How Inspired Gifts work

Inspired Gifts are real, life-saving gifts delivered to where they are most needed

When you buy an Inspired Gift for friends or family, it's immediately dispatched to reach a child who needs it now.

Most needed gifts right now

The following gifts are most urgently required by children around the world

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Why buy an Inspired Gift this Christmas? Why buy an Inspired Gift this Christmas?
Why buy an Inspired Gift this Christmas?

Christmas gifts that change lives

  • UNICEF Inspired Gifts respond to the real and changing needs of children around the world
  • A gift dedicated to your loved one is made even more special by the fact that you are supporting a child who needs it most
  • From school bags and pencils to vaccinations and first aid kits, we have a gift to suit every friend and family member

Inspired Gift FAQs

What are UNICEF Inspired Gifts?
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Inspired Gifts are real, life-saving and life-changing gifts that are distributed to children and their communities around the world throughout the year. Not only do they provide the receiver with a great sense of satisfaction, they also provide a practical item for the field; helping save, improve and protect the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Each gift you buy is delivered to the field.
How do Inspired Gifts work?
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When you buy an Inspired Gift for friends or family, it is immediately dispatched to reach a child who needs it now. A beautiful card describing your life-changing gift is sent by email or post to the person you name as being your gift's donor. Alternatively, you can opt for a PDF card, sent to your email, so you can print it out and deliver it yourself.
When will my card be delivered?
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If you choose to order a hardcopy card, you should allow 10 working days for delivery. If you choose the e-card or PDF version, they will be delivered immediately. If you have any questions about the delivery of your order please call 1300 884 233 between the hours of 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.

While we process all orders as efficiently as possible, we are unable to have any control over the timing of postage delivery through Australia Post.
Are Inspired Gifts 'real'?
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Yes they are. UNICEF Inspired Gifts are far more than 'virtual' gifts or 'examples of what your money can do' - they are tangible, life-saving and life-changing gifts that are being distributed to children and communities around the world year-round. For example, UNICEF procures vaccines for 40 per cent of the world's children.
Will I get two cards if I purchase two of the same Inspired Gifts?
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Yes, and you are able to nominate a different delivery address for each card, if you wish.
Is there a guarantee that the gift I select is the one that will be delivered to the field?
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We respond to the real needs of children around the world. As a result, there may be some cases in which the Inspired Gift you have selected will be substituted with one from the same category, because there is a greater need for it. That way, you will always know which area of our work you are supporting and can feel assured that it really is helping the world’s children, right now.