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Top Eco Friendly Holiday Gifts that Give Back

November 1, 2021
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Holiday Gifts that Benefit The Marine Mammal Center, A Non-Profit that Rescues and Rehabilitates Marine Animals

Show your loved ones you care this holiday season with help from our 2021 Eco Friendly Holiday Gifts that Give Back Guide. It features sustainable gifts that are good for the planet and perfect for the people in your life who are (or aspire to be!) environmentally savvy.  

Not only are you helping the planet with these green gifts, but your purchase also supports medical care for our patients, which has helped us to rescue more than 24,000 marine mammals since 1975, and advances global ocean conservation. 

For delivery before the last day of Hanukkah, order online by November 18. For delivery before Christmas, order online by December 9.

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 delays outside the Center's control, such as high mail volume or weather. We appreciate your support and patience.

Adopt a Past Patient

1. Harbor seal Bogey – help the next animal in need when you adopt a past patient. You’ll receive Bogey’s story and a harbor seal plush.  

2. Sea otters Langly & Sprout – get Langly & Sprout’s story and two sea otter plushes. Your adoption will give the next patient a second chance.   

3. Adopt-a-Seal® subscriptions – each month, you or your designated recipient will receive a personalized adoption certificate in the mail. Choose from a 12-month or 6-month subscription.

Earth-Friendly Home Goods

4. Bamboo utensil set – leave the single-use plastics behind. This set comes in a convenient case (choose from six different colors!) made from recycled plastic bottles. 

5. Reusable water bottle – featuring a sea lion pup, this aluminum water bottle is perfect for the animal lover in your life.  

6. Reusable food wraps – this set of food wraps is made with beeswax and is great for storing food or covering bowls.  

7. Stainless steel straws – swap single-use plastic straws with these dishwasher-safe stainless steel straws. Don’t forget a brush to keep the straws clean

One-of-a-Kind Apparel & Jewelry

8. Marine mammal-themed socks – snuggle up with fun sea lion, harbor seal or whale patterned socks. These designs are exclusively sold at the Center’s Gift Store.  

9. Organic decade design t-shirt – this design is also available as a hooded sweatshirt and long sleeve or in kid sizes as a crew neck sweatshirt

10. Cozy beanie – this beanie is made with 100% ethically and sustainably sourced natural materials.  

11. Wooden whale tail earrings – a fin-tastic gift for the whale lover in your life and it comes in three colors. 

12. Cereal box sea otter earrings  – made from upcycled cereal box paperboard, these earrings also come in dolphin, whale and seal designs.

Fun for All Ages

13. Pacific Coast puzzle – get the whole family in on the fun with this intricate puzzle made of 100% recycled chipboard.  

14. This Book Will (Help) Cool the Climate – recommended for ages 13 to 18, this book will inspire your loved ones to make a difference.  

15. Say Goodbye to Plastic – this practical guidebook will dive into ways to reduce or eliminate plastic from your home and life. 

16. Finger puppet book – make story time more fun than ever with this finger puppet book. Choose between seal, dolphin, orca, and sea otter stories. 

17. Marine mammal poster – discover over 30 species of marine mammals found along the California coast with this dazzling poster. 

18. Humphrey The Lost Whale – snuggle up and follow the story of Humphrey the Humpback Whale who wandered into San Francisco Bay. 

19. Home for the Holidays card set – featuring patients that got a second chance at life, this set of blank greeting cards is perfect for the holidays and year-round.

20. Fair-trade sea otter ornament – this handmade ornament will add a unique flair to any holiday décor. 

Stocking Stuffers & Small Gifts

21. Recycled denim pencils – doodle, write and create sustainably with this set of pencils made from upcycled denim.

22. Marine mammal face masks – stay safe and stylish with a protective face mask. Choose from a sea lion, sea otter or whale design.

23. Marine mammal postcards with stamps – send your loved one a postcard that will put a smile on their face. This set comes with ocean-themed stamps.

24. The Marine Mammal Center gift card – can’t decide what to get your loved one? A gift card to the Center’s Gift Store is the perfect way to give them exactly what they want.

25. 2022 calendar – Your loved one can head into the new year with inspiring patient stories, cute animal photos and fun marine mammal facts to look forward to.

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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