Ethical gift ideas for wildlife lovers this Christmas.
Here’s my guide to some fabulous gift ethical gift ideas that support wildlife and nature. Although this is a Christmas guide, most of these ideas would make wonderful gifts at any time of year – for birthdays or anniversaries. If you want to go present free, you could always donate direct to one of the charities or your local wildlife rescue
Happy shopping and thanks for buying gifts that give back!
If you have any other suggestions for great ethical gifts for wildlife and nature lovers, please get in touch and I’ll add them to the page.
Gifts to help hedgehogs in your garden
Hedgehog water bowls: These beautiful mosaic hedgehog bowls are the perfect size and weight for your visiting hedgehogs to drink from and they look fabulous too. Lots of other designs are also available. Visit http://www.josara.co.uk/
Give a hog a home: I recommend a sturdy wooden house to give the best protection against the elements and predators. I love these from local East Yorkshire makers (many include a donation to hedgehog rescue and can be posted) Gardenwood Creations.
Adopt a hedgehog (or a bee!)
Many wildlife rescues run their own ‘adopt a hedgehog’ schemes. Google for details. You can also adopt a hedgehog via the Wildlife Trusts.
Get hands on – be a wildlife rehabilitation for the day
If you’ve read my blog about what it’s like running a hedgehog hospital and are inspired to have a go yourself, check out this course by Hessilhead Wildlife.
Wildlife gifts for your home
The following companies offer some fabulous products – from tea towels to ceramic mugs.
Ethical wildlife jewellery
I make silver jewellery inspired by nature and wildlife. It comes gift boxed with a postcard of a rescue hedgehog and information about how you can help hedgehogs. I can even personalise the jewellery with a name or word inscribed on the back. Visit my jewellery shop at www.littlesilverhedgehog.etsy.com
Create a wildlife garden
Anything you can do to help insects will ultimately help hedgehogs and other wildlife. I love these tins from Seedball – simply throw them on your garden and they will create a beautiful butterfly border or meadow.