Sustainable, local and ethically sourced gifts, perfect for anyone wild about wildlife.
Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its Christmas catalogue 2020: ‘Gifts for Wildlife Lovers’, which is crammed full of beautiful wildlife-inspired gifts that are low-waste, made from sustainable products, and are locally and ethically sourced where possible. As always, 100% of all profits made will go directly to helping wildlife both in the UK and internationally.
This year we’ve had more time than ever to appreciate the wildlife on our doorsteps, and PTES’ 2020 Christmas catalogue caters for those who’ve admired wildlife for years, as well as those who are recent converts. Their gifts suit a myriad of interests and ages, and range from £2.50 – £50. To find the perfect presents for your friends and family this year (including the gift card option of a Gift for Nature), visit: www.shop.ptes.org.
New for 2020
• Hand embroidery kits – Perfect for those who discovered a love of crafts during lockdown and for more experienced stitchers too. These kits come with everything you need including colourful cotton threads, a wooden embroidery hoop, needle and illustrated instructions. Choose from a dormouse, hedgehog, butterfly or a wildwood pattern, on either a white or black background. Each are made in Dorset by Hawthorn Handmade and are £19.95.
• Thornback & Peel kitchenware – Made in Great Britain, these 100% cotton aprons, tea towels and oven gloves celebrate all things British in their three designs: dog and daisy, blackbird and bramble, and rabbit and cabbage. So whether you’ve a four legged friend, grow your own veg or enjoy foraging blackberries and other goodies from the countryside, there’s a design for everyone. Prices start at £12.
• Wildflower seed bombs for gardens, windowsills or balconies – Simply scatter in spring or autumn on topsoil, water and watch your wildflowers grow. Within 4-6 weeks shoots will appear and soon after your garden, windowsill or balcony will be bursting with blues, purples and pinks – and lots of resident butterflies too! Made in the UK, Seedball cleverly adds chilli powder to help deter slugs and snails from eating young shoots. £6 per tin.
There are sustainable stocking fillers on offer too, including: handmade Dorset soap made from 100% natural ingredients, are palm oil free and are packaged in 100% recyclable, biodegradable and plastic-free glassine wrap for £5.50; Vegan Wax Food Wraps carefully created in Caerphilly to reduce plastic waste for £9; and cute coasters for £4. So whether you want to help humble hedgehogs or support striking snow leopards, there’s a gift for everyone.
For the ultimate eco gift, enter PTES’ Gifts for Nature. Priced at £20 each, the lucky recipient will receive an illustrated card explaining how their gift is helping wildlife in the UK and overseas. Choose from: Wild about cider, Leaping into action for snow leopards, House a dormouse, A lifeline for stag beetles, Making room for hedgehogs, and Water vole SOS.
To browse and purchase the full range of PTES’ gifts, visit: www.shop.ptes.org.
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Notes to Editors
• PTES, a UK conservation charity created in 1977, is ensuring a future for endangered species throughout the world. We protect some of our most threatened wildlife species and habitats, and provide practical conservation support through research, grant-aid, educational programmes, wildlife surveys, publications and public events.
• PTES’ current priority species and habitats include hazel dormice, hedgehogs, water voles, noble chafers, stag beetles, traditional orchards, native woodlands, wood pasture and parkland and hedgerows.
• PTES has Species Champions for three of its priority species: for hedgehogs The Rt Hon Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom & Ewell, for water voles The Rt Hon Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central and Chair of the Brexit Select Committee, and for dormice The Rt Hon Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
• Visit www.ptes.org and follow PTES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube & LinkedIn.