One thing I hate about the holidays is the pressure to BUY something for loved ones that truly have everything, including our kids. The truth is that globally, we are the 25%. Our wealth and the way we dispose of it around gift giving is quite embarrassing when you consider how little the rest of the world lives with in comparison.
Last year, I started giving service gifts. I started with my father, but I had never considered how this might be a very appropriate gift for a child, especially one like my daughter that is sensitive to the plight of those that are less fortunate.
World Vision Gift Catalog offers a “two-for-one benefit”.
The beauty of these items is the two-for-one benefit they provide: 1) a meaningful and affordable gift for a loved one; 2) proceeds that make a difference in the lives of children and families living in poverty in the U.S. and around the world.
With a financial contribution, the gift giver selects one of 36 items that can be given to someone on a holiday gift list and at the same time help a person in need.
We were sent:
Gertie the Plush Toy Goat: “Gertie the Plush Goat is available exclusively through World Vision and is a representation of the goats that help children and families around the world.”
Chuma the Plush Toy Chick: “Chuma the Plush Chick is available exclusively through World Vision and is a representation of the chickens that help children and families around the world.”
What I love about these gifts is how they inspire thoughtful conversations and awareness of both the living and social conditions around the world, as well as our own blessings.
Would I buy this product? Yes.
Disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.