Monthly Archives: December 2006

What to give for Christmas??

This morning we received this comment. Because it is a question that many of us are trying to answer in the next few weeks we have included the question and answer as a separate post.

Hi people
I do not know what to give for Christmas of the to friends, advise something ….

7:38 AM

fossilicious said…

Great Question! It seems like many folks are looking for unique gifts…something TRULY different from the gloves, socks, picture frames, etc., etc.

Kids or adults…I’ve seen both ogle for hours over a unique fossil or mineral. They love showing them to friends and learning the interesting history behind them. At we’ve been able to put awesome gifts into the homes of thousands of folks in a range of prices from very little to quite a lot. You’ve come to the right place for help finding a WONDERFUL gift!

Rocks, fossils and minerals make amazing and inspiring gifts. Let’s say you have a friend who likes to hike and they pick up the unusual rock occasionally. So you already know they have an appreciation for the natural beauty of rocks and minerals. For these folks, you could browse for a beautiful amethyst, citrine, aventurine, or other precious mineral specimen.

They come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. sells lots of different specimens, and will include some good information to go along with it. Rock hounds like to know where the specimen came from, the chemical composition, what makes the unusual color and so on.

Now a rock hound may also like unusual fossils INSIDE the rocks. There are many options to choose from here. Dinosaur coprolite (fossilized dino poop!) is really fun. We know some folks who tell their friends it’s a good-luck stone and have them give it a kiss or a lick for good luck. THEN they tell them what they’ve just done! has coprolite in lots of shapes and sizes to choose from.

Teeth are always popular, especially shark teeth…again, all shapes, sizes and prices. Because of this, you could put together a small collection that spans different time frames and geographic locations. carries shark teeth from ancient times to more recent, say 1.5 to 16 million years and they come from as far away as Morocco and near by as South Carolina…if you’re in the United States, that is.

You could pick a rock that IS a fossil. This flexicalymene trilobite flexicalymene trilobite is of good size, and fairly sturdy, but doesn’t cost a lot. If you sent it with information, say a book about trilobites or fossils, you’d have a really nice gift.

Wearable fossils are fun, too! Girls and guys both like the look of natural jewelry. A simple orthoceras or ammonite hanging from a chain is a great conversation piece that can be worn every day.

If your friends are into metaphysical pursuits, you can’t find a better gift than a crystal or fossil. Many folks into the metaphysical qualities of rocks and minerals still don’t know that fossils have good energy, too! Your fossil purveyor should be able to provide you with this information as well as the scientific information.

Follow this link for Fossil Gifts

8:56 AM