I am overflowing with gratitude this Thanksgiving. When I started my adoption journey of my son, a “butterfly child” who has Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), I never could have imagined the incredible amount of support I would receive. People who I have not spoken to in years, complete strangers, and of course my wonderful friends and family have all rallied around me and I am closer by the day to bringing my little guy home. I thought that I would be scrambling to find things to sell and fundraisers to host through the holiday season, but I have received so much financial support already that I have decided to give back instead. There are hundreds of millions of orphans across the globe and not nearly as many adoptive families. Those who do choose to adopt face incredible financial barriers reaching over $30K per adoption. You’re going to spend money on gifts this holiday season, so why not SHOP WITH PURPOSE? I’ve listed and organized all kinds of shopping options this holiday season that will not only help you cross things off your shopping list, but also allow you to be a part of saving and changing a child’s life. Every single purchase will benefit an adopting family or organization supporting orphans.
Before you head off to Target or the mall, I encourage you to browse these gifts below. They’ve been organized for your convenience into the following categories: Gifts for Anyone, Gifts for Children, Jewelry & Accessories, T-Shirts & Clothing, and “All Mixed Up”. If you’re an adoptive family and have a fundraiser to add, please comment below with the link and I’ll try to get it added!
Thank you for shopping with purpose this holiday season! Enjoy!
GIFTS FOR ANYONE
Gobena Coffee – Delicious coffee that helps the Crawford family bring their child home from Japan!
Just Love Coffee – Coffee and adoption…does it get much better?!
Wire Chinese Character Ornaments – “These so so special to us as they are handmade in the same China village three of our children were cared for. We have a matching grant so every donation to our account is matched $ for $. We are so close to our goal! Donations are also tax deductible. Link to donate: https://mystory.lifesongfororphans.org/…/adding-little-sis…/ Every donation is a blessing – but we suggest a $10 donation per set and $5 shipping total. Donate via our link then message me which ornament sets you’d like (photos of all sets are at the top of the linked page). Thank you for helping bring our little one home!”
Weighted Love – Custom-made weighted blankets, lap pads, face masks, and bean bags designed to help create a calming and relaxing environment for kids, teens, and adults!
Knotted Nest Prints – Prints for the home and celebrate life and adoption!
Hand-crocheted blankets – Lots of items listed with the possibility of custom orders as well! All proceeds help bring a sweet girl home from overseas.
Norwex – Norwex products are an effective way to clean without harmful chemicals, and by shopping through this link you will be helping bring a child home!
Starfish Ornaments – Beautiful starfish ornaments on red silk cord from China that come with a copy of the “Legend of the Starfish”
Globe Ornaments– Beautiful made-to-order globe ornaments will be beautiful on any Christmas tree!
Custom Monogram – Made to order monograms on burlap, perfect for family home or a child’s room
Sound Sayings – Scripture and custom vinyl wall decor
Thirty One – Customizable bags and gifts for everyone on your Christmas list! All proceeds help a family bring their child home from Ghana!
Truffles – 12 days of truffles hand-dipped in real tempered chocolate. Order by December 15th!
“Belong” – Adorable gifts for babies and parents!
Holiday Ornaments & Canvases – Hand-painted ornaments and canvases perfect for the holiday season!
Burlap Totes – Handmade, made to order burlap totes
Boxed Sets of Cards – Beautifully embellished boxes sets of cards
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Certificates good for one dozen delicious Krispy Kremes! Paypal $9 per certificate to paypal.me/KAdoptionFund
Bath Bombs – Homemade bath bombs and shower tabs
Stained Glass – Custom stained glass art that helps a family bring a sibling set home from Ukraine
Honeybaked Ham – 20% of every honeybaked ham gift card benefits adoption!
Personalized Pillows– Great gifts for home decor, children or anyone!
Ancient Coin Ornament – “We are selling these ancient coin ornaments as a fundraiser toward bringing our next child home from China. I make them from authentic ancient Chinese coins. The coins are from the Song Dynasty or the Tang Dynasty and many of them are over 1000 years old! No two coins are alike so they are truly a unique gift. They are each entwined with a symbolic red cord and come with a card quoting the Chinese Proverb: “An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet. Regardless of time, place or circumstance, the thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.” They are $20 each and I have about 50 of them. Or you can pay through PayPal at email@example.com and leave your address in the comments (or send it to me by email).”
China Heart – China-inspired soaps and more, including sweet soaps for kids with special surprises inside!
GIFTS FOR CHILDREN
Felt Interactive Christmas Sets – Interactive Nativity Scene and Christmas Tree that allow children to engage with the holidays hands-on!
“Every Single Stitch” – adorable handmade stuffed animals, as well as fun kids hats and other crocheted items! Possibility for custom orders as well! All proceeds help bring a sweet girl from home overseas.
Personalized Elves – Personalized elves. $7 each or $6 each for orders of three or more. Shipping is only $3 for up to 6 elves! Boys have red hats and girls have green hats and red skirts. So adorable and fun. Message Kristina McAuliffe for more details and to order!
Dancing Waffles – Handmade peg dolls, made-to-order family portraits, every character you can think of, sports teams, and more!
Chalkboard Mats – Chalkboard mats! Perfect for long car rides, restaurants. Doctors appointments, etc.! A great way to keep your little ones busy and engaged. Made with soft flannel backing and chalkboard fabric on the front. Comes with an eraser and a piece of chalk.
Beanie Babies – $14 each and help a family bring home their second child from China!
Personalized Crayons – Perfect for any child! $2 per letter plus $2 shipping. Message Connor Wilkinson to order
Girls’ Jewelry – A great variety of different necklaces for any little girl in your life!
JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
SparrowDesign Leather Earrings – “We have these beautiful real leather earrings from #sparrowdesigns. These are uniquely handcrafted leather with nickel-free, metal alloy finish hardware. We only have 11 available. A pair of your choice will be gifted to you for a donation of at least $25 to our adoption fund. We are trying desperately to raise the fees we have due in December. These would make a beautiful gift for yourself or someone else! Send donations via PayPal friends and family to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Amma’s Umma – An adorable shop with beautiful items; 50% of proceeds benefit adopting families and orphans!
KEEP Collective – Custom-designed keepsakes …unique designs just for you!
Hand-crocheted scarves – Beautiful scarves with lots of items listed and possibility of custom ordered as well! All proceeds help bring a sweet girl home from overseas.
14K Gold Necklaces – “I’m still selling these circle necklaces. They are 14k gold – filled charm & chain, 16 ” in length. I have about 8 left. $21 (includes standard shipping to US)” Message Bekah Brown for more info.
Upcycled Mittens – Warm and eco-friendly mittens where each pair is truly one-of-kind!
Origami Owl – Custom jewelry, including “living lockets”
Warhurst Family Adoption Jewelry – Haitian-made and hand-stamped jewelry
Knotted Nest Jewelry – Handmade, beautiful jewelry gifts that celebrate motherhood and adoption!
Pendant Necklaces – Large and small pendant necklaces, beautiful images and inspirational quotes! 100% of proceeds help bring a family’s baby home from China
“Bracelets By Sissy” – A 16 year old is making jewelry to benefit the adoption of her younger sister from China!
Funky Socks – Set of three, plus for every set bought, a pair will be donated to the family’s local homeless community! Great gifts for men, women, and children alike! (Many families are selling these – Halterman Family, Li Family, Crawford Family, Gardner Family, Fishburn Family & Phelps Family)
Amma’s Umma – An adorable shop with beautiful items; 50% of proceeds benefit adopting families and orphans!
Warhurst Family Adoption Apparel – Shop apparel by positive messages!
Superheroes are Adopted – Buy this sweet shirt to help fund the Hoffman’s adoption and show love and encouragement to your favorite adopted kids. Tshirts, baseball tee, long sleeves, and hoodies available in multiple colors!
Christmas Shirts & Hoodies – Long sleeve, short sleeve, and hoodies. Available until Monday, 11/27
Chinese Lantern Tshirts – Available in navy and orange and benefits the Willis Family adoption
“Joyful” Shirts & Hoodies – Spread some holiday cheer all winter long with this JOYFUL shirt. Your purchase helps a little boy into his forever home! Short & long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts available.
“Hope in the Making” – Six pages of shirts and sweatshirts for men, women, and children!
“Family is Grown in the Heart” – Unisex, women’s fit, and youth tshirts available in multiple colors!
“Hope Changes Everything” – Hoodies, long sleeve, short sleeve, and youth sizes available! Helps a family bring their child home from the Philippines.
“Peace on Earth” 3/4 Length Shirts – All proceeds help bring a teenage girl with Down Syndrome home from Eastern Europe! Available until 12/10/17 and will ship for Christmas
Patriot Threads – Use code MCCLANADOPTION at checkout when you order a shirt or tie and get free shipping plus a percentage donated to the family’s adoption!
China Love – Unisex short & long sleeve shirts and youth tees
“Faith Moves Mountains” – Unisex long & short sleeve shirts, youth tees, and hoodies! Multiple colors available
“FictiveFair” – So many tees to choose from! Baby, youth, and adult sizes available!
#MomLife – “Wiping Noses & Forgetting Names” and “Wiping Butts & Forgetting Names”, available in unisex long & short sleeve, women’s fit & pullover hoodies
“Joy to the World” shirts – unisex long and short sleeve tees and youth tees available
“Love Makes a Family” – Benefitting a family bringing their little girl home from China
“ALL MIXED UP” … lots of different items! The more the merrier!
“Shop for Adoption” – A Facebook group with lots of items for sale that benefit a family’s adoption!
“Bringing China Home” – An online auction that runs through 12/3, all proceeds help a family bring their son Ryker home from China
“The Newby Trifecta” – online auction with items for women, t-shirts, jewelry, and ornaments
“FictiveFair” – Tees, mugs, and more!
“We’re Going to China” – A family’s facebook group with lots of items to sell!
“Bringing Home Kai” – Online auction starting 11/27 and going through 12/1. Lots of Down Syndrome pride items!
“One Mission” Warhurst Family Fundraiser – Lots of beautiful items for sale, 40% will benefit the Warhurst Family’s adoption!