The World Vision Catalog

What to Give the Person Who Has Everything

by Paige Estigarribia

The Dollar Stretcher was sent a Fair Trade Coffee Set to facilitate this review. The Dollar Stretcher received no compensation for this review. The opinions in this article are those of the author.

As the holiday season arrives, many of us are thinking about all we need to do - the cooking, the cleaning, the decorations, and the gift-giving. If you're like me, you've already made your list, and you've got your budget set. But what if you want to give something with meaning too? World Vision is a wonderful organization that provides an opportunity to do just that - give a gift that also helps those in need. It is truly holiday gift-giving with a purpose.

As a little background on World Vision, they are a Christian humanitarian organization with the goal of helping populations and communities around the world fight poverty and injustice. They work in over 100 countries all over the world, and they provide both short-term emergency relief, and long-term options towards solving problems. Their website explains the amazing work they do across the world. From showing mothers how to sew, to explaining nutrition for better health - the organization's goal is to truly make a difference to those in need.

Fair Trade Coffee Set

So how can someone like you or me get involved? Or maybe an even better question is how can we get involved, and also incorporate this into holiday gift-giving? Well, World Vision has published the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog which provides over 100 ways that you could help the fight against poverty and injustice across the world. And the gifts are varied. You can choose to purchase something in honor of a loved one, like clean water or food for a poverty-stricken area, and then for a holiday exchange, you can send a card to your loved one, describing what you've done in their honor. Or you could actually purchase a tangible gift of one of the beautiful hand-crafted items on the site too. From jewelry to coffee, the site offers items that support areas in need.

And speaking of coffee, The One Cup Project, which is a World Vision Partner, also donates to World Vision when you buy coffee from One Cup. With every bag of coffee you buy from One Cup, they send a $2.00 donation to World Vision. And World Vision graciously sent us a Fair Trade Coffee Set, which included a bag of One Cup coffee, a beautiful Olivewood scoop all together in a hand-sewn bag to try out. Such delicious coffee and a wonderful way to support those in need.

Wooden Spoons

So this holiday season, if you are considering gift-giving, but you truly want to give gifts that are meaningful or really represent the true meaning of the holidays, consider the World Vision catalog. They have many different options to support people and communities across the globe in need.

Paige Estigarribia is a writer for The Dollar Stretcher who enjoys writing about food, frugal living, and money-saving tips. Visit Paige on Google+.

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