Animals

Animals make the best gifts, goats are the best animals and all your holiday shopping problems are solved!

A photograph of the author, Austin Bailey.

By Austin Bailey

December 17, 2018

Animals make the best gifts, goats are the best animals and all your holiday shopping problems are solved!

In This Article

  • There is only a single-digit number of days until Christmas.
  • Your family wants a goat, but you have nowhere to keep one.
  • Lots of families not only want goats, they NEED them. Here's your chance!
  • In a few clicks, you can change lives, give meaningful gifts and get on with your holiday celebrations.

After 75 years providing charitable gifts of the four-footed variety, Heifer International has the holiday routine down pat. Where else can you find a quick and easy gift that’s also deeply meaningful and requires no gift wrapping? Where else can you bless family and friends with donkeys and pigs without also sticking them with stalls to muck and slop to haul?

There’s a reason so many other organizations are following Heifer International’s example by asking donors to send animals to families in need. The reason is that Heifer has been honing its model since our first shipment of cows to Puerto Rico in 1944, and the model works. Decades of experience make Heifer the best charity through which to send animal donations.

Goats are great for milk, cheese and entertainment.

Want to get a goat for grandma this year? We got you.

Llamas and alpacas keep their keepers warm with soft wool.

Want to send a llama to the Andean highlands? We got you.

You can never go wrong with a classic.

Want to go with a classic holiday heifer to provide milk and the promise of daily income to a family in need? We got you.

Check out our perfect gift menagerie–we’ve also got fish, ducks, water buffalo, alpacas, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens and honeybees–and nail the holidays this year and for years to come by donating an animal to those in need.