Small Wonders: little gifts making a big difference
Do you know someone who’s passionate about puffins, crazy about the coast or smitten with squirrels? Small Wonders are perfect gifts for that special person you know, who cares about nature and loves to explore the great outdoors.
With every Small Wonder gift you give, you’ll be helping to look after the precious wildlife, gardens and miles of coastline in our care. Because the money you spend goes directly towards our work to protect the things you love.
Browse our online shop to choose from nine different Small Wonders, all with their own loveable pin badge. You can donate to wildlife conservation, care for the coast or keep the gardens you love growing. Have you already received a Small Wonder gift? Take a look below to discover more about how your donation is helping to make a big difference for nature.
What's included in your Small Wonder gift?
Inside your beautifully presented Small Wonders gift pack, you'll discover:
- One of nine high quality pin badges to collect
- Information about how your gift donation will be spent
- Space for a personal message
You can choose from nine different Small Wonders gifts, supporting coast, wildlife or gardens.
It's the perfect gift for someone who loves nature and wants to protect the things that make life special.
How you're helping wildlife
Our native red squirrel is under threat from disease, loss of woodland and from the non-native grey squirrel. We're helping to make welcoming homes for red squirrels to thrive.
Dormice are endangered creatures that need our help. We're installing nesting boxes at places in our care, to give dormice somewhere to snore through winter and breed in spring.
There are 18 species of bat in the UK, and all of these can be found at some of the places in our care. We work with others to give bats safe places to roost, feed and fly.
How you're helping the coast
We look after 780 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We care for coastal paths throughout the year, so you can enjoy those amazing sea views, secret beaches and historic seaside spots.
Puffins always look polished for a black tie event, but they're actually vulnerable creatures. We look after their home on the Farne Islands and count them each year to make sure they're happy and healthy.
Wildflower habitats are magnificent homes for wildlife on the coast. But more than 97 per cent of the UK's wildflower meadows have been lost. We're creating new meadows and looking after what we've got to help reverse this trend.
How you're helping gardens
It's easy to see why this romantic flower is one of the UK's favourites. And there are lots to admire across the 200 gardens in our care. At Mottisfont in Hampshire alone, you'll discover 500 varieties of rose flower. Blooming marvellous.
We look after 173 gardens of special historic interest. And behind the scenery, our experts provide the specialist conservation skills needed for the long-term future of these amazing spaces.
We're taking action to boost bee numbers, by installing hives in the flower-rich gardens and countryside in our care. We're also using greener gardening techniques to keep bees healthy.