As you are looking for holidays gifts here in the Huntsville area for your friends, family, significant other, boos or whomever, you want to get something you put some thought into, and it should be something that aligns with their interests.
So, what do you get that person on your list that is a “nature nerd,” so to speak? We have a few ideas for you below:Read more
Land Trust of North Alabama membership
If you live in North Alabama and you dig the outdoors, then surely you are aware of the work that the Land Trust of North Alabama does to preserve nature in the area. And what better to give to that nature lover on your shopping list than a membership to the Land Trust?
Yearly memberships begin at $35 for basic membership, all the way up to $1,000 for the “Forester” membership tier. Here is what $35 gets you:
- Access to the Land Trust Map App
- Invitations to fun Member-Only events, including outings to properties not open to the public
- Priority notification of Land Trust news and announcements
- Priority registration for Land Trust events, including guided hikes
- Discounts from their Preservation Partners (local retailers/businesses who support the mission)
- Land Trust logo magnet
Higher tiers of membership include facilities rentals, tickets to Land Trust events and more!
North Alabama Zoological Society merch
The North Alabama Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization interested in promoting fields of study, preservation, and conservation related to the animal kingdom — a worthy cause for any nature lover out there.
This group has spearheaded the efforts to open a zoo in North Alabama, and this plan is gaining more traction by the day. One way to help fund their mission and also get a cool local gift is to buy some NALZS swag!
Here’s their online shop, which includes hats, shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, ornaments and more!
Alabama Hunting or Fishing License
Loving nature is one of the best parts of hunting and fishing — being outdoors, watching the wildlife around you, being in the elements — and outdoors enthusiasts make some wonderful memories fishing the waters of Alabama or hunting on Alabama land.
But, to do that, you need a license. So how about gifting an annual (or lifetime) Alabama hunting and/or fishing license for your nature lover? You can purchase one online at Outdoor Alabama, or at most Bass Pro Shop or Cabela’s stores.
Alabama-specific nature books
There are plenty of books and guides out there that would appeal to the nature lover on your shopping list. But why not make it location-specific?
Here are some books that highlight Alabama nature:
- Exploring Wild Alabama by Kenneth Mills
- Birmingham: Your Guide to the Area’s Most Beautiful Hikes by Thomas Spencer
- Trees of Alabama by Lisa Samuelson
- Alabama: Off the Beaten Path by Jackie Finch
- Alabama Trails by Pat Sharpe
- Southeast Foraging Guide by Chris Bennett
- The Forests of Alabama, and Their Products by Charles Mohr
Outdoors store gift card
Okay, I realize that sometimes gift cards get a bad rap for being seen as impersonal, but if the nature lover on your shopping list gets a gift card from one of the many outdoors stores here in the Huntsville area, I doubt you will hear many complaints.
Gift cards can be purchased for stores like: