I grew up around antiques and items collected from foreign travels. My mother’s family has several generations of sailors who traveled to Africa and India. On my father’s side, I have ancestors that were importers/exporters. I loved looking at all of the artifacts passed down from their travels in the late 1800s and early 1900s. However, my favorites were the elephants: wooden hand carved creatures, painted porcelain trinkets, and heavy brass objects. They always held an aura of mystique and reverence about them. Elephants always seem like they have a secret that we just can’t understand.
These elephant gifts pay homage to these majestic creatures, and keep them forefront in our minds, reminding us that by preserving their way of life, we are preserving ours too.
Best gifts for an elephant lover
This is definitely a bucket list worthy present for elephant lovers. Send them on a trip to Africa where they can stay in a safari lodge and see elephants roaming freely outside. In addition they will walk and drive through national parks viewing elephants in their natural habitats. They will think they died and went to elephant Heaven.
If you want a bucket list gift a bit closer to home, try an elephant encounter at Zoo Atlanta. During this hour-long experience, the elephant lover will learn about elephant care at the zoo. Then they will get to hand feed an elephant. Whichever trip you send them on, they will need some travel gear. You can tuck their experience vouchers in an elephant travel bag. There is a wide selection of duffle bags and toiletry cases. For travel around town, a crossbody bag makes a cute elephant gift for your best friend.
Unique gifts for elephant lovers
For someone who loves elephants, make a donation in their name to help protect the African elephant from poaching, provide conservation efforts, support research, and collaborate with the community.
Pair the donation with an elephant shirt so they can inspire conversations about their cause. For the little ones, get them an Ecokins elephant, or another Wild Republic animal. Each toy is actually made from recycled plastic water bottles. You are not only providing a cool toy to cuddle with, but you are also helping to protect the environment.
Elephant gifts for readers
For someone who likes to read, choose a book about elephants. This way they can learn more about these regal beasts.
Don’t forget books for kids. Get them interested in elephants from a young age, with books full of interesting facts or funny stories. My kids sometimes liked the books with animal facts more than the story books. I know this was the case with my kids and sharks. They just couldn’t get enough.
Remember those classics about Babar? I used to love the story where the elephant family went to Paris, and the dad’s suitcase got mixed up with somebody else’s. Silly antics ensued as they chased the mysterious mustache man around the city trying to get the red bag. Share these fun stories with your kids. You will be glad you did.
Gifts for someone who loves elephants
These stools just look so elegant. I am adding this to my wish list. The great thing is that most of these are handmade. When you buy one, you are supporting fine craftsmen.
You can also get a vintage elephant lamp to add to the decor. Then get some amazing wall art, whether metal or canvas, to complete the room. This will just pull everything together, creating an incredible aura in the elephant lover’s home.
Christmas gifts for elephant lovers
Start an ornament collection for the elephant lover. These make great stocking stuffers or present toppers. You can choose several, so they can have an elephant themed tree. My family has a tradition where I give each kid an ornament every year, inspired by their current hobbies or achievements. This way when they move out, they have a collection of ornaments telling the story of their lives. That being said, I still owe my youngest a skunk ornament from when he was four. For additional holiday decor, an elephant Christmas tree skirt will have them trumpeting with delight.
For elephant Christmas gifts for the family choose some cute elephant Christmas stockings. You can even get some choices personalized with a name. You can also get the family some funny elephant Christmas sweaters to wear for the holiday. These will definitely start up conversations with holiday guests.
Birthday gifts for elephant lovers
An elephant necklace makes a nice elephant gift for her as a birthday gift. Some allow for customization with a birthstone, name, or initial, making it a lovely personalized elephant gift. For Mother’s Day, you can choose a necklace with an amount of elephants equal to the amount of children she has.
As an elephant gift for him, you can choose from a selection of elegant cufflinks. However, my favorite is the selection of elephant rings. There are thumb spinners, delicate rings for small fingers, and fancy rings that can be used as a wedding ring.
Elephant gifts for the bedroom
Decorate the bedroom with an exotic motif.
In addition to a bedding set, you can get a set of curtains for the window. You can even get an elephant rug for a kid’s room, or for adults. Options include area rugs, runners, or mats for next to the bed.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other animals too!
8. Phone Case
Presents for elephant lovers
Elephants, elephants, elephants everywhere. There are so many cool phone cases to choose from, it is hard to decide which one to get.
An elephant popsocket is a trendy gift as well. These are used to make it easier to hold the phone while talking or watching a video. However, they can also slide into a wall mount for hands free viewing, or into a car mount to easily use the maps app while driving. For tablet users get a decorative elephant tablet case. Just make sure that whichever gift you decide on is compatible with the device you are buying for.
Unique elephant gifts for adults
I used to have a chef wine bottle holder. Even though I have a wine rack, the bottle holder looked so decorative on top. Add to the gift by including a wine stopper. Then complete the gift with a bottle of good wine.
For the collector, choose some elegant figurines. I am not one for nicnacs that sit on the shelf, collecting dust. However, I have a soft spot for elephants. I had some exotic elephant figurines that got lost in a move. Fourteen years later I am still upset about it.
For a Christmas gift for bibliophiles, get some fancy bookends to keep their books in place.
Unique elephant gifts for the kitchen
These are so adorable. Some even come as a set with a napkin holder or a spoon holder for the stove.
You can also get some novelty measuring spoons. These really look fancy. I would leave them hanging in the kitchen as a decoration. They shouldn’t be hidden away in a drawer. You can also get a whimsical paper towel holder. Then to complete this set of unusual kitchen gifts, get a ring holder. Then they won’t lose their rings when working in the kitchen. No more wondering if the ring came off in the lasagna!
11. Phone Stand
Elephant gift ideas for the office
I love these adorable phone stands for the office. Many double as pencil holders, and some even have bluetooth speakers for listening to music. This way they can show off their love of elephants at the office, even if they work from home. This is a great secret santa present for elephant lovers.
12. Travel Mug
What to give someone who loves elephants?
Travel mugs are great for taking that second cup of coffee on the road. They are also good for bringing cold beverages to sports events or play dates at the park. Of course, you can get a cute traditional elephant mug for sipping coffee at home.
They can carry their love of elephants to the office or school with an insulated lunch bag. This way, they can keep their cold food cold and warm food warm.
Elephant gifts for the bathroom
For the bath, you can get them a decorative shower curtain set. Most sets include shower curtain with hooks, non-slip rug, toilet seat cover, and toilet rug.
14. Cool Backpack
Elephant themed gifts for school
No matter what the age, there is a backpack for everyone who loves elephants. There are tiny ones for toddlers. There are backpacks for elementary school kids. There are also more sturdy ones for teens to use for school, or for women to use as purses.