It’s that time of year again!
Mugs and tee-shirts are great and all, but when it comes to Christmas gifts, creativity shows just how much you care — even if you don’t share their passion for reptiles. To make your search easier (believe me, Googling “reptile gifts” doesn’t work as well as it should), we’ve put together a list of ideas for all tastes, from the sentimental to the sophisticated. To make it a little easier this year, we’ve divided our picks into categories:
- Reptile Art
- Reptile Jewelry
- Reptile-Themed Household Items
- Miscellaneous Reptile Goodies
- Reptile Care
And if the special reptile person you’re shopping for happens to be you — hey, we don’t judge.
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Snake Choker Necklace
According to the creator, Lifesong Jewelry, snakes symbolize rebirth, transformation, and healing. Not sure about that (although it’s good to see a positive association for once), but I do know that this necklace would make a great gift for anyone in your life who loves both snakes and sparkly things.
Get it now in gold or silver
Lizard Ear Gauge
Does your reptile-loving friend wear gauge earrings? In that case, they should be delighted by these gauges featuring a lizard in the middle. Available in sizes 8-16mm.
What’s better than coffee for waking you up in the morning? How about a little sea turtle in your coffee! Get several for warm get-togethers with your favorite reptile people.
Available at Amazon
These adorable welcome signs by Wildfrogcreazioni are a great gift for those who aren’t afraid to let the whole world know that they’re passionate about reptiles. For less outspoken folks, they’re also perfect for labeling a reptile room door. Available designs include snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians.
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Felted Reptile Sculpture
Olgalai creates lifelike animal sculptures from felted wool, clay, or mixed media. Realistic or fantasy, give her your vision for the project and she will bring it to life!
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Reptile Magnets and Stickers
There’s something oddly compelling about stickers, and magnets aren’t much different. NadilynBeatosArt offers a huge selection of beautifully designed reptile stickers and magnets that make perfect stocking stuffers.
Available on Etsy
Contact her for a custom order here
Helen Kairo is a veterinary technician who dissects deceased reptiles to advance modern understanding of reptile anatomy, physiology, and the various ills that can affect them. Her Etsy store sells educational posters, diaphonized animals, liquid specimens, and other miscellaneous items of interest priced between $15-$250.
Browse her collection on Etsy.
There are lots of great reptile care products out there, (if you want to see a full list, check out Our Favorite Products), but there are a few that really changed the game for us in our reptile room. Your favorite reptile enthusiast is sure to love them as much as we do!
Magnaturals is a set of functional reptile decor products that maximize the available space in your reptile enclosures by adhering to enclosure walls with super strong magnets. This makes removal for cleaning very easy, and unlike suction cups which are notorious for falling off, these are strong enough for you not to have to worry about your reptile taking a fall!
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Solarmeters measure the strength of the UV that your UVB bulbs are producing. This helps make sure that your reptile isn’t getting too much or too little UVA or UVB, which makes it the perfect tool for measuring your enclosure’s UV gradient. An absolute must-have for serious reptile keepers, and the perfect way to make your favorite reptile person VERY happy this Christmas.
Available on Amazon
- The Arcadia Guide to MBD and its elimination in captivity
- The Arcadia Guide to Reptile & Amphibian Nutrition
- Bio-Activity and the Theory of Wild Re-Creation™
Get one, two, or all three! A must have for any reptile keeper’s bookshelf.