9 Great Gifts for Nature Lovers
Backyard goodies make perfect presents for all ages.
If you or someone else in your life loves nature, look no further than this gift guide that covers all tastes. Snap up any one of these nine gifts to satisfy even the choosiest nature lovers in your life.
1. Mason Bee Jar
Paper tubes stuffed inside an upcycled beer bottle lure the solitary mason bee, an important pollinator.
Where to buy it: uncommongoods.com, $30
2. Nature Coloring Books
Give the coloring fanatic in your life an extra challenge—an intricate bird or garden scene for every month of the year with these Floribunda and Birdtopia coloring calendars.
3. Songbird Seed String Lights
Songbird Tweets String Lights add classic holiday color to any outdoor space. Plus, they’re made of seed that birds will gobble up!
Where to buy it: gardeners.com, $25 for a set of 10
4. Seed-Starting Kit
Each SproutBrite seed kit includes 10 types of seeds and an information booklet. Choose from herbs, heirloom veggies and wildflowers.
Where to buy it: thegrommet.com, $23
5. The Naturalist’s Notebook
This five-year calendar helps keep track of memorable outdoor sightings. The book, by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich, encourages us to record at least one observation a day.
Where to buy it: storey.com, $20
6. Hand-Painted Pot
From simple stripes to bold diamonds, these lightweight, functional, hand-painted pots suit every style. Yes, the drainage hole is included!
Where to buy it: designtwins.co, $110
7. Birds & Beans Coffee
This coffee, grown in the tropics on songbird-friendly lands, allows you to support birds with every sip.
Where to buy it: birdsandbeans.com, prices start at $13
8. Lavender Plant
Goodwin Creek Grey lavender is easy to grow and a wonderful-smelling houseplant. Each plant comes in a beautiful glazed pot.
Where to buy it: whiteflowerfarm.com, $54
9. Gift Box for Kid Birders
Share the love of birding with a kid in your life with this box filled with bird-y stuff, like wild bird seed, fun feeders and DIY kits.
Where to buy it: coolbirdbox.com, $38