Gifts that give back: Holiday present ideas from UNICEF that do a little more

Posted at 8:21 AM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 11:27:54-05

NEW YORK — 'Tis the season for giving! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanzaa, PIX11 has partnered with UNICEF this season for gifts that give back.

UNICEF's Monica Olveira stopped by the PIX11 Morning News Thursday to tell us about some special gift ideas and explain how they're more than just regular holiday presents.

Star Ornaments Set from Around the World
For the global citizen, the Star Ornaments Set is the perfect holiday gift. The handcrafted ornaments, each from a different country, can help vaccidnate 55 children against polio.

VIbrant Blanket
This blanetk, handwoven in India by artist Seema, can provide 151 packets of oral rehydration salts to help children combat dehydration and diarrhea.

Mango Wood Salad Bowl and Servers
This set, hand carved in India, can provide 38 doses of measles vaccines to protect children from the deadly disease.

Hand Painted Glass Coasters
Made in Peru by artist Marlene Guisgueta, the purchase of these hand-painted coasters can provide 16 doses of measles vaccines for children.

Alpaca wool cardigan
This cardigan made by Peruvian artist Wilber Calapuja is knit with genuine alpaca wool and can also provide 384 packets of oral rehydration salts to help kids battle dehydration.

Alpaca wool scarf
Artist Waldo Berrios from the Andes handcrafts this espresso and tan scarf using alpaca wool, and with the purchase UNICEF can provide 16 doses of measles vaccine for kids.

Alpaca wool gloves
These gloves by artist Nestor Yana are sure to keep your hands warm on chilly days. The purchase can provide enough to vaccinate 40 children against polio.

Fair Trade Travel Toiletry Bag
Made by Peruvian artists Karina and Maybee, the purchase of this travel bag can provide 33 packets of lifesaving nourishment for children.

Check out all these items and more at UNICEF Market's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide.