He Was the Best of Us: How to Honour Harambe This Christmas

By Tom Pritchard on at

He was the best of us. The first Christmas since Harambe's tragic passing is going to be tough on all of us, but there are plenty of ways for you to honour The Great One's life this festive season.

Gone but never forgotten, share your favourite Harambe memories in the comments section. Goodbye sweet prince.

Adopt a Mountain Gorilla Pack, from £3 per month

Harambe might have been a silverback gorilla, but the mountain gorilla is still under serious threat. The number of Harambe-incidents that happen in the wild pale in comparison to what happened in Cincinatti. So adopting a gorilla with the WWF is one thing you can do to keep these animals alive and kicking. [Buy it here]

St Harambe Candle, £12.57

It might not burn forever, but his memory certainly will. [Buy it here]

Cincinnati Zoo Membership, from $188

As Cincinnato Zoo director Thane Maynard said back in August, "Our zoo family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us. We are honouring Harambe by redoubling our gorilla conservation efforts and encouraging others to join us." Money usually helps. [Buy it here]

Harambe Christmas Jumper, £12.56

Sniff, nod, sniff. [Buy it here]

17th Birthday Sash, $16.99

Always one to do things his own way, Harambe shunned the 27 Club and instead became the posterboy of the 17 Club just a day after his final birthday. Forever young, this sash is the perfect subtle tribute. [Buy it here]

Gorilla Suit, £43

No Harambe Christmas gift guide would be complete without a fine gorilla suit. Legend states that the original gorilla suit was based on Harambe's measurements, but we may never know for sure. [Buy it here]

2kg of Candy Bananas, £8

Being a gorilla, Harambe clearly loved bananas. If you're going to go to the effort of honouring his memory in full gorilla atire, you're definitely going to need to do the banana thing. But banana are messy, and their peels are a tripping hazard, so make it cleaner and safer with this bumper pack of delicious sweet candy bananas. [Buy it here]

Planet of the Apes Evolution Collection, £20

For all we know, Harambe's death could be the first stage in the inevitable ape uprising. So make sure you know how to survive after the Apeocalypse with this Planet of the Apes box set, featuring every film up until Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Even if it's not that helpful, you can still spend many hours enjoying the adventures of Harambizzle's simian brethren. [Buy it here]

Electric Fencing Kit, £243

Just £243 worth of kit could have kept that kid away and saved our guy. Think about that for a moment. [Buy it here]

Kevlar Hoodie, £50

Harambe was brutally shot before his time, and it was tragic. If only he had been kitted out in some protective gear to protect him from harm. Sadly hindsight is 20/20 and we can't do anything to save Harambro. But you can keep the Harambe in your life a bit safer from harm with this kevlar hoodie. It probably won't completely stop bullets, but every little helps. Plus the hood means you don't need to buy a helmet. [Buy it here]

Harambe by Rita Marley, £70

Where it all started. Harambe was named after Rita Marley's Harambe (Working Together for Freedom), a 1988 song you can find on Amazon.  If £70's a bit steep, it's also on YouTube. It'll add another dimension to any Christmas playlist. [Buy it here]