Stay close to nature and your garden wildlife with our inspiring guide of top gifts for wildlife lovers. Perhaps you would like to interact more closely with your garden friends, or know someone who already does, well why not treat them to something new this Christmas!
Support Your Garden Wildlife
We can all do our bit when it comes to protecting garden creatures and helping them live life to the full. Our understanding of how important wildlife is for the garden has grown massively over the last decade. There is a fundamental balance between nature and the humble gardener which helps wildlife thrive, so what better gift to give than one which supports this vital partnership! Whether it be bird houses, insect hotels or state-of-the-art wildlife camera kits, these gifts are perfect for the wildlife enthusiast and avid gardener alike.
We have compiled a very special list of top gifts for wildlife lovers to help you find something they will love just in time for the festive season. If you need the biggest knockout gift, small stocking fillers or something inbetween, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s kick things off with habitats! You can make a safe home for many wildlife creatures and insects you never would of thought visited your garden. We can all do our bit to conserve nature by adding a few animal-friendly additions to the garden.
There’s no excuses when it comes to giving wildlife a place to stay when you have the likes of insects, frogs, hedgehogs and colourful ladybirds all wanting to make your garden home.
A safe retreat for beneficial insects! The ladybird lodge has a hinged roof opens so that you can introduce your own natural materials, rose cuttings, twigs, bark & straw to enhance the sheltered environment. The lower chamber features cosy bamboo tubes for overwintering ladybirds, lacewings and invertebrates. Additionally, the front drilled holes are for nesting solitary bees who are another great friend of the gardener doing lots of pollination of plants and flowers.
Bee Hotel & Insect House
For wildlife enthusiasts and young learners alike, build your own wooden insect house and bee hotel in your garden. Keep the tin and store your wildlife tools inside.
Igloo Hedgehog House
Make your garden a welcoming spot for hedgehogs, with this beautiful Igloo Hedgehog House. Designed to blend in with the colours of your garden, this hedgehog house provides hedgehogs and other small mammals with a safe haven. With a small tunnel entrance and designed for shelter, it has plenty of space inside to accommodate family groups, with the addition of extra brushwood as a cover, it can also be used for hibernation.
It’s All About Bees
There’s plenty of bee lovers out there so treat the beekeeper in your life and make them happy with a new nester, hive or simply fabulous honey-based products!
Solitary Bee Hive
Attracting bees to the garden is not only safe, but beneficial to pollination of flowers, fruit and vegetables. In our Bee Hive the hole sizes of this habitat are precisely specified to attract non-swarming bees like the Red Mason Bee, Leafcutter Bee and other solitary bees. These friendly bees are industrious and safe around children and pets. Site in a sunny position between south south-east to catch some morning sun.
A hard wearing protective hand balm packed with beeswax and honey. Choose from lightly fragranced gardener’s or the deep, richly sweet floral fragrance of honeysuckle. A little goes a long way and a tin lasts a long while.
Take a look at the BBKA Guide To Beekeeping Book to know everything and more about our buzzing fuzzy friends.
Bird Houses & Feeders
Our bird houses and feeders keep our wild birds soaring high and low across British gardens. You can experience the same with just a few simple tweaks to your garden. There are many varieties of birds you can spot in the garden, and you will see them far more frequently if you offer them a delicious meal and safe home. In return, they may sing a bird song or two and spring your garden to life.
A thoughtful gift for an enthusiastic bird spotter, add a touch of charm to your garden with our unique range of bird houses.
Pear Bird House
What a delightful pear for birds to nest in! Made from robust polyresin, this rattan effect two-tone birdhouse hangs using its twine loop.
The friendly Robin prefers open nesting sites and often utilise man-made objects like open boxes, kettles and traditional teapots. Made from weather resistant ceramic, this delightful nester is easy to install in any garden, and will attract a variety of small birds.
Pair with our Robin Winter Care Gift Set to be a lifesaver for our Robins!
No matter what shape or size of your garden, you can attract wild birds and keep them fed in many different ways. We have put together a variety of our quirky, cute and traditional bird feeders which is a heaven for our avid bird spotters!
Ceramic Bird Feeders
These gloriously coloured Ceramic Bird Feeders will make a wonderful addition to any wildlife lover’s garden. Made from high-fired frost resistant ceramic, these bird feeders are suitable for robins, blue tits, great tits and other small garden species. For use with seeds, nuts, mealworms and bird treats, all their delicious favourites!
Pine Cone Feeder
If you like something that blends in, then this Pine Cone Feeder does the trick! Made from strong plastic resin, this lightweight and unique bird feeder features pine cone scales that are shaped like small bowls to hold bird seed. Natural and realistic, it comes complete with hanging chain and hook.
Film and Photography
Watch and record your own garden wildlife with a selection of our state-of-the-art gadgets. Capture the perfect moments on your smartphone outside or install your very own camera nest box. This gives you the chance to get up close and personal with garden creatures without disturbing their nests and homes.
Camera Nest Box
The perfect starter kit for watching and listening to wild birds on the nest with the Camera Nest Box. Watch them day and night with a CMOS colour/infrared camera operating in high-quality colour during daylight and then switches to black and white in low light levels and darkness.
The super mini camera is ideal for wildlife and domestic installations such as nest boxes, hedgehog houses, bat boxes, insect houses and covered bird feeders, or domestic pet surveillance, aviaries, stables, hutches etc.
Eco Friendly Gifts
Look after yourself and look after the environment with our collection of eco-friendly gifts for you, your home and your garden. We have a range of natural, chemical-free and cruelty-free gift ideas, waiting for you to try.
Eco Apple Feeder
Made from recycled plant pots (collected through our UK-wide pot to product scheme) this is the perfect gift for any green-minded gardener or bird enthusiast! This bird feeder is a simple and elegant way of recycling unwanted food for the birds in your area, providing them with food and you with stunning views. The apple feeder comes with a selection of ideas on which food best suits a variety of bird species appetites.
Last Minute Wildlife Essentials
You can’t forget about these last goodies! These are the final few essential gifts we feel are great for wildlife lovers. Add them under the tree or as a stocking filler surprise, and the lucky recipient will be well equipped for wildlife adventures in 2021.
Bug Box & Dual Magnifier
Bug Box and Dual Magnifier available individually or why not buy both!
Bug Box – Collect, store, and observe your favourite finds from outdoor adventures! Features seven compartments and built-in magnifying lenses to take a closer look at your discoveries.
Dual Magnifier – Perfect for viewing small bugs, leaves and rocks up close with 5x and 10x magnification.
These super binoculars for children will have them looking out miles away! Help them spot their favourite garden birds and creatures with a brand spanking new set of binoculars. A vibrant lime green to stand out in the crowd.
We hope this inspires you to find the perfect gifts for your wildlife lover this Christmas!