Thursday, December 7, 2017

Giving Back Holiday Family Gift Guide Ideas and $500+ Giftbasket Giveaway

Holiday Gift Guide





MBE partnered with World Vision for this post


Meaningful Holiday Gifts That Help Others + Giveaway Below


With Hanukkah December 12-20 this year and Christmas just a few days later, those of us who are last minute shopping for presents for family and friends are needlessly stressed out beyond imagination. What if it's the wrong size or color or if the person pretends to like the gift I buy for them but actually hates it? Just as bad: If you opt to give a gift card instead of an actual present will the recipient think you didn't care enough to give the very best?


The 2017 edition of World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog is just the thing to help frenzied holiday shoppers out with affordable, beautiful and thoughtful gifts that also give back, benefiting children, families and communities around the world. The best part is this is a good place to shop for the person who already has everything.


From purchases of animals, medicine, bicycles, tools, seeds, and training for third world communities to buying healthy food, school supplies, diapers, clothing and more for kids in-need right here in the US, your gift can and will make a difference. 

For example, the most popular gift is a goat plus two chickens ($110). Prices start at just $25 for two chickens and up, there's even a Christmas Nativity gift you can buy including a donkey, sheep and goat for $635. Whatever your purchase online, the you can send the recipient a personalized card or e-card describing your heartfelt gift. 

World Vision Gifts  also offer the Where Most Needed program. Choose from a range of beautiful handmade artisan gifts $75-$135 and your loved one will receive a lovely gift (like one of the accessories featured below) and a personalized card while the rest of your donation goes where it's most needed. Hurry and order now and allow for 7-10 days for handcrafted gifts to arrive.


Some of the gift items offered

  • The Heaton Hope Bracelet ($100), Designed by TV mom Patricia Heaton, this designer contemporary bracelet depicted tree branches, is my favorite jewelry piece in the catalog.
  • Vietnamese Tote ($100), This bag, with intricate hand embroidery by disabled women in Vietnam, is generously sized and perfect for traveling, with should straps and zipper top.
  • African Soapstone Box ($85), A beautiful, covered box is created from stone, then etched and hand dyed, producing art for you and a sustainable way out of poverty for the artist.
  • Charm Necklace ($100), Crafted by a gold and silver plating specialist in Delhi, India, this fair trade 20" piece of jewelry is nickel-free. 
  • Infinity Scarf ($85), A lovely, stylish scarf that's easy to dress up or down this accessory is made by artisans in India working in the loom industry to support their families.
  • Wraparound Ring ($55), Aqua and blue chalcedony stones set in metal comprise these vibrant, adjustable ring created by female artisans in India.



I can't imagine a better way to add cheer to this festive season than to give gifts which truly go full circle to impact the giver, receiver and those in need.  Can you? What's more is that, because World Vision's efforts tackle poverty and injustice around the world, aiding families and children, your purchases will keep giving long after the holidays are over. A little hope with definitely go a long way!



Giveaway


US Residents Eligible to Win


Keep reading and enter below to WIN a World Vision gift basket featuring all six of the artisan gift items described in this post. One lucky entrant in this exclusive Mommy Blog Expert giveaway contest will win this holiday gift basket valued at more than $500. Enter daily to increase your chances of winning this wonderful prize package.




$500+ Prize Package Includes

  • The Heaton Hope Bracelet
  • Vietnamese Tote
  • African Soapstone Box
  • Charm Necklace
  • Infinity Scarf
  • Wraparound Ring

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MommyBlogExpert's World Vision Giveaway ends January 2, 2018 at 12 am PST and is open to legal residents of the USA. World Vision Gift Catalog will award ONE (1) gift basket to one lucky MBE reader. Winner of this contest will be selected at random from all eligible entries submitted and contacted via email. Winner must respond within 24 hours to claim the prize.


About World Vision Gift Catalog

The World Vision Gift Catalog, has given children, adults, and whole communities in the US and around the world through a wide range of life-sustaining gifts including clean water, food, education, sexual exploitation, job training and others.  In 2016, more than 112,000 people donated more than 274,000 items from the Gift Catalog to help people around the globe. Order from the catalog by visiting worldvisiongifts.org or call toll-free 855-984-4387. 

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization and registered non-profit which helps others regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Learn more by visiting them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Donations are tax deductible in full or in part, see the site for details.






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111 comments:

Kristi said...

Thanks for the great suggestions, I love to give gifts that give back. It's like giving twice.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

They have some lovely items on their site. This would be a good gift idea if you didn't have something specific in mind.

strawberry3d said...

I absolutely love the charm necklace

Masshole Mommy said...

They have some really nice items at World Vision. I think I am going to get an Infinity Scarf for my sister from there.

Stacie said...

I love this giveaway, but what I love more is that you're highlighting World Vision. They do such amazing work worldwide!

Colleen said...

I love these ideas, and I love the giveaway. I always shop from World Vision if I can. The work they do to help those in need is so important.

Michelle Garrity said...

Love the Heaton Hope bracelet!

Sandy Klocinski said...

The Heaton Hope Bracelet is my favorite

nickieisis3 said...

Many great gift ideas! I like that these gifts help others.

Jeni said...

I love World Vision. They have some amazing, handmade items that I get every year, plus I get to give back. It's an awesome way to give back during the holidays!

Connie Tuggle Wehrwein said...

I love giving gifts that also give back. Your ideas are fantastic.

Jeannette said...

I much rather have something that is handmade than from a big box store. I love a bunch of these gifts for myself too. Everyone wins you get a gift and someone gets what they need in order to live.

Connie Tuggle Wehrwein said...

That Vietnamese tote bag is beautiful. I love gifts that give back.

Sinisa Podoreski said...

Great ideas for gifts. I always struggle and this will help me

Brandy Ellen said...

I love the idea of giving back ... gifts that can give back also it's a gift that would work for anyone here too! Going to go peek at their site!

Melissa Chapman said...

Sounds like a great cause to be involved in. I love all those gifts and I love anything from Patricia Heaton. The $500 gift giveaway sounds amazing

Melissa Chapman said...

These are some great gift ideas and that $500 givea way is a prize i would love to win. This is worthy cause to get behind.

diesel51 said...

The charm necklace for my wife. All the things are wonderful and I would be happy to give each to my wife and daughter. Happy Holidays.

Jaredamy said...

World Vision has the best gifts! I love how these gifts help to also give back.

BethElderton said...

I love the Vietnamese Tote for myself---would use it daily while travelling
Mary Beth Elderton

*Aplogies if this as a duplicate---momentary computer freak out

Kathy said...

I love giving back during the holiday season. It seems to be more special than. I think this is such a great giveaway too.

Claudia Krusch said...

I will have to check out the World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog. I love to give gifts that give back somehow. I would love to receive the Heaton Hope Bracelet for Christmas.

Vanessa Delia said...

I have a friend who donates every year to them. She does it in her mom's name and dedicates it to her. We love supporting them.

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

That bracelet is something I want! Telling my husband about it now lol

Dawn Lopez said...

This is such a wonderful idea, I love choosing options that give back like this. That Infinity Scarf is amazing!

Liz Mays said...

The World Vision gifts are such a good idea for the holidays. I like that some of those gifts will continue helping people all year long.

Stroller In The City said...

I love buying from companies that give back during the holiday season. These are great ideas!

Lisa Babs said...

I LOVE the Vietnamese Tote. It's practical, beautiful, and a great story.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

How lovely is it to be able to gift something that gives back like this! All of these items are so nice!!

Stacie said...

I like to purchase gifts that give back. The handmade artisan gifts are a great idea.

Pam said...

I have always liked giving gifts that give back. It helps remind me of the real reason for the ho,day season.

Liz said...

I love them all but the charm bracelet would be my favorite !

Mita said...

I like the Charm Necklace

Michelle D. said...

I like the Heaton Hope Bracelet the best; very pretty.

Kristi C said...

Gifts that give back our the best! I love knowing that what I'm giving someone has meaning. - Sarah, Must Have Mom

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

These are great gift ideas! I love gifts that give back! Thanks for sharing this! I will add some to my list!

Nafeeza Chung said...

I like the African Soapstone Box

Michelle Martinka said...

This is such a unique way to give back They have so many great items, too! Love that scarf!

PAIGE said...

The charm necklace is my fave, I love delicate and beautiful jewelry like this,

Melissa Johnson said...

I love the infinity scarf! The hope bracelet is pretty as well! Well...i love it all lol!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I love the necklace. It is so pretty.

kellyr78 said...

The charm necklace is my favorite.

Julie B said...

My favorite one is the Vietnamese Tote

Kim Niland said...

I really like the tote

john dallas said...

The Vietnamese Tote looks great!

Lauren said...

I like the Hope Bracelet.

charles bennett said...

Heaton Hope Bracelet

Heather D said...

I love the Vietnamese Silk Scarf.

Maria Katie said...

That scarf is absolutely amazing !

golden storm said...

i love the bag

Kim Avery said...

My favorite is the African Soap Box. My mom would love to add it to her collection!

Darcy Koch said...

I like the Vietnamese tote best.

Natalie Schilla said...

My favorite is Infinity Scarf

Carolyn G said...

The scarf

Elle said...

I like the Hope Bracelet best.

Amanda Lea said...

I love the big and jewerly!!

Kathy Davis said...

The bracelet is my favorite. I love bracelets!

Daily Woman said...

I love the Vietnamese Tote

Jenny Scheldberg said...

The wrap around ring is gorgeous! All items are very nice.

Abigail Stinson said...

My friend Jojo told me about your blog so fun! And this giveaway is absolutely phenomenal the bracelet is so beautiful I really wanna win!

Gala said...

I love a Vietnamese Tote

mscoffee77 said...

The charm necklace is pretty!

latanya t said...

The Heaton Hope Bracelet

D Johnson said...

I really love the wraparound ring.

beth said...

I love the infinity scarf!

Tom Bellamy said...

I like the hope bracelet.

jjmon2012 said...

love to style and color of the bag

Patti said...

I really love the bracelet!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I absolutely love the bangle bracelet.

Kristi C said...

My favorite item is the Heaton Hope bracelet.

Kim said...

I really love the scarf!

christine lewis said...

I like the charm necklace.

Deb said...

I really like the infinity scarf.

Jamie Tomkins said...

The bracelet is my favorite!! The style fits me perfectly, and I love what it stands for. :)

Amanda D said...

The bracelet is definitely my fave, but the whole giveaway is amazing!

Linda said...

My favorite is the infinity scarf

slehan said...

I like the Infinity Scarf. My sister will like the bracelet.
Thanks for the contest.
slehan at juno dot com

Leela said...

Vietnamese Tote.

Unknown said...

I love the necklace!

April said...

I love the Heaton Hope Bracelet!

Tabathia B said...

I like the Vietnamese Tote

clynsg said...

I like the Soapstone Box, but wish there was some indication of its size.

Anonymous said...

The Heaton bracelet is beautiful, I like to buy gifts that help others

Michelle said...

My favorite is the charm necklace!

mary gardner said...

I really like all of these items but my absolute favorite is the Vietnamese Tote.

Amy Drazen said...

I love the The Heaton Hope Bracelet. It is so unique and can be worn casually or dressed up.

Teresa Moore said...

I love the Heaton Hope Bracelet the most.

Marilyn Massoud said...

I like the bracelet and tote

Wendi Watson said...

i love the bracelet and the tote!!

Susan Christy said...

I like The Heaton Hope Bracelet

Trinity Rosario said...

I LOVE them all but my favorite is the Infinity Scarf!

brendaelsner said...

I like the bracelet.

Cheryl Free-Fahling said...

My favorite is the Vietnamese Tote.

jtwark said...

I LOVE THE Vietnamese Tote

JOSEPH GERSCH

Deborah Smith said...

I just love that tote bag. It looks fabulous!

007blond said...

I love World Vision.I have bought from them before.

Jae Park said...

I like the African Soapstone Box, these are amazing and a great cause to support. Thanks!

Kathy Pease said...

I love the Vietnamese Tote

crankyyanky1 said...

The Heaton Hope Bracelet

Jenni O said...

The Vietnamese tote is beautiful!

Karrie Millheim said...

I love the charm necklace

RICHARD HICKS said...

I like the bracelet best

Dynal Roberson said...

I really like the soap stone box. It is lovely and unique.

meredith m said...

I really like the Vietnamese Tote! What a fun giveaway

Katrina Angele said...

I like the The Heaton Hope Bracelet.

Yana Ryjova said...

My favorite is the bracelet. Thank you for the chance to win!

Rachel Browning said...

I like the necklace with charms I like the bracelet and lots of other thing World Vision has a good lot of products

candy said...

These are all so beautiful and I love the African Soapbox

ms-texas said...

i really like the Vietnamese Tote

Melissa said...

One of my favorites is the tote bag!

Lisa Pecora said...

My favorite item is the Wraparound Ring.