Handcrafted Gifts that Give Back #Giveaway

The holiday season is approaching and we are all starting think about that perfect gift for everyone on our list. The holidays also tend to bring out the giving side in all of us.  If you are looking for a great way to give back this season and give meaningful gifts to those on your list, there is no better option than the World Vision Gift Catalogue. 

World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organization that partners with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

I started to sponsor a little girl in Mozambique through World Vision about 7 years ago as a way for me to give back year long. I know that World Vision works hard to make a difference in communities world-wide and they are always at the top of my list when it comes to charities.  The catalogue offers many different gifting options including gifts of necessities to those in need worldwide as well as handcrafted gifts that help women to create for themselves a sustainable income.

World Vision is worthy of my money because I know they are reputable and trustworthy. In 2015, 84% of World Vision’s total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need. They are open with their financial records which are available for you to see for yourself.

Handcrafted gifts through World Vision are truly gifts with twice the giving power, as they offer you the opportunity to give an artisan crafted gift to a loved one while helping to provide struggling families with a sustainable income.  The 2016 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.

Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalogue has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative. Last year alone, more than 650,000 people were helped through funds generated by the Catalogue. Want to see where your money goes? Check out this video from World Vision to learn more:



Here are just a few of the items you can find in the catalogue. Each gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of the item.

For the Home:





Tree of Life Votive Holder – This lovely votive holder is handmade from cast-off materials. Artisans in India work hard to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education. $65





Upcycled Artisanal Bowl – This stunning bowl is up-cycled from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items. $135




History’s First Coffee Blend – Citrus and chocolate pair up in this 10-ounce whole bean blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Permata Gayo coffees from farmers who are overcoming poverty with their earnings. An olivewood scoop and African bag complete the package. $75



For Your Closet:




Turquoise Medallion Necklace – Handmade by families in Delhi, this brightly-beaded medallion necklace adds a bold pop of color to any outfit. $75




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



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


To order these items and others from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS or visit The 2016 World Vision Catalogue online. You can also connect with World Vision on Facebook as well as on Twitter and Instagram.


Win it:

One American Frugal Mom Eh reader will win a World Vision Sample Box (a $530 value) which will include these handcrafted items: 

  • Tree of Life Votive Holder $65
  • Upcycled Artisanal Bowl $135
  • History’s First Coffee Blend  $75
  • Turquoise Medallion Necklace $75 
  • Royal Silk Scarf $95
  • Silver Vines Cuff $85

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on November 20th, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

46 thoughts on “Handcrafted Gifts that Give Back #Giveaway

  1. I love all of these and have people on my list in mind for each. But I really love the Artisanal Bowl and might keep that for myself.

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