Dolphin Gifts ~ 33 intelligent gift ideas for intelligent creatures
There’s a lot to appreciate when it comes to dolphins: they’re smart, they play a lot and they’re great swimming partners if you happen to get that chance.
I know that there are a whole lot of fans of dolphins out there, so today, for those who are lovers of these great creatures, I’m listing out the Seashell Madness top 33 suggestions for Dolphin Gifts!
Dolphin Cell Phone Pouch
Everyone has to carry their phones with them, so why not let your friends carry their phones in great dolphin style — don't you just love that wonderful dolphin art on the front of this one? — with this cross-body phone handbag. The fantastic teal and white color scheme fits the beach aesthetic perfectly, and this little bag is also functional: it features an external unzippered compartment and a main zippered compartment with three different credit card slots.
Salt and Pepper Holder
I really get a kick out of items like this which are both functional and fun. If you know someone who loves dolphins but also just lets their salt and pepper shakers lie around on the table… well here's the perfect solution. Let those spices ride the waves with a smiling dolphin. This handcrafted dolphin has a nice, sturdy base and holds a traditionally-sized set of shakers. Catch a wave!
Stemless Wine Glasses Etched w/Dolphin
Stemless wine glasses are just the coolest, lots of wine aficionados would agree. And if you know a wine aficionado who is also a big fan of dolphins, then here we have the perfect gift. Each of these glasses is hand-blown glass and features artwork which has been sand-carved by hand (no stickers or lasers here folks). And I personally am a fan of the Polynesian illustration style, and this dolphin is done really well.
Jewelry Box with Dolphin Motif
Perhaps your gift-receiver is into really cool jewelry. And perhaps that means that everyone else will be getting this person gifts of jewelry. Well, they'll need a place to keep all of that jewelry won't they? And you can swoop in and save the day with this handmade wooden jewelry box featuring two dolphins on the lid.
Socks with Dolphins
Once upon a time there was a cliche that socks were the most boring gift out there. Well, no more. There are lots of great socks that make great gifts. Take, for instance, these guys. Treat someone to the gift of dolphins swimming about their ankles.
Fun Dolphin Fact:“We do know some things about how [dolphins’ sounds] are used with certain behaviors. Now, the signature whistle is a whistle that’s specific to an individual dolphin. It’s like a name.”
source: Denise Herzing, ted.com
Dolphin 3D Illusion Lamp
It's not 3D, it's just an illusion. But, wow, what a great illusion it is! I am a big fan of these lights and I recommend them in all sorts of styles. This one of a dolphin is, I think, particularly cool. If you know a dolphin lover who needs a night light (or, heck, even one who doesn't technically need a nightlight) this will make one great gift.
Glass Dolphin Wine Stopper
Assuming that the wine-lover in your life knows how to pace him- or herself, then they need to have a great wine stopper. This one not only has a great design with a rubber gasket to keep that seal nice and tight, it has a wonderful depiction of a frolicking dolphin. This is the way to keep wine fresh, my friends.
3D Wooden Dolphin Puzzle
You've gotta love a good 3D puzzle. I mean, they combine the mental workout of a puzzle with the artistic beauty of a sculpture. That is, of course, assuming that you're good enough at puzzles to end up with what it’s supposed to look like. This dolphin puzzle is so amazing that I’m guessing it will end up on display once solved, rather than going back in the box.
Pint Glass with Jumping Dolphin
I don't know anyone who doesn't like pint glasses (even my husband, who is not a beer drinker, has a collection). And with a great dolphin silhouette — which has been hand-carved, by the way — this one makes a great addition to any pint glass collection. And it even comes in a special gift box (so you know it makes a good gift)!
Sterling Silver “Eternal Love” Heart
If you're looking for a romantic gift for someone who is a fan of dolphins, I think that this one is spot on. Featuring wonderful representations of a mermaid and dolphin, this one is not just a dolphin necklace, not just a heart-shaped necklace, but a great representation of eternal love.
DIY Crochet Dolphin Pillow Cover
For the crafty dolphin-lover in your life here is a great embroidery crochet set. Crocheting can be a wonderfully meditative activity — and incredibly satisfying because you end up with something great when you're done. With this beginner-friendly kit, anyone can end up with a beautiful dolphin-themed pillow cover.
Dolphin Shot Glass
Though shots can be fun, shot glasses can be pretty boring. But not this one! This shot glass has character! And that character is in the form of a dolphin. This would definitely add an extra level of fun to someone's drinking games.
Fun Dolphin Fact:“The largest dolphin, the orca, can grow to be over 30 feet long. The smallest, the Maui dolphin, is just five feet long. ”
Garden Wind Spinner
Great for gardeners or folks who like to pretty up their outdoor spaces like porches and decks, here we have a wonderful dolphin-themed wind spinner. The metallic surface gets all sparkly in the sunshine and the dolphin cutouts add a special touch of the aquatic to anyone's outdoor space.
Decorative Throw Blanket
I'm still amazed at how wonderfully things can be printed on fabrics these days. What a wonderful piece of dolphin artwork adorning this 60" by 80" blanket. Also… it's fluffy! I'm a big fan of soft, fluffy blankets, so if someone on your gift list is also a fan of fluffiness then I highly recommend this blanket for them.
Personalized Stainless Steel Water Bottle
With all of the plastic that is finding its way to the oceans these days, it is great to see so many people heading to the beach with stainless steel water bottles. And I really like the sleek design of this particular water bottle. And, of course I love that it features a great dolphin illustration. But that's not all… this particular stainless steel water bottle comes with personalized engraving. How cool is that?
“Wise Words from a Dolphin” Print
Here's a great bit of wall art for those beach-lovers in your life. It is "Wise Words from a Dolphin," and it encapsulates a lot of the great things about these aquatic mammals. It's also a great design and would work really well for someone who has a beach-themed room (or rooms) in their house.
Leaping Dolphin Canvas Print
As a fan of dolphin art myself, this canvas print really caught my eye. I love the colors. And what a wonderful use of the reflections as the dolphin leaps above the surface of the water. This one would be great for anyone into coastal decor.
Dolphin Wall Decal
Okay, be honest, who out there wouldn't want a giant decal of dolphins swimming across their bedroom walls? Especially kids! I know that I wish my childhood bedroom had featured a pod of dolphins. And they're a lot easier than painting a mural on your wall — just peel 'em off and stick them up, just like any other sticker out there.
3D Dolphin & Beach Floor Sticker
I absolutely love the current trend of 3D illusion art. And this one is just fantastic — it's like having a beach with frolicking dolphins on your bedroom floor. This would make a great gift for a kid (or anyone else) who has a room with an uncarpeted floor.
Fun Dolphin Fact:“Many [dolphin] species typically dive several hundred feet deep; the average dive depth for Risso’s dolphins is 100-900 feet, and for offshore bottlenose dolphins over 200 feet. The maximum recorded depth for orcas is more than 3,200 feet.”
Mermaid & Dolphin Shower Curtain
Many fans of dolphins are also fans of mermaids (I know that I am — that's why there are several pages on this this site devoted to mermaids.) If you know such a person, and if that person has plain white shower curtains, I would suggest that this mermaid and dolphin shower curtain would make a great gift. It's a wonderful illustration. And it's… a shower curtain. You can't go wrong.
Dolphin Pod Kinetic Sculpture
A kinetic sculpture makes a great gift for anyone who has a desk that could use some spicing up. There's just something calming about the gentle and seemingly infinite back and forth of something like this. And lately kinetic art has taken a leap forward with some much more interesting designs, like for instance, this pod of dolphins.
Big Plush Dolphin
For a whole lot of people on your gift list, a giant stuffed animal always makes for a good gift. And if that someone is into dolphins, then here we have a wonderful one. I love the giant size of this plush dolphin. Fantastic!
Leggings are a great way to dress in the summertime, and what better leggings than a pair featuring dolphins?
“Dolphin are My Sunshine” Phone Case
No one wants to have a boring cell phone case, now do they? So why not give the gift of a really beautiful one. I'm guessing that a whole lot of the folks on your gift list would love a phone case featuring brightly jeweled dolphins swimming around a beautiful gold flower.
Handcrafted Stoneware Dolphin Mug
I love the styling of this handmade stoneware mug. Actually, I'm a fan of handmade stoneware in general (and I'll bet you know a lot of other people who are fans as well). This one features a beautiful dolphin illustration in a hand-sketched style and will definitely draw attention from others in the break room.
Fun Dolphin Fact:“Unlike land mammals that breathe and eat through their mouths, dolphins have separate holes for each task. Dolphins eat through their mouths and breathe through their blowholes.”
“Tails of the Tea” Dolphin Infuser
When people find that they're drinking maybe just a little too much coffee, they often turn to tea. Even black teas are lower in caffeine than coffee, making it the perfect drink to wind down from that coffee buzz. If you know someone like that, then maybe get them this dolphin infuser to help them out. Not only does it have a great design, but it is named with not one, but two puns.
Book: “Exploring the World of Dolphins”
A nice, fun book always makes for a good gift. And if you know someone who would like to learn more about dolphins, "Exploring the World of Dolphins" could be just the thing!
Stepping Stones with Stained Glass Dolphins
Do you know someone whose yard or walkway could use an artistic touch? These handmade stepping stones are made of stained glass set into concrete. I can't get over how absolutely beautiful these stones are. A beautiful and unique gift to make a beautiful and unique addition to any yard.
“Wave Dancers” Watercolor Painting
What a wonderful watercolor! A lot of the pages of Seashell Madness are devoted to coastal artwork, so I've looked at quite a few paintings in my day, and I really love this watercolor of a Hawaiian girl watching a pod of frolicking dolphins. Give this one to someone who has a blank spot on their wall just calling out for some beauty.
Colorful Metal Dolphin Wall Art
The bright, cheerful colors of this painted metal dolphin make it a great gift choice! Whoever you give this to won't be able to not smile when this cheerful dolphin is unwrapped. And that cheerfulness can continue every time they check it out on whatever wall they hang it on.
Intricately Cut Wooden Dolphins
There is some amazing woodworking going on these days, with intricate and beautiful artistic patterns being carefully cut from wood. Like these wonderful dolphins carved out of walnut. The perfect addition to a room of coastal decor.
Ocean Resin Dolphin
Any beach lover would love to see an ocean in the shape of a dolphin. I know they would. I love how many artists these days are using resin to create oceans. Resin is the perfect medium for oceans — the way that it rolls, cascades and shines is beautiful — and this resin dolphin is a great example.
Laptop Decal of a Dolphin
No laptop should go un-decaled. Never. So if you know someone who still has their laptop plain and boring, perhaps giving them this will add a little spice to the computer life. Hey, it couldn't hurt.
Mermaid & Dolphins Duvet Set
What beautiful artwork for this set of bedding. It's wonderful. You really can't go wrong with mermaids and dolphins. Really, you can’t.
Dolphin Gift Ideas
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Written by Renee