November 28, 2023
The holiday season has arrived, which means many of us are scrambling to figure out what to get the loved ones on our gift-giving list. There are endless options out there, but not to worry! We are here to give you tips on some of the best eco-friendly options you can gift this year.
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Do you have someone on your list who would just love to “adopt” a shark, penguin, or hippo? Here at Adventure Aquarium we offer the opportunity to symbolically adopt one of our resident animals (while supplies last). Adoption packages come with an official certificate of adoption, animal plush, bio/fact card about the adopted animal, and other themed goodies.
There’s nothing better than washing off your makeup after a long day, except when you’re using a sustainable product to get your face squeaky clean. Consider getting reusable facial cleansing pads for the skincare addicts in your life. Not only is this reusable option more environmentally friendly, but they’re also softer and more economical than disposable makeup-removing wipes. That means you can keep your face AND the earth nice and clean, all while on a budget.
This year, the Aquarium is selling its very own o-fish-al 2024 calendar. Each month features a photo of the Aquarium’s resident animals taken by our very own team members. By purchasing a 2024 calendar, you support the Adventure Aquarium ACTS conservation fund which supports conservation and community efforts locally and around the world.
Candles bring warm and cozy vibes to the winter months, but once they’ve burned out, you’re left with an empty jar to toss out that will just end up in a landfill. Luckily, there are now refillable options on the market that are more sustainable and keep your home smelling nice and cozy all year long!
Give a gift that saves the turtles by shopping with one of our amazing conservation partners. We suggest the Sea Turtles Conservancy’s online gift shop which offers turtle-themed options like calendars, t-shirts, ornaments, tote bags and other eco-friendly items!
Now that you’ve found a sustainable candle option, you’re going to need something to light the candles you’ve purchased, but gone are the days of the cheap, disposable lighters. Get the loved ones on your list an electric lighter that can be used for years and just requires an occasional charge. And, as an additional perk, electric lighters are wind-proof, making them the perfect companion for late-night bonfires. Bonus: Since electric lighters don’t produce a flame, they are much safer to use than traditional lighters.
Single-use plastic has had a detrimental impact on our planet, but we can make a difference just by drinking water. Consider gifting a stainless-steel water bottle that eliminates plastic waste, keeps your drink cool, eliminates potentially harmful chemicals that can impact your health, and basically lasts forever.
Gift a pack of penguin-inspired wool dryer balls to encourage your gift lists to ditch the plastic and chemical-filled dryer sheets for a more sustainable (and cuter) option. Plus, wool dryer balls help cut down on drying time, meaning less time cleaning clothes and more time spent with family!
On the coldest days of winter, everyone needs something a little something extra to keep themselves warm. While disposable hand/foot/body warmers do the job, they don’t stay warm forever and end up laying waste in landfills. This is why rechargeable hand warmers are the ultimate stocking stuffers to keep you warm for winters to come. Just charge them up before heading out into the cold to keep warm all day long!
Leftovers taste better with sustainability in mind. Help your loved ones reduce food waste by replacing their disposable plastic wrap with reusable beeswax food wrap. This eco-friendly food storage solution helps to keep food fresh and comes in many unique patterns and colors.
Giving the gift of adventure is a carbon-neutral way to gift this holiday season. Consider gifting an Adventure Aquarium Membership to give adventure to everyone on your holiday list. Not only does a Membership allow your loved ones to learn more about the ocean and its incredible inhabitants, but it’s also a great way to give back to conservation efforts around the world.Purchase Or Learn More
Skip the wrapping paper from big box stores and use a waste-free option to wrap your gifts this season. Some of our favorite waste-free options include:
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