With the festive period looming it can be tricky picking the perfect gift for everyone so we thought we would help make your job a little easier. If you have a wildlife loving friend or relative then we have picked some of the best gifts that you can purchase for them this year – and best of all, they’re all under £30.
1. Build your own nest box – £19.80, Vine House Farm
This is a great gift, not just for wildlife enthusiasts but for the whole family as everyone can get involved constructing a bird box which looks great in your garden. If you purchase through Vine House Farm a donation from the sale will also be made to The Wildlife Trustwhich means that buying your gift will also help protect the environment!
2. Mark Carwardine’s Ultimate Wildlife book – £25, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Over the past 30 years TV presenter Mark Carwardine has been exploring some of the world’s most remarkable wildlife hotspots. This book brings together all his experiences and makes for the perfect gift for any wildlife lover looking for their next destination.
3. Countryfile 2016 Calendar – £9.50, Countryfile
The Countryfile calendar features some stunning images across the seasons and at less than £10 it makes for a fantastic present. Sales from the calendar also support BBC Children in Need.
4. Etch butterfly 2016 diary – £9, Paperchase
Portable, practical and pretty, this diary will give you everything you could possibly need when it comes to planning your weekly activities – there’s even enough space inside to jot down your wildlife experiences as you go along.
5. Wild Animals Thermos Flask – £19.99, Wayfair
This thermos flask is the ideal gift for those who like to spend their days exploring but want something to keep them warm. Capable of holding around 500 ml it is the perfect size for transporting on your next adventure!
6.Butterfly Feeder – £14.30, Vine House Farm
If your garden looks a bit like a butterfly farm then why not consider adding this feeder. It can be hung anywhere around your garden although the closer to flowers the more butterflies you are likely to attract!
7. Grow Your Own Mushrooms Kit – £14.95, Not On The High Street
This kit provides you with everything you need to grow your own mushrooms – a great gift for wildlife lovers or foodies. It takes just two weeks from planting them to enjoy the fruits of your labour so order your kit today!
8. Adopt an animal/species – From £5, The Wildlife Trust
Otters, barn owls or a variety of different species are all available to adopt or sponsor through The Wildlife Trust. It starts from as little as £5 and all money raised is put towards managing nature reserves or creating new habitats of your chosen animal.
9. Protect Wildlife with Born Free – Your choice of donation, Born Free
Born Free is a fantastic organisation that has dedicated its existence to protecting animals all over the world. All donations raised are used to help continue their good work, including projects such as Europe’s first elephant sanctuary.
10.Wildlife Days Out – From £30, Red Letter Days
If all else fails then Red Letter Days are a popular option with a variety of experiences that you can buy including owl encounters, husky dog sledding and bird of prey experiences. With prices starting from as little as £30 you’re bound to find that perfect gift you need!