LMC’s Holiday Gift Guide: Give A Gift That Keeps Giving

‘Tis the season to drop everything and shop!

Shopping for loved ones during the holiday season can be exhausting, especially when you’re inundated with countless choices. The pressure to find the perfect gift seems to appear greater every year. But, how do you choose the right gift with so many options and discounted shopping days? It’s simple — give a gift that keeps on giving!

During the holiday season, we encourage consumers to shop sustainably, locally or for a noteworthy cause. We offer multiple opportunities to purchase gifts for friends and family all while supporting sea turtles and ocean conservation. So ’tis the season to create your shopping list (check it twice) that gives back to the bountiful blue.

Oaky is a juvenile green sea turtle patient at LMC’s Sea Turtle Hospital.

Small Business Saturday – On Saturday, November 30th, make a stop at our gift store, or online boutique, to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Our Center is not only a sea turtle hospital, but a community hub. Through gift store sales, we are able to provide free admission to more than 350,000 annual guests and educational programs. Gift store purchases, and partnered retail operations (Juno Beach Pier and Manatee Lagoon), directly benefit our sea turtle patients and ocean conservation initiatives. Guests support allows LMC to treat nearly 100 sea turtle patients, and over 1,000 hatchlings, each year. So, shop locally and help us spread our mission globally.

Cyber Monday – Beginning on Sunday, December 1st at 10 p.m., enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all online purchases, 20 percent off of sea turtle adoptions and 10 percent off of brick pavers to be featured at our expanded campus. Receive a free ornament, while supplies last, with $50 purchases or more. For the first year ever, consumers can give the gift of figuratively naming a hatchling. Cyber Monday deals can be redeemed until Monday, December 2nd at midnight. Free shipping applies to domestic shipping only.

LMC cares for over 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings each year.

Giving Tuesday – On Tuesday, December 3rd, participate in #GivingTuesday; a global day of giving fueled by social media and collaboration. Kickoff Giving Tuesday by making a tax-deductible donation in your loved one’s name, adopt a sea turtle patient, purchase a commemorative paver or sign-up for one of our many seasonal programs. Have a heartfelt story to share? Consider submitting your story on “why you give to LMC” on Giving Tuesday’s official site.

Green Tuesday – On Tuesday, December 3rd, browse our online boutique for green products from local artisans in celebration of Green Tuesday. Our gift store offers a wide selection of sustainable gifts, including reusable water bottles, dish cloths, bags and eco-friendly straws. More sustainable items, such as bee’s wax wrap, reef safe sunscreen and bamboo utensils are products to explore as well.

LMC offers its signature Sea Turtle Hospital rescue bag in a variety of sizes.

Lilly Pulitzer Shop & Share – On Saturday, December 7th, spread holiday cheer through the new year and join us for Lilly Pulitzer’s Shop & Share. Customers will have the opportunity to purchase discounted Beach Bash Palm Beach tickets and to give back to sea turtle conservation. A portion of proceeds from Lilly Pulitzer will be donated to benefit the Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Shopping locations and times include, Palm Beach Gardens Mall (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.), C. Orrico (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Worth Avenue (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

AmazonSmile – Thanks to AmazonSmile, a portion of proceeds from your purchased items will be given back to the Center. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Take care of online holiday deals and help provide state-of-the-art care to our patients!

SWIM – Now through December 31st, enjoy an early bird special for any of our SWIM trips. Give a once in a lifetime travel experience to Juno Beach, Florida or Bonaire of the Caribbean Netherlands. These eco-travel experiences are more than a vacation – they’re a trip with a purpose. When you book a SWIM trip you will be giving back (respectively) to local sea turtle organizations in Juno Beach and Bonaire while participating in hands-on activities.

LMC’s 2019 SWIM participants volunteering with a local sea turtle conservation organization in Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands.