I was given products in this post for the purpose of review. I was not paid in anyway to write this review. All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide! The holidays should be fun. At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming. The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
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Royal Silk Scarf
Any fan of my blog can tell you I am a bit obsessed with clothing. I have one of everything in my closet, I even have a cute renaissance dress! And don't get me started on my vintage pieces. I like to shop and my hubby doesn't mind overly much that I have taken over our closet.
The one thing I want to start doing though is making purchases that make an impact. I want to buy something that could make a difference in the life of some one else. I want my purchase to mean something.
The 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog contains more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000, that improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world. This holiday season, would it be nice to give a gift that is making a difference somewhere else? Would it be nice to know that not only did your gift make a loved one smile, but also put a smile on someone else's face too?
These hand crafted items our made with love and top quality material. A few of them are:
Royal Silk Scarf – This gorgeous silk scarf adds color to the holidays and supports the needs of children and families worldwide. The luxurious silk is woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers, purchasing this scarf provides them with a much needed income.
Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace – This beautiful, draped beaded necklace is handmade by Balinese artisans in a project that helps children in Bali receive an education.
Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet – Created by a community on the island of Java, these unique bracelets provide a sustainable income to help feed and care for their children – honor the special woman in your life with this gorgeous bracelet.
Silver Vines Cuff - Women and girls will love wearing this elegant adjustable silver cuff bracelet designed by artisans in Old Delhi, India. Each bracelet supports their families through fair trade practices. $85
African Soapstone Box – The hand-carved African Soapstone Box is a perfect place to store necklaces, rings and other trinkets. This ornate handmade gift is etched by talented artisans in Kenya who are using this sustainable resource to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
I personally own the Scarf. I am sure you can see from the photo up top it is beautifully made. The silk is so soft and the colors are bright and rich! I love the length I can wrap this around my neck twice to give it an infinity scarf look. Or I can let it hang down the sides to give my pea-coats a cute trendy pop of color.
The array of colors make it go with anything! I have worn it with black tops, blue, green, yellow, white and even a few red tops! It goes with everything. Most of all though I feel good when someone asks me about it and I can tell them all about World Vision and hopefully convince them to help out and buy a gift that makes a difference.
The money raised from each of these hand-crafted gifts goes to the Where Most Needed fund, which supports a variety of World Vision’s programs around the world.
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To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS855-WV-GIFTS FREE or visit