Best Gifts for Wildlife Lovers
To celebrate Garden Wildlife Week 2021, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for lovers of the natural world. We adore these items, too, because they reflect our passion for wildlife on our doorstep, from herbs and flowers to birds, bees and butterflies
Two Leaves Silver Necklace: Best jewellery for nature lovers
This stunning, delicate Two Leaves Sterling Silver Necklace (£84) is handmade in Southampton by Georgina Ettridge, who takes inspiration from nature for her mini sculptures. Georgina also designed and made our Sterling Silver Leaf Earrings (£42) and Silver Twig Cufflinks (£110). No two of Georgina’s pieces are exactly alike, so your nature-loving friend really will have a unique gift.
All Georgina’s jewellery is hallmarked by the London Assay Office. Each piece comes presented in a Georgina Ettridge gift box, along with a silver care cloth and instructions. We’ll deliver any of her pieces free, anywhere in the UK.
Blue Tit and Wise Owl cards: Best greetings cards for bird lovers
Our Blue Tit Card and Wise Owl Card (£2.95 each) are two of our favourite greetings cards to feature designs by Cheshire-based illustrator Sarah Capper. Sarah hand-draws with a very fine ink pen, then colours using watercolour pencils. This painstaking process means each drawing takes between 10 and 16 hours to complete!
To do Sarah’s illustrations full justice, we print them on premium-quality textured card, using sustainable FSC materials. They’re a generous 15 x 15cm in size, which makes them big enough to frame for the wall. Like all our greetings cards, these are blank inside so you can add your own message.
Sycamore Tree Signed Wall Art and Mug: Best gifts for woodland lovers
Southampton artist Rachel Reynolds created the original drawing and watercolours featured on our limited-edition Sycamore Art Print (20x20cm; £35 with free delivery). It also appears on our Sycamore Eternity Mug (£11.50) and Sycamore Tree Card (just larger than A5; £2.95). We’ve reproduced Rachel’s original artwork in black, yellow and blue inks to create a striking effect that looks almost like a screen print.
The mug is made from fine bone china in Stoke-on-Trent, and the giclee wall print is printed on archival quality board (310gsm) made from 100% natural fibre. The greetings card and its recycled paper envelope are endorsed by the Woodland Trust.
Honey Bee Card and Honey Chocolates: Best gifts for bee and honey lovers
Our Honey Bee in Flowers Card (£2.95) may just be(e) our favourite of all our cards featuring the work of Sarah Capper. It features hundreds of tiny flowers in the shape of a glorious honey bee, all hand-drawn. We think it’s a really special piece of work. Like all our greetings cards, the honey bee is printed on high-quality textured FSC card, so it’s as sustainable as can… be(e).
If you’d like to include a pressie for your honey-loving friend, look no further than our handmade New Forest Honey Chocolates (£10.95), which are filled with oozing ganache.
Great Tit Signed Wall Art and Mug: Best art gifts for bird lovers
Rachel Reynolds is inspired by the wildlife she sees while she’s walking around Hampshire and Cornwall. We’re big fans of her watercolour bird paintings, so we love this delicate depiction of a Great Tit. The popular garden visitor is reproduced on our limited-edition Great Tit Art Print (£30, free delivery), signed by the artist. The print measures 20x20cm, and it’s printed on archival quality 310gsm board.
Rachel’s magical little bird also features on our Great Tit Porcelain Mug (£10.95). This beautiful piece of crockery is digitally printed and made in the historic potteries of Stoke-on-Trent.
Large Blue Art Print: Best gift for butterfly lovers
Our Large Blue Butterfly Art Print by Rachel Reynolds captures the largest and rarest of all British blue butterflies. This delicate watercolour print is a limited-edition reproduction measuring 37x37cm. It costs £30, so we’ll pack it with love and care then send it to you for free, anywhere in the UK.
Herb Garden Candle: Best gift for lovers of garden fragrance
Our Hand Poured Natural Candle (£6.95) is the next best thing to standing in an actual herb garden! The candle is made with non-GM soy wax and cotton wick, and scented with Hampshire-grown peppermint, dill, lavender and parsley. Even the glass jar is sustainable, because it’s made from recycled glass and you can re-use it when the candle has burned its last.
Organic Travel Set for Hands: Best hand lotion for gardeners
Our Organic Travel Set for Hands (£5.95) is an essential hand-saver, even if you’re travelling no further than your back yard or window box. The twin set of Organic Hampshire Mint, Lime & Lemongrass hand wash and body cream will cleanse and soothe outdoor hands, and then leave them smelling divine.
Very Berry and Two Loving Hearts cards: Best cards for flower fans
Tell your favourite flower gardener you love them, with our Very Berry Heart and Two Loving Hearts cards (£2.95 each). Sarah Capper hand-drew and hand-coloured the illustrations featured on these premium cards, which are printed on sustainable FSC textured card. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, but why wait until then?
- Spend more than £30 and we’ll deliver your purchases free, anywhere in the UK
- All our parcels are packed carefully and sustainably, using recycled and recyclable materials