Do you know someone who is absolutely crazy about polar bears?
Choosing a polar bear gift for a friend or loved one can be a lot of fun
because there are so many choices out there, and luckily the price
range is wide enough so that anyone can choose a great polar bear gift.
Of course, sometimes having a lot of choices can be a problem, too. In
this case, deciding to purchase a "polar bear gift" is a great first step and
you may think that picking one particular item should be easy - but once
you start looking around you'll find polar bear gift items in every
conceivable form, from plush items to clothing to figurines to mugs to
artwork, and everything in between!
With so many options, how do you go about choosing a gift for a polar
bear lover? Let's start by narrowing our field a bit. Here are some
things to think about:
1. Think about the person you're giving the gift to. Does he/she already
have a polar bear collection of some sort or is this a new passion? If the
person already has a collection of stuffed polar bears, for example, you
could try to find a new item for that collection that he/she doesn't have
2. Look at other collections that the person might have that aren't
necessarily about polar bears. A good friend of mine has a large wall
shelf filled with all different kinds of animal mugs. For someone like
this, a new mug with a beautiful polar bear on it would be a welcome
addition to the collection. Or perhaps they love to wear comfy T-shirts.
There are many options for all sorts of polar bear clothing.
3. Budget is always a concern. But staying within a price range doesn't
mean you can't choose a great gift. There are wonderful polar bear gifts
in all price ranges. For gifts under $10 consider a lovely tasseled
bookmark with polar bears on it. Or you could choose a 3-D refrigerator
magnet or some cute polar bear notecards for your polar bear lover.
4. Does the recipient have other interests as well? If so, maybe you
could combine their love of polar bears with their other passion. For
someone who really loves the Christmas holidays, perhaps you could
choose a polar bear ornament. Or if the person collects artwork, there
are many different types of polar bear art, from simple wall calendars to
framed art from renowned wildlife photographers. If your loved one is
into computers, there are polar bear mousepads and other desk
accessories available. See if you can really delve into your polar bear
lover's personality this way - what a great way to show someone you
5. Does your polar bear lover like to read or watch television? Books
and DVDs are always welcome to anyone who has a passion about a
topic. There are beautiful "coffee table" books available that showcase
polar bears and their habitat in all its stark beauty. Or a DVD or video
from a television show such as a National Geographic episode or the
Discovery Channel would be a great gift for a polar bear lover who
wants to learn all he/she can about their favorite animal.
Hopefully, this has given you some places to start in shopping for your
polar bear gift. But don't worry too much about choosing the "perfect" gift
- as a polar bear lover myself, I know for a fact that any polar bear gift is
the best gift!
Debra Sears is a hig school science teacher and the publisher of
http://www.all-things-polar-bear.com, a site dedicated to polar bears and
polar bear lovers. The site includes articles, fun facts, polar bear
clothing, collectibles, artwork, and real-time polar bear webcams.
She maintains a large polar bear collection, and donates a portion of the
proceeds from the website to various polar bear and wildlife