With Halloween behind us, and full focus on Thanksgiving (and if we're smart, Christmas planning too, so we're not stressed out later!) now's the perfect time to tell you about gift ideas from World Vision. If you have someone on your list who is especially hard to shop for, or if you just love the idea of giving a gift with a deeper meaning and power to really help someone, this might be really helpful.
The 2016 World Vision Gift Catalog features more than 250 gift options at all price ranges that can improve the quality of life for struggling children and families throughout the world and the US. Just last year more than 650,000 people were helped through funds generated by the catalog. Watch this video from World Vision to learn more.
I was able to see some of the items first hand, and here's just a sampling of the gifts available through World Vision. You can see all parts of the world represented! World Vision provides assistance to people in nearly 100 countries. For every dollar donated, World Vision achieves $1.30 worth of impact to help eradicate poverty and provide hope around the world.
Tree of Life Votive Holder – This lovely votive holder is handmade from cast-off materials. Artisans in India work hard to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education. $65
Upcycled Artisanal Bowl – This stunning bowl is up-cycled from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items. $135
History’s First Coffee Blend – Citrus and chocolate pair up in this 10-ounce whole bean blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Permata Gayo coffees from farmers who are overcoming poverty with their earnings. An olivewood scoop and African bag complete the package. $75
Turquoise Medallion Necklace – Handmade by families in Delhi, this brightly-beaded medallion necklace adds a bold pop of color to any outfit. $75
RoyalSilk Scarf – This gorgeous silk scarf adds color to the holidays and supports the needs of children and families worldwide. The luxurious silk is woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers, who receive sustainable income through their craft. (colors may vary) $95
Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet --Handcrafted in Indonesia. One creative community on the island of Java makes these unique bracelets to help provide a sustainable income and care for their children. The artisan group is led by a mother who pours her heart into her craft - what better way to honor a mother in your life than with this gorgeous bracelet!
Additionally, as you can see on their site, you can buy animals, medication, school supplies and clothing for children around the world. $45
I hope you'll consider World Vision as a shopping destination for one or more Christmas gifts this year. It will add special meaning to your celebrations, and it's something you can really feel good about.