If you are looking for an innovative and creative gift or present, then you used to need to look no further than the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Collection.
The full range of Oxfam gifts is available from the Oxfam Unwrapped website. But for a list of the top 10 Oxfam gifts, with links, see the column on the right of this page.
Oxfam gifts were a huge hit when they were first brought out - and now there is a much wider range of charity gifts than those offered by Oxfam gifts. World Vision, Christian Aid and Practical Presents, all have schemes which enable you to buy gifts for those in the developing world on someone else's behalf.
In 2004 the charity set up the Oxfam Unwrapped collection which enables people to buy goats, camels, cows, pigs and even toilets for the developing world - as a present for Christmas, a wedding or birthday.
Over the last five years, Oxfam Unwrapped has raised more than £50 million and funded projects in more than 60 countries.
Oxfam is one of the world's leading relief, development and justice agencies. It is also one of the largest.
So how does it work? When you buy an Oxfam Unwrapped gift, you get a gift card to send to your friend or relative to let them know what you’ve bought. The real gift goes to help people overcome poverty.
And you don’t just have to give someone a gift – you could ask for a gift instead. You can set up a wedding, birthday or Christmas list online.
Oxfam Unwrapped's gift range is now well-established. The results are admirable as well as ethical.
You can see Oxfam Unwrapped gifts in action by watching this video:
“Oxfam Unwrapped gifts help you change the world, one gift at a time,” said Paul Vanags, Head of Oxfam Unwrapped It can be hard to find an interesting Christmas gift, but with oxfam unwrapped you can gift someone a great present and at the same time, you’ll know that your gift is making a real difference to the lives of the people Oxfam works with. Every gift makes a difference whether you spend £6 or £600.”