Unique Christmas gift ideas

We all have that hard-to-buy-for person at Christmas. World Vision Gifts are perfect for that unique, special someone.

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Our best unique Christmas gifts

Christmas is a special time of year to spend with friends and family, sharing meals and creating memories. But the stress of thinking of great gift ideas for everyone can spoil the season! Take the drama out of Christmas shopping by giving loved ones a World Vision Gift. Our unique charity Christmas gifts can be easily purchased online and deliver joy to your loved ones – as well as hope and change to communities in need.

So when thinking of gift ideas this Christmas, forget boring socks for your brother, a mug for mum, or candles for your cousin! Choose from our range of unique gifts for family and friends – gifts that match their interests and passions, but that last long after the Boxing Day sales.

Here are 10 Christmas gift ideas to pop under your tree, put in a stocking, or add to a present for a meaningful touch. There are Christmas presents for those who have everything, for those who asked for nothing – and for every budget! With 57 different gifts in our charity gift shop, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list! 


1. A goat

The perfect present for animal lovers. Who wouldn't love these cute kids?!

A goat is a great way for families to provide children with a healthy source of calcium. A dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day, which can also be made into cheese or yoghurt to sell for income.

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2. Childhood immunisation

A great gift for new mums and dads. Here's to good health this holiday season!

A gift of childhood immunisation is a simple and effective way to save precious lives. Infants can be protected from deadly diseases such as polio, tetanus and tuberculosis.

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3. Send a girl to school

A gift for your loved one with a passion for learning.

This gift can help empower young girls through education and create endless possibilities. When a girl is educated she can earn an income, raise healthier children and improve the wellbeing of her family and community. 

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4. Clean drinking water

For those who have everything. And those who appreciate the simple things.

This gift helps protect children from waterborne diseases. By sinking new wells, repairing water pumps, building toilets and providing hygiene education, communities can enjoy a healthier future.

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5. Solar lanterns

A great idea for the tech-savvy or environmentally friendly. 

During emergencies, safe and inexpensive lighting is essential for the health and wellbeing of survivors. A gift of solar lights is a clean and effective energy solution for families forced to flee their homes because of conflict or disaster.

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6. Early learning for Indigenous children

A gift for your loved ones that are looking to create change in their own backyard!

This gift supports community playgroups, which provide vital early childhood support and education. Conducted in both traditional language and English to increase "both-ways" learning - they help ensure First Nations children get the best start in life.

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7. Vegie garden starter pack

A gift for the gardener in your life.

Help a family cultivate a kitchen garden, provide their children with nutritious vegies and earn extra income. A gift to grow and nurture a brighter future through food, the vegie garden starter pack features an irrigation kit containing a water pump and plastic piping.

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8. Chickens and eggs

A perfect Kris Kringle gift that keeps on giving.

This is a great gift for a good egg! A gift of chickens and eggs helps provide children and families with a lasting source of nutrition and income. Two chickens can provide a family with up to 1,000 eggs per year and lay the foundations for a brighter future.

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9. School toilets

A gift for someone who buys themselves whatever they want.

Don’t flush your money down the toilet with useless gifts this Christmas! Give the gift of school toilets – a gift that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of children across the globe.

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10. Help a woman start a business

For the dreamers and the doers in your world.

This gift can help give a vulnerable woman the start she needs to turn her life around. With new skills, knowledge and access to low-cost loans, she can start a small business, provide for her children and create new jobs in her community.

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Whichever of our special gifts you choose, you’ll be helping to create lasting change for vulnerable children and families around the world. And with many Australians turning away from wasteful gifts, a World Vision Gift is the perfect way to add meaning to your Christmas giving.

Wishing you could give yourself charity gifts for Christmas after reading that list? Why not sponsor a child for Christmas to change their life – and yours! Or you could give a donation for Christmas to help those who need it most.

Choose a World Vision charity gift - a gift with the power to change a world.

Choose a World Vision charity gift - a gift with the power to change a world.

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