Whether it is a birthday, graduation or Christmas – it may be a time of celebration for you and your friends, but for homeless or endangered animals it is just another day – usually with not much reason to celebrate. This shopping guide is just for those animal lovers who really want to see change in the world for animals of all kinds – from sea turtles to rhinos to dogs and cats.
These brands are all doing good in the animal community in some way so we hope you will support them so they can do more!
Our Pet Lover’s Gift Guide focuses on gifts that give back to the animals. So not only will they be receiving a gift that they you know they will love – knowing that the item is doing good for homeless animals or welfare organizations is like a whole other gift in itself!
If your gift giving plans include a toddler, then you can check our Animal Toys for Toddlers gift guide which offers the best animal toys that teach important lessons on animal care and pet ownership. We think these are the best gifts for kids to help them learn compassion, pet care from vet visits to daily maintenance and so much more.
We also have a guide that profiles some great alcohol brands that are helping animals! So if you have a wine or bourbon lover on your list who loves animals just as much – these are the brands you may want to give as a gift!
GIFTING TIP: When wrapping your gift that gives back – add a little note to make sure the recipient is aware of the impact the purchase has on animals!
For the Home
A candle line that is solely focused on creating great smelling candle that are environmentally conscious. Each candle is hand poured in the USA and they use cotton wicks for the cleanest burning. They are also available to use as a private fundraiser for animal groups. With cute names like “Go Fetch Cinnamon Sticks” and “Walk in the Park Fresh Cut Grass” – these are an adorable gift that gives back!
15% of proceeds are donated to various animal rescues.
A cute shop that offers dish towels “for a purpose”. The one we are going to mention is there Don’t Shop Adopt dish towel that offers a 20% donation to one of several animal rescue charities. The dish towel comes with a cute reusable bag and you can choose the charity you would like the funds to go to.They also have a few other animal related dish towels – from one that supports American’s Vet Dogs to Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue. The perfect gift for the cook in your life who loves animals!
Under the Skin
A completely unique gift idea for any animal lover! These handcrafted prints are not only bringing awareness to the world’s most endangered animals, they are also incredibly creative. They are screen printed but the magic really happens when a UV light is used – it will show the skeleton of the animal – representing their fall into distinction.
Every print sold results in a 20% donation to a related charity. They work with several charities that support the animals they are using in their art.
Happy Spritz offers a collection of handcrafted aromatherapy products for men and women. Their products are 100% natural, vegan & kosher, use no alcohol or parabens and are cruelty free and and contain no animal ingredients.
A portion of all proceeds go to animal rescue organizations and they are active participants in the animal welfare world.
Food & Drinks
Started by a dog lover – Kombucha Dog offers your healthiest pet lovers a beverage treat they will love to receive know as Kombucha. Their handcrafted Kombucha is free of processed sugars, syrups or pasteurized flavors and they allow for natural fermentation to produce the best product.Every bottle of Kombucha features a current dog in need of a home!
We love this idea – not only are the dogs getting more exposure – there is a constant reminder of don’t shop adopt.
Known as the vodka for dog lovers, Tito’s is a great gift for the drink lover who loves dogs. The vodka is made in Austin, TX using old-fashioned stills and techniques for the best flavor.Tito’s does a lot of different fundraisers throughout the year to assist animal rescues.
As an example here is a holiday fundraiser where they will donate up to $150,000 in matched donations.
Because we all have a choco-holic in the group! What better way to make someone happy than with lots of chocolate where proceeds are donated back to rescues. They have a variety of flavors and rumor has it the chocolate is pretty awesome.And vegan lovers rejoice – because all of the chocolates they make contain no animal products and are also certified as Kosher.
A portion of the sales from every chocolate item they sell will get donated to an “animal rescue” of the month. They also have a program where rescues can order discounted product and sell as a fundraiser.
Grounds & Hounds Coffee
Where every pound saves a hound! Ground & Hounds is a coffee brand that prides themselves on creating coffee that is fair trade organic with a purpose of helping their rescue partners. A variety of coffee blends and coffee related items are available and make the perfect gift for the coffee lover on your list.
20% of net proceeds are donated to their partner animal rescue organizations.
Of course this option goes perfectly with the Rescue Chocolate from above to make a perfect well rounded gift for the wine & chocolate lover. One Hope Wine offers a variety of wines, coffees and treats, but what makes them special is their philanthropic work. They donate to a variety of organizations – animals being one.There are specific products on the website that will help fund the adoption of animals, the direct link to that page is below.
Their donations are powered by One Hope Foundation.
Jewelry & Accessories
While prescription glasses may not be a typical gift – Fetch Glasses offers regular sunglasses and reading glasses as well, all with animal rescues in mind. For someone that may not have insurance – a gift card or prepaid order from this retailer may be the best gift ever!
Each year an amount that is equal to or greater than the total profits earned from sales is donated to The Pixie Project as well as other animal welfare groups by the Ann and Robert Sacks Philanthropic Fund.
A variety of pet related products that are created from artisans all over the world. There is jewelry, apparel and more for both cat and dog lovers.
10% of every item sold benefits a weekly shelter/rescue partner.
This brand is passionate about the living a vegan life and preventing animal abuse. With apparel designs like “Team Herbivore” and “Skip A Straw Save A Turtle” their mission is pretty clear. They have a variety of offerings from eco-collection clothing to a variety of accessories.
15% of their net profits are donated to animal rescue organizations. In 2017 they donated to Rancho Relaxo and The Gentle Barn.
Emi Hope was inspired by a rhino named Emi – and the brand wanted to create something that would help create awareness about the world’s rhino population which is declining. The brand offers clothing and accessories with cute sayings and imagery.
10% of their net profits are donated to the International Rhino Foundation.
A beautiful beach inspired collection of apparel that really carries that “life at the beach” attitude. Great colors and their “sea turtle” love shows through in every item in their store. They also dedicate a whole page on the website to talk about the threats to sea turtles showing they are really involved and want to make a difference through donations and education.
A portion of all sales are donated to Sea Turtle Conservation efforts to help with education, beach clean up, sea turtle care and more.
I ♥ Tyler Madison
The perfect indulgence for the fashionista who loves their pets with all of their soul. This line of clothing is edgy and fun and created by sisters who are animal rights activists and supporters of canine rescue.
A portion of all sales are donated to a variety of shelters including Fauna, ASPCA, Wildaid and more. They are a verified ASPCA Business Ambassador which shows their commitment to helping animals.
A designer clothing line that offers a beautiful collection of apparel that is comfortable, hand-distressed and uses vegan leather! From comfy tees to sweatshirts to jackets – for both men and women, this is the place to go for high end apparel that gives a darn about animals.
They donate 10% of their proceeds to the ASPCA and other animal welfare charities.
Good clothes for a good cause! A clothing line that offers a large selection of styles from shirts to bralets – and all items focus on inspiring people to live a life with the ideals of the elephant. A life of empathy, creativity, strength and loyalty. With a mission of saving the elephants, this brand is doing great things.
10% of net profits are donated to Save the Elephants and other charitable organizations.
The Elephant Pants
With the primary focus of creating the most comfortable pants on earth – The Elephant Pants company also supports elephants with every item they sell. With a large selection of comfy lounge, yoga and other great styles in beautiful colors and designs – these are pants every one will love to own.
10% of every sale goes to save the elephants. Different elephant organizations are supported throughout the year.
Love Brand & Co.
Launched in 2010, Love Brand & Co. has created a line of swim and resort wear for men and children with a giving mindset to help wildlife groups. Although they are based in the UK, they do shop worldwide.
5% of their annual revenue is donated to the following organizations: Elephant Family, The David Shelddrick Wildlife Trust and Tusk Trust.
Have a brand in mind that you think should be listed here? Please let us know!
If you know of a retail brand that is doing great things to help animals whether via donations, awareness or some other way – we want to know! Just leave a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about the organization!
updated: July 10,2018