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Top 8 Eco Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts that Give Back

April 12, 2022
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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 Thursday, April 28.

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. 

Adopt a Seal certificate in a mailbox

For the animal lover:

A six-month Adopt-A-Seal® subscription

Put a smile on their face when you give them a 6-Month Adopt-a-Seal® subscription! Each month they will receive a heartwarming patient story in their mailbox, complete with an adoption certificate and patient photo. This is the perfect gift that gives back because your purchase will help provide the food and medical care the next sick and injured animal needs to return home.

For the foodie:

A set of bamboo utensils to use instead of plastic

This to-go set of bamboo utensils includes a fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks and a convenient case (choose from six different colors!) made from recycled plastic bottles. You’ll find that this eco-friendly gift is perfect for anyone who loves takeout or bringing meals on-the-go. Be sure to check out other on-the-go food items like these reusable food wraps.

bamboo utensil set in a blue case
blue socks with humpback whales and the The Marine Mammal Center logo

For the lounger:

A pair of cozy whale socks they can snuggle up in

Let your loved one show off their passion for our ocean with these fun socks. This special whale design is only available at The Marine Mammal Center! Made with cotton sourced from the United States, these socks will keep the moms in your life warm and stylish. Don’t miss our other exclusive sock design featuring harbor seals.

For the ocean lover:

A whaley cool t-shirt that shows off what they care about

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 whaley cool t-shirt is made in the United States with 100% certified organic, USA-grown cotton. Be sure to complete the look with other ocean-themed gear like these wooden whale tail earrings.

navy t-shirt with multi-colored whale art design
peach-colored lightweight beach towel with gray harbor seal and yellow sun design

For the outdoorsy one:

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.

For the jewelry aficionado:

A pair of Earth earrings made from upcycled materials

If jewelry is your loved one’s preferred gift, these Earth 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.  

dangly earrings with planet Earth
postcard with patient photos

For the distant loved one:

Let us send a Mother’s Day gram for you

Sending your loved one a cheerful Mother’s Day postcard is easier than ever. After selecting a marine mammal photo for the front, simply choose your favorite punny message, write in your own, or do both. That’s it! We’ll take care of mailing the postcard for you. Just imagine how happy your loved one will be once they receive your special Mother’s Day gram. Want to send a gram on your own? Check out this set of postcards that comes with stamps.

For the one who has everything:

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!

California sea lion e-card
mask with sea otters and The Marine Mammal Center logo


Round out your collection of marine animal gear with a protective face mask.

You and your loved ones can stay safe and stylish with your very own marine mammal face mask. Choose from a range of ocean-themed prints, like sea otters, dolphins, sea lions and more!

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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