Searching for the perfect gift this holiday season? The Zoo’s Gift Shop has something for everyone on your list: Zoo lovers, little explorers, bookworms and homebodies alike.
Encourage friends and family to get out and explore this winter by staying warm in this CMZ Explore Hoodie by Kastlfel, sustainably made from recycled plastics. Keep bundled up in Dorfman Pacific Co. waterproof gloves, a 55” plaid blanket scarf, or a selection of winter hats including this handcrafted and fair trade lion hat from Arts of Ecuador and this black and gold striped tiger hat.
Know someone who loves to surround themselves with cute and functional bags? Look no further! COMECO INC’s collection of bags, including these COMECO INC red panda, sloth, and Lucky Cat crossbody bags and this giraffe sling backpack are sure to delight. Even the soft Fiesta panda bag can hold all their daily essentials – and look cute doing it!
Our planet deserves some tender loving care, now more than ever. Help your loved ones show they care by sporting a Rabbit Skins’ Love Your Mother Earth shirt, and feel proud when wearing a handmade 1 Tree Mission bracelet that plants a tree for every bracelet sold. Walk the talk using tips from Simple Acts to Save Our Planet by Michelle Neff and using this reusable silverware and straw set by Sand Straw.
Plastering water bottles with stickers is all the rage with the younger generation. You can find an assortment of nature inspired Die-Cut stickers for the little explorers in your life. If they don’t have a bottle to decorate yet, pick up one of these white or blue Explore the Outdoors bottles. Kids also enjoy these elephant and rhino Animal Poppers, which is just like popping bubble wrap - but can be reused again and again!
Know someone who’s enjoyed watching the tiger cubs learn and grow at the Zoo this year? Get them something to remind them of their love of tigers, including the Kastlfel Khaki tiger cap, ted tiger trucker cap, and Kastlfel Mama Tiger tee. Decorate the home with an enamel tiger magnet and Wild Republic Living Earth Tiger plush.
These books will make anyone’s eyes sparkle in wonder with their colorful pages and captivating facts. Have a good laugh with Life in the Sloth Lane by Lucy Cooke, or learn about wildlife and nature in Kaleidoscope of Creatures by Cath Ard and Greer Stothers and Shark by Brian Skerry. Kids of all ages will find an entertaining read with My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan and Experiment with Outdoor Science by Nick Arnold. Lastly, reconnect with your wild side with 1,001 Ways to Live WILD by Barbara Kipfer.
Who wouldn’t want to give a great gift while also making a global impact? 100% of profits from your purchase of various Gorongosa coffee grounds - which you can drink from a Liquid Logic Andean Bear mug - goes to support rainforest restoration. Coffee not your thing? How about a pair of socks from Conscious Step that support cheetah conservation through the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors? If you know someone who loves fair trade items, pick up a Tonga Bowl, or maybe a Felted Bird and Snake pet toy from the Snow Leopard Trust. When you purchase one of an assortment of plush, including this 30 cm Standing Rhino plush, a portion of the sale goes directly to support wildlife conservation.
When life gets stressful, it’s best to take some time to relax. Create a calming atmosphere with a Glassdelights bonsai ornament and a carnation fig or hydrangea pine Paddywax 8 oz. candle, or set out a Paddywax verbena and lemongrass diffuser while you sit down with loved ones to complete a Melissa & Doug 100 piece floor puzzle or a Mudpuppy 500 piece tree-dwelling Slowpokes puzzle. Journal or draw in the Insights set of three 64-page conservation-themed notebooks, or use your imagination when coloring in this Crocodile Creek Giant 44”x33” Coloring Poster.
Doing most of your holiday shopping from home this year? You can still get some great items that support your Zoo from the comfort of your couch. Click here to access the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s new online store and shop through an assortment of apparel, plush made from recycled materials, and sustainable gifts, and have them delivered straight to your door.
Do you prefer to give the gift of experiences over physical items? Give the gift of membership! Zoo memberships are perfect for those who want to visit the Zoo for an hour or for a whole day, 362 days a year! And with gift memberships, they can start their membership whenever they’re ready to! Great for individuals or families, a membership opens up a world of animal experiences for each and every animal lover. The Membership Program is presented by PNC.
All the items featured except for Zoo memberships and select online store items can be purchased from the Zoo’s Main Gift Shop. Members get 10% off purchases. Zoo Memberships can be purchased online here, over the phone by calling 216-635-3329, or at the Zoo between 10 A.M. to 3 P.M daily.
*Sale items and specials are excluded from the 10% member discount. Gift shop items are subject to availability.