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Gifts for Cardinal Lovers

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Northern cardinals are a feathered favorite for many birders and nature lovers, and these stunning birds are a beautiful symbol of the holiday season. Not only is their bright plumage a popular Christmas color, but because these birds don’t migrate, they brighten even the dreariest winter landscape. The close bond shared by a cardinal pair can also represent the bonds we share with family members, friends, and other loved ones. No matter who the cardinal lover is in your life, there is a great cardinal-themed gift you can give them to strengthen your own bond and celebrate the season with love, kindness, and a giving spirit.

Cardinal in the Snow - Photo by Mark Baylor
Cardinal in the Snow – Photo by Mark Baylor

40+ Gift Ideas for Cardinal Lovers

What type of gifts do you love to give? From practical to decorative to whimsical, there are beautiful, fun, and meaningful cardinal-themed options for everyone and every budget.

Christmas Gift Trio - Photo by Marco Verch Professional Photographer
  • Cardinal Ornaments – These beautiful decorations can adorn a holiday tree, mantle, or window and bring the beauty of these birds inside to enjoy throughout the season.
  • Cardinal Clothing – Cardinal-themed clothing can help keep any loved one warm during the winter while they enjoy their favorite feathered friends.
  • Cardinals in the Kitchen – There are many fun and practical kitchen accessories featuring cardinals, bringing these bright birds into the midst of holiday baking and family meals.
    • Mitts and Potholders – Set of 4 oven mitts and potholders with a winter cardinal pattern
    • Towel Sets – 2 each of terrycloth and flour sack holiday-themed cardinal towels
    • Apron – Patchwork cardinal apron design with extra-long ties
    • Trivet – Woven cardinal hot pad trivet with red and green border
    • Cutting Board – Beautiful cardinal pair tempered glass cutting board
    • Mr. and Mrs. Mugs – Pair of mugs featuring Mr. and Mrs. winter cardinals
  • Cardinal Paper Goods – Cardinals are popular on all sorts of paper goods, which can make great gifts as well as beautiful ways to present other cardinal-themed gifts.
  • Cardinal Jewelry – These birds are just as beautiful as stunning jewelry as they are out in nature, and these jewelry pieces make lovely gifts for cardinal lovers.
  • Cardinal Decorations – Because cardinals are so popular, there are many decorative items featuring these birds that can bring beauty all over the house.
    • Stained Glass Panel – Pair of stained glass cardinals in a two-sided panel
    • Plush Toy – A fun plush male cardinal with realistic birdsong
    • Figurines – Resin pair of male cardinal figurines for shelf, mantle, or table decor
    • Garden Flag – Colorful garden flag for indoor or outdoor use
    • Rug – Stylized cardinal on a white branch accent rug
    • Magnets – Set of 6 round magnets for use in the kitchen, office, or anywhere
  • Bird Items – For cardinal lovers who are also birders, these gifts can help them enjoy and learn more about all the cardinals they see.

No matter what your gift-giving preferences, who is on your gift list, or what your gift budget may be, there are plenty of cardinal-themed gifts to choose from!

Christmas Gift Close Up - Photo by Marco Verch Professional Photographer

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