Welcome to our Christmas zone!
If you are interested in giving your loved one a Gift with Buzz – why not consider a gift membership?
Your gift will last the whole year and includes a Welcome Pack with a poster, booklet, bumblebee badge and other merchandise. The recipient will also get three issues of our Buzzword newsletter throughout the year. To give a gift membership, click here to download the Gift membership form.
Christmas gift ideas
We are lucky enough to have a group of talented and creative folk who love to make beautiful gifts and who are generous enough to donate to BBCT. Below you will find some very unique gifts that have the added benefit of supporting our work. Just click on the links provided to browse and buy. Enjoy!
Sparrows Green Studio: Designer Kate Palmer from Sparrows Green Studio has created this gorgeous British hand drawn bee scarf in aid of BBCT. The scarf was designed using Kate’s pencil drawings which have been digitally printed on silk habutai. The new scarf features a kaleidoscope of bees highlighting the Great yellow bumblebee, an endangered species, against a turquoise background with green and pink highlights, reflecting the charity’s logo. The scarf measures 34cm x 200cm, costs £35 and is available from www.sparrowsgreenstudio.com For every scarf sold, we receive 15%.
Fiona Rae jewellery: Fiona Rae Goldsmith & Silversmith has created a series of Bumble Bee Pendants to raise awareness of the decline in bee populations. The bee is Sterling Silver, with hand-applied vitreous enamel. Fiona is offering 3 different bee varieties. “Southern Cuckoo”, which has a dark V shaped colouring on its back. The “Early” Bumble has an orange coloured base on its body. The “Common/Garden” Bee has an easily recognisable white base on its body. 10% of the sales value of these three necklaces will be donated to BBCT.
The necklace retails at £140 including a 18” Sterling Silver chain (post & packing is £10). Click here to visit Fiona's website to see more of her beautiful designs.
Glover & Smith silver jewellery: Glover & Smith have created a new collection of beautiful Sterling silver jewellery inpired by bees. The range includes a bracelet, earrings and a necklace. 5% of the profits from sales in this range are donated to us. Click here to visit the Glover & Smith website.
Frugi: Frugi organic children’s clothes make the perfect Christmas gift for babies and children aged 0-8 years. Frugi supports our work by donating 1% of their turnover to charities, including BBCT. When shopping there, use the code BUMBLE10 to get 10% off the value of your purchases. Visit the Frugi website to see their adorable new range for Christmas www.welovefrugi.com
Bumblebee Identification App: This app from birdguides features diagrams, photos, videos and lots of information about the UK's bumblebees. The pro version (priced £9.99) features all 24 species, while the basic version (priced £1.49) features only the 8 most common species. The app is available from iTunes by typing in 'Bumblebees of Britain and Ireland'. It has been created in collaboration with BBCT, and 25% of sales are donated to us. Visit the Birdguides website for more detailed information.
A Sting in the Tale: Written by BBCT founder, Professor Dave Gouslon. One of the UK's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines Gerald Durrell-esque tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in their nests, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and on the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path. You can buy the book for the special price of £13.99 (Hardcover, RRP£16.99), with free UK delivery. To order please call 01206 255 800 and quote the reference ‘Bumblebee2’.
Beefayre: Beefayre is a company inspired by nature and the plight of the bumblebee. Made in the UK, the range includes scented candles, reed diffusers, body & bath products and greeting cards. Beefayre is proud to be working with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, donating 10% of profits from their ‘Seeds for Bees’ Cards. Visit www.beefayre.com to view their cards.
Sophie Allport: Sophie Allport produces homeware inspired by nature. Her designs on fine bone china and textiles include bumblebees and butterflies, as well as a new range for Christmas featuring stags and robins. By typing 'BUZZBEE14' at the checkout, 10% of your spend will be donated to BBCT. Visit www.sophieallport.com
LMD Originals produces beautiful hand-designed greetings cards inspired by nature - including our furry friends, the bumblebees. 40p from each sale of the 'Bumblebee' card is donated to help our work. Click here to visit the website.
Honeybee cloths is donating 70% of proceeds from their Flutterby needlecase kit and 30% of proceeds from the readymade needlecases to BBCT. Kits contain everything you need to make your own handy little needlecase. Pretty and practical, both kits and needlecase make lovely presents to give to sewing friends. See the Flutterby needlecase kit and the needlecase here.
Rannarobin makes wooden garden ornaments, including this lovely little bee hive. While bumblebees don't live in hives like this, we're glad that Rannarobin will be donating 50p from the sale of each ornament to us. To learn more, visit the website by clicking here.