How it works

step 1

Pick your gift

Browse our online catalog and pick out a unique, symbolic gift for your friend or loved one. With all kinds of items to choose from, you’re sure to find the right charitable gift for any occasion.

step 2

Your friend or loved one gets a free card

You can personalize your card online and have it mailed directly to your recipient or have it sent to you so you can deliver it by hand. If you’re pressed for time, we also offer cards that you can print out yourself or email to the recipient. All cards feature a photo of your symbolic gift and information about how it makes a difference.

step 3

Your gift helps someone in need

Your symbolic gift is actually a donation that will be used where it is needed the most—to help people living in poverty around the world. Oxfam creates lasting solutions by working with communities and listening to people when they tell us what they need to change their own lives, whether it’s a dozen baby chicks or a chance to start a small business.

step 4

Everyone benefits

Your friend or loved one gets a unique, memorable gift in his or her honor. You get a receipt for your tax-deductible donation to Oxfam, plus the satisfaction of giving a gift that gives back. And someone in need gets exactly what he or she needs.