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A bit of Zoo for you: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Need a little help picking out gifts this year? Check out these Zoo items for the animal lovers on your list or treat yourself this holiday season!

Plush, please

These huggable plush animals are perfect for the kids on your gift list or for those who are kids at heart! All the animals featured here-Gorilla, Giraffe, Slow Loris, Rhino, and Lion-help secure a future for wildlife. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting conservation programs around the globe!

Coffee, and mugs, and bears, oh my

Coffee lovers rejoice-you can get your caffeine fix and help Andean Bears! The Andean Bear Conservation Alliance mug pairs wonderfully with shade-grown Colombia Coffee. Shade-grown coffee helps protect Andean bear habitat and proceeds from the mug and coffee sales helps support Andean bear conservation.

Get your CMZ gear here

The gift shop offers a variety of shirts, hats, and fleeces with the newly redesigned Cleveland Metroparks Zoo logo. Be sustainable with a CMZ shirt from Kastlefel, made with recycled water bottles or give a gift of warmth with a green fleece for those cold Cleveland days. You can find hats for the sunny days in early spring and find great kid gear like the grey hooded CMZ logo sweatshirts!

Chavez for Charity

Chavez for Charity pairs style with a cause. With each beaded bracelet purchase, 25% of the proceeds are donated to the charity attached to the bracelet color. The white bracelets, all with unique charms and bead patterns, will go to the Cleveland Zoological Society and help support your Zoo!

Books, books and more books

Is one of your family members a book-worm? Do you want to learn more about the secret lives of animals? The gift shop has you covered. Titles like Climate Of Hope, The Truth About Animals and National Geographic’s The Photo Ark can satisfy any knowledge quest. Check out more titles like Simple Acts To Save Our Planet and Rewilding The World to learn about how you can help make a difference!

For the eco-conscious

These gifts pack a sustainability punch and are great for the hosts of your next holiday party. Ex Libris Anonymous journals take vintage books and give them a new life as notebooks. Keep plastic out of our waterways by gifting a reusable metal water bottle. These water bottles can keep liquid cool for up to 24 hours or warm for up to 12 hours. Beer bottles get an upcycled look as a Max’s Waxhouse candle—choose your favorite scent from the three fragrances available!

Decorating for the holidays

For trees that need a bit of an animal touch, these ornaments are a perfect addition. You can find a variety of animal ornaments made from glass, resin, felt, or wood. The felted snow leopard ornaments, handmade in Mongolia, help fund snow leopard conservation through the Snow Leopard Trust, and provide support to communities sharing the remote habitat.

Gifts for the kids

The Zoo gift shop has great gifts for kids in every age group. Boost memory and learning with the Jungle Memory Game and the Secrets Of The Rainforest book. Encourage educational play with the animal Rescue Kit; you can pair it with your favorite plush animal for a great set. Cheer up a cold winter day with a sloth blanket and socks, and provide a bit of color with a sloth pouch, tiger hat, and leopard keychain.

Wild style

Bring the Zoo home with great decor items. Put the perfect family photo in the Into The Wild frame and keep change or jewelry in the beautifully colored Cheetah Dish. Djembe drums, wooden giraffe carvings, and Kissi Stone bowls not only look great, they help support local artisans in East Africa and Indonesia and help reduce human-wildlife conflict.

Gift the Zoo

Give the gift that lasts a whole year! Zoo memberships are perfect for those who want to visit the Zoo for an hour or for a whole day, 363 days a year! Great for individuals or families, a membership opens up a world of animal experiences for each and every animal lover.

Did you find the perfect gift? Here is how to purchase!

Some items featured here can be purchased from the Zoo’s online store. All the items featured except for Zoo memberships can be purchased from the Zoo’s Main Gift Shop. Members get 10% off purchases.* Zoo memberships can be purchased online, over the phone by calling 216-635-3329, or at the Zoo Membership Desk, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. daily.

*Sale items and specials are excluded from the 10% member discount.

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