2023 World Relief Holiday Gift Guide
At World Relief, we know you want to be a person of faith-filled compassion and meaningful action — someone who makes a lasting difference in the lives of others through the things you do and even through the products you buy. That’s why, every year, we put together a holiday gift guide to help you do just that!
This year’s guide features World Relief partners and companies we love whose products are making a difference in the lives of people experiencing vulnerability. When you shop this gift guide, you create change that lasts around the world.
So what are you waiting for? Shop the guide today and find the perfect holiday gifts for the ones you love!
For The Foodie
Who doesn’t love coffee? And coffee that’s on a mission to end child vulnerability? Even better! From the farmers who grow the beans to the baristas who brew them, Endiro supports Ugandan communities so their children can reach their full God-given potential.
Granola from Beautiful Day
A gift box full of delicious, refugee-made granola? Sign us up! This gift not only tastes great, but every product provides paid, on-the-job training to refugees so they can build the skills and confidence they need to enter the U.S. job market.
A perfect stocking stuffer, these yummy stroopwafels come in a variety of flavors that will delight sweet-tooths of all ages. And the best part? These cozy little waffles have a big impact, providing refugee women with jobs, English classes and a supportive community.
As the crisis in Afghanistan continues, economic opportunities are scarcer than ever. But each cup of saffron-infused tea from Tahmina provides much-needed ethical and empowering job opportunities for Afghan women and men.
Kitchen Without Borders Cookbook
Help a loved one bring the world to their kitchen (or maybe your own!) with this visually stunning cookbook written by refugees and immigrants. Explore 70 authentic, surprising and nourishing recipes that bring to life the profound links between food and home.
For The Home
Prettyinside. Facial Masks
For the woman (or man!) in your life who wants a festive glow. All masks are made with the best plant-based ingredients for your skin, and packaging is 100% recyclable. A portion of sales supports refugee women through our work at World Relief!
Bath & Shower Bombs from Refugee Bath Co.
Love. Energy. Nourish. Soothe. These are just a few of the words that describe the bath and shower bombs from Refugee Bath Co. Perfect for the one who wants to relax and refresh, all while providing employment opportunities for refugees rebuilding their lives in Washington.
Soy Candles from Prosperity Candle
Bring a little light into the life of someone you love with a beautiful, hand-crafted candle from the women artisans at Prosperity Candle. Each candle is made using all-natural materials and helps refugee women build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
Room & Linen Sprays from Hands Producing Hope
Imagine walking into a room and feeling suddenly refreshed. What’s that you smell? It must be one of the aromatic room sprays made by resilient refugee women at Hands Producing Hope! Check out their full store for a variety of scents and other cozy home and bath gifts.
Hand-Made Quilts from Amani Ya Juu
This one will warm hearts. Each beautiful quilt from the Amani Center in Kenya is carefully stitched by women in their sewing and reconciliation program, bringing economic stability and peace to communities in conflict. Browse their whole shop for gifts on any budget.
Ceramic Pinch Pot from Hands Producing Hope
Add some color and texture to the kitchen with a beautiful pinch pot from Hands Producing Hope. Lovingly hand-made by refugee women, these make a perfect gift for any friend or family member who loves to cook.
For the Little Ones
Interactive Plush Toys from Imani + Kids
Give the gift of interactive and imaginative play with unique and engaging toys from the Imani Collective. Every gift will not only delight the kids in your life, but helps break generational poverty in Kenya through employment, community support and holistic care for women.
Crocheted Animals from Bebemoss
Huggable, snuggable and adorable. What could be better? Every animal from Bebemoss is thoughtfully created using sustainable, eco-conscious practices and provides dignified work for refugee moms and women experiencing vulnerability.
My Two Blankets
When Cartwheel moves to a new country as a refugee, everything is strange: the animals, the plants, even the wind. An old blanket comforts her when she’s sad, and a new blanket just might change her world. A story about leaving home, arriving in a foreign land and finding a new friend.
A Boy Like Me
Sometimes, it doesn’t take many words to start a conversation. In this wordless picture book, children and adults are invited to imagine what it means to leave home, to be displaced and the importance of kindness. A great starting point to help children understand this complex topic.
Short Stories From Rwanda
From two Rwandan authors, these short stories explore themes of mutual interdependence, forgiveness, courage and teamwork in ways that are engaging and accessible to children and adults alike! Great for starting conversations with the whole family.
For the Book Lover
We Are Displaced
In this powerful book, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai reminds us that behind every statistic and headline are real people with hopes, dreams and unique stories — including refugee girls with stories like hers.
After The Last Border
In some ways, Mu Naw, a Christian from Myanmar, and Hasna, a Muslim from Syria, couldn’t be more different. And yet, both women found themselves resettled in Austin, Texas after being forced to flee their home countries. Follow their stories with writer and activist Jessica Goudeau.
Little Brother: An Odyssey to Europe
When Ibrahima’s little brother suddenly disappears from their village in West Africa, he sets out to find him and convince him to come home. Through his eyes, readers journey through the unfamiliar and experience the struggles and hardships of simply trying to make a better life.
A Glimmer of Dark
In this powerful tapestry of poetry and prose, Samman Akbarzada reflects on her war-torn homeland of Afghanistan, the suffering and resilience of people living on the margins and the compassionate assistance of those who help the displaced in times of war and suffering.
As lines blur between discipleship and partisanship, the U.S. church is at a critical crossroads. In their new book, pastor Eric Costanzo, missiologist Daniel Yang and World Relief’s Matthew Soerens find hope in the witness of global Christians, the poor and the ancient church.
Everything Sad is Untrue
Following his mother’s vocal embrace of Christianity, Daniel Nayeri, his mother and his sister were forced to flee Iran. In his memoir, Nayeri draws on Persian tradition to tell the tales of his family’s history from his perspective as a misfit middle schooler in Oklahoma.
For the Creative
When You Can't Go Home Art Print Book
Seattle-based artist Karisa Keasey spent two years interviewing and painting portraits of refugees. Her stunning book combines art and story — perfect for the avid reader and art lover in your life. 50% of profits are donated to World Relief!
Shop owners Taylor and Justin have created a series of notebooks, greeting cards and art prints that your loved one is sure to enjoy. Each gift is inspired by the creators’ love of nature, travel, community and warmth. A portion of sales benefits World Relief!
For the Accessorizer
Jewelry from YEWO
Adorn the ones you love while making a big impact in Malawi. Each beautifully handcrafted piece from YEWO supports marginalized communities through safe and sustainable work, fair wages, social benefits and access to interest-free loans that help create more secure futures.
Ties and Scarves from Knotty Tie Co.
Playful yet professional neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, scarves and more — all made in small-batches by refugees resettled in the U.S.! Custom orders welcome. Perfect for the stylish men and women in your life and great for special occasions.
Subscription Box from Anchor of Hope Box
Send joy and beauty right to a loved one’s doorstep with this monthly subscription box. Each box brings hope to the lives of refugees and vulnerable women around the world through fair, dignifying work. Now that’s what we call happy mail!
Leather Goods from Haiti-Made
If you want quality, beautifully crafted leather products (and more) that make a big impact, then Haiti-Made is for you. Every item provides dignified jobs and economic stability in Haitian communities fighting to end cycles of poverty and the resulting orphan and child slavery crisis.
Give the gift of lasting change.
For the one who believes it is more blessed to give than to receive. When you donate to World Relief on behalf of a friend or loved one this Christmas, you show them how much you care about what they want most — to make a tangible difference in the lives of those who are suffering around the world. What can your gift do?
$25 can provide a family with a month of clean drinking water after a disaster
$50 can provide tutoring to an immigrant or refugee student, helping them succeed and feel more confident in their new school
$75 can train 5 church leaders in places like Malawi and Burundi to create more inclusive communities for persons with disabilities
Your gift today will create change that lasts long beyond the holiday season.
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