Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Top 3 Christmas Present Ideas for the Backyard Enthusiast

by Angie Loomis

I’m sure you have started your Christmas gifts list by now; if not, it’s probably been on your mind. Just the thought of trying to think of a great Christmas present can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. Here are three great Christmas present ideas for the backyard enthusiast, or anybody for that matter: wind spinners, wind chimes or bird feeders.

Number three Christmas present idea is a wind chime. Wind chimes are an easy present to give to your backyard enthusiast or anybody who loves the pleasant sounds and calmness wind chimes bring to any atmosphere. Wind chimes can be hung anywhere, indoors and out, and don’t require a lot of space. You do not even need a backyard to display a wind chime. Wind chimes also come in many different sizes, themes and materials. Some popular wind chimes include: bamboo wind chimes, wood wind chimes, metal wind chimes, personalized wind chimes and homemade wind chimes.

Bamboo wind chimes and wood wind chimes tend to create a more calming sound. Metal wind chimes are more crystal clear and upbeat sounds. Personalized wind chimes can be any type of material or sound but the purpose or meaning behind them is what’s most important. Homemade wind chimes can be made of a bunch of old silverware. These wind chimes may be fun projects to do with your kids.

The number two Christmas present ideas is a metal wind spinner. Wind spinners have come a long way since whirligigs. There are different shapes, sizes, themes, colors and materials metal wind spinners come in. The best material of wind spinners is made of stainless steel so that you can display your wind spinners outdoors year-round and not have to worry about them rusting. Stainless steel does not rust; therefore, a wind spinner made of this material will not only last a long time but look just as beautiful everyday as the day you bought it.

Wind spinners can be hung indoors and out, for example, from your rear-view mirror in your car, on a window in an office or home, on a Christmas tree as an ornament, in the entryway of a business, outside on a porch bracket, or hanging from a hook stand anywhere in your yard. There are solar light wind spinners, dog wind spinners, large wind spinners, small wind spinners, themed wind spinners, colorful wind spinners, gazing ball wind spinners and a lot more designs of wind spinners to choose from.

Bird feeders are the number one Christmas present idea. There are a ton of different types of bird feeders to choose from. There are tube bird feeders, squirrel proof bird feeders, cage bird feeders, suet bird feeders, platform bird feeders, hopper bird feeders, hummingbird feeders and more. When choosing a bird feeder for somebody as a gift, there are some things to consider first. Where do they live?

Do they have any bird feeders already? What types of birds are most popular in their area? Do they need squirrel proof bird feeders? What is the ease of care and maintenance of the bird feeders? All these considerations will help you determine what bird feeder will suit your friend and wild birds the best. Bird feeders bring so much joy into the world of any backyard enthusiast.

Now Christmas shopping should be a breeze for you this year. With these three lovely Christmas present ideas you should be set for almost everybody on your list. The nice thing about buying wind chimes, wind spinners and bird feeders as Christmas presents is that they give you recurring gift ideas for years to come. Wind spinners and wind chimes all usually come in different themes so it’s easy to start a collection there. Bird feeders always need bird seed and a person can never just have one bird feeder in their backyard; the more the merrier.


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