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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Holiday Gifts from World Vision - Gifts with Meaning + Giveaway

It is hard to believe but the holiday shopping season is almost upon us. For many of us, we have already started our shopping and kicking it into high gear. For me personally, I am hoping to be completely done with my shopping before December even arrives.

When I shop for holiday gifts, I really put a lot of thought and effort into the gifts that I choose. I like to look for unique gifts that have some time of meaning for me or the gift recipient. Purchasing a gift that also benefits others is an added bonus!

World Vision just released their 2014 holiday gift catalog. More than 250 items, ranging in price from $10 to $39,000, are available online and in the print catalog to help improve quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world.  You can buy handcrafted gifts that are perfect for this upcoming holiday gift-giving season.

Prosperity Cinnamon: Know a friend or family member who loves to bake? Each beautifully-carved cinnamon bark box contains 3 oz. of cinnamon and bears a common Asian character for prosperity. Vietnam's renowned sweet cinnamon is a renewable resource collected from the Cassia tree, sold to benefit generations of hard-working families. $85

Fair-Trade Coffee Set: For the coffee lover, this 12 oz. coffee set is blended by OneCup.org, using delicious flavors from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica, and is delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. $65

Hand-Carved Serving Spoons: A perfect gift for holiday entertaining, each beautiful set of two hand-carved olivewood serving spoons is delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. The serving spoons are made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya. $65

For my review I received a complimentary set of the Hand-Carved Serving Spoons to check out for all of you. Each set comes packaged in a beautiful African drawstring bag for storage & gift-giving presentation.

The hand-carved serving spoons are made out of beautiful olivewood that is super smooth and beautiful to look at. These spoons are not dishwasher safe, so you will need to hand wash them and towel dry them to keep them looking beautiful.

They are very generously sized and I love the slender handles on each serving spoon. They fit comfortably into your hands, well-balanced and light-weight. You can use them for serving salad, pastas, mashed potatoes, veggies and all kinds of different things. You can use them every day or for special occasions, that is entirely up to you. These serving spoons are beautiful, extremely well-made and would make a great holiday gift!

Head on over to World Vision and take a look at all of their products that they offer. While buying your holiday gifts, you will be helping out others who are in need.

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win a Hand-Carved Serving Spoons set from World Vision. Value $65.00.

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to residents of the USA ONLY who are age 18 and over. Please read the Terms of Service and Disclaimer Policy before entering. You must be a PUBLIC FOLLOWER of this Blog to have your entries count in my giveaways. (Follow via Google Friend Connect) All non-blog followers will have their entries disqualified after the giveaway closes. This giveaway will close on October 13th, 2014 at midnight EST time.



Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

88 comments:

Darla said...

Love world vision, love the animals and of course I would want the sheep. What a blessings this organization is to many

Darla said...

Awesome give away, great organization.

Erin Ellis said...

So many pretty things! I would love to have the Colors of Asia Bracelet. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin

Erin Ellis said...

I sent you a FB friend request (Erin E).

dd said...

The Multi-color Beaded Cross Necklace is my favorite jewelry piece they offer. ~Deb E.

dd said...

I entered to win the novel A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon over on the TCC blog. ~Deb E.

Brandi Dawn said...

I think that the Silver Vines Cuff is also very lovely.

ladyvon5845 said...

I would like the artisian Change Purse

Kris said...

I love the Royal Silk Scarf

Kris said...

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Kris said...

I entered Mrs. Fields giveaway on Two Classy Chics

Austin Baroudi said...

I ike the Kenyan Patchwork Tote!
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dd said...

I entered the Mrs. Fields Halloween Cookie Cutters from Love Cooking Co.
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dd said...

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Sherry Compton said...

I am a friend of Shelly's with the name Stephanie Compton on FB.
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Sherry Compton

Sherry Compton said...

I like the India Bangle Bracelets.
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Sherry Compton said...

I entered giveaway for A Hundred Pieces of Me book.

Unknown said...

I really liked the Artisian multi colored necklace. There are a lot of nice things shown and they all help a good cause.

My Wild Crazy Life said...

I really like the Fairtrade Coffee set. I purchased that a couple of years ago, and I still use and love the coffee measuring spoon daily!
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My Wild Crazy Life said...

I sent friend request as Allyson B. on Facebook
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dd said...

I entered to win the Natural Homemade Soaps Book by Robert Rose. -Deb E.

shana said...

I can't decide! I like the coffee set & the pretty scarf.

Sherry Compton said...

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Stephanie R said...

Oh my goodness - the ROyal Silk Scarf has the most amazing colors and soft look. It would go great with any outfit!!

Sherry Compton said...

I entered the Mrs Fields Halloween Cookie Cuttables giveaway
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dd said...

I entered the Activz whey protein powder giveaway closing tonight.

Leela said...

Multi-color Beaded Cross Necklace.

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I entered the TCC bona mop giveaway.

Sherry Compton said...

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polly said...

I really like their Thai Necklace & Bracelet set in tourquoise

polly said...

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polly said...

Entered Learning Resources giveaway

dd said...

I entered the $30.00 Gift Card to Shop at Bombinizz.

Sherry Compton said...

I entered teh Infinity Scarf and Fingerless Glove Set from Midnight Velvet

Melanie Montgomery said...

I love the Royal Silk Scarf

Leela said...

I entered the Two Classy Chics - Leslie Sansone Walk Blasters Giveaway.

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Becoming Domestic said...

Colors of Asia Bracelet is beautiful!

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Becoming Domestic said...

The Colors of Asia Bracelet is beautiful!

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Amanda B. said...

Colors of Asia bracelet

Amanda B. said...

Amanda B. - FB request

Xty C said...

I'd like the Silver Vines Cuff

Sherry Compton said...

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dd said...

I entered the Mr. Peabody & Sherman Printables and DVD Giveaway that closes tonight, so hope I win! -Deb E

Tina Woo said...

i like the silver vines bracelet

dd said...

I entered the fun Beatrix dolls pair giveaway.

Sherry Compton said...

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Shelley P said...

I like the India Bangle Bracelets.

Shelley P said...

I follow Shelly on FB as Shelley Joy.

Shelley P said...

I entered the Ends 10/07 Sassy Steals G/C and Smartphone Portable Printer giveaway.

Leela said...

I entered the TCC The Beatrix Girls giveaway.

Michelle M. said...

The India Bangle Bracelets are beautiful.

chickie717 said...

The patchwork tote would be so nice to have.

Brandi Dawn said...

I friended you! Facebook name is Brandi D

Sherry Compton said...

I entered the The Dead and the Damned DVD Giveaway.
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dd said...

I entered the new giveaway today: Opportuniteas premium teas. -Deb

Mandy Kauffman said...

I'd also love to have the Fair-Trade Coffee Set. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Mandy Kauffman said...

GFC follower (Mandy Kauffman).

Mandy Kauffman said...

Sent a friend request to Shelly (Mandy Peters Kauffman).

Mandy Kauffman said...

Entered the Escape gift box subscription giveaway on TCC.

dd said...

I entered another new giveaway today, the Hasbro electronic Scrabble game.

Mandy Kauffman said...

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Tina Woo said...

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dd said...

I entered the new giveaway today for the Sons of Liberty movie DVD. Hope I get to see it soon. ~Deb

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Mandy Kauffman said...

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Shelley Joy P said...

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dd said...

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Shelley P said...

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dd said...

I entered the giveaway: The Cook's Essential Kitchen Dictionary Book. ~Deb

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Shelley Joy P said...

I entered the Ends 10/13 Copy of A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon giveaway.

dd said...

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Ken Ohl said...

the colors of asia bracelet my wife would love. thankou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

dawn keenan said...

I would love to be able to give a sheep to someone. I adore the Balinese Multi-strand Necklace from the catalog.

dawn keenan said...

I entered the learning resources giveaway on TCC.

Mandy Kauffman said...

Entered Hundred Pieces of Me giveaway on TCC.

Sherry Compton said...

I entered the Sons of Liberty DVD giveaway.
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Shelley P said...

I entered the Ends 10/13 SNB Foodie Blog: Olivewood Serving Spoons from World Vision giveaway.

Shelley P said...

Ooops meant I entered the Ends 10/14 Heli Beast – Flying Predator Remote Control Toy giveaway. Please disregard last entry :) TY!