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Gift ideas for your hungry little sharks!
This July, we’re jumping in feet first to celebrate Shark Awareness Month, Shark Week and even Shark Awareness Day (14 July) by highlighting some of our shark-themed summer accessories. From lunch thermals and beach bags to totes and backpacks, let us show you how to take a bite out of summer!
Then read on for five ways you can help endangered shark populations where you live and around the world.
Have a shark party
Available on a variety of our top-selling products, such as our Large Utility Tote, Essential Storage Tote, Littles Carry-All Caddy, Thermal Tote and Cinch Sac, our limited-time Shark Party print makes summer more fun for kids and adults alike. Perfect for the beach, pool, camping, picnics and more, this whimsical print will be everyone's favourite.
The pool is the obvious location to host your own shark party, but dry land works just as well! Try decorating with tons of balloons in blue, white and aqua, and offer games like a beanbag toss into a shark’s mouth cutout. Cheesy fish crackers make a cute snack of “shark bait.” And don’t forget to decorate with all the free printable shark decorations from Thirty-One!
Our food-safe Cool Zip Snacker comes in a great Shark design your kids will love! Transport inspired snacks including shark-shaped sandwiches and cookies, easily made with the help of a shark-shaped cookie cutter. Take note, these shark-themed bags are only available until July 31, so be sure to get yours before then, or before supplies run out!
With our Shark Icon-It and personalization options, you can give almost any product your very own shark theme. Using your creativity makes it all the more fun.
For example, choose the Shark Icon-It for a personal lunch thermal and add a line of text underneath (up to 16 characters, including spaces). Some fun wording options include:
- Time for a Bite
- Who’s Hungry?
- Lunch Is Calling
- mmm... tasty!
Try the Shark Icon-It on our Quick Cinch Thermal, Sand N’ Shore Thermal Tote or our new Mesh Mix Cinch Bag or Summer Fun Caddy (available only through July 31) for fun days at the beach or pool. Add a name, initials, a vacation spot or a fun phrase (up to 16 characters), such as:
- Pool Shark
- Surf’s Up
- Daytona Beach
- Sand Shark
- Pretty Great
- Grumpy Gills
- Got teeth?
- Venice, FL
There’s no shortage of adorable shark-themed products to shop at Thirty-One Gifts, but the truth is that many species of the world’s shark population are threatened or endangered. Sharks are an important part of our ocean ecosystem; conservation legislation has been passed both in the United States and in Canada, but you can get involved as well!
Here are five things you can do today to help protect sharks:
- Use an app or guide to help you buy only shark-friendly seafood. Try Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch app or downloadable pocket guide for use at stores and restaurants.
- Visit an aquarium that offers up-close shark experiences to learn more about these creatures and help combat the violent myths around sharks.
- Get involved with a leading Shark Conservation Organization such as the Shark Alliance or Ocean Conservancy for educational resources and action items.
- Join the conversation and network with other shark conservationists around the world on social media.
- Learn 7 more ways you can help sharks right now!