UNICEF Inspired Gifts are real, life-saving and life-changing gifts that we provide to children around the world, every day of the year. From chickens to vaccines, all of our gifts help directly to meet children’s rights.
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A thoughtful alternative
From the bicycle that allows a girl to go to school to the life-saving sachets of peanut paste given to a malnourished young boy, UNICEF’s Inspired Gifts have a very real impact on children’s lives.
Each one represents a tangible, life-changing item that is widely used in our programmes around the world, providing children with everything from routine vaccinations to support in an emergency.
Whoever the recipient and whatever the occasion, an Inspired Gift can offer a thoughtful, ethical and waste-free alternative. Why not substitute that bouquet of flowers for a gardening kit? Somewhere children will be growing and eating nutritious vegetables long after pink carnations would have withered away.
There is a huge selection of gifts to choose from, ranging in price from £8 to over £500. The most popular are vaccines, bicycles and bowls of porridge, along with education and play products like School in a Box and Art in a Box. Whichever you buy, you can choose a personalised card or e-greeting to send to the recipient.
Above all, each gift represents a life changed for the better. A bicycle, costing £25, can help a girl such as Fajima, aged 12, achieve her right to an education. “It takes more than two hours on foot,” she says of the distance between her village in northern Ghana and the nearest school. “This bike has made it possible for me to attend school.”
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