Why alternative gifting ideas? Do you have someone to buy for at Christmas who has everything. Or maybe your list includes someone who is extremely difficult to surprise. Below are some suggestions for alternative gift shops that are sure to please and will also bless others who are experiencing difficulties.
Burgundy titles linked to alternative gifting websites.
fair trade • handmade • nonprofit
For 70 years, SERRV International, a nonprofit, has made it a priority to ensure that artisans and farmers living in poverty (currently 7697 people) are treated with respect and dignity, and are paid fairly for their work. With our 1877 volunteers and your help, we’re connecting families and strengthening communities in 25 countries worldwide.
If you have a cause that’s close to your heart, you can find a way to help in the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. Explore a wide variety of gifts that provide real and positive impact around the world — including aid for refugees, access to clean water and helping to end hunger.
CAM Cabin Crafts is a fair-market outlet for handmade handcrafts made in Appalachia, encompassing all or parts of 13 states. Your purchases help over 120 crafters and artisans in Appalachia provide basic necessities for their families.
We carry NO IMPORTED ITEMS.
CAM Cabin Crafts serves as an outlet for regional crafters and to promote their work. We encourage crafters and artisans in their skills/craft/work and provide an atmosphere in which the realities and values of the Appalachian culture are lifted up and resources for education in our culture are available.
Trades of Hope markets Fair Trade, artisan made jewelry, accessories, and decor from around the world. Artisans (80% female) are empowered through sustainable employment, rather than charity. 25% of all purchases made by Calvary members is donated to our Rwanda partnership.
Angels’ Wings connects us to people in our own community who can use a hand. Ornaments are located on the tree in the rear of the dining room. Choose an ornament, purchase the gift indicated, follow the instructions for returning it to Calvary. IF you attach a note naming the person you are honoring with this purchase AND include their full name and address, an acknowledgement note will be sent telling them of your gift in their honor.