Smiles Gifts

When you give a Smiles gift, not only are you getting a meaningful present for someone, you're making a life-changing difference to families in need.

How Smiles works
Choose your gift, a card and a design, personalise, and we will send it with your message, and the impact your generous gift is making. Change a life this Christmas!

How your Smiles gift changes lives

How your Smiles gift changes lives
Each Smiles gift represents an area of the life-changing work we are doing in communities. We pool your donations into the sector indicated with each gift to have the most impact; so we can be sure that children, their families and the wider community are receiving exactly what they need most to thrive.

For example; by giving a goat you are helping our work supporting farmers; by giving the gift of helping a woman start a business, you’re supporting our family income and food security work; by giving a bundle of books you are supporting our work in education and training.

Give a life-changing gift today.​

Limited Edition Designer cards available

Limited Edition Designer cards available
To celebrate the life-changing work that our Smiles gifts support, talented artists have kindly donated beautiful designs that we are featuring on this year's cards.

Auckland artist collective The Pacifica Mamas have donated two stunning designs; an heirloom Tivaevae crafted by The Cook Island Mamas of Teimurimotia in the 1950s, and an image of intricately woven flowers by master weaver Tiana Epati. 

Kiwi artist, Alice Berry is known for her illustrations that bring a smile to many people’s faces, and she has designed our limited edition Christmas card.

FAQs

From goats to vege gardens, clean water to books, each Smiles gift represents the life-changing work we are doing right now with communities. For example, if you give a pig, you’re giving a donation to a community’s agricultural and farming projects. If you build a toilet, you’re contributing to a community’s health projects. 

After decades of experience, World Vision has found this is the most effective way to really help a community and be sure funds go where they are most needed within sectors. 

 
Yes, the more gifts you buy the greater impact your donation will make. 

When you choose a gift by selecting the ‘add’ button, simply do this for each of the gifts you would like to purchase, before selecting ‘Next’. You can add another gift onto your order any time before you select ‘Confirm’.
Yes, you are able to select who receives each card, so you can enter the names of your loved ones, or your own name.
No, if you would like to buy a selection of eCard’s and Printed cards, you will need to complete separate transactions.
You can select the delivery date for your eCard to be sent to the recipient, if you would like the eCard to be delivered on the same day please allow up to 2 hours for the eCard to arrive.
If you select an eCard you will be able to schedule the delivery date, ensuring it arrives in time for Christmas.

If you select a Printed card for New Zealand delivery, we recommend that you purchase your Smiles gifts before Monday 17 of December to meet NZ Post’s recommendation that all mail is lodged before Tuesday 18 December.

If you select a Printed card for Overseas delivery, NZ Post recommends that the mail is lodged by the following dates:
  • Australia – Wednesday 5 December
  • South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK and Europe – Monday 3 December 
  • Rest of world – Friday 30 November
Yes, eCard’s can be received both in New Zealand and overseas.

For Printed cards we use NZ Post services, they have a delivery target of 3-10 working days. When entering the address, you will need to select ‘Manually enter address’ and ensure all the fields are filled in correctly.
We don't send individual gifts overseas. It is best for the community to source locally, and many gifts involve training and support. 

By sourcing gifts locally we know we are providing crops and livestock that are best suited for the local climate and conditions. It also means we can boost a local economy.
Yes, If you purchase gifts from different sectors in the same transaction the amount for each gift will be assigned to the relevant sector of work.
As your donations are pooled into your gift sector we can be sure that each community is getting what they need most. We won’t simple give them hundreds of goats if that’s not the most beneficial livestock for them. We will source other livestock such as cows or chickens from the Agriculture and Income sector to best fit a community’s needs.
The prices vary according to the costs associated with the type of programme or activity each gift represents. Where possible, we will purchase the items required for our work from within the local country to support local economies.
Smiles gifts represent our current activities carried out in our relief and community development projects. The prices reflect the costs involved in providing children and families with so much more than just a simple gift. While these prices are generally indicative, because gifts are pooled, your contribution goes toward part of the cost. The costs reflect the implementation of real, life-altering change through each gift. This includes operational training, education, and on-going support. 
No, sorry. The gifts featured in this year's gift catalogue represent the current needs of the children, families and communities where we work.