Oxfam Unwrapped

Every year at Christmas we all spend a fortune on cards and gifts. Cards that will be put in the recycling as soon as Christmas is over, gifts that you're unsure the recipient will even like.

At work we've removed the hassle of buying and writing Christmas cards by choosing to purchase Oxfam Unwrapped gifts. This year is the second year we've done this and because you're purchasing a gift rather than just donating to charity, you know where your money is going and that it is helping people. This year we purchased honey bees, 2 chickens, and safe water for 10 people.

Oxfam Unwrapped also makes a great gift for the person who has everything, or the person who would appreciate a gift to charity rather than a gift for themselves. There are so many different gifts to choose from, that you can easily find something that suits your recipient such as a goat for the animal lover or a pile of poo for the gardener.

Last year we gave the gift of a goat which provides a family with milk, and most often Oxfam will provide a family with a breeding pair of goats allowing them to grow their own herd to use for milk and meat, along with selling the produce to create an income.

Credit - Tom Greenwood, Oxfam GB

When you give the gift of poo, it isn't just poo but is mixed with organic fertiliser. Oxfam also provides the family with training on eco-friendly farming, helping them to grow the best crops to eat and sell.

If you're still looking for a last minute Christmas gift then I recommend taking a look at the gifts offered by Oxfam Unwrapped, and when you purchase a gift they send you a card to give to the recipient with details of their gift.