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Risso's dolphin at surface

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Great Valentine’s Day gifts from our Scottish Dolphin Centre

Can you feel the love for whales and dolphins tonight?

It’s common knowledge that dolphins and whales live in pods. Did you know that young male bottlenose dolphins often form friendships that last for years? The friendship of adoption dolphins Charlie and Indigo makes our hearts swell! Together they enjoy zooming around Chanonry Point, up the coast from our Scottish Dolphin Centre, catching mackerel and playing ‘chase’.

Celebrate your friends, partner, pets or anyone needing some affection, and show whales and dolphins the love this Valentine’s Day with our top gifts available from our online shop.

Gold brushed heart earrings

One and Eight’s beautiful gold hoops come with brushed gold hearts. Perfect for the ethical fashionista, their jewellery is made with recycled or biodegradable materials where possible. Their creative reusable packaging is also made from bottles and tins!


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Whaley love you porcelain whale

This porcelain whale is oh-so-cute and will charm your valentine. It comes in a matchbox measuring 4.5cm x3.5cm making this a lovely little something for someone special. And every purchase helps support our work protecting whales and dolphins. Win-win!


Reusable orca tattoo water bottle

Help your beloved stay refreshed guilt-free with this beautiful eco-friendly, stainless steel water bottle. Covered in a gorgeous Polynesian tattoo orca design, created by Christian Vassie, the bottle is double skinned to keep drinks hot or cold and each purchase brings a donation to whales and dolphins.

Bottle size is 600ml.


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Silver heart necklace 

This delightful sterling silver pendant, set with turquoise heart comes on a 16-inch chain, is the perfect gift for Valentine’s day. There’s even a set of matching studs available from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation shop!


Animal gift cards

Stand tall for the lurrve with Gerry the giraffe or give some ‘hedgehugs’ and show you care with these sweet gift cards. Biodegradable eco glitter is used on both designs for feel good sparkles this Valentine’s Day.

Both £2.85

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Plush cuddly toys

Linus the leopard seal is so soft he feels like velvet – great for a cuddly valentine. Whales and dolphins are helped with every purchase of Linus, and there are even more cuddly toys available for gifting at the SDC shop.

Measuring almost 60cms in length x 15cms in height and roughly 20cms at the widest point. Suitable from birth.


Linus Leopard Seal
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Sterling silver rings

 Cutting edge ethical jewellery designer to the stars, Jasmine Alexander’s stunning sterling silver and sapphire stackable rings are a fantastic valentine’s gift and excellent value.

As sported by the lovely Joanna Lumley, they are delicate and elegant. The sapphires come in blue, green, pink and yellow and each one bought helps support our work protecting whales and dolphins.


Want to adopt a dolphin for your Valentine?

Adopting a dolphin makes a lovely gift for someone you love. Our adoption dolphins: Rainbow, Charlie, Indigo and Spirit all live around the Moray Firth coast and can sometimes be seen passing by our Scottish Dolphin Centre.

When you adopt a dolphin, they will receive a welcome gift including a personalised certificate, WDC cotton bag plus a monthly email newsletter that includes an update on their adopted dolphin and a quarterly magazine.

Pictured are Rainbow and her baby, photographed by our adopt a dolphin field officer, Charlie Phillips.

Rainbow & Baby blow Chanonry 15.05.21

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