Save the bees, and a human family too: A good, cheap last-minute gift for people who have everything

Maybe you have some friends or relatives who don’t want any physical gifts, because they know they have enough stuff already. And maybe they’re more concerned about people who don’t have enough.

But maybe you still want to give those friends something, to let them know you appreciate what kind and considerate people they are.

And maybe you only have a couple days left to get them a present, and you only have $30 to spend.

The Heifer Project has been around a long time, giving animals to poor families to help them survive on milk, eggs, and so on. But most of their gifts are outside my price range.

However, I recently found out that they offer the gift of a beehive, for $30. It’s not very easy to find on their website, which is why I felt the need to post about it. But it helps a family pollinate crops and sell honey, and it also promotes the spread of honeybees, which has got to be good for the environment.

Beehive from Heifer International

You can buy it on their website in a few minutes, and print an “honor card” from your printer afterwards, to give to the person you’re buying the gift in honor of. They sell stuffed animals to give with your honor card, but I prefer the idea of giving the card with a jar of honey.

If you only have $20, and want to help a family raise birds for eggs, there are also these options:




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2 Responses to Save the bees, and a human family too: A good, cheap last-minute gift for people who have everything

  1. kathyf48 says:

    Can you please tell me if you know where I can still get that sheep! I know you think it’s creepy but it is my dogs favorite toy and hers stopped making noise. She loves the toy so much! Thanks Kathy She ran to get hers thinking it was hers when I played your video

    • admin says:

      Wow, there must be a lot of dogs that loved that toy! I’ve gotten two other emails with the same question. I should probably put a note next to that video.

      I got it at Target. The brand is “Boots and Barkley,” which is Target’s store brand for pet products. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, they don’t seem to be making it anymore.

      I wish I could send you the one I had (I don’t have a dog, and I bought it just to take photos of it because it was funny-looking), but I already gave it to the first person who contacted me.

      I hope Target starts selling it again! If there were a lot of people whose dogs loved it, maybe Target will get lots of requests to have it back in stock.