Top ten World Gifts for Christmas 2023

Top ten World Gifts for Christmas 2023

World Gifts make great alternative gifts all year round, but we know you particularly love them for Christmas. Hopefully you're as excited as me to find out which gifts were the most popular! 

Here is a rundown of your favourites from the festive season in 2023*: 

10. Joining our collection of gifts in 2023, the Precious period pads has made it to the top 10 after being gifted 910 times. 

9. The life-saving Water for a family gift continues to support families with a steady supply of clean and safe water thanks to 932 of these gifts were purchased. 

8.The gift that keeps on giving, you chose 1,102 Trees for life.

7. You thought the Chirpy chickens gift was eggcellent. Paying for 1,271 chicken gifts – chickens lay eggs which can be eaten and sold at market for a profit.

6. The new Winter survival kit has also made it to the top 10 list! By buying 1308 Winter survival kits you are helping to supply essentials to vulnerable people surviving harsh winters around the world. 

5. You thought of those most in need at times of emergency and bought 1,341 Emergency water.

4. A longstanding favourite, you were buzzing for our Happy queen bee gift! You came together and bought 1,492 Happy queen bee gifts!

3. The Super soup kitchen continues to be a favourite this year! By choosing this gift 1,644 times, you've helped to provide nutritious warm meals and shelter to refugees who have fled their homes due to conflict. 

2. For some a Vegetable garden is their main source of fresh food. Thank you fr supporting World Gifts with a vegtastic 1,822 Vegetable garden gifts. 

*cue drum roll* 

1.  Our all time favourite is back in the number 1 spot! You’ve chosen the gift of reading 2,145 times with the Teach someone to read gift. Opening opportunities to those who would normally never have a chance to learn.

And there's more.. 

Our more expensive World Gifts don't generally make the top ten, because it has to be a very special occasion, or a group effort to buy one! But we can reveal that the most popular gift from the higher price bracket was:

The Community water supply gift! Through your generosity we've raised over £19,500. This gift represents clean, safe water to drink, wash and cook with for entire communities!

You have raised over £650,000 just over Christmas meaning we can continue to reach those most in need. 

By thinking of World Gifts for other occasions – birthdays, Mother’s Day, Easter, Baptisms, Weddings (the list goes on) we can continue to raise money throughout the year. You can browse all our gifts here

The gifts are representative of our work and each go into five funds, so whether you bought a single queen bee or funding for an entire health clinic, your gifts are all helping to make a big difference to people living in poverty.

A big thank you from our World Gifts team here at CAFOD, without your generosity none of our work would be possible.

*Figures accurate as of 17/01/2024

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