Donkey Teatime Gift Set containing a tray, coaster and mug
Donkey Teatime Gift Set containing a tray, coaster and mug

Charity Christmas Gifts

Charity Christmas gifts are truly the gifts that keep on giving. It’s like buying two Christmas presents in one! You’re celebrating your loved one and supporting a cause they care about at the same time. We know Christmas gift ideas can be hard to come up with, so we’ve put together a list of options for charity gifting this season.

All of the gifts below are available at the SPANA shop, where 100% of profits are used to help working animals in need. You get to give your friends and family something they’ll enjoy, while also giving the gift of a healthier, happier life to working animals worldwide.

Charity Christmas Cards

Christmas cards are a must, especially this year, when we’re not sure how many of our loved ones we’ll be able to see in person. All of SPANA’s cards are printed on responsibly sourced, high quality card, and we have lots of animal-themed designs to choose from. Donkeys on a snowy night, the three wise men riding camels, a donkey kiss under mistletoe – take your pick!

Charity Stationery

If your friends and family are big on writing, colouring or drawing, we have just the charity gifts for them. Our stationery collection features notebooks, journals, notepads, colouring books and more. Whether they’re expressing their inner artist or simply making a list for the weekly shop, these stationery products will fit the bill. We also have a working animal-themed calendar featuring photos of some of the animals we’ve recently helped. Wrap their gifts in our animal-themed wrapping paper for an extra fun touch.

Gifts of Health and Happiness


Some people might prefer a gift that helps a specific SPANA cause. A Gift of Health and Happiness is perfect. These gifts pay for equipment, medicine, treatment and more for working animals in SPANA’s care. The gifts’ availability change based on animal needs, but they include things like:

  • A comfy new bridle for a working horse
  • Regular check-ups for working elephants
  • Two weeks’ supply of food for working animals
  • Dental treatment
  • Mobile clinic costs
  • Wound dressings & bandages

Each gift comes with a personalised gift card and there are e-gift options as well. Any animal lovers in your life will love these thoughtful and inspiring gifts!

Charity Homeware

Fill their homes with things both gorgeous and good – browse our home and garden section for homeware gifts with a charity twist. Try candles and bath products inspired by countries in which we work, like Morocco and India. For the animal lovers around you, you can gift them elephant or dog-shaped pots for plants, pens and other items.
If you want to continue the animal theme with your Christmas decorations, find napkins, advent calendars, crackers and more in our Christmas range.

Charity Kitchenware

Our homeware range also includes kitchenware. If you have a keen baker or chef in your circle, treat them to a matching tea towel and apron set. Or encourage them to put a spin on Christmas cookies with cookie cutters shaped like camels, donkeys and horses. Even if your loved one isn’t into cooking, you can still gift them one of our ceramic mugs.

Charity Donation Gifts

It just might be the best charity Christmas gift of all – a donation in your loved one’s name to go directly towards caring for working animals around the world. This is an especially good option if you have someone who eschews physical gifts, is quite far away, or really loves animals.
There are a few different ways you can donate:

  • Make a one-off donation of any amount – these funds support owner education and veterinary treatment.
  • Become a Stable Sponsor in your loved one’s name for as little as £6 a month – this commitment sponsors a working animal at one of our 14 SPANA centres across Africa and the Middle East.
  • Donate in celebration with any amount – this way we’ll know to send your loved one a special card or email to say thanks.

Every donation will further SPANA’s work and help to relieve working animals of pain and suffering for years to come.

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