Looking for the perfect last minute gift for the animal lover in your life? Check out these simple gifts can make the holidays happy for animals everywhere!
1. Remember the Bunny
Make sure that beautiful makeup set you’re buying for your best friend isn’t marred by an ugly secret. Leaping Bunny lists compassionate companies that have met strict standards against animal testing. Check our list of approved brands and other cruelty-free shopping tips.
2. Give a Kid Kindness
Plant the seeds of compassion where they’ll grow for a lifetime: Give a grade-school classroom a subscription to a humane-focused children’s magazine such as Kind News.
3. Let Foxes — and Other Animals — Keep Their Fur
Heather Fone/Cape Wildlife Center
4. Fork It Over
Reducing consumption of animal products means fewer animals suffering on factory farms. Swap out an ingredient on your holiday menu with one of these chicken-friendly products, or try one of our favorite recipes.
5. Skip the Puppy Mills; Think Adoption
If you or someone you know is thinking of adding a four-pawed family member this season, check out our tips for avoiding inhumane puppy mills and kitten mills. Instead, head over to your local shelter or rescue group—you’ll be rewarded with sloppy kisses.
Shelter Pet Project/HSUS
6. Serve Some Drinks for the New Year
Bottoms up! Put out a birdbath in your yard or on your apartment balcony and watch the guests arrive for an interspecies cocktail party. Check out our tips for heating it up — a boon for winged friends at a time they are spending valuable energy, and risking exposure to predators, in the search for ice-free water.
7. Get While the Getting Is Good
Sure, it’s better to give than to receive. But you can do both: Ask your friends and family to donate to your myHumane fundraising page. You get the sense of accomplishment (and maybe some appreciative ear-licks) for having helped animals by barely lifting a finger.
Scott Dalton for the HSUS
8. Keep the Kitties Warm
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