Top Gifts for your
Sponsored Child

Want to send a special gift? Let us explain ...

Not sure what to send your sponsored child?

Many of our sponsors love to send small gifts to their sponsored children overseas.

This is a really lovely way of building and strengthening the relationship between sponsor and sponsored child. We have a number of guidelines that help sponsors pick the right gifts to send.

As always, a simple letter or postcard can do the trick just as easily. Have you sent a letter recently?

Top Three Gifts

School Supplies

Pens, paper, colouring pencils aand books are all great gifts that a child can share


Skipping ropes & small board games provide hours of entertainment


Hairclips, stickers and stamps are always really well received

Sometimes, we can’t always forward the gifts you want to send …

Clothes & Cosmetics

T-shirts, caps, soaps, etc.

Food, plants or Liquids

Sweets, seeds, paints etc.


Watches, metals, money, etc.

Why we need to restrict the types of gifts!

We would love to send all the gifts sponsors want to send to the children. However, to promote fairness we urge you to keep things as simple as possible and follow the above guidelines.

That way some children are not getting too much more than others and it helps us manage expectations in the best way possible.


If you are wondering what happens to the gifts that can’t be sent, we will be donating them to SVP at Christmas time to make sure we assist thousands of individuals and families who needed our help in local communities all across Ireland.