper


A Moomin snap card game

19. Recycled Fair Trade Terracotta Pot

This gorgeous pot made of recycled terracotta is hand painted by artisans in rural areas of Bangladesh - so you know each one is unique and crafted with love and care.

A red ceramic pot hand painted with a floral design

20. Magic Stars

This hand block printedstar garland from India will bring joy to any room. The perfect gift for the dreamer in your life.

Dark blue paper stars on gold thread

21. Kashmiri tray

This beautiful Kashmiri tray is perfect for serving mint tea on. Or as a home for a fragrant room diffuser. It's hand-painted by artisans in India.

A handpainted tray with floral design from Kashmir

22. Gardening books

For the avid gardener in your life, Oxfam hasnew gardening books as well assecond hand.

Packets of seeds for butterflies and two books on gardening with gardening equipment nearby outside

23. Spices

Spice up your loved-one's life with some wonderful kitchen flavours. Sure to give your celebration dish a kick, this is a thoughtful gift for anyone who loves to cook.

Spices next to Spice Kitchen packets

24. A good night's sleep

What better gift than the gift of a good night's sleep? Block light and distractions at night and get a great night’s sleep. Oxfam block printed eye masks are handmade in India.

Charlotte May

A sleep mask, scrunchie and soap on wrapping paper ready to be wrapped

25. Fair Trade Handmade Wrapping Paper

The ideal way to present your ethical gift with care. Handmade of recycled material by Nepalese artisans, this paper comes in gold and blue or pink peacock print, a green and gold woodland design, lime and gold floral, or patterned with green whales.