How the Gift Catalogue works

Gifts create lasting change for children and families who need it the most.


You get to give meaningful gifts that change lives!


When you choose a gift from the World Vision Gift Catalogue, you're helping kids and communities in the world's toughest places to build brighter futures for themselves. Each gift represents the life-changing work New Zealanders like you are making possible right now through projects focused on education, emergencies, the environment, family income, child health and nutrition. You also get to share the love with someone special to you. If you buy a gift in honour of a friend or loved one, you can choose a free card explaining the life-changing impact of your gift.


These gifts represent the life-changing work we’re doing right now.

<br>These gifts represent the life-changing work we’re doing right now.

When you gift a chicken, a goat, or a back to school pack, you're helping to change the world for kids, their families and entire communities. 

When you give garden tools, you're really giving so much more – you're contributing to projects that boost family income around the world. When you give towards training a teacher, you're helping to run education programmes that allow millions of children to attend school every year. 

If a community is gifted more chickens than they need, we'll use your chicken donation to tackle similar, urgent problems children face. This way, you can be sure children are receiving exactly what they need most to thrive.  

 


You can gift a greener future for people and the planet.

<br>You can gift a greener future for people and the planet.

The climate crisis is affecting everyone, but the world's most vulnerable children are bearing the brunt of its impacts, despite being the least responsible for it.

With an Environment gift, you can help change that. When you gift tree seedlings, or help a community revive a forest, or provide training on climate-smart farming, your gift will change lives and fight climate change at the same time.

You can help families to find sustainable sources of food and income, protect their natural resources, and give children the gift of a greener future.

If a community is gifted more tree seedlings than they need, we'll use your tree-seedling donation to tackle similar, urgent problems children face.
 

 

You can make a life-changing difference today.

<h4>Family Income</h4>

Family Income

Your Family Income gift provides families with opportunities to improve their livelihoods and supports the whole community. Your gift ensures children grow up supported so they can thrive.

<h4>Education</h4>

Education

Education sets children up for success. When you buy an Education gift, you support children's futures and ensure their families can continue to send them to school with all their books and fees covered.

<h4>Emergencies</h4>

Emergencies

World Vision works in the hard places, responding with life-saving speed when disaster strikes. Your gift helps bring immediate disaster relief and supplies, and long-term recovery so people can rebuild their lives.

<h4>Health & Nutrition</h4>

Health & Nutrition

Access to clean water, nutritious food and healthcare are vital to keeping children healthy and securing their future. Your gift ensures children grow up healthy and safe from preventable diseases.


Buy a gift on behalf of a loved one and give them a card showing their impact.

<h4>Pick a gift</h4>

Pick a gift

Choose a life-changing gift, like a a goat, a family vege garden or help a girl get an education. With that gift, you're helping to change the world for kids, their families and entire communities.


 
<h4>Give a card</h4>

Give a card

You can give your gift as a donation, or choose a Printed Card or eCard explaining the life-changing impact you’ve helped your loved one make. An extra special way to say Thank You or Happy Birthday!


 
<h4>Change lives!</h4>

Change lives!

Your gift helps families become self-sufficient by creating stronger, healthier communities where children can thrive. Your gift makes a lasting change for children and families who need it the most.


 


For those special moments - we've got you covered.

<br>For those special moments - we've got you covered.

When you buy a gift, you not only change the lives of children and families who need it most - you also get to share the love with someone special to you.

Each gift you buy comes with a Printed Card or eCard (you pick) to personalise, explaining the life-changing impact you’ve made on your loved one’s behalf.

Give gifts that matter to say Thank You, Happy Birthday, Congratulations, In Loving Memory, or to make any occasion more meaningful, any time of year.



The life-changing magic of fast-growing seeds.

<br><br>The life-changing magic of fast-growing seeds.

Naomi (3), Zambia

When you buy a gift, you help transform the lives of families like Naomi's in some of the world's toughest places.

A seasoned farmer, 3-year-old Naomi's dad, was left reeling after low rainfalls affected his crops so severely their family was able to eat only once or twice a day. 

​A gift changed everything for Naomi's family. They received emergency food relief, along with fast growing seeds; cowpea and maize seeds which has transformed their livelihoods. 

Naomi and her siblings are now thriving and their family is set for the future as they look to sell their excess crops for profit. Thanks to people like you, they're looking to the future with hope, joy and full tummies – there is no fear in sight. 


You can make a lasting change for children and families who need it the most.

Most popular gifts!

<p>

$50 to buy a goat
Now here’s a gift a family can really goat into. A goat will give them milk for nutrition and extra income, and offspring they can sell to pay for their kids’ school fees and healthcare.

<p>

$12 to buy a chicken
This gift of a chicken and feed can sustain a family with nutritious eggs, chookpoo for their vege garden, and chicks to egg-spand their brood or sell for income.

<p>

$80 to help a girl get an education
Education enables girls to create brighter futures. You can help families send and keep their daughters in school. So, more girls can learn and grow into forces of change.

<p>

$28 to fund a family vege garden
Dig this hole-some gift to help a family grow nutritious crops and a source of income. That's two (green) thumbs up for sowing health into kids and helping families reap a living.



 

FAQs

From goats to vege gardens, clean water to books, each 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. 

 
When you order a printed gift card you can choose to have a personalised message printed inside the card, or if you would like to handwrite your message you can leave the 'message' section blank.

When you order a printed Smiles card you need to enter the card recipient details which are used to post the card to the recipient. These details (name and postal address) are not printed on the gift card. You can enter your own details if you would like the card posted to yourself.
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 eCards 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 gifts before Sunday 17 of December to meet NZ Post’s recommendation that all mail is lodged before Tuesday 19 December.

If you select a Printed card for Overseas delivery, NZ Post recommends that the mail is lodged by the following dates:
  • Australia – Tuesday 5 December
  • South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK and Europe – Monday 4 December 
  • Rest of world – Friday 1 November
Yes, eCards can be received both in New Zealand and overseas.

For printed cards, when entering the address, select 'Manually enter address' and ensure all the fields are filled in correctly.
 
We use NZ Post services. They have a delivery target of 3-10 working days. Contact NZ Post for more information.
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 simply 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.
Our Gift catalogue represents 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.


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

<p>

<p>

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

In 2021, 84.6% 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.