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Top Eco Friendly Holiday Gifts that Give Back

November 3, 2022
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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 2022 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 all proceeds from your purchase also support medical care for our patients, which has helped us to rescue more than 24,000 marine mammals since 1975 and advance global ocean conservation. 

For delivery before the first day of Hanukkah, order online by December 1. For delivery before Christmas, order online by December 8.

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 otter Repo – get Repo’s story and a sea otter plush. 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. An organic cotton beach towel – these towels are not only fun and eye-catching but they're also lightweight, sand-resistant and eco-friendly.

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

10. Organic sea lion sweatshirt – show your love for the iconic sea lions of San Francisco when you rock this extra soft sweatshirt. 

11. Organic “Whales Love California” t-shirt – show some love to the gentle giants of the sea and to local San Francisco Bay Area businesses when you purchase this shirt.

12. Sea otter onesie for babies – didn’t think the babies in your life could get any cuter? Think again! This otterly adorable design also comes in a t-shirt for toddlers

13. Iconic logo pin - wear The Marine Mammal Center’s iconic logo wherever you go. It’s the perfect accessory for jackets, backpacks, hats and more.

Fun for All Ages

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 more than 30 species of marine mammals found along the California coast with this dazzling poster. 

18. Under the Sea puzzle – watch an underwater scene come to life with this intricate puzzle made with recycled materials and eco-friendly inks.

19. Little Gray’s Great Migration – gray whales migrate more than 10,000 miles round trip each year. This beautiful children’s book follows a baby gray whale on his very first journey. 

20. Release Celebration greeting 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.

21. Coastal holiday card set – printed on 100% recycled paper, this set of cards is perfect for sending your loved one a note this holiday season. Browse our holiday card selection for more fun designs!

22. Fair-trade seal pups ornament – this handmade ornament will add a unique flair to any holiday décor. 

Stocking Stuffers & Small Gifts

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

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

25. 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.

26. 2023 calendar – your loved one can head into the new year with inspiring patient stories and cute animal photos to look forward to.

27. Iconic logo decal – place this decal of The Marine Mammal Center’s logo on the inside of the windshield and never forget who to call when you see a marine mammal in distress. 

28. Sea lion sticker – brighten up a notebook, binder or laptop with this sea lion sticker that was designed and created by a local San Francisco small business. 

Bonus! You can name a whale in honor or memory of a loved one

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This is a unique opportunity to name a whale while supporting the conservation of these gentle giants. With your support of $2,500, your name or your designated honoree’s name will be added to a humpback whale’s record in Happywhale, a worldwide whale sighting database used by organizations, institutes and researchers. Explore other ways to donate in your loved one’s honor.

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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