Saturday, October 24, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide - World Vision - #Giveaway


As socially responsible giving grows in popularity, many readers find themselves wondering which products actually impact society or where they can find them. Lack of knowledge is often the reason people do not increase their socially responsible shopping. Give your readers the power of knowledge and the security of knowing where their money is going with World Vision’s Gift Catalog.


The 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog contains more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000, that improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world. This holiday season, encourage your readers to give help where it is most needed and receive beautiful handcrafted jewelry for themselves or their loved ones, such as: 

 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

 
Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace
– This beautiful, draped beaded necklace is handmade by Balinese artisans in a project that helps children in Bali receive an education. $85


Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet – Created by a community on the island of Java, these unique bracelets provide a sustainable income to help feed and care for their children – honor the special woman in your life with this gorgeous bracelet. $40 


Silver Vines Cuff - Women and girls will love wearing this elegant adjustable silver cuff bracelet designed by artisans in Old Delhi, India. Each bracelet supports their families through fair trade practices. $85 







African Soapstone Box – The hand-carved African Soapstone Box is a perfect place to store necklaces, rings and other trinkets. This ornate handmade gift is etched by talented artisans in Kenya who are using this sustainable resource to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. $85 
 Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative. Last year alone, more than 822,000 people were helped through funds generated by the Catalog.
To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS  FREE or visit

 My Thoughts
 World Vision, a humanitarian non-profit organization with an impressive track record in the fight against poverty, has been helping struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world for decades. With a financial contribution of as little as $25 to the World Vision Gift Catalog, the gift giver can select one of 36 handcrafted items (a few are listed below) that can be given to a loved one and at the same time help a person in need.
That pretty much says it, folks. This Christmas, buy a hand-crafted gift for a loved one or friend AND at the same time, by doing that, help someone who desperately needs it.
I took a look at some of the items offered in this catalog and chose a bracelet for review. 

What they say: "This gorgeous adjustable silver cuff bracelet features 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."

What I say: The brief story behind this stunning piece of artwork makes it all the more precious to have. I love that people mistreated, not only survived, but thrived and turned ugliness into something beautiful down the road.
The design is intricate. I imagine it will get a ton of complimentary compliments. It's very subtly and easily adjustable. Any woman would be proud to wear this on her wrist. I would purchase this for a good girlfriend or lady in my family.
The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive a silver cuff bracelet of their own. To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will end on 11/14/15. Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to World Vision for offering this fantastic prize.


39 comments:

Daph said...

My fave are Gifts that give back, clean water

BethElderton said...

I really like the Upcycled Artisanal Bowl--beautiful! It breaks my heart to see a category for Poverty in America.
Mary Beth Elderton

Anonymous said...

I really like that you can give back by buying animals for those in need. Patricia I love their scarves. Patricia

VickeC said...

Vietnamese Tote

Anonymous said...

The royal silk scarf. Ellen Schull

Michele said...

I love the Upcycled Artisanal Bowl. It's very unique and delicate.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like the hand carved serving spoons.

beth jillette said...

Besides the silver cuff I love the drops of turquoise bracelet

Thank you

Anita Duvall said...

I LOVE the Drops of Turquoise Necklace the most. So beautiful.

Shannon said...

Artisan Multi-colored Necklace is my fave and thank you for the chance to win.

deb c said...

I like the Drops of Turquoise Necklace.

alissa apel said...

I'd really like to try: History's First Coffee Blend

JLin Mei said...

Turquoise Necklace

Brandi Dawn said...

My favorite products are the ones you can donate to people in other countries! What a cool company!!!

Linda Kish said...

My favorite is the Silver Vines Cuff.

Xty C said...

I would love the Christmas Star Ornament

Sonya Sanderson said...

I also love the scarf.

Robin Abrams said...

I love the Thai Patchwork Tote. It is so beautiful

Ken Ohl said...

I love the Christmas Star Ornament. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

DEBIJOT said...

I like the Christmas Star Ornament.

Jenny Scheldberg said...

The Drops of Tourquoise necklace is gorgeous.

jlee said...

I like the african soapstone box! Beautiful.

Anita said...

I like the Hand-woven Thai purse.

Rebecca Orr said...

The Christmas Star Ornament is beautiful too. I would love to gift that to many family members this holiday.

jbmthill said...

I love the drops of turquoise necklace, bracelet and earrings, just beautiful!

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Beth H

Kristen said...

I like the Hand-woven Guatemalan Headband.

Leela said...

Kenyan Patchwork Tote.

Katherine Riley said...

I like the Christmas Star Ornament.

Jen F said...

Another item that I like is the Handcrafted Christmas Star ornament.

Bunniker said...

Another item I love is the Hand-woven Guatemalan Headband.

mary gardner said...

I like the Prosperity Cinnamon.

Kathy Ross said...

I like the Thai Patchwork Tote.

Daily Woman (Lacey) said...

I like the Color of Africa Bracelet and Earrings.

amanda hardesty said...

I like the girls and women- new mother and baby kit because I imagine that can be a huge plus for them

Sue Emery said...

I looked & seen a few of the handcrafted gifts, like the bracelet that I liked. But if getting a gift will lessen my donation gift, then I would NOT want one!! I have everything I need already!

Karla R. said...

I like the Drops of Turquoise Necklace.

Meredith said...

I'd like to try the History's First Coffee Blend.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I like the Handwoven Thai Purse the most of all products featured on the post.

jennifer57 said...

royal silk scarf