Since ancient times, birds have been thought of as a symbol of peace and freedom. They have been considered by many cultures as a supernatural link between the heavens and the earth. Middle Eastern and Asian cultures often speak of birds as symbols of immortality. Birds are a source of peace and solace for many and because of this, there is a huge culture of people who prefer to surround themselves with bird-inspired décor in their homes, backyards and gardens.
For the bird-lover in your life, we have come up with some great bird and garden decoration gift ideas for any holiday or gift-giving occasion.
“For the Birds” is a funny saying, often used when referring to something that is useless or silly but here at Gift Ideas Direct, we’ve taken this harebrained cliché literally; we want to find great gifts for birds and bird-aficionados everywhere! For the bird-lover in your life, we have come up with some great bird and garden decoration gift ideas for any holiday or gift-giving occasion.
Bird baths have been a popular garden or backyard ornament for years, attracting local species of birds from all around to bathe in and drink from the crystal waters. Bird baths come in many sizes, shapes and materials. You can buy cast stone, ceramic, copper, metal and resin bird baths. Some bird baths have fountains, are operated by solar panels, can be very intricate or very simple. There are so many styles and options, you are sure to find the perfect gift for the bird-lover in mind. One good choice for bird baths is the Verdigris Leaf Birdbath – a distressed finish gives this handsome metalwork birdbath the appearance of a well-weathered antique. An enchanting garden decoration that serves as a welcome watering stop for thirsty birds!
Birdhouses are a wonderful way to bring the presence of birds into your backyard or garden area.
Another great gift for the birds is the ever-popular birdhouse. Birdhouses are a wonderful way to bring the presence of birds into your backyard or garden area. When purchasing a bird house, it is important to keep in mind that birds use natural cavities in trees, posts, buildings, caves and many other structures to build nests in. These cavities show much variety in size and shape. Almost all of the cavity nesters will use a birdhouse if it is of the proper size and in the right location for the individual species. To be a successful bird "landlord", you’ll need some knowledge of the preferences of cavity nesters. Do some research on the types of birds in the area of where the birdhouse will be placed, then you can purchase the perfect gift to attract the right kinds of birds for your gift-recipient. One great bird house is the nature theme birdhouse - rustic and realistic, this one-of-a-kind birdhouse looks just like a real piece of tree bark! A gracious adornment that blends right into your yard's natural beauty, this birdhouse gives weary birds a warm, safe shelter and is the perfect garden decoration gift idea.
Bird feeders are an important supplemental source of food for birds
What type of gift would be the perfect compliment to a birdbath and a birdhouse? A bird feeder, of course! If you’ve given those friendly bird visitors a place to rest, grab a drink and cool off, then you might as well feed them, too. Bird feeders are an important supplemental source of food for birds and any bird lover will understand and appreciate that. The type of feeder you choose and the feed in it will determine the birds that are attracted. No matter what type of feeder you choose, there are a few basics to keep in mind: feeders should be made of weather-resistant materials, should be easy to clean, should be reinforced with metal to discourage squirrels and should be made of a durable construction to provide you and your birds years of enjoyment.
There are a few other gifts for the birds that are certainly worth mentioning here. If you hope to attract birds and wildlife to your yard, be sure to choose whimsical wind chimes but make sure they have subtle tones so as not to frighten these creatures away. A life-like bird figurine or statue may also arouse curiosity in local bird species, inviting them into garden and backyard spaces to explore their curiosity further. Whatever your garden decoration gift idea may be, you’ll find comfort knowing that these gift ideas can represent peace, freedom and tranquility for all our feathered friends and for once, these gift ideas really are “for the birds!”