• About Us
  • Blog
  • Store
  • Contact
  • Login

Holiday Gifts for Healthy Oceans

By Brian Hutchinson

Help save the oceans when you purchase a gift from Oceanic Society this holiday season. Our unique and meaningful gifts help study and protect ocean wildlife and habitats worldwide, and we have a variety of options for all of the ocean-lovers on your list.

Plus, shipping is free within the U.S. Order on or before December 16 to receive your items by Christmas.


OCEAN SOLE RECYCLED FLIP FLOP SCULPTURES

Each year, thousands of flip-flops wash ashore in East Africa creating an environmental disaster. Ocean Sole cleans up Kenya’s beaches and supports local community development through the creation and sale of animal sculptures made from recycled flip-flops. Choose from a variety of animals including lions, dolphins, gorillas, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, rhinos, and more. Available in our online store.


WHALE, DOLPHIN, OR ALBATROSS ADOPTIONS

Symbolic animal adoptions support the efforts of Oceanic Society and partners to study and protect ocean wildlife worldwide. You can adopt a bottlenose dolphin from Belize, a humpback whale from the Eastern Pacific, or an albatross from the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. All adoptions come with a certificate of adoption plus updates about the programs you are supporting. Visit our animal adoption center.


“SOARING ALBATROSSES” ECO-FRIENDLY YOGA MAT

This PVC-free and Phalate-free yoga mat features original artwork by our artist-in-nature, Pam Longobardi. In Pam's words: "I created this collage of devalued currency, cut into extremely small pieces and reassembled to form two albatrosses, one of the most majestic seafaring birds of the world, which has been severely impacted by plastic pollution." A portion of funds from each purchase will support our Adopt An Albatross Program. Available in our online store.


WHALE WATCHING GIFT VOUCHERS

Give the gift of a life-changing experience in nature for the ocean-lover in your life. Gift vouchers good for passage aboard our Farallon Islands Whale Watching (departing from San Francisco or Sausalito, CA) or Half Moon Bay Gray Whale Watching (from Half Moon Bay, CA) will allow the recipient to schedule a trip with us for any convenient time. Shop in our store.


OCEANS: HEART OF OUR BLUE PLANET (BOOK)

Produced in collaboration with the International League of Conservation photographers, this lavishly illustrated "coffee table" book examines the many ways in which life on Earth relies on a healthy ocean, as well as the many threats facing its integrity. More importantly, the book offers innovative solutions to those threats by some of the most respected and forward-thinking marine scientists. Shop in our store.

Author

Brian Hutchinson is Oceanic Society's vice president of outreach, co-founder of the State of the World's Sea Turtles Program, and program officer of the IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group. Brian holds a B.A. in zoology from Connecticut College, and has been working to advance global marine conservation for more than a decade.