Staff Picks: 10 Perfect Gifts for The Aquarium Co-Op Enthusiast

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Staff Picks: 10 Perfect Gifts for the Aquarium Co-Op Enthusiast

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for the fish hobbyist in your life, look no further than this handy gift-buying guide from Aquarium Co-Op. To ring in the holiday season, we asked some of our friends and employees about their favorite Co-Op merch and essentials, and this is what we learned:

Aquarium Co-Op Hoodie

Jimmy’s pick

Jimmy will likely be wearing his Aquarium Co-Op jacket, regardless of whether it’s for a quick trip to the grocery store or to his backyard to check on his breeding ponds. It’s light enough for warmer weather but also cozy enough to be worn on chilly, rainy days – a frequent occurrence in the Pacific Northwest. It’s easy to wash, even if you end up dipping your sleeves into aquarium water for the thousandth time. Jimmy said, “Yeah my Co-Op sweatershirt feels really comfortable. I love the large, white Aquarium Co-Op logo at the front. If they recognize me from our YouTube videos, sometimes people will approach me in the store.

Die Cut Decal Stickers

Randy’s picks

Randy would likely win the award for having the most Aquarium Cooperative decals on his laptop. He says, “Having these stickers designed and made makes me happy, and I certainly love slapping them all over my laptop. I am even happier seeing the enthusiasm of the community for these stickers.” These stickers are durable and water-resistant, so they won’t fade over time. Randy and the community can join you by sharing a photo of where your sticker is placed and a review on our website.

Murphy Mesh Back Cap

Cory’s pick

The Murphy mesh back hat by Aquarium Co-Op is the perfect combination of style and sun protection. It’s easy to see why Cory loves this hat with Murphy’s adorable smile on the front. It comes in both a fitted and a snapback version. The back features classic trucker mesh for maximum airflow. Cory said that the mesh back makes this hat perfect for summer. They are fitted, have small and large sizes, and the FlexFit design makes them extremely comfortable. These hats are great!


Aquarium Co-Op Mesh Back Hat

Dean’s picks

A comfortable hat is essential when you are a master fish breeder. This mesh-back hat is a great choice for Dean, even if he’s not in the fish tank. He can also be seen taking Luka on a walk while wearing it. This hat is made with the same mesh back as the Murphy hat but in a light blue color which contrasts nicely with the dark gray front of the hat. It features the company logo in matching colors on the front. It’s a dapper combination when paired with the Aquarium Co-Op t-shirt, of course.

Aquarium Co-Op Mug

Candi’s pick

Candi has a refreshing and healthy drink with her no matter where she goes. Staying hydrated is so important. Her green Aquarium Co-Op mug is her go-to way to enjoy a cup o’ tea in the comfort of her home. It holds 11 ounces of your favorite hot or chilled drink and features a simple logo on the sides. You can even use it in the microwave. “I don’t like coffee but my AquariumCo-Op mug makes a great cup of hot tea. It washes up easily, too. I love it!” she says.

Aquarium Co-Op T-Shirts

Irene’s picks

If you’ve ever seen Irene on the Co-Op YouTube channel, you might have noticed that she wears an Aquarium Co-Op black t-shirt in every video. Irene always wears this comfortable cotton shirt while she works with her aquariums, no matter how short the commercial is. It matches with every outfit, which is why she loves it. It’s also durable and easy to wash in the dryer when it becomes dirty from filter gunk and tank water. There are two options for the Co-Op black t-shirts: one in red with a goldfish and one in yellow with a Mbu puffer.

Classic Black Aquarium Co-Op Hat

Robert’s pick

An accessory in basic black is a great way to complete any ensemble. You need a sturdy hat that can withstand long shifts and transport hundreds of fish. Robert is a huge fan of his Aquarium Co-Op black hat. The fit and professionalism of this black cap is a plus. Plus, it has FlexFit technology, making it comfortable to wear all day long without squeezing your noggin. Robert claims that the Co-Op black Co-Op hat is very useful when it rains, which is almost every day here in Washington. The nice long brim keeps rain from getting into his glasses.

Aquarium Co-Op Measurement Glass and Spoon

Lizzie’s picks

Aquarium Co-Op offers a measuring spoon and a measuring glass. It’s true, and they’re quite handy for about a million different uses. The Aquarium Co-Op measuring tool is perfect for any job, including measuring Ich-X or salt for brine shrimps, or plant fertilizer. “The spoon has a really nifty design. It’s super compact and has the ability to measure 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon. It’s sorcery. The Co-Op measuring cups are also my favorite. Some of my Co-Op measuring glasses have been used to propagate plant cuttings. They are cheap and practical, so they make excellent stocking stuffers,” Lizzie states.

Gifts for Everyone and Anyone

If you’ve read this list and still aren’t sure what to get the fishkeeper in your life, here are a couple bonus ideas that aquarium hobbyists of any skill level can appreciate.


The fact is that fishkeeping requires water and water gets on things. The soft, absorbent cotton towel from Aquarium Co-Op is your answer. The towel comes in black to match your Co-Op gear, and has the logo printed in green on both sides. It’s a simple gift, but one that says, “I am your friend and I care about your hardwood floors.”

Gift Certificates

Like with any store, if you don’t know what to get someone, an Aquarium Co-Op gift card can be the perfect way to show someone you care while supporting their favorite hobby. It’s the easiest gift you can give. No gift wrapping required Select your amount in increments: $5, $10, $25 or $50.

Check out our guide to the top 10 holiday gifts for fishkeepers.