Holiday Shopping Guide 2017

As you start your holiday shopping this season, check out the variety of gifts that the Wildlife Center offers. They’re great for everyone on your list, and your support saves wild lives!

Caring for Critters Sponsorships. “Adopt” one or more of our resident education animals or our bear patients and receive a packet that includes the sponsored animal’s biography, a photo of the animal, detailed natural history information, a personalized certificate of sponsorship, and fun, periodic email updates on “your” animal’s activities throughout the sponsorship period. Caring for Critters sponsorships make wonderful gifts for children, classrooms, or adults! A six-month sponsorship is $25; a full-year is $50.

Apparel. The Wildlife Center has a variety of t-shirts and other apparel for sale – six different short-sleeved shirts, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hoodie! Check out the designs and sizes available in the Wildlife Center’s store! Some shirts are officially "retired" meaning that when they're gone – they're gone! 



Bags. This one-of-a-kind “Carrion Bag” honors Buttercup, the Center's Black Vulture. It’s a great conversation starter, and is big enough for a picnic, groceries, or whatever “carrion” you’d like to carry in it!



Wildlife finger puppets. These adorable finger puppets are great stocking stuffers – or a great add-on to a Caring for Critters sponsorship! The puppets are $6 each … or any four for $20. Mix and match!



Bumper stickers. Show your Center support on your car ... laptop ... water bottle ... and more! 



Maggie Books. Our very own education Peregrine Falcon, Maggie, is featured in this children's book. It's the perfect gift for the nature-loving child or grandchild – or take one to your local public or school library!



2018 Garden of Eagles Calendar.  Don't delay, only a few calendars remain! This 12-month calendar includes photographs of Bald Eagles from across North America, including Buddy, the Bald Eagle rescued from the Norfolk Botanical Garden nest in 2008. Perfect for the eagle lover in your life!


John Denver DVD. This special tribute concert was recorded in June 2016 at the Wayne Theatre. It's perfect for the music fan in your life! 




Critter Cam sponsorships. For the person on your list who doesn’t want any more “stuff”, consider a Critter Cam sponsorship! This $43/day sponsorship helps the Center meet the costs of streaming the live camera feed through the internet, the overhead costs of cameras and other equipment, and the expenses of life-saving treatment for wild animals in need. Sponsorships are a great way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, or “just because”! If you sponsor in honor of a friend or relative, we can even send them a card.

This year, we're also auctioning off some one-of-a-kind artwork through EBay: owl and snake ornaments created by elementary school students in Arizona, and foot-painted coasters by Maggie the Peregrine Falcon!

If you’re making any purchases through Amazon – use Amazon Smile, and select the Wildlife Center as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

And, if you’re shopping at a mid-Atlantic Kroger for your holiday ingredients, sign up for Kroger Community Rewards! Create your online Kroger account, select the Wildlife Center of Virginia as your charity of choice, and then just swipe your Kroger card whenever you shop! Kroger will donate a percentage of your eligible purchase.

Happy holiday shopping!