Remember, animals are NOT to be given as gifts! That includes, but not limited to:
Birds, reptiles, rodents, equines, other farm animals, and fish (including goldfish and bettas)
What IS a good animal-based gift:
Donation or visit to an animal shelter (some shelters offer classes/activities), items to prepare for a future pet (such as an aquarium and supplies), trip to the zoo or aquarium, and stuffed toys or virtual pets.