Gifts that give back to animals
You voted for it so here we are! I struggled with how I wanted to do this year’s guide, so I decided I wanted to highlight companies that support animal organizations. Here is a list of gifts you won’t feel guity gifting yourself… or I guess others.
psst: 15% off with code “Rescueinstyle”
Just last week I launched my partnership with this (woman-founded!) company. I’m so excited about this as it’s one of the first campaigns I’ve done with a company I’ve dreamed about working with.
Fetch Eyewear donates 100% of their proceeds to animal rescues, specifically, they support The Pixie Project. They are able to do this because their founder doesn’t take a salary or any sort of compensation. Once employees and vendors are paid, the rest goes to supporting animal groups. The Pixie Project is based in the Portland area and they provide low cost vet care to the surrounding area.
My partnership with Fetch is a paid partnership. The expense comes out of their marketing budget so the animals will still get all their money! By purchasing a pair of eyeglasses or non-prescription sunglasses, you’re supporting both this blog and animals!
Grounds & Hounds
psst: 15% off with code “Rescuechicagoinc15”
Grounds & Hounds is another company I enjoy working with. If you’ll remember, we went on a little field trip around Chicago with our friend Fitz. This company cares about two things, good coffee and helping animals.
Grounds & Hounds has plenty of varieties of coffee and even some hot cocoa for our non-coffee drinkers. Plus, they have really great merchandise that makes for the perfect gifts.
Rescue Chicago is lucky enough to partner with them and we get a portion of sales when you use our discount code (Rescuechicagoinc). Drink coffee, help dogs. Pretty simple.
If you’re friends have a cat (hey, hi, hello!) this is the perfect gift for them. KitNipBox is a monthly subscription box that donates a portion of their proceeds to animal welfare organizations.
Each month, the box contains toys, all-natural treats, and other fun kitty products to keep cats entertained. Since cats get bored of toys easily, this is the perfect way to keep them happy (and less destructive).
You can gift a few months or an annual subscription depending on your budget. A one-month box is as low as $30, if you buy more months, prices decrease even more.
If you love animals, chances are you’re also concerned about the environment. This company makes plastic-free hair, face, body and even pet products and deeply cares about our planet. Ethique also has the perfect gift sets to give to friends/family.
This company is not only sustainable and free-trade, Ethique also donates 20% of its profits to many animal welfare organizations. They even adot a few animals and pay for their care. They truly believe in making a better future for animals and people alike.
By now you’ve most definitely heard of BarkBox, a montly subscription box for dogs. What you may not know is that they donate back to rescues and shelters. If you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subsriction, they’ll donate $10 to their animal organization partners.
It makes the perfect gift for dog lovers and their pups. The box comes monthly full or treats and toys for very good girls and boys.
Similarly, I’m sure you’ve also heard of LUSH, one of the biggest beauty brands in the world that is also progressive in its business practices. Lush is always believes in cruelty-free, sustainable, fair-trade products and supports organizations with similar beliefs.
The Charity Pot is their biggest way of giving back. Charity Pot is actually a rich lightly scented body lotion full of the good stuff. LUSH doantes 100% of the sale price to small, grassroots organizations. They support plenty of anti-animal testing groups and work to help make this world a little kinder.
Ivory & Ella
It’s not all cats and dogs on Rescue in Style, Ivory & Ella helps our elephant friends. This cozy apparel company donates at least 10% of its proceeds to helping the elephants.
Ivory & Ella has stocking stuffers, jewelry, clothes, hair scrunchies, and accessories, aka anything you’d need for a gift. My personal favorite is the Snooze Button Bundle.
A clothing brand that gives back to animals without animal graphics everywhere? That’s N:Philanthroy. I have a few shirts from this company that I wear so often. They are pros at making causal, modern basics with just a hint of edge. Whenever I see this brand in a store, I get way too excited (my wallet does not).
N:Philanthropy is definitely a little pricier than your everyday shopping, but, knowing they donate 10% of their proceeds makes it a little easier to stomach. If anyone wants to buy me this dog mom tee, I won’t be mad.
The Rescue Designs
To this day, the best gift I’ve ever given was a custom painted portrait of my brother’s dog for his wedding. Since then, this has become one of my favorite things to give my friends.
This woman-owned, small business shop is truly wonderful. Shanna, the owner, hand paints and creates custom pieces. I save up my pennies when I get wedding invites and big birthdays because I know the work she does is flawless. Plus, she donates 25% of sales to animal rescues and shelters. I’m sort of mad I’m sharing this one because I want to keep her all to myself!
Another one of my favorites, Treat Dreams is a mother-daughter run company that makes the cutest dog-inspired clothing. I am constantly looking at their website and purchasing fun gifts for family and friends.
Their “Namastay home with my dog” is still one of my favorite sweatshirts. Bonus, they donate 10% of their proceeds to supporting animal rescue groups.
Rescue in Style
I mean, I can’t write about companies that donate without mentioning my own! To date, I’ve donated over $1,000 to various rescues in Chicago from tee shirt and sweatshirt sales. That’s actually the first time I calculated that total and damn, I’m impressed.
Order quickly though because I truly only have a limited stock left! Thanks to everyone who has already purchased a piece from me, I truly am so thankful!