30 FREE Ideas of Delightful Gifts for Bird Lovers and Bird-Watchers

With the holiday season just around the corner, and me being a bird-watching fanatic, I’ve spent some quality time curating a list of 30  ideas of delightful gifts for bird lovers and bird-watchers, so, for those who share my passion.

Maybe you have found yourself in the same situation but my friends and loved ones, are always scratching their heads, wondering, “What on earth do we get this bird-watching fanatic for his special day?”. Now, I get it – those fancy binoculars and high-tech cameras can be a bit on the pricey side, and, sad to say, I haven’t landed any of those dreamy gadgets just yet 🙂

But fear not! There’s a whole world of little treasures that are not fancy, expensive gear. They will still make a birder, like me, happy. These gifts may be small in size, but trust me, they’re big on happiness, bringing a smile to a birder’s face. So, if you’re on the hunt for something thoughtful, cheerful, and wallet-friendly for the bird lover in your life, look no further!

Here are 30 ideas of delightful gifts that will surely bring a smile to the face of any bird lover and bird-watcher. And the best part? Your wallet won’t take a hit to get your hands on these delightful gifts, making them the perfect gift for the budget-conscious bird enthusiast in your life.

#1 Sibley’s Birding Basics: How to Identify Birds

  • Dive into the world of bird identification with this comprehensive guide by David Allen Sibley. Packed with tips and beautiful illustrations, it’s a must-have for any budding bird-watcher.
Sibley's Birding Basics one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

Sibley’s Birding Basics: How to Identify Birds provides a comprehensive guide on initiating one’s journey as a birder. Covering essential topics such as required equipment, optimal birding locations and timings, and crucial aspects to observe when birds are present, the book also delves into fundamental concepts of bird identification. It explores the nuances of variations that may alter a bird’s appearance over time or in diverse environments. It makes it an indispensable resource, and perfect gift for both novice and experienced bird watchers.

Are you looking for a gift for your advanced birder lover? My recommendation is The Sibley Guide to Birds.

#2 National Geographic Bird Migration Puzzle

  • Piece together a stunning avian mosaic with this 1000-piece puzzle featuring vibrant bird illustrations from National Geographic. Perfect for cozy evenings indoors.
National Geographic Bird Migration - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

National Geographic Bird Migration Puzzle tracks the captivating journey of these beautiful birds as they migrate from North to South America and back. This puzzle is a treasure trove of information, offering insights into the migratory patterns of these migrating birds. Also, it details the diverse locations they visit.

#3 Audubon Bird Call

  • Mimic the sounds of birds with this classic Audubon bird call. A fun and interactive way to attract feathered visitors to your backyard. It is a perfect gift for bird lovers who enjoy not only bird-watching but also listening those incredible bird songs.
Audubon Bird Call one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

The Audubon Bird Call stands as a timeless tool for avid bird-watchers. Conceived by Roger Eddy over 60 years ago, this handcrafted device uses birch wood and a cast zinc plug. By twisting the wooden cylinder against the zinc plug, a medley of sounds reminiscent of a songbird’s tweeting is produced. While the call doesn’t replicate specific birdcalls, it emits a generic birdsong universally recognized by most birds. With proper care and periodic rosin re-application from the included capsule, this call is designed to endure a lifetime of birdwatching adventures.

#4 Window Bird Feeder

  • Bring the beauty of birds up close with a transparent window feeder. Watch them dine and delight in their vibrant colors just outside your window.
Window Bird Feeder one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

Whether you’re eager to educate your curious child about nature and birds, aiming to bring tranquility to your parents or grandparents, or simply in search of a unique gift for bird lovers – Window Bird Feeder promises endless hours of wholesome enjoyment for all ages!

There are plenty of types of bird feeders available but you don’t need to buy the most expensive, fanciest feeders. Simpler solutions are often better. Read more about winter bird feeding tips and ideas.

#5 The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

  • A pocket-sized field guide for Eastern North American birds, perfect for on-the-go identification during outdoor adventures.
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

Streamlined yet thorough, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America encompasses 650 bird species, along with regional populations, located east of the Rocky Mountains. Boasting over 4,600 meticulously detailed illustrations, each accompanied by informative captions highlighting key field marks, this guide provides an invaluable resource for bird enthusiasts.

#6 Bird Watching Log Book

  • Encourage bird-watchers to record their sightings, notes, and sketches in this charming logbook, designed to capture the memories of each avian encounter.
Bird Watching Log Book one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

Enhance your bird-watching journey with this meticulously crafted Bird-Watching Log Book. Tailored for passionate birders, this elegantly designed journal offers an ideal space to capture and cherish your sightings and unforgettable moments in the great outdoors. Compact yet sturdy, its size and durable cover make it the ultimate companion for every outdoor adventure.

#7 Birdhouse Building Kit

  • Foster creativity with a DIY birdhouse-building kit. Decorate it together and provide a cozy retreat for local birds.
SparkJump Premium Wooden Bird House Kit one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

SparkJump Premium Wooden Bird House Kit is a kid-friendly, durable, and buildable birdhouse toy and tool accessory. Carefully chosen to ignite imagination, creativity, and learning, each SparkJump gift embodies the thoughtful touch of a small business while helping birds. Create cherished memories with loved ones and rekindle meaningful in-person connections through the gift of SparkJump.

For more tips and ideas to find a perfect gift for your beloved birder, you can read my post about Best Tips and How You Can Help the Birds in Winter.

#8 Celestron Outland X 10×42 Binoculars

  • Enhance the bird-watching experience with these high-quality binoculars from Celestron. Waterproof and durable, they provide a clear and detailed view of feathered friends.
Celestron – Outland X 10x42 Binoculars one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

Experience exceptional visual clarity with multi-coated optics delivering high resolution and contrast, complemented by BaK-4 glass prisms ensuring enhanced color fidelity. Revel in crisp, detailed views of distant subjects. Crafted to endure all weather conditions, the Celestron Outland X 10×42 binoculars are nitrogen-filled and sealed, preventing internal fogging of the lenses for uncompromised performance during rigorous outdoor use.

If you have decided to give binoculars, but don’t know which one to choose, read the post Top 10 Affordable Entry-Level Binoculars for Birdwatching.

#9 Birdsong Identifier

  • Learn to identify different bird songs with this portable Identifier. A fantastic tool for honing your auditory bird-watching skills.
Bird Songs 250 North American Bird one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

Step into the world of North American birds with renowned ornithologist Les Beletsky as your guide. Immerse yourself in the beauty of 250 species, depicted through vivid illustrations. Accompanied by an interactive digital audio player showcasing each bird’s distinctive song could be a perfect gift. Leveraging the extensive collection from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, ‘Bird Songs‘ unveils the most remarkable North American birds, including the rediscovered ivory-billed woodpecker, in a visually stunning and engaging format.

#10 Hummingbird Feeder

  • Attract these tiny, vibrant creatures with a decorative hummingbird feeder. A delightful addition to any garden or balcony.
Hummingbird Feeder one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

This attractive Hummingbird feeder attracts multitudes of hummingbirds to your backyard. 5 flower-shaped feeding ports and perches are arranged in a circular manner for several birds to feed at once.

#11 Vintage Bird Print Scarf

  • Carry the beauty of birds with you wherever you go with a stylish vintage bird print scarf. A fashionable accessory for bird enthusiasts.
Vintage Bird Print Scarf one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

This Vintage Bird Print Scarf has a variety of designs and showcases the brand’s continuous innovation in fashion. It is scattered with color-rich bird motifs and precious petals. It makes it a great gift for art enthusiasts or eclectic dressers.

#12 Bird Watching T-Shirt: “Just Wing It”

  • Showcase your love for birds with a quirky t-shirt featuring the phrase “Just Wing It.” Comfortable and fun for casual outings.
Bird Watching T-Shirt one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

This playful and comfy Bird Watching T-Shirt is not just a piece of clothing. It’s an invitation to approach life with a light-hearted spirit. Let the clever phrase be a reminder to take each bird-watching adventure as it comes, sprinkled with spontaneity and a dash of humor. Crafted for comfort and style, this shirt is a delightful addition to any bird enthusiast’s wardrobe, adding a touch of fun to every outing.

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#13 Hand-Painted Bird Wine Glasses

  • Elevate the drinking experience with these hand-painted wine glasses featuring charming bird motifs. Perfect for a bird-themed dinner party.
Hand-Painted Bird Wine Glasse one of 30 Ideas of Gifts for Bird Lovers

Sip in style with our Hand-Painted Bird Wine Glasses, where artistry meets elegance. Each glass is a unique masterpiece, meticulously hand-painted with charming bird motifs that add a touch of nature to your every toast. These glasses are not just vessels for your favorite wines; they’re a celebration of avian beauty. Elevate your dining experience or surprise a bird-loving friend with these exquisite, one-of-a-kind wine glasses that effortlessly blend art and functionality.

#14 Woodlink Audubon Wrap Around Squirrel Baffle

  • Ensure that bird feeders remain a sanctuary for birds by deterring squirrels with this clever wrap-around baffle.
Squirrel Baffle as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

The 14-inch wrap-around squirrel baffle acts as an effective barrier, thwarting squirrels and small raccoons from accessing your bird feeders. Upon mounting, the baffle forms a protective rounded ‘wall.’ Crafted from textured black powder-coated steel, the durable construction, along with a robust steel coupler, ensures resilience against the elements, guaranteeing lasting protection for your bird feeders. This could be a perfect gift for those bird lovers who care about winter bird feeding.

#15 Birds of the World Coloring Book

  • Unleash your artistic side with a coloring book featuring intricate illustrations of birds from around the world. Relax and add your personal touch to each feathered friend.
Birds of the World Coloring Book as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

Perfect for bird enthusiasts of all ages, this delightful Birds of the World Coloring Book features intricate illustrations showcasing diverse bird species from around the globe. Unleash your creativity as you bring these feathered friends to life with your own palette of vibrant hues. Whether you’re a budding artist or a seasoned colorist, this coloring book promises hours of relaxation and enjoyment, making it a feathered treat for all who appreciate the beauty of birds.

#16 Bird Watching for Kids Kit

  • Nurture a love for bird-watching from a young age with a kid-friendly kit including binoculars, a guidebook, and a bird identification poster.
Kids Backyard Bird Watching Set as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

This Bird Watching for Kids Kit is perfect for the budding birder. Everything you need to identify and watch 20 different species of birds. Includes 4½” x 4½” binoculars (4 x 30 strength), pocket-sized Kid’s Guide to Birds in Your Backyard, and drawstring storage bag.

#17 Vintage Bird Cage Candle Holder

  • Add a touch of vintage charm to any room with a birdcage-inspired candle holder. A unique and decorative gift for bird enthusiasts.
Decorative Candle Holder Birdcage Lantern as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

A Vintage Bird Cage Candle Holder set is more than a decorative piece, it fits pillar candle or battery-operated candle, and you can add other ornaments to the cage, for the garden, fireplace mantle, side table, entryway decoration, table centerpiece and more.

#18 Avian-themed Throw Pillow Covers

  • Spruce up the living space with decorative throw pillow covers featuring elegant bird designs. A subtle nod to the beauty of nature.
Birds Throw Pillow Covers as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

Revitalize your outdoor space with these vintage-inspired Avian-themed Throw Pillow Covers, showcasing a charming farmhouse and country-style bird pattern in vibrant shades of blue and green. Perfectly complementing your sofa, couch, or patio decor, these pillow covers are sure to capture your heart at first glance. Imagine the delightful moments you’ll experience with your family, surrounded by the lovely ambiance of these pillow covers throughout the holiday season.

#19 Sibley Backyard Birding Bingo

  • Combine the joy of bird-watching with the excitement of bingo in this educational and entertaining game for the whole family.
Sibley Backyard Birding Bingo as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

Engage in a vibrant and educational Sibley Backyard Birding Bingo experience with 50 quintessential North American birds, skillfully painted by the renowned birding expert David Sibley. This game is an invitation for both avid bingo players and birdwatching enthusiasts to come together. Revel in the beauty of Sibley’s colorful bird portraits while enjoying a classic game that combines fun and education for birders of all levels.

#20 ChirpyTop Wine Pourer

  • Pour your favorite vintage in style with this whimsical wine pourer that chirps like a bird while pouring. A conversation starter at any gathering.
Bird Liqour Pourer with Bottle Stopper as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

Elevate your wine-pouring experience with this modernly designed wine pourer featuring a vivid and lively bird, exuding a beautiful and atmospheric charm that perfectly showcases your unique taste and noble temperament.

#21 Robin’s Nest or Bird’s Nest Pendant

  • Wear a piece of nature close to your heart with a handmade bird nest necklace. A delicate and meaningful accessory.
Robins Nest or Bird's Nest Pendant as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

Introducing the Robin’s Nest or Bird’s Nest Pendant – handcrafted with care. Four turquoise blue stone ‘eggs’ are intricately wire-wrapped into a nest, skillfully fashioned from non-tarnish silver-plated wire. A pewter bird charm gracefully perches on the nest, tenderly watching over her precious eggs. An ideal gift for mothers, grandmothers, new mothers, or any nature lover, this pendant embodies the beauty of nature in a timeless and thoughtful design.

#22 Personalized Bird Family Print

  • Celebrate family bonds with a personalized bird family print, featuring each family member as a unique bird.
Personalized Bird Family Print as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

This Personalized Bird Family Print is offered as both an art print and a ready-to-hang box-framed canvas. Available in a range of sizes to suit your preferences: XX Large (24 x 34 inches), Extra Large (16 x 24 inches), Large (12 x 16 inches), Medium (8 x 12 inches), and Small (5 x 7 inches). Please note that frames are not included with our print options, providing you the flexibility to choose framing that complements your unique style.

#23 Bird Watching Knee-High Socks

  • Keep cozy during bird-watching expeditions with knee-high socks adorned with adorable bird illustrations.
Bird Watching Knee-High Socks as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

Crafted for comfort and flair, these bird-watching knee-high socks are the perfect accessory for any bird enthusiast. Enjoy every step in these avian-inspired knee-highs that bring a touch of nature to your wardrobe, making them a whimsical and cozy addition to your bird-watching adventures.

#24 Funky Bird Garden Gloves

  • Tend to your garden with flair using these funky and functional bird-themed garden gloves. A practical and stylish gift.
Funky Bird Garden Gloves as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

Add a dash of fun to your gardening routine with our Funky Bird Garden Gloves! These vibrant and playful gloves not only protect your hands but also infuse a sense of whimsy into your gardening experience. The funky bird designs bring a touch of joy to each planting session. These gloves are a stylish and functional gift for any nature-loving gardener. Get ready to cultivate your garden with flair and a pop of personality!

#25 Birding Backpack

  • Stay organized on bird-watching excursions with a specialized backpack equipped with pockets for binoculars, field guides, and snacks.
Birding Backpack as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

This fashionable printed birding backpack is a perfect backpack for daily life. Portable, suitable for work, weekend vacation, travel, birding, camping, hunting, hiking, cycling, and other outdoor activities.

#26 Hand-Blown Glass Hummingbird Feeder

  • Transform your garden into a hummingbird haven with a hand-blown glass feeder that doubles as an artistic outdoor ornament.
hummingbird feeders for outdoors hanging as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

These glass gardens and backyard Hummingbird Feeder not only add aesthetic charm but also serve as functional garden art. It attracts more hummingbirds to your yard. Discover unique hummingbird gifts for women – perfect for bird lovers seeking thoughtful and delightful gift ideas.

#27 Birdcage Tea Infuser

  • Bring a touch of whimsy to tea time with a birdcage tea infuser. A charming and practical gift for bird-loving tea enthusiasts.
Birdcage Tea Infuser as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

This Birdcage Tea Infuser is an easy and customizable way to brew a delightful cup of tea according to your taste preferences.

#28 Birdsong Electronic Alarm Clock

  • Start your day on a cheerful note with an alarm clock that wakes you up to the sweet sounds of birdsong. A gentle and natural wake-up call.
Birdsong Electronic Alarm Clock as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

Experience the essence of nature with the 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Mark Feldstein Birdsong Electronic Alarm Clock. Celebrate each passing hour as it harmoniously announces one of twelve enchanting North American bird songs, adding a touch of serenity and melody to your living space.

#29 Bird Lover’s Puzzle Book

  • Exercise your mind with a puzzle book filled with bird-themed crosswords, word searches, and trivia. A perfect companion for lazy afternoons.
Bird Lover's Puzzle Book as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

In ‘Crossword Puzzles for Bird Lovers A to Z,’ every puzzle is dedicated solely to the captivating world of birds and birdwatching. Immerse yourself in fascinating clues and learn new facts about your feathered friends while enjoying a book filled with diverse and engaging puzzles. No repetition, captivating bird illustrations, and a singular focus make this crossword puzzle book an ideal and delightful gift for any bird lover.

#30 Stained Glass Bird Window Panel

  • Adorn your home with a stunning stained glass window panel featuring intricate bird designs. A timeless and artistic gift for any bird lover.
Stained Glass Bird Window Panel as a perfect delightful gift for bird lovers and birdwatchers

Adorn your space with this stunning Stained Glass Bird Window Panel featuring birds perched on branches. It will capture the essence of spring’s joy. These window decorations not only infuse vitality into any environment but also provide a constant source of warmth and happiness. Delight in the timeless beauty of these pieces. It will allow you to experience the joy of life and the fun of every moment, anytime and anywhere.


Whether your loved one is an experienced bird-watcher or just starting their journey into the world of ornithology, these 30 delightful gifts cater to all levels of bird enthusiasm. Each item adds a touch of avian wonder to everyday life. They will make the joy of bird-watching for bird lovers a year-round celebration.

I would be absolutely over the moon if I could unwrap some of these incredible gifts! The idea of cozying up with bird-themed throw pillow covers or rocking a vintage bird print scarf just fills me with pure joy. The thought of documenting my bird-watching escapades in a logbook or sporting bird-inspired jewelry adds that extra sprinkle of happiness to my birding adventures. These 30 ideas of delightful gifts aren’t just about the items themselves. They feel like a warm hug from friends who truly get my love for our feathery pals. I can’t help but imagine the smiles and happy moments these treasures would bring into my bird-loving world!

Happy gift-giving and birding seasons!

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