holiday gift guide

Share your love of Brookfield Zoo this holiday season! Brookfield Zoo has something for everyone, and proceeds from merchandise sales help feed and care for our 3,400+ animals. 

Check out our Holiday Gift Guide below to find the perfect present for the holidays! 

HOLIDAY PLUSH COLLECTIOn

Our limited-edition holiday collection includes penguins, sloths, palm pals & more! Order by December 17 to guarantee shipping before Christmas.

sHOP HOLIDAY PLUSH
book a wild connection

On our 2024 Wild Connections, you can get up close and personal with our animals, including our Animal Ambassadors, Macaws, River Otter, Humboldt Penguins, Rainforest BirdsFlamingos, and Sharks!

BOOK wild connections
HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Decorate your tree with an ornament inspired by your favorite resident of Brookfield Zoo! Order by December 17 to guarantee shipping before Christmas.

SHOP ORNAMENTS
BOOK A PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

Give lifelong memories when your giftee meets Brookfield Zoo's Humboldt penguins at our Penguin Encounter!

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BOOK A REINDEER CAMEO

Want to send your loved ones a holiday message they'll never forget? Book a personalized Cameo video featuring Brookfield Zoo's reindeer! Available through December 20.

BOOK A CAMEO
gift adoption:
kinda giraffe

Share the care when you gift an adoption of our new baby giraffe, Kinda, born at Brookfield Zoo on August 19! Plush animal and ornament add-ons available. Order by December 14 to guarantee shipping before Christmas.

gift giraffe adoption
gift adoption: meerkats

Share the care when you gift an adoption of our new meerkat mob, who can now be seen at Desert's Edge! Plush animal and ornament add-ons available. Order by December 14 to guarantee shipping before Christmas.

GIFT MEERKAT ADOPTION
GIFT A ZOO MEMBERSHIP

A membership to Brookfield Zoo is the gift that keeps on giving! Your loved ones can enjoy Brookfield Zoo year-round with any of our memberships.

GIFT A ZOO MEMBERSHIP
BUY PUNTA SAN JUAN BOOK

Enjoy more than 250 striking images, compiled by photographer Bernardo Sambra, that will take you on a journey through time and see the importance and challenges of a unique conservation model in the Punta San Juan Reserve on the Peruvian coast, home to Humboldt Penguins.

buy punta san juan book
PAO PANGOLIN

Written by a former Brookfield Zoo intern, the Pao Pangolin children's book is a story of courage and hope. All book sales benefit the Zoo.

BUY PAO PANGOLIN BOOK
BUY HOLIDAY MAGIC TICKETS

Give the gift of a visit to Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic, Chicagoland’s longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED lights! Plus, make your visit more magical when you select "Holiday Magic Add-Ons" to pre-purchase our online exclusive snow globe and souvenir hot chocolate carafe.

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