12 Gifts of Christmas from Helping Rhinos

Wednesday 03 November 2021

Whether you’re shopping for a rhino warrior, wildlife lover or eco-friendly buddy, it’s holiday gifting season. We know how difficult it can be at this time of the year to find those meaningful presents but don’t worry, we have some great choices for you in our online shop that also benefit rhino conservation projects. Why not treat yourself at the same time?

Helping Rhinos’ inspired selection of 12 wonderful holiday gifts will make it easy for you to purchase thoughtful and unique presents all for an inspiring conservation cause. Choose from adopting a rhino, stunning artwork, eco-friendly clothing, beautiful jewellery, cuddly toys, delicious HORNi coffee with stylish mugs and reusable cups as well as plenty of stocking fillers. There really is something for everyone, all at the click of a button.

Helping Rhinos Christmas Shop

Number 1:
The Gift that keeps on giving

Give the thoughtful gift of a rhino adoption for wildlife loving friends and family this festive season. They are a great way to help our partner programmes continue their vital work.

This perfect rhino protection present lasts an entire year, your recipient will receive a certificate, factsheet and photo plus regular updates throughout the year. Adoptions also make great last-minute gifts, even if you place an order the day before. All you need to do is print or email a certificate and give or send to your loved one and you’re done.

Our great Adoption gift options include:

Adopt a rhino orphan – Help support the orphans at the Zululand Rhino Orphanage, including Leko, the newest addition to the rhino orphan family. 

Adopt a Northern White Rhino – Najin and Fatu are the last two northern white rhinos left on earth and need 24-hour protection. Your northern white rhino adoption gift will go a long way towards this as well as helping to fund the northern white rhino IVF programme.

Adopt an Anti-poaching unit (APU) dog – Help keep these intrepid K9 rangers on their patrols by adopting them. Your APU dog adoption will help towards the care of the dogs as well as their all-essential training. 

Adopt Thandi and her family – Poaching survivor Thandi has had four healthy calves: Thembi, Colin, Mthetho (you can adopt Mthetho outright) and baby Siya, (born in January 2021). When you adopt Thandi and her family, funds raised are used to support the community projects and the work of the Kariega Game Reserve anti-poaching unit to protect this precious, and growing, family. 

Sponsor a member of the Black Mambas - South Africa's all-female anti-poaching patrol team are incredible ambassadors for rhino conservation and protection. They also play an important role in the community through their conservation work. Sponsor a Black Mamba to help them continue their vital patrols.

Number 2:
Rhino Tears Jewellery - A stylish choice for that special someone

Christmas would not be Christmas without a beautiful piece of jewellery and the Rhino Tears jewellery range certainly lives up to that description. These beautiful jewellery pieces are stylish, unique and elegant and best of all, all the profits go towards helping our rhino projects on the ground. 

British Jeweller, Sarah Cobden-Ramsay was inspired by an encounter with poaching survivor Thandi whilst on safari in the Kariega Game Reserve. Driven by this experience, she created a beautiful silver tear charm in Thandi’s honour. These classic charms have now been made into sterling silver and 9CT gold necklaces, cufflinks, earrings and bracelets. 

Number 3:
HORNi Coffee - A delicious tasting gift for coffee drinkers with a conscience

For those coffee loving friends and family, why not give them the gift of our great tasting HORNi Coffee? Not only do our three premium blends taste great, but the beans are ethically sourced directly from the farm. And best of all, every time you enjoy a cup of HORNi coffee, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that Africa’s iconic but critically endangered species is protected and supported.

But that’s not all for your coffee loving gift recipient. We’ve also got some great HORNi Tote bags to choose from in our online shop. And especially for Christmas, we’ve put together four brilliant HORNi Coffee bundles, which include our great tasting coffee, a reusable cup or Tote bag. 

Number 4:
Sustainable Clothing - The ultimate eco-friendly clothing gift with style and comfort

Everyone likes a new outfit for Christmas and our sustainable clothing range has some great seasonal additions. Whether it’s to keep warm on a chilly day or to snuggle up on the sofa, our fabulous rhino-related designs have something for everyone. These clothes are good for the environment, support our conservation work and they look great too. 

Number 5:
Beautiful Artwork – Inspiring affordable rhino pictures  

A stunning rhino artwork print makes the most amazing present. We have a fabulous collection of prints and photos in the artwork section of our online store, including a stunning commemorative watercolour print of ‘Sudan’ by international award-winning artist Karen Laurence-Rowe. Karen has immortalised Sudan in this amazing watercolour, open edition print.

There is plenty of truly special, affordable artwork that will look great in the home of whoever you buy it for. 

Number 6:
Karen Laurence-Rowe 2022 Calendar – Twelve months of rhino cheer

This delightful 2022 calendar will definitely be a favourite to whomever you gift it.  Its full of colourful rhino calves at play and is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face each month. A truly magnificent compilation of painted images by artist Karen Laurence-Rowe.

Number 7:
Recycled Rhino Soft Toy – A plush toy rhino with an eco-twist

Give your little rhino warrior an environmentally friendly soft toy this Christmas. Introducing our fabulous eco-friendly plush rhino, made from recycled plastic bottles. It’s incredible that such a cuddly looking toy could be made from plastic bottles.

Number 8:
Wooden Keyrings – Stocking fillers with a purpose

These high-quality wooden keyrings, made in South Africa, are a perfect way to show your support for rhino conservation and would make useful stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts. There's two beautifully carved designs to choose from: a rhino outline or Africa map outline.

Number 9:
Stainless Steel Water bottle – A useful everyday gift with style and durability

Save plastic and use a reusable bottle. Manufactured with a double-walled insulating design, this branded rhino metal bottle is perfect for helping to maintain the temperature of your favourite beverages for longer making it perfect to use all year round. 

Number 10:
Helping Rhinos Mug – Elevenses never looked better  

This Helping Rhinos mug, with its special rhino outline design, is a great way to enjoy your HORNi coffee or your favourite tea blend wherever you might be. Coffee breaks never looked better. 

Number 11:
Ocean Sole Rhino – A unique stocking filler guaranteed to bring joy  

These fantastic ornamental rhinos are made from recycled flip-flops that are collected from the beaches, waterways and landfills in Kenya. These products are hand carved by Kenya artisans and all unique therefore will differ in colour seen in the picture. 

Number 12:
Bare Kind Socks – A gift to keep feet cosy this winter   

These high-quality and eco-friendly socks are made from bamboo fibres with non-toxic dyes. The colourful, animal socks are not only fun, but support worldwide animal conservation, including Helping Rhinos.  Available in both adult and children’s sizes, these are not just your average Christmas sock gift.

For the full range of gifts including rhino themed Christmas cards, visit the Helping Rhinos shop and get all your holiday shopping sorted.