Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gift and Befriend: A Holiday Gift Idea

Gift and Befriend

Hello dear readers! I hope everyone is having a great start to their December. With all of the holiday wishlists and gift posts going around, I thought I would take it in a slightly different direction.

Recently, I stumbled upon an amazing holiday gift alternative called Gift and Befriend, which is a service that allows users to browse the profiles and Amazon wishlists of underprivileged children, and send them gifts off of their wishlists.

A lot of the children are asking for little things that we would take for granted, like pencils and erasers for school. One girl in particular stood out to me:

Gift and Befriend

Chao Valeria's story is that she was raised by her two older brothers after her parents passed away. Unfortunately it turned out that her brothers were engaging in "serious crime activities," and they were arrested, leaving Chao to fend for herself. Her wishlist items include a doll, shoes, and clothes - normal little girl things. 

This post isn't meant to be super sad or a guilt trip. I just think it's a great alternative gift to give on behalf of a family member or friend that has everything. Unlike many charities where you don't know exactly how much of your money reaches someone in need, I really like how all of the money you spend with Gift and Befriend goes directly to the Amazon wishlist items for each child.

Please let me know if you use this service or others like it and what your experiences are with them!

Click here for more information on Gift and Befriend.

Comment Challenge: What are your holiday gift ideas this season?


*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
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20 comments

  1. I've been looking for something like this this holiday season, so I will definitely check it out!


    Sues

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  2. Aww it's quite sweet! I should go check them out! :)


    xx Angelus, angelus-officially.blogspot.com

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  3. I've never heard of gift and befriend. It sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Aw I'm so happy to hear that Sues! Let me know how it goes :)

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  5. I definitely think it's a good cause! :)

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  6. I love posts like this - it's always nice to help others out!

    Sophie x | sophhskii.co.uk

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  7. Thanks Sophie! I think especially around this time of year it's important to give back to others :)

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  8. What an excellent organization. Giving back is a must for us during the holidays. (:

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  9. Thanks Kiki - we'd love to have you involved. Membership is free and even the smallest Gift makes a huge difference. Because you are a friend of Chelsea's we will match any Gift you purchase for up to $50 between now and 14th December! You can join here in 30 seconds: http://www.giftandbefriend.com/register-2/?type=givers

    Mark

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  10. Thanks Sophie - we'd love to have you involved. Membership is free and
    even the smallest Gift makes a huge difference. Because you are a
    friend of Chelsea's we will match any Gift you purchase for up to $50
    between now and 14th December! You can join here in 30 seconds: http://www.giftandbefriend.com/register-2/?type=givers

    Mark

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  11. Thanks Mariah - we'd love to have you involved. Membership is free and
    even the smallest Gift makes a huge difference. Because you are a
    friend of Chelsea's we will match any Gift you purchase for up to $50
    between now and 14th December! You can join here in 30 seconds: http://www.giftandbefriend.com/register-2/?type=givers

    Mark

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  12. Thanks Stephanie - we'd love to have you involved. Membership is free and
    even the smallest Gift makes a huge difference. Because you are a
    friend of Chelsea's we will match any Gift you purchase for up to $50
    between now and 14th December! You can join here in 30 seconds: http://www.giftandbefriend.com/register-2/?type=givers

    Mark

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  13. Thanks Angelus - we'd love to have you involved. Membership is free and
    even the smallest Gift makes a huge difference. Because you are a
    friend of Chelsea's we will match any Gift you purchase for up to $50
    between now and 14th December! You can join here in 30 seconds: http://www.giftandbefriend.com/register-2/?type=givers

    Mark

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  14. Thanks Sues - we'd love to have you involved. Membership is free and
    even the smallest Gift makes a huge difference. Because you are a
    friend of Chelsea's we will match any Gift you purchase for up to $50
    between now and 14th December! You can join here in 30 seconds: http://www.giftandbefriend.com/register-2/?type=givers

    Mark

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  15. How cool!


    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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