I haven’t done gift guides in several years but this year I came across two unique ideas that I think would make great gifts for the holidays. One is global while the other one is local.
World Vision is a program that focuses on helping and providing countries and families in need items that would be most beneficial to them. With donations they work towards providing things like clean water, goats and chickens to families, providing education, and food for kids. There are many categories that someone can choose from and donate to the cause they feel most passionate about. There are suggestions for donation amounts with examples of what that would provide to someone. For example, $100 could provide a goat and two chickens to a family which in turn provides a steady supply of food and milk to that family.
They also feature some handmade gifts that are all fair trade and made by those that World Vision is supporting. Each gift requires a donation but the shipping is free and this donation benefits those that need it most. This would be the perfect option if you’d still like to give someone a gift they can use all while donating to a good cause.
I was sent this hand carved cinnamon box as an example of the kinds of gifts available. It is a box made from cinnamon bark with the Asian symbol for prosperity on it. It also contains 3oz of Vietnam Cinnamon from the Cassia Tree. Which is a renewable resource providing jobs for families. There are other handmade gifts available which I encourage you to check out.
This would made a great gift for someone you care about. It’s unique and is a gift that provides so much to those in need.
My next recommendation is closer to home and something local that is perfect for the coffee lover in your life.
The Coffee Registry roasts their own coffee beans and delivers them fresh right to your door! We’ve been using this service for several months and love it. Depending on where you live in Fort Collins, you’ll either get coffee delivered twice a month (1st and 3rd Wednesdays) or once a month. Each delivery is different providing a chance to explore different beans, roasts, and country of origin. Plus we get to support a local business so it’s a win for everyone.
David, owner of The Coffee Registry, also makes custom pour over stands. There are several to pick from, this one called Curator, just happens to be my favorite. It has an awesome steampunk quality to it!
(Image courtesy of The Coffee Registry)
Each stand is made using American walnut base with brass uprights and a glass Hario V60 pour over brewer.
David is providing Food Embrace readers with a bonus pack of 100 filters if you order a custom stand. Just mention Food Embrace in the comments when you order one!
Support a local business and provide a unique gift to someone by either signing them up for some coffee delivery or ordering them a custom stand!
With many bloggers providing gifts guides to you this season, I wanted to bring you something a little more unique. These gifts will definitely bring joy to those on your holiday list!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post nor do I have an affiliate with either company.