Sometimes buying holiday gifts can feel like an obligation. Another sweater Grandma won’t wear, another tie to add to Dad’s collection – what if the gifts bought out of social necessity went to supply real necessities around the world? This upcoming holiday season, shoppers can reinvent gift lists with items from the World Vision Gift Catalog. These alternative gift ideas, from goats and chickens to life-saving medicine, honor the recipient and create a lasting impact for people in need. The catalog offers nearly 250 gifts online and in the print version ranging in price from $16 to $39,000. These gifts can be purchased in the name of a family member, teacher, co-worker or child and a few examples include:
Hand crafted jewelry
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I received the Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace at no cost in exchange for an honest review – This beautiful, draped beaded necklace is handmade by Balinese artisans in a project that helps children in Bali receive an education.
Help where it’s needed most — AND receive a gift for yourself or someone you care about! 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.
I have worked with World Vision for a few years now. I love their mission, and I love the unique and beautiful products they offer. This year I received this Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace. This necklace is beautiful. It is also unique. I pair this with a white sleeveless blouse I have and black pants and it really adds that eye catching splash of color. The necklace is made with bright blue, green and yellow colored beads, and drapes from leather strands. This colorful necklace would go with a variety of outfits and color combinations. It is put together expertly and will hold up to long days, and even little hands. I love this necklace!