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
|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!
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.
Or enjoy delightful pictures of puffins
|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
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.
What about a half pint puffin mug from Emma Bridgewater?
Or drink from a puffins re-usable bottle
Add extra colour to the home with a puffin
Something to enjoy a warm drink from
Seashore puffin parade mug
|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 £29.99. Waddle away to the RSPB's Online Shop
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.