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Nine ways to wild your holidays and give back

The holidays often sneak up on us. One day you’re wearing it wild for Halloween and suddenly there are only a few weeks left to buy the gifts you need to give for the holiday season. To get an early start, here are nine tips to wild your holidays and make a meaningful difference for conservation in Canada.

1. Symbolic adoptions

Share your heart this holiday season by giving a reindeer, narwhal, polar bear or one of more than 30 symbolic other adoptions from WWF-Canada. They make high-quality, environmentally responsible gifts for children, wildlife lovers and collectors.

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Each adoption comes with a cuddly toy, personalized adoption certificate and educational poster about how this gift helps wildlife and our planet for future generations. It’s a great way to teach children about philanthropy.

Watch this candid video to see how much kids love them.

2. We Are All Wildlife apparel

WWF-Canada’s We Are All Wildlife tees are a stylish way for your fashion-forward and environmentally conscious friends to show they care about the planet. Every dollar you spend helps WWF-Canada protect the natural wonders of our world.

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The Calendar Club offers a variety of exclusive WWF 2017 calendars featuring incredible photos of majestic wildlife such as penguins, wolves and wild cats. With the New Year approaching, a beautiful calendar makes a handy gift at home, work and for students.

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© Calendar Club

4. Holt Renfrew Holiday Bear

Meet this year’s exclusive, limited edition collector’s bear from Holt Renfrew. For every Holt Renfrew Holiday Bear purchased, $5 will be donated to support WWF-Canada’s conservation efforts in the Great Bear region. You can find this finely dressed bear at Holt Renfrew locations.

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© Holt Renfrew

5. Fundraise for Wildlife with a holiday party

The holidays are a time to celebrate with those closest to you. So deck the halls, put on some Michael Bublé and invite your friends and family to a wild winter party in support of WWF-Canada. Use these tips on how to green your party, then create your fundraising page as a holiday party invitation by emailing everyone the link. They can see all your party details and make a donation.

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6. Virtual Gifts

When was the last time you gave a tiger a fighting chance or helped Arctic caribou thrive? These gifts may be virtual, but their impact is very real for the ecosystem and species they help. This holiday season, show the person who has it all that you care by making an unforgettable gift in their honour.

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© Karsten Heuer

7. Frontline hero dolls

From studying killer whales to protecting endangered species like tigers from poaching, front line workers such as marine biologists, wildlife rangers and polar researchers play an important role in supporting WWF’s conservation efforts around the world. You can show your support for these front line heroes and encourage your child’s aspirations to help nature thrive by adopting a front line hero doll. Pair your front line hero doll with one of the species they work to protect to double your contribution.

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Male Wildlife Ranger

8. Classroom kits

Not sure how to say thank you to teachers this holiday season? Adopt a giant panda, kermode bear or polar bear for your child’s classroom. These cuddly bears are an innovative way to show teachers how much they mean and inform students about the role they can play in securing a healthy future for the planet. Every kit includes a poster, 36 bookmarks, a plush bear to display, dozens of activity and project ideas, personalized adoption certificate and bonus online materials.

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9. Get cozy with knits from Ezzy Lynn

Handcrafted knits by lifestyle brand Ezzy Lynn will keep your loved ones cozy all winter. These fashionable headbands, hoods and wrist warmers, created by crochet enthusiast Alexandra Dagostino, are made from vegan and upcycled materials. Ezzy Lynn symbolically adopts species through WWF-Canada using proceeds from each sale. With every purchase, you help a species at risk and support WWF-Canada’s conservation efforts.

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© Ezzy Lynn

For more great gift ideas that give back, visit shop.wwf.ca.