If you are looking for a gift for a friend who prefers to go hiking over watching a movie, loves camping under the stars or who enjoys wildlife, you can add to her delight with some of these specially-picked gifts that will raise a smile on her face. If you’re looking for a present for your special woman, whether you’re just dating, engaged, married or in the throes of a passionate romance, Eternity Rose has some great ideas. We even have gift ideas for women who love nature, but are more of a homebody, enjoying nature closer to home from adopting their favourite animal to a picnic set for a sunny day out in the local park.
Adopt an animal
The perfect gift for someone who loves animals and may not wish another material gift, adopting an animal at their favourite zoo or adopting a pet being trained for a charity they support, such as hearing dogs for the deaf or guide dogs for the blind makes a great gift. Adopting a threatened species is a particularly wonderful present for wildlife enthusiasts. The number of threatened species in need of conservation are many, including okapi, red pandas, hammerhead sharks, and cougars, so there is something for everyone. Whether a lady loves marine or land animals, you can meet whatever expectations she may have.
In keeping with the slogan of “Think Global, Act Local”, consider supporting a local charity who would really value your support. There are also national and international conservation organisations, some focusing on just one animal or like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) working to save many endangered species.
For a woman who lovеs sports (whether it is water sports, skiing), or just being in the open, it is more than likely that there is a new season style that she will love. This can be anything from high-performance wool ski socks to quality outdoor clothing that will keep her both looking good and feeling good whatever the weather, or the physical activity. Women who love nature don’t have to endure the elements, it’s good to feel comfortable too.
There are companies that create great clothing products that fund sustainable poverty relief, move people to do good, and inspire adventure. Other companies offer membership with great perks as well as a lifetime guarantee. Outdoor clothing doesn’t have to be for high days and holidays, there are many brands that transition from city to mountain and back again.
For the lady who loves camping and already has the main kit, a pair of binoculars that easily fit into carry-on luggage would be a great addition when being outdoors. Find a pair that is dust-proof, shockproof and rubber coated and suitable for use both indoors and out, so that whilst they can use them on vacation, they can be used at home for watching the local birdlife and other wildlife.
A fun present is a pack of glow-in-the-dark playing cards means that you can play cards at night without having to use any additional light. These are also great to use at home in the evening when you want to play cards on the patio.
You might want to update her mess kit from her early backpacking days or give her a lightweight mess kit, so she can start to rustle up some good food in the great outdoors without carrying a mix of different things that take up space. An environmentally friendly mess kit will include cutlery, mini stove with the ignition, aluminium non-stick pot with cover, a frying pan, a couple of bowls, a loofah sponge, carabiner, nylon bag, and fire starter.
Having a picnic backpack means that you can stop anywhere to eat, without having to search for a café or retreat indoors. A picnic backpack usually comes with an insulated cooler compartment, a blanket, two sets of cutleries, dinner places, plastic drinking glasses which can be tumblers or wine glasses, washable cotton napkins, salt and pepper shakers, a cheese knife, plastic chopping board and a corkscrew with bottle opener.
You could also consider a portable BBQ that folds up. These compact kits are actually bigger than you anticipate and can start without the need for matches or a lighter. Some come with accessories, including a clip-on insulated side water/wine bottle holder which can be removed. These are perfect for tailgate parties, remote campsite, and roadside rest stops.
Caring for wildlife
Not every woman is able to trek the great outdoors, so a bird table is a great way to encourage nature into your garden. Even for those that do not have a garden, a window-mount bird feeder can help everyone get up close and personal with local birdlife. A window-mount bird feeder is perfect for those who have cats or who have squirrels visit the garden, as the birds are completely safe from both.
Flowers are always a lovely gift idea for women, but instead of some stem roses that won’t last much longer than a week in a vase consider gifting a flowering shrub or another plant that is attractive to wildlife, providing the perfect habitat for them to flourish. Another suggestion is to put up a nest box suitable for the birds in the local area, so you can watch the families grow.