As a dedicated fish owner with almost 40 years of experience in the hobby, I know exactly what useful and fun fish-themed gifts to buy my aquarium-loving friends and family members!
I’ve trawled the net to land these entertaining and practical ideas for Christmas and birthday gifts that are sure to make both beginner and experienced aquarium lovers smile.
So, let’s dive in and discover 20 of the best gifts for aquarium lovers. You’re sure to find something for everyone!
Quick Summary: Best Gifts for Aquarium Lovers
|Magnetic Invisible Feeding Ring
|COLORLIFE Electric Jellyfish Tank Table Lamp
|Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner
NEPTONION Magnetic Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Algae Scraper
Algae is the bane of every aquarium keeper’s life! But you can quickly get rid of the slimy, green menace by using this excellent magnetic aquarium fish tank glass algae scraper from Neptonion.
The scraper is simple and mess-free to use. Just place the external handle on the glass on the outside of the viewing pane and use it to attract the scraper pad that rests on the glass inside the tank. Slide the handle across the glass while the scraper pad effectively cleans the glass inside.
Magnetic Invisible Feeding Ring
Food waste can be a problem in many tanks. Often, floating food gets lost among plants or is sucked into the filter system, so your fish miss out on a meal. In busy community tanks, there’s also the problem of shy fish losing out at feeding times.
That’s where this simple, effective magnetic invisible feeding ring can solve both problems!
The magnets hold the ring in position in your tank, keeping the focus on your fish, not on an unsightly feeding ring. The ring automatically levels to the waterline when water evaporates or when you add water and can be customized to fit any diameter of airline tubing.
PeSandy Coral Feeder
This coral feeder from PeSandy makes a perfect practical gift for aquarium lovers with marine or reef tanks.
The acrylic coral feeding stick enables you to target-feed liquid phytoplankton and other foods to inverts, corals, and other aquatic creatures. This ensures that you don’t get wet arms when feeding your livestock.
This syringe is also a useful gift for freshwater tank owners. Use the long acrylic aquarium syringe to remove debris from your tank’s difficult-to-access parts and as a liquid fertilizer feeder in a planted tank.
API Water Test Kit
Every aquarium keeper knows that clean, healthy water is essential for the well-being of all fish species.
This freshwater master test kit from API provides you with everything you need to monitor the water quality in your tank.
With this kit, you can keep an eye on ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels and monitor your pH range too. This enables you to take action as soon as you spot a problem, potentially preventing fish deaths.
This salinity refractometer is a perfect gift for every reef or marine aquarium lover.
Saltwater tanks must have the correct strength of salinity for the health of the fish, corals, and other livestock. Unfortunately, amateur-grade salinity measurement devices are not renowned for their accuracy. But this pro-grade refractometer is designed to provide accurate salinity measurements every time and can also be calibrated if necessary!
This device takes the guesswork out of mixing saltwater which reduces stress on fish, inverts, and corals, and saves you time.
API Root Tabs
This box of root tabs makes the ideal Christmas stocking filler for a freshwater aquarium keeper.
Although many aquarium plants can do fine as long as they have sufficient light, many species need a little extra help in the form of liquid supplementation or root tabs.
These tabs are ideal for plants that derive most of their nutrition from the substrate, offering essential nutrients, including iron, carbon, and potassium. Use the tabs once a month to promote lush growth and vibrant colors in your aquatic plants.
Eheim Twin Batter Powered Automatic Fish Feeder
This automatic fish feeder from Eheim is the perfect solution for aquarium lovers who have to leave their fish home alone from time to time or who work shifts that don’t coincide with their fish’s feeding times.
The battery-powered feeder features two separate barrels that can be set to dispense fish food independently. That means you can feed your diurnal fish during the daytime and nocturnal species at night.
The feeder is fully programmable and has an LCD screen that’s easy to read. There’s a handy manual feeding bypass and a low-battery warning system, too.
Orphek Reef Aquarium Lens
Anyone who keeps a marine or reef tank will love this cool aquarium lens!
Unlike other cell phone lenses, this kit comes with different optical filters to color-correct your photos and lose that deep purple tint you get with a regular lens.
The filters effectively produce sharp, vibrant images of your fish and corals, making an excellent gift idea for any reef fanatic!
Funny Home Fish Tank Care Journal & Aquarium Maintenance Notebook
Taking care of an aquarium is a complicated business that takes a fair amount of organization.
The “All My Fish Keeping Shit” journal and log book can help your aquarium-loving friend to keep on top of all their tank care and maintenance tasks. Here you can keep records of water testing results, pH levels, equipment checks, fish behavior, and much more.
The notebook is designed to help hobbyists keep their setup in optimum condition and their fish and other livestock in excellent health.
Marine Fish Soft Plush Throw Blanket
This gorgeously soft, plush marine fish-themed throw blanket is the ideal gift for the fish lover who enjoys relaxing in comfort while admiring their community tank.
The blanket is made from high-quality, durable, anti-pilling fabric that feels just like cashmere against your skin and is fully machine-washable for convenience.
It measures 60 x 80 inches, making it ideal for use as a throw over your bed or sofa.
Ambesonne Fish Pillow Sham
If you have a friend with a betta pet, they’re sure to love this pillowcase with its abstract betta splenden design in shades of blue.
The pillowcase is made from soft, 100% brushed microfiber for superior comfort, and its envelope closure design keeps the pillow safely inside.
The fabric is machine-washable on a delicate program to keep the colors vivid and clear. The pillowcase is also tumble-dryer-safe and easy to iron.
COLORLIFE Electric Jellyfish Tank Table Lamp
This beautiful, color-changing jellyfish tank table lamp makes a great gift for both adults and kids alike.
The realistic jellyfish glide silently through their habitat, providing a mesmerizing, relaxing, almost hypnotic image.
The lamp has a remote control for convenience, and the automatic shutoff feature means you don’t need to worry about forgetting to switch the unit off.
For your peace of mind, the lamp comes with a 12-month guarantee.
Goldfish fans will love these gorgeous goldfish earrings! In Chinese culture, the goldfish is said to be a lucky fish, representing abundance, success, loyalty, and wealth. So, when you give this pair of silvertone rhodium-plated drop earrings as a gift, you’re wishing the recipient all those things and more!
Why not make up a set of jewelry for your loved one by adding a matching goldfish pendant to the gift?
Betta Fish Christmas Tree Ornament
Betta fish enthusiasts will adore this beautiful blown glass Christmas tree ornament. The bauble features a gorgeous red and blue rosetail betta, complete with festive glitter, that’s sure to catch the light when hanging on the tree.
In fact, there’s a whole range of different fish-themed tree ornaments to choose from, including sea urchins, a coral reef, a leaping trout, and starfish.
Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner
As a practical gift for an aquarium lover, you can’t do much better than an aquarium vacuum cleaner.
This vacuum cleaner unit includes a handle that makes activating the unit simple and mess-free.
You can remove organic waste from your tank in minutes during your routine weekly water changes with this useful gadget.
Zacro LCD Digital Aquarium Thermometer
The water in your fish tank must be the correct temperature for the species of fish you keep. If the water in the aquarium is too cold or warm, the fish can suffer from temperature shock, leading to stress, disease outbreaks, and even mass fish kills!
This excellent digital aquarium thermometer features a probe that you submerge in the water to measure the temperature. The unit fixes to the tank via a suction cup, and the temperature is displayed on a large, easy-to-read LCD screen.
Readings are accurate to within 1 degree, and the unit is powered by a single LR44 button cell battery that’s included with your purchase.
Hygger Horizon 8 Gallon LED Glass Aquarium Kit
The Hygger Horizon glass aquarium starter kit makes an excellent gift for someone just wanting to dip a toe in the water of fishkeeping. The tank is the perfect size for keeping a small school of tetras or danios or for a betta fish.
There’s a decorative 3D background to display your fish in a natural setting. The kit includes an LED lighting unit with various color setting options and a powerful filter system to help keep the tank water clean.
Fish Beach Shoes
If your friend loves to spend time on the beach, they will need a pair of beach shoes to protect their feet from sharp stones and sea urchins when swimming.
The shoes are made from lightweight, soft PVC material, so they’re comfortable to wear as well as practical.
The sole is designed to prevent slipping on wet surfaces and underwater rocks, keeping your friend safe in the sea.
Lucky Goldfish Socks
As previously mentioned, goldfish are considered to be lucky creatures, and these fun goldfish socks are sure to bring good fortune to the wearer.
These socks are machine-washable and make a fun, practical gift for a friend or family member.
Vintage Baseball Cap
This vintage baseball cap is the ideal gift for men and women.
The cap is made from cotton denim and features the image of a cute, bubble-blowing goldfish on the front.
The lightweight cap features an adjustable buckle back closure for the perfect fit and can be hand-washed when necessary.
I hope you enjoyed our gift suggestions for aquarium lovers and fish fans! If you did, please share the listicle before you go shopping!
It can be tricky to find the perfect present for someone whose main interest in life is their beloved aquarium and their fishy friends! But we’re confident you’ll find plenty of inspiration from our suggestions.
Tell us what gift you chose and why in the comments box below!