More than 100 gifts are contained in the physical catalog, and more than 250 items can be found online at www.worldvisiongifts.org. Popular items include a goat and two chickens, clothing for children, ducks and medicine. More than 30 gifts in the catalog are $35 or less, including items like chickens, job training or school supplies. I like that World Vision also works to keep its overhead rates low so that more money is used for programs that benefit children, families and communities in need.
When you place an order, you can choose to have a card sent in honor of a loved one, or else print or email a card from the website to let your honoree know that something special has been done for them this Christmas.
If you still feel that you’d like to have a tangible gift for your recipient to open, choose one of World Vision’s beautiful handcrafted items made by artisans around the world. Funds raised in this way go to the Where Most Needed fund, which helps to meet the most urgent needs. Check out some of the gorgeous items in their catalog this year:
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
Royal Silk 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. $95
Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet – 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. $45
I have all of the gifts above, and I can tell you that they are all works of art (except the coffee, which is delicious!). The votive holder looks gorgeous with a pillar candle inside. The jewelry and scarf make colorful and unique additions to any wardrobe. And the artisanal bowl looks stunning on my dining room table. I can use it for fruit or create a unique centerpiece.
I hope you will visit World Vision and pick out these lovely gifts for the special people in your life or purchase a gift for a needy family in the name of your recipients. You’ll feel good knowing that you’ve not only found a cherished gift for a loved one, and you’ve helped to make a real difference in the world.
To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS or visit the catalog online. You can also visit the World Vision Facebook page at /WorldVision and Twitter and Instagram at @WorldVisionUSA.
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Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review.