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Top Eco Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts that Give Back

April 8, 2024
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Mother’s Day Gifts that Benefit The Marine Mammal Center, A Non-Profit that Rescues and Rehabilitates Marine Animals

Show the moms in your life that you care with help from our Eco Friendly Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

Not only are you helping protect our planet with these green gifts, but your purchase also gives back, supporting medical care for our marine animal patients, which has helped us rescue more than 24,000 marine mammals since 1975 while advancing global ocean conservation.

For delivery before Mother’s Day, order online by Friday, April 26.

Shopping at the last minute? Your purchase comes with a downloadable gift IOU to give your loved one while they wait for their special present to arrive. Find more gifts that give back on our Last-Minute Gift Guide. 

Please note that some orders may arrive later than expected due to impacts outside the Center's control, such as high mail volume or weather. Delivery of international orders generally takes 2-4 weeks. We appreciate your support and patience.

Adopt a Seal certificate in a mailbox

Keeps on Giving:

An Aquapup Adopt-A-Seal® with plush

Adopt-a-Seal® lets you give a gift that gives back. When you symbolically adopt harbor seal Aquapup your purchase will help provide the food and medical care sick and injured animals need to return home. With dozens of stories to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect Adopt-a-Seal® for the animal lover in your life.


A sand-resistant beach towel with ocean-themed designs

Your loved one can hit the beach, park or wherever they love to be outdoors in style with a Sand Cloud beach towel. These towels are not only fun and eye-catching but they’re also practical and eco-friendly. Lightweight, absorbent, quick-drying and sand-resistant, these 100% organic Turkish cotton towels are perfect for your outdoorsy loved one.

peach-colored lightweight beach towel with gray harbor seal and yellow sun design
dangly earrings in the shape of a sea otter with a pink urchin and an otter with green kelp

Otterly Fabulous:

A pair of sea otter earrings made from upcycled materials

If jewelry is your loved one’s preferred gift, these sea otter earrings are the perfect way to show you care. Made from upcycled cereal box paperboard, these dangle earrings are vibrant, unique and water-resistant. That means you’ll be outfitting your loved one with the finest in eco-friendly jewelry.  

Sea Lion Love:

Marine mammal-themed socks to snuggle up in

Let your loved one show off their passion for our ocean with these one-of-a-kind socks. Made with cotton grown in the United States, these sea lion socks will keep the moms in your life stylish and cozy. Plus, this design is exclusively sold at the Center’s Gift Store.

navy blue socks with sea lions and the words The Marine Mammal Center
black mug featuring multiple California sea lions

Coffee Lover:

A unique mug featuring sea lions

If your loved one is crazy about the ocean, they’ll be thrilled when they open their gift and find marine mammal swag inside. This unique mug features the regal profiles of 10 sea lions and was created for the Center’s 10th anniversary in 1985.  


An organic cotton sea otter t-shirt

Featuring an illustration of a sea otter face so realistic it could be a photo, this t-shirt is sure to turn heads. Plus, it’s made with 100% organic cotton and is printed by a small business in San Luis Obispo, California.

black t-shirt with sea otter face in white
California sea lion e-card

Speedy Delivery:

A gift and eCard in their honor

This is the perfect gift that gives back for someone who doesn’t need more stuff. A gift to The Marine Mammal Center in honor of your loved one has a big impact on ocean conservation. Send a personalized eCard with your donation and let them know they gave a second chance to marine mammals. You can even schedule your eCard to be sent immediately or on a specific date!


Round out your collection of marine animal gear with a magnet featuring a patient

Add a splash of joy to your refrigerator (or any magnetic surface!) with these seal-y cute magnets that will let the moms in your life show off their support for The Marine Mammal Center while bringing a smile to their face.  

four magnets with each featuring a different species: California sea lion, northern fur seal, northern elephant seal and harbor seal

A purchase of any of our Eco Friendly Green Gifts that Give Back will help to support global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.

Browse all of our gifts that give back to help save seals, sea otters, sea lions and other marine animals.

Yes, I want to save a life!

Yes, I want to save a life!

You’ll be giving sick and injured animals the best possible care at the Center’s state-of-the-art hospital. With your gift today, you are giving a patient a second chance at life in the wild.

  • $35 You'll buy food for a hungry animal
  • $45 You'll provide life-saving medical care
  • $65 You'll make second chances possible

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