Want to get the animal lover in your life something a little more meaningful than a "Save the Whales" shirt? "Adopt" an animal in her honor through the World Wildlife Fund. When you give a gift of a symbolic adoption, ranging in price from $25 to $250, the organization uses your donation to fight threats like habitat loss and poaching faced by the animal you choose as well as other endangered species. Gifts of $50 or more come with an adoption certificate, color photo and soft plush version of the animal you've adopted. (We fell in love with the adorably goofy blue-footed booby, pictured.)
Not sure what the recipient's favorite animal is? Give a $50 gift adoption card, which will let her choose from among 80 different animals—including whales.