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.

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.  

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!
RSPB Free as a bird puffin head mug

Time for a drink!

This is the RSPB Free as a bird puffin head mug - I love the beak!  It's 10cm tall - you can only hand wash it, it doesn't like dishwashers, but this mug is a cheerful addition to any kitchen!  Support conservation with your purchase!  £11.99 from the RSPB Shop.

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

Michael MacGregor Puffins Calendar 2022 is available from the CalendarClub.co.uk Give them Puffin pictures every month in 2022

Michael Macgregor captures the life  of puffins through the photography in this Puffins Calendar 2022.  The photography is absolutely stunning and the puffins themselves are just gorgeous!  A calendar like this will add lots of cheer to any room in the house! It has a month to view, and starts in January.  For £6.99 from the CalendarClub.co.uk
Doris & Dude Teal Puffin Bamboo Socks - UK7-11

Doris & Dude Teal Puffin Bamboo Socks - UK7-11

These socks are made from a sustainable, super soft blend of bamboo viscose, organic cotton, recycled polyester and elastane.  They are naturally anti-bacterial and are kind to the feet and also the planet! For £6.95 from Ethical Superstore

This soft toy puffin is from Living Nature

How about a soft toy puffin?

This soft toy puffin is from Living Nature

The puffin is 12 cm high or 18 cm high, depending on whether you want a small or large puffin, and the puffin is suitable for all ages!  A carry case and an owner's manual is included.  From £11.99 from Living Nature.

Birds Puffin  1/2 Pint Mug from Emma Bridgewater


What about a half pint puffin mug from Emma Bridgewater?

Emma Bridgewater's collection of animal mugs include this one, a Birds Puffin Half Pint Mug for £19.95.  Made of English Earthenware, it's a lovely gift for anyone who adores puffins!   Fly off to Emma Bridgewater's website here. 

Re-usable bottle, Puffins

Or drink from a puffins re-usable bottle

This is a Re-usable bottle, Puffins with a beautiful picture of puffins, designed by artist Elizabeth Grant.   It has a triple-layer construction to keep hot things hot and cold things cold.  It also has a secure screw top, and is packaged in a protective box.  For £24.99 from the RSPB  

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! 

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.