Giveaway: Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace (World Vision)

You've probably been considering the perfect gift for your loved ones for months. Or maybe you've just realized you have, like, only a few weeks left and are panicking a little (not that I would know anything about that because I am always SUPER-prepared and ahead of the curve in every way. *cough cough*).

You could show someone how much they mean to you with a generic mug or an impersonal gift card or some sort of boxed set of something or one of those sausage and cheese trays. You could support big box stores and large retail corporations and the CEOs kicked back in their cushy mansions. 

OR ...

You could find that perfect gift - something beautiful, amazing, and unique that you won't see on any store shelf. Anywhere. And in the process, you could provide life-changing assistance to a person in need. All you have to do is spend a few of your holiday dollars on a gift from the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog

With over two hundred and fifty items ranging in price from $10 to $39,000, you'll find something for everyone (to fit every budget!) in this catalog. From exotic coffee blends and spices to stunning jewelry and decor, there's all kinds of fabulous stuff in there. I got the Prosperity Cinnamon set, because y'all know I love me some holiday baking (and, okay, non-holiday baking).

It's a gorgeous hand-carved cinnamon bark box filled with the rich, spicy-sweet Saigon cinnamon that Vietnam is famous for. The symbol on it means "prosperity" and not only does it take my oatmeal-raisin cookies to a ridiculously delicious new level, it also helps out generations of hardworking families. The box makes a really pretty decoration (the cinnamon comes in a sack, so the box is clean inside). People comment on mine all the time.

Even if you're not a baker, you'll be pleased with all the things the World Vision Catalog has to offer. And if you can't decide, you can always make a direct donation - or purchase something more unconventional, but equally helpful, like clean water, clothing, or livestock. You'll do good, and you'll FEEL good - and that, better than anything else, embodies the true spirit of the holiday season.

Wanna know something else that feels good? The fact that World Vision is giving ONE LUCKY READER this stunning Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace - an $85 value!


All you've got to do to be entered is this:

- Either "Like" World Vision on Facebook here or follow them on Twitter here (or both!)
- Leave a comment below (don't forget your email address so I can contact you when you win!) 

For an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #GiftCatalog and leave me another comment with a link to your tweet. (You can say something like, "I just entered to win a Balinese Necklace from @WorldVisionNews and @FightingFrumpy! #GiftCatalog)

You have one week - the giveaway will close on Monday, November 24th! Good luck!