Christmas is on the way, and this year it’s going to be a festive season like no other. With uncertainty about whether we will be able to see loved ones choosing a really thoughtful Christmas gift which shows how much you care is more important than ever. This week we’re trying to take some of the hard work out of the search for you. If you’re shopping for a garden bird enthusiast, then we could have just the thing for you. Read on for our round-up of the best festive gifts for garden bird enthusiasts.
Festive Gifts For Garden Bird Enthusiasts.
When your loved ones have a hobby that they are really passionate about, like wild birds, for example, it can make shopping for gifts so much easier. Get them something to do with their hobby and your sorted right? Or maybe not. What if they have one already? Or you get the wrong thing? Or they don’t like it but are too polite to tell you?
With our selection of best selling birdinalia you should be sure to hit the right note, and not give a gift that’s going to end up in the charity shop come January.
We have something for everyone: from the new bird enthusiast to the birder who has everything, through stocking fillers and really BIG gifts.
With many shops still closed, online shopping could be the safest way to go this year. So all our selections are available to buy online and can be delivered in plenty of time for the big day.
A Home for Our Favourite Festive Bird
Robin’ Stay Dry’ Nesting House
What could be a better festive gift for the bird lover in your family than a robin nesting box?
When it comes to nesting, the Robin likes to do things a little differently to some of our other garden birds. She doesn’t like to nest in a little hole in a tree. Instead, she prefers quite an open platform, no more than 5 feet above ground level.
This nesting box is specially designed to give robins the openness they need, whilst still offering some protection from the elements.
Give it as a Christmas gift, and the robins will have plenty of time to discover it before the nesting season
Wild Bird Christmas Surprise’ Birds & Booze’ Nesting Box
Who doesn’t love a festive tipple?
This nesting box is hand-crafted from solid wood in the UK. It will make a perfect home for tits and many other small garden birds.
And the surprise inside is a pair of wine glasses and space for you to add your bird lovers favourite bottle of red, white or bubbles.
For Small Gardens
Hove Fence Wall Mounted Bird Table | Space Saving Wall Mounted Bird Feeder
If your feather loving friend lives in a flat, or has a patio garden and thinks they just don’t have space for a proper bird table, surprise them with this one.
Our Hove table is modelled on our traditional, free-standing tables, but can be easily mounted on a wall or fence. Bringing the joy of a traditional bird table to even the smallest outdoor space.
The BIG Present
Ballycastle XL Bird Table
If you are looking for a festive gift to really spoil someone, this is it.
Ballycastle is the Rolls Royce of bird tables. Big beautiful and perfectly designed. The Ballycastle is one of the largest bird tables on the market. For many years it was only available in garden centres, but can now be purchased online.
Its striking finial-topped hexagonal roof makes it a stunning piece of garden furniture. And the birds will love it too!
Like all our bird tables, it comes with minimal assembly required, so you don’t need to worry about stretching anyone’s DIY skills.
One for the Small Bird Lover
If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves blackbirds, wrens and finches, but maybe pigeons, not so much, this could be the one for you.
Our Fordwich bird table is especially designed with a semi-enclosed shape to allow easy access for small birds whilst making things that little bit more difficult tor the bigger ones.
Larger birds can scare off the small ones, as well as gobbling up all the food.
As well as being functional the “log cabin” design of this table makes it a pretty, rustic-looking addition to the garden
So if you bird enthusiast has a pigeon problem on their current bird table, this gift could be just the job
These little gifts make perfect stocking fillers for the birders in your family.
Wild Garden Bird Table Anchoring Pegs (Pack of 4)
Maybe your bird enthusiast has a problem with wind? (let’s face it, who doesn’t after all those festive Brussels sprouts!). No, not that kind of wind, a windy garden! These handy little anchor pegs will keep the bird table upright on the most blustery day.
Gardman Universal Squirrel Baffle
If your bird enthusiast has squirrel problems, they will love this. The Gardman Squirrel Baffle keeps those pesky grey squirrels off bird feeders, leaving the food for the birds who need it.
For the Bird Lover Who Has Everything
So your bird lover has tables, feeders, books, boxes and binoculars aplenty. What on earth are you going to buy them?
Well, the one thing a garden bird enthusiast will never have enough of is bird food.
If you are not a bird enthusiast yourself, you would be amazed at just how much food these tiny little feathered things can get through. In the UK we spend over £200 million each year on bird food.
Even the bird enthusiast who has everything will always need more bird food.
So why not treat them to a top-up?
Peckish Complete Seed and Nut No Mess Wild Bird Food Mix
This mix is great for a whole range of wild birds, and the No Mess formula is a real help in keeping the garden clean, today and pest free.
Peckish Complete Suet Cake Block for Wild Birds
Unlike many humans, birds struggle to keep their weight up to a healthy level during the winter. The Robin, for example, can lose up to 10% of his body weight in just one frosty night. (I should be so lucky!)
Suet cake offers plenty of the essential fats that birds really need in the winter. The bird enthusiast in your family will be as grateful as the birds are.
60 Peckish Natural Balance Energy Suet Fat Balls for Wild Birds
Fat balls are great for putting in hanging feeders, where they will be enjoyed by blue tits all winter.
You could even hang a couple off the Christmas tree if you’re feeling creative!
A Festive Gift for Every Bird Enthusiast
We hope you’ve enjoyed our round-up of festive gifts for bird enthusiasts and you now have some inspiration for the big presents and the stocking fillers.
Remember to order in plenty of time – especially if you are going to have to send gifts on to friends and relatives.
Do you have gift ideas for bird enthusiasts? Or have you been on the receiving end of an incredibly special present? We would love to hear your thoughts and stories. Leave us a comment below.