DIY Gift: For the Bird Lover

A while back I made my own suet cakes for our backyard birds, and they absolutely loved them. I have never seen so many birds in our yard before—it was like The Birds but in a good way. When I ran out of homemade and refilled the feeder with store bought suet, the birds didn’t touch it for weeks. Homemade is always better, even if you’re a bird!

Homemade suet would be such a thoughtful gift for someone who is partial to our feathered friends. Suet feeders are especially good for apartment dwellers, because the birds don’t make a mess by scattering seeds everywhere.

Here’s my suet recipe. It’s really easy! When it’s done wrap each cake in wax paper, and tie it up with baker’s twine. You can pick up a wire suet feeder for less than $5.00 at your local hardware store or on Amazon.

DIY Bird Lover Gift

If you want to spend a bit more, you could include a regional bird field guide like this, a small pair of binoculars, or even a bird house. I’ve had my eye on this gorgeous wren house for a while now.

DIY Bird Lover Gift

Two in one—a great gift for bird lovers and for the birds!


  1. Casey

    I love gift ideas that are not the norm: sweater, gloves, scarf. I think my mom and boyfriend would both love something like this! And it ties in with my theme of hand made and edible gifts this year!

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