Gifts that give back this holiday season from World Vision

Sponsored post basic disclosureWorld Vision in mallDo you want to make a difference this Christmas? Give with the help of World Vision and you will know that your contribution is going towards making a difference where it is needed most. You can buy a goat and chickens, medicines, bed nets, or even clean water by making a simple donation in your recipient’s name.
Hero-MedicalCare_D395-0661-03_1$100 donated to World Vision gives a whopping $1,200 worth of medicine to those who need it, $95 buys a new mother/baby kit, and as little as $25 can change the life of someone with a major disability. It is a list like this that really puts that $80 plastic toy your child is begging for in perspective. The people helped by World Vision truly need our help, and in contrast that plastic toy is a want {and very unlikely to change anyone’s life other than making you $80 poorer}.

That may sound dramatic and a bit like I’m ruining Christmas for everyone, and I get it. You want to give back and give presents. How about giving presents that give back? Why not shop through World Vision’s gift catalog and purchase something that will make you both feel good? Something from World Vision is always the perfect present because it truly is more than a present – it’s a way to give back with each gift given.

As great as World Vision is for bosses, co-workers, relatives, friends, acquaintances, and those that live far away, it’s also the perfect gift for those close to you. The World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 250 items, which includes 30+ handcrafted gifts that can be shared with a loved one and at the same time help a person in need. Here’s just a small sample of the items they are offering this year:World Vision gifts

  • Drops of Turquoise Jewelry: Turquoise is big right now, and World Vision is offering a necklace, bracelet, and earrings that are some of the prettiest I have seen anywhere. Made by artisans in Delhi who are now able to support their family thanks to fair trade wages. 
  • Handmade Baby Bib, $40: Have a baby on your list? This reversible — and adorable — baby bib is handmade by artisans in Bali using only sustainable materials and recycled fabrics. These Fair Trade artisans utilize the traditions of Balinese craftsmanship while honoring nature with the smallest carbon footprint possible.
  • African Soapstone Box, $85: What dresser top wouldn’t look better with this African soapstone box? The ornate hand-carved soapstone box is etched and designed by local artisans in Kenya. Using this sustainable resource these artisans are lifting themselves and their families out of poverty.
  • Silver Vines
    Cuff, $85
    : a gorgeous, adjustable silver cuff bracelet with an intricately laced vine pattern, designed by artisans in Old Delhi, India. This stunning piece is the result of once-mistreated jewelry makers banding together to support their families through fair trade practices.
  • Ciang Mai Leather Bands, $25: Men and women love these expandable wristbands made to support children of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

We got to see the Drops of Turquoise jewelry in person this week and let me tell you, it’s absolutely gorgeous. I might be a sucker for turquoise, and handmade is pretty much my favorite descriptive word when it comes to gifts for myself, so you can bet I was happy when the Drops of Turquoise necklace, bracelet, and earrings arrived. How beautiful is this? World Vision necklace
I had this cute little necklace stand from my daughter and have been looking for the perfect set to display so I could enjoy it even when I wasn’t wearing it. I think we can all agree I’ve found the perfect set, right? World Vision turquoise jewelry setWatch this video to see how the World Vision Gift Catalog works:

Want to find out more about World Vision and how they are giving back? Click here to read about all the good they do each year. Please take a moment to go like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter as well.

Leanne Signature 2Giveaway open to US residents only. A big thank you to World Vision for providing Drops of Turquoise jewelry for us as well as one to giveaway to our fabulous readers. As always, all opinions are 100% ours.

15 thoughts on “Gifts that give back this holiday season from World Vision”

  1. I think this is one of the lovely gifts that you can donate to someone in need. Thanks for sharing this lovely idea. Turquoise jewelry is my favorite, but if affordable to some people, donating gold body jewelry is also a good option.


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