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35 Mischievously Fun & Best Bear Gifts

Shop for the best bear gifts for the wildlife and outdoor enthusiast in your life – practical, cute, funny, and fun gifts included.

If you follow us on social media, you know that our Asheville, North Carolina home is also the residence of some pesky but adorable black bear families.

They flip our plants, climb and itch their butts on our trees, and look into our windows. The cats are always ticked. We even pay extra for bear-proof trash cans.

And, if you love hiking across Western North Carolina (WNC) and the Blue Ridge Mountains, you might just run into a few black bears too.

In honor of our furry friends and for our mountain travelers and residents, we are sharing the best gifts for bear lovers.

Find bear-themed gifts for adults as well as the entire family, including games, apparel, books, glassware, blankets, socks, and souvenirs.

Not all of these bear gift ideas are just black bears either. Spy polar bears, brown bears, and teddy bears.

And, shop for them all online. Let’s get started!

Bear Gifts with image of light brown teddy bear with greenish blue neck tie and teal background
Shop for the best bear gifts from Asheville bear-loving locals.

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35 Best Bear Gifts To Buy Online

Bear Coasters

three bears in boat rowing with pawprint coasters
black bear rolling log with coasters inside

One of the best bear gifts for adults, almost everyone can appreciate a good coaster.

After seeing our baby bears eating acorns close up through the windows, their massive paw prints are quite memorable.

Remember your NC travels with these boating bears or log-rolling bear coasters.

Wine Bottle Holder

Black bear on back holding wine bottle as if it is drinking it

If you know us from our sister site, The Uncorked Librarian, you know that we love our cocktails and wine.

For funny bear gifts, we opt for this decorative wine bottle holder.

Is that a bear or Christine?

Bear Drinking Glasses

white upside down bear on coffee mug
upsidedown bear on clear drinking glass
upside down bear milk glass
clear low ball cocktail glasses with black bears with mountains on their backs

Of course, you cannot go wrong with bear-themed glassware. We especially adore bear coffee mugs and cocktail glasses.

For the champagne lovers in your life, be sure to check out these champagne gift ideas on our sister site.

Bear Slippers

red and black checkered slippers that say mamma bear
light brown slippers with bear faces
slippers of varying colors in the shape of bears

For bear gifts for her (or him), who can resist slippers, especially in the winter?

Across all of our sites, slippers are one of the most popular and regularly purchased items. We go through at least one pair a year.

brown slippers in the shape of bear claws
light brown bear claw slipperrs

If you are looking for more attention-grabbing slippers, though, we suggest these fun bear claw slippers.

Bear Hoodie & Sherpa

child wearing hoodie sweatshirt that looks like a brown bear with ears on hood
adult hoodie that looks like brown bear with ears on hood

For adorable and cozy gifts, this bear hoodie is sure to keep you warm. Find bear hoodies for both adults and children.

Or, turn this hoodie into a quick and easy Halloween costume paired with those bear claws from above.

complete brown bear costume from top to bottom with bear head for hoodie part

If you are going all in, try this full-length bear costume too.

Gummy Bears

12 oz bag of Gummy Bears with colorful candy bears on front

We cannot resist Gummy Bears. Did you know that you can make drunken gummy bears by soaking them in liquor? Even better.

Candy Jar

gummy bear-shaped candy jar filled with gummy bears

You might just need a jar to keep those gummy bears in, and we have the perfect one for you…

Campfire Black Bear Night-Light

Black Bear-Themed Night Light with two bears roasting marshmallows over campfire light

We love making s’mores, but we don’t hang out on the lawn when it’s an active bear season. While we love to share, we don’t appreciate uninvited guests. Even cute ones.

Bear gifts don’t get any sweeter than this nightlight, perfect for guest bathrooms and bedrooms.

Black Bear Utensil Holder

Black Bear Utensil Holder with bear holding honeycomb where your kitchen utensils go.

Many of the homes in established Asheville neighborhoods are older, including areas like Montford, Grove Park, and North Asheville.

We could personally use more cabinet and kitchen space, which makes utensil holders one of the most practical bear-themed gifts for the home chefs in your life.

Black Bear Salt & Pepper Shaker

black bear holding Salt and Pepper shakers

You always see videos of bears breaking into people’s cabins and grabbing the goods, which is terrible for all parties involved.

However, this black bear salt and pepper is adorable. Think he’ll give up the goods?

Floating Shelves

floating shelves with bear, tree, and mountain-scape cutouts

Whether you are book and travel bloggers like us or own a cute cabin, these floating bear shelves are the perfect accent for any home.

They remind us of living in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Oven Mitt Bear Paws

Bear paw-shaped oven mitts with claws on two white hands

Another cute and practical bear-themed gift for the kitchen, these oven mitts are sure to bring a smile to your cooking.

Just don’t set your claws on fire.

Family Tumblers

Keep your coffee warm for those frozen Asheville waterfall hikes with these personalized tumblers. This is also a great gift for Mother’s Day.

Wood Art Box

Keep all of your trinkets and jewelry inside this delicate and handcrafted bear box. The artwork is original, and no two boxes are ever the same.

Bear Candles

three white candles with bear, moose, and deer on them
black bear sitting in front of log with candle in it

Make your home and evenings even cozier with these wildlife-themed candles and candle holders.

Movies Featuring Bears

Paddington Bear DVD with bear wearing red hat and blue coat while eating a sandwich on cover
Disney Bears Movie with large brown bear holding baby brown bear

In case you are looking for bear gifts for the entire family, you will love these adorable bear movies and documentaries. Paddington is a classic.

For NC residents, be sure to check out these movies filmed across the state and the best movies filmed in Wilmington.

Bears vs Babies Game

Bear vs Babies Board Game with box covered in faux brown bear fur and name of game on it

This game is not for everyone, and you will need a sense of humor.

Made from the creators of Exploding Kittens, build hilarious monsters that…eat really bad babies.

If you enjoy playing board games, be sure to head over to our sister site to peruse these word board games and hilarious drinking board games for adults.

T-Shirts For Bear Lovers

Papa Bear gray t-shirt
gray t-shirt that says "bear hug?" on it

If you are looking for bear gifts for him, these t-shirts are perfect, especially if you plan on enjoying all of the Asheville hiking trails.

black t-shirt with bear with white and blue-green mountains inside it

Or, grab a t-shirt for the entire family. This one also comes in women’s, men’s, and youth sizes in a variety of colors.

Long Flannel PJ Pants

men's blue flannel pj pants with white bears on them
red pajama pants with brown bears that say don't wake the bear

These flannel bear pajama pants are pretty popular and come in numerous designs.

Bear Pajama Shorts & Tanks

white pajama shorts with black bears all over them
tank and short pj set with brown bears and tank that says "bearly awake"

Head to bed with these bears and cute pajamas.

Family Bear PJs

white family with woman, man, and two kids wearing red pjs with bears
mom, dad, and child in matching pajama set with mama, papa, and baby bear written on respective shirts and plaid PJ bottoms

Especially around the holidays, everyone loves a matching pajama set for the entire family. These are also great for your family holiday photos.

Woodland Forest-Themed Socks

wildlife knee-high socks with bears, foxes, and raccoon faces
black bear on purple and blue sock
black bear and yellow tree socks

Do you ever feel like Snow White? We certainly do, especially living in the mountains.

We encounter deer, wild turkeys, bobcats, raccoons, and bears on a weekly basis during the fall in Asheville.

For cute bear gifts for her, we just adore these wildlife-themed socks.

Bear Leggings

red leggings with brown bears on them and words "don't wake the bear"
white leggings with brown bears on them

If you are looking for loungewear or fun yoga leggings, some of these have an important message…

Bear Apparel For Kids & Babies

Bear-themed baby onesies with bears on front and white fabric
brown blanket that looks like a bear for babies
long-sleeved bear onesies for boys

Let’s not forget the little bears in our life with these sweet bear-theme PJs, onesies, and swaddle blankets.

Glow-In-The-Dark Bear Throw

gray blanket with white bears that glow green in the dark

We just love our blankets, but our cats keep stealing them. You can never have enough throws, can you?

For children, especially, gift them with a glow-in-the-dark throw blanket.

Black Bear Fan Pull

Black bear hanging from fan chain

After watching our momma bear climb a giant tree to the top of our two-story home, we feel like this bear-themed fan chain is pretty realistic.

Momma’s claw marks cut into the tree, and we watched her slide right down to the ground.

This is one of our favorite subtle but fun gifts for bear lovers, especially if you own a cabin or cottage.

Surprise Bear Mug

Ceramic Bear Mug with bear inside

This is how we felt when we moved into our Asheville home: surprise, there is a bear in your garden… or coffee mug.

For bear-themed gifts, this mug is for both coffee and bear lovers.

Bear Yard Ornament

Black Bear Yard Sculpture Eating Yard Gnomes

If you think yard gnomes are creepy and have read R.L. Stine, you might appreciate this sculpture.

While black bears are gentle giants, we love this bear-themed gift and lawn ornament.

Bear Pillows

pillow with bear in Christmas sweater
white pillow with black bear that says "don't wake the bear"
rectangular pillow with black bears and grayish trees
dark gray pillow with light gray bear
white rectangular pillow with black bear

You have to love that awesome holiday sweater and a good throw or accent pillow to spruce up the couch.

large black bear body pillow

Plus, we cannot sleep without good body pillows.

Bear Plush Toys

brown bear walking plush and pillow
Plush brown bear seated
Paddington Bear Plush Bear with light brown bear wearing a red hat and blue peacoat with yellow boots
Sleeping light brown teddy bear plush wearing brown-stripped shirt

If you are looking for teddy bears, famous bears, and plushes, these are quite cute. Some can even double as pillows or pet toys.

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Inspirational Bears

Four Black bear sculptures holding signs that say Believe, Faith, Love, Hope
the word love with two black bears kissing on top of it

Get inspired with these bear sculptures perfect for bookshelves or a home office.

Bear Puzzles

Valentine's day bear puzzle by LEGO
momma and baby black bears in mountain landscape with lake puzzle
colorful puzzle of bear head

Great for rainy days, play with LEGO, and put together a bear-themed puzzle.

Bear Coloring Books

adult coloring book with bear on cover
Berenstain Bears' Coloring and activity book with sister and brother bear on front drawing on easel

For adults and children, coloring can be quite calming and entertaining. Just don’t forget to order crayons and colored pencils too.

Bear-Themed Gift Wrap

Red Wrapping Paper With Bears, Santa, and Penguins dressed in scarves, hats, and coats
Gift bag with white bear holding a tree and wearing a sweater that says merry christmas

We made hotel welcome kits for family and friends one year with little white polar bear gift bags. We adore woodland creature wrapping paper.

If you don’t like shopping online, Target has some of our favorite holiday wrapping paper, bows, name tags, and ribbon.

Bear-Themed Books For Children and Families

 The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving book with bears giving gifts by Christmas tree on the cover
Don't Feed The Bear Book
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Eric Carle
Books and gifts for bear lovers Mother Brice by Ryan T Higgins

We grew up with The Berenstain Bears. For adults and kids alike, their stories promote strong values of family, giving, and love.

And, Mother Bruce is the absolute sweetest. What are your favorite bear books?

If you are looking to gift more books to family members around our Western North Carolina home, peruse these books set in NC and books set in Asheville reading lists.

Save These Bear-Themed Gifts For Later:

Bear Themed Gifts Pinterest pin with brown bear plush holding a red heart
Planning your visit to Asheville? Save these bear gifts for later.

What gifts for bear lovers do you recommend?

black bear on front stoop playing with leaves and acorns
Say hello to one of our local bears.

What is your favorite bear gift idea for the wildlife lover in your life? Let us know in the comments!

P.S. Because we are boozy bloggers, our spellcheck kept trying to change bear to beer. It knows us so well!

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Sunday 1st of December 2019

I am THERE for those bear oven mitts and I loved watching the Paddington movies. Obviously I need to be closer to Asheville or somewhere similar so I can enjoy black bears (from a very, long way away). I'm not sure how I'd cope if I came across one on a hiking trail. Thanks for the "not looking them in the eye" tip.... That would have caught me out.


Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Don't you just love those bear oven mitts? And yes, Paddington is so sweet. I was stoked when they came out with those modern movies.

We had black bears in Florida too. Here, they are very itchy and fuzzy!

Thanks so much for stopping by the new blog! I really appreciate that you patron both The Uncorked Librarian and Uncorked Asheville--means the world to me.


Saturday 23rd of November 2019

I want so many of these!! They are freaking adorable! I think my favourites are the salt and pepper shaker, the bear hug tshirt and ALL the plushies (what can I say, I'm a sucker for stuffed animals.

Pretty sure I've told you we travel with two of our stuffed animals (shh, don't tell anyone!), one of which is Jeremy's childhood teddy bear. So you know we love bears in this family! And I'm always excited when you share your bear adventures!

Even though I can't buy any of these (sadly there just isn't room in our backpacks...) I'm still gonna pick out which ones I want for the future... you know, just in case...


Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

I know how much you love your stuffed animals! Growing up, I had a big white bear that I called "Snow Bear." A few years ago, he was finally laid to rest.

I need to buy the holiday sweater-wearing bear pillow!


Saturday 23rd of November 2019

OMG I love your Asheville black bears! This is the cutest gift guide, and the hipster bear pillow is on point. Please PLEASE get the bear blanket for your Maine Coon, and send pics!! :D


Saturday 23rd of November 2019

I love them SO much too. I should ask grandma to get them swaddles...she'd be so down for that too.

Kathy | Tasty Itinerary

Friday 22nd of November 2019

Omg, can I PLEASE have that baby bear Swaddler for myself? That is soooo adorbs. A ton of cute stuff on this list. I especially love the boozy stuff.

Have you named your bears yet? You need to give them names since they are now part of the family. I don't know if I could live here. I'd be scared all the time. Lulu would want to get at it all the time. There would be so much drama in my house every time the bears are out. AS it is now, Lulu stalks all our squirrels and possums. Can't imagine a bear lol

Your Grammary comment made me LOL.


Saturday 23rd of November 2019

Can we swaddle Mav? I think we can...

They had these giant bear blanket throws that I almost put on the bear gift list...but it reminded me so much of bear hunting skin that I couldn't...even though they were so cute (and I want one!). Faux is totally OK, though, right?!

We haven't named the bears yet. I should! I name my cars.... Lulu would probably be like Beau and not *love* these bears...

Grammarly knows me SO well, it's scary.