When it comes to birding, we’ve all got our favorites to watch for. Some of us in the birdwatching community are just head over heels for hummingbirds. Colorful, quick, and faster than a flash – what’s not to love? Hummingbird enthusiasts are always looking for creative ways to welcome these little flying frenzies to the yard with new feeders and smarter designs.
So when it comes to buying presents for your favorite hummingbird fan, don’t make the faux pas of getting a generic ‘bird-inspired’ gift! Check out these six top gifts for hummingbird enthusiasts.
Mason Jar Hummingbird Feeder
Not only does the More Birds® Mason Jar Hummingbird Feeder feeder rack up major style points with its antique mason jar design, but it also offers a huge capacity so that the nectar supply lasts longer and feeds more birds between refills. With a 25-ounce capacity and aqua-tinted glass, this hummingbird feeder is the epitome of beauty and practicality in its best form. Five red flower feeding ports surround the base to help attract hummingbirds – as if they needed another reason to flock to this feeder!
The Ant Moat
It’s a tale as old as time: we set out hummingbird mix only to mistakenly invite a barrage of ants to a free feast. The Droll Yankees® Ruby Ant Moat for Hummingbird Feeders solves that problem with a simple solution that’s easy to set up. This little moat has a sturdy stainless steel hook at the bottom to slip above hanging feeders. The moat is then filled with 6 ounces of water to create a reliable barrier between the ants and the hummingbird nectar. Featuring a red scalloped design, this moat is the perfect accompaniment to most hummingbird feeders and an easy addition to solve the age-old ant problem. Pick up one or several as a thoughtful present for birders who already have multiple feeders at home.
No dyes. No preservatives. No mystery chemicals from tap water. Just high-quality, all-natural nectar with a cane sugar base! Hummingbird lovers will adore Simply Nectar Ready-to-Use Hummingbird Nectar, because it’s a trustworthy way to set out nutritional nectar for the birds without worrying about harmful ingredients. Crafted from cane sugar and filtered water, this precise formula is the closest it comes to getting natural nectar straight from the flowers. Plus, there’s no mixing or refrigeration required! Talk about a safe, easy, and clean way to fill the feeders. This is a great gift for hummingbird enthusiasts short on time or too busy to mix up their own nectar.
Perfect Little Brushes
Filling the feeders is the fun part, but cleaning them? Not so much. That is, until you’re armed with Droll Yankees® Perfect Little Brushes for Hummingbird Feeders! These 3.5-inch brushes are the ideal size and shape for efficiently cleaning out hummingbird feeders without the hassle of rags, sponges, or other tools that just don’t reach the interior curves of a feeder as effectively. Plus, these brushes are handy for other household hobbies and chores, too!
Classic Hummingbird Feeder
Sometimes, the best gift is a classic one. You simply can’t go wrong with the Droll Yankees® Classic Hummingbird Feeder with 16-ounce capacity. The smooth, curved glass and red nectar ports provide recognizable charm. The steel hanger on this feeder is rust-proof and weather-resistant, and the ports provide plenty of space for hummingbird pairs and families to feed at once. Bonus: a homemade nectar recipe is engraved directly on the feeder, so you’ll never forget it!
Glass Feeder + Ant Moat Combo
For a gift that’ll really get them giddy, check out the More Birds® Garnet Hummingbird Feeder with Glass Bottle and Built-in Ant Moat. This two-part combo covers the bases by providing a generous 20-ounce glass receptacle and the ant-stopping moat, which is discretely built into the top of the feeder. The really cool part about this hummingbird feeder is that the opening to the glass bottle is extra wide, making it a breeze to clean. Because it offers both ant protection and a receptacle for nectar, this is an excellent gift for individuals who are new to birding or those with outdated hummingbird feeders.
Whether picking out a single feeder or combining several items into a hummingbird-themed gift basket, any of these products are sure to delight hummingbird enthusiasts.