Impress the shell out of the sea turtle lovers in your life with turtle gift ideas that they will actually enjoy. Regardless if turtles are your personal jam or not, we guarantee you have a turtle lover in your life — and eventually you’ll need a sea turtle gift to fill this special someone’s heart. We know finding the right gifts for turtle lovers is no easy feat. But with our help, you can elevate those turtle gift ideas beyond the turtle trinkets of every vacation tourist shop. Cone on, don’t let your sea turtle gift live a sad existence in a junk closet. Spend your hard earned money wisely with these sure hit gifts for turtle lovers that are useful, meaningful, and most importantly adorable.
We get why turtles are loved far and wide. These ancient animals have been around for so long they are even distant relatives of dinosaurs (if you have a dinosaur loving little, you’ve likely heard of the Archelon — that extinct giant turtle-like marie dinosaur). Magnificent sea turtles fly through the waters with grace and ease, and fight for their lives after hatching on the beach to make it back to safe waters. Turtles are truly spectacular creatures — what other animal do you know that carries a bunker on their back in case of danger?
Plus there is incredible mythology around turtles. In Japan, the turtle is a symbol of good fortune and longevity. While the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is known as the Hanu who is a guardian spirit bestowing good luck. And for some Native American tribes, turtles symbolize the mother of the Earth. Turtles have powerful spiritual meanings in cultures across the globe, making them even more incredible!
Yes, what we are saying is turtles are adorable, majestic prehistoric creatures that have incredible symbolism. Why wouldn’t you indulge a turtle lover’s passion with a sea turtle gift? You could take it a step further and choose a turtle gift idea that resonates with whatever their life is facing right now, the meaning behind gifts can sometimes be more powerful than the gift itself. Show just how much you care with a sincere and practical gift for your turtle lover.
Best turtle gift ideas for kids:
If you’ve got a budding marine biologist in the family, this glow in the dark (yes! So cool!) craft set lets you create your own turtle habitat, starting with two sea turtles and one starfish you “bring to life” with clay molding. It’s the ultimate STEAM experience that’s best for kids 5 and up.
Got a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan in the house? These three-inch action figures (that come in a set of four) are awesome for playtime and imagination. They can also be used for cake and cupcake toppers, as well as stocking stuffers.
Yup, it’s probably the turtle sandbox YOU had as a kid. The Little Tykes turtle sandbox was a staple in every ’90s backyard, and you can bring back that tradition with your own kids. Be sure to measure before ordering (its dimensions are: 8.5″ D x 29.25″ W x 45″ L) and you’ll have to order sand separately.
This pocket-style turtle blanket is perfect for getting cozy during these cold fall and winter nights. Kids can only use it as a sleeping bag if they want! Made with polar fleece, the blanket is extremely warm and comfy — perfect for kids ages 3-12.
Hold your kid accountable with a watch of their own. They’ll be super excited about it when they discover it’s Ninja Turtle-themed and comes with flashing LED lights. The materials are totally kid-safe and nontoxic, and the strap is super adjustable.
Keep your kid safe AND make them feel like a total badass? Best present, ever. With this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle helmet, your kid can ride their new bike, use their new skateboard or rollerblades, and feel invincible (which is a little scary, but what more can we expect?). The helmet comes with awesome features like aerodynamic cooling vents that keep your kid’s head cool and comfy (helmets can get SO sweaty and gross), and it’s also built for top-notch safety and high-impact JUST in case there ever is an accident.
Best turtle gift ideas for toddlers and babies:
This developmental turtle toy is perfect for babies 6 months and up, helping teaching them English and Spanish with music. Your baby or toddler can press on each colorful mode that plays happy songs, counts numbers, sings off the ABCs, and more. Moreover, this toy is made of durable, safe plastic that will withstand the most excited of kids.
Tito the Turtle is a lovable wooden pull-along toy that’s ideal for your toddler who’s recently become obsessed with walking, and could use a pal to take daily strolls with. What makes this extra cool is that there’s water in its shell, and it swirls, making it extra visually appealing for your little. Perfect for practicing their balancing skills, this durable turtle toy is best for ages 1 year and up.
Make bath time more fun with this set of three wind-up baby sea turtles that come in orange, green, and blue. Toddlers and babies will learn the concept of buoyancy and will also love the bumpy texture these turtles have. They’re made from ABS, non-toxic material that’ll last.
Looking for cute interactive toys for your baby or toddler? Bucky the Turtle comes with kid-friendly buckles that come in various colors, and corresponding numbers printed on his soft shell belly. This adorbs toy helps littles with their motor skills, and it’s the perfect size for little hands (it’s 9 by 5 inches).
Sure, it’s cold now, so a water mat might not make much sense until springtime. BUT that’s when water toys’ prices go up and all the best ones start selling out, so you might as well get your baby or toddler this cute turtle-shaped mat now for the holidays. (It’s also nearly 40% off right now.) With 0.35 mm thick PVC, and a screw cap water plug, you can be sure there won’t be any leaks or rips.
Best turtle gift ideas:
This petite 11- ounce ceramic mug is the perfect gift for turtle lovers who cherish their morning cup of joe or soothing evening tea as much as their shell dwelling friends. This handmade mug will quickly become a household favorite as family members watch the little sea turtle emerge from the depths of their drink with each sip. Perfect for kids’ hot chocolates or milk (just don’t forget the cookies), the high fire ceramic mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. One Amazon customer reviewed, “bought this for my roommate who loves turtles and she absolutely loves it, she drinks out of it daily.”
Paint your own mosaic turtle stepping stone and give the finished product to that special turtle-loving someone or gift it as a craft for them to complete. “Quality craft or gift at any age.” reviewed one Amazon customer. “Great project with a grandchild. I’ve done 3 with different kids for gifts to parents. Very solid material and kids loved painting the turtles. Mine were ages 4-6. I plan to get one for myself to paint.” The 10 x 9 weather resistant stepping stone kit comes with 12 vibrant paint colors, a planning template with custom color mixing tips, and step by step instructions. The perfect sea turtle gift activity for any age.
It’s hard to stay centered in our modern, fast- paced life. Bring peace, calm, and a bit of humor to your turtle lover’s backyard with Michael Gentilucci’s Zen Turtle Sculptures. The best turtle gift for the turtle loving yogi in your life, the slow and steady turtle acts as a daily reminder to take our time through life and enjoy each minute. Each sculpture has the Chinese characters for longevity on their backs for even more outdoor zen. Handmade in the USA in two sizes, these Zen turtles make a great garden or indoor decor gift.
Full of breathtaking pictures, beautiful illustrations, and heroic stories of survival, Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation by Marine biologist James R. Spotila is a sea turtle gift sure to be admired and enjoyed for years to come. “This book is beautiful. From one of the top sea turtle conservationists. It covers almost everything there is to know about sea turtles. It is also great that Spotila profiles some of the dedicated conservationists working to protect the turtles. The pictures are stunning. The book’s large pages do the pictures and the turtles justice. After reading the book, you feel as if you have been initiated into the world of sea turtles.” raves an Amazon customer. Feel good about this sea turtle gift, knowing that a portion of the proceeds from this coffee table book will be donated to the Leatherback Trust (a non-profit dedicated to saving Leatherback Sea Turtles).
The adorable and easily wearable Alex & Ani turtle bracelet is meant to be worn during times of growth and new beginnings. Alex & Ani took the sea turtle mythology (signifying a continuation of life or longevity) and created a delicate yet durable bangle to be worn every day to remind the wearer of their strength to get through whatever life throws at them (and we all need a little bit of that this year). “Addicted,” reviews an Alex & Ani Amazon customer, “(I) just started my collection and I am loving these bracelets, especially the little card you get with them that explains what each bracelet means.” Beyond the lovely meaning that each bracelet has, Alex & Ani pride themselves on exceptional quality that will last a lifetime.
Make your favorite sea turtle lover smile every time they enter the living room with an adorable sea turtle pillow floating across their couch. Made of high quality cotton canvas featuring an embroidered turtle in your choice of four beach chic colors (red, wheat, navy, or seagreen), the Decopow pillow cover makes a wonderful gift for any coastal home or sea turtle aficionado. “For the price, these are great, they look more expensive and very high end like from Z Gallery.” reviews one Amazon customer. “It’s not a picture screened on but stitched, which gives it a beautiful, textured look. If you’re looking for coastal decor these go great, and for the price they are an excellent buy.”
Maybe the ultimate turtle gift idea for the turtle loving teen (or young adult, or any other adult who just loves turtles). Let your turtle fan snuggle up in the super soft turtle hoodie sweashirt from T Stars. Remember to size up if you are actually buying this for a teen. Ya know kids, everything is cooler if it’s oversized these days. And who knows, maybe they are still growing, so better to be safe than sorry. “I got this for my daughter for Christmas” reviews one Amazon gift giver. “She loves anything turtle! It fits her perfectly — just as expected. The sweatshirt is heavy and well constructed. It’s very cute!” The cotton poly blend hoodie will stay soft for season upon season and comes in 6 vibrant colors.
The chef’s sea turtle gift for that turtle lover who spends all their time in the kitchen. Use for serving or cutting, the Totally Bamboo turtle cutting board will make any turtle lover’s kitchen complete. “How freakin’ cute is this!” reviews one Amazon customer. “I’m crazy about this thing! Arrived next day after ordering, so cute in my kitchen and seems super durable!” And since bamboo is just as hard and durable as wood but grows much more quickly and doesn’t require pesticides or clear cut harvesting it makes for a highly sustainable cutting board. Love turtles and love the earth.
Get ready to giggle with the hilariously semi-inappropriate party game Awkward Turtle. Kind of like Taboo’s awkward cousin, except all the words are naughty, embarrassing, or just plain awkward to say (and describe). The easily playable game will leave you and your guests laughing the night away. One Amazon customer reviewed, “This game is hilarious and funny! It can get difficult at times to describe certain words but that just adds to the hilarity. 10/10. Will play again.”
Snuggle up under soothing scenes of swimming sea turtles with the Sleepwish sherpa lined blanket. Give a different blanket to every turtle and non-turtle lover on your list with ten unique sea turtle designs to choose from. The mid-weight, fully machine washable blanket comes in 4 sizes (throw to king) making it the perfect gift to spruce up the couch or bedroom. One Amazon customer reviews, “This was the perfect gift. It’s soft so cozy and warm. The picture is as shown. Save the sea turtles!”
Transport your turtle lover to happy hour on the beach, no matter where they are at 5 o’clock with the Integrity Bottles sea turtle stemless wine glass. Each turquoise ombre glass is artisan blown to create a unique, bubbly undersea glass texture with a deep hand etched sea turtle decal that won’t wear away or wash off. Feel the deep grooves of the sand etched sea turtle beneath your fingers each happy hour. This perfect sea turtle gift for the wine lover is sold individually allowing you to easily customize the quantity in your set.
Support the turtles and your community by masking up with this adorable sea turtle face mask. The most popular accessory of the season just got an artistic turtle upgrade with a painterly sea turtle floating through the water. Comfortable protection is key when finding a good face masks and this one has all the bells and whistles: adjustable ear loops, breathable fabric, a wire nose bridge, plus an interior pocket for an added filter. Give the sea turtle gift of health to yourself and everyone on your list this year.
It’s official, there is nothing cuter than a sea turtle in a Santa hat! Let this lovable, tree toting sea turtle float among the branches of Christmas trees for years to come, bringing smiles to everyone’s holiday. The 4 inch glass and resin Kurt Adler ornament has festive touches of glitter with life-like detailing bringing Santa’s shelled helper to life. One Amazon customer wrote, “Adorable! There’s lots of detail. The Christmas lights that wrap the tree aren’t painted on. They’re actually a little string of lights attached. Love that.”
Leave those generic stick figure families to the other cars — the families in your life deserve sea turtles. The turtle family die cut vinyl decal set is easily customizable to represent most families with two large turtles and four smaller turtles for the kids. Happen to have more than 4 kiddos? First off, you are a very brave mommy, and second, no problem: order two sets for your larger family. “They are super cute and since the babies come in variations I can use that to differentiate the two boy and one girl I have,” reviews one Amazon customer. A unique sea turtle gift idea for families of all shapes and sizes — don’t hesitate to grab these turtle decals for anything with a flat surface from computers to windows.
Support independent artisans while you hit the unique sea turtle gift jackpot on Etsy. The show stopping block art turtle is composed of reclaimed wood and finished with repurposed fabric and paint, so no two handmade sea turtles are the same. This truly is a turtle gift in a class of its own! One BlocArt customer reviewed on Etsy “A truly unique piece that’s quality made !!! I’m thrilled with my purchase! Completely exceeded my expectations!”
Meet your brand new brew buddy, the TrueZoo turtle loose leaf tea infuser. Made from food grade silicone and stainless steel, this turtle is easy to clean and completely dishwasher friendly. Ideal for medium and large leaf teas, pair the sea turtle tea strainer with a tin of Turtle Moon Tea for a great turtle gift idea for anyone looking to enjoy a spot of tea with a new friend. “So cute! I have a bunch of silicone tea infusers but I like this the best because it’s the easiest to clean. The tea leaves rinse right off” reviews one Amazon customer.
Welcome visitors before even opening the door with a colorful, friendly sea turtle doormat from Liora Manne. The delightful sea turtle gift for any hostess with the mostest, features a colorful sea turtle printed on a 100% coir mat. FYI — coir is the tough hair-like fibers from the outsides of coconuts known for its strength and durability, perfect for cleaning off shoes before entering the house. One Amazon customer reviewed, “I love this colorful sea turtle door mat, it goes great with our coastal themed house! It seems to be very sturdy and I am hoping it lasts a long time! Nice size (2’x3′) with a vinyl backing. (I) Have already gotten several compliments.”
Mark any special occasion with a turtle gift she will cherish for an eternity — the Pandora twinkling turtle charm. The little Pandora turtle is made of high quality sterling silver with bezel-set sparkling cubic zirconia eyes. This sweet shelled friend has tiny hearts on the soles of her feet to remind the wearer that love leads the way to all good things. Marking an anniversary, a special trip or as a just because “I love you — and you love turtles” gift, the twinkling turtle is a must have addition to any Pandora Charm Bracelet.
Could there even be a better turtle gift idea than a turtle-arium? The gift for someone that has everything turtle or for the non-turtle obsessed because this turtle terrarium is just down right cool! The legs and head lower base is made of hearty resin with a thick cast glass shell. Just add a little dirt and your favorite greenery for the most adorable terrarium out there. Pre-plant the terrarium with low maintenance succulents, and you’ve got yourself a turtle gift idea for the ages!
Help the sea turtle lovers keep our oceans clean from plastic (and full of healthy sea turtles) with the reusable stainless steel turtle canteen from Tree Tribe. A great turtle gift idea for the environmentalist. Tree Tribe plants at least 1 tree for each canteen sold, and they’ve actually planted over 400,000 trees in 12 countries so far. The green double walled, vacuum insulated canteen not only looks chic with a sleek white turtle graphic, but keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours. Plus, Tree Tribe believes so deeply in their product, that each bottle comes with a lifetime warranty!
The Lilly Pulitzer turtle trinket tray makes a great sea turtle gift for the beach chic turtle lover on your list. The contemporary porcelain turtle ups the lux factor of any room with a modern royal blue and white pattern finished in gold accents. Let this stylish catch-all be the new landing place for jewelry, keys, kitchen utensils — or really any knick knack you are constantly misplacing. This trinket tray is an affordable elevated turtle gift sure to please turtle lovers and Lilly Pulitzer fans alike. One Amazon customer reviewed “(I) bought this to add a little color to my new all white bathroom. It is so cute and a great place to put rings or watches while taking a shower.”
If you’ve ever caught yourself going to IKEA just to get the giant open top tote — first of all you are not alone, and second, it is time to up your game with the tribal sea turtle tote from VP Home. Ideal for groceries, picnics, kids’ endless sporting equipment, even as a car trunk organizer, this jumbo open top tote might be one of the most useful turtle gifts out there. Just imagine how many diapers and toys this thing could contain! The totally collapsible design and durable dual handle construction makes this open top tote every family’s go-to carry all.
Kids, career, laundry, groceries, soccer practice…it seems like life keeps speeding up with more responsibilities and stressors than ever. Why not give the gift of calming the mind with the Turtle Coloring Book for Adults. Coloring actually is a wonderful stress reducer, and does some of the same things that meditation does to the brain, generating inner balance. Find hours of mindful quiet in the 35 pages of artistically rendered turtles, perfect for anyone looking to decompress and escape the day. Pair the sea turtle coloring book with the Premier artist grade colored pencils in a handy canvas storage wrap for the best turtle gift ever!
An elegant gift for turtle lovers, the statement making jade turtle pendant necklace by Amazon Collection features a subtle green jade gem enclosed in an 18k yellow gold plated turtle shell cage. This modern everyday necklace radiates enough elegance to seamlessly go from school pickups to a night out. “This has become one of my wife’s favorite necklaces,” reviews one Amazon customer. “She says it goes with almost anything and I agree. The jade is not too green. In my opinion as a consumer, the subtle color makes it more versatile. I don’t give many items 5 stars, this one meets the standard.”
Why is it that kids, dogs…heck even husbands love to go full force through a closed screen door? Problem solved, the Robbins Aria screen door magnet — a cute decal that locks onto any screen stopping everyone in their tracks before they take out another screen door. Gift the Tribal Turtle screen door decal and save your loved one the anguish of another busted screen. “They REALLY work!” raves an Amazon customer. “They stay right where you put them! Twist, click, lock! We got the honu (turtle) design because my husband had installed a sliding screen door and walked right into it several times that first day! (This) has solved our problem!”
Designed and crafted by hand, the modern Wilton Armetale turtle chip and dip platter (Mad Men fans can probably envision Pete Campbell’s face right now) will be the conversation piece of the party! Made of non-toxic 100% recycled Armetale metal, an aluminum based alloy metal special to the Wilton Armetale line. This modern turtle serving plate will keep food chilled (just refrigerator before using) or keep appetizers piping hot (the dish can withstand heat up to 1000° degrees). Fill up this sea turtle with your favorite chips and dip and let it swim across your party feeding everyone in sight. An ideal sea turtle gift idea for that special someone who loves to throw a party.
Stretching nearly 2 feet long, this giant stuffed sea turtle from toy greats Melissa & Doug is sure to touch the hearts of turtle lovers young and old. The life-like sea turtle features realistic details and marking, but is made from a super soft washable polyester material for years of soft snuggles. One Amazon customer reviewed “This is just a beautiful elegant stuffed animal. I wanted to hug him as soon as I took him out of the box — I love that he is realistic looking with truer to life coloring (not garish) There is something quite wise and calming about sea turtles and Melissa & Doug have really captured those qualities in this dear plush creature.”
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