Thanks to World Vision for providing a Cinnamon Box for review as well as for this giveaway!
Do you still have some finicky family or friends to shop for this holiday season?
For your gift recipients who seem to have everything, fresh cinnamon, coffee or serving spoons from the World Vision Gift Catalog make a perfect, yet special gift. Proceeds from these and other items from the catalog directly help children and other families in urgent need.
The World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 250 items that help fight poverty and save lives here around the world. With a financial contribution, donors can select one of the 30+ handcrafted gifts that can be shared with a loved one and at the same time help a person in need.
Here are a few of my favorite gifts:
- “Prosperity” Cinnamon Box - Vietnam's renowned sweet cinnamon is a renewable resource collected from the Cassia tree by skilled artisans. It is presented in a beautifully carved cinnamon bark box that bears a common Asian character for prosperity.
- Hand-Carved Serving Spoons - this beautiful set of two hand-carved olivewood serving spoons is delivered in a hand-sewn gift bag of African fabric and can be used as a decoration or for serving.
- Fair-Trade Coffee Set includes whole bean coffee from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica blended by OneCup.org and is delivered in a bag hand-sewn by local women with a hand-carved olivewood scoop.
The box is made from cinnamon tree bark, so it smells just as good as its contents - 3 ounces of sweet cinnamon. The cinnamon is so much more fragrant than the typical cinnamon you'd purchase at the grocery store. I can't wait to use the cinnamon in delicious holiday cookies and treats! And even after the cinnamon is gone, the box will still be useful - you could use it as you would potpourri, to keep your clothing drawers smelling nice. Or use it to store small items. This is definitely a gift that keeps on giving!
Want to learn more? Check out the World Vision Catalog to see other gifts. If you give a donation, you can give a family the gift of a goat, a duck, or a new well. You can give families useful items such as a sewing machine or a bicycle. I think my favorite gift is giving a girl the opportunity to go to school. And if any of these items are too expensive for your budget, you can buy a share of many of them for $25.
And there are lots of other great gifts for your loved ones as well, such as beaded necklaces, totes, and scarves. Each of these gifts helps artisans in other countries!
Want to learn more? Check out the World Vision Catalog. Or become a fan on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
Would you like to receive your own Prosperity Cinnamon Box, either for yourself or for a gift?
Frugal Follies is hosting a giveaway for a Prosperity Cinnamon Box from the World Vision Catalog!
The giveaway ends on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. Open to US residents 18 and older. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!
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