The chaos of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are officially behind us, but holiday shopping is not over yet. The holiday season can be overwhelming, but it also gives us the opportunity to shop in ways that give back to local communities and to wildlife. Several companies are also doing their part to create a brighter future for wildlife by donating a percentage of their proceeds to Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) and our partners. Many of our Conservation Partners are working with communities around the world to create products that provide incomes for families and raise funds for conservation.
We’ve compiled a list of these gifts that give back to wildlife to make your holiday shopping easier. Browse our gift guide to find the perfect present for your eco-conscious, wildlife-loving friends and family members.
Special Edition Simba and Nala Plush, Disney
With the excitement around the release of Disney’s new The Lion King film this past summer, you are sure to have a Disney fan on your shopping list. The 2019 Special Edition Simba and Nala Plush are great gifts for Disney fans of all ages. For each Special Edition Plush sold globally, Disney will donate $5 to the Wildlife Conservation Network in support of the Lion Recovery Fund and its local partners. Shop Simba and Nala, $12.99 USD
Save the Wild Collection, Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. has always had a powerful relationship with nature and a long history of supporting wildlife conservation. Their Save the Wild collection is no exception. This wildlife-themed jewelry collection gives 100% of profits to WCN’s Crisis and Recovery Funds to support the most urgent elephant, lion, and rhino conservation efforts on the ground. Shop, starting at $250 USD
Africa Quest Wine, Black Kite Cellars
No gift guide is complete without something for wine-lovers. Africa Quest wines from Black Kite Cellars donates 100% of the profits from their 2016 Africa Quest Pinot Noir to support the Samburu Vet Project. This project benefits Save the Elephants, Ewaso Lions, and Grevy’s Zebra Trust by providing critical on-the-ground veterinary care to help save wildlife in northern Kenya. Shop, prices vary.
Recycled Elephant Coin Purse, French Connection
The gift for someone who has it all, French Connection’s Recycled Elephant Coin Purse will be a hit for anyone on your list. This timeless piece is crafted from 100% recycled leather with 20% of total sales being donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund. Help trample the ivory trade by purchasing this coin purse. Shop the collection, $52 USD
Leopard Print Phone Case, Loopy
Loopy has designed a case that protects your phone with the goal to StoptheDrop®. Loopy donates 5% of the sale of each Leopard case to help us protect endangered species around the world. Shop, available for Apple and Samsung models
Okapi Stripe Yoga Leggings, Okapi Conservation Project
Okapi leggings are a must for the athleisure-wearing wildlife enthusiast in your life. Not only do these cheeky leggings help bring awareness to the species—you’ll undoubtedly get questions while wearing them—but the sales directly support Okapi Conservation Project’s programs to protect this elusive, endangered species in the thick forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Shop, starting at $29.95 USD
From tie dye tops to plaid pjs, you’ll have fun shopping for your friends and family at Ivory Ella. This mission-driven apparel and lifestyle brand was created for globally-minded, eco-conscious and animal-loving men and women. Founded in 2015, the brand passionately supports elephant conservation and donates a minimum of 10% of their profits to Save the Elephants. Ivory Ella is one of the largest ethical lifestyle brands offering high-quality apparel for everyday wear, and accessories from home décor to travel. Shop, prices vary.
Poptivism Collection for WCN, Popsockets
Making the perfect stocking stuffer, these PopGrips will help your friends hold their phones and show their support of wildlife. 50% of all sales from PopSockets’ WCN Poptivism collection supports our efforts to protect endangered species and preserve their natural habitats. Shop, $15 USD
Eco-mochilas and Holiday Gifts, Proyecto Tití
Shop holiday ornaments and other unique gifts like eco-mochilas, which are crafted from discarded plastic bags, from Proyecto Tití. All items are made by local women in Colombia, giving them an opportunity to provide for their families and reduce dependence on forest resources—ultimately conserving habitat for endangered cotton-top tamarins. Shop, $15-$100 USD
Disneynature Penguins Collection, Alex Woo
Inspired by the Disneynature Penguins film, this collection uses eco-friendly precious metals to make stunning penguin pendants. Available in 14k white gold, yellow gold, and sterling silver, 20% of proceeds go to protect penguins and their habitats through the work of Global Penguin Society. Shop, starting at $148
Feltis, Spectacled Bear Conservation
There’s no cuter holiday gift than Spectacled Bear Conservation’s (SBC) handcrafted woolen animal, or “felti” from Peru. SBC works with remote communities in northwestern Peru to provide training and equipment to produce the feltis. The money from sales goes back into these communities providing a much-needed boost to their economy to help women and children. In return, these communities enthusiastically support conservation and the efforts of SBC to protect the spectacled bear and its fragile habitat. Shop, starting at $16 USD
Bee Saved Pendant Collection, Waxing Poetic
Living alongside elephants is no easy feat. Save the Elephants (STE) seeks to reduce the damage caused to communities by crop-raiding elephants through their Elephants and Bees Project. This project uses beehive fences to protect crops since bees act as a natural deterrent for elephants and the honey provides alternative incomes for families. Waxing Poetic donates 10% of profits from their Bee Saved Pendant Collection to support STE’s work. Shop, $48-88 USD
Saiga Toy, Saiga Conservation Alliance
This saiga toy was so popular at our Wildlife Conservation Expo in October that Saiga Conservation Alliance (SCA) brought them back for the holidays. These toys are handmade by a craftswoman who lives in the community adjacent to Russia’s Stepnoy Reserve, where saiga antelope live year-round. Sales support SCA’s work to secure a future for saigas. Shop, $32 USD
Precious Earth Collection, Precious Moments
Celebrate baby’s winter holidays with Precious Moments. Their Precious Earth collection showcases endangered and threatened animals with each gift including a photo that tells the animal’s story. These gifts work towards a better world for baby by helping ensure wildlife is in her future—5% of each Precious Earth sale is donated to help WCN protect the planet’s wildlife. Shop, prices vary
Hibiscus Pouch and 8-Piece Set, Cocofloss
Spread healthy smiles this holiday with scrumptiously scented Cocofloss. This tropical carry-all made of waterproof vegan leather comes packed with eight varieties of cruelty-free floss (Dark Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Pure Peppermint, Wild Hibiscus, Delicious Mint, Pure Strawberries, Cara Cara Orange, and Fresh Coconuts). Made of 500+ textured filaments, Cocofloss gently scrubs teeth clean, leaving mouths merry and bright. Every purchase helps WCN fund local reforestation efforts and habitat protection in Brazil. Shop, $79 USD
The Pangolin Collection, Mulberry Mongoose
The Pangolin Collection by Mulberry Mongoose is the perfect Christmas gift for those that want to give back to conservation while gifting unique hand crafted jewelry with an incredible story. Made in Zambia, Africa by empowered local women the jewelry is carefully crafted using repurposed snare wire. The wire is then transformed through hard work and passion into beautiful jewelry. With every sale $5 is donated to anti-snare patrols and an additional $5 is donated to the Pangolin Crisis Fund to protect these beautiful and highly endangered animals. Shop, prices vary.