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By Natalie Helbling
Need some last minute shopping ideas for that ocean-loving friend of yours?? Check out this list of some of the coolest gifts on the market!
1.) Shark Socks – $11.50
Everybody loves a good pair of socks, especially with their favorite ocean dwelling animal on them! There are so many fun options out there, from sharks to whales, penguins, and turtles, they are bound to have your favorite animal!
2.) Fluke necklace – $36.00
One of the most majestic sights to see is a whale with its flukes out of the water. With this fluke necklace, your ocean lover will always be reminded of the amazing giants that live beneath the waves!
3.) Dino Pet – $59.95
A natural night light! The Dino Pet brings one of the oceans greatest shows right to your bedroom! The Dino is filled with dinoflagellates which are bioluminescence and can light up the night.
4.) Hope Spot Poster – $20.50
Hope Spots are places around the world that are vital to ocean health, they are filled with life and beauty. A Hope Spot poster not only allows one to gaze at the beauty and think about their favorite places in the ocean, some of the profit goes to helping conserve our oceans and ensure that they are there for others to love as much as we do!
Have a special place where you go on vacation every year? A place where you first met? A place that your ocean lover dreams of? Dune Jewelry has an extremely large sand bank from beaches all over the world. They have a large variety of choices of jewelry that will put a smile on anyone’s face.
6.) World Wildlife Fund – $55
Not only are you helping save these cute creatures, you are buying the perfect Christmas present! The World Wildlife Fund has a plethora of species you can “adopt”, and they are the perfect gift. Not only does your friend receive a plush animal, a fact card, and a gift bag, they also know that they are helping conserve this endangered species!
7.) Tickets to Local Aquarium – $ varies
Everyone loves to spend time gazing at hundreds of fish and watching how they glide through the water. This year, focus on experiences rather than presents and plan a trip to your local aquarium! Ticket prices vary depending on which aquarium you visit, but wherever you go, it is bound to be a wonderful sight to sea!!
Check out Tourist Directory Information to see a list of aquariums in your state!
8.) United by Blue: Day Tote – $30
United by Blue is a company that you want to spend money on! They have promised that for every product sold, they will remove a pound of garbage from oceans and waterways around the world. This day tote is just one of many durable products the company offers, and would be a wonderful beach bag! Be sure to check out the mugs and apparel!! A present and our waterways a little bit cleaner, what more could one ask for??
9.) Humpback Whale Shirt – $30
Any type of apparel with their favorite marine creature is a whale-y good idea! This humpback whale long sleeve comes from the Whale Museum in Washington. Checking out aquarium or museums online shops is a good idea if you’re looking for some cool apparel. No one can ever have enough shirts with our beloved ocean dwelling animals!!
10.) Sea Change by Sylvia Earle – $13
For the one who loves the ocean and loves to read, Sea Change: A message of the Oceans is the book to get! Sylvia Earle, world renowned marine biologist and conservationist shares her story and her heart about the ocean. This book makes you feel as if you are walking hand in hand or swimming fin by fin with Earle through the depths of our oceans. If you are looking to be inspired and learn about our oceans in new ways, check out Sea Change.
11.) Nemo Slippers – $28
Cold feet? These Clown Fish slippers that happen to look just like Nemo are the perfect solution to warm those fins!
12.) Spiked Tea?? — $10
Tea is delicious, but spiked tea is even better, that is with a Narwhale diffuser!!! Fred has many other ocean friends that can be used as tea infusers as well, check them out!
13.) Oyster Shell Candle – $5
Smells delightful, lights up the room, adds a hint of ocean décor, and reminds you of your favorite place: the beach.
14.) Wave Sticker – $3.15
Redbubble is the place to go with all your sticker needs. From waves, marine animals, beaches, anything you could think of, they have it!
1.) Mermaid Blanket – $31.80
Last but certainly not least is this dream come true! You can finally experience what it’s like to be a mermaid. Snuggle up and let your dreams swim away as you transform into a mermaid!