If you love wildlife and nature, then chances are you’ve got friends and family who do as well. But what to do when the holidays roll around and you’re scrambling to find that perfect gift? Never fear! We’ve created this collection of Gifts for Wildlife Lovers that will delight anyone on your nature-loving list! And maybe you’ll find yourself a special gift along the way?
We’ve compiled a varied but concise list of options that can fit any budget, including wildlife books, backyard wildlife watching supplies and travel accessories. For those less-commercial folks on your list we’ve even included a list of non-profit conservation organizations that you can make a donation to in their name!
Every item on this list is something we either own already (and love) or is high on our wish list and we just haven’t got around to buying it yet. So dive in and make someone’s day!
First of all, we’d like to introduce you to Truly Wild, our sustainable clothing line! Our company only uses sustainable fabrics, we adhere to zero waste packaging, and a portion of our profits goes to bird conservation!
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This is just a compilation of some of our favorite recent wildlife books. If you are looking for safari books check out our post Books to Take on a Safari.
Gorgeous book full of photos of animal architecture examples: nests, shells, burrows, webs...This book is mesmerizing and it is the perfect gift for wildlife lovers in your life. Plus it looks great on a coffee table!
Written by the former president and chief scientist at Panthera, Alan Rabinowitz, this book is one part biographical tale and three parts natural history writing at its best. Learn all about this powerful big cat and the struggle to save it.
Once you've read this book, you will look at the landscape with entirely new eyes. Probably more than any other animal, the beaver has shaped both our ecology and our human history in North America. Wow!
Get one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry with a stunning fossil.
Get one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry with a stunning fossil. Woodfern Studio is Cristina's little baby. She works with sterling silver and has a vast array of fossil she works with. Dinosaur bone, petrified oak, amber, sand dollars, trilobites, ammonites, giant armadillo scutes...isn't it time you treat yourself?
Wildlife Watching Supplies for your Garden
These gifts will help conserve the wildlife in your yard and help you see what they are up to! From trail cameras, to nest boxes, to birdbaths, there's something here for everyone.
A perfect present for everyone with a yard. Check out what your opossums, raccoons, or foxes are doing at night while you sleep. Using these cameras we have found out we have 6 different opossums, and a family of raccoons living in our yard, and a red fox and coyote who visit! A wild yard is a healthy yard!
This solar birdbath is a winner! With a solar powered fountain this birdbath is a favorite of hummingbirds. Watch the birds play in the water by placing it in their favorite spot.
Support Nature by Donating to Conservation Organizations
If, like us, you don't want any more stuff lying around, why not donate to a conservation organization in the name of your loved ones? We have been doing this for a few years, and it is a great way to give meaningful presents. Create koala habitat in Australia, save sea turtle nesting sites, and visit (and support) national parks around the world. Your money can go a long way. Here are a few of the organizations we support.
Support South African National Parks by purchasing a Wild Card. This card will give you access to the South African National Parks for a year. Once you have a Wild Card you don't have to pay conservation fees at any of South Africa's National Parks. Plus you'll get a newsletter full of great stories!
Help local sea turtle projects by donating to SEE Turtles, one of the world's leading sea turtle conservation organizations.
We have a few must-have travel accessories in our luggage that are perfect for the wildlife traveler. Whether camping nearby, or on an international road trip, we always take these items. We even use the inflatable solar lamp in our house. You never know when the power will be out!
This is our favorite inflatable solar light, and we take it with us every time we go camping. We have a couple and we've used them for months while camping in the Kalahari. They charge fast, and the newer models allow you to charge your mobile phone as well!
Not many companies can beat Victorinox Swiss Army knives in the multi-tool/pocket knives department. These can be engraved to add a personal touch. They are great when camping and hiking as they pack small. What would I do without my scissors!?
I was sent a pair of these boots to review and I must say that they have become my favorite boots. They are lined, so they are warm and super cozy, perfect for late fall and mild winter walks. I love that they have a zipper on the side so you don't have to undo the shoe laces every time. Brilliant!
Wildlife Photography Equipment
This is the photography equipment that we own, use, and are happy to recommend.
If you're getting into macro photography, proper lighting is key. This little gadget gets the job done. With two adjustible flashes and a focus light, the possibilities are endless. Meet the bugs in your yard face to face!
Zoologist and wildlife photographer. She has worked in the field with jackals, wolves, cheetahs, & leopards. She serves on the Board of Directors of SEE Turtles, a non-profit sea turtle conservation organization.
Thanks for the post. I will definitely be getting my friend a gift from this list for his birthday :)
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