Georgia Sea Turtle CenterLooking for a unique gift idea for the ocean lover on your shopping list? The Georgia Sea Turtle Center in Jekyll Island, Georgia, offers sea turtle adoptions for just $50. Visiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and seeing all the “patients” was a highlight of our summer vacation on Jekyll Island.

The Adopt-A-Sea-Turtle Patient program includes:

– Personalized Certificate of Adoption

– A letter from your turtle

– 5×7 photo of your turtle

– Adoptive parent’s name listed on their turtle’s web page

– Monthly updates through email including a recent photo of your adopted turtle

– Website link to adopted sea turtle’s tracking information (if available

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center guarantees processing by the holidays if you submit your application and fee by December 15. What a great unusual gift!

Jamie Reeves is a Nashville based blogger who’s been pontificating about poop and pinot noir since 2005 at She enjoys discovering new places with her husband and two daughters, heading to Southern shores, and is always planning her next family vacation.