Disclosure: I received the product for free in order to conduct the review no other compensation was received.
When looking for gifts for my mother-in-law I always look for unique interesting gifts as that is her style. She has a free form sort of style and loves things that have a lot of character, so when given the opportunity to include an item from the World Vision Gift Catalog in my Holiday I was very excited. The World Vision Gift Catalog for 2014 features several very beautiful items ranging from beautiful hand-carved spoons as I am going to be reviewing below to hand-crafted necklaces and purses. These items are all very beautiful and proceeds go to help those in need. With the Holiday season being more and more materialistic each year it is nice to be able to give back while still showering your family with beautiful gifts.
The hand-carved serving spoon set I received to review is the most beautiful set of spoons I have ever seen. These serving spoons are hand-carved out of olivewood and have a beautiful swirl pattern that is unique for each set. They arrive in a hand sewn bag from local women of Kenya, the fabric is an African fabric with a vibrant pattern. Just looking at the quality of the work I have to say it's outstanding. I was so impressed by the swirl handle. Having taken several years of wood working and sculpture I can say that the people who carve them are true artists.
My favorite part of these Serving spoons however is the fact that the proceeds go to help the Orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya. My heart breaks thinking about a child without a family so any way that I can help them even a little gives me a smile and I know my mother-in-law will appreciate that as much as I would.
I would highly recommend these spoons as a gift for someone in your life who's heart is as big as their smile. They could also be a great gift for yourself!
I almost forgot to mention your purchase will also be tax deductable up to the fair market value price which is included as information of the purchase!