11/11/2010 07:46 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Give A Gift And Help A Child In Need: Oxfam Unwrapped

Fed up buying yet more toys for your children?If you're looking for something different for the children who have everything, have a look at the Oxfam Unwrapped kids' range.

Oxfam Unwrapped is aiming to encourage children in the UK to think about children around the world who are less fortunate than themselves this Christmas, and to understand how they can benefit from a gift this. Children will receive a gift card telling them about the present they have received and how it will help a child thousands of miles away in an emergency camp or village.

The gifts available for kids include Educate a child (as Oxfam point out at £30 equivalent to Monopoly Revolution at £29.99) and Give girls a headstart (equivalent to £24.99 for a Sylvanian Families Motorcycle and Sidecar). The Playtime gift, which provides health education to kids in emergency camps via play (£7), comes with an activity book for the child in the UK.

Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, a psychologist and mother, has commented on the launch of the kids' range: "The Oxfam Unwrapped kids' range is a great idea – it will mean that in amongst the craziness that is Christmas today there will be a point at which the kids can stop and think about what their practical, original gifts will mean to the child who receives it, thousands of miles away."

And if socks, scarves and 'novelty fun' items for friends and family just seem a waste of your money, other gifts from the range include a goat or safe water for 10 people. Oxfam Unwrapped is in its seventh year. In this time over 500,000 people have bought an Oxfam Unwrapped gift, raising £60 milliob and funding projects in more than 60 countries.

Simply choose a gift in Oxfam shops, from the Oxfam Unwrapped catalogue or online at

Have a look at this video to see how gifts are being used in communities in need around the world.

or by calling 0300 200 1252.

Find out more at or you can call 0300 200 1252.

Archie the Oxfam Unwrapped goat is online at: