The spirit of Christmas can be found in a gift purchased through the World Vision Gift Catalogue. My blog Sheep, Chickens and Bees tells the story of how our family started giving these thoughtful and meaningful presents. I have created a goat-themed gift basket which is a luxurious present that also changes lives!

Cashmere is made from goat hair. It is the muse for my unique gift basket. The central  purchase is the goat for a family in need. Your recipient will be deeply touched to know that an animal has been given in their honor. Goats flourish in harsh climates which makes them ideal farm animals for many parts of the world. Goat milk is a tremendous source of nourishment. Cheese and yogurt can be made from their milk for personal use or to sell for extra income.

goat $75Purchase the Goat!

A goat can be purchased from the World Vision Gift Catalogue for just $75 dollars!

You can also contribute towards the purchase of a goat by buying a share for just $10 through Heifer International.

There are options for everyone’s budget and many accredited non-profits who give you the opportunity to help people around the word.

Follow the Goat!

World Vision produced a heart warming and education video series that allows you to follow two goats around the world as they educate us on how goats truly sustain life for millions of people. Check it out:

Building a Goat-themed Gift Basket

A Goat Christmas ornament is a must. It can hang on the recipient’s tree as a visual reminder of the gift donated in their honor. I found a goat-shaped laser cut wooden ornament made from birch. You can also have it engraved for no additional charge!

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Cashmere is the Ultimate Goat-themed Gift

Cashmere fiber comes from various long-haired goat breeds known as the Kashmir (Capra Hircus). The perfect choice for a goat-themed gift basket. It is the ultimate splurge for the extra special person on your list.

Read the Labels

Helpful to note Cashmere and Pashmina are the same thing. There is a long history with twist and turns regarding the usage of terms.  Cashmere garments are actually a blend of wool, silk or modal (a type of rayon.)  A “cashmere feel” scarf doesn’t have a trace of goat fiber but is very affordable. Let your budget dictate the best choice.

The Cashmere Scarf

Cashmere scarfI like this choice for a cashmere scarf because it comes in 35 different colors. The Ayurvastram scarf is classic in appearance and comes in 2 sizes. They can also be worn by men and women. It is practical and affordable.

Goat Milk Beauty Products

There are so many different beauty products made with goat’s milk. You can include as many as you want. I love Zum’s Bar Soap because of the featured scents of Frankincense & Myrrh which are part of the Christmas story. It is made from a goat milk base.

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Purest of ingredients is important to me. A great choice for goat milk hand cream is a product made by Bass Farms in Indiana.

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For a young woman, a set of goat hair makeup brushes would be a unique way to celebrate the goat-themed gift basket. ETA’s Ultra Natural Goat Hair Premium Makeup Brush Set has 10 brushes with bamboo handles.

Be sure whatever beauty product you choose it passes the Safe Cosmetics Screen Test for toxic ingredients.

Everyday of the Year

My last suggestion for this goat-themed gift basket will remind the recipient everyday of the precious gift that was given in their honor.  Goats in Trees calendar features silly pictures of goats posing amongst branches. The Baby Goats calendar has a stellar cute factor.

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Put a Bow on It

Have some fun with the packaging. Use photo boxes, gift boxes or baskets for the base.  Embellish with floral picks and bows. Include the personalized card printout describing your donation in a pretty envelope tied with a ribbon.

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