Posts Tagged 'holiday tips'

Thoughtful Thursdays: Green Gift Guide

There are just 10 shopping days left before Christmas—and even fewer before Hanukkah begins!

Skip the crowded malls and frenzied retail shops with this Green Gift Guide from the National Aquarium. These gift ideas are certain to excite and delight your loved ones, and every purchase you make supports the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire people to enjoy, respect, and protect the aquatic world. No batteries or assembly required!

Behind-the-Scenes Immersion Tours

Immersion Tours at the National Aquarium Give your loved ones a thoughtful and unique present you can share together. Schedule an Aquarium Immersion Tour and bring them up close and behind the scenes for an adventure they’ll never forget! Choose from exciting experiences like Breakfast with the Dolphins, Sleepover with the Sharks, and more!

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Gift Memberships

Give a gift that keeps giving all year long! Do you know someone who is passionate about animals, conservation, or someone simply looking for a year’s worth of fun activities? Give your special someone the gift of an Aquarium membership—a unique present that can be enjoyed all year long!

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Aquadopt an Aquarium Animal

Aquadopt your favorite Aquarium animal! Give the gift that’s always a hit with people of all ages: Aquadopt a dolphin, frog, puffin, shark or sea turtle! Aquadopt makes a great gift for a great cause—your symbolic adoption helps the Aquarium care for our 16,000 animals.

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Give Local, Get Local with GiveCorps

Heal the Seals, donate to National Aquarium Pair a donation to your loved one’s favorite cause with a dinner out at one of their favorite restaurants—if you donate today, you’ll get a complimentary chef’s plate at B&O Brasserie you can enjoy together! Through GiveCorps, you can support causes that move you, and get rewarded for your generosity with great deals from local merchants. It’s like Groupon for a good cause!

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Lilly Pulitzer limited-edition signature National Aquarium scarf

Lily Pulitzer limited edition scarf Renowned designer Lilly Pulitzer created this limited-edition signature scarf to celebrate the National Aquarium’s 30th anniversary. The silk and cashmere scarf, in Lilly’s playful hues of aqua blue and coral pink, features several of the Aquarium’s residents—the octopus, sea turtle and sea star—as well as a secret message hidden in the print. Every scarf purchase makes a generous donation to the National Aquarium. Only 500 were made, so get yours before they’re gone forever!

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From Our Online Gift Shop: LEGO Atlantis Series

Atlantis LOGO Collection Dive into a world of deep-sea adventure with the Atlantis LEGO collection—a perfect gift for your favorite little explorer!Buy Now »

From Our Online Gift Shop: I Am Not a Paper Cup

I am not a paper cup The to-go coffee cup is a masterpiece of design. Simple and straightforward, it almost single handedly created the concept of coffee-to-go. This cup is just like the real thing—only better! It looks just like that cup from your favorite java joint. But this one is double-walled porcelain with a silicone pop-on lid. Environmentally safe, too.

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From Our Online Gift Shop: Poo Poo Paper Products

Poo Poo Paper products 100% recycled and odorless notepad made from the least likely resource, elephant poop—a practical gift for the eco-nut in your life!

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From Our Online Gift Shop: Cool Green Stuff

Cool Green Stuff Where will design go next? Environmental conservation will empower new innovative thinking in the 21st century. This guide is a gallery of great recycled, sustainable products promoting a cooler, greener world. 

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Have an eco-friendly holiday

Green Tip #4: Going green for the holidays.istock_000007381926large2 When it comes to conservation, it’s the little things that matter most. Give a gift to the environment this holiday season by taking the time to conserve! Here are 10 ways to have an eco-friendly holiday:

  1. Buy a potted or “balled” Christmas tree and replant it after the holidays. You can create a year-round habitat for local wildlife.
  2. Recycle or mulch a cut tree for use in gardens and playgrounds. Avoid discarding it in a landfill.
  3. Replace plastic bows with reusable cloth ribbons. Save gift wrap and ribbons to decorate next year’s gifts.
  4. Wrap gifts with colorful pages torn from magazines, the Sunday comics, last year’s calendar or old maps and posters.
  5. Instead of wrapping paper use decorative tins, baskets, boxes, or fabric bags.
  6. Conserve electricity by installing a timer on holiday lights. And invest in LED holiday lights.
  7. Send Internet holiday greeting cards or traditional cards made from recycled paper.
  8. Trim your tree with edible ornaments like popcorn, cranberries or gingerbread cookies! Later, move your tree into the yard to give the birds a holiday treat!
  9. Enjoy a delicious cup of organic hot coco. Cocoa contains twice as many antioxidants as red wine.
  10. Give holiday gifts of “time” to your family and friends. Nothing is more valuable!


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