Smiles gifts

Give gifts that matter. You can change lives this Christmas.

Resheal, Zambia

How it works


Pick a life-changing gift. Your gift helps families become self-sufficient by creating stronger, healthier communities where children can thrive.

Share the love. Give your Smiles gift as a donation, or select a Printed card or eCard for your loved one. Limited-edition Karen Walker card now available!

Time to Smile! Your gift made a lasting change for vulnerable children who need it the most. Learn more about how Smiles gifts change lives.

Karen Walker x World Vision Smiles Christmas collab is back!

<br><br><br>Karen Walker x World Vision Smiles Christmas collab is back!

Karen Walker, the renowned New Zealand designer, has created a limited-edition Smiles Christmas card, which you can choose this year for any Smiles gift.

We couldn’t be more thrilled!

“Our Runaway Girl has always been about stepping forward into possibilities and this is what World Vision is all about also: asking what can we do and how can we make change,” says Karen.

The card features her Runaway Girl wearing a Christmas hat to add a festive mood to her travels. To get your hands on one, all you have to do is choose the Karen Walker card when you complete your Smiles gift order.

Your support of Smiles gifts has changed Nathan and his family's lives forever.

<br>Your support of Smiles gifts has changed Nathan and his family's lives forever.

Nathan (9), Zambia

Nathan's parents worked hard as day labourers, but they struggled to feed their family. Nathan and his six siblings would plead, "we're hungry, we're hungry; we want to eat." All they could do was try to sleep to make their hunger pangs go away.

Thanks to generous people like you, Nathan's family received a goat

"Before we got goats, the children had no milk and went to bed hungry. Now, they're healthy and go to school," says his dad Diyo.

When you buy a Smiles gift, you're not only giving a meaningful present to someone you love; you're making a life-changing difference to kids and families in need.



How do Smiles gifts work?
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.

Can I buy more than one Smiles gift at a time?
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’.

Learn more about Smiles gifts


We ensure all resources entrusted to us are used effectively to bring maximum impact.



As part of an international partnership working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision New Zealand pursues the highest standards of stewardship and accountability.

In 2020, 83.9% of World Vision New Zealand's total operating expenses were used for international program support that benefited children, families and communities in need. Learn more.