You know that helping end hunger and poverty is the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list, but the hard part is figuring out which Heifer gift to get.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help. There’s a perfect Heifer gift for every relationship—let this matrix be your guide (click to enlarge). Then, head over to the gift catalog to make your selections.
A classic. Like Audrey Hepburn. But different. Always appropriate but especially great for parents and grandparents.
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Water buffaloes don’t mess around.
SEE??! OK, you’re right—that’s an African water buffalo, not the kind of water buffalo that we donate in Asia. But giving an Asian water buffalo is still pretty serious business. You’re going to want to reserve the gift of a water buffalo for people you respect but who might intimidate you a little bit, like maybe your boss.
You have no idea what to get your in-laws, but you still need to get them something. So send a message. Send a pig.
Kidding. Pigs are great. But still, get some pigs for your in-laws.
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Ducks are adorable gifts for your whole brood, and they’re a fun way to start teaching little ones about the spirit of generosity.
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Oh, fish, you practical jokers.
If you want to put a smile on your buddy’s face, send a fish.
Does somebody in your life play Goose to your Maverick? Tell them so with some geese!
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The perfect animal. Perfect for anyone on your list.
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And now, a serious interlude about the perfect romantic gift: honeybees.
“Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved.” -Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bee
Send bees love, and send bees as love—to your significant other. Or, if you prefer a reason that’s less sappy:
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” -Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee
WHAT. That’s not good news. SEND ALL THE BEES NOW.
Because of cuddles. They’re also on-theme for the season!
Llamas are confusing animals. What’s going on there, anyway? If you find yourself asking that same question about a relationship in your life, getting a llama is a perfect way to say, “I’m confused about this.”
If you’re feeling rascally, try a rabbit.
Chicks are playful and adorable and so cute. Maybe too cute. That makes them an ideal holiday gift for your probably-a-little-too-adorable relationship with “pookie” or “snuggle bunny” or whatever you are calling your significant other these days.
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