Shark lovers tend to collect figures, magnets and postcards featuring their favourite toothsome creature. While they may not need another oceanic T-shirt to add to the collection, there are a number of unusual gifts made just for people who adore sharks. Whether you're looking for an experiential gift or a unique way to incorporate sharks into an everyday item, your recipient will love the rush of opening a unique gift featuring the creature they both love and fear.
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Adopt a Shark
Adopt a shark in your recipient's name through a conservation organisation. Your loved one will receive a photo of a shark, information about its nature and habitat, a framed certificate and a token gift. She may not be able to cuddle with her favourite creature, but she'll know a shark is cared for in her name. The World Animal Foundation, Shark Trust and the World Wildlife Fund are just a few of the organisations that offer such programs. You can adopt sharks at different levels in increments of about £16.
Shark Watching Trip
Give a memorable experience with a shark-watching trip. Take a child to an aquarium for an up close encounter where you're guaranteed to see a shark. End the day with a cuddly souvenir or a book about sharks from the gift store. For an adult or teenager, give him the opportunity to see a shark in its natural habitat with a boat tour or a diving trip. Most shark-diving trips involve staying in a cage. It's a good idea, if not required by the tour company, to take a basic diving course in advance. With boat trips, there's always the possibility that you won't see anything, but the thrill of going out on a boat and searching is a memory that lasts.
Some shark novelty gifts are impossible to resist. Items that place sharks in eye catching places are fun additions to a home. Shark wind chimes, for instance, place a metal shark at the centre of a wind chime so it looks as though it's swimming in midair. Shark coasters feature a variety of stunning images of the creatures in action and often include different types of sharks. Shark bottle openers, mailboxes and clocks are functional items made unique with animated teeth and slender fins.
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