If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that eclectic birdwatcher on your holiday list, then look no further than our new online shop for keepsake gifts for birdwatchers.
We launched an online shop featuring handmade holiday gifts for birdwatchers inspired by vintage art to raise money for bird conservation organizations impacted by COVID-19.
Holiday Gifts for Birdwatchers
Our products include a line of baltic birch plywood journals called Dream Journals featuring vintage bird art on the covers.
The Dream Journals are 8” x 5.5” and handmade using natural, unfinished premium baltic birch plywood on the front and back covers.
The wood contains no finish, so it’s free of chemicals to give it a smooth, natural feel and look.
The journal’s 34 sheets (68 pages) are 90lb., acid-free Strathmore mixed media paper made of 100% cotton with a vellum finish and held together with durable wire binding.
Our inspiration was simple.
Bird organizations care for sick and injured birds and give them a second chance at life in the wild.
During the pandemic, wildlife rehabilitators haven’t stopped caring for our beautiful birds.
Now they need our help, so we began an Etsy store to help raise money for these important organizations.
Gifts for Birdwatchers That Give Back
Our fundraising efforts have been focused on Christine’s Critters, a wildlife rehabilitator in Weston, CT.
Christine’s Critters help rehabilitate injured birds of prey, giving hawks, owls, eagles, and even vultures a second chance at life in the wild.
We sponsor Magma, a stunning red-phase Eastern Screech Owl with a backward wing.
The owl suffered an injury as a nestling and is a permanent bird ambassador at Christine’s Critters.
We pay for Magma’s food bill for the year, and now we’re on a mission to do more.
So when you buy one of our products, you’re giving twice.
We recently donated Dream Journals for online auctions raising money for the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, N.Y., and The Wild Bird Fund in NYC.
Our dream journals are also for sale at Wild Birds Unlimited in Poughkeepsie, NY.
17 Dream Journals and Counting
What began as just four designs have blossomed into a collection of 17 Dream Journals and counting.
And each journal is a unique piece of art.
Popular designs include:
We focus on vintage bird art and pay tribute to the old-fashioned, hand-drawn plates you find in an old bird book, and then modernize them.
Every detail is masterfully re-created by Dan, co-founder and art director of intoBirds.
Each line, every dot that mattered to the original artist is refined and digitally reborn cast onto a beautiful piece of baltic birch plywood.
IntoBirds’ Dream Journals have infinite uses.
- Start a journal.
- Chronicle your bird sightings.
- Use it as a sketchbook for your bird art.
- Record your next big idea.
- Practical shopping lists and honey-do lists.
- Start that novel.
- Write a poem or a song, or keep a diary for preserving your precious memories.
- The uses are endless.
Just in time for the holidays, we have a new line of wood bird ornaments that make the perfect gift for birdwatchers on your holiday gift list.
It’s a thrill to offer these fabulous handmade, bird-themed gifts for birdwatchers.
The goal is to help connect people with nature to inspire the next generation of birdwatchers and conservationists while raising money for important causes.
If we protect the birds, then we protect the earth. It’s a win-win all around.
Visit intoBirds’ Etsy shop here.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!