So many great suggestions… so little time! The elves got caught up with the “holidaze”, busy-busy crunching out fantastic gifts birds love! That’s basically where our other 22 gift ideas went, it’s been all hands on-deck!
As far as getting it there by Christmas without spending a fortune on expedited shipping? We’ve got this one figured out!
You can send an awesome copper bird feeder or house (with free shipping-as always). The recipient will receive a special package by the 24th, that’s sent Express Mail. It contains a few goodies for the birds, and a hand-written note letting them know something very special is on its way! Since there’s some info enclosed about the house or feeder, they pretty much know it’s one or the other… but they don’t know just how nice it actually is. Definitely a fun gift that piques curiosity!
Aside from the traditional gazebo styles, there’s large capacity hoppers for the extreme birder. These newer designs accommodate 10, even 20 lbs. of seed, and offer post-mounted and hanging versions as well. Because all of our copper feeders and birdhouses are constructed (in the USA) of durable vinyl/PVC, they last a lifetime, and cleaning is as simple as using the garden hose with a forceful spray.
No flanges or parts required for mounting, installation is simple with the attached mounting collar. It slides right on a standard 4×4 wood post, and the decorative brackets are included too. Both are vinyl to ensure there’s no deterioration. Even the finials are composite resin. The coolest thing is that these look like wood- you can’t tell the difference, and oh yeah… and birds love them too!
But this pre-gift package must ship by Monday, 12:00 pm, EST. It’s really the last call for an on-time Christmas delivery without wasting money on expedited ship services!
What gardener or birding enthusiast doesn’t adore butterflies? If they’re fairly new to either hobby, the first point of concern is habitat, even if they happen to be seasoned vets… habitat is always key in luring any winged wonders to the garden!
Food, water and shelter simply equal habitat, not too complicated at all. When landscaping a new home, or enhancing existing gardens, native plants are always the best choice, for wildlife and the home-owner. As food sources and as shelter, they’re more likely to thrive in local soils. Nectar-producing flowers (including many of the showy annuals) are really butterfly feeders themselves.
Butterfly houses? Although they make for stunning garden accents with an almost magical appeal… we’re not convinced butterflies actually use them! But another cool butterfly feeder is hand-blown and home grown right here in Georgia. On a tall stake, these large glass flowers offer versatility for feeding nectar as well. Birds will use them as sippers with fresh water, and even suet or jelly for migratory friends works great! Best of all, these are lovely in the garden whether butterflies are present or not!
Creating those spaces for butterflies with water and places to “warm in the sun” is the absolute equivalent to visiting the spa! Leaf misters are a major attraction, and birds love them too! Puddlers are perfect as feeders using over ripe fruit or the secret sauce recipe on the tag accompanying them. As an inviting bath for butterflies, they’re simple to use.
Handcrafted weather-proof stoneware, the decorative plaque-like puddlers are safe in the garden year-round, adding a nice touch even when flying jewels are absent. A great gift for any nature buff, ours come with a book on butterfly gardening for ideas and inspiration on creating the ultimate habitat!