Puffins - gift ideas for puffin lovers
Puffins are one of Britain's best loved and most easily recognisable birds with their comical look. According to the RSPB, they are best spotted at breeding colonies at venues such as the RSPB's Bempton Cliffs (N Yorks) and South Stack (Anglesey) reserves; the Farne Islands and Coquet Island (Northumberland); the Isle of May (off the Fife coast); and the Shetland and Orkney Islands.
Like so many animals, puffins are not having an easy time of it and they find themselves on the Red List.
For those who want to make a difference
Adopt a puffin
|You can also adopt a puffin from the RSPB |
The UK is in danger of losing 8 million puffins over the next 50 years. This adoption will help eradicate rats who are a nightmare for puffins - they eat thousands of chicks and eggs every year. And in the north, puffin chicks are starving as sandeels become scarcer. Help the RSPB bring puffins back in greater numbers by adopting a puffin!
Or enjoy delightful pictures of puffins
|Reusable Stainless Steel Bottle - Puffins |
Want an eco-friendly gift? How about this reusable stainless steel bottle with puffins on it? It keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold, thanks to its triple-layer construction. It has a secure screw top and is packaged in a protective box. Help nature both with your gift and with a lifestyle change to get rid of single use plastic bottles! The picture is by artist Elizabeth Grant. There's also designs for blue tits and a barn owl on separate reusable bottles. For £24.99 from the RSPB Shop
Add extra colour to the home with a puffin
Something to enjoy a warm drink from
Seashore puffin parade mug
|The Secret Lives of Puffins |
The award-winning wildlife photographer Mark Sisson has photographed puffins over several years, and this book covers the birds' life cycle, behaviour, habitats and the current and future challenges they face, with facts and anecdotes as well. As well as images to capsulate the puffins' charm, there's text written by leading wildlife writer Dominic Couzens. £20 from Foyles.
|Give them Puffin pictures every month in 2020 |
Michael Macgregor captures the life of puffins through the photography in this Puffins Calendar 2020. The calendar has international holidays and the daily grids provide enough space to organise appointments, birthdays and reminders to help you stay on track in 2020. A postal envelope is included with the calendar. For £5.99 from the CalendarClub.co.uk
|What about something to wear? |
This puffin brooch is by Bill Skinner who has created brooches exclusively for the RSPB. They are hand-crafted in Kent and fnished beautifully with enamel and tiny Swarovski crystals. The puffin measures 2 x 3.6 cm. Just £29.99. Waddle away to the RSPB's Online Shop
How about something to decorate the home with, such as a cushion?
Zazzle.co.uk have a number of cushions featuring puffins. There's even a Keep Calm and Hug a Puffin cushion! There are puffin pillows and puffin party pillows as well, plus decorative puffin cushions.
Part of our range of cute, cuddly soft plush toys with authentic bird calls, all you have to do is give this lovely puffin a squeeze and listen to his song. Suitable for ages 3+, this puffin is 13 cm tall. For £8.00 (or, you can buy 2 singing toy birds for £14.00) from the RSPB Online Shop
Here's an activity to do from home - cross stitch a puffin!
Puffin - Cross Stitch Kit from Amazon
Mini Notecard Wallets - 8 Notecards - Puffin Design from Amazon
Puffin Birthday Card from Amazon