Creative gift ideas can sometimes be challenging, which is probably why gift cards top the list of most popular gifts last year. Sometimes it just seems easier to let the recipient choose their own gift, especially if you just aren’t sure what they might want or need but don’t have. Luckily, World Vision Gift Catalog features more than 250 unique and handcrafted gifts to inspire and delight, and these gifts help fight poverty.
The 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog offers gifts for any budget (the price range is from $10 to $39,000) and the purchase of the beautiful wares help improve the quality of life for women, children and families around the world. These handcrafted gifts are perfect for holiday baking or entertaining and more, and World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide, of all races and religions, to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. A gift from World Vision is a gift that gives many times over, to so many.
Some of the items World Vision is offering in their 2014 catalog are items I personally would love, like Prosperity Cinnamon, perfect for the person who loves to bake (or loves the wonderful smell of cinnamon). Three ounces of cinnamon from Vietnam is presented in a beautifully-carved cinnamon bark box bearing a common Asian character for prosperity. For $85, you can offer this lovely gift to the foodie in your life and also benefit generations of hard-working families who are supported by your purchase.
My love for coffee is no secret, so I would also love their Fair-Trade Coffee Set, which is a 12 oz. coffee set blended by OneCup.org using delicious flavors from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica. Like the Hand-Carved Serving Spoons, they are delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women and is the perfect gift for the coffee lover, and both are offered at $65.
The Olivewood Hand-Carved Serving Spoons are really stunning, perfect for serving during the holidays but also to use for family dinners to mix and serve a salad or other foods. The price is terrific, because olivewood can be quite expensive and these are hand-carved and intricate- look at the handles! In addition to being a really lovely home/kitchen gift for anyone that is both decorative and useful (think hostess, mother-in-law, best friend), it also allows artisans around the world to support their families with their worthy talents, and these particular serving spoons benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya.
If you’d like to gift your loved ones with inspired gifts that are beautiful and help others, visit World Vision to shop and learn about the many ways they help and give back. You can also find World Vision on facebook.com/WorldVision and on twitter @WorldVisionNews.