Christmas gift guide: two goats and a pile of poo

The teenager doesn’t want anything for christmas this year,  well he says he wants nothing but  he actually wants trainers, a jacket, and an expensive T shirt, but apparently clothes count as nothing.

I suppose the fact he doesn’t want gifts and gadgets is a good thing, but as a surprise  what could you get the teenager who wants for nothing?

We’ve decided this year he’s getting a Pile of Poo!


Don’t be shocked, this definitely isn’t as daft as it sounds, in fact I love the idea and I know our teen will too.

Oxfam unwrapped have a selection of gifts to buy to support their fight against poverty by changing lives across the world, and by buying a ‘Pile of Poo’ you are investing in a family training in eco-friendly farming techniques using manure and organic fertiliser.

This means they have regular meals, a more varied diet and the chance to earn a better income to pay for things like school fees.

This isn’t the first time we’ve bought an Oxfam Unwrapped gift, when our friends were emigrating to Australia and were restricted on luggage we chose to buy their kids a goat, (kids, goat, get it).

They loved the idea, even now they believe they have a goat helping feed and support a less fortunate family, and it’s true. The goat brings in an income and the family can afford to send their children to school, and education is a way out of poverty.

If you’re wondering about buying something different this year  why don’t you make a difference and help Oxfam in their fight against poverty.

Buy an Oxfam Unwrapped gift, it will definitely be the talk of Christmas Day.

Archie the Goat - with Gift Tag

update…..and this had him laughing on Christmas Day, well done Oxfam.




  1. December 30, 2016 / 20:19

    I need to buy this for some of my gardening pals – thanks for the reminder. I knew you could by goats, hens etc but not pooh – genius idea and well done oxfam

    • Nortonmum
      December 31, 2016 / 18:29

      Isn’t it a great idea, a practical donation and fun idea. Thanks for reading. x

  2. ghostwritermummy
    December 22, 2015 / 13:26

    Oh what a truly lovely idea! And I love that your son will be thrilled with it too. You must be very proud of him. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas x x

    • Nortonmum
      December 22, 2015 / 16:54

      Thanks Susanne, you too x

  3. Tracey Williams
    December 19, 2015 / 17:13

    I LOVE this Sarah. I can just imagine him going into school in January and telling everyone all he got was a pile of poo. Such a genius idea, and helping people who are less fortunate than us is a winner everytime. Thanks for sharing xx

  4. mummyshambles
    December 19, 2015 / 06:24

    I’m used to buying shit but this is a great idea!
    Christmas should be about giving and this is a great way to give. Nice post! X

    • Nortonmum
      December 19, 2015 / 12:00

      Haha Thanks, it’s a fun idea as well. x

  5. December 19, 2015 / 00:01

    So tempted to tell you about previous gifts that have been described as a pile of poo! Seriously though, this is a brilliant idea and so thought provoking. And aren’t teenagers impossible to buy for?!

    • Nortonmum
      December 19, 2015 / 12:01

      Yes they are, I miss the days of hunting for Thunderbird stuff, and that’s something I never thought I would say : )

  6. December 18, 2015 / 14:55

    This is a great idea. Have you thought about linking this in with Penny Alexander as I think Wayfair are giving away £50 for everyone who is blogging about doing a good deed this Christmas.

    • Nortonmum
      December 18, 2015 / 15:09

      It is a fun idea isn’t it, especially the cute goat for little ones to understand how it can help a family. I will look at Penny’s blog now, thanks.

  7. sixdegreesofharmony
    December 18, 2015 / 10:45

    I love this! Such a fab idea, especially when in reality we all have more than we need and Christmas is a time to think of others less fortunate than ourselves. Thanks for letting us know about this

    • Nortonmum
      December 18, 2015 / 13:34

      You’re welcome, it’s a good time for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.