Fools fall in love, but don’t have to fall into a money pit for Valentine’s Day 2021. According to the National Retail Federation, American consumers plan to spend an average of $196.31 for the holiday, which is up to 21 percent over last year’s previous record of $161.96! While the dollar signs climb up, you can still shop smart for your significant other, kids, or galentines.
So spoil your loved ones with one-of-a-kind gifts that support sea turtle and ocean conservation! Especially in a time when people need to hear how much they mean to you. Lock eyes with 14 selected Valentine’s gifts (under $50) from our store.
14 Valentine’s Day 2021 Gifts Under $50 For Couples, Kids, and Friends
Sustainable Finds for Foodies
Are you big foodies, but not in the mood to sit in crowded restaurants just yet? Pick up your favorite restaurant dish and bring it to a scenic spot without the plastic utensils in tow. Pack a bamboo straw set ($9.99) to experience all your favorite flavors without plastic waste. Continue to sport sustainable dinnerware with a richly reclaimed coconut bowl ($12.95) or our special edition coconut bowl with hearts ($14.99) and take any leftover with a standup stasher bag ($19.99) for you to take home! Clean up the kitchen with and remind your loved one that your thinking of them with our heart patterned Swedish dishcloth.
For the Active Couple
The outdoors have never been more attractive in a pandemic-stricken world. That being said, active couples can rejoice in the gifts that support their Valentine’s Day outing. Carry items with ease with our vibrant canvas sea turtle backpack ($24.99) designed with two side pockets and convertible shoulder straps. Don’t miss a beat despite warm weather with an insulated sports bottle ($12.99) to keep beverages cold and a trucker hat ($24.99) to shield the sun.
The Well-Dressed Duo
Do you have a significant other that takes great pride in what they wear? We thought so. Add some coastal to their collection with the stud turtle earrings with aqua Swarovski crystals ($47.50) earrings. For the outdoor lover, look into the effortlessly cool, packable jacket in navy featuring the LMC logo. Keep your partner trendy with this water and wind-resistant packable jacket ($39.99) that’s equally functional with pockets for easy storage.
Sometimes your soulmate can be found in your circle of friends! Explore thoughtful items for your galentine this year such as the brightly designed Neoprene keychain ($7.99), which features a fun tassel and a small pocket to put your lip balm in. Enjoy spilling the tea over a cool drink. Gift your best friend with a party popper bottle koozie ($6.99) to keep drinks cold during endless conversations! If you have a friend that’s always on the go for work, consider the vegan turtle luggage tag ($12.99) to ease any of their traveling woes.
Gifts for Kids
Shower your little sweethearts with gifts that they’ll adore! Treat them to a youth tie-dye hooded sweatshirt ($24.99) that pays special tribute to LMC on the front. Or amp up game night with Jenga pieces that help remove marine debris from our oceans. The Jenga ocean game ($49.95) is the first board game made of 100 percent recycled fishing nets with 25 square feet of recycled fishing nets going into each game.
Also, our ever-popular sea turtle adoptions ($40 basic package) are guaranteed to be a huge hit among the youngest of supporters. Packages will include a special “message in a bottle” and a personalized adoption certificate. The promotion begins on February 1 and adoptions are available only while supplies last.
Valentines’ Day 2021 Bonus
Dealing with long distance this Valentine’s Day? Host an online date with our virtual tours. Throughout February, LMC will are offering weekend virtual tours of the facility and its sea turtle patients.
There’s something for everyone to swoon over this Valentine’s Day 2021 at LMC! Shop our online store or come in-person to purchase your gifts. Curbside pickup is still available and online shoppers are recommended to order their items in advance as most orders are shipped within one to two business days, but can be longer during holidays.
*All purchases made through Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s retail operations directly support sea turtle and ocean conservation. However, the Choice Matters sustainable commerce program takes this one step further. The program focuses on highlighting items in one of three categories (Made in the USA, Reduced Waste, or Responsible Sourcing), as well as using sustainable packaging to ship orders. Learn more at Choice Matters.