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When we think of a Valentine's Day present to give to our loved one, a box of chocolates and a dozen roses usually springs to mind.

This year, think outside the box.

Heifer International is offering gifts of livestock to a family in need, which can help create change among communities around the globe.

What can you choose from? A flock of chicks, honeybees, a trio of rabbits, a goat, llamas, a water buffalo and even a heifer are available to purchase for a family in need.

To purchase a truly meaningful gift, follow these steps:

  1. Click an animal icon from the list here to learn more about how that animal helps families in need.
  2. Type the quantity of animals or shares of an animal desired into the appropriate box.
  3. Click "Proceed to Checkout" to add your items to your cart and check out through the secure payment process.

Prices range from $20 to $500 for livestock gifts.

When you give a Heifer International gift for the holidays, your loved one will receive an honor card describing the gift and its impact on the family who receives it.

For more information about the initiative, click here or call Heifer at 1-800-422-0474 for more information.