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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!

You might also enjoy these fun facts about bears.

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Shop for the best bear gifts from Asheville bear-loving locals.

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35 Best Bear Gifts To Buy Online

Bear Coasters

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

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

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

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.

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

Bear Hoodie & Sherpa

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.

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

Gummy Bears

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

Candy Jar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Movies Featuring Bears

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

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

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.

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

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

Bear Pajama Shorts & Tanks

Head to bed with these bears and cute pajamas.

Family Bear PJs

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

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. And, socks also make the perfect hiking gift for the man in your life.

Bear Leggings

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

Bear Apparel For Kids & Babies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plus, we cannot sleep without good body pillows.

Bear Plush Toys

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

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

Bear Puzzles

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

Bear Coloring Books

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

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

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:

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Planning your visit to Asheville? Save these bear gifts for later.

What gifts for bear lovers do you recommend?

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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!

Before you go:

If you are local to Asheville or visiting the area, be sure to do some of your shopping in person too. The city is full of terrific shops, malls, specialty stores, and more. See where to get graphic t-shirts with funny sayings, alien earrings, plants, vegan truffles, and books.

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Christine (pronouns: she/her) is the owner and lead writer of Uncorked Asheville. After falling in love with those gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, Christine and her husband Tom decided to call Asheville, North Carolina their home. When her pointy Italian nose isn’t stuck in a book, Christine is adopting all of the kitties, getting lost in the forest, and drinking an ESB.

Christine has a BA in English and History from Smith College, her MLIS from USF-Tampa, and is a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar - Indonesia. She also owns The Uncorked Librarian LLC with books and movies to inspire travel.


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.