The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Holiday Gift Idea! World Vision Catalog + Fair Trade Coffee Giveaway
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Gift Idea! World Vision Catalog + Fair Trade Coffee Giveaway

Every year for Christmas people have long lists of what they want. This year I am sure people want iPads, iPhones, an X-Box, big screen TV etc. Sure those are all good gifts but this year why not give a gift that will actually make a difference in the lives of many.

World Vision’s Gift Catalog offers such gifts. The items World Vision offers in the World Vision catalog range from $16 to $39,000. Every gift you purchase will help a family in need. A few examples of the gifts you can purchase are as follows:

•Two chickens that provide a daily supply of eggs (with plenty of protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals) – $25

•Feed a family in the US for a day with a Family Food Kit which includes nutritious meals like oatmeal, lentil soup or pasta, and a bean and rice casserole – $16

•Ten fruit trees such as apple trees, orange trees, and mango trees provide the vitamins and nutrients growing kids need – $60

•A dairy cow that can give as much as 5,000 gallons of milk in its lifetime – $500

In addition to the items above, World Vision offers several Maximum Impact Fund gifts that help answer specific, urgent needs of children and families that might otherwise go unmet. One such gift is the Fair-Trade Coffee Set which includes coffee from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica blended by delivered in a bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. It is accompanied by a hand-carved olivewood scoop made to benefit over 200 orphans of the Kamba tribe.

These are great gifts for someone who has everything and needs nothing. Giving someone a gift in their name is special and unique and you are actually making the world a better place. I believe these gifts really capture what I believe is the true meaning of the holidays. When you order a gift the person you designate will receive a beautiful card letting them know that you bought them a gift in his/her name.

Make sure to check out The True Spirit of Christmas Tour Facebook. For the third consecutive year, World Vision staff will be traveling across the world this December to see the impact that goats, sheep and other gifts have on families and children.

I also have a gift for one of my readers. I have a bag of the Fair-Trade Coffee Set which includes coffee from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica delivered in a bag of African fabric hand-sewn and accompanied by a hand-carved olivewood scoop to giveaway courtesy of World Vision.

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.


  1. I think two chickens for $25 would be a nice gift.

  2. I think I'd like to buy Education for Girls. I have been thinking about sponsoring a child for a while now. I think 2012 is going to be the year I do it.

  3. I'd purchase the Thai Necklace (Black) where the money would be used for whatever was needed.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I would buy the Family Food Kit
    alsmalu at

  5. fruit trees, yes fruit trees are always good.

  6. The catalog link didn't work for me, but I think I found the catalog on Google. I'd buy a DUCK! A DUCK!

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

  7. $150 Worth of School Supplies for USA for only $25.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  8. Fruit trees :0

  9. I would give the gift of a fishing kit for $40

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  10. I would buy the fruit trees.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

  11. I would buy the Handmade Thai Bag ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  12. I would buy almost any of the coffee beans....

  13. Too much to choose from, I love fruit trees and most things Thai!

  14. I'd buy $385 Worth of Clothing $35.
    People always need clothes.
    Thank you.

  15. I would love to Feed a Family in the USA for a Day for $16. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway!


  16. Family Food Kit for sure

  17. Every year we give to World Vision. I give my two kids a budget and the catalogue and let them decide what to donate.

    Year before last they spent it all on chickens. Last year they bought a goat.

    This year we have not done it yet because we have been out of town. It's on tomorrow's to do list.

    I like the honeybees. Great place to give. We sponsor a boy in the DR.

  18. What a great organization! I'd like to get Where Most Needed in the USA $50. tylerpants(at)

  19. I would feed a family in the US for $16.

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