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
The artist is Emily Rose Dixon, and the cards are 14cm by 14cm. The message inside reads "With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year" and the cards are made from sustainably sourced paper and card. They are packaged in a home-compostable bag, and the cards are recyclable, too. They are £5 for a pack of 10 from the RSPB, but there's an offer on Christmas cards until 24 December 2022 (subject to availability) - you can save £1 when you buy two packs of Christmas cards! See their range of Christmas cards here.
Or enjoy delightful pictures of puffins
Internationally renowned photographer Kevin Morgans celebrates the iconic Atlantic puffin and its place in the ecology of the British Isles. The puffin must surely be the best loved and most recognisable of all Britain's seabirds, and Morgans documents their lives and relationship with Britain's windswept coast in this book in a series of incredible images. It's available from Hive.co.uk for £22.99 (instead of £29.99)
| ||Give them Puffin pictures every month in 2024 |
Michael Macgregor captures the life of puffins through the photography in this Puffins Calendar 2024. 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 £7.99 from the CalendarClub.co.uk
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 £4.76 (on offer) from Ethical Superstore
How about a soft toy puffin?
What about a half pint puffin mug from Emma Bridgewater?
A pair of puffins mounted art print.
This is a beautiful print, a pair of puffins mounted art print. The print is 12" x 16'' and it's mounted and unframed. It's been produced and delivered by STDAVIDS.WALES which is a people over profit company. For £50.00. Take a look and find out more from the RSPB.
Add extra colour to the home with a puffin
|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.
|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 £32.00.. Waddle away to the RSPB's Online Shop