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.
Support the RSPB with your gift and help them protect birds and other wildlife
Royal Crown Derby, Puffin paperweight A lovely paperweight! Royal Crown Derby is one of the oldest porcelaine manufacturers, known for its high quality bond tableware & collectables. This could be a special gift for the puffin lover in your life and your gift will support the RSPB in its conservation work as well. For £165 from the RSPB Online Shop.
Take them on an inspirational journey
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock The amazing story of a young ornithologist who reintroduced puffins where none had been seen for a century, and the story of how this much loved seabird was restored to long-abandoned nesting colonies off the Main Coast. This is a very exciting project: the project has restored over 1,000 pairs of puffins to three Maine islands and what's more, the techniques developed during the project have helped to restore rare and endangered seabirds around the world. for £15.99. Find out more from Foyles
What about something cuddly for younger nature lovers or people who love to have something special to enjoy in their home?
Give them the chance to discover more about puffins
The Secret Lives of Puffins Mark Sisson is an award-winning wildlife photographer. He has spent several years photographing puffins and this new book combines images that captures their gorgeous charm with text written by leading wildlife writer Dominic Couzens. The book covers topics such as the birds' life style cycle, behaviour, habitats and the current and future challenges that they face so there's lots of information in it. For £20 from the RSPB
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.