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.

Christmas cards from the RSPB Online Shop

If you're looking for Christmas cards with a puffin on them...

Take a look at the RSPB's Online Shop which has a number of delightful Christmas cards featuring a variety of wildlife, as you'd expect, including puffins!  They've got a number of puffin Christmas cards - plus if you buy 2 packs, you can save £1.

Fly away to the RSPB Online Shop here

Adopt a puffin

For those who want to make a difference

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.

You can also adopt a Burhou Puffin from the Channel Island of Alderney and the Alderney Wildlife Trust - it's the only Wildlife Trust in the Channel Islands.  

Nothin' but Puffins

Or enjoy delightful pictures of puffins

Nothin' but Puffins
This hard-back book consists of 64 pictures of puffins at their most amusing, together with witty commentary.   £8.95 from Foyles

Puffin Doorstep

Add extra colour to the home with a puffin 

Puffin Doorstep
This gorgeous puffin has a bright yellow hat and wellies and so is ready for all weathers!  He'll bring cheer to every home.  He's 27.5 cm tall.  You can fly to the RSPB's Online Shop and buy him there for £26.99

Seashore puffin parade mug

Something to enjoy a warm drink from

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! 

You could also look at Emma Bridgewater's "Birds" mugs which feature a Seabirds variety - there are different sizes to choose from.  The Seabirds mug has a range of sea birds on it, including of course the puffin!  Fly away to Emma Bridgewater's site here

Puffins Calendar 2019

A puffins calendar will see them through 2019...

A beautiful picture every month to take them through 2019 will surely delight and cheer any room in the house.  For £5.99 from the CalendarClub.co.uk

The Secret Lives of Puffins 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.
 Puffin Brooch from the RSPB Online Shop 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 

Puffin Cushions from Zazzle

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.   

Head off to Zazzle here to see the range.

 

Here's an activity to do from home - cross stitch a puffin!

Puffin - Cross Stitch Kit from Amazon
For those who enjoy doing cross stitch and who are also puffin and nature lovers, here's a great combination - a Puffin Cross Stitch Kit.  Or, you could do the creating bit for the puffin lover in your life and give your finished version to them!  For £12.84 from Amazon.