The manatee is one of the most adorable marine mammals you can encounter. These grazing animals are aquatic relatives of the elephant.
Manatees are also known as “sea cows” as they love eating seagrass and other aquatic plants. Occasionally, manatees are jokingly called “chubby mermaids” or “floaty potatoes” because of their form and shape.
Their egg-shaped head, flippers, and flat tail make them stand out from all the rest of the marine mammals. Their gentle and peaceful demeanor makes them popular among swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers. While they can grow over 10 feet long and weigh a ton, they pose no threat to humans.
It is no surprise that manatees are among the most loved marine creatures on the planet. If you know someone who adores manatees then continue reading for the most unique manatee gifts you can get.
- Gifts for Manatee Lovers
- Save the Manatees Gift Ideas
- Manatee Themed Gifts for Your Home
- Personalized Gifts for Manatee Lovers
- Manatee Gifts for Him
- Manatee Gifts for Her
- Manatee gifts for kids (and kids at heart)
Gifts for Manatee Lovers
1. Manatee surprise ceramic cup
Get a manatee surprise every time you drink your favorite beverage! This manatee ceramic mug features a manatee lounging at the bottom of the cup. It will reveal itself as you slowly consume your drink. It is a fun and practical gift for manatee lovers who love drinking coffee or tea! (Tip: There’s a brand called Manatee Gourmet Coffee in case you want to pair your gift with it!)
2. Oh the humanatee sweatshirt
Spark some conversation by wearing this funny manatee sweatshirt that says “My spirit animal is a manatee!” This is perfect to be worn for a casual night out or while lounging at home. Get one as a gift for manatee lovers, scuba divers, marine scientists, oceanographers, and ocean lovers who love puns!
3. Manatee blanket
Any manatee lover would want to snuggle under this soft and cuddly flannel manatee blanket. You can also use it as a throw for your couch or the foot of the bed to make your space comfier. If you’re looking for a gift for sea cow lovers, this blanket will make them say “wow!”
4. Manatee wine glass
This manatee design stemless wine glass is a unique gift for manatee lovers who love to drink! Enjoy sipping your favorite wine in this beautiful hand-etched glass. This manatee gift can be given for housewarmings, weddings, engagements, or any celebratory occasion. Wine is not included so make sure to have a bottle of wine delivered to your doorstep each month.
Save the Manatees Gift Ideas
5. Save the Manatees retro vintage t-shirt
Show your love for manatees by wearing this Save the Manatees T-shirt. Wear it on a casual morning in town or on special occasions like Manatee Appreciation Day. Made with super soft and comfy fabric, the manatee-shirt will look great on both men and women who love manatees and want to protect them.
6. 4ocean manatee beaded bracelet
4ocean is on a mission to clean our ocean from plastic that can kill the manatees. When you purchase a 4ocean manatee beaded bracelet, 4ocean will remove a pound of plastic waste that can potentially be ingested by manatees. 4ocean bracelets are perfect for those who want to show their commitment to using less plastic, to live more sustainably. These saving the ocean bracelets encourage others to protect the manatees and their habitats.
7. Adopt a Manatee
Did you know that you can actually adopt a wild animal like a manatee? While you won’t be able to take them home, your symbolic adoptions can help towards the protection of the manatees. If you would like to give a present that has an impact on the manatees, you should check out this post on the 10 Best Adopt A Manatee Programs can support. This manatee-inspired gift is one of the best gifts you can get eco-friendly people.
If you like the idea of adopting wild animals to give as gifts, check out my post on 11 Wildlife Adoptions for Ocean Lovers.
Manatee Themed Gifts for Your Home
8. Manatee metal art
Transform a boring room with this intricate manatee wall decor. Made of marine-grade, lightweight aluminum, this unique art piece will bring some tropical or ocean vibes into your space. Place it in your bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, or even office to show how much you love manatees.
9. Manatee Bed Covers
Have a wonderful slumber on top of these beautifully illustrated manatee bed covers. The set includes a bed sheet and 2 pillow covers that will look lovely in a manatee-lovers room. Now they can say they have cuddled with manatees!
10. Manatee Watercolor Painting
This gorgeous blue and purple watercolor manatee poster will look fantastic in a manatee lover’s room! Display it on a desk or on a wall to show how much you love these gentle creatures. This manatee present can be given to kids, teens, or even adults!
Personalized Gifts for Manatee Lovers
11. Personalized Manatee Keychain Set
Get this manatee keychain set for couples or best friends who love manatees. The wooden keychain can be personalized with dates, names, and phrases to make it even more meaningful.
12. Manatee custom name labels
Another unique gift for manatee lovers is these custom name labels! You get 30 manatee sticker labels with your name so you can stick them on all your things! Give this manatee-inspired gift to students or your co-workers who are prone to losing their things!
13. Personalized manatee dive log book
Any diver knows the importance of logging dives. If you’re looking for the best scuba diving log, check out this personalized dive log from Dive Proof. You don’t have to worry about damaging your dive records because of the waterproof, grease-proof, tear-proof pages. These customizable manatee dive log books are wonderful gifts for scuba divers who love to search for manatees while diving.
14. Personalized manatee ornament
Have you seen manatees in the wild and fallen in love with them? This wooden manatee ornament is a cute souvenir for that special encounter. It can be customized with words, dates, and names so you’ll always remember your manatee encounter. Give them as a gift to manatee lovers and they’ll love hanging them not just during Christmas but the whole year round!
For more ocean-inspired decorations, check out my post on 18 Most Wonderful Scuba Diver Ornaments.
Manatee Gifts for Him
15. Manatee cap
Stand out on your next outing with this manatee cap. Get this embroidered wildlife hat for the manatee-obsessed man in your life. The hat is available in different colors so you can get it in his favorite color! This accessory makes a perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays, and more.
16. Manatee socks
These manatee-themed socks make perfect gifts for men who want to bring some fun to their wardrobe. These comfortable and breathable socks can be worn every day or for special occasions. Grab a set to give to your son, grandson, husband, boyfriend, groomsmen, father, or grandpa who loves manatees.
17. Manatee cufflinks
These manatee cufflinks are the perfect accessory for your ocean-loving man. It will allow him to show his fun personality even when it’s time to be prim and proper. He will surely look forward to dressing up once he receives this cool manatee gift from you. This accessory is a great gift idea for men who loves to dive with manatees.
18. Beware of Manatee sign
This Beware of Manatee sign is a unique present for men who love manatees. The quality metal sign can be displayed on a wall, on a desk, or on a shelf in his man-cave.
Manatee Gifts for Her
19. Manatee necklace
“Manatees are extremely thoughtful, gentle, and loving. They don’t rush through life but take the time to appreciate their surroundings.” Does this sound like you or know someone who is? Then grab them this manatee necklace as a reminder of their spirit animal. This ocean-inspired jewelry is perfect for girls or women who love sea cows.
21. Manatee tote bag
This Florida manatee tote bag is the perfect gift for the woman who loves these chubby mermaids. It is stylish and functional, which is great for everyday use or a day of adventure near the water. If you’re looking for a gift for beach lovers, your daughter, wife, girlfriend, bridesmaid, mother, a grandmother would love this artwork on a bag.
22. Manatee wallet
This cute manatee wallet is an excellent gift for women who are obsessed with sea cows. The clutch has ample space to keep all your banknotes, credit cards, and coins organized. It is a lovely and useful gift for your best friend, sister, mom, girlfriend who loves manatees.
Manatee gifts for kids (and kids at heart)
23. Intelex manatee warmies
Hug and snuggle a manatee all you want with this microwavable manatee plush toy. Filled with all-natural grain and dried french lavender, the Intelex Manatee Warmies provide soothing warmth and comfort to anyone who hugs it. This manatee present can be enjoyed by kids and even adults of all ages.
24. Manatee jigsaw puzzle
Challenge your mind with this manatee jigsaw puzzle. If you are looking for an educational and fun gift, this beautiful manatee-inspired puzzle is an awesome choice for the kids at heart. It can provide many hours of fun and entertainment for any manatee and puzzle enthusiast.
25. Monty the Manatee book for kids
Monty the Manatee tells the story of a Monty’s first day of school and his effort to make friends with other creatures under the sea, but is ignored. The beautifully illustrated book sends a strong message against bullying. This manatee-themed gift is a good way to educate children about friendship and kindness.
Was this gift guide helpful in finding the best manatee gifts? What gifts do you recommend for people who love manatees? Leave a comment below!