Father's Day Gift Ideas with Oxfam

Give Dad a gift that gives twice this Father's Day

This Father's Day, give a present that will make a real difference to lives with a fair trade gift from Oxfam.

There is something for Dads of all ages in Oxfam's Shops, whether he is interested in sport, trendy accessories, cooking, music, games, model cars or chocolate."Father's Day is about showing you care and purchasing a gift from Oxfam reinforces that special message," said Oxfam's Director of Trading, Nadine Silverberg."Buying from one of Oxfam's 23 shops, or online, is your guarantee of quality and fair dealing, with our diverse range of fair trade products helping families around the world live more secure and independent lives.

"We search the world to find unique, quality products that help alleviate poverty and injustice. Choosing a gift from the Oxfam catalogue is a present that really gives twice," said Ms Silverberg.

Sporty Dad

For the Dad who loves sport, why not indulge their passion with a fairtrade soccer ($49.95), rugby or AFL ball ($45 each). Balls are handmade in Pakistan without using child labour.

And with Oxfam's "Buy a ball, give a ball" scheme, every time one of our Etiko soccer balls is sold, a similar ball is given to an orphaned or abandoned child in Pakistan. (Official size 5, produced to FIFA standards).

Trendy Dad

If your Dad is a bit of a trendsetter, our recycled products will make his day. There are a range of exciting options, from our stylish new men's wallet made from recycled tyre tubes in El Salvador ($49.95), to a technologically innovative satchel bag made from plastic bags recycled off Delhi's streets ($59.95).

Culinary Dad

We have a range of unique kitchen and homeware products to tempt the Dad who loves to cook... from our trendy Indonesian Tajine ($51.95), to ceramic condiment sets ($39.95), gorgeous wooden salad bowls ($64.95) and salad servers ($26.95) from Kenya, to a range of unique dressings and sauces (from $4.50 each; Outback Spirit Sauce and Dressing 6 pack, $25.95), and of course The Fairtrade Everyday Cookbook ($39.95).

Musical Dad

For the Dad who loves to make noise, we offer a range of exotic options. We've got pan pipes from the Andes ($8.95-$49.95) through to beautiful Wooden Bongos from India ($54.95) and talking drums from Africa ($59.95). Or if he just wants to listen we've got a range of world music CDs from Brazilian lounge music to African acoustics ($29.95).

Fun and games Dad

If games are Dad's thing, he will love our Backgammon ($49.95) andChess Set from India ($65.95). A wide range of other games is alsoavailable, including Congklak, a fun Indonesian board game ($39.95).For kids looking for a game to play with Dad this Father's Day, checkout our Wooden Ludo game with Latin American animals ($79.95).

'Big Kid' Dad

Spoil the Dad whose inner child is still active, with appealing model cars and scooters skilfully crafted in Madagascar from recycled aluminium drink cans. Available in assorted colours (scooter $14.95, car $26.95).

Pampered Dad

If Dad who just wants to kick back and be indulged this Father's Day, our delicious fairtrade chocolate, coffee and tea are always a welcome gift. An assortment of other edible delights is also available in store.

To begin shopping, log on to www.oxfamshop.org.au, phone 1800 088 455 for a catalogue, or visit your local Oxfam shop today.

Oxfam Australia is Australia's leading agency working with communities in 28 countries for solutions to poverty and social injustice.