Welcome to the Wild Center Gift Guide

This season, give the gifts that bring out the wild side with our Wild Center Gift Guide.  There’s something for everyone on your list.  These are some of our favorites, but there’s over 100 items listed in our online store.  Proceeds from The Wild Supply Company support The Wild Center’s mission of igniting a passion for nature.


Books for all ages that explore the diversity of nature.


  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
    As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings–asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass–offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

  • All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions
    There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial “table.” More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone.

    Intermixing essays with poetry and art, this book is both a balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world, while bolstering our resolve never to give up on each other or our collective future.

  • Squirt the Otter by Tracy Mikowski
    A true story about our very own Squirt the otter! When a baby otter was found in a farmers field, Tracy the zookeeper was called to the rescue. She and her Welsh Corgi Muffin befriended Squirt. They opened their home to her and gave her all the love she needed to grow into a strong healthy otter, but not without their fair share of adventure and adversity along the way! This is a heartfelt story of love, compassion, and friendship. Tracy, Squirt, and Muffin help us reconnect to the natural world and show us how the bond between humans and creatures can flourish, especially when we open our hearts.
  • The Beeman by Laurie Krebs and Valeria Cis


    Told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behavior of bees, including: where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does. Children will love learning about the vital role of bees in the ecosystem, and will be delighted to find a delicious muffin recipe on the final page of this paperback!

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  • Adirondack Dawn by Den Linnehan

    Den Linnehan’s 4th photography book takes you to the soul of the Adirondacks.  His photographs are taken with an artist’s eye and love for the landscape creating inspiring and unforgettable images.

Maple & Food Gifts

Maple and food gifts for the foodie or sweet tooth on your list.

  • Sweet Tooth Gift Box


    All things maple! Peanuts, cashews, maple sugar pieces, and of course an 8oz bottle of pure maple syrup, we call it The Sweet Tooth and it is the perfect gift for the snacking enthusiast in your family. Representing New York State sugar houses this box is packed with wonderful sweets that is sure to be a hit with your family and circle of friends. A handful of tasty hard maple candy and maple theme recipe cards rounds out this wonderful gift box.

    On the cart page, before final check out, be sure to write a special note for your receiver, and we’ll include it on a card, enclosed in the box.

  • The Foodie Gift Box

    Packed with wonderful maple themed gifts, this is the perfect gift for the food lover in your circle of friends.  Partnering with local chef John Vargo, and produced by our friends at Hub on the Hill in Essex, NY, we created a 12oz maple mustard vinaigrette, and a 12oz maple barbecue sauce. Also included is an 8oz bottle of pure maple syrup from our friends at Merle Maple, and a handful of tasty maple hard candy. Maple theme recipe cards round out the gift box.

    On the cart page, before final check out, be sure to write a special note for your receiver, and we’ll include it on a card, enclosed in the box.

  • Pancake Breakfast Gift Box
    Pancakes with maple syrup, is there really anything better for breakfast? The box includes:

    8oz pure  maple syrup. from our friends at Merle Maple

    16oz Organic pancake & waffle mix (from our friends at Catskill Provisions)

    Handful of maple hard candy

    Recipe cards (including a delicious pancake recipe)

    On the cart page, before final check out, be sure to write a special note for your receiver, and we’ll include it on a card, enclosed in the box.

  • Adirondack Maple Syrup


    100% pure maple syrup, hand crafted from the sugar maples that grow deep in the Adirondack forest. The sap flows to the waiting buckets as the spring days warm and the nights stay cool.

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  • Maple Sugar Pieces

    These maple sugar pieces are crystal coated. Crystal coating is the process of soaking the molded sugar pieces for 12 hours in a bath of super-saturated (thick) pure maple syrup. The crystals form an airtight coating which allows the sugar piece to mellow inside and keeps the sugar pieces fresh for 6 months.

Sustainable Gifts

Looking for a gift you can feel good about? Whether its a book, reusable straws and bags, or recycled toys, we’ve specially curated a list of items that can help the planet.
  • Recycled Plush Toys


    Super soft plush animals found on the Adirondacks made made from recycled plastics.  Every soft toy animal has been made using recycled plastic water bottles. Choose from a fox, eagle, otter, squirrel and raccoon.


  • Bees Wrap


    SUSTAINABLE, NATURAL PLASTIC WRAP ALTERNATIVE. Got half an avocado? Fresh herbs? A bowl of guacamole you don’t want turning brown? Meet BEE’S WRAP, a uniquely designed food wrap that allows you and your food to breathe a little easier.

    INTENTIONAL DESIGN, SIMPLE SOLUTION. Store cheese, bread, fruit, and veggies. Cover a bowl, pack a sandwich, or fold bees wrap into a pouch for snacks on your next adventure. Seriously — it’s that versatile.

    WASHABLE, REUSABLE, FULLY BIODEGRADABLE. Use the warmth of your hands to wrap Bee’s Wrap around a piece of food or over a bowl or dish.

    MADE IN VERMONT BY A CERTIFIED B CORP. Since 2012, our reusable food wraps have been handcrafted using our customized process, giving you the highest quality, industry leading beeswax wraps.

    ETHICALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS. Made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin.

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  • UNpaper Towels - 12 pack
    UNpaper® Towels are washable and reusable, making them the perfect swap for disposables. Bold and graphic prints add a little fun to your daily household chores.
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  • Flannel Bowl Cover
    Washable and reusable Bowl Covers are the perfect replacement for disposable plastic wrap and foil. Once soiled, simply throw them in with the laundry and reuse! These Bowl Covers are unique because the design utilizes a cord stop and drawstring. Unlike elastic, this provides ultra flexible sizing and a customizable fit for each container size. Bundle includes: 1 Large, 1 Medium and 1 Small Bowl Cover.

Wild Center Gear

Exclusive gifts, clothing, and books only found at The Wild Center!


  • Otter with Sunglasses T-shirt


    Exclusively designed for the Wild Center, our “Miami Vice” Otter T Shirts. Soft fabric, and vibrant designs, truly a one of a kind T shirt only found at The Wild Center. Comes in a variety of colors and sizes.

  • Wood Logo Snowflake Ornaments


    Like snowflakes in real life, each one of our wooden snowflake ornaments are a little different. However, all have our logo, a ribbon for hanging, and are made unique and exclusively for The Wild Center.

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  • Wild Walk Patches
    We worked with Adirondack Patch to create custom patches of Wild Walk, our outdoor tree top experience! Sewn on and designed and manufactured in the USA. From the Giant Snag to our Flagship Wild Walk patch, there will be a patch to match your favorite spot on Wild Walk.
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  • Cork Coasters
    Drink in style with locally made custom cork coaster with our otter logo
  • Wild Lights Magnet


    Commemorate your Wild Lights experience with a reminder that you can stick to your fridge.  It’s custom-made in the USA.

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  • Glacier Frost Custom Mug


    These hand thrown, custom, stoneware mugs combines the perfect shape, quality hand-feel and unparalleled craftsmanship. People often associate good memories with these mugs. It’s easy to see why. This series of mugs, created exclusively for The Wild Center, will quickly become your favorite mug.

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  • Otter Socks


    Show your love of otters and wear them proudly! One-size-fits-most: Women 7.5 – 12, Men 6 – 11. Super soft cotton and synthetic.

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