Are you looking for nature gifts for kids? This selection of fun nature gift ideas for kids will inspire you and make the shopping easier!
Brilliant nature gifts for kids
Whether you’re buying gifts for outdoorsy kids, or would like to find a nature gift that encourages them to explore nature more, there are some great options to suit all ages and budgets.
These outdoor present ideas for kids include books, gardening kit, games, and things to help them become nature explorers. I’ve also included some outdoor gifts for kids that don’t involve ‘stuff’ and instead focus on an experience or supporting a nature charity – these make perfect environmentally friendly gifts too.
If you’re buyingbirthday gifts for kids, Christmas gifts for kids, or just want to treat them, I’m sure you’ll find something to inspire you and put a smile on their faces 🙂
You might also like to take a look at my eco-friendly gifts for kids gift guide.
This fun activity book is a brilliant low-cost way to give kids a whole year of nature craft and nature play inspiration.
Designed to inspire kids to get creative with nature, *A Year of Nature Craft & Play is filled with 52 crafts, gardening projects, art activities, science experiments and outdoor games for kids. Each activity uses materials you can easily find in nature, so they’re budget-friendly and easy to organise. If you’re looking for crafty gifts for kids with a nature theme, this one definitely ticks the boxes.
If you’d like to find out more about the book, head over to my post on nature play ideas for kids.
This lovely book is packed with another year’s worth of fun nature play ideas.
In *A Year of Nature Walks and Games you’ll find scavenger hunts, nature challenges, outdoor games, science experiments and brilliant walking games, all designed to make playing outside and going on walks really exciting.
If you’re looking to buy a gift that benefits the whole family, this is a great option. It will definitely put a stop to boring walks and uninspired trips to the park! Find out more about the book here.
RSPB Youth Membership
RSPB Youth Membership is a great way to help kids become more aware of nature, while also supporting the vital work that RSPB does to protect it.
A youth membership includes a welcome pack and regular magazines. There’s also free access to RSPB nature reserves, so the whole family can get involved in the nature adventures.
The Den Kit Company Flower Press Kit
Pressing flowers is one of those outdoor crafts for kids that never goes out of fashion, and it’s a lovely way to combine some time in nature with a creative activity. This eco-friendly Flower Press Kit will help them to preserve their treasures for use in all manner of crafts.
Burgon & Ball Kids Gardening Tools
I’m a huge fan of Burgon & Ball gardening tools, and their National Trust Get Me Gardening kids range is no exception. High quality and really well-designed with little hands in mind, the range includes all the tools and gardening equipment that kids could need. I love the bright colours and cute characters too.
Insect House Gift in a Tin
Encourage them to garden for wildlife by making their own insect house. This cute *Insect House Gift in a Tin has everything you need to build a bug hotel, and will encourage all manner of beneficial insects to visit the garden – so there’s lots of potential for some nature studies too.
Huckleberry Make Your Own Fresh Flower Necklace
A cute twist on the traditional daisy chain, this *Huckleberry Make your Own Fresh Flower Necklace will allow them to make unique nature-inspired jewellery. Flowers and greenery can be threaded through the plaited necklace, which can be used again and again.
Hape Nature Detective Set
If there’s one simple piece of kit we wouldn’t be without for nature exploration, it’s a magnifier. They’re fantastic for getting kids up close to all kinds of creatures. This *Hape Nature Detective Set includes an easy-to-hold magnifier, plus a whistle so that kids can let everyone know when they find something cool!
Seedball Mini Meadow Pots
Growing wildflowers is a super-easy way to make your garden more wildlife-friendly, and these *Seedball Mini Meadow Pots are ideal for little gardeners. The kits includes biodegradable bamboo pots and saucers, peat-free coir discs, wildflower seed balls, and planting instructions.
WWF Adopt an Animal
If you’re buying nature gifts for kids who particularly love animals, this is a great choice. Each WWF animal adoption helps to fund the protection of vulnerable species and their habitats, and there’s a wide range of animals to choose from. You also get the option to include a soft toy in the adoption pack.
You can’t beat a good old nature treasure hunt! These *gofindit cards provide a fun way to discover the outdoors by using all your senses. The handy drawstring bag makes it easy to pop them in your bag or pocket too.
Mini Bird Pizza Kit
My kids love this idea. A variation on homemade bird feeders, the Mini Bird Pizza Kit has wooden disc ‘pizza bases’ and a hessian bag of bird seed for little ones to sprinkle onto their base. There’s also a garden bird ID chart to help them identify their feathered visitors.
Grow Me Be Happy Sunflower Kit
Growing sunflowers in pots is a really brilliant gardening project for nature loving kids, and it’s great for local wildlife too. This *Grow Me Be Happy Sunflower Kit includes everything you need to grow stunning sunflowers from seed. It’s a perfect stocking filler or small nature gift for kids.
Den building is a fantastic outdoor play activity for kids. It gets them engaging with nature, working together, and problem-solving, and it’s loads of fun! Den kits make great active gifts for kids; this *Den Kit contains all the essentials for making a truly amazing den, including groundsheet, tarpaulin, tent pegs, mallet and rope. There’s even camouflage face paint and an enamel mug for when they’ve finished building.
Muddy Puddles Kids Waterproofs
Having the right clothing is an essential element of exploring nature with kids. Waterproofs are great for protecting clothes and taking the hassle out of messy play; Muddy Puddles have a good range of all-in-ones and separates that are suitable for all ages of child.
Plum Discovery Mud Pie Kitchen
If you’re going big on the nature presents for kids, the *Plum Discovery Mud Pie Kitchen is a great option. Made from sustainably sourced wood, it’s beautifully designed with practical shelves and plenty of space to play. I really like the fact that kids can access it from both sides too.
Tell me about your favourite nature gifts for kids!
I hope this list of my favourite nature gifts for kids helps you find the perfect gifts for a nature lover. Let me know if you’ve found any nature gifts for children that you think I need to add!
More outdoor inspiration
I’ve got lots of outdoor fun for kids that you can explore here on the blog.
For some Christmas-themed outdoor fun, I’ve got a free printable Christmas nature scavenger hunt to help them burn off some of the excitement.
And if you like sharing your outdoor adventures on social media, make sure you grab my nature hashtags copy and paste lists to save yourself lots of time!
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