80% of people consider buying a charity gift at Christmas

80% of people consider buying a charity gift at Christmas

More than 8 out of 10 Irish consumers would consider buying an ethical charity gift as a Christmas present for a friend or family member this Christmas, according to a survey by Oxfam Ireland.

Given the ongoing generosity of our own supporters throughout the years, and indeed the seasons, these survey results come with no surprise. Christmas being a time of goodwill, it’s a time where thoughts turn to buying gifts for our loved ones. Christmas is also the time we as a nation are known to think about donations to charity and helping people living in poverty. Oxfam Unwrapped offers you the choice of combining the two by giving your loved ones great gifts that keep on giving.


We found that over two-thirds (68%) of Irish people consider buying an ethical charity gift at Christmas and are encouraged to do so because it'll help those in need. So whether you’re looking for an affordable stocking filler like a Cooking Stove (€10/£7) or are raising money together with your school, group, company or club to buy a large-scale gift like Water for a School (€1,000/£926),  the impact is the same – real lives transformed for the better.

Almost 2 in 5 (37%) of Irish people say they would buy an ethical charity gift this Christmas as they know the person they'll give it to would love it, while another third (34%) mentioned that giving an ethical charity gift as a Christmas present is unique and different.

This year we have lots of gifts guaranteed to generate smiles on the faces of your loved ones!

Our incredible animal gifts are perfect for the animal lovers in your life and always a hit with kids. This year, our animal gifts include Honeybees (€20/£18), A Clutch of Chicks (€19/£17), A Goat (€35/£32), Goat Couple (€70/£64) and Two Little Pigs (€40/£35). By purchasing one of these, you'll raise money for Oxfam’s Livelihoods fund. This fund supports a wide range of life-changing programmes that help vulnerable communities who depend on healthy animals and farming for their livelihood. 

Oxfam Unwrapped - Great Gifts Change Lives For Good

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Whether you want to buy a gift for a friend or family member who is passionate about education or loves to cook, we have you covered! You can buy the gift of a Little Sun Solar Lamp €20/£18,  Feed 6 Families (€52/£48), or support a Girls Education (€25/£23). Purchasing any of these gifts will raise money for one of Oxfam’s four specific funds – Livelihoods, Saving Lives, Investing in Futures and Water for All. Your gift will go where it’s needed most and begin to make an immediate difference. 

How to Buy

Once you’ve selected your Unwrapped gifts, there are several ways you can buy:

1. Online here

2. Via email at irl-unwrapped@oxfam.org

3. Call our office at 1850 30 40 55 (Republic of Ireland) or 0800 0 30 40 55 (Northern Ireland). We’re open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

4. Or simply drop into your local Oxfam shop. There, you can select your gift cards of choice and even pick up some other impactful Christmas gifts!

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