Monday, December 23, 2013

World Vision Catalog Prosperity Cinnamon Box Giveaway

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 and is delivered in a bag hand-sewn by local women with a hand-carved olivewood scoop.
I had the chance to receive a "Prosperity" Cinnamon Box from World Vision.  When I opened the box, the scent of delicious cinnamon overwhelmed me, even before I had unwrapped the well-shipped package.  The attractive circular box with lid came with a gift tag that said, "Cinnamon Box - A Gift from Vietnam."

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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Anonymous,  December 23, 2013 at 9:42 AM  

I would give the coffee to my mom since she is a coffee fanatic, and keep the other two items for myself. :)

mammafrog77 December 23, 2013 at 5:16 PM  

As much as I love to give gifts to everyone, I find I want to keep this wonderful gift just for myself!

Dana,  December 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM  

I'd give a goat for my parents. I've given these before as gifts with a little something to match (soap made with goat's milk with a goat, wool sweater with a sheep, etc.) and people love it!

Unknown December 23, 2013 at 7:10 PM  

I would give the gift of clean water. I also like the idea of giving the gift of 5 ducks.

Heather P December 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM  

I would have to go with the Fair Trade Coffee Set, and I would give it to my coffee fanatic fiance!

Nancy December 24, 2013 at 10:02 AM  

I would like to donate a school for $22,000. What a difference that would make in many people's lives!

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

rebeka deleon,  December 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM  

i like the Thai bracelet in turquoise and I would give this to my sister.

Nicole Lancaster,  December 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM  

I would like give the Thai Necklace (Red) to my mother as birthday gift.

Anonymous,  December 24, 2013 at 5:10 PM  

I would like to give the gift of clothing & school supplies to my family. I've done that in the past with a note about where the gift went, and they really liked it :)

Christy DuBois December 24, 2013 at 10:03 PM  

My Mom is a coffeeholic so I would choose the coffee and give it to her. And I would help her drink it!!

Melissa December 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM  

I would choose the Fair-Trade Coffee Set for my husband, that way I get to enjoy it too!

kim burnett December 25, 2013 at 5:32 PM  

I would choose the Fair-Trade Coffee Set because my husband and I are coffee drinkers and love trying new flavors!

Anonymous,  December 25, 2013 at 11:17 PM  

I love to have the scarves for myself and would love to give my mom coffee since she's coffee fanatic

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster December 26, 2013 at 1:28 AM  

I would most like to give the gift to those in need - fits like $350 worth of Medicine or give to the Clean Water Fund. I am so impressed and moved by the good and desperately needed mission of World Vision.

Two of my favorite handmade gifts are the Kenyan Patchwork Tote and the Fair Trade Coffee Set. The prize is a lovely gift too.

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

Pat December 26, 2013 at 5:38 PM  

If I could afford it, I'd give the Thai Bracelet and Necklace to my sister-in-law who loves turquoise.

rose,  December 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM  

I would love to give the Animal Trio Christmas Ornament Set to my mom!

rose,  December 27, 2013 at 9:16 PM  

I would love to give the Animal Trio Christmas Ornament Set to my mom! She collects ornaments from all over, and I enjoy finding unique pieces for her.

Michelle December 29, 2013 at 1:24 AM  

I would like to give a goat and 2 chickens to someone in need. That would be nice.

Unknown December 29, 2013 at 2:33 AM  

I love the Thai bracelet. Blue is my favorite color. I hope to give it to my cousin!

Unknown December 29, 2013 at 7:14 AM  

I would like to give the Kenyan Patchwork Tote as a gift to my mom.
Bonnie Caselman

Anonymous,  December 29, 2013 at 7:38 AM  

I would have to go with the Fair Trade Coffee Set, and I would give it to my coffee loving mother

Candie L December 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM  

For personal reasons, I would give the HOpe for girls. Thank you


Mary Gardner December 29, 2013 at 7:16 PM  

I really like the Silver Vines Cuff bracelet. I would give this to my daughter. I also like the Fair-Trade Coffee Set and I would keep that for myself!

mj gardner
mjg0051 at yahoo dot com

Buddy Garrett December 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM  

I would like to give the Fair Trade Coffee Set to my wife. She would love the coffee and the fact it supports a great cause.

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