GIFTS FOR THE NATURE LOVER

So it’s coming to that time of year for us where we have friends or family birthday’s nearly every week for the next few months. I love trying to find the perfect gift, though with Arch being my shopping partner, it’s a little more difficult. Thank god for online shopping! It was my dads birthday a couple of days ago, and I find him really hard to buy for. Typically I found the perfect gift after I had already got him something. Isn’t that always the way? Anyway he loves nature. walking, camping, birds…you name it..so I thought I’d share some gift ideas for you that have nature lovers to buy for!

Nature is an incredible thing which most of us take for granted. But some of us are obsessed with it and try to spend as much time getting as close to it as we possibly can. There are plenty of eco-friendly gifts out there that can boost their love for Mother Nature even further. Here are just a few fantastic idea you should consider, which may even turn you into a nature lover too.

Buy them a bee house

original_the-birds-and-the-beesBee or bird houses from Not On The Highstreet.

Bees are an essential part of nature but in some countries, they are becoming highly endangered. Wildlife experts have stated that the human race would suffer greatly without them. So why not buy the nature lover in your life a bee house. This will provide a shelter for pollinating bees and encourage them to thrive and increase their numbers. Plus the bees will help to make their garden more lush and green. It will make an attractive feature in their garden while working towards improving an environmental cause. This gift will make them feel like they are making a difference and will encourage them to spend even more time outside.

original_personalised-seaside-house-bird-boxI love the bird boxes, they are so super cute and different to the typical shape. This is from Not On The Highstreet.

Buy them a bird box camera

If your friend or family member loves nothing more than watching the birds in their garden, why not help them get an even closer view. Bird box cameras were once only used by wildlife experts but have become far more affordable in recent years. They can give the recipient a fly on the wall perspective inside the nest of a bird box in their garden. The picture can even be streamed to their TV or phone meaning they can check up on their feathered friends as and when they like. They will be able to see them nesting, caring for their chicks and see their antics with the click of a button. This gift will give them a perspective unlike any other and bring them closer to the local wildlife.

Buy them a cactus plant

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPair it with a cute pot like this one from Not On The Highstreet.

While a beautiful bouquet of flowers is a brilliant gift for a nature lover, why not try something different. Cactus make great plants for beginners who are just starting to become more green fingered and eco-friendly. They don’t need a lot of care and attention, and they bring a unique and unusual quality to a room. Plus there are thousands of different types and they will thrive for a lot longer than the flowers in a bouquet. Choose a suitable size and display in a glass terrarium, teacup or an attractive pot the recipient of this gift would like in their home. Tie a bow or tag around the pot and you’re done. It’s a simple but effective gift that will become their favourite plant in no time, and they may even start their own collection.

original_personalised-nature-trail-in-a-bagThere are great gifts for your little ones that are into nature too. Like these cute little trail sets from Not On The Highstreet.

So whether it’s for Christmas, an anniversary or a birthday, these gifts are bound to make an impact. They can help wildlife thrive, make the recipient more green fingered and spread their love for nature even more.