If you’re just hoping to come up with an excellent gift out of thin air, then you might find that you run into difficulties. It’s always much better to have something of a starting point, such as the interests of the person that you’re buying a gift for. You’ll find that a whole world of possibilities opens up once you’ve narrowed down the theme of the gift to something specific. Let’s think about a person who loves nature, for instance. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at a handful of excellent options to get the nature lover in your life. And the good news is that whatever you don’t buy for them for their next birthday/Christmas present, you can get for them the following time you need to buy a present.
For someone who loves nature, there’s nothing better than spending a night in the great outdoors, sleeping under the stars. However, while there’s much to love about camping, it’s true that it’s not always as comfortable as it could be — especially in the UK, where it can be rainy and a little chilly no matter what time of year it is. So why not look at making things a little more bearable? There’s no shortage of excellent items you could buy. You can buy something big, such as a new tent or sleeping bag, or you can get them one of the many outstanding camping supplies that are available. The thing about buying people camping supplies is that you don’t have to worry whether they’ll like it or not. If it’s ingenious and useful, then they won’t just like it — they’ll positively love it.
For the Home
Of course, even if a person would like to spend successive weekends camping outside, the reality is that this isn’t possible. Normal life prevents it from being the case. So if the nature-lover in your life can’t go into the great outdoors, then why not bring the great outdoors to them? In our opinion, not enough people incorporate natural touches to their home, but it can make a big difference to the overall feel of the property. Look at getting items that are more from stone, wood, things like that. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, even drink coasters can be a way to bring the outdoors in.
As well as buying your partner household items, you can look at buying items that are more decorative, such as plants. This is especially recommended if the thing that they like about nature is all the greenery and life. One of the best things about plants is that not only do they look good, but they can also have an impact on a person’s overall wellbeing. Studies have shown that there’s a link between the number of plants in a home and a reduction in the symptoms of depression and anxiety. So you won’t just be getting them something that’s pleasant to look at…you’ll be improving their life in important ways, too.
Plan a Trip
The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on everyone, but we should spare an additional thought for those people who love the outdoors. After all, they’ve had much fewer opportunities to get out into nature this year than they usually would. But there are reasons to be hopeful that next year will be different, that there’ll be more opportunities to head off into nature. So why not look at planning a trip for the nature-lover in your life? After the year that we’ve had, they’ll be itching to travel somewhere beautiful. You could look at the most beautiful places in Europe, or even further afield. A lot of airlines and hotels are offering risk-free bookings at the moment, so you don’t need to worry that the trip will be cancelled due to the virus.
A Slice of the Outdoors
There’s much to love about taking a trip to a beautiful part of the world, but there’s something extra special about owning a beautiful part of the world! While it’s unlikely that you can afford a giant house out in nature, there are other ways to get your own slice of the outdoors. Invest in a plot of land for your partner, and they’ll have the grand title of ‘Lord of Ardmore.’ There’s more to it than just a name, however. In gifting a Celtic Title, you’ll be helping to preserve a nature reserve in Ireland, which they’ll also be able to visit. It’s especially recommended for people with Irish heritage, but any nature-lover will appreciate the gift.
If there’s one thing that nature lovers can never get enough of, it’s clothing for the outdoors. This is because they know just how important it is; there’s no such thing as bad weather, after all, only inappropriate clothing! If their outdoor wardrobe is looking a bit thin or dated, then look at gifting them some new supplies. Because outdoor clothing can vary in quality, it’s best to follow the brands, rather than take any chances. Patagonia and Arc’teryx, for example, are both noted for their quality.
If the aspect of the outdoors they like the most is wildlife, then why not get a gift that’ll bring it to your garden? There are bird feeding boxes and plants that’ll transform your yard into a wonderful wildlife zone — they’ll be sure to love it!
Finally, have a think about filling up their bookshelf with books related to nature. You can’t always go outside, after all, and in any case, there’s a rich history of thoughts and feelings related to the great outdoors that they might enjoy. You can opt for classics, such as Henry David Thoreau’s ‘Walden,’ which is about as passionate about the benefits of nature as it comes. There are plenty of modern books, too. Simply think about the parts of the world they love the most, take a look at what books are available, and hit the buy button.
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