Mayra Leticia Hernandez

Shop Gifts that Give Back to Kids

UNICEF Market offers online shoppers the chance to buy purposeful gifts to help create a more equitable world for children. 


Artisans selling their wares through UNICEF Market work every day to preserve handcrafting traditions passed down through generations while providing for their families and communities. Every handcrafted creation is eye-catching and meaningful, from Peruvian ceramicist Anita Contreras’ lovely holiday keepsakes to Tiraphan Hasub's distinctive gemstone earrings. All UNICEF Market artisans set their prices, and a portion of every purchase helps fund UNICEF's lifesaving and life-affirming programs for children worldwide. Shop direct from local artisans from around the world. 

UNICEF Inspired Gifts

What do you get for a friend or loved one who doesn’t want any more stuff? Or for anyone who loves kids? How about making a gift in their name to children who are in greatest need around the world? UNICEF Inspired Gifts is an online marketplace of essential supplies you can send directly to the children who need them most. On sale now are things no child should be without, like blankets for children in Ukraine, school supplies for those struggling to learn and lifesaving treatments for kids who are severely malnourished.  

To order, choose a gift, personalize a card or write an e-greeting, then hit "send." UNICEF takes it from there — notifying your recipient that you've given a gift in their name as your shipment of vital supplies is delivered — by car, helicopter, motorcycle, bike, donkey or canoe — to let children in some of the world's hardest-to-reach places know they are not forgotten. Shop from gifts for kids that can make the difference that counts.

TOP PHOTO: Mayra Leticia Hernandez (above with her son) learned how to weave growing up in San Antonio Palopó, Guatemala, from her mother, who created beautiful textiles on a backstrap loom.