There’s something relaxing about turtles and tortoises – they’re slow, gentle, and get the job done in their own time. This list of darling turtle gifts will enthral fans of these calming creatures, whether you’re buying for adults or children. From a turtle-shaped sleeping bag for a sleepover to a luxurious tortoise house that can be used indoors or out, these gifts have been selected to suit people of all ages.
Zen Turtle Garden Sculpture
Turtles have mastered the art of Zen; take things slowly, be calm, and don’t worry about material possessions. Add a little reminder to a turtle lover’s garden with one of these adorable statues. Made from solid cast stone, this turtle, with Chinese symbols on his back, will make the perfect meditation friend.
Adults and kids alike will love having this stunning plush to cuddle up to. Made by Melissa and Doug, this toy measures almost 2 feet in length and is remarkably lifelike, with realistic markings and authentic looking details. Surface washable, it’s suitable for marine life lovers aged 3 and over.
Turtles make great pets, and they are surprisingly easy to care for. Give them a home fit for royalty with this 20 gallon aquarium. Fitted with dome lamps to keep the temperature warm and allow for dreamy basking, all they need to add is some water and, of course, a turtle.
Totally adorable and the perfect way to remember a special ocean side location, this pendant features two sweet sterling silver turtles. But look closer and you will see that their ‘shells’ are filled with sand, which you can choose from the long list available, or even send in your own.
Every sale of this amazing coloring book helps sea turtle conservation, making it the ultimate feel-good gift for turtle lovers. With pictures of turtles and other marine life included, this book even offers the opportunity to upload their best pics to be displayed on the WWW.
Whether they like turtles or not, they’ll fall in love with this utterly charming garden decoration. Made of two sweet turtles which can be pushed together or spaced apart, the pebble they’re both holding reads ‘My Rock’ when joined in the middle. Hand-painted for indoor and outdoor use.
Any string light adds a soft and festive feel to the home, but this set is extra special. Emitting a gentle green glow, these lights are made up of 40 tiny little turtles, making them ideal for a beach house, garden party, or any ocean-themed gathering of friends.
Leatherbacks are rarely seen by land lubbers as they prefer to stay thousands of feet below the sea, so this one is even more exciting. Offering a rare glimpse of this beautiful creature, this glass turtle has been handcrafted from soda lime glass to create the stunning green and brown detailing.
Rock painting has become a popular pastime for many kids (and their parents), and this one will add a wonderful sea-vibe to their collection. Containing one turtle-shaped rock, this set also comes with 6 weatherproof paints and a brush so that artists can get to work designing their wonderful pet.
Every drink of tea or coffee will end with a smile when they have this cute mug. Made from high-fire ceramic and holding 11oz, this delicately colored blue mug conceals a tiny turtle nestled at the bottom, which is only visible once the last drops have been drunk.
How sweet is this glow in the dark cable bite? Teeny tiny yet hard to miss, this little chap slides onto electrical cables to prevent breakage and add a cute feel. Perfect for when they’re watching TV or game playing in the dark and need to find their device.
Made from resin and available in rainbow colors or green and red, this little planter will add cheer to any office or home. The ideal size for holding succulents, bonsai, or air plants, this cute pot features a small hole in the bottom to allow for drainage and/or airflow.
Fans of The Cat in the Hat will thoroughly enjoy Dr. Seuss’ Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. Told in the doc’s inimitable rhyming style, this book also tells the tale of Gertrude McFuzz and The Big Brag to gently remind of the perils of greed, vanity, and pride.
You will not find a cuter turtle gift anywhere! Utterly adorable and measuring less than 2” long, these suncatchers are made from hand-blown glass and colored in various shades. Placed in a window, these six turtles will beautifully capture the sunlight and emit cheerful rainbow hues.
Lifelike in design and incredibly detailed, this garden sculpture will make a sweet addition to a patio or yard. Featuring two baby turtles on their mother’s back, this sculpture is solar powered and will glow gently at night for up to 8 hours.
Full of beautiful life lessons and nuggets of wisdom we could all learn from, this little book will encourage readers to see life through the eyes of a turtle. Charmingly illustrated, ‘Lessons of a Turtle – the little book of life’ will guide them through life’s ups and downs with a gentle, calming philosophy.
They can keep their favorite sea creature close to hand (or should we say foot) with this pair of pretty socks. Made from a cotton and spandex mix, these socks will fit women’s shoe sizes 4 to 10.5 and feature an all over green and yellow turtle design.
Get the draught experience without having to visit the bar with this clever accessory. Simply place the stainless steel turtle bottle opener across the rim of the glass, pour beer from the bottle over it, and watch as the drink settles into a perfectly layered beverage complete with foamy head.
Hoodies are a great way to tell the world about a hobby, and if you know someone whose hobbies have shells on, then this hoody is for them. Available in 6 colors, this warm, soft sweatshirt has the word ‘LOVE’ on the front, with a turtle taking the place of the ‘O’.
If they like their décor less cute and more contemporary, this planter will make the ideal gift. Made from aluminum, this gold colored planter is intricately patterned to resemble a shell, and has plenty of room for a houseplant in its back. Measurements are 6″H, 8.25″L, and 7.25” W.
How spellbinding are these beautiful pendants? Made from brass with a shimmering opal shell, this sea turtle pendant comes in gold, silver, or rose gold, and hangs on a 15” chain. Totally unusual and ideal for fans of these graceful creatures, this necklace makes an outstanding turtle gift.
Add some oceanographic character to the kitchen or dining room with this impressive cast iron trivet. A substantial 12 inches x 9 inches, this four-legged trivet will hold heavy, hot saucepans and casseroles steadily, while protecting the furniture from scorch marks with its rubber tipped feet
Trinket boxes don’t come much more beautiful or unusual than this one. Made from metal, this box is decorated with hand painted enamel and crystals, and depicts a mama and baby turtle. The hinged shell opens to reveal a space that’s perfectly sized to keep a ring or two safe and secure.
When you think of animals known to protect a property, you might think of Rottweilers, geese, or perhaps the exotic peacock. What you would never think of is a Testudine. This fun sign is made from metal in a distressed finish, and warns trespassers to ‘Beware of Tortoise’.
This beautiful little chap will add more than a splash of color to the home, because it includes just about every hue you can think of on its gorgeous shell. Handmade from stone resin, this outstanding turtle boasts a colorful stained glass effect on its shell to bring cheer to any room.
Adults and kids aged 8+ will really enjoy putting this fun puzzle together. Comprising a series of smooth wooden pieces, this model should take about an hour to construct, and builds into a delightful 3D turtle that they can keep on their desk or bookshelf.
Give their tortoise somewhere palatial to reside with this awesome animal enclosure. Made from wood in a choice of gray and white, or yellow, this cute house has two rooms so they can escape from the world when they want some peace, or sun themselves in the mesh top outer room.
Everything about this beautiful mug says ‘ocean’, from the vibrant sea greens and blues of the glaze to the cute turtle detail on the side. Large enough to hold a generous 18 oz. this mug is microwave and dishwasher safe so it can be used on a daily basis.
If you’re searching for a gift that’s both beautiful and meaningful, this Loggerhead Adoption Kit is perfect. Along with a cuddle 12” plush, they will receive a certificate, photo, and information about how your donation is helping to save these gentle, graceful creatures from having their habitats destroyed.
Even those who like to travel light need somewhere to store their phone, keys, and cards when they’re out and about. This crossbody cell phone purse – which features a delightful turtle design – is roomy enough to carry all three, but small enough not to get in the way.
Suitable for kids aged 3 to 12 years will love snuggling up inside this adorable fleece sleeping bag. Made from super soft polar fleece, this cute bag is made in the shape of a giant turtle with legs and tail, and a space for the turtle’s (child’s) head to pop through.
So unusual and striking in appearance, this gorgeous black and white mug carries an important message. Decorated with a pretty sea creature scene, the inside rim of this 12 oz. mug reads ‘slow down & enjoy life’; which is something we could all do with remembering.
Take them back to where it all began with this fabulous vintage-style TMNT sweatshirt. Displaying the original logo featuring Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, this crew neck top comes in a classic gray with ‘1968’ (the year they first made their appearance), spanning the shelled superheroes’ picture.
The only way to get this bracelet off is to let it fall off once the cord is worn out, but that’s a good thing! Once they break, wish bracelets are said to make a wish come true. This sweet hemp cord band features a delightful alloy sea turtle charm.
Utterly charming and with beautiful illustrations, The Box Turtle tells the story of Terence, the turtle who was born without a shell. Given a new one by his parents, Terence learns that being different is a good thing. Charmingly told, this book for 3-5 year olds conveys an important message.
Ideal for putting on shows, storytelling, or just as a bedtime friend, this sweet plush hand puppet will make a delightful gift. Super soft and cuddly, this cute puppet is easy to animate and will accommodate both children’s and adults’ hands comfortably.
This crystal box would make a stunning addition to any home. Lovingly made to resemble a mother turtle with a baby on her back, this crystal piece is more than just an ornament. The opening lid means it’s perfect for holding candies, or for keeping potpourri in.
Add to someone’s creature collection with one of these gorgeous opalite turtles. Hand carved and with the appearance of genuine opal, this little figure shimmers and shines with shades of white and blue, and would look lovely either displayed or carried as a good luck charm.