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The Gift Guide for Florida’s Nature Lovers

Searching for last-minute gift ideas for the hunter, fisher, or conservationist in your life? We’ve got something for everyone on your list! The best part: purchases benefit coral reef restoration, habitat conservation for endangered species like the Florida panther, and preserving our outdoor heritage.

The Angler

Keep your favorite angler protected from the sun and looking good in our Columbia fishing shirts. For the fisher who believes time spent fishing is time well spent, the lightweight, effective design is a no-brainer.

The Sharp Shooter

FWC’s Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex opened to the public in 2020 with help from the Foundation. The complex is an excellent opportunity to sharpen hunting skills for the experienced hunter as well as teach gun safety to newbies. Take your future or experienced hunter to the rifle range, handgun range, or clay shooting for a Christmas present they aren’t soon to forget. 

The Weekend Warrior

The Columbia Utilizer™ Polo is versatile enough for a day on the water and a day at the office; the perfect workwear reminder of that upcoming fishing trip.

The Eco-Conscious

Plastic bags and water bottles are so last year. For the green-minded individuals in your life, consider the durable and reusable insulated tumbler and grocery tote. The 20oz stainless steel insulated tumbler with screw-on lid and snap locking closure is the perfect adventure companion for hikes and everyday use, while the non-woven tote will save on plastic grocery bags with every trip.

The Manatee Enthusiast

It’s hard not to fall for the charms of Florida’s gentle giants. We’re proud to be partners with FPL and TECO who operate manatee viewing sites in West Palm Beach and Apollo Beach. Schedule a day trip and give your marine mammal fan the ultimate gift of seeing a manatee up close and personal. For best viewing results, opt for a date in winter when manatees are known to congregate in large numbers. 

The Young-At-Heart

Who says there’s an age limit on stuffed animals? Our panther plush is the perfect gift for the young and young-at-heart. Inspire a love for the conservation of endangered species in the next generation. Proceeds support FLM research and rehabilitation centers for injured panthers. 

The Scientist

For the friend or family member constantly identifying species on nature walks, a day trip to the Nature Coast Biological Center makes for an informative, hands-on gift. Explore the Discovery Center to view snapping turtles and spotted sea trout, or arrange for a free eco-kayak tour

Interested in giving a gift to nature? Consider the Fish & Wildlife Foundation in your estate plan. Through a partnership with FreeWill,  a free, online will-writing tool that guides you through the process of creating your will and legacy in less than 20 minutes, leaving a wild legacy is quick and simple. 

And choosing the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida as your Amazon Smile charity is an easy way to give back, at no cost to you. Set-up takes less than 60 seconds to complete. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to us with every purchase you make through via


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