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50 Best Gifts for Bird Lovers
If you have an avid birdwatcher in your life, you probably want to give them something special! This list of ideas for gifts for bird lovers includes many unique, fun, and practical options for all holidays and occasions, including birthdays, Christmas, graduations, retirements, and more. Many can easily be purchased on Amazon, but you might also be inspired to make your own!
Practical Gifts for Any Bird Lover
These gifts are something any bird lover can appreciate.
#1. Bird Feeder
If you know what feeder types your birder already has, you can purchase additional feeders (here’s a guide to the best feeder options for different needs and bird types.) You can even go the extra mile and get them a smart feeder, a fairly new twist on bird feeders with a built-in camera that allows them to see their visitors even when they’re not looking outside.
#2. Bird Food
If you know what type of seed mix or suet your birder uses, you can purchase some to keep up their supply. (Here’s a list of what different birds eat in winter to get started.) Wagner’s Greatest Variety is an ideal choice for attracting many birds.
#3. Bird Bath
A bird bath makes another great gift for bird lovers. It’s always fun watching birds drink and bathe themselves in the water.
If your birder already has a bird bath, a deicer can allow them to use it through the winter.
A birdhouse makes a great gift for any bird lover, since you can’t really have too many! There are plenty of types to choose from, including unique options like a hummingbird house or even a birdhouse kit for crafty bird enthusiasts.
#5. Birdwatching Journal
Bird lovers use birdwatching journals to record the birds they see, along with when and where they’ve spotted them. This can be an excellent gift for someone who recently started birding, as it will be treasured for years to come.
Binoculars make it easier to spot birds that are far away.
#7. Spotting Scope
Like a cross between binoculars and a telescope, a spotting scope works well for seeing birds that are farther away.
#8. Bird Call Whistle
A bird call whistle can draw birds closer, allowing a birdwatcher to potentially see or hear an elusive species.
#9. Bird Identification Book
A new birder can greatly benefit from a North American bird field guide. Even if your birder has a general field guide already, it’s helpful to have an area-specific one to speed up the identification process. (Here’s one for the northeast!)
#10. Bird-friendly Plants
Seeds, shrubs, and young trees that birds like make a wonderful gift for bird watchers. Sunflowers and pollinator favorites make great choices, but so do many wildflower seed mixes. Here’s a list of many options.
Bird-themed Entertainment Gifts
#11. Bird Puzzle
If your birder also loves working on puzzles, a bird-themed puzzle makes a great gift.
#12. Birding Magazine Subscription
There are many options to choose from, but my personal favorite is Birds & Blooms.
#13. Books About Birding
#14. Bird-themed Games
#15. Bird Activity Books
#16. Bird-themed Stationery
#17. Bird-themed Baked Goods
If you like to bake, homemade bird-themed snacks and desserts can make great gifts for bird lovers. Bird’s nest cookies, birdseed brittle, and even something as simple as chocolate covered strawberry birds make special treats for bird watchers.
#18. Bird Call CDs and Records
A CD or vinyl record with bird songs and identification tips makes a great gift for elderly birders, children, or anyone else who doesn’t have regular access to the internet.
#19. Bird Watching DVDs
Similarly, DVDs with documentaries about bird behavior and habitats can make great gifts for someone who doesn’t use streaming services.
Decorative Bird Gifts
Many bird lovers enjoy decorating their homes with avian-inspired pieces. Here are some fun gift ideas for them:
#20. Bird Artwork
Art pieces with bird themes can make a great gift at any time, but they work especially well for something like a housewarming.
#21. Bird Calendar
#22. Bird Mug
Your bird watcher can enjoy the birds on their mug every time they have a hot drink. This mug even changes colors!
#23. Bird-themed Doormat
This doormat with a bird design can welcome your bird lover home each day.
#24. Bird-inspired Blankets
Bird blankets make great cozy gifts.
#25. Bird Hand Towels
These bird-themed hand towels can brighten your bird lover’s kitchen or bathroom.
#26. Bird Chimes
Bird chimes make another excellent gift. You can get traditional versions, or try solar powered chimes that can be used indoors near a window!
#27. Bird Ornament
Ornaments can make a great gift to commemorate a recent birding trip or a unique sighting.
#28. Bird-themed Candles
Decorative candles with bird themes make great gifts for bird lovers! And if you get flameless ones, they won’t melt away.
#29. Bird Jewelry Rack
A bird-themed jewelry rack is a wonderful present for a jewelry-loving birder.
#30. Bird-themed Coasters
Coasters with bird illustrations protect tables and other surfaces with style.
#31. Bird Clock
A timeless classic for bird lovers! The best ones have a different bird’s song each hour.
#32. Bird Planters
Birders who keep small indoor plants like succulents may enjoy bird-shaped planters.
#33. Bird Whirligig
Bird watchers who love accessorizing outside may enjoy a bird-themed whirligig that spins in the breeze.
#34. Bird-themed Cookie Jar
A beautiful bird house cookie jar can be perfect for a bird lover’s kitchen.
#35. Bird-shaped Cookie Cutters
Similarly, a birder who loves baking can have fun using bird-shaped cookie cutters to make treats!
Bird-themed Clothes and Accessories
Some bird lovers like to wear practical birding clothes or accessorize their outfits with bird-themed pieces! Here are a few options:
#36. Birdwatching Hat
A wide-brimmed sun hat offers sun protection during birdwatching outings.
#37. Birdwatching Vest
A vest with multiple pockets can be helpful for a birder when carrying birdwatching essentials.
#38. Hummingbird Feeding Attire
#39. Bird Apron
If your bird lover likes to wear an apron while cooking, consider getting them a bird one.
#40. Bird-themed Scarf
A scarf with a bird pattern makes a stylish accessory.
#41. Bird-themed Phone Case
No matter what type of cell phone your bird lover has, you can most likely find a phone case with bird illustrations in a style for them.
#42. Bird-themed Jewelry
If your bird lover enjoys wearing jewelry, consider getting them a bird-themed necklace or earrings.
#43. Bird Shirts
Sweaters with bird illustrations tend to be favorited by older bird enthusiasts, while younger ones may enjoy shirts with unique designs or humorous graphics.
#44. Bird Watching Tote
A tote bag with a bird-themed design makes a simple and practical gift.
#45. Bird-themed Socks
Bird socks make a fun and cozy gift for any bird lover.
Birding Experiences and Membership Gifts
Some bird lovers may prefer an experience or group membership over tangible gifts. Here are a few ideas:
#46. Bird Watching Experience
Research bird watching excursions where your birder lives or consider purchasing one for a vacation or day trip. There are dedicated websites for both New England and New York City, to name just a couple.
#47. Audubon Society Membership
If you donate money on your birder’s behalf, they can become a member of the Audubon Society and get access to many national and regional birding resources, along with a chance to join a local bird-loving community.
#48. American Birding Association Membership
The American Birding Association offers a magazine and forum for members. This could be a great option for a birder who often lacks access to fellow bird lovers.
#49. American Bird Conservancy Membership
Similar to the others listed, an American Bird Conservancy membership offers a magazine and special event access for your birder.
#50. Gift Card to Birding Store
If you don’t know what to give your birder, a gift card to a birding-specific retailer can work well. Shops like Bird Collective have a number of bird-themed items for sale while also supporting bird and nature conservation.
No matter what the birder in your life prefers, you should now have some inspiration for any interests or budget. Moms, dads, grandparents, friends, and coworkers can all enjoy many of these options. Happy gifting!