5 gift ideas for the nature lover on your list

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If you have a nature lover on your list for holiday shopping, check out these options! (Outdoor Alabama via Facebook)

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:

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Land Trust of North Alabama membership

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Give that nature lover on your list a gift that keeps giving all year long! (Land Trust of North Alabama via Facebook)

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!

If your nature lover already has a membership to the Land Trust of North Alabama, consider a gift membership to Alabama Audubon, Hunstville Botanical Garden or Burritt on the Mountain!

North Alabama Zoological Society merch

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Purchasing merchandise from the NALZS helps fund their important mission. (NALZS)

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

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A fishing or hunting license is a great gift for the outdoors enthusiast on your shopping list. (Outdoor Alabama via Facebook)

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

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Birmingham’s Thomas Spencer wrote a definitive guide to the Birmingham area’s best hikes. (SecondSale.com)

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:

Outdoors store gift card

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A gift card from REI or another outdoors store is a great gift idea! (REI via Facebook)

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:

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Michael Seale
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