2012 Pig Lovers Gift Guide

December 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Posted in Pig Gift Ideas, Pig Rescue Organizations | 1 Comment
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It’s that time of year. Time to shop for your favorite pig lovers. Here to help is your 2012 Pig Lovers Gift Guide!

This year the guide is divided into categories;

FAIR TRADE: There are quite a few socially responsible Fair Trade pig gifts out there, available from businesses who belong to the Fair Trade Federation (FTF). All members undergo a rigorous screening process that evaluates their practice of all nine Fair Trade Principles. So you can feel good buying products from FTF businesses.

Mass-produced made in China pig gifts are easy to find and usually cheap (and cheaply made), but are they worth it?

HANDMADE: Thanks to websites like Etsy, finding one-of-a-kind handmade pig gifts is becoming easier and easier. Supporting artists feels good. You should try it! (Gift Guide products link to Etsy artist’s main store page, not direct to product since product page urls change often.)

DIY: Attention do-it-yourselfers, if you like to make your own pig gifts, this is the section for you!

PIG CHARITIES: This section lists some of the terrific Pig Rescue Organizations who rely on donations to keep up their great work. Donating in your favorite pig lover’s name makes a great gift.

2012 PIG LOVERS GIFT GUIDE

FAIR TRADE

Be a Pig Cookie Jar. Bake something homemade and hide inside for a double gift! www.tenthousandvillages.com $38 Photo Credit: Ten Thousand Villages

Be a Pig Cookie Jar. Bake something homemade and hide inside for a double gift! http://www.tenthousandvillages.com $38 Photo Credit: Ten Thousand Villages

Salt n Pepper Pig Shakers. Seasoning, pig style. www.serrv.org $22 Photo Credit: Serrv

Salt n Pepper Pig Shakers. Seasoning, pig style. http://www.serrv.org $22 Photo Credit: Serrv

Piggy Bank

Terra Cotta Piggy Bank. Add a few coins to make this gift jingle. http://www.Serrv.org $14 Photo Credit: Serrv

Felt Pig Puppet. Play pig with your favorite munchkins. www.globalgoodspartners.org. $8 Photo Credit: Global Goods Partners

Felt Pig Puppet. Play pig with your favorite munchkins. http://www.globalgoodspartners.org. $8 Photo Credit: Global Goods Partners

Pigs Can Fly Candleholder

Pigs Can Fly Candle. Include extra candles to really light up this gift! http://www.tenthousandvillages.com $16 Photo Credit: Ten Thousand Villages

HANDMADE

Vinyl Record Pendant

Vinyl Record Pig Pendant. The artist makes pigs and a whole lot more! http://www.etsy.com/shop/RandomPrefect $15 Photo Credit: RandomPerfect

Pig & Love Rubber Stamp. Give as a gift OR use to decorate your gift cards. $1.50 www.etsy.com/shop/ppappappiyo Photo Credit: Ppappappiyo

Pig & Love Rubber Stamp. Give as a gift OR use to decorate your gift cards. $1.50 http://www.etsy.com/shop/ppappappiyo Photo Credit: Ppappappiyo

Pig Cutting Board

Bamboo Pig Cutting Board. Practical gift, sustainable wood. http://www.etsy.com/shop/BotanicalBoards $39 Photo Credit: Botanical Boards

DIY

Crochet pig hat

Pig Hat Crochet Pattern: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KraftyShack $4.99 Photo Credit: KraftyShack

Paper-Mache-piggy-bank

Make your own piggy bank! Paper mache is cool again, haven’t you heard? This blog post has easy-to-understand instructions on how to make your very own paper mache piggy bank. http://www.darkbluedragon.com Free plus supplies

Candy Box Pig Family

Candy Box Pig Family. You order the digital prints, then it’s very easy to put together — print, cut, fold, glue. http://www.etsy.com/shop/KarKarStyle $3.00 Photo Credit: KarKarStyle

PIG CHARITIES

Well, that’s a wrap on this years Pig Lovers Gift Guide. If you sell pig gifts and you didn’t make the list, by all means share it in the Comments section. The more the merrier.

Happy Holidays to all!

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  1. I tried finding the Vinyl Record Pig Pendant, but there don’t seem to be any lefot on the artist’s website. Such a a shame, it would have been a perfect present for a friend who loves pigs.
    Plazmic


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