The perfect presents for the wildlife-loving family or friends in your life are right here! At the Helping Rhinos online Christmas Shop, we have a great selection of unique and meaningful gifts that benefit rhino conservation projects
Rhino conservation is not just about saving rhinos individually but about saving their habitat and creating Rhino Strongholds in which they can thrive. It’s also about helping to support and empower the communities that surround these beautiful wild places. When you buy from our online shop, you can be assured that your gift will make a real difference on the ground.
We’ve rounded up a selection of 12 gift suggestions from our online shop for this coming festive season. Choose from adopting a rhino, stunning artwork, eco-friendly clothing with style, leisurewear and accessories, homeware, beautiful jewellery, cuddly toys, as well as plenty of stocking fillers. Our online shop is full of original conservation gift ideas and guaranteed to have something you won’t see on the High Street. Take a look and get ahead of the holiday shopping game!
NUMBER 1: RHINO ADOPTION – THE THOUGHTFUL GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
Giving a rhino adoption is a perfect example of thoughtful gifting and none more so than during the festive season. All too often we end up with things we don’t necessarily need or things that don’t last. This is why rhino adoptions and ranger sponsorships make lasting gifts for friends and family. When you gift a rhino adoption, you are giving them a meaningful present that crucially helps protect these magnificent creatures.
Here are three important reasons why you should gift an adoption this year:
1) It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Adoptions last all year during which time the adopter will receive regular updates about the rhino.
2) It’s eco-friendly. There’s no packaging or delivery so it’s great for the environment.
3) It makes a great last-minute gift. All you need to do is print or email the certificate to your giftee and you’re done!
Our great Adoption gift options include:
Adopt a rhino orphan – Help support the orphans at the Zululand Rhino Orphanage.
Gifting a rhino orphan adoption as a gift this festive season couldn’t be more timely. Due to an increased spike in poaching in the Kwa Zulu Natal province this year, the Zululand Rhino Orphanage has gained 5 new orphans in just six months. These young orphans still need a lot of care and attention until they can be rewilded in the future, and an adoption goes a long way towards their safety and security.
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 supporting this as well as helping to fund the northern white rhino IVF programme.
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 Black Mamba
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.
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, food and veterinary care.
NUMBER 2: GREAT GIFT BUNDLES – A WHOLE LOT OF GOODIES GIFTED TOGETHER
The Stocking Filler Bundle has five brilliant items including a wooden Africa Keyring, eco-friendly Post-It notes, a Helping Rhinos pen, a window sticker, and a very special ocean sole rhino made from recycled flip-flops that are collected from the beaches, waterways and landfills in Kenya.
Our Christmas bundles are great value for money and with three different ones to choose from, get Christmas all wrapped up when you choose yours to gift to that special someone.
Number 3: MAKE THIS FESTIVE SEASON EXTRA SPECIAL WITH RHINO TEARS JEWELLERY
Gifting jewellery at the festive season is always a great choice. Why not make it even more special by gifting a truly beautiful piece from the Rhino Tears range?
These stunning jewellery pieces, designed by British jeweller Sarah Cobden-Ramsey, are stylish, unique and elegant and best of all, all the profits go towards helping our rhino projects on the ground. As well sterling silver and 9CT gold necklaces, bracelets and earrings in the women’s range, there are also cufflinks and cuff bracelets for that special man in your life.
Number 4: CELEBRATE EACH MONTH WITH A STUNNING RHINO IMAGE IN OUR 2023 CALENDAR
What better way to keep track of the year’s happenings than with this beautiful Helping Rhinos 2023 Calendar? The calendar features a truly magnificent compilation of painted images by Helping Rhinos Art Ambassadors and Supporters each month.
These artists have generously contributed some of their amazing artwork to produce this stunning 2023 Calendar and best of all, 100% of all profits go straight back into rhino conservation. Why not grab one for yourself too before they sell out!
Number 5: STYLISH CLOTHING RANGE FROM THE HELPING RHINOS FASHION STORE
The desire for sustainable clothing continues to be on trend (especially with eco-conscious Gen Z shoppers out there) and our great sustainable clothing range certainly fits the bill. Not only are the t-shirts, hoodies and jumpers, featuring rhino inspired prints, made from organic cotton, but they are designed to be sent back when they are worn out and the material used again to make new products. How good is that?
And they’re stylish too. From crew neck sweaters to a relaxed hoodie to an outline boxy jumper, there’s a great range of items available. Take a look at our range here and get yourself a festive design to really stand out this Christmas! We’ve got three great Christmas designs available in our store now.
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. And best of all, they support our conservation work.
Number 6: MAKE A RECURRING GIFT DONATION TO SUPPORT RHINOS
Consider the gift of a recurring donation to support the protection of rhinos throughout the year.
With its holistic and innovative approach to rhino conservation, Helping Rhinos has gone from strength to strength over the last decade, focussing on improving the protection, care and welfare of the rhino in its natural habitat through our Rhino Strongholds work. We work closely with passionate and dedicated partners, both internationally and on the ground, in the heart of rhino habitats.
Your donations directly contribute to these projects to care for orphaned rhinos, support anti-poaching patrols with the Black Mambas and help the monitoring and growth of black and white rhino populations, which together provide a sustainable future for all species of rhino. We are also fully committed to investing in our planet, in particular by creating ecosystems and a strong biodiversity for the benefit of rhino and all wild species.
Click here to find out more about our work and how your recurring gift donation would be used. Donations really do help.
Number 7: GIFT A BEAUTIFUL RHINO PRINT THIS FESTIVE SEASON
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 limited-edition print (only 50 in the print run) of rhino orphan ‘Ringo’ by international award-winning artist Karen Laurence-Rowe.
Gift a stunning limited-edition print of Karen’s painting ‘The Accuser’. The original painting sold for an amazing £18,000 in auction at a Helping Rhinos event, raising funds for Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. We have a very small number of signed limited edition prints left available for you to purchase. This print, along with the many other pieces in our online shop are not only affordable but will look great in the home of whomever you buy it for. Hurry before stocks run out.
Number 8: RHINO TOYS – THEY’RE NOT JUST CUTE AND CUDDLY, THEY’RE ECO-FRIENDLY TOO
Nothing says Christmas like a cuddly toy. Whether it’s for the young special someone in your life or the grown up, we’ve got it covered.
Give your little rhino warrior an environmentally friendly soft toy this Christmas. Introducing our fabulous eco-friendly plush rhino, made from recycled plastic bottles.
For the grown up, buy one of our ornamental rhinos from Ocean Sole. These fantastic rhinos are made from recycled flip-flops that are collected from the beaches, waterways and landfills in Kenya. They are hand carved by Kenyan artisans and every single one is different from the other. They would add a splash of colour to any home or work office.
Number 9: MAKE THE MOST OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH OUR LEISURE AND FITNESS GIFTS
Whether your loved one is into fitness, likes getting out and about or just enjoys kicking back on the weekend, our leisure and fitness gift suggestions will have them covered. Our reusable water bottles, caps and standout cycling jerseys make a great gift for that sporty someone in your life. There’s also some really cool eco-friendly rhino socks, a HORNi coffee mug (for when you put your feet up) and a fabulous bag for when you’re out and about.
Number 10: FASHION AND HOMEWARE WITH FLAIR
Helping Rhinos are thrilled to have the support of three great brands to help you or your home look good this festive season.
House of Neon has developed a clothing range to honour the frontline rangers we work with on the ground protecting rhinos. Their bold, neon colour scheme means you’ll stand out from the crowd when you wear their designs, with a donation from each sale coming straight to us to support our work.
Galago Joe Men’s Swimwear has some fantastic rhino inspired swimming trunks for men. These bright, colourful trunks will definitely turn heads on the beach next summer.
Nothing says the festive season more than the scent of candles. Ashleigh & Burwood London have created a collection of luxurious, high quality yet affordable fragranced products for the home. They have designed especially for Helping Rhinos a collection of Reed Diffusers and Scented Candles. Do take a look at the gifts on offer.
Number 11: PHYSICAL CHRISTMAS CARDS OR E-CARDS – WE’VE GOT BOTH! AND SOME CUTE CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS TOO
Some people love to write Christmas cards. It’s the perfect time to get back in contact with people, especially those who live further away. But for some an E-Card is a more timely way of managing the busy festive season. At the Helping Rhinos Online Store, we have both options available.
For the physical cards, you can choose from a variety of printed images to handmade felt crafted ones. Take a look at our great designs here.
If you’re looking for E-cards, head straight to Don’t Send Me a Card and select from the Helping Rhinos section where the cost of the cards will be donated directly to us.
And finally, if you’re looking for decorations for your tree this festive seasons, check out our cute, handmade Christmas decorations, all rhino inspired of course. New to our Christmas store this year, they’ll be a fun addition to your Christmas tree.
Number 12: GIVE AS YOU LIVE AND AMAZON SMILE – THE EASY WAY TO HELP SUPPORT RHINOS THIS FESTIVE SEASON
The festive season is one of the biggest shopping periods of the year. Did you know that you can support us when you shop online? Log onto all your favourite stores with Give as You Live and every purchase you make will include a donation to Helping Rhinos at NO extra cost to you. You can also shop on Amazon using Amazon Smile and Amazon will make a donation to helping Rhinos for each purchase.