My sister-in-law used to call my older son Shark Boy when he was younger. He could swim underwater and hold his breath for a scarily long time. He had shark t-shirts, shark toys, and was obsessed with the movie Shark Boy and Lava Girl. My sister had a rubber shark toy when we were kids. She called it Jaws Tooth. I think she got the name from the movie Jaws II, but as a little kid, Jaws Tooth made more sense to her.
Let’s face it, kids just love sharks. Adults do too. There is something majestic and awe inspiring about large sea creatures such as sharks and whales. These gifts for shark lovers will equal their enthusiasm.
1. Shark Socks
Funny shark presents
I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw some of these. Whether you get a pair of knitted socks that look like the shark is eating someone’s feet, or you get a regular pair of socks decorated with sharks, these are definitely unique shark gifts.
I live in a warm climate and don’t wear socks that often. For others like me, a shark t-shirt would get more use. Nobody ever has enough t-shirts. Your shark lover probably already has a shark t-shirt, but this is still a great gift. Their other shark shirt is most likely one of their favorites. The image is fading, and it’s starting to get holes in it. They will love opening a new one from you. Little kids love that silly Baby Shark song. They will be excited to get a cool jacket with this theme. Some even come with an umbrella.
2. Adopt a Shark
Unique shark gifts
Help support global conservation work by symbolically adopting a shark or another sea creature such as a turtle or penguin. There are several levels of donation, and the recipient receives an adoption certificate when you provide their email address. Choose either a Whale shark or the Great White. Don’t worry! You don’t actually take the sea creature home with you!
Wouldn’t it be cool if your child could be an archaeologist and excavate shark teeth. They can, with a shark tooth dig kit. What about your pets? Maybe they like sharks too. For your cat or small dog, you can get a washable shark themed pet bed as a pet gift.
3. Themed Wine Glass
Shark gifts for adults
Shark themed wine glasses are a classy holiday gift. Or you can make it a Valentine’s Day gift along with a bottle of wine and a home cooked dinner.
Shark glassware isn’t just for wine. You can get shark themed pint glasses for beer drinkers. Make sure to include beer with the glasses. Don’t forget a shark themed bottle opener. Some come on a keychain so you can take it with you. Others are magnetic, so they stick to the fridge.
4. Shark Tooth Necklace
Shark gifts for him
These are great gifts, not only for him, but for her and the kids too. I remember going away for a weekend and buying a shark tooth necklace for my son as a souvenir. He treasured it for years.
As a shark gift for her you can get a pair of shark earrings. Just make sure they aren’t too heavy. You don’t want it to look like a real shark got hold of her ears! You can also get shark cufflinks as another shark gift for him.
5. Shark Diving Experience
Best shark gifts
Send your shark lover the experience of a lifetime. They can either experience the Great White in Mexico, Tiger sharks in the Bahamas, or Bull sharks in Fiji. Depending on which destination you choose, the experience may include cage diving or an actual swim with sharks.
If you think this is too intense, you can get safer but equally cool gifts for shark lovers such as a shark fin ice cube tray. Think of how much they will love serving drinks to guests with little shark fins floating around in them. Or get some festive shark string lights to give some mood lighting to the home or patio. These are also great for a child’s bedroom.
6. Shark Cutting Board
Shark gifts for the kitchen
My neighbors recently moved to a new home near the beach. I think I am going to get one of these shark cutting boards as a housewarming gift. These are also affordable hostess gifts that come in handy during the holidays. They aren’t just for cutting and chopping, but can be used to serve meats and cheeses to guests.
As a Christmas gift for shark lovers, you can give a shark oven mitt set and shark salt and pepper shakers with the cutting board to make a gift basket.
7. Pool Floats
Shark gifts for the summer
Shark lovers will love some cool pool gear. My parents always gave us an end of the year gift for doing well in school. This would be a great end of school gift for shark fans. They aren’t just for kids, so you can get one as a Father’s Day gift too.
For kids, you can even get a shark snorkel to use at the pool or beach. They will have fun swimming around pretending they are sharks. Don’t forget cool shark beach towels for the whole family. They make them in sizes for baby sharks as well as for mommy and daddy sharks.
8. Cool Phone Case
Shark themed gifts
My youngest child has always been obsessed with sharks. A shark case will be a surprise to find in his Christmas stocking. I just need to make sure I pick one that fits his phone.
Kids and teens can show off their love for sharks with a shark backpack. I have actually seen kids with some of these when dropping my child off at the local highschool. Even grown ups will love packing their lunch in a shark themed lunch box.
9. Hot Wheels Shark Track
Shark gifts for kids
My son had an older version of a shark hot wheels track. Even though the technology wasn’t like it is today, we had tons of fun playing with it. I say “we”, because I played with it too.
Another toy that seems like a lot of fun is a remote control shark. These sharks can be used in the bath or in swimming pools. You can also get a shark puppet. However, be prepared to have your child terrorize you by making the shark bite your arms and legs. This picture is very clear in my mind.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other animals too!
10. Shark Bedding
Best shark gifts for the bedroom
Your child will feel like they are swimming with sharks with a cool shark bedding set. Even though these are technically meant for kids, if you find one that comes in a queen or king size, I say, “Go for it!”
For additional decor, get a cool 3D shark night light for that eerie underwater glow. You can even get a shark laundry hamper for collecting the dirty clothes.
11. Fun Games
Cool shark gifts for the family
Get some shark themed games for shark lovers to play during your next family game night. There is a variety for young kids as well as older ones.
How about puzzles? I still do puzzles with my mom when I go visit her. It is something you can do with someone that doesn’t require a lot of physical energy, but is mentally stimulating. Puzzles are something people of all ages can enjoy. Just make sure not to get one with too many pieces for the younger ones.
Science has never been so much fun with fun books about sharks. Kids of all ages, and adults, will love learning interesting facts about sharks. For beginning readers, Ready Freddy is a series of beginning chapter books about an elementary school boy obsessed with sharks. My youngest child wanted to make sure I mentioned these, as we spent numerous hours laughing over Freddy’s hijinks.
12. Shark Shower Curtain
Shark themed gifts for the bath
These shark themed shower curtains range from regal to funny. Choose one to match your shark lover’s tastes.
For additional bath items give shark bath bombs or shark soaps. These fit perfectly in a Christmas stocking.