Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
― John Donne

Elephants are incredible animals with complex behavior that is similar to humans in some ways. They laugh, cry and express grief. They show signs of compassion, self awareness and are capable of altruism. They are sensitive and caring creatures. If a baby elephant cries, the entire family comforts and caresses it. Researchers have even observed them helping others in distress and mourning their dead. It’s not a surprise that many people are fond of this amazing animal. If your recipient adores elephants, they’ll be pleased to get a delightful elephant themed gift.

This gift guide will show you the best and most likable gift options online along with research backed tips on choosing the best gift. Pick one that you feel like suits your recipient’s style.


Underwater Elephant Art Wall Clock

Elephants are natural born swimmers. They use their trunks to breathe when they’re submerged in water and this lets them be underwater for hours. It’s as if nature gave them an in-built snorkel. Seeing these giant creatures underwater is a fascinating sight.

This beautiful elephant themed, bamboo frame wall clock is a perfect gift for anyone who loves elephants and has a place to put it up. The design is attractive and will appeal to anyone fond of elephants. This clock will make a good enough decor piece.


Elephant Toy

Girls love teddy bears. It’s the most popular gift for girlfriends, followed by chocolates and flowers. They’re cliche though, and if you’re the kind of person who needs to be original, why not give them an elephant toy instead of a teddy?

This elephant toy will make a fine gift for any elephant loving teenage girl or an adult woman with childlike spirits and fondness for soft toys.


Elephant Pencil Holder

I bet this is the cutest pen holder you have ever seen. Pen holders are generally very dull and boring. That’s why something like this is instantly loved. You can gift this to anyone, from kids to adults. They will all find it adorable.

It’s attractive too, so anyone who likes to decorate their house will find it very useful. Why don’t you go ahead and buy one for yourself? Is your pen holder cooler than this one?


Wild Elephants Photobook

Books can make cool gifts for those who love reading, and for people who aren’t readers you can always find a good photo book that is about a subject they’re interested in.

Wild Elephants by Art Wolfe contains the most stunning pictures of elephants you’ll find. The book features photographs of both African and Asian elephant species. The text material is written by Samuel Wasser, an established researcher in the field. This photo book will make a fine gift for anyone interested in learning more about the fascinating creatures.


Minimalistic Elephant Hoodie

If I had to choose a gift from this list, I’d go with this one. It fulfills all the requirements of a great gift–high quality, aesthetically pleasing and relates to the recipient’s interest.

It’s stylish and designed well. Anyone with a decent fashion sense will appreciate the choice. It’s minimalistic, which makes it more versatile and so you’ll be less likely to miss the mark.


Elephant Coaster Set

Recipients prefer getting practical things as gifts, but it’s better to pick gifts that are both useful and related to your recipient’s interests.

This beautiful handmade and hand-painted coaster set is perfect for elephant lovers to have. An elephant decor holding unique looking coasters will please anyone who is fond of elephants.


Elephant Soft Book for Infants

New parents are often overloaded with expenses in caring for their child and need all the help they can get. A useful thing they can use is exactly the gift they need. Although you need to ensure that the item you’re giving them is high-quality. Parents want the best for their kids. It also needs to be giftlike–attractive and thoughtful.

This elephant soft book is a perfect gift if your recipient is an infant. It’s made out of soft, good quality, non-toxic material that’ll last long and is full of cute illustrations that babies will love.


Elephant Company

If your recipient is a history buff who’s into reading real life inspired, heroic stories, they’ll love getting this book as a gift. It’s the story of James Howard Williams also known as “Elephant Bill” and his adventures during World War II.

Elephant Company by Vicki Croke also gives you an insight into elephant behavior–how intelligent and tough these creatures can be. Your recipient will have a fun time reading this war thriller about a fellow animal lover and a group of elephants who helped save lives during WW2.


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Elephant Planter Pot

Our cave dwelling ancestors were surrounded by nature and its beauty. Every time they stepped out for a hunt or to do some casual fruit gathering they found themselves among a soothing scenery. Modern humans live in large boxes surrounded by inanimate objects. Although, we don’t have to constantly look out of wild animal attacks either, so that’s a perk.

It helps to have some greenery in the house. That’s the least we can do to have a semblance of nature, even if it is a small plant. This elephant planter is a great place for any elephant lover to put succulents in. It’s hand-painted and geometric shaped which makes it look attractive.


Elephant LED Lamp

Gifts are symbols. What you choose to give communicates to your recipient how you feel about your relationship with them. It tells them how much you know of their likes and interests and the time, money and effort you put into finding that gift.

This stylish, geometric LED light is perfect for anyone who adores elephants. The glowing light in the form of an elephant will always remind them of your thoughtfulness.


Elephant Boho Mug

If you’re ever going to give someone a mug as a gift, make sure it’s aesthetically pleasing and good quality. Ordinary coffee mugs with average designs aren’t the stuff of gifts.

This elephant themed boho mug is a great choice for any elephant lover. The creative design will impress your recipient.


Elephant Art Tumbler

If you’re the kind of person who prefers giving practical things as gifts, you’re on the right track to pleasing your recipients. Just make sure that you consider a few requirements along with function. For one, the gift has to be delightful–as in look attractive and costly, and two, it has to be related to some interest they have.

This elephant art tumbler will make a fine gift for anyone who loves the giant beasts. It’s useful and well designed.


Elephant Ring Holder

The fake hand for ring holders went out of style ten years ago. Now is the age of creatively designed day to day things. In my Paris themed gifts post I have included a Eiffel tower shaped ring holder and people are loving it.

Like I mentioned before, useful things make likable gifts. Gift this to an engaged or a married woman who likes elephants. You can add a note saying “This little elephant will keep your ring safe.”


Elephant Shower Curtain

A stunning shower curtain featuring an elephant swimming underwater. It’s perfect for any animal lover who has a bathroom that needs one. It’s made from great quality materials, something which recipients prefer a gift to be.

The creative watercolor style background makes it more appealing and unique. If your recipient likes elephants and the color blue, this will be their ideal shower curtain.


Elephant Reflections

Books can make good gifts for the right recipient. If they read you can pick one that suits their interests and one they don’t own already and you’re good. If they’re not readers, no book in the world will please them. Photo books though are exceptions to this. Even people who don’t enjoy reading don’t mind getting a good book with cool pictures as a gift.

Elephant Reflections is a collection of gorgeous pictures of Elephants by the award winning photographer Karl Ammann. It also features interesting information about the animals written by Dale Peterson. You’ll learn about the recent discoveries of field scientists in Africa and the politics of ivory trade. If your recipient is fascinated by Elephants they’ll enjoy this book.


Elephant Pillow Toy

Does your receiver have a baby? This will make a perfect gift. New parents are perpetually exhausted. Sleep deprivation isn’t fun. They can use all the help they can get. Even a toy cushion which helps them put the baby to sleep will be very appreciated.

You’ll be called a life saver. Gifts like these are better liked than more expensive gifts that aren’t very practical.


Elephant Themed Crossbody Bag

Remember what I said about useful things? They make the most likable gifts. Add stylish to useful and thoughtful and you have a recipe for a no fail gift.

Women love fashion accessories, shoes, purses, jewelry, bags. There can’t be too many of those. A woman who likes elephants will be impressed. She can add this stylish crossbody bag to her collection and she will notice that you remember her interests.


The Secret Lives of Elephants

Every human is unique. From the sequencing of our DNA to the personalities that are shaped by genetics, experiences and knowledge, everything that makes us different from others around us also helped humanity to evolve and grow as a species. If everyone was the same and was interested in the same things there wouldn’t be many innovations. Different people find interest in different things. Curiosity must be encouraged and rewarded.

People who are drawn to animal nature and get into the related fields of work have contributed to the compendium of knowledge that helps us discover about the world around us. The Secret Lives of Elephants by Dr. Hannah Mumby explores the behavior of elephants in the wild. She’s a field researcher who has spent time with the creatures, studying and observing them. This book will make a fine gift for people who love reading. Anyone curious about animals would find this book interesting.


Elephant Candle Holder

Wow, this looks cool. Not just elephant lovers but anyone who likes to decorate their place with attractive, classy things will like this. You might not think candle holders are very impressive gifts, but when it comes to gift giving, simple yet useful things make the most likable gifts.

Be thoughtful when selecting a gift, which you already have done since you are considering their love for elephants, and make sure it is something they can use and they’ll like it.


Elephant With Heart Sculpture

If you are looking for a romantic gift for a lover or a spouse, this will make a fine gift. This is also a good idea for a fifth wedding anniversary gift, because it’s made of wood.

The cute looking elephants make this a lovable present.I wouldn’t recommend this for someone you don’t know very well. They will probably not find it very practical. Only give this to an elephant lover you know.


Elephant T-shirt

Black is classy. I love black. I can wear it any day. When it comes to gifting clothes, you have to consider the receiver’s choice. You can’t give every girl a pink top. Sometimes people just don’t like a particular color. Of course, if you know the receiver well, you can just observe their dressing style and find out which color they like and which they don’t.

But in case you can’t figure it out, your best bet is black. This one looks cool. The elephant design is just beautiful.


Cute Elephant Lantern

If you’re looking for something unique to give to someone, go for this.Have you ever seen an elephant lantern anywhere? Which makes this a delightful surprise. Especially for elephant loving folks. You can even include a note saying something like,

“This giant, lovely creature will make sure there is always brightness in your life and your home.” They will always remember the gesture.


Modoc by Ralph Helfer

For most of our history humans have communicated and shared our knowledge of the world through stories. Our brains are wired to crave them as it serves an evolutionary purpose. After all, facts are boring for most people and hard to remember. A good story communicates ideas and gets the message across better than any lecture.

Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer is based on a true story about a friendship between a boy and an elephant raised together in a circus. An interesting read that explores the nature of relationships and bonds that we form with the creatures not from the same species. Animal lovers, especially those who like elephants, would enjoy reading this book.


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Baby Elephant Neon Sign

Decorative lights do a great job of giving a place some character. There’s a lot a budding home decorator can do with the right selection of lighting decorations.

This baby elephant themed night light is a perfect gift for any kid who loves elephants. You can also give it to a parent with a toddler or a young kid.


Elephant Crystal Art

Gifts convey meaning. What you choose to give tells the recipient how you feel about them. Your choice of gifts also reflects on who you are.

This beautiful laser etched elephant crystal art is a great way of letting an elephant lover know that you care about their interests. It’s pretty and artistic which makes it a nice decorative item.


Elephant Journal

Is your recipient an aspiring writer or someone who enjoys penning down their thoughts on paper? If yes then this elephant design journal will be perfect for them.

You can also give this to an artist who likes to sketch. The elephant cover along with your consideration for their interests will make the gift seem thoughtful.


Elephant Purse

If your recipient is someone who’s fond of elephants and also has an adventurous fashion sense, they’ll appreciate getting this elephant shaped crossbody purse as a gift.

It’s stylish, good quality and unique. Just don’t give it to someone who prefers minimalist accessories.


Elephant Keychain

Your gift doesn’t always have to be expensive for your recipient to appreciate it. They care more about the thought behind it. And while you should consider how much you spend on a gift, when it comes to people who’re close to you, other things matter more.

This elephant shaped keychain will make anyone who loves elephants very pleased. Key chains make fine gifts since the recipients get to carry them around.


Elephant Themed Scarf

Fashion accessories can be cool gifts if you know how to pick according to your recipient’s style. Not everyone is good at this. You need to be attentive. What colors they prefer, do they like minimalistic designs, you have to consider all of this to make sure you don’t end up giving them something that’ll end up in the closet for perpetuity.

This elephant themed scarf is a good choice because of the minimalist design and good quality fabric.


Baby Elephant Welcome Sign

The best way to welcome people in your home? Let an elephant do it. Welcome signs don’t have to be boring, you can be pretty creative with them. In fact, in the age of Etsy and Personalized online gifts, nothing has to be boring.

As for your elephant crazy friend, this will make a fine present. The next time you go to their place, you’ll be greeted by an elephant. Personally I would have preferred it saying welcome in elephant language, but they don’t make those. For now we’ll have to make do with these.


Elephant Wall Stickers

Wall stickers are to rooms what jewelry is to women. They enhance the beauty; they add life to the mundane dull walls. If your receiver has a flair for decoration, he will like this one. The elephants look super cute too. They remind me of those cartoons I used to watch when I was a kid.

In the sticker there is a family of elephants so this will also make a fine gift for parents of toddlers. They can stick it in the nursery. I wouldn’t recommend you gift this to a family with more than one kid, unless you buy two stickers and use the baby elephant from that to make it a family of four.


The Three Elephants

This is cool. You may have heard of the three monkeys. See no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. Now it’s trending in elephants. You can be creative when writing a note. Say something like: “If there is the best advice you’ll ever get from an elephant.”A girl who loves elephants would adore this gift. It’s cute.

It is not just for elephant lovers though, anyone with a sense of humor will find this present amusing.


Elephant Design Jewelry Box

Finding a good gift takes effort. You have to be thoughtful about your receiver. That involves a lot of thinking and decision making. Don’t spend your valuable mental resources on this.

Instead, just come to Science of Gifts and search for what you want. You’ll find amazing gifts like these. This wooden jewelry box is a great idea for a fifth anniversary present. If your wife likes elephants, gift her this. She’ll love it.


Elephant Themed Himalayan Salt Lamp

While it’s better to find simple, useful things to gift someone, sometimes unique things make impressive presents. Some people just like to be different. They want to decorate their homes with things people haven’t seen anywhere else.

To find out if they’ll like this lamp, just observe their place. If they have a flair for exotic decorative stuff, chances are, they’ll love this one. Not everyone will appreciate this as a present, so consider your receiver before making a call.


Elephant Shaped Tea Mug

For your elephant loving recipients who are also fond of tea, this ceramic mug shaped like a baby elephant will make a charming gift. Normally I don’t recommend giving mugs as gifts because people have too many of them (Most received as gifts) but something like this is a good choice. It’s unusual and is appealing to elephant lovers.

You can also include a set of your favorite tea box along with it to make a better impression. That way they’ll try out this mug and your tea.


Elephant Themed Crib Sheets

As I’ve said before, parents love gifts that make their job easier. And they love anyone who is thoughtful enough to give them those.Crib sheets or anything baby related is very much welcomed.

Anyway, it’s the cutest crib sheet I’ve seen. I can’t imagine someone not liking it instantly. We all love cute things, don’t we? Why else would puppies and babies be so popular?


Elephant Pillow Case

There is no shortage of beautiful things you can use to decorate your sweet home in the world. All you have to do is be creative and know where to look. People tell me they come here looking for gifts for others but half the time end up buying something they found here for themselves.

Anyway, any elephant lover will adore this attractive pillow case. It is colorful and the colors are balanced, maintaining the harmony of the design.


Elephant Wine Bottle Holder

This elephant seems to be enjoying himself. I hope he doesn’t end up drunk texting his ex. Sometimes people enjoy gifts which make them laugh. A touch of humor to your gifts makes them memorable, but gag gifts don’t impress. Your present must also be classy, attractive and useful along with the funny.

This elephant wine holder will make a cool gift for any animal lover who owns a wine bottle to put in it. It’s a charming gift idea that’ll delight them.


Baby Elephant T-shirt

I’ve already listed one t-shirt, but I thought this one was cool too. If she doesn’t wear short sleeves you can go for this one. Also this one is a better choice for tall women who have skinny arms.

Don’t give both though. It’s a mistake to give two gifts at once. It will undervalue both the gifts.It’s always better to just choose a single gift that will do the job. If you’re buying a diamond necklace for your wife, don’t tag along a sketch of her you made. Rather, save the second one for a different occasion.


Toy Storage

Two things kids love most: crying at inconvenient times & toys. A large army of toys lying around the house doesn’t make a parent’s job easier. An exhausted parent will appreciate a present like this.

Although they are likely to already have one, a cute, elephant printed toy storage may encourage the kids to use it. If that miracle happens, you’ll be a hero.


Elephant Watercolor Print

I like paintings. They make me wonder. As if they have the power to teleport me to a different place. This one took me to Africa, imagining the giant beasts walking tall and with pride.

Before buying this, find out if your receiver will use this. Do they have such paintings hung on their walls? Do they like decorating their walls? If yes, then go ahead and buy this, if not then scroll down and look for a different gift.


Elephant Dictionary Art

Artists come in many forms. Some paint on canvas, others decorate their walls. You may be an artist yourself. What’s your form of art? When it comes to your home you can express it through the art on your walls, who you are, what you love, your taste in art.

If they like the mighty animals they will love this present. It’s creative and attractive. Make sure you wrap it up nicely. Although, consider that some people just aren’t into this stuff, for them, choose more practical gifts and they’ll be happy.


Elephant Print Kimono Cardigan

Clothes make the best gifts. Everyone likes new clothes.If you have a decent taste in clothing and guess your receiver’s size, you can’t go wrong with this. Just try to keep your receiver’s taste in mind.

Kimonos aren’t going out of fashion anytime soon and they look so good on anyone who’s in shape. An Elephant print Kimono will make a likable gift for any woman. If this is for your girlfriend, go ahead and buy it. She will admire your taste


National Geographic Readers - Elephants

Children are naturally curious about the world. Being dependent on adults to survive they have to be in order to learn about it. As we grow up and come to terms with the reality of our surroundings the curiosity is replaced by responsibilities. And while one should always strive to maintain their curiosity and willingness to learn new things, it’s childhood that is the best time to explore it as much as possible.

The National Geographic Readers Guides are aimed at children who are curious about nature. This book about elephants is full of interesting facts coupled with graphics which makes it entertaining for kids to learn. If your recipient is an introverted kid who loves elephants, they’ll enjoy this book.


Personalised Elephant Initial Charm Bracelet

Some people don’t like to wear anything other than a watch on their wrist, others love to express themselves with bracelets & wrist belts. They’re not just for rockstars. You’ll see all kinds of artists & creative people wear these.

I’m wearing a set of four right now as I’m writing this. They have their own charm. They help us stand out, and also make a great excuse for a stranger to start a conversation with you. Gift this to the creative types. They will love it.


Mother & Baby Elephant Carved Sculptures

A mother and baby elephant carved sculpture will make a nice mother’s day gift. But it doesn’t have to be just a mother’s day present, you can give it to anyone who likes elephants. It will be a nice gesture to give it to a new mother. You can write a note saying something such as: “Mama elephant protects and nurtures baby elephants with love till it grows into the biggest, strongest animal in the forest. Where would we be without mothers?”


Funny Elephant Coffee Mug

If you search for advice on picking gifts you’ll almost always find yourself reading about the superiority of practical gifts over the more traditional (also inefficient) ones. There are studies that reflect the same. But this way of thinking is too simplistic. While it’s true that recipients prefer gifts that are more useful and feasible they’re not for every occasion. Sometimes it’s the thought that counts rather than the gift itself.

A gift like this funny elephant themed coffee mug lets the recipient know that you’ve considered their interests (love for elephants) when picking it. It is ideal for friends and loved ones. If on the other hand you’re looking for a present for someone who’s not close to you, pick a more practical one.