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Gifts that Give Back at Nashville Zoo's Zawadi Market

Give a gift that gives back this holiday season! The Zoo’s gift shop, Zawadi Market, has creative gifts for everyone in your herd. Want to make an impact this holiday season? Shop with a purpose this Holiday season and check out our Holiday Gift Guide!

Nashville Zoo offers gifts that keep on giving - beyond FAIRTRADE certified products and the use of recycled materials, the Zoo has worked diligently to offer fun gift items that increase awareness and educate guests on the importance of conservation, renewable materials, and repurposing with a focus on recycled products. 

  • Ornate Christmas tree ornaments: These ornaments are more than decoration! They represent the creation of jobs in small villages, promote environmental sustainability, and enrichment of communities and vulnerable and orphaned children.
  • For the green thumb - Grow Bottles are made from recycled glass wine bottles that make the ideal home for a Hydrogarden. This gift includes everything needed for a window herb garden: seeds, grow bottle, soil-less mix, wool wick, plant nutrients, and a cork coaster.
  • The perfect stocking stuffer - Snare Art key chains come in many different animal designs and colors and are made from the actual confiscated wire used in Africa that poachers use to create snares to trap animals. And don't forget about the wonderful assortment of books, toys or stuffed animal plush that your children fell in love with while visiting the Zoo this season!
  • Gifts for her – Shop from Mulberry Mongoose collection- jewelry made from snare wire which benefits the South Laungua Conservation Society in South Africa - and accessories from Malia which repurpose recycled cement bags from the Elephant Cement Factory into wallets, small bags and messenger bags.
  • Gifts for him - Stoneage Global Arts offers musical instruments made from Bamboo, recycled bottle caps and tin cans, gourds, and a Karimba made from a coconut shell. Spice up his room or office décor with a custom Green Eco animal figure made from recycled bottle caps and tin cans from Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta, Red Bull, Guinness beer, Tusker beer, and many others.


Zawadi Market will be offering discounts for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! Friday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Nov. 28, members can take advantage of an additional 10% on their member discount (20% total) on all purchases at the gift shop. *Additional discount not valid on select promotional items already on sale in store.

Also, check out our holiday membership gift certificates! Purchase the gift that gives all year long at a 15% discount, now through December 31!


Posted by Nashville Zoo at 10:11 AM