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6 Gift Ideas For An Animal Lover

December 6 - Michael Treeves

People love giving presents, but many hate choosing presents.
We're here to try and make that process slightly easier!

A collage of gift ideas including a vip experience, parrot lamp, owl chocolates, a bug hotel, a tiny fox necklance and an elephant cutlery drainer

1. Animal Chocolates (£5-£12)

What kind of gift list would it be if we didn’t include some kind of chocolate? Zoos have been closed for the majority of the year, but you can still get your zoo animal fix with these chocolates from Choconchoc.co.uk.
Alternatively for an owl lover, these chocolate owls from Bettys are adorable, so adorable that you may decide to show them off on your mantelpiece rather than eating them. What am I saying?! Just eat them, they’re delicious!
Check out the owl chocolates at Betty's here.

A rainbow made out of leaves and stuck on card
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." - Martin Buber

2. Animal Jar Necklaces/Ornaments (£16-£25)

This idea from etsy seller MythOfTheWild is beautifully unique.
These super cute animal-in-a-jar necklaces and ornaments offer guaranteed smiles, and you’d be doing the great thing of supporting a local shop.
Check out the Etsy shop here.

A shopping page for cute animals in jar necklaces
"Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem." - A.A. Milne

3. Elephant Cutlery Drainer (£10-£15)

Looking for a cheap and cheerful gift that you can be sure will get plenty of use and add some character to the kitchen?
This fantastic little elephant can be used as a cutlery drainer, a toothbrush holder, or even a pen holder!
You can find this item on Amazon here.

An elephant-shaped cutlery drainer
"Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do." - Gregory Maguire

4. Parrot Lamp (£165)

So this one definitely doesn’t fit the “budget” category, but if your budget can stretch, Graham & Green offer this resin parrot lamp which is truly stunning and will certainly add a touch of class to your home.
Check it out on the G&G website here.

A table lamp in the shape of a parrott
"Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake." - Rachel Carson

5. Insect Hotel (£10-£30, or build one yourself!)

Become friends with bugs and learn about nature with a fascinating insect hotel. It provides an ecological shelter where bees, butterflies, ladybirds and other pollinator insects can nest and hibernate, without disturbing the natural order of things.
Great for the environment and entertaining too!
There are plenty to choose from on Amazon UK here.
Fancy building one yourself? It’s really not that hard!
The RSPB website has a great guide here.

A bug hotel surrounded by green shrubbery
"All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it." - Samuel Butler

6. Animal Experience (£125)

What better gift to give an animal lover than a chance to handle an animal of their choice and learn all there is to know?
At Exotic Explorers, we are now operating our personal experiences again, with PPE and hand sanitising in place of course!
Choose from our Birds of Prey, Parrots, Snakes, Lizards, Skunks, Hedgehogs and loads more.
Our highly experienced keepers will ensure you have an experience you'll never forget.
Find out more information here.
We can also offer cheaper gifts, including Virtual Experiences, Animal Adoptions and Gift Vouchers. If any of these interest you,
Check out our Gifts page here.

A covid-compliant personal encounter with a skunk

We hope this list has helped you with your decision making.
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