It’s that time of the year, when I get to share some ideas for smashing presents for nature-loving children. I hope it helps to give you some ideas for nature-inspired gifts.
We are a diverse bunch here at Raising Little Shoots, with readers from around the globe. Please note that some of the selections may not be available world-wide.
Fox table lamp from John Lewis
Perfect for a child’s room, this beautiful Red Fox Wall Hanging is made from reclaimed wood by Pine Needles and Pins.
Be still my beating heart! Fairy House Kit by GypsyRaku
Brittany has very kindly offered a 10% off coupon to you for anything in her Esty shop: GYPSYBLOGGER10
A lovely sandpit, many of which can be purchased with covers to keep the sand in good, clean condition.
A bug hotel from FlotsamJetsamCrafts
A beautiful stocking present, this Allens Hummingbird enamel pin is from The Knothole Tree
Bushcraft Knife Choice for Children and Young People by Barry Smith. This is a smashing article on choosing the correct knife.
Handmade Curly Maple pen or pencil for your child’s nature journal by Exquisite Ink
Their own quality tools encourage children to be diligent in their work. Gardening equipment from Myriad Online
Depending on your climate, you could give your child their very own fruit tree! Here is some information to help you
And perhaps the ultimate gift: Their own greenhouse!
Woodland Play Set by Happy Nature Kid
This is a real favourite! The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer
The beautifully illustrated Bug Bingo
For your wee one who loves to pretend: Giraffe Ears Headband and Giraffe Tail Set by oKidz
Stilts by Myriad Online
Inspiration for hours of creative play! Tree Blocks Forest Friends by Treemagination
Skipping rope from woodforgeuk
A tent and the promise of an adventure! The family tent buying guide.
2018 Guide to the Night Sky: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland We have used these books for several years. Highly recommended.
The 5 Best Telescopes for Kids – super article to help you chose your child’s first telescope.
Bring the night sky into your home by shining a flashlight through these coins towards your walls or ceiling. Wooden Constellation Coins by From Jennifer
Annual Pass for a local aquarium.
Riding lessons. Here is good advice on choosing a place to learn.
Red light torch for watching wildlife at night time
Audubon Bird Caller Necklace from Lil Bellies
Why not combine the bird caller with this gorgeous book of North American birds? My Book Of Birds
And perhaps this beautiful birding journal from Tanglewood Hollow
I do hope that this list gives you some inspiration for Christmas gifts for your wee nature sprites.
Happy exploring and a Merry Christmas!