Seven ways to give back this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, and as we are busy looking for the perfect gift for everyone on our lists, let’s not forget the idea of giving back.
We have made it easy with seven great ideas for all ages. These meaningful gifts and ways to give back are full of love and care and help support WWF-Canada and our conservation efforts, something you can really feel great about this holiday season.

1. Symbolic Adoptions

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For the animal lover, child or even your significant other, the symbolic adoption kits are perfect for anyone on your holiday list.  Aside from being cuddly and adorable, these cute stuffed animals are made with high standards for quality and environmental responsibility, with no harmful dyes, or PVCs.
Our online store has over 30 adoption kits to choose from, including three brand new Frontline Hero dolls added for this holiday season.  Each adoption kit includes a high-quality wildlife/hero plush, personalized adoption certificate, gift bag, poster and information pamphlet about your species or hero, and a charitable tax receipt for a portion of your purchase.

2.  Toys and Games

Puzzles and games are great for the mind, and you’ll learn all about animals while having a great time!
Endangered Species Playing Cards
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Each card features 1 of 53 endangered species and includes beautiful images and species name. This set covers the Arctic (clubs), the rainforest/jungle (spades), marine life (hearts), and the savannah (diamonds). This is definitely a cool way to learn about different animals from all over the world! The playing cards are made from FSC paper and printed with soy-based inks. Buy them online here.
Miombo Tumble Tower
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This wild, funky and fun 48-piece tumble tower game is great for the whole family. Combining design and sustainability, this game features animal prints from Africa and is made from FSC wood. Find this game and six other WWF games at Toys”R”Us stores across Canada, and online here.

3. Calendars

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A calendar is always a great holiday gift and certainly something that comes in handy at work and home. The Calendar Club offers a wide variety of exclusive WWF 2015 calendars, showcasing our worlds beautiful species.  Each calendar is made with FSC sourced paper.

4. Knitwits

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Show off your wild fashion sense with a Knitwits™ animal hats, scarves and mittens.  Made from 100% New Zealand wool using Azo free natural dyes, these accessories are hand crafted, water resistant and super warm with their fleecy lining.  They are also Fair Trade and 20% of all online sales support WWF-Canada. Knitwits WWF accessories are available on WWF-Canada’s online store and at

5. Lindt chocolate

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Chocolate around the holiday season is a must-have! This holiday, Lindt & Sprüngli Canada is supporting WWF-Canada’s Schools for a Living Planet education programs with one dollar from every purchase of a Lindt Lindor 600g Cornet to help bring nature into the classroom. Look out for the specially marked packages at Loblaw banner stores across Canada (including Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Provigo, Atlantic Superstore, Extra Foods, Zehrs, YIG, and Fortinos).

6. BMO

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You can make a difference all year round with the BMO® WWF-Canada MasterCard®. Every purchase you make helps WWF-Canada in creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet – at no additional cost to you.  Every time you make a purchase with the card, a percentage of the dollar value of the transaction goes directly to WWF.  In addition to generating revenue for WWF, you can earn AIR MILES® reward miles or CashBack® rewards when you use your card.  Click here for more information.

7. Shop wildly

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WWF is one of three environmental organizations taking part in this campaign and we have submitted six exciting projects from across Canada for you to choose from.

This holiday season, TELUS is giving you the chance to show your love for Canadian wildlife and WWF by shopping wildly for conservation. TELUS has generously set aside $250,000 to support wildlife conservation, and they want you to help them decide which projects should receive their funds.

Happy shopping! And, for more great gift ideas visit