During the holiday season we’re all on the look out for great gifts for family and friends. Some people like to brave the mall at 5:00 AM on Black Friday. Others, like myself, prefer to shop in the comfort of their own home on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season.
Did you know that gift cards topped the list of popular holiday gifts in 2013? I believe that. When you don’t have a clue as to what to gift someone a gift card is always a viable option. Personally I prefer an actual gift, but gift cards are not a bad idea either. That way the gift recipenent can purchase exactly what they want or need.
Speaking of need, another viable gift option is a gift from the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog.
The 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog features 250+ gift ideas ranging in price from $10 to $39,000. The items are available both online and through their print catalog. I prefer to shop online and save a tree.
The gifts available through World Vision aid women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world improve their quality of life.
Since it began in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative; more than 844,000 people helped someone through the Catalog in the last fiscal year alone
There are different gift options through World Vision. You can either donate funds to purchase much needed supplies for families in need around the globe, or purchase tangible gifts that you can give to a loved one (or keep for yourself) and funds will go an aid those in need.
Here are a few examples.
Donate 5 Ducks ($35)
Give ducks to a hungry family today, and they’ll benefit from hundreds of large, protein-rich eggs all year long. Extra duck eggs and hatched ducklings can be sold to buy medicine or help send a child to school.
A duck also offers valuable down-feathers, famous for their thermal insulation and padding — great for use in bedding materials and warm clothing, or to fetch much-needed income at the market. Ducks even produce fertilizer that can dramatically increase crop yields.
Donate $200 worth of necessities in the U.S. ($25)
Your gift helps deliver basics like new clothing, shoes, and more to help U.S. children in poverty. Thanks to corporate product donations, your gift will multiply 8 times in impact!
Silver Vines Bracelet ($85)
Your gift to help where most needed will address specific, urgent needs that might otherwise go unmet for a child, family, or community. As a memento of this gift, you’ll receive this 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.
Fair Trade Coffee Set ($65)
With your gift of $65 or more to where most needed — which provides for the unique needs of children and families worldwide — you will receive this delicious 12-oz. whole bean coffee set. Delicious flavors from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica blended by OneCup.org are delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. Also included is a hand-carved olivewood scoop, crafted to benefit more than 200 orphans of the Kamba tribe.
Help where it’s needed most…AND get a gift for yourself or someone you care about! Your gift to where most needed will help address specific, urgent needs that might otherwise go unmet for a child, family, or community. As a memento of this gift, you’ll receive this box of cinnamon. Vietnam’s renowned sweet cinnamon is a renewable resource collected from the Cassia tree, sold to benefit generations of hard working families. This beautifully carved cinnamon bark box contains 3 oz. of cinnamon and bears a common Asian character for prosperity.
I received a BEAUTIFUL set of hand carved serving spoons from World Vision to review. They are unique and truly beautiful. I have used them a few times already. They are great for fancy dinner parties or your every day meals.
A perfect gift for holiday entertaining, each beautiful set of two hand-carved olivewood serving spoons is delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. The serving spoons are made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya.
These serving spoons would be the perfect gift for a “foody”, new homeowner, newly married or engaged couple or for someone who simply loves pretty and unique things. You can also gift them to yourself.
These serving spoons need to be hand washed and air dried to protect them from drying out.
Because they are hand made no two pieces are exactly alike.
The handmade bag is a great way to protect the serving pieces when not in use or you can re-purpose the bag to fulfill another need.
This holiday season when you are looking for a great gift to give someone special this year, please consider the gift options at World Vision. Not only will your loved one receive a unique gift, you’ll also be doing your part in helping those in need.
For more information visit www.WorldVisionGifts.org or call 1-855-WV-GIFTS.
World Vision would like to give a lucky reader the same serving spoon set that I received to review. You can keep it for yourself or give it as a gift. Thank you World Vision.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on December 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place. You must be 18+ to enter this giveaway.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this set and if you plan on keeping it for yourself or giving it as a gift?
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*I received a free sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.