Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between wrappable and unwrappable gifts?

Most wrappable gifts are handmade by survivors of sex trafficking at one of two social enterprises in Kolkata.

The Christmas ornaments are crafted by people in vulnerable communities in Kolkata, to support their livelihoods, and the jewellery is handmade by slum residents in Kenya.

Unwrappable gifts are cards symbolising a donation that you make towards ending slavery. They are representative of the type of resources or initiative that the value of the gift can fund. You may select a physical card to be mailed to you or a PDF card to download and print at home.


Are IJM gift catalogue purchases tax deductible?

All the unwrappable gifts (cards) from the IJM gift catalogue are tax deductible in Australia. IJM Australia is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) and you will receive a tax receipt from us.

The wrappable (physical) gifts are not tax deductible and will appear in your payment summary.


What do I get when I buy from the catalogue?

For each unwrappable item, you can choose between:

(a) a PDF to print at home. You will receive a download link via email within a few minutes; or,

(b) a printed card. We will mail you a card so that you can write in your friend or family member’s name, your name and any message that you would like to include. The card reflects the gift that you have chosen and includes a brief description of the recipient's impact; or,

(c) no card. Select this option if you do not require a card – you’ll still get a receipt.

For each wrappable item, you will receive:

(a) your selected wrappable gift; and,

(b) an IJM bookmark.


Will I receive a card with one of the wrappable gifts?

The physical gifts come with an IJM bookmark rather than a card.


When will I receive my order?

While exact delivery times will vary, we will process your gift and put your printed card(s) and/or wrappable gift in the mail within three working days. Aus Post is currently experiencing delays, with an additional 3-day delay to Victoria.

Sending to NSW:

  • Metro - up to 3 business days
  • Country - up to 5 business days 

Sending interstate:

  • Metro - up to 3-6 business days, depending on lodgement and destination points

Aus Post recommends ordering your Christmas gifts by the 12th of December to receive your items in time. 

Your receipt should arrive in your email within a few minutes of the order being completed online.


Why should I buy a gift from the IJM catalogue?

The IJM gift catalogue allows you to give the gift of freedom. By making a donation on behalf of your friend or family member through an unwrappable gift, not only will you be directly supporting the work of ending slavery – you’ll be sharing your passion for justice with those closest to you.

Wrappable gifts are made by survivors of sex trafficking or people in vulnerable communities. Proceeds support IJM's work as well as the restoration and livelihoods of survivors.


What do unwrappable gifts fund? Where does my donation go?

Each item in the IJM gift catalogue is representative of the type of resources or initiatives that the value of the gift can fund. While the dollar value of each gift does correspond to the actual cost, the funds you provide will be directed to where the need is greatest. This untied funding gives IJM greater flexibility in strategically and effectively using donor funds, and is in line with best practice in international aid and development.