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Ethical Gift Guide

Ethical gifts for wildlife lovers

My guide to ethical gift ideas that support wildlife and nature and also give back. Many of these ethical gifts won’t cost the earth or will give wildlife a helping hand and make perfect gifts for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries or any other special occasion. 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

Hedgehog garden gifts

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

Two hedgehog bowls
Stunning mosaic hedgehog bowls

Hedgehog home gifts

I recommend a sturdy wooden house to give the best protection against the elements and predators. I love these from local East Yorkshire makers 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.

Adopt a hedgehog – Wildlife Trusts

Sponsor an animal in rehabilitation – Whitby Wildlife Sanctuarya

Adopt A Bee

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 wildlife inspired 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

Hedgehog tea bowl from Creature Candy

People’s Trust for Endangered Species – wildlife gifts

Ethical jewellery

I make handmade silver jewellery inspired by nature and wildlife. My jewellery is ethical – created using recycled silver and it also donates towards my wildlife rescue work. It comes gift boxed with a postcard of a rescue hedgehog and information about how you can help hedgehogs. Visit my jewellery shop at

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.

Seedball Bee Mix

Hedgehog gift cards

My hedgehog gift cards make a wonderful gift. They can be used for my silver nature jewellery, my hedgehog talks and garden safaris and also my silver jewellery workshops. To purchase a gift card, please contact me.

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

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.

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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