Can I ask you a crazy question? Where has the year gone? How are we 25 days til Christmas? Crazy right, I thought so too. Here are 8 pretty sweet gift guide ideas for any Hippopotamus Lover!
Did you know the song “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” was written in 1950 by John Rox and became a nationwide hit in 1953 when ten-year-old Oklahoma native Gayla Peevey sang the song as a way to raise money for the Oklahoma City Zoo’s first hippopotamus. In December of that year the city received Matilda the hippo for Christmas.
Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Ornament 2018 ($17.99 on Amazon)
Celebrate the laugh-out-loud perennial favorite holiday tune, “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” with this whimsical Christmas tree ornament featuring a sheepish hippopotamus wrapped in a string of lights and sitting on a squished tree. With a bow on her head, she makes a perfectly safe gift for the animal lover on your list, or for any fan of the humorous song. Press the button to hear part of the 1953 Christmas classic performed by Gayla Peevey.
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas Book ($14.57 on Amazon)
Christmas is coming, and one little girl wants nothing more than a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy. But will Santa Claus and her parents make her Christmas wish come true? As shown in his best-selling titles The Night Before Christmas and Here Comes Santa Claus, no one can portray the holidays better than Bruce Whatley; and he does it again with I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas.
Huck The Hippo Stuffed Animal Plush ($13.99 on Amazon)
Huck the hippo can open his mouth so wide that he could fit you inside (if you’re under 4 feet tall)! But don’t worry, he won’t eat you because his diet consists mainly of grass. Hippos can eat up to 150 pounds in a single day! They don’t have any sweat glands which is why you’ll often find them cooling off in a body of water.
I Love Hippos Socks ($9.25 on Amazon)
I Love Hippos Women Socks are perfect for the hippo lover in your life. They’re made of 75% Cotton, 15% Spandex, 10% Nylon and sock size 9-11 which fits Women Shoe size 5-10. Fun facts on bottom of the socks, which are always fun.
Shag Wear Animal Inspirations Quote Pendant Necklace ($14.99 on Amazon)“Best Friends… They know how crazy you are and still choose to be seen with you in public.” This 16″ necklace is from Shag Wear’s Animal Inspirations line. Perfect for everyday wear, as a gift for that special someone in your life, or as a token of gratitude for an act of kindness received. Comes with its own special message card. Small link necklace. 100% lead-free Pewter. Lobster Claw closure
Hallmark Plush Stuffed Hippopotamus ($14.99 on Amazon)
Ho, ho, ho from the merriest hippo around! This adorable stuffed hippopotamus dons a scarf and Santa hat, and sings, “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” The festive hippo sings, “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas” with the press of a button on the left arm. Non-replaceable batteries included.
Hippo ceramic planters ($35.00 on Etsy)
Ceramic Hippo planter, succulent planter, purple, plant pot animal lover gift desk decor accessory. Say hello to MR. HIPPO. Sweet addition to your indoor or outdoor garden and made from slip cast stoneware. 7″ long 3″ wide and 3.5″ tall.
Positive Vibes – Hippo of Happiness Pin Badge ($2.61 on Etsy)
Choose from a pin badge, key ring, magnet. Designed, printed and handmade in our studio in Derbyshire, UK. The pin says, “Radiate Positive Vibes – The Hippo of Happiness”.