We all love the vibrant and whimsical hummingbird, with its incredible wing speed and charming appearance and habits. Some people take hummingbird appreciation to the point of fanaticism, and rightly so! These little birds come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, create gorgeous, tiny nests out of spiderwebs, can fly up to 37 miles per hour, and can beat their wings an average of 53 beats per second. We can all agree these are amazing birds, and here at Living Color Garden Center we have some perfect gift ideas for the hummingbird lover in your life!
Blooming Plants for Hummingbirds
Because hummingbirds need to eat every 10-15 minutes to keep their energy up, the best gift for hummingbird lovers is a way to feed their favorite birds! Hummingbirds feed on nectar and sugar in flowers, using their long tongues to lap the liquid up through their beaks. Red, pink, orange, and yellow flowers are all especially appealing to hummingbirds, as the bright colors draw them in.
If you are looking for a simple and lovely gift for the hummingbird fan in your life, look no further than a gorgeous potted plant. We carry a wide variety of beautiful plants that will produce blooms in those beautiful shades above—perfect for attracting hummingbirds! Remember to pick up a pot and saucer to go with your loved one’s new plant. That way, whether your hummingbird-loving friend has a backyard or just a bit of patio space, they’ll be able to draw them in with ease using their new gifts!
Seed Packets for Custom Hummingbird Garden
Another great way to pamper the hummingbird lover in your life is by gifting a set of hand-selected seed packets for attracting hummingbirds. You can choose all the plants for your loved ones’ new hummingbird garden, being sure to curate a set of seeds that all have similar growing requirements and that will grow well in your friend’s space. Remember to seek out warm, bright colors to attract hummingbirds. While hummingbirds love red, pink, and orange, many blue plants will also draw them in, so don’t feel limited! Once your friend has planted their new hummingbird garden, invite yourself over in a few months to take in all of the hummingbird activity and gorgeous blooms. Your gifts will be enjoyed by both your hummingbird lover and the birds themselves!
Water features create a tranquil setting for your loved one’s space and provide the perfect spot for their backyard hummingbirds to rest and rinse off. Hummingbirds love to stay clean and neat, just like humans, and so will appreciate the opportunity to rinse off. Water features are also the ideal way to encourage them to slow down for a moment, so your hummingbird-loving friend can get a good look at them!
Some other great decorative accents to consider as gifts for the hummingbird lover in your life include wind chimes, figurines, rain chains featuring hummingbirds, and—of course—hummingbird feeders!
It can be difficult for hummingbirds to find food year-round, even here in Florida. The best way to supplement local hummingbirds’ diets and attract more to your bird lover’s space is to gift a hummingbird feeder. Hummingbird feeders provide a colorful and attractive option for local hummingbirds to find food. Along with your gift of a hummingbird feeder, be sure to include some hummingbird food. A ratio of 1 part white sugar to 4 parts water closely approximates the sugar content in nectar, and provides the nutrition and energy hummingbirds need to do what they do best—fly! Alternatively, you can always pick up some pre-mixed hummingbird food from us!
Look no further than Living Color Garden Center for unique Christmas gifts near you! We are sure to have the perfect gifts for the hummingbird lovers in your life, whether they’re hummingbird-attracting plants, a hummingbird feeder, or decorative elements for both your friend and the birds to enjoy!