5 truly unique holiday gifts for people hard to buy for
Gift giving isn’t only about who you value, it’s also about what you value. And when you put those two things together, you get Oxfam Unwrapped! This year, we’ve created a few special gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people in your life.
1. It’s not just another drop in the bucket
This gift saves lives! When disaster strikes, an Oxfam bucket can be a lifesaver. Thoughtfully designed, it keeps water safe and clean, and prevents deadly outbreaks of waterborne diseases like cholera. This gift supports our emergency response projects so we can mobilize quickly and provide immediate help to local partners when disaster strikes. For example, when Fainesi’s house collapsed as a result of Cyclone Idai tearing through area’s of Malawi in March 2019, she fled to Bangula camp with her family and neighbours. Thanks to donors who have given the gift of the Oxfam bucket and donations to our emergency response projects, we were able to respond immediately by distributing buckets and soap to people in Bangula camp.
This gift is perfect for someone who cares about people affected by disasters and appreciates something a little more tangible.
2. When you want to choose something “egg-cellent”
Behold, we’ve hatched the perfect gift idea — a chicken! Seriously though, this gift goes towards Oxfam’s Supporting Livelihoods Projects, where communities can let us know what is needed most. Whether that’s agricultural training, seeds, or a chicken to provide marketable products, these gifts are about food security and ensuring communities can lift themselves out of poverty. Some of the communities who have benefited from these gifts include small-holder farmers in rural Burundi, women farmers in suburban municipalities of Cuba, and people who have sought refuge in Nduta Refugee Camp in Tanzania. Who wouldn’t love this egg-cellent gift!
3. For someone good at sharing
This gift is a wonderful way to honor your special someone who is always helping others. This card is a symbolic gift of peace that supports Oxfam’s Investing in the Future Projects where our long-term development programs and advocacy work are helping communities rebuild after disaster, combat the effects of climate change and fight inequality to beat poverty.
4. When you want to celebrate the Superwoman in your life
What better way to celebrate and give thanks to the super-woman in your life than by supporting projects that help women claim their rights. When you give a gift in our Empowering Women and Girls Fund collection, you are supporting women like Shampa, who participated in skills training provided by a project partner, learned how to start her own business and earn an income for her family, and influence the acceptance of violence in her home.
Thanks to Oxfam donors, Shampa is able to support herself and her family, which has helped stop the violence in her household. Not only does Shampa feel economically empowered, she has seen a change in her family life and her husband.
5. Foodies unite!
You probably know someone who loves food – to grow it, eat it and share it. If so, then we have the perfect gift options. When you choose the gift of a garden, seeds, holiday thyme or any other gift in our Supporting Livelihoods collection, you’ll be contributing to a range of projects that help vulnerable communities lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. These projects include everything from agricultural training, climate change resiliency plans, irrigation systems and even seeds.
HOW UNWRAPPED WORKS
2. You choose the card-type (e-card, pdf, or print card) to be delivered to your recipient, and personalize the message in the card (optional).
3. You will get a confirmation email after your purchase, containing your receipt.
4. Your symbolic gift, is actually a donation – which goes to those who need it most.
Because your gifts are considered charitable donations to Oxfam Canada, your purchases are tax deductible. Once you’ve purchased a gift, a tax receipt will be sent to you by email. Please note that we are only able to issue a charitable tax receipt in the name of the individual who has made the donation/gift.
It might be too late to guarantee your cards will be delivered by December 25th, but we’ve got you covered! All our cards are available to print at home or send as e-cards.