February is the month of love. And our animal friends are often there to remind us of how to love each other! Whether it’s love for a significant other, a parent, a friend, or an expression of self care, there are plenty of reasons to show some love to those around us this Valentine’s Day.
We’ve compiled a list of some thoughtful gifts below — all of which will also benefit the wildlife that we all love — while you shop for those dear to your heart this year.
Save the Wild Collection, Tiffany & Co.
You can’t go wrong with fine jewelry when gift shopping for someone you love. Tiffany & Co. has always had a powerful relationship with nature and a long history of supporting environmental conservation efforts through philanthropy and sustainable business practices. The wildlife-themed Save the Wild collection gives a stunning 100% of profits to WCN’s Wildlife Funds to support the most urgent elephant, lion, and rhino conservation efforts around the world. To date, this collection has raised more than $9 million and counting for wildlife: an incredible impact that will ensure a future for these species for generations to come. Shop here, starting at $275.
Endangered Species Chocolate
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day? Endangered Species Chocolate offers delicious, sustainably sourced chocolates while donating 10% of their annual net profits to conservation organizations around the world. Since 2016, they’ve donated over $2.6 million to support conservation efforts that benefit species, habitat, and humanity across the globe. Shop here.
Whether you’re pampering yourself or someone you care about, Mad Hippie’s natural products are sure to impress. As one of the world’s leading organic cosmetic brands, Mad Hippie makes natural skin care and beauty products with a social and environmental conscience. They are committed to offering safe and effective skin care without the use of parabens, synthetic fragrance, dyes, and other chemicals, all while taking great care to reduce their carbon footprint for a healthier planet. We personally love the Vitamin C Serum! $1 from every online purchase will go to support elephants and other conservation efforts. Shop here.
“Felti” Animal Ornaments, Spectacled Bear Conservation
Just like your loved one, each Felti is unique and one of a kind. These handcrafted gifts by Spectacled Bear Conservation (SBC) are made in remote communities of northwestern Peru. SBC trains local women as Felti artisans, giving them vital income to help them provide for their families. In return, these communities enthusiastically support conservation and the efforts of SBC to protect the spectacled bear and its fragile habitat. Shop their Valentine’s Day shop and be sure to place your order by February 5.
Save The Elephants Collection, Wildlife Collections
Wildlife Collections’ Expedition Bracelet comes with an experience that will last all year: the ability to track a real wild elephant online via Save the Elephants’ elephant tracking collars. The Expedition Bracelet includes your elephant’s name, photo, history, and the ability to see where he or she travels throughout their African habitat. These beautiful bracelets and other jewelry will not only look amazing on your loved ones, but a portion of every sale will also be donated to STE. Shop here, starting at $13.
Adopt a Macaw, Macaw Recovery Network
Macaws are a stunning symbol of love as these birds form strong bonds and mate for life. Show your devotion to a loved one by symbolically adopting a scarlet macaw or great green macaw through the Macaw Recovery Network – an adoption that will enable that bird to be released into the wild one day. Adopting a macaw will help MRN protect these endangered birds and their habitats while rescuing macaws. You will receive a digital welcome package and receive quarterly updates about the macaw that you take under your wing, a perfect gift for anyone enamored by these magnificent birds. You can also adopt an almond tree, the home of a macaw! Adopt here, starting at $50.
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.
Eco-mochilas, Proyecto Tití
Proyecto Tití’s eco-mochilas are crafted by discarded plastic bags and make a truly unique and thoughtful gift for someone who has it all. 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, prices vary.
Your heart will swoon when you browse Ivory Ella’s Valentine’s Day shop. This mission-driven apparel company was created in 2015, and donates 10% of every single sale to African elephants and other charitable causes. Ivory Ella is one of the largest ethical lifestyle brands, offering high-quality everyday wear and tons of accessories, home décor, and other gifts. Shop here.
Shop with AmazonSmile
When all else fails and you need a gift delivered stat, there’s always Amazon. One way to give back while you shop is by selecting Wildlife Conservation Network as your charity of choice via AmazonSmile, which will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchase to WCN at no additional cost to you. This is an effortless way to help animals and provides a steady stream of support for many programs at Wildlife Conservation Network! Select WCN on AmazonSmile.
We hope these gifts bring a smile to your loved one’s face this Valentine’s Day! Wildlife Conservation Network is proud to partner with these companies that are committed to having a positive impact by donating a portion of proceeds to wildlife conservation. We are also delighted to showcase items from rural communities around the world who create products that support conservation and promote sustainable local incomes.