Hummingbirds are one of nature’s most beautiful creatures. Being one of the smallest birds in existence, they flit from flower to flower, dining on the nectar contained within. They are delightful to watch as they have the ability to fly forwards or backwards, and they generally appear quite energetic.
If you are considering a hummingbird themed gift for a friend or loved one, it is important to consider the various symbolic meanings of the hummingbird. They can represent a number of things, including;
- A rich happiness in life
- An independent nature
- Playfulness and joyous activity
- The ability to respond swiftly
- Adaption to your surroundings
Before purchasing a hummingbird gift for someone, consider whether or not they exhibit those traits. If you know they have an affinity for hummingbirds, it is quite likely they possess some of those traits. Bird lovers, particularly bird watchers, are known to be quite patient and adaptable, as bird watching itself can be a fun adventure that requires patience, especially if you are looking for a specific bird species.
There are numerous hummingbird gift ideas that would make the perfect, ideal gifts for any hummingbird lover. It is important to note that you should not consider purchasing an actual live hummingbird as a pet for your gift recipient, as that would be illegal. Hummingbirds are migratory birds that are protected under United States federal regulations, and they may not be held captive in any way. The fine for possession of captive hummingbirds can be quite high, reaching up to $200,000.
If you know the person loves hummingbirds and would like one as a pet, you should inform them to consider researching the ways to obtain a permit for rehabilitating injured birds that are protected under federal regulation. The birds will need to be released back into the wild once they are healthy again, but your hummingbird lover may enjoy temporarily caring for and nursing them back to health.
Even without the ability to purchase live hummingbirds, there are still plenty of hummingbird inspired gift ideas for you to consider. If you intend on purchasing such a gift for someone, check out some of these gift ideas listed below.
A hummingbird feeder
If the recipient of your hummingbird gift enjoys gardening, consider purchasing them a hummingbird feeder to place in their yard. These can be quite simple in design, but they have been known to attract groups of hummingbirds simultaneously. No feed is required for a hummingbird feeder, it only needs to be filled with sugar water, which can easily be made in the kitchen. Hummingbirds are naturally attracted to the color red, so when shopping for a hummingbird feeder, make sure you purchase one in this color to increase its bird attracting potential.
A DVD of Hummingbirds
There are numerous nature and bird documentaries available on DVD that focus on or feature hummingbirds. Consider purchasing one or several for your intended gift recipient, so they can appreciate the wondrous beauty of hummingbirds in their livingroom.
There is an enormous variety of hummingbird inspired jewelry to browse, from necklace pendants to rings, bracelets, and earrings. If you take into consideration their jewelry taste, you’re sure to find something they would appreciate.
Bird Watching Camera Binoculars
Binoculars for bird watching vary quite a bit. Typically, binoculars for bird watching require a lower magnification than long-range military binoculars, for example. A zoom capability of 7x to 8x is generally good enough for bird watching. However, you should consider purchasing binoculars with a built-in digital camera, so the person can snap pictures of hummingbirds as they view them.
A Book on Hummingbirds
With over 300 species of hummingbirds worldwide, there is no shortage of documentation available on these lovely little birds. Consider purchasing a book for your hummingbird lover, especially if it is packed full of colorful photographs.
A Calendar that Features Hummingbirds
There are plenty of hummingbird themed calendars to choose from, but you should consider one that has hummingbird facts along with the pictures.
If you need further hummingbird gift ideas, I recommend the website HummingbirdsPlus.org as a fantastic resource for finding hummingbird gift items. They are the #1 resource of hummingbird themed gift items, and they also have a large amount of articles and videos on the subject.