Elephant-themed gifts are popular for their symbolism and meaning. The elephant is often seen as a symbol of strength, power, and wisdom, and they are also considered one of the most intelligent animals on the planet. If one of your friends or loved ones adore elephants, we’ve put together this guide with 37 fantastic gift ideas for their Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, or any other special occasion.
1. Protect the Elephants Mug
This beautiful mug by animal lover JoAnn Stratakos features a 3D elephant design that not only looks great but comes with a great social cause too. For every mug sold, they will donate $5 towards Global Wildlife Conservation who work to protect and restore wildlife, including elephants, in more than 50 countries.
2. Coconut Fiber Planter
An ideal gift for house plant lovers, this elephant-shaped planter is made from coconut fibers in the Philipines and can hold any standard-sized 3.5″ pot to create a striking, modern centerpiece. They are handmade so no two planters are ever the same.
3. Wine Stopper
Help them keep their wine fresh with these creative elephant wine stoppers that will add a touch of style to any bottle! Made from high-quality rubber and crafted by hand, they’re the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life.
4. Recycled Glass Elephants Nightlight
Made by hand using recycled glass, this unique nightlight will not only look beautiful in any room but it also serves an environmental purpose. Help keep our world beautiful while illuminating their home with this wonderful light that features a mother elephant and her baby for tenderly watching over them as they sleep.
5. Protect the Elephants Socks
These fun and colorful socks will add a pop of color to any outfit, while helping raise much-needed funds for elephant protection! Ethically made from organic cotton in India, the socks are comfortable to wear, look great, and for each pair sold, they will make a donation to Conservation International to aid in the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking across the world.
6. Elephant Figurines
These delightful and unique elephant figurines are made from a resin material and will look great displayed on their mantelpiece. Each one is made with a high level of detail so no two are the same.
7. African Safari Trip
This incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience is the perfect surprise gift for any elephant lover. The 8-day overland experience from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls will take them through Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa where they’ll witness incredible scenery and go on safari drives where they’ll search for some of these gentle giants. Maybe you could get a second ticket and join them for some long lasting memories.
8. Elephant Piggy Bank
Help them save their hard-earned money with this delightful and cute elephant-shaped piggy bank, or as we like to call it, an elephant bank. Made from high-quality white ceramic, it’s a fun and functional gift that will keep saving up for a rainy day. Plus, you can personalize it with their name or a message for free.
For more gifts like this, see our guide to personalized elephant gifts.
9. Elephant Spiral Notebook
Elephants never forget and they can help your recipient stay organized with this adorable and colorful spiral notebook. A fun and functional gift, it will help them write down their thoughts, make notes, or do some brainstorming every day at the office or in the classroom.
10. Elephant Wine Bottle Holder
Your friend will always remember your gift for being so unique with this fun elephant-shaped wine bottle holder! Made from quality metal in the shape of an adorable elephant chugging down a bottle of wine, it will look great on any kitchen surface or display unit, they can use it to keep their favorite vintage bottle safe or just show it off.
11. Elephant Slippers
Only the coolest kid will have these snugly and adorable elephant slippers! The comfortable slip-on design makes them ideal to wear around the house as they let their feet breathe after a long week, or as a cool pair of slippers for summer days.
12. Elephant Wicker Basket
For your friend who loves to be organized, this lovely elephant wicker basket is a great gift that they can use to keep their room tidy or office desk nice and tidy. It has plenty of space for them to store anything from notebooks, magazines, toys, snacks, you name it! Plus the gorgeous woven details bring an extra touch of style.
13. Women’s Elephant Scarf
This scarf is a great elephant gift for a woman, whether that’s a Mother’s Day gift or something special for your stylish partner at Christmas. The peach scarf is made from polyester featuring a cute silhouette of a mother elephant guiding her child.
14. Candle Holder
This beautiful candle holder is a wonderful gift for elephant lovers who like to add a little style to their home. Made from glass, it has been handpainted with a savanna mom elephant and her baby wandering through the jungle. Simply add a tealight candle for the perfect ambiance.
15. Elephant Bottle Opener
Help your elephant-obsessed friend keep the party going with this cool and colorful bottle opener featuring three elephants happily following each other. It’s made from solid zinc alloy with a high level of detail.
16. Elephant Hoodie
A hoodie is always a solid gift choice whether you’re buying for a man or woman. This one features a colorful illustration of an elephant with your choice of base color, including black, red, grey, and navy. We quite like the black version shown here but you can see the others over on Teepublic.
They’ll feel like they’re right in the African jungle with this beautiful jigsaw featuring one of the largest land animals walking through the savanna. The 1000-piece puzzle is great value for money and will make an impressive gift for any elephant lover.
For more ideas like this one, see our guide to elephant gifts for men.
This 60” x 50” sherpa blanket is a wonderful gift for elephant lovers who like to relax on the sofa or bed while watching TV, reading their favorite book, or just catching up with friends and family. The soft plush lining will ensure they can stay warm and comfortable all day long and the cute design of an elephant family makes it a unique gift.
19. Shower Curtain
This funny shower curtain featuring an elephant blowing bubbles from its trunk will bring a soothing style to any bathroom with its beautiful pastel color scheme. It’s made from 100% polyester with 12 holes for easy installation, simply hook the curtain on the rod and it’s good to go!
20. Elephant Apron
If your recipient loves to cook, this cool apron with a vibrant elephant design is a great gift! The 100% cotton material protects them from spills and spatters while they’re in the kitchen, and it comes with two side pockets for storing cooking utensils, spices, or even snacks.
21. Hanging Elephant Ornament
This is one of our favorite gift ideas for elephant lovers. It’s not just one elephant ornament, but three that interlink nicely to create a wonderful shelf ornament that looks like a mother is holding onto two baby elephants as they dangle off the shelf.
22. 3D Notebook
This notebook is a unique gift idea because, unlike a typical notebook, the front cover features a 3D elephant design made from faux leather. Inside, the pages are half vintage paper and half cream white paper, all with lines so that your recipient can write down their ideas, feelings, and memories.
Help your recipient stand out from the crowd with this cute backpack featuring a black and white elephant design. The bag has been crafted with a nylon exterior and polyester lining. It’s a lightweight bag that’s great for everyday use whilst keeping your recipient looking chic and stylish.
24. Insulated Tumbler
Give your elephant-loving friend the gift of cold drinks with this tumbler that keeps their drink refreshingly cool for up to 12 hours. The 17oz stainless steel tumbler features an illustration of an elephant with two birds sitting on its back. It has double-wall insulation to keep the contents cold and a screw-on spill-free lid for easy access.
25. Stemless Wine Glass
A fabulous yet stylish elephant-themed gift is this stemless wine glass featuring a baby elephant with a lotus pattern etched into the side of the glass.
26. Outdoor Lantern
This outdoor porch lantern that looks like an African elephant holding a lantern in its trunk is a wonderful gift for elephant lovers who enjoy spending their evenings outside. It is made from cold cast resin and weighs just under 8 pounds. The lantern will cast a warm and inviting glow as it lights up their outdoor space.
27. Ring Holder
A lot of people enjoy wearing jewelry but lack a jewelry box, so this cute elephant-shaped ring holder is an excellent gift idea for those who want to keep their rings safe and organized. The trunk of the elephant can be used for rings, whilst the tray underneath can be used for all sorts of other jewelry such as earrings and bracelets.
28. Women’s Pajamas
These cute adult pajamas from MissShorthair are great for that special woman in your life. The set includes a short sleeve round-neck t-shirt featuring a cute little elephant and elastic shorts with handy pockets for wearing around the house. The pajamas are made from 100% polyester and will feel soft against your skin.
29. National Geographic Book
‘Face to Face With Elephants’ is a hardback book from National Geographic that explores the amazing lives of elephants as they communicate with one another, take care of their babies and protect each other from danger. It’s a fantastic book that will enhance your knowledge about these intelligent creatures whilst being a great addition to your own elephant lover’s collection.
30. Phone Case
This lotus elephant-themed phone case is a wonderful gift idea for the animal lover in your life. The tough plastic case protects against shocks and bumps, so you can carry on using your phone without worrying about any damage.
31. Kids Elephant Plush
Next up we have a gift idea for any kids that love elephants as much as we do. This cute elephant stuffed plush is perfect for snuggling up to, keeping them warm at night or taking on long car journeys.
32. Succulent Planter
This set of two elephant planters has been handcrafted from ceramic and is perfectly sized to hold succulents or small house plants. The detail of these planters is unreal with wrinkled skin and saddle pads easy to make out.
33. Secret Lives of Elephants Book
‘Secret Lives of Elephants’ is an informative paperback book that explores the natural history and behavior of these incredible animals. It’s a fantastic read for elephant lovers or anyone who wants to learn more about these huge yet complex creatures with high intellect.
34. Garden Sculpture Set
These elephant statues will look great in your recipient’s backyard. Included are two elephants with their trunks linked in the air made from cold rolled steel and a rustic finish. The elephants are finished with a dark brown coat to make them stand out against the green grass.
This cartoon elephant pillow is the perfect addition to any bed, sofa or chair and is a wonderful gift for someone who loves elephants. It’s printed in vibrant colors onto a polyester case with an insert included so it can be put to good use straight away.
36. Elephant Tea Pot
This handpainted porcelain teapot from D’oramie is perfect for the elephant lover that is also a tea lover. It’s a piece of art in itself, decorated with a traditional pattern that is sure to be a talking point at tea time.
37. Elephant Earrings
These elephant-shaped earrings are a star seller on Etsy and it’s easy to see why. They are hand-made from brass with a charm in your choice of blue, green, or pink.