Gift Ideas for African Wildlife Lovers
Here is a gift-guide with a conscience. Not only are these five brands creating amazing products, but they are also donating a percentage of their profits to help protect endangered African wildlife.
1. Swimming Trunks by Love Brand & Co
With their ‘trunks for trunks’ campaign Love Brand & Co make awesome swimming trunks that help support elephant conservation charities. Trunks such as these Elephant Dance Swim Shorts (£140) make a wonderful Christmas present for an African wildlife lover.
2. The Pangolin Jewellery Collection by Patrick Mavros
The Pangolin is currently the world’s most trafficked animal. In order to raise vital funds for these quirky creatures, Patrick Mavros has partnered with the charity ‘Tikki Hywood Trust’ in Zimbabwe and 10% of profits from this collection are donated to them. My favourite piece from the collection is the Pangolin Necklace in Sterling Silver, £450.
3. Gin from Elephant Gin
The idea for an African-inspired gin evolved while reminiscing about ‘sundowner’ drinks after a day out in the South African bush. For each bottle sold, 15% of profits goes to elephant charities in South Africa and with all the ingredients being hand-selected, the bottles custom-made and the labels handwritten, this makes a truly unique Christmas gin. (£30.90)
4. Jewellery from Rhino Tears
After watching a rhino called Thandi grazing with her calf and hearing the story of how she survived a brutal poaching attack, Sarah Cobden-Ramsay decided to start a jewellery company with a conscience. The signature tear shape is made in Thandi’s honour and the hope that her story and the money raised from the sale of Rhino Tears Jewellery will make a difference. I’m the proud owner of the tear earrings in gold vermeil and never take them off! (£75)
5. Pyjamas by C. St. Quinton
My inspiration for starting a charity-partnered pyjama company was discovering that a rhino and her calf had been poached on my family's farm in South Africa. I’ve since wanted to support the amazing local men and women who risk their lives to fight poaching. My debut collection therefore raises money towards the protection of the magnificent white rhino by donating money to, and raising awareness for ‘Save The Waterberg Rhino’ in South Africa. (£80 per set)