Finding a gift that is meaningful for the people you love can be a challenge. Here are some great gifts that give back to some very important causes!
CELEBRATE THE SEA…
6 out of 7 species of sea turtles around the world are threatened or endangered. Wrap up something that will help save turtle hatchlings. Each $1 raised saves at least one turtle hatchling! Browse Billion Baby Turtle’s Holiday Gift Guide and find the perfect gift.
My pick? The 25 Baby Turtle Adoption Packet – it includes a Billion Baby Turtles bracelet from Pura Vida Bracelets! OMgoodness! $25
Sea otters, though protected, remain vulnerable to threats such as oil spills, pollution, and entrapment in fishing gear. Like a good friend, Friends of the Sea Otter advocates for the protection and preservation of sea otters. Support their mission by becoming a member.
My pick? The Sea Otter Pup Bundle because it includes an adorable set of stationary. $50
A GIFT FOR AFRICA…
African Wildlife Foundation is committed to ensuring the wildlife and wild lands of Africa endure forever. These folks do amazing work. Become a member and receive the gift of pride that you’re making a difference for elephants, rhinos, lions and more!
My pick? 16-month calendar with stunning photos of African wildlife – I’d be reminded of my good deed all year long! $25 and up membership
BEES ON EARTH…
A gift benefiting The Xerces Society helps harness the knowledge of scientists and enthusiasm of citizens to protect invaluable insect populations worldwide. Shop their store to find a fitting gift for the bee and butterfly lover on your list.
My pick? Pollinator Habitat sign. It’s like a “Welcome Home” sign for pollinators to hang in the backyard. Great gift for a gardener. $25
SUPPORT A SANCTUARY…
Chimp Haven offers a safe environment and daily care that enables chimps formerly used in medical research or entertainment industries to live the rest of their lives peacefully. Chimp Haven offers many ways to contribute to their cause; find your favorite way to help on their website.
My pick? As a form of enrichment, Chimp Haven offers its chimpanzees the opportunity to paint. This print by Brent would look great in my home office! $20
And of course, you simply can’t go wrong with a gift of chocolate. Especially when it benefits wildlife conservation! Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10% of net profits annually to nonprofits like African Wildlife Foundation and The Xerces Society.
My pick? Endangered Species Chocolate Holiday Bars – these flavors are only around for a limited time so I snag them while I can. My favorite is the Dark Chocolate with Peppermint Crunch! $2.99
THE TWEET FEED
- RT @CarlaKnapp: Merry Christmas to all my coworkers! A gift for you & a gift for animal #conservation! @ESC_Chocolate http://t.co/0fPjj9h1RX
- RT @Earthjustice: How many grizzly bears do you count? Just an ordinary day in Alaska's Tongass rainforest... http://t.co/T8K4MUaRwv http:/…
- EXPLAINED: How Birds Make Do Without Outer Ears http://t.co/X4ccepMGbE via @HuffPostGreen