A Feel-Good Gift Guide – Make a Difference this Holiday Season

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World Vision has been around a while- you’re remember them as the charity where you can sponsor children, or purchase farm animals for families in need. Check out their website- there are tons of different ways for you to give. World Vision has an A- rating by Charity Watch, which is important because you know when you support them, most of the money you give will directly support their programs and families in need.

In addition to child sponsorship, direct giving, and livestock purchases, World Vision has also started doing something new. This year, you can purchase handcrafted gifts from artisans around the world for your loved ones from their website. These gifts are absolutely beautiful, and you can buy them and feel good that the proceeds will go to lift up communities in need.

Here are just a few of the options from the website:

d4043015_votiveTree of Life Votive Holder

This candle holder was made in India using cast-off metals. It’s the most beautiful shade of sea-green and has a lovely tree theme.

I have mine on the kitchen counter, and it makes me smile every time I walk past it. This is a lovely gift for friends and neighbors.

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This necklace is stunning- it’s teal (my favorite color) and is on a long chain, so it looks fabulous with any tunic or dress. It’s a wonderful choice for the fashionista in your life.

This brightly beaded medallion was handmade by families in Delhi and purchasing it will provide families with the resources they need.

d4042095Upcycled Artisanal Bowl

This bowl may be my favorite thing in the shop. I have one in my bedroom and I use it as a place to store my jewelry. It’s intricate and interesting and just beautiful.

Artisans in India worked on this beautiful piece, and purchasing it will support families in need.

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The clasp on this bracelet is so interesting- this is a wonderful choice for your artistic friends. One creative community on the island of Java makes these unique bracelets to help provide a sustainable income and care for their children. I love that the artisans behind this bracelet are lead by a creative, working mother.

handcrafted_scarfVietnamese Silk Scarf

I love the bright colors in this soft scarf! Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers weave these traditional silky smooth scarves, helping to provide them with a sustainable income with fair trade wages.

organic_coffee_blendOrganic Coffee Blend

Who doesn’t love coffee? This coffee blend features fair trade coffees from Indonesia, South America, and Africa. I love this gift for your boss, coworkers, or caffeine addicted friends.

Spread the Word! 

World Vision really wants to spread the word that you can give physical gifts this holiday season while also donating to a charitable cause. As a thank you for sharing this post and giving idea with your friends and family, one lucky OPC reader will receive all the the beautiful handcrafted artisan gifts listed above just in time for the holidays. All you need to do is enter to win using the widget below!

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