We're big fans of the holiday season here at Polar Bears International. As the temperatures drop and the holiday lights adorn the night sky, we are excited to present our yearly "top gifts" list to celebrate this joyful time of year.

Our selection covers a wide range of choices to suit every age and budget, and the best part is each of these gifts supports polar bear conservation. Explore what we've come up with; you might discover some meaningful gifts for that special person on your holiday list or even a present for yourself!

Canada Goose PBI Collection

Canada Goose is on a mission to raise awareness about the threats facing polar bears and Northern communities. Since 2007, they have supported our conservation, research, and outreach work. In 2022, they launched an expanded range of co-branded jackets, parkas, and vests, through their new sustainability initiative, HUMANATURE, designed to keep the planet cold and people on it warm. 

The standout feature of this collection is the men’s and women’s Freestyle Crew Vest. This exceptional, down-filled vest is the ultimate layering piece that can be worn across all seasons. 

Through the sale of items from the Canada Goose PBI collection, the brand has contributed more than CAD $7 million in support of our work at Polar Bears International.

VICKS Cough Drops 

‘Tis the cough drop season, and if you live in Europe, you can find Polar Bears International featured on your package of VICKS cough drops. 

From the start, sustainability has shaped the decision-making processes of the family-owned confectionery, Katjes (kaht-yes), that makes VICKS products in Europe. In their continuous dedication to the environment, they frequently review their business practices, from being mindful of the ingredients they use to optimizing resources like energy and water. Additionally, their commitment extends to endorsing global climate protection initiatives and charitable conservation organizations, like Polar Bears International. 

Save the Bears Tracking Bracelets and Plush Bears by Fahlo

Since the fall of 2019, our friends at Fahlo have been our valued partners in creating a unique line of bracelets with an added surprise! Each bracelet comes with a QR code that allows you to follow the tracks of your very own live polar bear on Western Hudson Bay. In addition to adding 10 new bears to track, they also launched the new Polar Bear Venture Plush, which sold out immediately but will be available again by March 2024. A gift like this is a fun and engaging way to learn about wildlife conservation.  

When you buy a Fahlo polar bear bracelet or polar bear venture plush, the company contributes 10% of net profits from their Save the Bears Collection to support our initiatives. Use code B2G1.

Kodiak Cakes

Kodiak Cakes values conservation as a top priority – especially healthy ecosystems for bears. They have been donating a portion of their profits to conservation efforts, aiming to bring awareness, education, and profit to polar bear conservation.

Through a week-long Keep It Wild fundraiser that launched on International Polar Bear Day (February 27), Kodiak donated over $105K to Polar Bears International through sales of a limited-edition Keep It Wild collection and Kodiak food products. 

To celebrate the holiday season, Kodiak has generously offered friends of Polar Bears International a 50% discount code, when using promo code PBI50, valid through the end of the year. Sorry – this offer is for U.S. residents only.

Bering Time Charity Watch

Our favorite Danish watch designer BERING is back with two new charity watches for the season. The women’s and men’s automatic watches reflect the cool and minimalist aesthetics of the Arctic, embodying the typical BERING design. A special highlight of the women’s model includes a small polar bear engraved on the crown.

Every purchase from BERING's charity watch collection contributes USD $15 towards supporting conservation efforts by Polar Bears International. Share the gift of time and show your support for polar bears with BERING.

New Big 5 Book - Graeme Green

This stunning book of photographs and essays features more than 145 of the world’s greatest wildlife photographers, conservationists, and advocates in a mission to celebrate the natural beauty of the animal world and raise awareness of the crucial issues facing these magnificent creatures. It focuses on the “New Big 5” of animal photography — lions, tigers, polar bears, elephants, and gorillas — along with other endangered animals. Both moving and inspiring, it includes a chapter by Polar Bears International’s executive director, Krista Wright, who reflects on her first sighting of a wild polar bear and the steps needed to ensure the polar bears’ future.

Peppermint Narwhal Calendar

Peppermint Narwhal celebrates conservation through creativity to promote animal awareness and appreciation. This 2024 animal holiday calendar includes over 300 animal and conservation holidays and many cool animal facts. Plus, the entire calendar is beautifully illustrated by Peppermint Narwhal.

$1 from every calendar sold will be donated to Polar Bears International to support the conservation of polar bears and the sea ice they depend on for survival.

Beluga & Tundra Adventure

Polar Bears International invites you to join us August 3-8, 2024, to explore Churchill’s vast landscapes, abundant wildlife, and inspiring historical sites during the summer! Visitors to this subarctic region will witness belugas, caribou, wildflowers, an array of possible birds from tundra swans to Arctic terns, and glimpses into this land's deep history. Plus, you may spot polar bears and northern lights!

This one-of-a-kind opportunity has you traveling with our team to Churchill, the polar bear capital of the world, and our Canadian home, to get an up-close and hands-on experience to enhance your appreciation for this remarkable region, why it is so important in our work, and how, together, we can ensure the polar bears’ future.

Space is limited, so don’t wait to book your tundra adventure.

Kieran McIver

Frontiers North Adventures' Conservation Journey

Frontiers North Adventures, a family-owned and operated business specializing in adventures to Canada's North for 30+ years, offers tours designed for guests interested in experiential travel, photography, wildlife, culture, and adventure. Their immersive Conservation Journeys® offer up-close wildlife encounters with a strong focus on conservation and education, where a portion of the proceeds benefits Polar Bears International in support of their programs and conservation efforts. 

Frontiers North Adventures has been a Platinum sponsor of Polar Bears International since 2000, supporting our Climate Alliance®, Tundra Connections®, and Field Ambassador Programs, as well as providing us the use of the original tundra buggy, ”Tundra Buggy One®.” 

Anything from the Polar Bears International Shop

Check out our online PBI Shop featuring a variety of gift options that support polar bear conservation—just in time for the holidays. Here are a few options to explore:

Symbolic Adoptions

Polar Bears International's symbolic adoptions stand out as a meaningful gift choice this holiday season. Opting for a symbolic adoption demonstrates your dedication to conservation and a sustainable future for the planet's climate.

We offer the Cub of the Year Adoption, specially designed for young children, featuring an irresistibly cute bear companion for cuddling. The Save Our Sea Ice Adoption is tailored for those passionate about waste reduction and comes with a branded reusable grocery bag and an aluminum water bottle. For individuals interested in exploring the world of polar bears, our Arctic Adoption package includes Polar Bears International's 2023/2024 Annual Newsmagazine and a sticker. Please note that these adoptions are available for shipment within the United States and Canada only.

Eco-Adoptions

For our friends supporting us from around the world, we offer our symbolic eco-adoptions. Our eco-adoptions let you acknowledge someone special in your life, with 100% of the proceeds supporting polar bear conservation. You can also rest assured that your eco-adoption is environmentally friendly, with a downloadable certificate immediately delivered to your inbox. Check out our new “Holiday Bear Eco-Adoption”, a great gift to ring in the season of giving.   Perfect for those last-minute gifts!

Holiday eCards

If you have a special occasion or want to tell someone you’re thinking of them, an eCard may be the perfect selection. Featuring photos of polar bears, eCards make sending season’s greetings quick and easy. Send your card to up to 99 people, bringing them best wishes during the holiday season—a budget-friendly way to spread good cheer to those in your life. You can even select the exact day you want the card sent!

Polar Bear Greeting Cards by Daniel J. Cox 

If you’re a little more traditional and like to put pen to paper, you can share your love of polar bears with friends and family by purchasing one of our greeting card packets. Featuring five different polar bear images by wildlife photographer Daniel J. Cox, 10 cards total, you can find a card that suits everyone in your life. 100% of the proceeds are donated to Polar Bears International. Available for shipment in the US and Canada only.

Felted Polar Bear Ornaments

Polar Bears International has partnered with Spectacled Bear Conservation to offer these one-of-a-kind, polar bear ornaments — perfect for the holiday season or as a sweet toy! The felts are 100% wool, dry needle-felted ornaments modeled after charismatic animals handmade by women from rural and Indigenous communities in northern Peru. SBC's Felti artisans become empowered by earning a sustainable income that helps them care for their families. Check out these ornaments and other gifts offered at the PBI Shop.