Give bigger this holiday season with gifts that give back! With these awesome ocean-friendly gifts, there’s something for everyone on your list:
*Orders must be placed on or before December 16 to receive your items by Christmas.
For the animal lovers, consider a symbolic animal adoption. Give the gift that will help to protect ocean wildlife and its habitats worldwide. Your symbolic animal adoption will help to provide much needed support to Oceanic Society’s research and conservation programs. Symbolically adopt a dolphin, humpback whale, or albatross and help us keep our programs running strong.
Adopting a humpback whale will help to support the efforts of the Whales of Guerrero Research Project and Oceanic Society to protect whales in Mexico and ocean wildlife and habitats worldwide.
A bottlenose dolphin adoption will help support Oceanic Society’s global ocean conservation programs.
An albatross adoption will help to support efforts to counteract the impacts of marine plastic pollution on Laysan Albatross and Black-footed Albatross populations in Midway and Kure Atolls through habitat research and restoration.
Ocean Sole sculptures are handmade from recycled flip flops that have been collected on Kenyan beaches, and your purchase supports local artisans. From whales to warthogs, we’ve got your favorite animal. Shop Ocean Sole sculptures here.
For your favorite reader, check out Oceans: Heart of Our Blue Planet. This hardcover book filled with beautiful imagery was released in 2011 and explores the ways in which life on Earth relies on a healthy ocean, analyzes the threats facing the ocean, and helps its readers connect the dots for why human survival on Earth is directly affected by the ocean. Buy Oceans: Heart of Our Blue Planet here.
These ocean-friendly alternatives to traditional gift wrapping will leave you with good tidings and not trash.
Wishing you and yours happy holidays!
Amanda Townsel is an Oceanic Society communications strategist, copywriter, and community coordinator. Amanda earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of San Diego and a Master’s in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is an avid traveler with a professional career that includes diving, marine ecotourism research, and strategic communications for conservation organizations.