With a unique gift from the Virginia Zoo this holiday season, you’re not only saving time, effort and money, you’re also saving species! sHOP online from the comfort of your home or stop by the Zoo for friendly, festive service.

Gift Shop Item of the Week:

Wildlife Artists Plush Red panda

Shop at the Virginia Zoo’s Gift Shop on your next visit to the Zoo to find gifts that give back! From eco-friendly toys and plush animals to sustainable jewelry and art, our conservation focused gifts are not only a win for the environment, but for your bank account too! Give a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that will make an everlasting impact.

Assorted Ocean Sole Flip Flop Animals – $4.95+

Ocean Sole cleans beaches in Kenya and recycles more than 500,000 flip flops annually by turning them into artwork. Pick from different types of jewelry, keychains, small animal artwork and large animal artwork and take home your very own one-of-a-kind piece. Proceeds from flip flop sculpture sales benefit Ocean Sole and its partners.

bee plush

Assorted Wildlife Artists Plushes – $12.95 – $24.95

Created in 1974 by a family who traveled the world and fell in love with the animals in it, Wildlife Artists uses absolutely no plastics in the creation of packaging of their adorable plush. Wildlife Artists also champions anti-poaching and conservation efforts across the globe.


Organic Tagua Jewelry – $6.50 – $44.95

The tagua nut is an eco-friendly, sustainable nut found in Ecuador that many people have taken to calling it “vegetable ivory”. It can be carved into any shape and dyed with eco-conscious dyes, and made into one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Woman-owned, sustainable and fair trade!

Serving Utensils

Swahili African Modern – $2.95 – $49.95

Handmade, Fair Trade. Everything from Swahili is made by skilled craftspeople from 15 diverse African Nations. Using native and sustainable materials, they weave, sculpt and carve beautiful pieces to decorate your home. Fair Trade Federation Certified means these artisans are being paid fair wages that support their communities while showcasing their native arts.

purse with sloth design

Chala Handbags and Accesories – $19.95 – $59.95

Handmade, Fair Trade. Beautifully crafted and designed vegan leather accesories and bags – all cruelty free and kind to every kind. Chala donates 10% of their net profits to animal shelters across the country.

lotion set

Savannah Bee Company

Honeybees are all they do. Educating the next generation about the important roles bees play as pollinators of our food is their passion. Their honey is the very best, sustainably sourced, and their company strives to live as bees live: symbiotically with nature.

Other Notable Gifts to Consider:

  • earrings

Explore more unique items in the Zoo’s Gift Shop, open daily from 10 am to 4 pm!

OR shop limited items online from the comfort of your home!

Virginia Zoo One-Year Membership – $69 – $249

Make your adventure last all year. Members receive free admission to the Zoo, discounts at our gift shop and restaurant, invitations to exclusive events and much more. Best of all, a portion of your membership helps support our more than 700 animal inhabitants through the conservation fund. $10 off discounts available for military, veterans, first responders and seniors.

Virginia Zoo Gift Card – $1+

Need to find the perfect gift for that particular family member, coworker or friend? Look no further than a Virginia Zoo gift card! Give them the option to choose what they want from items that are one-size pleases all! Gift cards can be used in the Zoo’s Membership Office, Gift Shop, Restaurant and now, at the Zoo Train. They can also be used for Education Programs, Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Zoodoptions and more! Digital Gift Cards also available.

bird flies over humans

Behind-the-Scenes Tours – $100+

Brand new tour options are now available! Meet an animal up-close and personal and meet their Zoo Keeper who can share information about the animals they care for as only they known them!

rhino zoodoption fact sheet certficiate photo

Zoodoptions – $25+

Every animal and garden at the Virginia Zoo is available for symbolic adoption at several donation levels.