This post brought to you by The American Diabetes Gift of Hope program. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Baby to Boomer Lifestyle.
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I love purchasing gifts that benefit others, and that’s just what the American Diabetes Association’s Gift of Hope program is all about. Every year they open their an annual Holiday Gift catalog and fill it full of beautiful, giftable items. The proceeds from the sale of these items support the ADA’s mission to end diabetes. Currently, that entails funding research on preventing and managing diabetes with the ultimate goal of a cure.
As part of their prevention mission, they deliver services to communities that are high risk for both pre-diabetes and diabetes. They do this by provided information and education to people recently diagnosed, and they are a voice for those denied their right because of their disease.
The American Diabetes Association Gift of Hope Catalog debuted in 1971 as a holiday greeting card program put together by several Minneapolis-area parents of children with diabetes. It was their grass-roots way of doing something to fight the disease that affected their families. Since that time, the program has raised more than 26 million dollars and holiday greeting cards are still an integral part of the program with many of them designed by or dedicated to people with diabetes.
American Diabetes Association Gift of Hope Catalog (2016)
The purchase of these items, as well as many more on the American Diabetes Associations’ website, benefit the ADA’s efforts to end diabetes for good. These are our favorites, but there are many more beautiful items:
We love this contemporary computer/tablet tote with the classic buffalo check print. It’ll keep your device safe in its zippered main compartment with flap closure with the embossed ADA logo. Fits laptops up to 15″ and room for iPads, tablets & similar in the front pocket. See all clothing and gear that supports the Gift of Hope here.
We love the convenience of this water bottle/pill organizer! The 7-day built-in pill box is removable for easy access and cleaning. Available in six colors.
The iridescent beads and sterling silver finish of this 12 Days of Christmas charm bracelet give it a special holiday sparkle. Arrives in a red gift box. Measures: 8.25″l
This 100% cotton adult sleepshirt is machine washable and one-size-fits-most (sizes 8-16)
Ah, what baby wouldn’t love this fabulous stuffed bird and three pairs of coordinating socks. These machine-washable, poly-cotton blend socks fit infants from 0 – 6 months
A great stocking stuffer! Each bar of money soap has a faux $1, $5, $10, $20 or $50 bill rolled up inside. Pear-berry scent. Measures: 4.25”l x 2.5”w x 1”d
A two-set recipe book set from Mr. Food from the Test Kitchen.
This is just one of the many boxed holiday cards available. See all boxed card sets here.
This is one of many beautiful ornaments supporting the Gift of Hope. See them all here
This sweet crackle glass candle holder with a red cardinal on a pine tree branch is perfect for gift giving. Add a candle or use it as a dried flower vase. Size: 5″l x 5″w x 5.5″w
A trendy mason jar is softly illuminated from the inside to show off the adorable painted Cardinal design and finished with a burlap bow. Measures: 4.13″l x 4.13″w x 7.87″h
Use this resin snowman and his chalkboard to countdown the days until Christmas or to announce the menu for Christmas dinner. It makes a fabulous holiday home message center too. Measures: 10.5″h
Countdown to Christmas with this huge five feet tall felt Advent Christmas tree. A holiday motif marks each day, and there’s enough space to hide small treats. Size: 34.25”l x .25”w x 61″h
This happy little snowman looks cool with our without his lights on. He’s perfect for adding a little holiday winter glow. Measures: 10.5″h
We LOVE this giving plate which reads, “This special plate is yours today, its purpose is very clear, it comes to tell you that you’re loved and someone holds you dear! Savor all the plate contains and fill it full again. Then send it on renewed with love to family and friends. We suggest including an Extra-Fine Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker with it to have each recipient sign & date the plate to make a traveling holiday memento. Measures: 9″ x 12”
Giving a homemade gift from your kitchen of jam, marmalade, or cheese? Send along one of these stamped gourmet cheese knives! These handwash only, pewter spreaders say Love, Joy, Hope, and peace. Measures: 8.5″ x 2″
Add some simple holiday decor to your kitchen! This 100% cotton wintergreen dishtowel and dishcloth set are packaged for gift giving too. Includes three 18″ x 28″ dishtowels and one 13″ square dishcloth.
This oversized glass serving board is big enough to share your favorite entrees or snacks year-round. The Black glass finish with white print says, “Good Food, Good Wine, Good Times.” It’s made from tempered glass with silicone feet. It’s made of tempered glass and is scratch, stain, and heat resistant (up to 450 F)
I hope you’ll join me in supporting the ADA’s mission by shopping their Gift of Hope Website. There’s something there for everyone on your Christmas list.