Do you support Fair Trade?

Yes, we support Fair Trade. Please visit our Fair Trade Page for more information about this. Also, check out our Travel pages for information and pictures about the artisans we directly, and through our importers, employ.

Where are your products?
You can find most everything using our orange bar across the top of each page or go to our Site Index.

On-line orders only – Cost of shipping to a single address:

Shipping On-Line Orders, Continental USA:
Shipping cost varies dependent on weight and size of package. Price begins at $5.99 for smallest packages. Create order and view shipping cost before submitting your order.

Shipping orders over $500, we will contact you with your shipping total as there may be an adjustment depending on size and weight or your order.

We reserve the right to not ship packages where the actual shipping cost to certain locals greatly exceeds monies paid for shipping.

All shipping is from Oregon, U.S.A. Please allow 7-14 business days to receive your package (continental U.S.A.).

Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico:
Product Total Shipping Cost
$00.00 – $45.00   $17.99
$45.01 – $75.00   $19.99
$75.01 – $100   $21.99
$100.01 – $200   $25.99
$200 – $500   $29.99

Canada – Packages are shipped via the United States Post Office. Delivery is 2-3 weeks.
Product Total Shipping Cost
$00.00 – $50.00   $15.99
$50.01 – $100   $20.99
$100.01 – $150   $25.99
$150.01 – $200   $29.99
$200.01 – $500   $32.99

International (except Canada) – Packages are shipped via the United States Post Office. Delivery is 2-3 weeks.
Product Total Shipping Cost
$00.00 – $55.00   $29.99
$55.01 – $100   $32.99
$100.01 – $150   $35.99
$150.01 – $225   $39.99
$225.01 – $575   $47.99

Commercial orders, and orders over $575, have an additional shipping charge to cover the additional cost of shipping extra large orders. We will contact you by e-mail with your shipping total if it is different from amount on invoice and will request payment through Paypal.

What if I order more than one item and I want them shipped to different addresses?
You must place seperate orders for each ‘ship to’ address.

What do I do if I need my order quickly?
Simply choose the 2-3 day shipping method on the order form as you are placing your order. Only available for mainland USA.  The actual cost will be the deciding factor on whether you receive your package within 2 or 3 days.

Product Total Shipping Cost for 2-3 day air:
$00.00 – $45.00   $28.99
$45.01 – $75.00   $32.99
$75.01 – $100   $35.99
$100.01 – $250   $39.99
$250 – $500   $42.99

Where are the bargains?
Go straight to our ‘On Sale‘ page and see what we are featuring. We update this page seasonally. We offer new deals on fun and unique gift items. If you would like a personal notice as new sale items are listed, just send us an e-mail with the words ‘On Sale’ in the subject box and we’ll take care of it.

How do I bookmark this page?
Bookmark this page by clicking on ‘favorites’ at the top of your screen, verify name in ‘Name’ box says Topanien, Gifts of the World, adjust it if necessary and then click on ‘add to favorites’. When you go on-line click on favorites, see and click on our name, Topanien, Gifts of the World.

Do you accept payment with credit cards?
We honor MasterCard, Visa and Discover. and, you may use PayPal!
Will my payment and credit card information be secure?
Yes! These days there is no technical reason why your credit card information shouldn’t be secure but a lot still depends on the credit card management system used. Topanien uses PayPal. When one of our customers places an order, we are notified by e-mail. The e-mail contains details of the order plus a unique Shopper ID but minus the credit card number. Your credit card information remains private and secure. Visit our Privacy Policy page for more information.

What if I need to return my order:
All of our products are 100% guaranteed. If your item arrives damaged or, if you are not happy with your purchases for any reason, we want to know about it. We’ll refund 100% of the purchase price if you let us know within 7 days that you are not satisfied and immediately return the item to us. Call us at 503-244-9683 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. We want you to be a satisfied online customer!
Returned Gifts – Receiver may have a store credit or may have purchasers credit card refunded the purchase price of item.

Does Topanien, Gifts of the World, Recycle?
An emphatic YES! We receive boxes, packing material, and styrofoam peanuts daily. No one wants this stuff going into a landfill. We re-use much of the packing material that our products arrive in. We use it for packing and shipping your web orders. Our extra cardboard and paper ares recycled through a Portland, Oregon area recycling service and the styrofoam we don’t use for your web orders goes to a small tile company in Portland, Oregon. We still have a problem with stryofoam that arrives in larger hard pieces. If you have an idea as to how we can recycle this, please e-mail us.

Do you have other Frequently asked questions – FAQ’s ?  Call us at (503)244-9783 during business hours or send an email to us at

Who are we?
Find out who we are in our About Us section.

What do you do for the community?
We are a member of Amnesty International and we support local events such as the Multnomah Village Holiday Gala and the Summer Multnomah Village Days. Owner, Nadine Lefkowitz, is an active member of the NW Fair Trade Coalition, the Multnomah Village Business Assocation and the Portland Oregon Chapter of Amnesty International. We make regular donations to local and global organizations with multicultural missions.

Note from 2013 donation recipient, ALS Assocation(Lou Gehrig\’s Disease):
Hello. I wanted to thank you for your support for the ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter. The auction was a huge success raising $300,000 for people living with ALS. We could not have achieved our goal without generous donors like yourself. Best Regards
Shelley Lowenstein, Auction Procurement Chair

Donations for 2013 went to:
Amnesty International
Green Empowerment
Mercy Corp
Defenders of Wildlife
The Nature Conservancy
NW Fair Trade Coalition
Southern Poverty Law Center
Planned Parenthood
Multnomah Village Assocation
Holt International Children’s Services
Goodwill Industries
Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation
Friends of Tryon Creek
Peace House
Neighborhood House
ACS & Team Determination for Cancer Research
Healthy Pets NW
Radical Women
Bidder 70 – saving our environment 1 person at a time.
Night at the Museum
French American International School
Apoyemos- Spanish Immersion Program PPS
West Hills Learning Center
Portland Jewish Academy
ALS Association (Lou Gehrig=s Disease)
Project Pooch
Lewis & Clark College
+Plus many more organizations & schools received donations for auctions and drawings.

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