The best holiday gift ideas for animal lovers

I love the holiday season; it’s one of my favorite times of year. If you’re still shopping for the perfect gift for your animal-loving friends and family (as I am), check out my best picks for any budget:

1. An artful animal pillow to dress their living room or bedroom ($30; order by December 10).

koala pillow

2. A species adoption kit from the WWF of their favorite animal, like this polar bear, which includes a stuffed animal, an adoption certificate, a photo, an educational species card and a gift bag ($55).

polar bear

3. Adopt a whale from the Oceanic Society ($60) or splurge on naming a whale in their honor ($1,000); includes a photo and email updates of their whale. Here’s a photo of Dragon, a female humpback whale available for adoption.

humpback whale

4. The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life With the Chimps, a picture book to inspire kids and grownups alike ($15).

jane goodall

5. A Zen frog statue to make her smile before her daily meditation ($22).

zen frog

6. Farm Sanctuary’s 2015 calendar, filled with stunning photos and heartful stories of their animal ambassadors ($18).

farm calendar

7. Inspring new nonfiction for their bedside or briefcase, such as Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better ($14).

do unto animals

8. A sweet set of penguin Zen mugs to warm their heart on chilly mornings ($48, set of four).

mugs 2

9. A stunning watercolor print of their favorite animal, from artist Slaveika Aladjova ($25).

watercolor animals

10. A pair of comfy Bee Reiki jammies, which support my Shelter Animal Reiki Association nonprofit ($45).

bee reiki

Happy shopping! And just as a reminder, when shopping on Amazon this year, please use “Amazon Smile” to donate 0.5% of qualifying purchases to the Shelter Animal Reiki Association. Thank you!

Don’t miss last week’s installment: Ultimate holiday gift guide for dog and cat lovers.

What holiday gift ideas for animal lovers would you add?

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Kathleen Prasad

Kathleen Prasad is an entrepreneur, author, educator, spiritual seeker and animal advocate living in beautiful Marin County, California, with her husband, daughter, dog and two horses. She loves being with animals, listening to hip-hop, eating out at vegan restaurants, riding dressage, hiking in the redwoods and traveling the world to meet animal people.
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    Mary Alice Santoro


    Don’t forget my book, Haiku for Animal Lovers. A great little gift for the animal lover in your life ! Available on


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      Kathleen Prasad


      Yes that is a wonderful book Mary Alice! 🙂 Blessings!


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