A few years ago, I returned to my hometown on Long Island for my highschool reunion. I brought my family. Instead of staying in a hotel, we rented a house in Patchogue. This was the best decision. My husband and I got to sit on the patio at night sipping wine, rocking in wooden rockers, and watching swarms of fireflies. One night, all of a sudden, something went bounding across the street. At first we thought it was a large dog, but then we realized it was a deer. It was amazing to see such a beautiful creature in nature. The next morning, I took a walk with my son. Again a deer bounded out from the trees across the road and into another clump of trees. We stopped and looked after it. And for a few moments our eyes locked. This memory will stay in my heart forever.
You can create precious memories for the deer lovers in your life with these deer gifts that will stay close to their hearts.
1. Deer Wine Bottle Holder
Deer presents for grown ups
These make unique gifts for those who love deer. Of course, you will want to get their favorite wine to go with it. While they are not a substitute for a whole wine rack, these bottle holders will definitely promote conversations at their next social gathering.
Make your own deer themed gift set for deer lovers. Buy a bottle of wine and add a deer wine stopper to go with it. Some even act as aerators and wine pourers as well. Then give them a set of wine glasses decorated with deers to serve the wine in.
2. Deer Pong
Funny deer gifts
This is a funny version of the classic drinking game. Other versions are available involving tossing rings. A funny kids’ version has them wear the antlers on their head, while people toss inflatable rings onto them. Whichever version you get, it will come with guaranteed laughter.
Another goofy gift is deer paw socks. These make the wearer’s feet look like those of an animal. Kids will love a bag of deer poop candy. These come in chocolate or gummy varieties.
3. Personalized Deer Sign
Deer gifts for the cabin
Decorate a cabin or a rustic home with a deer sign complete with the family’s last name. They will think of you every time they gaze up to look at the artwork.
Then get a cozy deer throw blanket for them to cuddle under in front of the fireplace on chilly nights. Don’t forget to add some throw pillows.
4. Reindeer Christmas Sweater
Deer gift ideas for the holidays
Get the family matching Christmas sweaters. Some even light up. These don’t qualify as ugly, but they still might win an ugly sweater contest because these are just so cute!
Get them some deer antlers to wear with the sweater. These come in packs too, which makes them great gifts from a teacher. Or get the family matching reindeer pajamas to lounge in on Christmas Day. These are popular for school pajama days during the winter. When I worked at a preschool, kids would dress in pajamas and we would watch Polar Express and sip hot chocolate. I even saw highschool kids in Christmas pajamas when I went to pick my child up from the local highschool. He informed me they were having a holiday pajama day.
5. Bambi Plush
Deer gifts for kids
All kids love cuddly toys. Get them a classic with a plush Bambi, and share him with a whole new generation.
Little ones can cuddle with their plush toys while watching the Bambi DVD. Or give them the gift of literature with a Bambi book. They can cuddle with their Bambi plush while you read them this bedtime story. Reading, even to infants, has been proven to increase vocabulary as well as reading and writing skills in school age children. When they start school with a firm foundation in these skills they can spend time learning more advanced concepts.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other animals too!
6. Backyard Feeder
Gifts for deer lovers
If the deer lover lives in the country or any place where there are deer nearby, why not get them a feeder to attract these cute animals to their yard? While many of these feeders are meant for hunters, they can be used by deer lovers to attract deer, so they can observe them first hand. Some even work on a timer so food can be dispensed several times per day. Make sure to include some deer food with the gift.
For a photography buff, get a trail camera for capturing these unforgettable moments. These trail cameras are good for night vision, so they can take great photos even without much light. For serious nature buffs, get a pair of quality night vision binoculars for spotting deer and other animals. It is truly an amazing experience to observe wildlife right in your own backyard.
7. Jewelry Holder
Deer gifts for her
I was looking for deer jewelry, and I found these. I think these jewelry holders are so cool the way the jewelry hangs from the antlers. Deer lovers will love one of these unique jewelry holders to display on their dresser. They are great for hanging rings and earrings. Larger ones can even hold necklaces.
As additional gifts, get some rings and earrings to hang on it. I love the antler designs on the rings. While the jewelry holder will only hold dangling earrings, you can get studs for someone who prefers those.
8. Deer Tie
Deer gifts for him
Get him a cool tie with a deer or antler pattern. These aren’t too flashy, but still express a love for deer. Make your own gift set by including a tie clip and cufflinks.
For a personalized gift for him, get a wallet monogrammed with his initials. Everyone can always use another wallet. They get worn out from daily use, so this is a practical gift for deer lovers.
9. Deer Candle Holder
Deer related gifts for the home
These beautiful candle holders will look great in any room. Some are for tapered candles, while others are perfect for tealights.
If you are getting the candle for their bathroom, don’t stop there. Get them a whole bathroom set with shower curtain and bath mats. These come in rustic, comic, or artsy looks.
On the other hand, if you are getting the candle for the bedroom, you can get them a set of bedding decorated with deer.
10. Rudolph Board Game
Deer related gifts for kids
Give the gift of a fun family game night with old favorites starring one of everyone’s favorite deer, Rudolph.
Have even more holiday fun, all year round, by completing a Rudolph puzzle together. You can get one with only 100 pieces for younger kids or a 1000 piece puzzle for experts. When everyone has had enough togetherness, give the kids some Rudolph toys to occupy themselves for a while. My son had a set of Rudolph toys when he was young. He played with them for years, acting out scenes from the movie.