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Gift Guide: 7 Ideas for the Woman Who Cares

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WRITTEN BY Chellsea Fort

We all have that woman in our life who pushes us to be better in all the best ways. The female who displays God’s love through her actions and is a good neighbor in every sense of the word. She is the gal you find in the front row applauding the accomplishments of others and works against injustice in the world. The lady who is intentional in all she does. We put together a list of 10 impactful gift ideas, to show the woman who cares in your life, that you care about her this season.

Photo of home well gift catalog item - girl in Bangladesh
Food for the Hungry, Home Well ($237 per family)

1. Home Well

In places where clean water is not readily accessible, girls and women spend roughly 200 million hours each day collecting water. You can make that number lower by giving a home well to a family in need in honor of the thoughtful woman in your life. She will find joy in this gift knowing it is providing clean water and giving precious time back to women and girls. This means they can focus more on their family, school, and income-generating activities.

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban Book Cover
I am Malala

2. I am Malala

Want a present that inspires the lady in your life that always seems to be inspiring others? Look no further than Malala Yousafzai’s memoir,

This book is, “the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.”

Girls in Uganda hold up women's hygiene kits
Food for the Hungry, Hygiene Kit for Girls ($10)

3. Hygiene Kit for Girls

This is the perfect gift to give in honor of the woman who is passionate about the power of education! Girls around the globe miss valuable days of school each month because they do not have adequate access to feminine hygiene products. When you give a hygiene kit through the Food for the Hungry (FH) Gift Catalog, you are helping girls in Ethiopia, Peru, and Rwanda stay in school all year long. You can even print a special gift card that explains the impact of the gift you gave in her honor!

Drifter Makeup Bag by Noonday
Noonday Collection, The Drifter Makeup Bag ($32)

4. Drifter Makeup Bag by Noonday

For the woman who is always on the go, this is the perfect pouch! It can carry all the little things to help keep her going throughout the day. This bag was made with care by artisans in Guatemala, most of whom are women.

The Natural Market Basket by the little market
the little market, The Natural Market Basket ($28)

5. The Natural Market Basket by the little market

For the one who makes farm to table a reality in her own home, this gift is for her! Each basket is hand-woven using locally-sourced materials in Ghana and comes in a large or small size. The little market’s mission is “dedicated to the economic self-sufficiency of women worldwide through dignified income opportunities. Complete this gift by adding vegetable seeds from the FH gift catalog!

Food for the Hungry, Chicken ($12)

6. A Chicken

A chicken is a wonderful gift with a sustainable impact to benefit vulnerable families! Chickens provide a sustainable source of protein through their daily eggs. This regular source of protein helps improve the nutrition of families, especially children. They are also easy to raise and multiply quickly, so families can earn income by selling eggs or chicks in the market.

World Changer Wall Hanging by Imani Collective
Imani Collective, World Changer Wall Hanging ($10)

7. World Changer Wall Hanging by Imani Collective

“Girl, you are a world changer” will be what she is reminded of through the gift of this wall hanging. Each time she looks at her sign, she will be encouraged knowing her gift helped over fifty men and women in Kenya use their gifts and talents to create a better life for their families.

If you are looking for more gift ideas, take a look at our full gift catalog by clicking here!


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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.