Do you ever struggle with gifts for friends that have everything already? I do! How about a bride and groom who have been together years? There is no point getting them a toaster or some coasters.
So when Oxfam got in touch about #WithOxfam I was interested. It is a campaign aimed at brides and grooms, but you could send an Oxfam Unwrapped gift for many reasons or occasions. The “gifts” are basically promises of things to help people in places of poverty – you could buy goats or chickens, perhaps fix a well, or invest in an education.
I know people moan about gifts like this, but think about it, how many new cups or crystal vases can one newly-wed couple use? You’d just be giving them clutter to tidy around? Oxfam Unwrapped gifts include chickens, I love chickens and know that the asking price of £10 is not bad for a hen. Our chickens have cost between £9 and £35 each – depending on the breed and age of the hen.
So what is the point of my post? If you are getting hitched soon and you don’t want trinkets and housey gifts, why not set yourselves up with an Oxfam wedding list?
It’s not just about the virtual gifts like the promise of a pair of goats, in your local Oxfam store I bet you can find “something old, something new and something blue” but you can’t borrow from them. Oxfam sell wedding dresses online, but it depends on what has been donated recently – if you look and can’t find a dress that you like and would fit – look again in a few days. Or if you are a bride that’s willing to travel Oxfam have a handful of Wedding shops.