Turtles are not tortoises in bikinis! This interesting truth was discovered while writing this article. With that in mind, we set out to find out the truth about turtles and why people love turtles.
For example, did you know these fascinating and funny facts about turtles:
Turtles are not silent creatures – Some species bark like dogs or cluck like chickens. (How would you even begin to name them? Clucky? Barky? Turtley?)
A newborn baby turtle loses its ‘baby tooth’ within an hour of being born – Baby turtles are called ‘hatchlings’. They have an egg tooth that helps them to break free from their eggshell home. They lose this tooth an hour after ‘being born.’
Turtles are animals that can live for many years – The life span of turtles can vary between 10 years to 150 years. Although the oldest living turtle is named ‘Jonathan’ and is currently (as of 2021) around 189 years old. Now THAT’S what we call Turtle Power!
Turtles Throughout History
Turtles are usually portrayed as easy-going, wise, or ‘sleepy’ personalities. This is owing to their slow pace, long lifespan, and wrinkled appearance.
Some of the most popular Turtles we know
Squirtle was the original water-type pokemon. Their evolution was the most impressive. Wartoise was okay but Blastoise was a “when you absolutely have to destroy everyone in the room” kind of choice!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
Anyone that didn’t see these guys coming isn’t a fan of Turtles. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael have been a staple of Turtle heroes (heroes in a half shell) since the mid-80s and remain a fan favorite almost forty years on. These Turtles are relatable and reliable.
Crush and Squirt (Finding Nemo):
Finding Nemo came out in 2003 and they became legendary characters because of their Turtle-like characteristics. Crush, with his ‘surfer dude’ speech embodied the father-son relationship, and Squirt was just too cute for school. The most endearing father and son turtle relationship ever.
Best Turtle Gift Ideas – A total Deep Dive Gift List
So we did a ‘deep dive’ to find the most amazing gift ideas for your turtle fans. We are sure you will be ‘turtley’ blown away!
Here we go…Turtle Power!
1. Woven Skinny Turtle Necktie
If you are a fan of turtles, then you want to show your love and allegiance wherever you go. With this subtle yet fashionable tie with turtle print, you will leave any room ‘shell-shocked’ with your taste and refinement. This tie is just enough to be stunning and more than enough to be dapper. In classic blue, this tie will sit well with several different colored suits.
2. Men’s Turtle Crew Socks
Who amongst us smiles when we see a turtle? They are the bringers of good humor and good times. These Good Luck Turtle Print Socks are an amazing gift idea for turtle fans. Even on their most serious day, they can still be wearing their spirit animal, unseen but completely present and on point. Think about purchasing a pair for yourself too and be matching sock buddies. Confidence and friendship are worn like socks!
3. Sea Turtle Ladies Shirt
Now more than ever we have to look out for our environment and our friends that live in the oceans. Our actions on this planet affect not only us but they echo down through the generations. So with this gift idea, you can support a sustainable future and surprise your lady friend with this beautiful turtle illustrated T-Shirt (Dudes – don’t worry, plenty for you to come). Loving Turtles is like loving the planet, it’s selfless!
4. Unisex Organic Cotton Turtle T-shirt
This turtle-loving garment is one for everybody. With its vivid color (the choice of color is yours) and its ‘stand-out’ black and white turtle design, this t-shirt is a classic and will always be on-trend. Show the world your true colors and also your spirit animal. Unicorns are so 2020. Turtles are where it’s at!
5. Personalized Ninja Turtle Birthday Shirt
Here’s one for the kids. I remember when I was a kid and my friend had a turtle. I thought he was the coolest kid in the world. Then my mom and dad bought me a turtle T-Shirt, everyone thought that I was the coolest kid! The shirt refuses to fit me anymore. With this personalized ‘Ninja Turtle T-Shirt’, your kiddos will feel the coolest and love being an honorary Ninja Turtle. Memories are made of this.
6. Sea Turtle Unisex Backpack
Feel like a turtle yourself with this gift suggestion. If you feel you are carrying the weight of the world on your back, this backpack will alleviate that burden. With its beautifully colorful and vivid turtle print, it will make even the most hardened soul smile. Turtles have that effect on everyone. Practical and sturdy with plenty of space and inner pockets. This is a gift that will serve its user for years.
7. Sea Turtle Print Scarf In Gift Box
This luxurious turtle print scarf is a wonderfully stylish and multi-purpose gift item. This will make a fantastic addition to a turtle lover’s wardrobe. It comes packaged in a gift box where you can choose the theme of the packaging for different celebrations to match your choice of the scarf to birthdays, Christmas, etc. Choose from Navy, Teal, or Grey scarves to complement your friend’s dressing.
8. Turtle Embroidered Baseball Cap Hat in 9 Colours
A turtle embroidered baseball cap is a great gift idea for any turtle fan. Available in a choice of 9 different colors to suit your friends favorite. This everyday use gift idea can be used as beachwear or for sports day, hiking, or wherever the turtle lover wants to show off their fascination with the ancient aquatic creatures.
9. Kanu Surf Men’s Havana Swim Trunks (Regular & Extended Sizes)
Keep the turtle lover in your life happy with these turtle print swim shorts. If they are heading to the beach, pool, or just staying cool on a hot day, these shorts are perfect. Turtles spend most of their lives in water and for the water baby in your life, this will be a well-chosen and very happily received – turtle-inspired gift.
10. Ultra Soft Sea Turtle Beach Towels for Adults
Turtles spend most of their lives swimming the seven seas or trotting on the beach. If your turtle fan exhibits similar traits, this sand-resistant and super absorbent beach towel is great for the pool and even better on the beach. Aqua blue tint and a regal turtle image, make this a perfect partner for summer vacations to the coast, on a cruise, or for pool parties. Blue, definitely, is the color.
11. Turtle Blanket for Kids
This one is another one for kids who love turtles. This fleecy turtle sleeping bag/blanket is ideal for sleepovers, cold winter days dedicated to reading or playing games, or just snuggling up watching turtle documentaries. This gift idea is not just a blanket. They can also climb inside and become turtles. They will cherish this gift wholeheartedly and remember you for giving it to them.
12. Turtle Solid 925 Sterling Silver Spinner Ring For Women
Turtles are animals that are revered in many cultures. Due to their wrinkled appearance and slow-moving thoughtfulness, they are seen as wise and lucky creatures. There is a tradition worldwide of wearing turtle jewelry to inspire good luck. This turtle ring is a beautiful piece of jewelry and will inspire a feeling of being lucky to have been gifted this handcrafted and stylish ring.
13. Sea Turtle Wood Jewelry Box
With all of these jewelry gift ideas for fans of our turtle friends, they are going to need a jewelry box to store their treasures. This wooden treasure chest of earthly delights will be a wonderful addition to any turtle fan’s dressing table or nightstand. There is plenty of space in this compact-looking handmade original wooden work of art. Each item is as special as the person it is bought for.
14. Wise Sea Turtle Resin Wood Pendant Necklace
This Unisex wooden turtle pendant with its bohemian styling is a classic piece of everyday jewelry that will fit with your beach attire as much as on a night out with your friends. Available in brown or white, you can get both colors to match with different outfit choices! This gift idea will always get complimented by friends and strangers alike.
15. Tribal Temporary Turtle Tattoos (Set of 2)
Showing their love for the turtles has never been as powerful as this gift idea. Temporary tattoos that are tasteful and totally awesome. They last for around a week. They are perfect for children or adults on vacation, just for fun, or a party. These tattoos are great for Aquaman dress-up. Any turtle lover will be all about this gift idea.
16. Tribal Turtle Nail Art Nail Decals
Gift this Tribal Turtle Nail Art set that can be applied at home for a stunning party look or for a day at the beach to add a slice of glamour and glitz. These turtle transfers need to be simply applied to the nails (false or real) with water. They can be applied to any colored nail polish for a dazzling effect. Which turtle lover will you be buying this amazing nail gift set for today?
17. Turtle Throw Blanket
Any turtle fan’s room isn’t complete without this throw. Whether it be for the bed or the sofa it will be the place of pride, showing their true love of the turtles. This bright turtle accompaniment is a real boon to any living space, which will keep your friend smiling every time they look at it. You’ll always be in their thoughts.
18. Turtle Ocean Print – Canvas Wall Art
If you can’t have a sea view, what do you do? You improvise! This gift idea is just that and more. The three-panel art print will impress anyone with its vivid colours and beautiful turtle/seascape imagery. Any fan of the turtles or the ocean environment is going to be blown away with this adornment for the walls of their home or office. Whichever room they choose, this is a gift that will be refreshing and loving every time they look at it. A real conversation starter in the living room and a calming focal point in the bedroom.
19. Sea Turtle Snow Globe
This is a turtle gift idea that the true lovers of the creature won’t mind putting on a show all year round. This magical Turtle Snow Globe will put a smile and fuel positive thoughts every time they see it. This beautiful marine-themed ornament will brighten up any shelf or bookcase. This is a wonderful idea for kids or adults alike. Just watch their eyes light up when they unwrap this turtle gift.
20. Sea Turtle Wooden Sign
These handmade wooden signs are each one-off originals created by the artist herself. For every lover of the coast and especially of our gentle and graceful turtle friends, this item would look great anywhere around the house. To notch things up, its soul-stirring words will make people remember just what it’s like to be on the beach, relaxing with the sound of the waves. If they can’t be there in real, this wooden sign will give a feel of owning a piece of the beach with them at home, anytime and always.
21. Personalized Sea Turtle Mug
This classy personalized turtle print mug is for every turtle fan of any age and gender. It features a beautiful turtle design on the front and back of the mug with the Giftee’s name printed in black underneath the colorful turtle. Each and every time they have a drink, they will think of you and of course the turtles.
22. Multi-String Turtle Fairy Lights
This gift idea will enhance any living space with its pretty and soft glow lights. These have the power to change the mood and feel of a bedroom or even a party or celebration event. The lights are instantly recognizable as turtles and will bring a smile to your guests’ faces, brightening up the merriment of being together. It is also great as standalone mellow lighting for turtle lovers’ bedrooms.
23. Turtle Wind Outdoor Wind Chime
The calming musical sound of wind chimes gently tinkling on a warm summer evening brings us closer to the sun, sand, and beaches. With the charming turtle-inspired design, these wind chimes look elegant, stylish, and unique. The cute-looking turtle chimes hanging at different lengths create melodious notes that will make any garden or household feel alive and afresh like the ocean breeze.
24. Sea Turtle 3D Optical Illusion Lamp
Giving off a gentle soothing glow is this 3D illusion sea turtle lamp that is an interesting tech marvel. This gift will look amazing as a bedside night light or even in your living room and office space, inviting admiring and curious looks from many. With the 8 color-changing modes, this will be a joy for the turtle fan every time they turn it on.
25. Turtles Postcard Set
This set of 25 vintage postcards featuring turtle illustrations is a little piece of genius. Every time your turtle friend has a celebration, a birthday or you just want to drop them a line, you will have a choice from these postcards. Or gift them all in one go for their ever-expanding turtle collection. Perfect for a scrapbooker and ideal for fridge door decoration.
26. Turtle Letter Writing Set
What an idea! A turtle letter writing set of quality notepaper and envelopes to drop their friends or family members a loving letter. The writing paper is A5 in size and each page comes headed with an attractive turtle logo design. The art of letter writing is as timeless as the turtles themselves. If you gift this item, we think you will receive a beautiful handwritten letter of thanks in return.
We hope you enjoyed our 26 Fantastic Turtle-themed gift ideas and found exactly the items to make your friend smile.
And yes, don’t forget that World Turtle Day is on May 23rd every year and the gifts that we recommend work not only for birthdays, Christmas, etc. but also will be a hit for the International Celebration of Turtles Day.
From items of clothing such as the necktie or the sustainable T-Shirt supporting the world’s oceans to items from jewelry and body art like nail decals and temporary turtle tattoos, we are sure these goodies are on point to catch your attention as the perfect gift ideas.
We know that whichever gift idea you finalize, it will be welcomed and received with love.
Let us know in the comments section as to which was your favorite and let us know if you think we missed out on anything.
Until next time, keep life as cool as a turtle.