Heritage Breed Gifts for the Holidays

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Stuck on what to get a loved one for an upcoming holiday or their birthday? We’ve compiled a few heritage breed gift ideas from members of the Livestock Conservancy and items from our store that they’ll be sure to love! 

Oberhasli Milk Lotion and Soap Bars

Heirloom Farm makes rich handmade Oberhasli goat milk soaps and related items in a variety of scents. You’ll also find cheeses, wool products and more. The farm even offers gift certificates!

Heirloom Farm LLC, Pleasant Hill, Missouri

Crown H Cattle Hamburger Box

Belted Galloway Beef Sampler Box, Burger Box and More

Crown H Cattle Company’s Belted Galloway cattle are raised naturally and finished on their California ranch. Shop tasty offerings or pick up a great Belted Galloway California T-shirt as a gift or for yourself!

Crown H Cattle Co., Etna, California

Crown H Cattle Co. T-shirt
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Gift Memberships and Donations

Give a gift that makes a difference: a gift membership or donation to The Livestock Conservancy. Memberships start at just $4 per month and aid the Conservancy in efforts to save endangered agricultural livestock and poultry. Gift memberships include a range of benefits including our popular 20+ page quarterly Newsletter!

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Blue Oak Canyon Ranch Hats

Hand-knit Santa Cruz hats & toys, Navajo-Churro and Shetland Yarn, Roving and More

Stewarding a ranch-raised and humanely-sheared flock, you can find roving and yarn from Santa Cruz, Navajo-Churro, and Shetland sheep. Fiber providers for The Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em initiative, Blue Oak Canyon Ranch also has beautiful knitted beanies and adorable knitted owl toys.

Blue Oak Canyon Ranch, San Miguel, California

Blue Oak Canyon Ranch Toy Owl
Blue Oak Canyon Ranch Yarn

Fiber Gifts
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Program

Support fiber providers in our Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em program who raise endangered heritage sheep breeds. (Scarf shown from Baize Shetlands.) Search SE2SE on Etsy for other sellers or look on our Breeders & Product Directory.

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EB Ranch Farmstead Soaps

Goat Milk Soap and San Clemente Island Goat Products

EB Ranch Farmstead creates artisan handcrafted goat milk soap and other body products, using milk exclusively from the Critically endangered San Clemente Island goat breed. These soaps and body products make wonderful gifts, including monthly soap subscriptions and gift boxes. All soap labels showcase the San Clemente Island goats at the farmstead, as well as providing small bits of information about the breed.

EB Ranch Farmstead, Ridgeland, Wisconsin

EB Ranch Farmstead Soaps

Heritage Breed Books & Resources

Show gift recipients your support for the efforts of The Livestock Conservancy in promoting and preserving heritage breeds while helping them learn more about these great animals. The Conservancy has a wide range of books on raising heritage breeds, conservation breeding, building animal housing and more!

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Happy Heritage Farm Holiday Wool Dryer Balls

Leicester Longwool Dryer Balls

These handmade dryer balls reduce drying time and allow you to eliminate dryer sheets while reducing static. A great way to support this rare heritage breed sheep, save money and help the environment. Happy Heritage Farm is a small Maryland homestead that strives to provide handmade natural farm products as well as education on heritage breed animals and homesteading.

Happy Heritage Farm, Abingdon, Maryland

Happy Heritage Farm Wool Dryer Balls
Sheep Hog Island Kasmala

Online Courses through Teachable

The perfect gift for learners on your list. Chose from online learning modules on Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em wool and fiber challenges to marketing lessons and even courses on Equine science and our popular “Cultivating Leadership” training series for members of breed associations.

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The Stallion Shrimp Boy in Action

Lincoln Wool Felted Christmas Stockings and More

Perfect for filling with gifts (or coal if necessary), these felted stockings are ready to be hung by the chimney with care. They are made with 100% Lincoln wool, including both the felt and the needle-felted locks. Curly Goose Farm also offers Lincoln, Karakul and Leicester Longwool roving and yarn as part of The Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em program.

Curly Goose Farm, Bath, Pennsylvania

Licoln Roving Yarn
Imperial Farms Goose Mug

Heritage Breed Gifts, Clothing and More

Show your support for heritage breeds with clothing, phone cases and more featuring your favorite animals. Imperial Farms is a small farm raising heritage breed livestock and poultry from the Conservation Priority List. Most of the products feature images of animals from the farm and proceeds go toward participation in festivals and conferences where the owners promote their breeds.

Imperial Farms, Bartow, Georgia

Imperial Farms Phone Case
Hopping Acres Santa

Fleece, Rovings, and Gifts

From participant and provider for The Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em program, Hopping Acres offers rare breed roving, wool locks and one of a kind Christmas gifts including needle felted wool Christmas donkeys and Santas.

Hopping Acres, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia

Shave 'Em to Save 'Em Passport

Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Passport

A Shave ‘EM to Save ‘Em Passport is the a perfect way to introduce fiber artists to new wools for their projects – some with unique characteristics – and helps to save endangered breeds of sheep at the same time. For each project, artists earn a “stamp” for their passport and the more “stamps” they collect the more prizes they earn.

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Dyed Gulf Coast Sheep Yarns and Roving, Cotswold Roving and Dyed wreaths

The Ornery Shepherd, LLC is a small family farm in the hills of north Georgia. We feature rare-breed heritage Gulf Coast sheep, farm-raised wool & yarns, and lots of other fun stuff for fiber folks.

The Ornery Shepherd, Gainesville, Georgia

Branded Clothing and Gifts

Showcase support for Heritage Breeds with clothing and other items featuring The Livestock Conservancy’s logo or some of their favorite species. Our online store features a wide range of clothing in both adult and children’s sizes, as well as tote bags, hats and more. 

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Stratton Wool Throw

Woven Wool Throws

Stratton Hall 1794 LLC is a small farm located in southern New Jersey. It is home to Dorset Horn, Jacob and Leicester Longwool sheep, Dominique chickens and Indian Runner ducks. For 2023, the farm is offering a Dorset Horn woven wool throw, a Jacob woven wool horn as well as sheepskins and more.

Stratton Hall 1794 LLC, Woolwich, Township, New Jersey

Stratton Wool Throw
Stratton Woven Throw
Tick Creek Farm fiber bracelet

Gulf Coast Sheep’s Wool Bracelets

These Beautifully simple bracelets are made from 100% Gulf Coast Sheep’s wool that was washed, dried, carded, spun, plied and tied by hand here at Tick Creek Farm, LLC. They are available in the wool’s natural cream color or dyed in an array of other stunning colors on our Etsy shop along with a few other Gulf Coast Sheep products.  Tick Creek Farm, LLC is a small farm in Sumrall, Mississippi that focuses on raising Gulf Coast Sheep and producing Gulf Coast Sheep products and fiber-related tools.

Tick Creek Farm LLC, Sumrall, Mississippi

Haulin' Hoof Wood Cutout

Suffolk Punch-harvested Wood Products

Haulin’ Hoof Farm Store, a small, farm-based business in southeastern Ohio, breeds and works Suffolk Punch draft horses. Utilizing horsepower allows the family business to access trees with little disruption to the forest floor. Prioritizing the removal of trees that are dead or dying allows them to turn nature’s waste materials inot beautiful and sustainable product. The store carries an array of wood items made from the fruits of the labor of their wonderful Suffolks.

Haulin’ Hoof Farm Store, New Marshfield, Ohio

Haulin' Hoof Woodworking Tools

Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy these handcrafted items from members of The Livestock Conservancy and from our store. We appreciate all of the creativity these farmers and artisans pour into conserving heritage breeds!