Nautical gifts are a great choice for many reasons. They look great in a beach house, work well for someone who loves to boat or fish, and they fit well within the Steampunk genre. Who can forget Captain Nemo or other nautical Steampunk classics. However, buying a gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or other special occasions can get expensive, so we have compiled a Nautical Octopus Gift Guide with gifts all under $50 each. In fact, some of them are under $10. From the traffic we get on our Octopus Home Decor and Gifts page, it is clear that octopi are very popular, so here are suggestions that you can give to your favorite octopus fan all under $50.
Blue Octopus Wine Bottle Holder
There are several Octopus Wine Bottle holders on Amazon, but this one is unique because it is made of polystone instead of metal. It would stand out nicely on a table or bar, and add subtle color to any place you put it. Lovely gift for wine drinkers or someone who has a nautical-themed bar.
Yoga Pants Printed Workout Leggings
A great gift for anyone who exercises or wears leggings around the house, these fun leggings have tentacles all the way up from the bottom. Reasonably priced, you could probably buy 2 pair for a lovely gift for Mother’s Day or another special occasion.
The Soul of an Octopus
This award-winning non-fiction book can be purchased in electronic or paperback book form for a gift for someone who would like to know more about an octopus’ world. It is a journalist’s view of the physical and emotional life of this mysterious sea creature. See what you can learn about yourself as you find out how an octopus lives in the world.
Art of Lunch Neoprene Lunch Bag
Everyone needs to take their lunch to work or brown bag it when going on a trip or to a seminar. This insulated lunch tote is reusable and eco-friendly, decorated with a beautiful image of an octopus. Food will stay insulated up to 4 hours, and you can just throw this bag into the washing machine when you get home. Easy peasy!
Octopus Adult Coloring Book
Coloring has been touted as one way to calm your nerves, slow down your heartbeat, and aid those who suffer from anxiety at any level. This adult coloring book gives coloring fans the chance to color in their favorite animal and later frame any of the pages that they want to. If coloring is something you or your friends like to do, you can also explore our Steampunk Coloring Books page.
Vintage Deep Sea Diver Tentacles Sweatshirt
This fun sweatshirt features a deep sea diver helmet with the tentacles of an octopus peeking out from underneath. You can get it in several unisex sizes. Makes a great gift for anyone for Mother’s Day, birthday or Father’s Day. There is a t-shirt version available also.
Blue Sky Ceramic Circular Octopus Teapot
This octopus teapot is a real gem. The colors and configuration of the octopus on the side is incredible and very creative. The red octopus looks so natural on the side and as the handle, you can easily see how it would climb aboard. You can see several octopus mugs that would go well with it on this Laugh Out Loud Octopus Mugs page here.
Decorative Swimming Octopus Toilet Paper Holder
The bathroom is the ideal place for octopus decor since it makes sense to give it a nautical theme. You can easily add this Swimming Octopus Toilet Paper Holder to a general nautical theme or strictly octopus theme. If you click through, you can find many suggestions for other octopus and nautical bathroom items.
Jellycat Odell Octopus
For younger octopus fans, this adorable plush Jellycat Odell Octopus is a delightful gift. It is recommended for kids over 12 months due to its eyes. Made specifically for nurseries or baby rooms, this cute octopus is sure to provide oodles of fun for young octopus fans.
Reusable Grocery Shopping Tote Bags
Octopus fans will love this six-pack of reusable Grocery Shopping Tote Bags with a blue octopus on the front. They hold up to 40 pounds of groceries and are plenty big for larger items. Not only will these bags save you from using one-off paper and plastic bags, but they themselves can be recycled once you have worn them out.
Steampunk Octopus Collectible Figurine
This cool Steampunk Octopus Collectible is made of polyresin, then painted to achieve the vintage bronze effect. It’s approximately 5 inches square in dimensions and would look great on a desktop or bookshelf. It would also be a lovely addition to a steampunk- or nautical-themed room as an accent piece.
Set of Five Rubber Finger Tentacle Puppets
If you are creating a puppet show of a ship’s adventure at sea, you surely need these tentacle finger puppets to show the sea monster as it tries to get the brave sailors in their ship. These are great for kids and adults alike for parties or just as a fun toy.
Cast Iron Octopus Hook 11 Inch
This Cast Iron Octopus Hook is great matched with the toilet paper holder listed earlier in a bathroom setting or can also be used as a general hook in a kitchen or coatroom. Each front tentacle is a hook for hanging your coat, umbrella and tote bag or whatever you choose when you come in from outside.
Dancing Watercolor Paint Octopus Vinyl Decal
For a more temporary octopus decor, you can afix this Dancing Watercolor Octopus Decal on any wall or window. Great for party decor, or to decorate a bathroom with an octopus theme. Available in several sizes, this decal is very versatile and affordable for a surprise or just to give as a gift for your gift recipient to do as they like.
Ambesonne Octopus Decor Collection – Shower Curtain
This is only one of a number of cool Ambesonne Octopus Decor Collection shower curtains. You can pick and choose the octopus design that works the best with your nautical bathroom decor. This curtain is 70 inches by 69 inches and doesn’t need a liner to keep your bathroom dry.
Vintage Bronze Octopus Ring
This adorable Vintage Bronze Octopus Ring is a terrific gift for any occasion. Made of bronze, it is under $15 and makes a great gift for men, women or teens. Don’t worry about ring sizing, because this ring is adjustable by moving the lower tentacles in or out (on the bottom).
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Another stunning non-fiction book about the development of intelligence in cephalopods. Learn how this ocean animal family developed into animals that are far more intelligent that we have given them credit for. This book focuses on the octopus, its tentacles and how it learns and socializes.
Wild Republic Octopus Plush
Great gift for children of all ages, this plush Wild Republic Octopus looks just like its natural siblings. It is available in 2 sizes for decorating the nursery, as one of a several sea creature plush animals or for a baby shower gift for a Mother-to-be.
octopus on your face wish bracelet
This inexpensive gift is a good choice when you want to buy something small that is a nice gift. Great for a teenager or child to give as a Mother’s Day or friend’s birthday gift, it comes with a string bracelet and metal charm.
Octopus Ring Dish
This 3-inch square dish is cast in nearly unbreakable resin, and is great for putting by the kitchen sink. The octopus will guard your ring as you wash dishes and clean up the kitchen, then you can put it back on when you are done. One tentacle comes up to hold your ring in place if you wish or you can just put it in the center of the dish.
Octopus Garden in Midnight Handmade Wallet
Great gift for Mom or anyone who needs a new wallet, this Octopus Garden design is made with vegan materials and is very sturdy. There is lots of room for cards and cash. Click through to the product page to read all the measurements and description details.
Octopus Ear Cuff
Select bronze or silver for this Octopus Ear Cuff that covers most of the entire ear. This gift is great for someone who loves earrings but doesn’t have pierced ears. It gently holds onto the edge of the ear to stay in place. Bronze is under $50, but silver is more.
Get ready for Christmas with this adorable and colorful Octopus Ornament in 13 colors! Since they are made of glass, you can hang them in the window or anywhere that has good light to see the beauty of the colors. Great for an octopus-themed bathroom or kitchen, or save them for an octopus- or nautical-themed Christmas tree. Borosilicate glass is very sturdy, but you should pack them in paper or bubble wrap when not in use.
This is a tiny glass bottle necklace with an octopus cork closure. The inside of the bottle is filled with black ink. Each bottle is completely sealed to prevent the ink from escaping and the octopus will guard it carefully for you. Click through for options and measurements for this unique gift.
Octopus Coffee Mug
A bit of octopus humor on this coffee or tea mug. Do you know someone who is snarly before their morning beverage? If so, this octopus mug is the perfect gift. This is an 11 oz ceramic mug.
Made to order, this octopus shirt is a women’s design, but the same illustration is available in a men’s shirt from this designer. You can choose from an array of colors and measurement guides are listed on the product page. This artist has several very cool designs besides the octopus.
Octopus Decorative Wall Sculpture
This Octopus Wall Sculpture is designed in clay and cast in hydrostone. It is available in three colors and is 6-inches square. However, the artist also has a larger piece that is 10 inches across. For measurements and restrictions on where to hang this wall piece, click to the product page below.
This lovely sterling silver Octopus Necklace can be purchased with the chain or the pendant only. It comes in a gift box ready to wrap or hand to someone for the perfect gift. Click through for measurements and instructions regarding the chain.
Adorable Octopus Plush to add to your collection. Each is handmade and can be hung or placed anywhere you wish. Tentacles are moveable. You have a choice of three colors shown below to order for your handmade gift.
Vintage Octopus Necklace
This Vintage Octopus Necklace is truly made in the Steampunk style. The antiqued metal showcases the glass “stone” hanging from your choice of chain lengths. This designer offers free shipping under certain restrictions.
Octopus Coloring Book
Another very inexpensive gift for octopus lovers, this cute Octopus Coloring book is under $10. There are 20 different illustrations to color for children or adults. You can see several of them by clicking through to the product page and viewing the images. Great for kids or as an addon to another item.
Stainless Steel Flask
Whether you are looking for a special gift for one person or a group of gifts for groomsmen or even employee gifts, this artistic Octopus Stainless Steel Flask is an excellent choice. It is a high-quality flask that will last a long time and makes a great gift for men or women who are friends or acquaintances.
Octopus To-Do List
This cute Octopus To-Do List is a great gift for anyone on your list from kids to teachers, friends to parents, or even a mailman or delivery person who gives you great service all year. You can give it out to students as an end-of-year gift or package it with other octopus gifts in a lovely gift basket. This artist does make some matching items with the same design, so click through for more octopi.
Blue Octopus Throw Pillow
This Blue Octopus Throw Pillow is also available in other colors although they are listed separately in the shop. The old-fashioned feel of this artwork makes it a perfect Steampunk addition to any home or office decor. Great for a nautical theme, this throw pillow is the perfect pick for a beach house or enclosed patio space. Give for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or graduation gifts.
Wooden Octopus Docking Station
How cool is this Wooden Octopus Docking Station for your mobile phone? It stands up on its own and gives you a place to hold your phone in a vertical fashion. Makes following a recipe or reading easier, and looks great at them same time. Perfect for an office gift or dorm room.
Laser-Cut Teal Octopus Necklace
Looking for a stand-out necklace? Then you will love this Laser-Cut Teal Octopus Necklace. It is a focal point that would look great on any solid color shirt or dress. Designed by the artist, this one-of-a-kind gift is one that anyone will love to receive if they are fans of aquatic creatures.
Vintage Steampunk Nautical Octopus Pencil/Pen Holder
Great idea for a graduation gift or an incoming college student, this Octopus Pen/Pencil Holder can be personalized with the recipient’s name right on the front of the box. It will be the perfect gift for an office setting or for an art student who needs to keep all of their art elements stored neatly together.
Japanese Print Octopus Fish Woodblock Ceramic Tile
This cool Octopus Ceramic Tile can be hung on the wall or put in a small frame to stand on a table. This gift is great for anyone who loves Asian art because it is a great example in a small package. Small enough for an apartment or bedroom setting.
Steampunk Vintage Giant Octopus Nautical Soap Dispenser And Toothbrush Holder
Another good gift for an octopus or nautical bathroom, these two items come as a set. The artwork has a vintage feel and works well with any Steampunk bathroom decor as well as standard nautical decor items. Click through for more items using this same artwork.
Octopus’ Garden Metal Lunch Box
This Octopus’ Garden Lunch Box is a more abstract version of the octopus. It features the tentacles and suckers on the bottom in a modern style without showing you the rest of the creature. This gift is great for a teenager or adult who takes a meal to work on a regular basis. Good birthday or back-to-school gift idea.
Octopus Jigsaw Puzzle
Here’s a fun gift for someone who loves color, octopi and doing puzzles. Jigsaw puzzles are stimulating to the mind and also help calm people down and relax them. This puzzle is a lovely colorful art piece that features the octopus in the ocean with other sea creatures. You can frame it when complete to keep it forever.
Red Octopus Coffee Mug
Last on our list, but definitely not least is this cool Red Octopus Coffee Mug. Coffee mugs always make great gifts for housewarmings, office gifts or gifts for employees. This ceramic mug features a red octopus stretched out along the entire surface of the mug which you can see from all sides when you click through to the product page. Zazzle also gives you the option to personalize items or see this artwork on other pieces.