Looking for the perfect gift for the humanitarian in your life? The Better Samaritan team has a few ideas to get you started:

Humanitarians and those around them care about the origin and impact of their gifts. Here are two guides filled with ethical and sustainable gifts that will have a lasting impact!

Gift Guides

World Relief Gift Guide

Sarah Bessey Christmas Gift Guide

Another thing humanitarians are known for is traveling far and wide. Here are a few things that’ll make their next trip easier, as suggested by our podcast guests:


Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald reporter, loves her wireless earbuds

Stefani McDade, associate editor for CT, finds a portable recorder handy for her reporting.

Kent Annan, co-director at HDI, finds the Scannable app helpful for travels and staying organized.

Dallas Jenkins, creator of The Chosen, recommends a foam roller to soothe those aches and pains from traveling.

Your humanitarian also needs a good read to accompany them on their travels. Try one of these recommended reads from our podcast guests:


Jamie Aten, founder & co-director at HDI: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Sophia Lee, senior reporter at WORLD: Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy Keller

Marcus Coleman, Director of DHS Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships: Good to Great by Jim Collins

Philip Yancey, bestselling author: Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner

For even more book recommendations, check out this roundup of books from other Better Samaritans (select books on sale).

HDI Gifts

Give students the gift of education by donating to Wheaton College and the work of HDI here.

The Spiritual First Aid course from HDI, developed over many years in the field, offers practical, faith- and research-based training to equip anyone to respond to crises locally. This training is the gift that will keep on giving, as you bring all you learn to everyone you encounter.