Friday, October 25, 2019

#GiftsThatGiveBack - Gorgeous Handmade Gifts from Elevita #HolidayGiftGuide

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Elevita for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own.

I recently found out about Elevita, an awesome company whose goal is to improve the lives of small scale artisans all over the world.  Elevita is an organization with an entirely volunteer staff.  They work hard to find beautiful handcrafted items and offer them at a fair price.  The money from your purchase goes directly toward improving families and communities in developing countries.  Take a look at a few of the gorgeous items that can be found at Elevita that can help you decorate your home and give gifts with a conscious this holiday season:

Each handcrafted item comes with an information card that tells about the product and the artisan who crafted it.  Check out a few of our favorites products from Elevita's holiday collection:

These hand-carved star ornaments from the Philippines are carefully sanded and polished in beautiful neutral tones. They are made by woodworker Arman Cagayat, who carves to make a living for his wife and three daughters. Stars are 4", 3", and 1.5" tall and are identical on both sides. Every set comes with an artisan card featuring Arman and telling his story. They will make wonderful gifts for the stars in your life: teachers, neighbors, family members, friends, and first responders. Unique and memorable momentos!

These impressive ornaments are made from gourds which are carefully dried and then decorated with a holiday scene by traditional artisans in Peru. They are a beautiful blend of nature and tradition, and will be a meaningful addition to any Christmas tree. Gourds measure approximately 4 inches, though each is slightly different in natural size and design.

 This delightful beaded angel is made by Rosalie Blanza. Like many women in the Philippines, Rosalie struggles with underemployment, but her beadwork for Elevita is enabling her to save for her own home. These ornaments are 3.5 inches tall.

These precious ornaments are carefully made of capiz shells by an artisan cooperative in the Philippines. Shells are gathered then fired and glazed to create these magnificent shimmering ornaments. 

 This hand-carved heart ornament from the Philippines is carefully sanded and varnished in neutral tones. It is made by woodworker Frank Cajumban, who carves to make a living for his wife and ten children. Hearts are 3" and are identical on both sides. They will make wonderful gifts for the people you love: teachers, neighbors, family members, friends, and 

These beautiful angels with praying hands are made by Nina Mena in the Philippines. She makes the ornaments from natural fibers to help send her grandchildren to school. Each of these lovely angels has its own precious personality, and every ornament comes with a card that tells the story of the artisan. Angels are about 4 inches tall.

These precious beaded ornaments are created by Louela Nalzaro, a single mom in the Philippines. They made of wire and colorful beads, and are beautiful on both sides. A perfect gift for anyone!

These beautiful drawstring cloth gift bags are sewn by ladies in the Women's Training and Empowerment Center in Keru, India. Bags measure approximately 12"x18" making them versatile for many gifts. They are sturdy and can be used again and again. 

These products are all beautifully made with simple, but quality materials.  The products you can find at Elevita would make the perfect gift for someone who loves handmade goods and gifts that give back.  Elevita makes it easy to know that your money is being put to good use AND you get a gorgeous, functional and well made product.  It doesn't get much better than that!

Shop Elevita and help improve our world one gift at a time  this holiday season😊

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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