Feast your eyes on Oxfam’s bumper range of festive foodie gifts that change lives. Whether you are filling a hamper for your foodie friend or stocking your own shelves ahead of the season’s festivities, your local Oxfam is the one-stop shop for all your culinary needs. This year’s bumper range of brand new Christmas gifts will be sure to please your family and friends – as well people further afield in crisis and poverty.
Add a celestial touch to your Christmas celebrations this year with the Divine Chocolate range, including Ginger and Mint Thins (€4/£3.50). Back by popular demand, these bite-size treats are not ￼only delicious but have an extra feel-good factor in being Fair Trade, ensuring the farmers in Ghana who supply the cocoa get a fair deal.
Available in your local Oxfam store, you can start sampling the Fair Trade Divine range from December 1st with the Chocolate Advent Calendar (€5/£4) and pick up handy stocking-fillers like Milk and Dark Chocolate Coins for just €2/£2 or the newly- stocked 12 Mini Chocolate Bars for €6/£5.
For those who prefer to give something sweet guilt-free, the Unwrapped range of alternative gift cards offers a calorie-free Chocolate card (€5/£3) or some hard-working Honeybees (€17/12). Available in-store or online, both cards help people living in poverty to grow their livelihoods and thrive.
And as the diary fills up with parties and events, there is no need to mull over where to pick up your spices for this year’s cup of cheer – the Fair Trade Mulled Spices on sale in-store (€5/£4) and online (€8/£6 includes P&P) at Oxfam come with an easy, one-pot-does-all recipe, just add some orange slices and a cinnamon stick for decoration.
Oxfam’s Unwrapped range offers further alternatives to the usual festive foodie presents with gift cards like a Cooking Stove (€10/£8) which raises funds to help provide what is needed most when disaster strikes, including fuel-efficient stoves.
Firm favourites like A Clutch of Chicks (€19/£15) and a Goats (€35/£25) are back, helping to support people who depend on animals for their livelihoods and this year you can buy a special Goat for Christmas or even splurge to buy a Goat Couple (€70/£50).
As we think of those in need at this time of year, the Feed 6 Families (€52/£45) card is a thoughtful way to give back and help families caught up in emergency situations across the world, including the refugee crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries as well as in Europe, Tanzania and beyond where Oxfam provides essentials like food vouchers.
This year sees Oxfam launch its largest-ever range of presents in Oxfam shops across Ireland with selected gifts also available online – from delectable delights to cards, crackers, wrapping paper, decorations, gifts and more.
It’s never been easier to pick up an Oxfam gift this festive season. – simply call into one of Oxfam’s shops across the island, visit the online store at www.oxfamireland.org/gifts.
Each of the Unwrapped gifts represent one of four funds –– Livelihoods, Saving Lives, Water for All, or Investing in Futures –– and all money raised through the sale of Unwrapped cards/e-cards will go toward the relevant fund and help Oxfam’s work worldwide.
UNWRAPPED GIFTS (All available online and in-store)
Cooking stove €10/£8
NEW! Long Life Learning €12/£10
Care for a baby €17/£12
A Clutch of Chicks €19/£15
Safe water for a family €25/£19
Educate a Girl €25/£19
NEW CARD! Goat for Christmas €35/£25
NEW! Support a Budding Business €48/£42
NEW! Feed 6 Families €52/£45
Goat Couple €70/£50
Water for a school €1,000/£860
For more information on Unwrapped, visit www.oxfamireland.org/unwrapped