This ultimate gift guide for nature lovers is going to make gift-giving a lot easier! Discover six fun ideas that you can use to create a list!
Gift giving is good for the soul, a chance to show appreciation, to celebrate and to spoil those people in our lives who are special to us, but it isn’t always as easy as we’d like it to be. Knowing what to give people is somewhat of an art form, but thanks to the internet and gift guides like this one, it’s now easier than ever to connect someone with their perfect gift. So here is a selection of gifts that you may want to give the nature lover in your life.
1 | Gift an Experience
Gifts don’t always need to be physical objects. Sometimes, the best gift you can give someone is a chance to experience something and to make memories that will last them a lifetime. Experience gifts are perfect for those who seem to have everything, they take up no room in the person’s house, can be redeemed flexibly within their validity period and there are so many to choose from that you are bound to find one that’s right for your recipient.
For nature lovers, here are a few gift experiences you may want to consider:
- A trip to the zoo to feed the animals
- A few nights away in nature at a wilderness retreat
- A day volunteering at a sanctuary
- A skills workshop for their outdoor hobby
2 | Outdoor Tools
Outdoorsy people tend to collect a lot of gear related to their hobbies and interests and so will often appreciate someone else buying something practical for them that they may not think to buy for themselves. Does the recipient like a particular outdoor sport such as climbing, kayaking, diving or horse riding? Do they tend to go on camping trips or outdoor expeditions? If so, then there are countless practical gift options available to you.
From camping equipment such as a tent, gas stove, multi-tool or pots and pan set, to a one of a kind piece of practical art from Steve Nolte Custom Knives, there is so much to choose from. If you’re a bit stuck, then try to find out from someone close to them if there’s anything they have said they need or are looking to replace, or alternatively you could get them a gift card for their preferred outdoor store so that they can choose an item themselves.
3 | Clothing
Like tools, those with outdoorsy hobbies tend to also collect outdoor appropriate clothing and will always be grateful for new practical additions to their wardrobe. For cheaper gifts, stick to items such as socks, hats, scarves and gloves that are essential staples, or for a more substantial purchase you may want to consider buying something like hiking boots or an overcoat as a group. To help you get it right, don’t be afraid to ask the person or someone close to them what their size is and if there are any items that they have their eye on or any brands that they prefer, and always remember to include a gift receipt with the item in case the person needs to exchange it for another size. Once again if you’re really stumped then a gift-card for an outdoor clothing store will also always go down a treat.
4 | Knowledge
When someone is passionate about something, be it animals, nature, plants or a particular outdoor sport, they usually want to surround themselves with as much knowledge about the subject as possible, which is why gifts such as guide books, skills classes or a 1 on 1 lesson with a professional make such amazing gifts. If the person is a keen hiker then maps and guidebooks will help them plan their next adventure and make a great addition to an experience gift if you have purchased them a night away somewhere. If the person is an exotic animal lover then you could buy them a 1 on 1 training session with an expert for them to learn more about niche exotic animal care, or if they have a particular outdoor sport that they love to play then a lesson with a professional will help them to hone their skills.
5 | Animal sponsorship
For a person who has everything or for someone who simply loves animals, then giving the gift of animal sponsorship is the perfect way to make them smile while also helping to support a good cause. Most animal sponsorships provide regular updates on your chosen animal which can be sent directly to the recipient of the gift and will keep them updated on the health and well-being of the animal that is sponsored in their name. Whether it be a lion, tiger, elephant, leopard, rhino or another animal in need, animal sponsorship is an important income stream for animal charities working to protect endangered species and to conserve wildlife habitat.
6 | Space
Finally, for those who live in a city or who do not have regular access to their own outdoor space then one of the most special gifts that you can give them is the gift of space, by giving them a membership to a community garden or allotment. Not everyone is blessed with a backyard or access to the great outdoors in which they experiment with gardening and small animal husbandry. On their own piece of land, the recipient can grow their own fruits and vegetables, they may even be able to keep chickens and small animals and they will finally have the chance to be at one with nature at a place they can call home. If you have a particularly large garden and space to spare, then you may want to consider donating a portion of your own land to the person for them to use and can gift it to them along with a beginners selection of gardening tools for them to work with.
This ultimate gift guide for nature lovers provides the gift of space, sponsorship, knowledge, tools, clothing or experience that is sure to put a smile on their face.