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7 Holiday Gifts That Give Back To Animals—For Your Loved Ones *And* You

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With Christmas right around the corner, you may be feverishly planning out your last minute holiday shopping list. Worry not because we’ve got the animal lovers in your life covered!

10 Xmas Gifts That Give Back To Animals

For those looking to support our furry, four-legged friends this holiday season, there are numerous brands out there that donate a portion (or all!) of their proceeds to animal rights organizations. From tote bags to hair care products, here are seven *vegan* holiday items (all under $50!) that will make excellent gifts or stocking stuffers this holiday season — all of which support amazing animal causes!

1. Rahua Enchanted Island Salt Spray, $32.00

 10 Xmas Gifts That Give Back To Animals

With a deliciously exotic, tropical fragrance, this non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free sea salt spray is formulated with texturizing pink sea salt, Hibiscus extract, and Guayaba sugars to leave your hair with textured and voluminous “beachy” waves. Inspired by the lush flora of the Galapagos Islands, proceeds of each purchase will go directly to the Pink Flamingos Project, an eco-project created by Rahua founders that works to protect the habitat of the flamingos in the Galapagos Islands.

2. Last Chance for Animals — “There’s no excuse for animal abuse” t-shirt, $25.00

10 Xmas Gifts That Give Back To Animals

Founded in 1984 by Hollywood actor Chris DeRose, Last Chance for Animals is a Los Angeles-based animal rights nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation. All proceeds from merchandise sales benefit LCA’s animal protection work, so snag one of their “there’s no excuse for animal abuse” tees or shop their holiday catalog!

3. Kat Von D — Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Project Chimps, $20.00

10 Xmas Gifts That Give Back To Animals

A passionate animal rights advocate, Kat Von D specially designed this shade to help end animal testing. The exclusive shade “Project Chimps” provides vivid, highly pigmented color and lightweight, all-day coverage — plus, five percent of the retail price of each lipstick sold goes to Project Chimps, a nonprofit organization that works to end the use of chimps in biomedical research.

4. Hendrick & Co. — Stand Up Against Animal Abuse Tote, $19.99

10 Xmas Gifts That Give Back To Animals

With a wide range of women’s and men’s apparel, jewelry, drinkware, and accessories — plus gifts for your pet! — Hendrick & Co. is the perfect place to shop for your favorite animal lover! Hendrick & Co. partnered with over 600 animal rescues, shelters, and sanctuaries and donates a portion (typically $5 to $20) of every product to animal charities. 

5. Endangered Species Chocolate — Holiday Bars, prices vary

10 Xmas Gifts That Give Back To Animals

The perfect stocking stuffer, Endangered Species Chocolate donates ten percent of their net profits to protect endangered species and preserve wildlife habitats. Try Endangered Species Chocolate’s special holiday bars, which include three delicious vegan options: Grizzly (tart raspberries + dark choc), Penguin (dark choc + peppermint crunch), and Ram (dark choc + cranberries, orange, and cinnamon). This product is also found at most major retailers!

6. Dishraggs — Love, Defend, Protect Dish Towel, $18.00

10 Xmas Gifts That Give Back To Animals

With the slogan “making kitchens brighter, one ragg at a time”, Dishraggs is a luxury line of towels that will spice up any kitchen *and* give back to charity. With countless animal charities to choose from like Pandas International and Lucky Orphans Horse, Dishraggs is a unique, fun, and meaningful gift to give this holiday season. The featured dish towel supports Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an international nonprofit dedicated to conserving marine wildlife, and each dish towel comes with a reusable bag.

7. Happy Spritz — Breathe Deeply Essential Oil Spray, $25.00

10 Xmas Gifts That Give Back To Animals

Another terrific stocking stuffer, Happy Spritz offers a collection of luxe and modern aromatherapy products for men and women. The entire collection is cruelty-free and vegan and is made with 100 percent all-natural, kosher ingredients. Happy Spritz also has a mission of giving back to animals and donates a portion of proceeds to animal rescue groups. 

Which one of these are you putting on your wish list? 

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Audrey Enjoli

Audrey Enjoli

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Audrey resides in Los Angeles, California with her two dogs, Gullah and Jupiter. Audrey is a passionate writer and advocates sustainable and cruelty-free living. Follow Audrey on Instagram @audreyenjoli.
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