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Holiday Gift Guide

We Save Species — And So Can You

Giving gifts is for the birds ... and the cheetahs and the giant pandas! By purchasing a present from the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Holiday Gift Guide, you help our animal keepers and scientists study and save species.

Proceeds from these products support research, help refurbish our animals' habitats, and provide toys that enable animals to express their natural behaviors through play. On behalf of the animals we care for and protect: thank you!

Gifts That Give Back

Adopt A Species

Are you looking for the perfect gift for an animal lover? Symbolically adopt an animal. You'll receive a package with an adorable plush, a photo-filled, five-card set and more. Adopt today! With 13 unique packages — from sloths to flamingos and Komodo dragons — there's an animal for everyone on your list.

Give a Gift to the Animals

Some of our animals' favorite toys are ones that roll, wobble and are just fun to pounce on or chase. These items are built to be hearty, but over time they wear down after so many teeth and claw marks. Help us replenish some of our animals’ worn-but-well-loved toys! Make a donation to the Enrichment Trunk.

Books and Toys

For Future Scientists

Calling all budding biologists and curious conservationists! The Smithsonian has partnered with Sophia’s to create a series of STEM play sets for 18” dolls.

Which animals, great and small, will your Zoo veterinarian doll care for? Will your Zoo biologist doll save butterflies and frogs from extinction? Each set includes clothing and accessories to help foster a child's curiosity.

Pandas for Preschoolers

Attention, little panda fans! Smithsonian Kids’ fun and educational board books teach readers ages 0 to 3 all about the beloved, bamboo-munching bears.

In "I Am A Panda," wiggle the finger puppet as a giant panda goes about its day eating, exploring and climbing. And, in "Panda," learn all about their habitat, favorite foods and caring for cubs.

More Wild Stories About Animals

Develop curiosity, language and reading skills while exploring the wonder of wildlife!

In "I Am A Tiger," wiggle the finger puppet as a Sumatran tiger and her cubs play, hunt and splash in a stream. And, in "Orangutans," learn all about these intelligent and curious great apes that call the forest home.

Karl's New Beak

Karl is an Abyssinian ground hornbill with a special challenge. His lower bill broke and made eating difficult. Could an old bird skeleton and a 3-D printer help him? Follow the adventure in "Karl's New Beak!"

Expand Your Animal IQ

Explore the extraordinary majesty of the animal kingdom up close in "Smithsonian Zoology." Dramatic photography and crystal-clear illustrations illuminate the fascinating stories behind animal adaptations.

For Nature Admirers

Take a trip around the world with curious creatures, from waddling penguins to leaping frogs, in "The Animal Book."

Clothing and Accessories

Shop in Style

Adore alpacas? Treasure tigers? Love lions? Wear your admiration for animals on your sleeve with these (and dozens more) stylish tees from Smithsonian Store.

Animal-inspired Accessories

Make a fashion statement and help save species! Celebrate clouded leopard cubs Jilian and Paitoon with a bag that sports their namesake clouded pattern.