Alligators look like prehistoric creatures that have come back from the past. Have you ever seen one up close? I live in Florida which is known as gator country. While I have been fortunate not to look out my window and see one in my yard, I have had a close encounter. One time I was fishing in the Everglades. A gator chomped onto the bobber that was attached to my line. This was not the big catch I was looking for! However, right before I let go of my pole, the gator realized there was no food and swam away. Now I am content to admire them from afar.
These gifts for gator lovers will help them experience their love for these animals in a safe environment, while sporting their admiration with quirky novelty items. Their jaws will drop when they open these cool presents from you.
Best gifts for alligator lovers
Florida is known for being home to tons of alligators. So what better place to get to see them up close, in a safe environment, of course. I initially stumbled across this place while escaping to Orlando after a hurricane. Over 2000 American Alligators live here. There are exhibits, shows, and even a zipline experience. Can you imagine zip lining over gators? Yikes!
Alligator gifts for kids
Kids always love cuddly plush toys, even when the actual animals aren’t so cuddly. I think kids are fascinated with dangerous animals as a way of conquering their fears. My son used to say prayers at night thanking God for alligators and snakes. It was never our soft fuzzy kitties.
Creative kids might like an alligator puppet to make up their own scenarios. Don’t be surprised if they think it’s funny to make the alligator bite you! For toddlers, get an alligator pull toy to trail along behind them. Little kids love these. I remember having a pink and purple duck to pull around when I was a kid.
Fun alligator gifts
The Everglades is the longest slow moving river of grass in the world. The slow water makes it a great ecosystem for tons of animals and birds. If you visit the Everglades, you can take an airboat tour and see many of these creatures in their natural habitats. Shows are also available to learn more about these wild animals and their homes. However, a word of caution, the slow moving water is also a great environment for nesting mosquitoes. Wear bug spray! Also, Florida sun is very strong no matter what time of year you visit. Make sure to wear sunscreen as well.
Visitors will want to take a lot of photos and videos of all this nature. Give them a waterproof phone case so their phone won’t get ruined if they get splashed. Most of these come on lanyards so they won’t have to worry about dropping their phone over the edge of the boat. If they don’t already have one, you may want to get them a selfie stick with a tripod so someone doesn’t have to get left out of the pictures.
For someone who likes jewelry, an alligator pendant makes a nice gift. For someone who likes a more unique gift, you could get one of the choker necklaces designed like an alligator wrapped around their throat.
I like the way these alligator rings wrap around the finger a bit better than that choker idea. Alligator earrings come in studs or dangles. You can get an alligator charm for someone who has a charm bracelet or a necklace with charms.
Alligator novelty items for the bath
Decorate their bath with a novelty shower curtain and bath mat.
Don’t forget the bath towels. Some have hoods for the little ones. However, you can get larger towels for adults or to use at the beach. For extra bath time fun, get the little ones some bath toys. These can double as pool and beach toys too.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other animals too!
Funny alligator themed gifts
For some real fun, get them a remote control alligator head. These are a great way to freak people out, either in the pool or a backyard pond. Imagine some unsuspecting person seeing movement and thinking it’s a real alligator!
As another funny alligator gift, get the family matching alligator Christmas sweaters. My favorite is the one where alligators are pulling Santa’s sleigh!
To keep the feet warm get some goofy alligator socks where it looks like the alligators ate their feet.
These fun pool toys are great for kids, but some of them are sturdy enough for adults too.
For additional pool supplies get alligator lovers an alligator floating pool thermometer. Imagine a little alligator bobbing around in the water to let you know the temperature of the water. You can even get an alligator chlorine dispenser.
8. Dog Toy
Unique gator gifts for dogs
Fido can be an alligator fan too. Won’t he be so excited to have an alligator toy to cuddle and chew, especially one that squeaks?
For those who like to dress up their fur babies, get an alligator dog costume. If your dog enjoys dressing up, you don’t have to pull these out only at Halloween. For those that run and hide when they see dog clothes, get a gator dog collar instead.
Alligator novelty items to eat
Who knew these even existed? I’ve heard of Swedish fish and gummy bears, but I never heard of gummy alligators!
If you prefer giving a more personal present, make them some alligator chocolates. You can buy an alligator chocolate mold and some green candy melts. Just melt the candies, pour them in the molds, and refrigerate until they solidify again. This is a fun project to do with kids, because it isn’t complicated.
If they prefer cookies, get an alligator cookie cutter, and whip up a batch of homemade cookies. I don’t know about you, but I think homemade gifts are the best. The thought and time put into homemade gifts far outweighs the monetary value.
10. Holiday Ornament
Alligator themed gifts for the holidays
Holiday ornaments are great stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, and secret santa gifts. A friend of mine gave me a llama ornament one year because of an ongoing office joke. I laugh everytime I see that on the tree.
As a stocking stuffer or teacher gift, give an alligator bookmark. You can even get a pack to give out to a team or class. Some of these look like they are stuck in the book. A silly alligator pen also makes a good stocking stuffer.