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.
If you're looking for Christmas cards with a puffin on them...
Take a look at the RSPB's Online Shop which has a number of delightful Christmas cards featuring a variety of wildlife, as you'd expect, including Snow Fun, pictured left, which features puffins! They've got a number of puffin Christmas cards. Fly away to the RSPB Online Shop here
|These delightful puffin Christmas cards are from the National Trust for Scotland so you can help the Trust keep Scotland beautiful and help preserve its heritage with your purchase. It comes in a pack of ten cards and inside reads 'Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'. For £4.00 from the National Trust for Scotland|
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!
Or enjoy delightful pictures of puffins
|Give them Puffin pictures every month in 2021 |
Michael Macgregor captures the life of puffins through the photography in this Puffins Calendar 2021. The calendar has international holidays and the daily grids provide enough space to organise appointments, birthdays and reminders to help you stay on track in 2021. A postal envelope is included with the calendar. For £5.99 from the CalendarClub.co.uk
Or drink from a puffins re-usable bottle
Drink from a Puffin Mug by Dunoon (Highland Animal Range)
Add extra colour to the home with a puffin
Something to enjoy a warm drink from
Seashore puffin parade mug
You could also look at Emma Bridgewater's "Birds" mugs which feature a Seabirds variety - there are different sizes to choose from. The Seabirds mug has a range of sea birds on it, including of course the puffin! Fly away to Emma Bridgewater's site here
|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.
Here's an activity to do from home - cross stitch a puffin!
Puffin - Cross Stitch Kit from Amazon
Mini Notecard Wallets - 8 Notecards - Puffin Design from Amazon
Puffin Birthday Card from Amazon