Top 11 bird-watching gifts for the avid avian enthusiast

Do you know a bird watching fan that you struggle to buy gifts for come Christmas or their birthday? Try out our list of bird watching gifts for some inspiration

A man bird watching, with a bird in shot of his camera

by Stephanie Anthony |
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Whether you know a bird-watching enthusiast, the occasional twitcher, or you just love spotting British birds in your garden, you're in luck as this hobby has a range of thoughtful bird-watching gifts that you can buy.

Of course, if you're not a bird watcher yourself, it can be tricky to know exactly what to get. So, don't get in a flap: we've done the searching for you to find the best bird-watching gifts.

The best bird-watching gifts at a glance:

The best bird-watching binoculars: Kylietech High Power Binoculars - View on Amazon UK
The best bird-watching bird box: Green Feathers Wireless Bird Box - View on Amazon UK
Best personalised bird mug gift: Personalised Bird Mug - View on Not On The Highstreet

From bird-watching binoculars that they can take on their travels to notebooks, bird-themed homewares and birdhouses - find the perfect bird-watching gifts for bird lovers here.

The best bird-watching gifts UK 2023

Bird-watching binoculars

The best bird-watching binoculars

The best bird-watching gifts: Kylietech High Power BinocularsAmazon

Rrp: £34.99

Price: £29.99


If there's one thing that any bird-watching fan will tell you, it's that you can never have too


  • Waterproof
  • It comes with a smartphone adapter
  • Fog-proof


  • No memory function for focus

The best bird-watching bird box

The best bird-watching gifts: Green Feathers Wireless Bird BoxAmazon

Rrp: £60.00

Price: £60.00


This tiny [camera for bird


  • Has night vision
  • Up to 30m wireless range
  • Watch on your TV


  • Wireless range can be temperamental

Best personalised bird mug gift

The best bird-watching gifts: Personalised Bird MugNot on the High Street


These white and ceramic printed mugs make a lovely personalised gift for loved ones who love


  • Design features on both sides
  • Dishwasher and microwave-safe


  • Birds can't be personalised

The best bird-watching gift for taking pictures on smartphones

The best bird-watching gifts: 12X50 HD Monocular Telescope High Powered with Smartphone AdapterAmazon
Price: £19.99


For an even more portable option, this high-power 12X50 HD Monocular Telescope with phone clip and


  • One-handed use
  • Lightweight
  • Good for travel


  • It isn't compatible with all phones

Birdbox camera kit

Bird-watching journal

Best bird-watching notebook

The best bird-watching gifts:  Personalised Birdwatcher's NotebookNot on the High Street


This A5 personalised journal is a unique, handmade gift that you can customise with your own text


  • Can be personalised
  • Available in different sizes


  • Blank pages, which isn't ideal for some

Bird mug

A book for bird lovers

Best book for bird watchers

The best bird-watching gifts: A Short Philosophy of BirdsAmazon

Rrp: £12.99

Price: £10.95
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Waterstones£12.99View offer


Having spent a lifetime watching birds, Philippe and Élise, an ornithologist and a philosopher,


  • Nice illustrations
  • Good for more in-depth learning about birds


  • Some bird experts have been critical of generalisations

Bird cushion

Best cushion gift for bird lovers

The best bird-watching gifts: Laura Ashley Duck Egg Birds CushionEtsy
Price: £17.95+


Every bird-lover must have a bit of birdy interior to go in their home, and this illustrated


  • Handmade
  • Zip-fastening


  • Patterns can vary from photos

Bird house and bird feeder set

Best bird feeder gift

The best bird-watching gifts: Petyoung Wooden Bird FeederAmazon
Price: £14.99


What better way to bird-watch than straight out in your garden with a [bird


  • Hanging design
  • Easy access for different kinds of birds


  • Wood can be delicate

Bird bath with stand

Best bird bath gift

The best bird-watching gifts: Natures Market Cast Iron Standing Bird BathAmazon

Rrp: £19.99

Price: £18.49


For another garden idea, how about this decorative cast iron birdbath? It has a stand and a lovely


  • Very sturdy
  • Cute design


  • Small in size

Birds garden ornament

Best outdoor art bird gift

Best bird ornament gift for garden
The best bird-watching gifts: Barn swallows metal tree artEtsy


Made in the Lake District by Lakeland Steel{href=''


  • Available in five finishes
  • Unique design


  • Will rust over time

Bird calendar

Best calendar for bird-watchers


Impress the bird lovers in your life with this calendar courtesy of the RSPB, which is full of


  • Ideal for Christmas
  • Proceeds go to charity


  • Not ideal for gifting in the summer months

What is a good present for a bird watcher?

Whilst we love all of the gifts on this list. One of the most popular gifts for a bird watcher would be a high-quality pair of binoculars, like the ones on our list. This will allow them to observe birds in intricate detail, even at a distance.

Stephanie Anthony is the Deputy Digital Editor of Having worked across a variety of topics, from travel and food to pharmaceuticals, she also has a particular interest in mental health and wellness having studied biosciences at University.

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