Holiday gift guide: 13 gifts that have the power to change lives

Have you ever given a gift that keeps children nourished, sends a girl to school, economically empowers a family, or improves the health of an entire community? Well, with Gifts of Hope you can! #GiftsofHope are real, life-changing gifts that make a difference in the lives of real people around the world .

Instead of socks, pyjamas or electronics, why not give a gift that will have a lasting impact and fuel change for years to come? With over 45 Gifts of Hope in our online store, you’re bound to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Check out 13 of our newest gifts that’ll help spread joy and empowerment.

1. Medicine for moms and babies, $20

A mother holding her baby.

Every year, in many parts of the world, far too many moms and babies die of preventable causes. This gift will save lives by providing malaria medications, antibiotics and other important medicines, as well as supplies such as stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and delivery tables.

2. The healthy, happy kids combo, $25

3 girls running along a river.

New this year, we’re offering bundled gifts that bring together different #GiftsofHope to make an even bigger impact! The healthy, happy kids combo combines the gift of a bed net and the power of play so that children in developing countries have what they need to thrive.

3. The papa project, $27

A father holding his child.

Although gender roles often place women at the centre of child care, families are stronger and children are happier when dads are equally involved. This gift makes that happen. It includes facilitating community fathers’ groups, where men can meet to learn and talk about men’s roles in the health and well-being of their families.

4. Buzzing bees, $35

A man collecting honey.

The little bee is a mighty thing indeed. Essential to a healthy food supply, the humble bee is responsible for pollinating approximately one third of the food we eat. This gift comes with a hive, honeybees, training and all of the essentials for pollinating a buzzing family business. Can’t get sweeter than that!

5. Mama kits, $35

A mother holding her baby.

Given to expectant mothers, mama kits will make all the difference. From hygiene items to a warm wrap for swaddling little ones, these kits are packed with essentials to safely deliver babies and empower new moms. This special gift will also improve access to health clinics and services for mothers and children –delivering good health and enabling them both to grow stronger, together.

6. Head of the class, $42

A girl holding a text book.

This bundled gift is perfect for the teachers and life-long learners in your life! Combining the gift of school essentials and food for thought, this gift will help a child stay nourished and access the resources they need to excel in school.

7. Weigh scale for babies, $42

Two women using a scale to weigh a baby.

A first defense when it comes to protecting babies from malnourishment, a weigh scale lets mothers and health workers know whether babies are growing as they should. This gift also provides instant referral and treatment for undernourished children, as well as breastfeeding support for moms. When it comes to combating malnourishment in children, this gift outweighs the rest.

8. Fuzzy friends, $52

Baby chicks.

Capture the hearts of the young and the young-at-heart with this sweet (and life -changing) dynamic duo. This gift brings together buzzing bees and baby chicks to provide families with endless possibilities for economic empowerment.

9. Help refugee children, $65

A girl standing near railroad tracks.

According to the UN, over half of the world’s refugees are children. This gift is all about protecting the rights of refugee children and those displaced by conflict, disaster and other crises. Besides providing basic food, water, and shelter, this gift keeps children safe, reuniting them with their families and giving them hope that life will once again feel normal.

10. Healthy babies, $72

A mother holding her child.

A combo gift that will warm the heart of any parent! This gift provides weigh scales and newborn check-ups to ensure children get the best start at life.

11. Solar power kit, $85

Children reading under a solar lamp.

This gift will outfit homes in Kenya with rooftop solar panels – providing a reliable, safe lighting source for families. Your gift will also help women entrepreneurs to promote renewable energy in their communities. Help families illuminate their homes and light up the path to learning for their children – paving their way to a brighter future.

12. Speed learning for girls, $135

Speed learning for girls

It’s an unfortunate reality, but many girls and women around the world have never had the chance to complete their education – or even start it. Accelerated learning centres will provide all the resources and support to bring girls up to speed in their education.

13. Go girl, $235

Girls raising their hands in class.

This combo is all about empowering girls to reach their full potential! By wrapping up speed learning for girls and girl power, this gift opens up new opportunities for girls to access an education, find their voices and take charge.

Change lives with Gifts of Hope

How do you wrap up change? Give a Gift of Hope. Perfect for everyone on your list, you gift will warm the heart of the person receiving it and change the lives of children around the world!

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