Looking for a handmade gift for someone who loves nature? These gifts for nature lovers are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast or gardener on your list. Best of all, these gift ideas are all handmade and available to order online from Etsy! What would your nature lover like?
We love giving handmade gifts in our household as they are often lovingly made out of natural materials. Winter can mean more time indoors, so having a little bit of the outdoors inside (or having something to inspire future outdoor days) can be wonderfully uplifting. Gardeners can start planning their gardens in January (or even in the fall) while hikers start dreaming of future trips years in advance!
Handmade Gifts for Nature Lovers
Nature lovers can be tricky to buy for. Sometimes I start looking for Christmas gifts at the March seed swaps or for summer birthday gifts at holiday markets.
It can take quite a while to find the right gift, so I’ve put together this gift guide for nature lovers to help you. This collection has been curated to include natural, organic, and recycled materials which have been crafted into items that will support the recipient in exploring their love of the outdoors. Your nature lover will appreciate these gifts and your support of independent crafters!
Here’s 12 perfect handmade Etsy gifts for nature lovers! Pin them to your wish list or secret shopping list :)
1. Picnic Blanket
This Picnic Blanket is waterproof, but also very pretty! It’s handmade in the USA and also comes with a carrying strap so you can walk into your favorite little piece of heaven in nature. These blankets make beautiful gifts for nature lovers and foodies alike.
2. Bee House
This Bee House is handmade in the USA using an up-cycled bottle. Mason bees & leafcutters are native bees known for their ability to pollinate plants.
Mason bees can pollinate far more plants than honeybees. They are solitary and therefore have no hive to defend (meaning they don’t need to sting you to defend it!). They use mud to build nests in small cavities like the tubes in this bee house.
3. Living Necklace
This Living Necklace has a real live tiny plant in it. Just water it once a month and wear it around so it can get some light. It’s a beautiful way to bring nature anywhere!
4. Wooden Swing
This Wooden Swing is perfect for enjoying the evening breeze. It can be hung in the yard or out in the woods to create a quiet meditative space or a joyful play area.
This lovely swing is made in the USA by a small woodworking shop. It’s made of natural pine and can be engraved with the recipients name if desired.
5. Harvest Basket
This Harvest Basket is perfect for collecting lettuce from the garden or wildflowers from the woods. It’s a classic old-fashioned gathering basket, handmade in the USA.
6. Air Plant Terrarium Kit
This Air Plant Terrarium Kit is a lovely present for a DIY’er or home decor enthusiast. Air plants are fascinating specimen plants which don’t require soil to live. The modern hanging terrarium is a beautiful addition to an indoor garden and a great gift for a nature lover.
7. Walk In The Woods Essential Oil Gift Set
This Essential Oil set includes 5 handmade oils, handcrafted in the USA. The maker of these pure essential oils is a Clinical Aromatherapist, so you known they’ll have an amazing fragrance!
8. Garden Gnome Earrings
These Garden Gnome Earrings make a whimsical gift for a nature lover. These are perfect for the quirky garden lover in your life!
9. Bird Seed Wreath
This Bird Seed Wreath is a perfect gift for nature lovers who aren’t into having too much stuff (or who already have everything!). These seeds will attract birds to the garden early in the season, coaxing them to set up shop eating the pest insects in the garden over the summer.
Your recipient will not only benefit from the birdwatching but also from the decreased garden pests as a result of a happy bird population!
10. Stacking Wooden Rainbow
This Stacking Rainbow s a lovely gift for a little one. It’s made of real oak, ash, pine, and beech wood. This adorable rainbow is a natural toy that will teach them about different trees while also reminding them to look for rainbows.
11. Pollinator Garden Seeds
This organic seed packet of pollinator plants makes a great gift for nature lovers who want to attract beneficial critters to their gardens. These seeds can be planted in a formal garden or scattered somewhere unexpected like a fence line. Their yard will be full of bees and butterflies!
12. Marimo Moss Sphere
These Marimo Moss Spheres are a beautiful present for someone who wants to bring more nature into their life. Marimos are plants that are kept as pets. It’s the perfect “pet” gift for a nature lover who is allergic to animals or is often away.
Gifts for Nature Lovers
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