Christmas is still a few weeks away, but the holiday shopping season is in full swing!
There are few things better than finding the perfect gift for the ones you love. If you are still looking for the right present, here are a few ideas that might help.
Best of all, when you purchase any of these handmade gifts, you make an impact TWO different ways:
1. You support the businesses of hardworking people around the world.
2. A portion of every dollar you spend will provide one meal for a hungry child.
You can visit our online store to shop all international merchandise, but here are a few of our favorites:
Guatemalan makeup bag
This hand-woven bag from Guatemala is the perfect place to store makeup, jewelry, and other small accessories.
While being both practical and pretty, these bags also serve a greater purpose. Every purchase you make helps one Guatemalan artisan gain confidence in his work while also supporting his family.
Whether you give this bag as a gift or keep it for yourself, your purchase supports someone living in one of the poorest countries in the world.
*The purchase of one Guatemalan makeup bag also provides 15 meals for hungry children.
Indonesian manik necklace
Add some texture to your wardrobe with one of these beautiful Indonesian necklaces. It’s a statement piece people won’t soon forget.
Each necklace features more than a dozen strands of glass beads and a beautifully hand-carved wooden clasp. They are as unique and bold as the people who made them — and the people who wear them!
By purchasing one of these necklaces for yourself or a friend, you support hardworking artists and help give them a better life.
*The purchase of one Indonesian manik necklace also provides 30 meals for hungry children.
Ugandan stuffed animals
Looking for the perfect gift for a child or expectant parent? These stuffed elephants and giraffes are a wonderful addition to any nursery or toy box.
Each animal is made from traditional Ugandan fabric that comes in a variety of fun colors and patterns. Soft and plush, these playful pachyderms and giraffes make a great toy or decoration for all ages.
Whichever animal you choose, it’s sure to bring joy to your gift recipient and transformation for people living in Uganda.
*The purchase of one Ugandan stuffed elephant or giraffe also provides five meals for hungry children.
Peruvian incense burner
Hand sculpted and painted in Peru, these beautiful incense burners are a great way to add some cozy, international charm to any home. Paired with a tea candle, these would make an ideal hostess gift during holiday parties.
Don’t have any incense on hand? No problem — just add a few drops of essential oil to the bowl on top for an amazing aromatherapy experience.
*The purchase of one Peruvian incense burner also provides 22 meals for hungry children.
Still not seeing the perfect gift? Click here to view all of our international merchandise items and begin shopping with a purpose.