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Puffins - great 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.

Adopt a puffin

Adopt a puffin
There are a number of charities you can adopt a puffin from as a gift, including the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.  For £25, you'll help the Trust's work on Skomer and Skokholm Islands.  Click here for information on adoption packs.

 National Trust Farne Island Puffin Scarf, Blue National Trust Farne Island Puffin Scarf, Blue
I've just bought this for my mother's birthday and she was really delighted with it. It's a pretty scarf, and I think she will wear it with any number of items.   The puffins are so sweet, as well, and I like the fact it's raising awareness of puffins as her friends admire it.  For £15.00, and available from the National Trust Online Shop (also you can buy it in green if you want).
Puffin plush soft toy

Puffin plush soft toy
The RSPB have this delightful soft toy for £8.99.  This puffin is super-soft and he measures 20 cm from beak to tail.  A beany bum means he sits nicely.  And there's a swing tag with educational facts about the animal, its food and habitat.  Go to the RSPB Online Shop for more information


Zazzle have lots of lovely puffin greeting cards to choose from Puffin Greeting Cards
If you're looking for a greeting card with a puffin theme, take a look at Zazzle  - they have quite a lot to choose from.  They've also got some lovely puffin postcards.  Some are for birthdays, others are blank, and they even have some ready for Christmas!  Click here to see their range of puffin greeting cards.
Seashore puffin parade mug

Seashore puffin parade mug
The RSPB has a couple of pretty puffin mugs and there's currently an offer on them, too.  (You can buy 2 for £15 or buy one for £8.50.) mugs are made in the UK from delicate, bone china. All are gift boxed, and are dishwasher and microwave safe.  Go to the RSPB Online Shop to take a peek! 

Royal Crown Derby, Puffin paperweight

Royal Crown Derby, Puffin paperweight
A lovely paperweight!  Royal Crown Derby is one of the oldest porcelaine manufacturers, known for its high quality bond tableware & collectables. This could be a special gift for the puffin lover in your life and your gift will support the RSPB in its conservation work as well.  For £154 from the RSPB Online Shop.

 RSPB Spotlight: Puffins from Amazon
An informative, well-illustrated guide to this most appealing of bird species written by Euan Dunn is Head of Marine Policy at the RSPB, who amongst other things has been awarded an MBE for contributions to marine conservation. £9.98.  
An alternative book to look at may be The Secret Lives of Puffins from Amazon  for £16.59.


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