ORP Holiday Gift Guide


The most important gift guide in the Chesapeake Bay!

When you purchase the following items this holiday season, you’re also supporting us in our quest to restore the local oyster population, and make an impact on the future of the Chesapeake Bay.


Amazon Smile

Give back to the Bay by purchasing from a site you already know and love, Amazon.com. Just click the ORP Amazon Smile link, sign in to your account, and Amazon will donate 0.5% from your total purchase to help us build oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay. Applicable through the holidays and all year round.


Canton Car Wash Gift Card

A demonstration of exceptional environmental responsibility within the community, Canton Car Wash has committed to plant one juvenile oyster per wash from all of their current and future locations (Canton and White Marsh, with Bel Air and Columbia coming soon). When you give a gift card you’ll be gifting oysters to the Chesapeake Bay on behalf of the recipient.



Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (CBRC) Coffee

This is truly coffee with a conscience! CBRC shares ORP’s goal of restoring oysters to the Chesapeake Bay, and as part of their giveback program, a portion of the sales from this, this and this coffee will support oyster planting efforts.


Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout

Brewed with Rappahannock River Oysters, every bottle of this delicious dry stout enables ORP to plant 10 juvenile oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Grab a six-pack for the holiday party or a lucky friend and tell them you’ve just planted 60 baby oysters in their honor. Find this beer in your area by visiting this link.



Jay Fleming Photography Prints

This holiday season, Chesapeake Bay photographer Jay Fleming is donating proceeds from his “Raw Oysters,” “Skipjacks Black and White” and “Chesapeake Bay Bridge Dawn” prints to benefit ORP and efforts to restore oysters in local waters.


Kim Hovell Oyster Print

Annapolis artist Kim Hovell created this beautiful acrylic oyster painting out of love and respect for the Chesapeake Bay. When you purchase the signed 13”x19” print from her Etsy shop, 50% of the listed price will directly support oyster recovery efforts.



The Oyster Bed Cookware

The Oyster Bed alloy cookware has individual cooking wells to gather all the oyster juices and a reservoir to cook larger pieces of food. Use code ORP at checkout and receive a 15% off all merchandise, and the Oyster Bed will donate $10 per purchase to plant 1,000 oyster spat in our Bay’s waters! Products are available for purchase at theoysterbed.com.


Pride of Baltimore II Oyster Knife

This limited edition Pride of Baltimore II oyster knife was created by master woodworker Dale German to support Maryland’s oyster heritage and preserve its rich maritime history. The knife’s is carved from tropical hardwood leftover after the construction of Maryland’s best-known tall ship, and has a 3-inch stainless steel “Boston” blade. Less than 100 knives remain — click here to reserve yours before they’re gone!



Proud Pour Wine

Proud Pour shares the mission of ORP, to help create a healthy, thriving oyster population so they developed the “The Oyster” North Coast Sauvignon Blanc. For every bottle sold, 100 oysters are planted in local waters! It also happens to pair perfectly with oysters and seafood, and serves as a great conversation piece. Gift one to a friend, or yourself, by visiting retailers listed here.



ORP Merchandise

Giving ORP gear for the holidays is a low-cost, high-yield gift that helps increase the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay. Shop here and pick up a t-shirt, hat and oyster knife for the environmentalist in your life.






Little Treasury Jewelers

Made in Maryland, Towson Watch Company Skipjack automatic GMT wristwatch, $2950 from Little Treasury Jewelers. We’ll donate $300 to ORP for each one sold when you mention ORP. Also available with a black dial. Offer ends November 30, 2017.


The Chesapeake Mermaid Storybook

The Chesapeake Mermaid will be donating 10% of all storybook sales to ORP during the month of December. The Last Bivalvian, a 32 page picture book recommended for ages 8 and up, uses a science fiction fantasy view of the Chesapeake Bay to focus on the importance of oysters in our past, present, and future. Available in paperback and hardcover here.



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Charm City Run

From now until the end of the month, Charm City Run will be donating $5 from every Men’s Under Armour Crab Tee and Women’s Under Armour “Run Crab” Stadium Hoodie to ORP. Can be purchased online or in store.

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Hoopers Island Oyster Co.

Limited edition one-gallon oyster can from Hooper Island Oyster Co. reminiscent of the antique oyster tins manufactured in the 1900s and valued by antique collectors today. Hoopers Island supports ORP and its work to promote a sustainable oyster population in the Chesapeake.



Make a donation in lieu of a gift:

A $50 tax-deductible donation will enable ORP to plant 5,000 filter-feeding oysters into the Chesapeake Bay.
Every oyster planted helps the survival of the species.


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