8 Holiday Gifts That Give Back to Animals | Lola The Rescued Cat
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

8 Holiday Gifts That Give Back to Animals

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with some fabulous gift ideas for all of your loved ones on your Christmas list this year. This is not any ordinary list, though. Every gift on this list gives back to animals! Wrapping up one of these items is a win-win for everyone; you choose a great present that the recipient will love, and animals benefit, too. Lola and I hope you like the choices we’ve purrsonally curated.

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8 Gifts That Give Back to Animals

1. Rescue Chocolate

Rescue Chocolate is based right here in New York City. Sarah Gross Feoli immediately fell in love with a pit bull looking for a forever home, who turned out to be her inspiration. In 2010, Sarah decided to merge two of her loves, chocolate and helping animals, and Rescue Chocolate was born.


From each chocolate purchased, 100% of the net profits are donated to animal rescue organizations around the country. Each packaging of each flavor of this vegan chocolate sheds light on a different facet of the pet overpopulation problem. Rescue Chocolate not only raised funds for rescues, but they spread the word about the fixable problems related to over population. (And you know that rings a bell in our hearts here at Lola The Rescued Cat!)

You can see a list of who they help here, and purchase yours here.  And don’t forget to add a few in your cart just for yourself! Bundles start at $36 and gift collections start at $25.

2. Grounds & Hounds Coffee

The folks at Grounds & Hounds believe that coffee can fuel a greater purpose. They support rescued initiatives and organizations providing a second chance to dogs by donating 20% of their profits to them.


Grounds & Hounds’ coffee is organic and eco-friendly. There are lots of kinds to choose from, including single origins, blends, single-serve pods, and specialty blends (like their seasonal releases.) https://groundsandhoundscoffee.com/collections/seasonal-coffee-releases You can also find some other cool stuff on their site like mugs, brewing gear, and even stuff for the favorite dog in your life. Hop on over to their site to place your order. Prices start at $14.99.

3. Kitnip Box

The KitNipBox is a monthly subscription box full of toys, treats, and goodies for a lucky feline. You can give a gift for one month, three months, six months, or a year. Prices range from $19.99 per month to $29.00 per month, depending on the level you purchase. Their boxes contain the best high-quality cat toys, all-natural treats, and other fun, healthy cat products. You can make your gift selection here


KitNipBox supports over 100 animal welfare organizations worldwide by donating a portion of their proceeds. And they just happen to support some of our faves, such as The Paw Project, Wayside Waifs, Brooklyn Animal Action, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, and many more.

If you have a person on your list that is hard to buy for and already has everything, give them a gift for their pet!

4. Rescue Candles

Rescue candles are hand-poured using domestically grown 100% soy wax and scented with high-quality essential oils. Katie and Dave Fallon donate 20% of their net proceeds to animal rescue organization fundraisers. And each purchase comes with a donation card so you know exactly where your donation went. How cool is that?

You can order your candle from their Etsy store.  There are fantastic scents to choose from, including Blueberry Muffin, Cardamon and Fig, Orange and Vanilla, and Christmas Tree (in addition to so many more!) They also have an option for a pet memorial candle with a photo of the beloved pet on the front of the jar. The price is $24.99 for an 8-ounce candle.

5. Custom Pet Caricature

The Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter https://wcjcanimalshelter.org/ is selling custom pet caricatures to raise funds this holiday season. The cost is $25 and ordering is very easy. First, make the donation through PayPal, then send them a photo and the name of the pet via messaging them through their Facebook Page. Local pickup is free, but there will be a shipping fee if you’re not local. What a fantastic gift to give to a human who loves their pet!

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6. Best Friends Animal Society Store

You can find something for everyone on the Best Friends’ Store.  and know that you’re helping a fantastic organization that saves animals and fights for their rights. Items range from apparel, home, and office accessories, pet gear, animal art and so much more! Prices start at under $9.99 and go up from there. This vegan hot cacao jar sounds delish, 


and you can pair it with a gorgeous mug like this! The gift possibilities are endless!


7. Sammantha Fisher Animal Rights Prints

Unfortunately, cats and dogs aren’t the only animals that need saving. Samantha Fisher’s stunning prints make a great gift for anyone who is an animal rights advocate. Her shop features spectacular prints of her photos from sanctuaries around the country. (Including Woodstock where our mom has visited a few times and just LOVES!)


Every print ordered helps Samantha continue her work.  Prints start at $15 and go up from there depending on the size and style you want to order. Currently, there is a buy 2 Get 1 Free special by using code BLKFRY at checkout OR use code BLKFRY2 for 25% off your total order. Samantha offers free worldwide shipping for orders $85 and up, along with a free surprise print with every order. Visit her shop here

8. Animal Hearted Apparel

Animal Hearted Apparel describes itself as a clothing company with a conscience that is dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals. They have tons of imaginative clothing and accessories for animal lovers including cat, dog, bunny, and horse-themed pieces.

We love this Coffee Right Meow Mug for $13.95. (We hope our mom doesn’t read this post because she’s getting this for Christmas!)  And this Most of My Friends are Animals Shirt for $24.95 is adorable.


Animal Hearted donates 25% of proceeds of every order to non-profit animal shelters and rescue organizations. So run over and place an order with the code RESCUE15 for 15% off of everything!

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We hope our list gives you some great gift ideas for the two-legged and four-legged on your holiday list this year. All of these companies get two paws up from each of us to care enough to help all animals.

Do you know of other gifts that give back to animals? Please share your ideas in the comments.

Lola and Lexy

Note: None of the links in this post are affiliate links. 

Photo Credits: 
Rescue Chocolate
Hounds & Grounds
KitNip Box
Rescue Candles
Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter 
Sammantha Fisher
Best Friends Animal Society
Animal Hearted Apparel

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  1. All of the ideas are great, and even better that they benefit rescues.

  2. L & L; theez bee awesum giftz eye deaz N thanx for sharin....de "animal rescue site" comez two R mindz eye
    rite a way for gifts that givez bak :) ♥♥

  3. Thank you for sharing these ideas. I am going to look into the nip box. XO

  4. Those are some good ones and a few of those names are super clever!

  5. Awesome gift ideas! We really love the stuff form Animal Hearted. :)

  6. These are all excellent ideas! The mom purchased some things from the Animal Rescue Site by Greater Good). They also give back to the animals.

  7. That's a great list of animal-friendly gift choices. The Cad Dad t-shirt at Animal Hearted might end up on my Dad! :-)

  8. I love the mugs...and it looks like everything's there to fill it, plus a candle for the ambiance...purrfect choices and purrfect gifts that give back to the animals🎄Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞

  9. These are great ideas! But the chocolate one really spoke to me...! :-)

  10. Wow, those gift ideas sure are very cool and inspiring as well. ❤️

  11. Oh, wow! So many great ideas - and so many I've never heard of before too!


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