Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give to Animal Rescues

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Editor’s Note: In January 2021, Persimmon Peak was renamed Persnickety Pets.

We know that pet parents are some of the most compassionate people out there, so this holiday season we've curated a selection of gifts with them in mind: every gift in this guide gives back to animal rescue groups! You can feel good about giving these gifts to any pet lover on your list, knowing that some or all of the proceeds will help cats and dogs find their forever homes.

Pinot for Paws Meow! Gift Box | $60

Every bottle of ONEHOPE wine supports a worthy cause around the world: from building schools and providing vaccines to planting forests and rescue ing pets. Choose a bottle of Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir to accompany this gift box for the cat lover in your life AND help fund pet adoptions. ONEHOPE also has a gift box for dog lovers! Find the gift box here.

ONEHOPE Pinot for Paws Meow! Gift Box


ARF Benefit Collar Collection | $14+

Handcrafted with love for your dog or cat, these Woofstock special edition collars are full of fun and good! We donate 10% of every collar sale is to the Animal Rescue Foundation right here in Mobile, Alabama. Find the collars here.

Persimmon Peak: ARF Benefit Collar Collection


Rescued Wine Soy Candle | $28

Made from 100% soy wax and recycled beverage bottles, 10% of the proceeds from all Rescued Wine candles goes straight to their animal rescue partners. Give scents inspired by wine, spirits, and craft beers - all hand-poured in recycled bottles with an 80-hour burn time - all hand-poured in recycled bottles. Find the candles here.

Rescued Wine Soy Candles

Finding Home Photographic Tribute Book | $18

Photographer Traer Scott captures the spirit of plucky shelter dogs in his stunning black and white photos. Select dogs have in-depth features where you can learn about their journey through rescue to a loving forever home. The photographer and publisher donate a portion of every book purchase to Providence Animal Rescue League and Handsome Dan’s Rescue, both in Rhode Island. Find the book here.

Finding Home by Traer Scott

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Blends | $15

Every cup helps a pup at Grounds & Hounds Coffee, where 20% of all profits are donated to rescue groups working to make second chances possible for at-risk pups. Shop Foster Fuel, Rescue Roast, and other coffee blends on their site here.

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Company Foster Fuel

Fluff and Tuff Holiday Charity Toy | $17

Fluff and Tuff toys have a unique segmented design that makes them harder to tear up and harder to defluff! Meet Minty Candy - Fluff and Tuff's 2020 Holiday Charity Toy. All of the profits from this toy will be donated to pet pantries around the country to help pet parents facing tough times this holiday season.

These toys are available locally at Dog Days Barkery in Mobile, Alabama. If you're reading from another area, visit the Fluff and Tuff site to find a retailer near you.

Fluff and Tuff 2020 Holiday Charity Toy

Hand-drawn Custom Pet Portrait | $55

Each 8” x 10” pet portrait is an original work of art, hand-drawn in rich colored pencil by artist Jen Siow (that’s me!). To help shelter animals find their forever homes, we donate $5 from every portrait commission to the Animal Rescue Foundation of Mobile, Alabama. Commission a pet portrait here

Persimmon Peak: Custom Hand-drawn Pet Portrait of Jupiter, photography by Brittany Tinsley Photography

Fetch Eyeglasses | $95+

Stylish prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses that give back to to the critters - that’s so Fetch! Fetch Eyewear donates 100% of their profits to support animal welfare in partnership with The Pixie Project in Portland, Oregon. Find new glasses here.

Fetch Eyewear

Socks That Save Dogs Gift Box | $40

This stylish gift set from Conscious Step is embellished with an embroidered paw print and supports the Best Friends Animal Society and their work to save shelter dogs and cats. Every pair of socks from Conscious Step supports a bigger cause - save pets, give water, provide books, build homes, and much, much more. Find the sock box here.

Conscious Step Sock Gift Box

Dad Bods & Rescue Dogs 2021 Calendar | $20

After going viral in 2020, the Dad Bods & Rescue Dogs fundraising calendar returns will all-new photos for 2021! Featuring French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs with their down-to-earth dads, this calendar is the best blend of humor and good. All proceeds from calendar sales go to Iowa-based Lucky Bulldogs Rescue to the help bulldogs in their multi-state rescue network. Find the calendar here.

Dad Bods & Rescue Dogs 2021 Fundraising Calendar

Must Love Pibbles Tumbler | $26

Show off your pibble love with this stainless steel tumbler that keeps drinks hot for 6 hours or cold for 12 hours. Part of the drinkware collection at Grounds & Hounds, 20% of the profits from this tumbler are donated to rescue groups that give second chances to real-life pibbles. Find the tumbler here.

Grounds & Hounds Must Love Pibbles Tumbler

Rescue Chocolate 6 Pack | $36

Rescue Chocolate donates all of their profits to animal rescues! With flavors like Foster-iffic Peppermint, Peanut Butter Pit Bull, and Off the Chain Chia, these organic, vegan chocolate bars are a feel-good way to indulge. They're also the perfect size for stocking stuffers! Find the chocolate here.


Rescue Chocolate Peanut Butter PitBull


🐾  We hope this gift guide makes your holiday shopping a little easier! Any of these gifts would make an excellent choice for the conscientious pet lover on your list :)

Full disclosure: we did not receive any sort of commission or kickback for listing these products in our gift guide - we simply did a little digging to find some great pet-themed gifts that give to a great cause!

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