5 Gifts That Give Back

9 Dec

It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of the Holidays because we focus on what’s going on the “list” or where Snowflake will be the next morning.  I try to teach my girls, especially during the Holiday season, that there are many children and families that aren’t as fortunate to have good health, a home, toys and food.  Every year we take part in coat drives and toy drives during the Holiday Season.  You can give gifts to family and friends that also give back to those in need.  Here are a few of my favorite Gifts that Give Back:

World Vision has more than 250 items, ranging in price from $10 to $39,000. They are available online and in the World Vision catalog to help improve quality of life for women, children, and families in the U.S. and around the world.  One of my favorite picks for this Holiday Season is the Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace, handmade by an artisan in Bali who helps children get the education she never received herself.  It’s a beautiful piece that is perfect for your mom, your sister, or a friend.  It’s the perfect necklace to wear with jeans and a t-shirt or a maxi-dress during the summer days.

 

Image from World Vision

Image from World Vision

MD Anderson Children’s Art Project has a wide selection of gifts with the artwork created by children in the pediatric center at MD Anderson in Texas.  Through the sale of merchandise featuring designs created by young cancer patients, the program funds important programs that touch more than 26,000 pediatric patients and families, current or past to help them return to normalcy.   Every year, new artwork is selected, voted on, and turned into new products for the shop.  We have found many gifts for birthdays and Holidays (click links for more information).  This year I love the Presents Ornament Frame with our favorite Holiday photo to give to grandparents.

Image from MD Anderson

Image from MD Anderson

Headbands of Hope: A beautiful stocking stuffer for the Holiday Season. For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.   I love the option to Create Your Own and the Chiffon Bows.

Image from Headbands of Hope

Image from Headbands of Hope

Stella & Dot has so many wonderful pieces of jewelry.  When I was at the Stella and Dot showroom for the Momtrends Holiday Event, I learned the beautiful Stella & Dot Enlighten Bracelet benefits Every Mother Counts.  Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. A great gift for a mom or a daughter.

Image from Stella & Dot

Image from Stella & Dot

FEED’s mission is to create good products that help FEED the world.  I love this FEED + Links of London Bracelet.  The impact of giving this gift is 500 days of clean drinking water for one child.

Image from FEED

Image from FEED

 

Have a wonderful Holiday season!

Disclaimer:  I did not receive compensation for this post.  I received a sample from World Vision however this did not change my opinions. All opinions expressed are my own.  Information in italics are from the sites linked.

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