[Note to reader: These gifts may no longer be available at the Virginia Aquarium Store but be sure to plan a visit to see all what amazing items we have for sale that support marine conservation]
It’s that time of year when Santa is making his list and checking it twice. Have you been naughty, or have you been nice? Wish lists are being made and people are trying to think of just the right gift for their loved ones. Whether you are compiling your own Christmas wishes or a list of gifts you hope to give, the Virginia Aquarium Store has some amazing options for you. Here are the Store Team’s Top Ten favorites but be sure to stop in soon and see all of the amazing gift ideas available.
Durable, colorful, and eco-friendly, this might be the last cup or shot glass you will need to buy! Available in bright friendly colors, these silicone cups are unbreakable, BPA-free, and safe to use in temperatures ranging from -52F to 450F degrees, making them safe to use in the oven, freezer, and microwave. They even come with a lifetime guarantee. Whether you are sipping a sweet tea poolside or a hot chocolate by the fire, these are the perfect cups.
- Silipint® 16oz. Cup $12.99
- Silipint® Shot Glass $6.99
- Optional Lid with reusable straw (lid can be used as a sippy cup or with straw) $9.99
Say goodbye to lukewarm coffee or watered-down drinks with our Tervis® tumblers. Sporting fanciful marine graphics in stunning colors, these tumblers are dishwasher and microwave safe. You can enjoy your drink at its ideal temperature knowing that you are doing a small but meaningful part to care for the health of our oceans. Be reassured with the Tervis® lifetime guarantee that this product is made with care for the future of our planet.
- Boxed Set $24.99
The Spicy Shark
Are you looking to spice things up a bit? The Spicy Shark could be your answer. Using all-natural, mindfully selected, and when possible, organic ingredients sourced from the USA, The Spicy Shark’s award-winning line of handcrafted hot sauces never contain artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, or pepper extracts. These sauces are fiercely unique, bold, and vibrant, yet flavorful and balanced. With a variety of flavors and heat levels from which to choose, we dare you to “eat the heat!”
- Original Habanero Hot Sauce $12.99
- Nurse Shark Jalapeno Hot Sauce $12.99
- Tiger Shark Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce $12.99
Oil Drum Art: Octopus Magic
This magical octopus is truly one-of-a-kind created by the skilled hands of a village artisan in Haiti. Using upcycled 55-gallon steel oil drums artisans turn sheets of metal into beautiful works of art - all done by hand. This stunning and unique piece can be enjoyed indoors or out!
- Octopus Magic $70
Conscious Step® Socks
Super soft and comfortable, every pair of Conscious Step® socks has a purpose. In these socks you can step out in confidence knowing you are supporting important efforts to protect the planet AND the lives of each person in the production line. Made from responsibly sustainable organic cotton by the skilled hands of empowered workers in safe and fair working conditions, Conscious Step® socks are the socks that give back.
- Pair $16.99
There's something fishy about this Monopoly-lie game that is bound to make a splash with your family and friends! With all the fun of the traditional property game, Ocean-Opoly™ is based on the fascinating and wondrous world of the ocean. Grab your token and advance to SPLASH! This is gill-ticking ocean adventure can be enjoyed by 2 to 6 players, ages 8 to adult.
- Game $29.99
Looking for a unique pair of earrings for the special nature lover in your life? Jabebo earrings are colorful, whimsical, and eco-friendly. Created out of recycled cereal boxes and shellacked for durability, enjoy a favorite marine species with these charming earrings. They are lightweight and comfortable to wear, made by hand in Bellafonte, Pennsylvania using materials that have been sourced locally.
- Pair $16.99
Why not cuddle up with an EcoKin and sleep peacefully knowing that you have helped reduce the amount of plastic reaching our oceans. Choose from our plush sea turtle or shark, each made from 100% recycled plastic. From the fabric covering to the stuffing fill, and even the stitching, these plush toys are created entirely from 16 recycled water bottles, fostering not only a love for wildlife but also knowledge about conservation.
- Sea Turtle $16.99
- Shark $16.99 (pictured below)
Narwhal Coordinates from Doodle Pants®
The ocean is full of mysterious and curious creatures. A perfect example is the narwhal, the unicorn of the sea. Whether it’s dreams of mermaids or fantasies of life under the sea, your little one is sure to love our cozy narwhal coordinates from Doodle Pants®.
- Narwhal leggings Narwhal $21.99
- Narwhal Hoodie $34.99
- A bonus addition to this cozy set, Narwhal Plush is $8.99 (pictured below and also available in pink)
Stand out from the crowd with this unique gemstone jewelry. Elegant, modern, semi-precious gemstone jewelry focusing on the beauty of the natural stones, with their unusual colors and markings. Each piece is handcrafted with high quality and sustainably sourced materials, made to celebrate individuality.
- Starting at $29.99
Are you looking for a discount in our store? Here are two options!
- Bring an unwrapped toy to our Toys for Tots drop-off box by December 11th and receive a 20% discount.
- Aquarium Members get a 20% discount on all their store purchases year-round. If you aren’t already a Member consider joining today!