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Ethical Christmas Gift Guide – gifts that help wildlife

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

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Christmas gifts from Little Silver Hedgehog

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/

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Stunning mosaic hedgehog bowls

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.

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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.

Adopt a hedgehog – Wildlife Trusts

Sponsor an animal in rehabilitation – Whitby Wildlife Sanctuarya

Adopt A Bee

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.

Be a wildlife rehabilitator for the day – gift

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Have a go at being a wildlife rehabilitation for a day

Wildlife gifts for your home

The following companies offer some fabulous products – from tea towels to ceramic mugs.

British Wildlife Gifts – proceeds support wildlife conservation and rescue charities

Creature Candy – 10% of proceeds support wildlife rescue

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Hedgehog tea bowl from Creature Candy

People’s Trust for Endangered Species – wildlife gifts

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

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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.

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Seedball Bee Mix
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Some of the hundreds of wild hedgehogs that I have rehabilitated and released

I run a hedgehog hospital in York. My work is entirely self funded. You can read more about me here and also all the ways to support my work.

Handmade silver nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog
Handmade silver nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog

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