10 Original And Thoughtful Christmas Present Ideas For Animal Lovers

10 Original And Thoughtful Christmas Present Ideas For Animal Lovers

You probably already know this, but Christmas is in less than a month! Maybe this is the time to start thinking about presents? And if you’re strapped for inspiration, don’t panic! We'll take care of everything… Here’s a list of suggestions that are 100% animal and nature oriented - the perfect gifts for animal lovers!

A book that will make you keep your eyes open when you’re out and about

Marc Giraud has a lot of fortes: naturalist, writer, journalist, photographer… Choosing just one of his works from this list of suggestions for a gift is tricky. We’ve chosen ‘Nature from the side of the road’ (La nature en bord de chemin), a book full of naturalistic pictures that makes it great for discovering animals near you.

Photo prints to help bears

Press photographer and member of the Hans Lucas Studio, Jimmy Beunardeau has dedicated a large part of his work to defending animals and their livelihoods. During this festive period, he also sells photographs. All the money he raises from this project will go to protecting bears on behalf of the ‘Taiwan black bear conservation association’.

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A calendar which makes you want to be in the great outdoors

Nicolas Beraud is a young nature photographer. As an educational illustrator, his creative universe centers around photos and images from life and undisturbed areas. In his 2019 calendar, you can find scenes that are both refined and poetic which makes it a magnificent gift that’ll keep you travelling around the world all year long.

A beautiful book about a stealthy animal

Have you ever seen a pine marten? No? That’s not surprising! This stealthy and discreet animal isn’t easy to spot… Luckily, photographer and ecologist Fabrice Cahez is here to reveal all its secrets with his new collection dedicated to this adorable little weasel that lives in our forests…

A film that will make you howl at the moon

The film came out in January 2017, but it’s never too late to discover it. The magnificent feature film Valley of the Wolves would make an excellent gift for anyone in love with the magnificent and discreet wild dog that resides in our countryside. This film is an ode to animals as poetic as it is engaging.

A trip where you can photograph animals

Have you always dreamed of seeing animals up close? What if you were offered an amazing trip surrounded by other naturalists where you could get close to these animals in a safe space? This is what the agency Voyage Photos offers. This would be an immersive and respectful experience with nature, be it to treat yourself or someone else! But quick! There’s only a few days left to get your order in…

Beautiful photos for a beautiful interior

Adrien Favre is a photographer and filmmaker that gets involved in multiple animal causes. Fascinated by French wildlife, he has dedicated a part of his work to protecting red foxes and grey wolves. For Christmas celebrations, what do you think about decorating your house with a magnificent collection of Adrien Favre’s photos?

A documentary series on French wildlife

We’ve already mentioned Marc Giraud earlier in this article and as well as bring out books, he also makes documentaries. Actually, he’s participated in creating an amazing series of documentaries called Wild France (La France Sauvage), that was broadcasted on Arte, the European culture TV channel, and can also be found as a boxset on DVD.

Adopting an abandoned animal?

A little animal would even be a good present for yourself! Shelters all around Europe are always full of dogs and cats looking for a new, loving and responsible families. So don’t hesitate to visit a shelter to look for a gift you can enjoy for 15 years (sometimes more!)

A piece of art from an international contest

We started this list with a book, why not finish with a piece of art? We think giving someone the amazing Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 would be a fantastic gift. This collection is a book that brings winners from this prestigious international contest together, and also fights to defend their habitats and our biodiversity.

• Emma Jensen
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