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Lovebirds: Best Valentine’s Day Gifts from the RSPB
Valentine's Day has come around again and it is time to show that special someone that you care. No matter how special your person is to you, sometimes it is difficult to get them a gift that fully encapsulates just how much you adore them.
But fear not, the RSPB Shop has put together a loveable list of gifts and cards to help you capture the heart of your valentine. All while giving an additional gift to nature by helping to fund their conservation efforts. Two gifts are always better than one - or so they say!
Kissing hares ornament - £18
You’ll be sure to put a spring in the step of your valentine with this stunning kissing hares ornament. This bronze effect trinket fits a variety of interior styles so you can be sure that it will look fantastic in your darling’s home. Plus, it also comes gift-wrapped so all the hard work is already done!
RSPB Puffins cushion - £20
Did you know that these brightly beaked birds mate for life and can stay together for upwards of 20 years?! What better way to celebrate your love than with the relationship pros that are puffins. This adorable coral cushion comes with a fully removable, 100% cotton cover that is machine washable. So your commemorative cushion will stand the test of time - much like a puffin couple’s union.
Singing soft toys - £9
Does your loved one have a high regard for robins or a soft spot for sparrows or even a fondness for falcons? Whatever their favourite bird is, the RSPB Shop has a variety of soft toys that are not only cuddly and cute but are a realistic depiction of their avian counterparts. Plus they sing authentic bird calls – or lovesongs if you will. All you have to do is give them a loving squeeze (and maybe give your valentine one too).
A great gift for someone who enjoys a spot of relaxation is this bird-watching coffee break hamper from RSPB. This hamper will set your valentine up with everything they need to enjoy the beauty of birds from the comfort of their own garden. Or perhaps this gift could be the key to your Valentine’s Day date activity as you and your loved one can enjoy a crisp winter morning watching the birds together.
The hamper contains:
A ceramic robin feeder
Dried mealworms 100g
RSPB Buggy nibbles 1kg
RSPB Medium roast organic coffee
RSPB garden bird mug
RSPB Bag for good made from sustainable jute
You can give the traditional bunch of valentines day flowers an eco-friendly reboot in the form of these wildflower seeds and an accompanying bee biome. If your partner is an avid gardener or an eco-conscious person, this gift will be perfect for their proclivities. The bee biome is made using FSC-certified timber. Thereby making it a sustainable home for our pollinators-in-chief. This gift will keep on giving as the wildflower seeds are a mix of pretty annual flowers, surpassing the one-time bouquet with a floral arrangement that appears year after year.
Presents made by hand often give an extra sense of care and originality. If you think these are qualities that your love will appreciate, then this hanging bird table might be the ideal choice. This little house is handmade in Lincolnshire and is made from FSC-certified wood for that environmental yet elegant touch. It also has an easy-to-clean platform so you can give the gift of ease and bird-watching enjoyment.
RSPB Love birds doormat - £46
Keeping muddy feet and paws off of clean floors is a blessing unto itself, but you can inject a little love into the equation with this cotton doormat. Six adorable sparrows spell love on this a-door-able mat which traps up to 95% of dirt, dust and mud and can absorb up to three times its weight in water. Perfect for the unpredictable
Echoes ceramic bird bath - £40
Give the gift of poetry to a scholarly valentine with this lovely glazed ceramic bird bath. It is lovingly inscribed with the first stanza of William Blake's poem 'Auguries of Innocence' around the edge, reading:
“To see a world in a grain of sand, And heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.”
High-fired, frost resistant, durable and sturdy, it is wonderfully ornamental but totally functional. Moreover, rippled, graduated depth makes it safe for birds and a pretty addition to your valentine’s garden.
Peace and love are often placed together in many beautiful and warm-hearted sentiments. Consequently, if you are feeling particularly sentimental this February 14th give your loved one some peace with this decadent bath and candle set, complete with a candle made from natural coconut wax and 100ml of Restore bath oil. The lush woodland scent of juniper and cypress will calm and restore even the busiest and most stressed-out individual. All while helping out the environment that the set draws inspiration from. A true win-win situation!
What says Valentine’s Day more than a good box of chocolate? And this box of chocolate is good in every sense of the word. The Booja Booja truffle box is a multi-award-winning selection of organic, dairy-free chocolate truffles – perfect for any vegan valentines!
Additionally, these handmade bites of indulgence come in five exquisite taste adventures that your loved one is sure to enjoy: almond salted caramel, hazelnut crunch, stem ginger, rhubarb and vanilla fool, and around
As for Valentine’s Day cards from secret admirers…
Tweethearts robin Valentine's Day card - £3
Lovebirds should flock to this cute card and its depiction of romantic robins. This joy-inducing Valentine’s Day card is blank on the inside to allow you to celebrate the uniqueness of your love in your own words.
Owls are a bird that exhibits courtship behaviour in order to win over their partners. If you wish to do the same, this card will be a step in the right direction. The inside message reads “With all my love”, but allows plenty of space to embellish the heartfelt message. And if that isn’t enough to win your valentine’s heart, then the adorable owls will certainly do the trick.
How will you treat your valentine this year?