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The best dinosaur gifts of 2021

For the dinosaur lover in your family, it seems there has never been a shortage of gifts to choose from. There are tons of gift guides for kids, but what about those who are kids at heart? If you are looking for some unique, unusual dinosaur-themed gifts that are guaranteed to attract attention, here are some of our favorites dinosaur gift ideas.

The products below were chosen by Ancient Odysseys with no influence or incentive from the product sellers. However, this post features several affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links.

The Ancient Odysseys Top 10 List of dinosaur gifts for this holiday season (or any time at all!)

10. ZOKEA 3-D Dinosaur Night Light~$28.89

Although this product is listed for children, the cool factor of seeing four different dinosaurs—T-rex, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus—projected onto an acrylic flat panel gives an incredible 3D effect. The light projects in 7 different colors, and is controlled by both touch, remote control and timer. Best Night light. Ever.

9. LEGO Fossil Set~$59.99

Recreate some of your favorite dinosaurs through intricately detailed LEGO models of Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon fossils. They come complete with displays stands, plus a LEGO paleontologist minifigure and sapiens skeleton figure in this 910 piece kit. It's of course fully compatible with all (your other) LEGO toys.

8. Heat sensitive Disappearing Dinosaur Mug~$16.99

No, it’s not a dream. Watch eons pass before your eyes as you drink your morning joe with this fun disappearing dino mug. Pour in a hot beverage, and watch the dinosaurs transform into fossils.

7. Make your own dinosaur trackways

Customizable Chuck Taylor® All Star® High Top Sneaker~$105.00

Wear your sixth man status with pride with a pair of customized Chuck Taylors. Incorporate an eye-catching dino print into this iconic style for “eons” of comfort. Available in men's and women's sizes.

Dinosaur Stomp Heels~ $69.99

For the ladies, mark your territory and strut your stuff with a pair of stylish 3” dino-mite heels. They are made of nylon canvas with an eye-catching pink rubber outsole. Note: This item is not guaranteed to scare predators away.

6. Sophie Land Dinosaur Skeleton Necklace~$7.99

T-Rex skeleton as tasteful fashion accessory! This eye-catching dinosaur necklace is available in 4 colors including silver, gold, rose gold and black. The necklace chain length is 19.7” and is adjustable.

5. Calamityware Dinosaur platter~$62.00

No holiday is complete without a beautiful serving platter. Turkeys, chickens and quail will appreciate the head bob/nod to their ancestors with these white and blue porcelain platters made at the Kristoff Porcelain workshop in Poland. Platters measure 14.75" x 10.25" and are food, microwave and dishwasher safe.

4. Sauropods: The Largest Animals to Ever Walk the Earth hardcover~$19.99

Support your local paleontologist with the latest book by authors Ted Rechlin and Great Plains Dinosaur Museum & Field Station paleontologist Cary Woodruff. You will marvel at sauropod facts in this natural history graphic novel, including how these 120-foot long, 70 ton animals of the Mesozoic got to be so durn big.

3. Baltic Amber with inclusions by Nickolas Jewellery ~Prices vary

Own and even wear your very own fossil with a piece of Baltic Amber. Formed in the Eocene about 45 to 50 million years ago, Baltic amber occurred when the sap from Northern European pine trees trapped insects and objects and hardened over time. There are many purveyors of Baltic amber, but this reputable shop on Etsy has thousands of satisfied customers. Each piece is unique so uncover your own!

2. Estwing Rock Pick - 22 oz Geological Hammer


Walk to talk with the #1 choice of geologists and paleontologists worldwide with your very own Estwing rock hammer. It's forged from one piece of extra strong polished steel. We like the orange grip because it reduces shock by up to 70% and it’s easier to find out in the field. (Now where did I put that rock hammer?!?) And, for a special touch, have it engraved. For a smaller and lighter version, consider the Estwing Supreme 14-oz rock hammer.

1. Go on a dinosaur dig! ~Prices vary

For those who really love dinosaurs and fossils, what better gift than going on an actual dinosaur dig!? Give your loved one (or yourself) the most unforgettable gift of all by reserving your space on a paleontology dig this summer. Work alongside scientists to excavate Triceratops, Kronosaurs, Tyrannosaurs, and more. There are lots of options to choose from and bragging rights are guaranteed.

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