Seasons tweetings: give a nature-friendly gift this year

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Gift inspiration for buying for yourself or the wildlife lover in your life. Not just nature-themed, many of these present ideas give back to conservation too, which means you’ll surely end up on Santa’s nice list. 

A wrapped gift.
A predator free NZ Christmas. Image credit: Supplied

Predator Free New Zealand cap

A black cap.
The Predator Free NZ Trust black cap. Image credit: PFNZ

Pick up the peak of fashion with our newly released cap to keep the sun out of your eyes as you set new traps around your compost bin or walk your trap lines over the summer break. Only $40 (including shipping). Purchase before 17 December to make sure it arrives before Christmas. 


For the giftees who crave something they can use to make a difference – go no further than a backyard trap. Not the sexiest of gifts, sure, but it’s an investment in a future bird-friendly backyard. Buy a Victor rat trap and tunnel for $30 (plus shipping) from our store. Purchase before 17 December to make sure it arrives before Christmas. 

A trap and tunnel placed next to a stone wall.
A smartly-placed trap will deal with a rat. Image credit: PFNZ


A painting of the hura te ao gecko
Hura te ao gecko. Image credit: Erin Forsyth

A piece of unique artwork is a great gift for the person who has everything.

These beautifully illustrated posters by Erin Forsyth feature native wildlife that will dress up any wall. Purchase a bird and lizard poster for $50 (including shipping) before 17 December to ensure it arrives before Christmas. This Bugs of Aotearoa poster by Lily Duval celebrates some quirky and colourful insects and spiders – and it’s only $25 plus shipping.

Earlier this year, we caught up with four artists who donate a portion of their sales to support conservation. Their art is for sale online, take your pick: photography, earrings, t-shirts and one-of-a-kind drawings.

Wildlife sanctuary admission 

Looking beyond material items, opt for a real-life experience. Buy your loved one an admission voucher or guided tour at one of many wildlife sanctuaries across the country. It gives them an unforgettable experience as well as funds essential conservation work.

There are sanctuaries in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa, Kāpiti, Wellington, Picton, Nelson, Dunedin, and Southland.  

A guided tour at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre
Visitors on a tour at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre. Image credit: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre


A card game in a fabric pouch.
The Tree Snap card game is designed to help kiwis spot a native tree in the wild. Image credit: Trees That Count

Gifting an activity you can do with your friend or loved one is a winning idea. 

Tree Snap from Trees That Count is a card game designed to help with native tree spotting. It’s $30, comes in English and te reo Māori and a native tree is planted with every pack.

Brush up on your wildlife and te reo Māori knowledge at the same time, with this colourful Moana Road memory game. The wooden set is available online for $24.

Plant a native tree

The “gift that grows”. You can buy seedlings from nurseries around the country and plant them together with your loved one.

Trees That Count provides a list of eco-sourced native plant nurseries from Northland to Southland and regional guides for planting

For those without a shovel, gift a $10 tree and let Trees That Count do the rest!

Coastal pohutukawa in full bloom
Pohutukawa tree flowering. Image credit: Paul Jackson


Predator Free NZ Predator control calendar.
Predator Free NZ Predator control calendar. Image credit: PFNZ

Gift a calendar that never goes out of date. Our new predator control calendar allows you to sync your techniques with what’s happening in the natural environment month-by-month. It also looks great on that bare garage or shed wall.

Get two for $20 (including shipping). Purchase before 17 December to make sure it arrives before Christmas.