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Unique Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers

Updated on November 27, 2013

Unique Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers - Christmas Gifts For Kids & Adults

I've always loved being outdoors and observing nature. I grew up in the woods (my house the only one in sight) and whenever life got difficult, I went out into the woods or out onto my pond for some peace.

To this day I find peace and happiness outdoors, and I enjoy photographing wild animals and bird watching.

Here's a Christmas wish list for nature lovers like me. Know someone who loves animals, birds, plants, and the outdoors in general? Here are some unique gift ideas for kids and adults who enjoy all of the things this beautiful Earth has to offer.

Photo Credit: I took this squirrel picture with my Canon Powershot SX40 HS

Goats in Trees 2014 Wall Calendar - Funny Gift Idea

Goats in Trees - 2014 Calendar
Goats in Trees - 2014 Calendar

I actually bought this calendar to give to someone in my family this year... The person who's getting this is that hard-to-buy-for kind of person. He's quirky and has a good sense of humor so I hope this will make him laugh just as much as it made me laugh.

If you've never seen a goat in a tree, let me reassure you that goats do climb trees, and this is a real wildlife calendar. Amazing, huh?

 

Hummingbird Table Fan - High Quality Decorative Fan

DecoBREEZE Table Fan Two-Speed Electric Circulating Fan, Hummingbird Figurine Fan
DecoBREEZE Table Fan Two-Speed Electric Circulating Fan, Hummingbird Figurine Fan

This hummingbird shaped fan is 11-inches tall by 6-inches wide.

This may be the most unique gift yet!

 

A Real Mini Aquarium - With Real Live Marine Shrimp!

EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem, Small Sphere
EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem, Small Sphere

I usually don't recommend giving any kind of pet as a gift - but this requires no maintenance at all. No feeding, no water changes. And yet the shrimp are expected to live 2-3 years!

This is small (about 4") so it makes the perfect desk accessory..... I think it's an ideal gift for a nature lover to put on their desk.

 

Unique Circle Peanut Feeder - Attracts Blue Jays, Woodpeckers, and Squirrels

SONGBIRD ESSENTIALS SE6019 Songbird Essentials Whole Peanut Wreath Feeder
SONGBIRD ESSENTIALS SE6019 Songbird Essentials Whole Peanut Wreath Feeder

I've seen some amazing photos of birds and squirrels eating from this peanut wreath! This is ideal for any bird watcher. Both kids and adults will love watching this, and if they are into photography, this is so great because birds and squirrels will likely pose for you on this :)

 

Amazing Camera for Bird Photography - This has 50x Zoom!

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD (Black)
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS 12MP Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD (Black)

This is an advanced point-and-shoot. You can use the auto mode, or you can use custom settings. I have the older model with 35x zoom, and I can see craters on the moon with it! It's almost unbelievable that this new model has 50x optical zoom.

 

Unique Bird House - Looks Like a Vintage Camper (Trailer)

Camper Birdhouse Trailer Bird House Airstream style Rv Home Decor Yard Garden Porch Patio Country
Camper Birdhouse Trailer Bird House Airstream style Rv Home Decor Yard Garden Porch Patio Country

This is a nice retro decor item that serves as a birdhouse too. It's sure neat looking.

 

Mushroom Toadstool House - Beautiful!

Garden Toad House Mart Yard Decor Always Open
Garden Toad House Mart Yard Decor Always Open

One of my loves has always been mushrooms... They are small and come in so many varieties. I've spent many seasons looking for them. Little did I know that gardeners put mushroom houses for toads in their gardens!

I wonder if a toad would really choose to live in this? I don't know, but it would be amazing to find out.

 

Hickory Walking Stick - Natural Wooden Stick with Leather Strap

Brazos Free Form Hickory Walking Stick Trekking Pole, Made in the USA
Brazos Free Form Hickory Walking Stick Trekking Pole, Made in the USA

A walking stick is a good idea for anyone who enjoys walking or hiking in the woods. This one has fabulous reviews and is made in the USA!

 

Beautiful Flower Mugs - These mugs show the flower blossom inside, in the bottom of them!

Konitz Poppy and Sunflower Blossoms Snuggle Mugs, Set of 2
Konitz Poppy and Sunflower Blossoms Snuggle Mugs, Set of 2

These are large (14 oz) coffee or tea mugs... I think the green leaf pattern with red ladybugs would be appreciated by many nature lovers.

 

Ant Farm - Watch Ants Make Tunnels!

Fascinations AntWorks Illuminated Blue
Fascinations AntWorks Illuminated Blue

Have you ever had an ant farm? If you have, then you can probably remember how exciting it is to observe them making tunnels.

If you are going to buy this as a gift, order the ants online so that you will have the ants for your ant farm. There's lots of information in the Amazon reviews about this.

 
Home is the Woods John Muir
Home is the Woods John Muir

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    • mojoCNYartist profile image

      Dan 3 years ago from CNY

      Almost time for Spring!

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      ZenSquid 4 years ago

      Very interesting and nice lens!

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      phillyfan 4 years ago

      great

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is great information, I like them very much. :)

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      ukprowriter 4 years ago

      Nice lens

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      skhdesigns lm 4 years ago

      Great lens. Will definitely be checking out the camera you mentioned!

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      Niagara Ghosts 4 years ago

      I love your lens and nature! I bought an ant farm for my grandson last year. I think I had the most fun with it:-)

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      fionaagee42 4 years ago

      I always wanted an aquarium.. Well it seems there are different alternatives here.. Nice lens :)

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      getupandgrow 4 years ago

      Goats in trees! Absolutely amazing-I think I really have, "seen it all" now. Many thanks for a great lens.

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      Amystuwart 4 years ago

      Can't wait for spring

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Great ideas for nature lover gifts. I really like that circle feeder and enchanted hummingbird mug (along with other whimsical gifts like those goats in the trees). Nicely done!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Clever lens. Pretty profitable I'd guess. Good info. Love the vintage trailer bird house thing. GREAT JOB. :)

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      Benjamynn 4 years ago

      The camera is a good idea. I never thought of a camera. Great lens, Happy holidays!

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      The marine shrimp are really neat!

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      nifwlseirff 4 years ago

      The mushroom toad/frog house is adorable, and the peanut wreath would be an instant buy, if I had my own garden!

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      guitaristguild 4 years ago

      Great read, thanks for posting it.

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I love that mushroom toad stool. Very cute.

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      grannysage 4 years ago

      What great ideas. My daughter would love the camera and she loves to take nature and animal pictures. The hickory walking sticks are rather heavy for someone like me but my husband and I have sassafras sticks that are just right. We live in an RV so the RV bird house is a hoot. Nice selection.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I've always found peace in nature as well. Wonderful and unique gift ideas for nature lovers here! Angel Blessings. :)

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      AshleysCorner 4 years ago

      Very nice. Lots of great ideas for gifts!

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      full of excellent ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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      KatPalmer LM 4 years ago

      Great ideas! Another idea for nature lovers is a donation to a favourite nature loving cause such as Nature Conservancy or World Wildlife Fund. This way nature lovers will continue to have something to love!

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      Tom 4 years ago

      Lots of great gift ideas. I'd like to get some things for myself too!

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      FCM 4 years ago from USA

      love this topic. Go bugs!

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      olmpal 4 years ago

      Love these gift ideas for nature lovers! My favorite is the aquarium!

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      seosmm 4 years ago

      Beautiful gifts and great ideas!

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Awesome ;) Blessed by another Squidangel!

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      nettlemere lm 4 years ago

      I definitely want that camera on my Christmas list!

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      ae dc 4 years ago

      love these gifts. i believe there's a nature-lover inside of everyone of us :-)

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Very fun gift ideas - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      nileshg 4 years ago

      Just awesome.. : )

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      Fabulous ideas here!!

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      Margot_C 4 years ago

      I saw several items that caught my eye, like the ladybug mugs and the air stream bird house. Very cute. Thanks for the lens, it was great.

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      ladyyummy 4 years ago

      The peanut wreath squirrel feeder looks awesome! I'm a squirrel watcher & I feed them seeds. ;)

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      BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Having a squirrel as the intro photo cracked me up. Would be pretty funny to give one as a gift. ;) Just kidding. Probably not very pleasant for the squirrel or the recipient. You've got a lot of fun nature stuff on here.

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      Avi Wolfson 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I like these gifts, thanks for sharing!