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Second, the holidays are around the corner. Have you started your holiday shopping? If you have a bird watcher on your list, check out our gifts for bird lovers. Next, gift baskets don’t have to be full of toiletries, candles, and food. Here’s a few ideas that you can place in a gift basket for a bird lover:
- Binoculars – Consequently, every bird watcher needs a pair of binoculars. I purchased a pair of Bushnell Falcon’s binoculars from Amazon. I had a wonder time watching the American Gold Finch eat my sunflower seeds in the garden. They devoured every seed. These binoculars are great for beginners. Yet, they are getting good reviews from advanced watchers too.
- A subscription to Birds and Blooms magazine – This is one of my favorite magazines. Each magazine contains articles filled with beautiful photos of birds, butterflies and flowers. What bird lover wouldn’t want to curl under a cozy blanket this winter browsing the magazine for gardening and bird attracting ideas for the spring and summer. Click on the link above, they’re offering a 2 year subscription for $15.00.
- Birdhouses – For this particular gift, I would suggest that you do a search to determine the backyard birds in the gift recipient’s area. Make a selection based on your finding, different birds like different types of houses. No need to purchase a bird house for a bird that doesn’t habitat in the recipient’s backyard.
- Bird Feeders – Another idea, check out your local Lowes, Tractor Supply or Home Depot for feeders. Also, different birds like different feeders. Buy according to the birds in the gift recipient’s area.
- Gift Certificate – Great for purchasing seed, suet, a bird book or magazine subscription.
- CD with bird calls – Bird calls are fun to listen to when gardening or working in the yard. Great gift for beginners who are just learning the calls.
- Book to identify backyard birds – Mine sure has come in handy. I enjoy studying their habits and becoming familiar with the color and markings. I bird watch from my bedroom window during the colder months while I’m watching TV or blogging. It’s nice to flip through a book or Google to identify the birds.
- Packs of sunflowers – Birds love them, they’re easy to grow, and they’re so pretty in a garden.
- Coffee Mug – Fill a coffee mug with the recipient’s state bird with a package of coffee or tea bags.
- A Hummingbird Feeder and Nectar – Also, I would suggest a feeder with an ant guard they love the nectar too. It may be difficult to find a feeder this time of year in colder regions. Try on-line if unsuccessful locally.
Last, place your gifts for the bird lover in a gift basket. Furthermore, purchase a basket, filler, ribbon and holiday cellophane bags from the dollar store. This material doesn’t have to be expensive, spend your money on the gifts. Remember, put the larger items in the back and work forward with smaller items. If you need to hold items in place, use clear packaging tape. Finish off your gift with a twist tie to close the bag and a bow. Now, you’re done and your bird lover will thank you for this great gift.
Finally, we hope you enjoyed our gift ideas for bird lovers. You may also like: 5 Amazing Gifts From Your Garden.