The Twelve Days of Butterflies- Butterfly Gift Ideas 2015

12 Butterfly Gifts for the Holidays

Twelve Days of Butterflies 2015- 12 Butterfly Gift Ideas and Butterfly Gifts for the Holidays
Butterflies are a source of joy and inspiration to many. While monarchs and other winged beauties have departed for warm weather destinations, these butterfly gift ideas help keep them close to our hearts, while awaiting their triumphant return next spring.

They also present an opportunity to share the joy of butterflies with others…

Below are 12 fantastic gift ideas for a butterfly lover in your life or some ideas to pass along to someone trying to make you happy for the holidays. Over the next four Saturdays three new butterfly gifts will be posted, until I’ve revealed all twelve gift ideas on December 5th.

Before I started this annual butterfly gift ideas list three years ago, I had no idea how many wonderful butterfly-themed gifts existed. I think these are some of the best and hope these ideas help you find the perfect butterfly gift for someone special in your life.

The Twelve Days of Butterflies 2016 List has just been released so click here to see this season’s Butterfly Gift Ideas List. That’s 12 more unique butterfly gifts to consider this Christmas and holiday season…

And now, without further ado…The 12 Days of Butterflies!


Hang Them Up

Day 1- Hand Made Butterfly Wood Carvings

Hand Crafted Swallowtail Wood Carving- Butterfly Gift Ideas
Hand Carved and Painted Butterfly Gifts

Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

The attention to detail in these painted wood carvings will make it feel like you’re hosting brilliant butterflies all year long.

Hand Made Monarch Butterfly Wood Carving- Butterfly Gift idea 1

  • Hand carved from high quality tupelo wood
  • Hand painted with great detail
  • Choice of four butterflies: Monarch, Tiger Swallowtail, Queen, Blue Morpho
  • Includes natural bark mount with hanger on back
  • Free gift notecard included at your request
  • Ships priority mail
  • All shipments fully insured
  • Hundreds of five star customer reviews

Choose and Buy your Butterfly Wood Carving by Clicking Here


Day 2- Dogtown Artwork Butterfly Prints, Greeting Cards, and Framed Butterfly Art

Unique Monarch Butterfly Art with Dogs on Prints, Canvas, Greeting cards- Butterfly Gift Idea 2
Butterfly Nose

Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

A good gift is one that makes the recipient’s heart smile with joy. These whimsical creations will do just that. They are available on a variety of products so it’s up to you to choose what your special gift recipient would appreciate the most. Make sure to check out all the designs!

A Boxer Dog search for the elusive Monarch Caterpillar butterfly wall art- Butterfly Gift Ideas
Searching for Cats
  • Hilarious and Heart-warming
  • Unique gift idea…truly!
  • Whimsical dog people with a passion for butterflies
  • Buy prints, canvas prints, greeting cards, or framed artwork
  • Swarms of 5 Star Customer Reviews

Purchase Photographic Prints of Monarch Butterflies and Boxer Dogs

Monarch Butterfly, Flower, & Boxer Dog Greeting cards

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Day 3- 3D Butterfly Wall Art

3D Butterfly Wall Art makes a stunning wall centerpiece in any room of the house- Butterfly Gift Idea 3
A Wall of Butterfly Beauty


Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

This butterfly wall art is a great idea for someone who likes to add their own creative flair when decorating their home.

  • Create a stunning centerpiece in any room or
  • Spread butterfly joy throughout your home
  • Printed on high quality specialty translucent paper
  • Peel off backing on adhesive pad to stick the butterflies to the desired wall
  • Sticks to most any surface
  • Recreate Heidi’s beautiful display or create your own
  • Hundreds of 5 star ratings from happy customers

Buy Monarch Butterfly 3D Wall Art


WEAR Them Out

Day 4- Monarch Chrysalis Earrings by Jude Rose

Monarch Chrysalis Earrings- Nature Inspired Butterfly Gift Idea

Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

For the past two season’s, Jude Rose’s chrysalis pendants have been one of our most popular gift ideas, even temporarily selling out last season.  And now, by popular demand, Jude has started creating jade chrysalis earrings. Here are all the details on Jude’s latest inspirational monarch creation:

Hand Made Monarch Chrysalis Earrings with gift box included- 12 butterfly gift ideas

  • 2 hand made chrysalides created from glass and gold
  • Perfect balance of catching the idea of monarch chrysalis while being properly light earrings
  • 24k Gold chrysalis accents
  • High quality 14k gold-filled french wires
  • Jude’s chrysalis creations have received rave reviews the past two seasons
  • back rubber safeties with every pair
  • Gift box included

Purchase Chrysalis Earrings (and get more photos/info) by Clicking Here


Day 5- Monarch Butterfly T-shirt Art by Kathy Morton Stanion

Abstract Monarch Butterfly Shirt- Beautiful Butterfly Gift Idea
Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

A casual butterfly t-shirt with elegant art makes it an eye-catching design for many occasions.

  • Printed on premium American apparel all over print tees
  • Cotton soft 100% polyester
  • Moisture wicking fabric pulls moisture away from skin
  • Maintains vibrant colors after washing
  • Ships worldwide

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Butterfly GOODNESS

Day 6- Chrysalis Cookies

Monarch Chrysalis Cookies- Gift Ideas for Butterfly Lovers

Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

The perfect combination of spreading holiday joy and the joy of what’s to come next spring. Can you feel the magic?

  • One Dozen chrysalis cookies
  • Individually wrapped and hot sealed for freshness
  • Emerald Green Chrysalis on a pearl white background
  • Gold Chrysalis and Red Christmas Accents
  • Give all cookies to one extra special butterfly enthusiast OR
  • Spread monarch joy to several friends and family
  • Save one for a teacher gift
  • Add one to each cookie plate or even as stocking stuffers
  • Shipped USPS Priority Mail to insure freshness on arrival

Purchase Monarch Chrysalis Cookies Here


Just For KIDS

Day 7- The Hungry Caterpillar Reversible Butterfly Plush Toy

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Reversible Plush Toy- Butterfly Gift ideas for Kids

Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

Bring the story of the very hungry caterpillar to life with a plush caterpillar that reverses into a brilliant butterfly:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Plus Toy Butterfly transforms from caterpillar...

  • Two toys in one for babies and toddlers
  • Well made and easy to transform from caterpillar to butterfly…and back!
  • Educational tool for young children
  • Helps develop motor skills
  • Add the classic book (on the linked page) for just a few dollars more
  • Free 2-day Shipping with Amazon Prime

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Just For HIM

Day 8- Butterfly and Birding Binoculars

Pentax Papilio ii Butterfly & Birding Binoculars for watching butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees in your garden close up, without scaring them away- butterfly gift idea
Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

Bring nature to you in the butterfly garden and see wildlife as you’ve never seen it before:

  • 6.5 times magnification w/ fast and easy focusing
  • Just like having a portable microscope
  • Watch butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, flowers, birds, bees
  • Crisp, clear, close-up images
  • Pocket or purse sized
  • Butterfly gift idea for men or women
  • Neck strap and soft case included
  • Incredible value for features and quality
  • Free 2-day Shipping with Amazon Prime

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Just For HER

Day 9- Beautiful Butterfly Suncatcher with Engraved Heart

A Butterfly Suncatcher with an Engraved Heart for Mom, Sister, or Grandma- Butterfly Gifts for her

Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

A beautiful suncatcher with a personal touch for a special woman in your life

  • Real flowers and grass pressed between glass
  • Choose heart charm engraving: Mom, Sister, Grandma, Nurse, or Love
  • Small and beautiful suncatcher
  • Butterfly w/ heart is 4.25″ x 4.25″
  • Approximately 8″ when hanging
  • Fabulous 5-star customer reviews
  • Option to purchase a suncatcher/message rock set
  • Free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime

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Day 10- Monarch Soap

Handmade Monarch Butterfly Soap w/ a heavenly Tangerine Mint Scent- Butterfly Gift Idea 10

Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

A unique, affordable, butterfly gift that might keep the recipient from ever washing their hands again… 😉

  • Animal-cruelty free, veggie-based soap
  • Tangerine Mint Scented
  • Highly moisturizing formula
  • Great Teacher Gift or for any butterfly lover
  • Comes Beautifully Gift Boxed

Purchase Monarch Butterfly Soap Here


Day 11- Give the Gift (Cards) of Milkweed

Milkweed Seeds to plant for Monarch Butterflies and Caterpillars- Gift Ideas for Butterfly Lovers
Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

Milkweed is the lifeblood of monarch caterpillars and butterflies. It’s a valuable tool we can all use to help support the struggling monarch population…

  • Milkweed is the conerstone of a successful monarch butterfly garden
  • Choose over 25 milkweed varieties to fit your region and growing conditions
  • Milkweed is a must for those who want to raise monarch butterflies
  • Milkweed is the gift that will come back every year to support new generations of monarchs

One of the best ways to give the gift of milkweed is by giving gift certificates to online sellers that have a wide range of vendors selling milkweed. This means the giftee will be able to find almost any type of milkweed they are looking for. Below are 3 fantastic online marketplaces to find milkweed seeds and also plants in the warmer months ahead…they also give the recipient the option to find other gift options if a garden isn’t in the immediate future.

11a. Ebay Gift Card for Milkweed Seeds and Plants

For years, eBay offered the best big marketplace to find a wide variety of milkweed seeds and plants. It still probably has the widest selection of milkweed available, but the competition is catching up fast. eBay sells everything under the sun, and a good gift certificate choice for the budget-conscious buyer.


11b. Amazon Gift Card for Milkweed Seeds and Plants

Amazon has many of the same milkweed sellers as eBay, and more seem to be migrating over. Like eBay, amazon sells everything and a gift certificate here is a great choice for those who value product reviews from other customers.

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11c. Etsy Gift Card for Milkweed Seeds and Plants

Etsy is a place for selling home made products and crafts, and that includes seeds and plants. This marketplace wasn’t on my radar until this season, but there are a surprising (and growing) amount of milkweed species available here from reputable sellers and home gardeners. A fantastic gift certificate for those who value home made goods and crafts.

Buy an Etsy Gift Certificate Click Here


Day 12- Monarch Butterfly Flip Book

Why is this a good butterfly gift idea?

The original motion pictures, flip books have been around for 120 years. Low tech, but still pretty cool…

  • See the transformation of caterpillar to butterfly in a few short seconds
  • Small but so expressive and amazing
  • 2″ x 4″ perfect stocking stuffer size
  • Simple tool for getting others interested in monarch butterflies and conservation

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For those of you receiving these butterfly gift ideas via email, I will continue to send helpful Butterfly Garden Tips all throughout 2016 to help you attract and support more monarchs and other beneficial pollinators with your garden!

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  1. I’ve had my eyes on the chrysalis earrings and pendant for what seems like forever! They’re so unique and it’s nice to be able to support an artisan in my home state. My hubby ordered them for Christmas, so I can’t wait to see them. All of the gifts are wonderful. Those wood carvings were the second item to catch my eye. I love hand made original artwork for gifts. Thank you for all the great items.

  2. I like the seed cards. Found some wild milkweed growing , in Ontario Canada and brought some seeds back to Calgary Alberta .
    I plan to plant them in the spring , Calgary is a bit colder, with any luck they’ll grow

  3. I would love to give (or receive!) the sun catcher. The bible says that angels are winged; I believe this to be true, but my vision is not of angels in white, with halos. Instead I like to think that the spirits of our loved ones who have passed are present in the butterflies and birds that visit us, especially when we are most in need of encouragement. Having a personalized sun catcher will remind one of a deceased loved one even in the snowiest winter months when butterflies are not found in MN.
    PS. I love all of your picks!!

  4. Dear Butterfly Elf, any of these gifts would be wonderful to give or receive, I love them all. In having to choose one, I’m thinking the binoculars would be it. Being able to observe them closely without disturbing them would be enjoyable. Thank you for all that you do for the love of the butterfly world. Merry Christmas and the best to you and yours in the new year.

  5. I really love the Day 1- Hand Made Butterfly Wood Carvings. They are so beautiful and detailed. I cannot image the time and work that went into each one. They are gorgeous.
    Still doing great have 9 cats and 6 eggs released 67 Monarchs this season so far, Love it.

  6. My favorite gift choice is the binoculars. My sight is not as good as it once was and these would make my time in the front garden much more enjoyable seeing the eggs and youngest cats on the milkweed. As a retired kindergarten teacher, it was fun to once again see the Hungry Caterpillar.

  7. I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar book and plush caterpillar/butterfly. I have a bunch of nieces and nephews and this would make the best addition to our storytime! I also think that butterfly suncatcher would be a perfect addition to my garden! It’s so unique and beautiful!

  8. I’d love to have the Very Hungry Caterpillar plush toy, as friends of the family expect a new baby boy any day. This would be a wonderful way to share my love of butterflies with the new little one. I’d also buy the book to go along with it, and the little one would have the toy to play with as I read the book to him!

  9. Gift # 8 – the butterfly & birding binoculars are a great idea for all Back-to-Nature types who love to explore God’s ‘small’ miracles! And Gift#12 is such an amazing gift for young kids – as well as the young-at-heart – to be mesmerized by the moving pictures of the evolution from caterpillar to butterfly! Thank you for your inspiration of sharing the wonder!

  10. Hi Tony, I’d pick SEEDS…from anybody!!! I enjoy the mail, and I enjoy trading seeds with other growers too!!! Seasons greetings, now take that break!!!

  11. I love the monarch soap. Very original and beautiful! That would be my favorite gift to receive. It would fit in with my hummingbird/butterfly theme in my bathroom.

  12. I would buy #10 – the Monarch soap for me and my husband. We both prefer bar soap over liquids and we LOVE anything made from natural ingredients. And of course, we love our Monarchs. We just bought a small greenhouse for milkweed! What a great gift idea this would be for any butterfly enthusiast!

  13. Hello Toni,
    Thank you so much for asking my opinion of these wonderful Christmas gifts–they are all so exquisite and perfect for the butterfly enthusiast.
    My favorite has always been the Chrysalis Earrings because they are so perfectly crafted they would be such a wonderful conversation starter about my favorite new hobby.
    My second choice is oddly is the Butterfly and Birding Binoculars simply because then a person could sit in the comfort of their home without disturbing the flight of the precious Monarch butterfly and monitor their behavior as to which flowers or plants seem to attract the most.
    As always Toni you have only the best information/gift ideas, etc on your website.

  14. Any of these gifts are fabulous For me to pick just one is difficult. I like the sun catcher as it reminds me that as I watch the metamorphous of a butterfly I can’t help but reflect on the beautiful transformation, and some of the personal lessons I am learning. Outward appearances are deceiving, so don’t be too quick to judge. For a caterpillar to become a butterfly it must change. Oh, to be like that butterfly. Like a butterfly evolving, I must love each stage I pass through, and not be judgmental of myself. The caterpillar dies so the butterfly can be born. And, yet, the caterpillar lives in the butterfly and they are but one.

  15. I love the gifts from Day 1. I work with 1st grade children and we study the monarch. I am looking forward to setting these wood carvings on the science table

  16. Tony I would say the Chrysalis earrings would be my vote because they are soo lifelike. But I could also say the milkweed seeds also because one can never have enough milkweed especially when I’m searching for Purple Milkweed.

  17. Love the seed cards and the flip book! The cards will be well received by all who want to have more butterflies in their garden.
    The book will be a super gift for our littlest gardeners! Best combination – nature and books!

  18. Day 4. I have the pendant and would love the matching earrings. I have tried to match my necklace with earrings, but the set would be show-stopping! By the way Jude, I get so many compliments when I wear my necklace. Thank you for the fun contest.

  19. In my first year, 2005, I raised and released five beautiful monarchs (one male and four females). I’m so happy. The gift I like the best is the binoculars (with a close second being the hanging female monarch). I would welcome the binoculars so I can obverse all monarchs wherever I am in our lovely state of Minnesota.

  20. For a very inexpensive treat, #3, …3D Monarchs. I ordered and received mine. They are very cool, even though the coloring is a little light. They stick well on anything without leaving residue, and you can restick them too. I’m putting them on packages, walls, all around the house. I have even snuck some into friends’ homes for them #to find after I have left.
    For #6-12 gifts, I would choose the flip book as my favorite. I like the affordable ideas. I can spread the Monarch joy to more people. I’m ordering this for all the grandkids, one for me too.

  21. I just love everything on the top of my list would be the earrings. Have a very Merr Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Day 7 is a great gift for kids and kids at heart! The Hungry Caterpillar Reversible Plush toy is beautiful. The plush and the book by Eric Carle help even the youngest reader begin to see and appreciate the beauty of butterflies.

  23. I would love (and probably will) to give that Very Hungry Caterpillar plush toy as a present to my nephew. The bright colors and softness of the caterpillar will undoubtedly appeal to him (he’s a toddler), and what a fun way to encourage a love of nature.

  24. I would choose the soap for my daughter and the the Gift (Cards) of Milkweed so that we could give back to the beautiful butterflies we enjoy fluttering around in our garden.

  25. Hi Tony ,
    Love all 12 items,but my first choice is the Earrings!
    I’d would wear them and would get people asking all kinds of questions in what they were and the then story begins .
    Love you site,have learned something new each time .
    Have yourself a wonderful Christmas and safe New Year !

  26. I bought the t-shirt and love it. The fabric is so soft and light weight. Now I think I’m buying the caterpillar-to-butterfly for a grandchild. Still looking at binoculars. So many great ideas. Thanks, Tony!!!!

  27. I love the butterfly sun catcher! It would look beautiful hanging in a sunny spot and with the mom charm it reminds me of my mom who passed this year.

  28. I have been raising Monarchs since a friend gave me my first caterpillars and milkweed leaves in 2009. I love the suncatcher because it embodies my feelings about this beautiful butterfly – I consider myself a true MOM to them!

  29. I would love the binoculars. They would be so handy in the garden to check out all of the wildlife.

  30. I did like the chrysalis jewelry best, but I think the flip book is exciting. Hard to say which gift is best, depends on who it’s for. In gifts 7-12, I choose the flip book, because it is SO clever.

  31. I love the plush toy! Learning and snuggling at the same time.
    The binoculars will always be appreciated! Everyone needs a pair always close at hand.
    The butterfly suncatcher is so wonderful! So many ways to give.

  32. Bought the Jude Rose chrysalis necklace last year with both the green and just-about-to-hatch chrysalis showing the wing colors inside. Loved them. So many comments when I wear it. Can’t wait to purchase the earrings, especially with the discount. Thanks, Tony and Jude!

  33. Well, I went there! Had to get the caterpillar/butterfly for my 2 year old granddaughter. Thanks for the wonderful gift ideas!

    1. you’re so welcome Theresa, I hope you have a fantastic holiday season and your granddaughter loves her new caterpillar/butterfly!

  34. 3-D Butterfly Wall Art: What a fabulous idea!! I love the fact that you can spread the beauty around your home, or focus them on a wall for a more avant-garde effect… Either way, I love the 3D effect of the wings lifted off the wall! (Close runner ups: chrysalis earrings, which I need to buy for all the folks I mentored (read: got addicted!) into monarch raising… and the butterfly wooden art looks like a must-have as well!
    Happy shopping!! 🙂

  35. I like the butterfly shirt best so far. I think it would get a lot of comments that would open the chance to spread the word about Monarch conservation and raising them.

  36. The chrysalis earrings are my favorite, with the wall art coming in at a close second! The earrings are beautiful, and so realistic.

  37. I love the Monarch t-shirt. I can wear it with love and take my beautiful babies with me wherever I go !

  38. I really love the Day 1- Hand Made Butterfly Wood Carvings. They are so beautiful and detailed. I cannot image the time and work that went into each one. They are gorgeous.
    This was my first year and I released 62 Monarch Butterflies. I just released another one today and have four more Chrysalis to go. Cannot believe they are still here. Love every minute of raising each one. Hope next season goes that well.

  39. I love love love the earrings. .they are beautiful. .I would love to have a pair. .I would be honored to wear them. .I got my mom, grandma and aunt growing milkweed and raising monarchs. .it’s awesome

  40. LOVE, LOVE the chrysalis earrings and pendants. I love jewelry and I love raising monarchs! This by far for me is the best gift ever – hint hint to my husband!! 🙂 Jude Rose is very creative and super talented. Tony, thanks for the newsletter and all the great gift ideas. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! I’ve planted milkweed seeds in random places around my town. Spring will be here soon!!!! :). All the best to you! CB

  41. I think the Tshirt is best — something to wear after getting all messy gardening.

  42. I reviewed all six gifts and I’m thinking the best is Day 5 – the Monarch t-shirt by Kathy. My favorite art is watercolor and my favorite butterfly I raise are the Monarchs. Both put together are esquisite! I have to order one tomorrow morning! Swan milkweed! Swan milkweed! Tony, we both like to try different milkweeds. I don’t have Swan milkweed but I do have the others out here in Ca.

  43. First on my list would be the handmade wood carvings (Day 1) of butterflies. The attention to detail & the realistic painting is awesome. Second would be the 3-D wall art butterflies. They would be so cool to incorporate into a room or even into a craft.

  44. I just love all of the butterfly gifts so far but I would have to say my favorite are the earrings. It’s almost like you’re just waiting for them to hatch right on you.

  45. they are all fab ideas. But my faves are the beautiful butterflies on the tupelo wood, its seeing them as in nature, breathtaking, them I love the collage butterflies they look like the real thing, the pics with the dogs are real tonge in check

  46. Decisions, decisions. But in this case I don’t think you could ever go wrong! While I love the earrings and wood carvings, I think the t-shirt is my first choice.

    Thanks, Tony, for all you do. It is so helpful to have your support, ideas, and information. Merry Christmas!

  47. I like the butterfly carvings. They are very lifelike.Thanks for including me.

  48. The Monarch wood carving is great because it’s beautiful and you can give them to anyone. All the gifts are beautiful .

  49. I like the t-shirt because it is a conversation point. When someone asks about it I can mention the plight of the monarchs. .

  50. Tough choice between the earrings and the wood carvings. I picked the carvings because the were the most unique gift idea and would work for males as well as females. Absolutely beautiful!

  51. I love the chryalice pendant and ear rings they are so life like

  52. My choice would be the earrings, because they are educational and a great teaching tool, even though way out of my price range. I am conflicted with the other items because even though very artistic, might encourage less ethical collectors to collect and pin up the real thing! Animals bring laughter, but I bet the pets would rather be playing ball than posing with coats and props for a photo. I always wonder how much stress an animal/owner goes through, to get just the right photo.
    I have learned a great deal from this website, and share it. I encourage many folks to grow special milkweed for monarchs in Western Oregon. Pat

  53. I love the wood carving – the very first one. How absolutely beautiful! I love all of these things and have a hard time choosing just one. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pieces of art!

  54. I want to say first that I absolutely love the butterfly gift ideas. My 1st choice would be the butterfly hand-carved and painted ‘wood carvings’. These would be ideal at the office to show the would your love for one of God’s precious creatures. My second choice would be the 3-D Butterfly Wall Art. This would go great in a kitchen, living room or study. Butterflies always bring a sense of peace and calm to any area. Last, but definitely not least. The Monarch Chrysalis earrings by Jude Rose are definitely a conversation piece. You could wearing them with a nice evening dress and be the talk of the room.

  55. What great gift ideas! I think my favorite is the shirt because my 3 year old would want to wear it every day. Thank you for all the helpful information about butterflies.

  56. I love all these butterfly gift ideas, but the Hand Made Butterfly Wood Carvings are just exquisite! Such talent to create such works of art!

  57. This summer was my first time raising butterflies. I had 14 catapillars but only 9 survived. It was amazing to watch them turn into butterflies. Can’t wait til next summer. I would chose the chrysalis earnings as my favorite. I like earrings no one else has. These are really beautiful.

  58. I love the beautiful butterfly t-shirt by Kathy Morton Stanion. I live in Florida, where it is warm almost all year, and I can wear my t-shirt all year round and tell people that I raise these beautiful Monarch butterflies. I have succefully released 11 so far this year and keep finding more eggs in my garden. I think I will need to order more plants as I am running out of plants to feed them. I have taken tons of pictures of my Monarchs in my garden and every stage of their development from eggs to releasing them. They are really awesome! I love my Monarch Butterflies.

  59. Day three butterflies 3D is absolutely gorgeous . It’s like a little bit of outdoor beauty indoors.

  60. I love the Hand Made Butterfly Wood Carvings. They are beautiful, life-like and wonderful full-time reminders.

  61. I vote for the butterfly carvings. What a wonderful way to express your love of these delicate creatures even if you don’t have a garden of your own.

  62. Difficult choice but I’ve got a passion for handblown glass so the earrings would be my selection.

  63. I vote for the wood carvings. They look so real, and both men and women would love them. Most of the other gifts would appeal only to women.

  64. Day One’s Carved Monarch butterfly by Berlin Glass.
    “All of their beauty, all year round, at twice the size. It’s the best monarch smile here. ” 🙂

  65. I so love the chrysalis earings. Everyone would ask what it is and i could tell them all about the Monarchs.

  66. Think of the wonderful decorating possibilities with the 3D Butterfly wall art! One cn never have too many butterflies in the house 🙂
    Love it, Love it, Love it!

  67. My favorite is #3 monarch wall art. Children are delighted to “follow” butterflies down a hall or to have them on the wall in a room.

  68. I liked the chrysalis earrings and pendants.

    I liked them because I give tours of our local historic home (Casa Romantica) butterfly garden and tell people they look like jade jewels trimmed in gold. I’ve been asked if I knew anyplace to buy some earrings. I now have a place to recommend.

  69. We milkweeds seeds have sprouted in record time (6 days – remember I am in sunny Tampa Florida). I soaked them in water for 24 hours before planting and covered my trays with plastic wrap until the little guys start sprouting. Germination percentage around 75%. These were from seeds off my locally purchased native milkweed in it’s first year. They are still in my greenhouse and growing slowly but happily. I can’t wait for my butterflies come springtime. Thanks for all your advise and information.
    Happy Holidays one and all,

  70. The shirt is a great idea! Not only is it beautiful but it has to be very comfortable to wear since it wicks moisture away from the skin. It also will bring attention to the monarchs. When people comment on the beauty of the shirt you can give them info on the monarch.

  71. It is a difficult choice so I decided to purchase the beautiful handmade shirt by Kathy Morton Stanion, truly one of a kind (gift to myself) now and forwarded the information for the earrings and pendants to my husband for him to give me for Christmas. They are so true to life and represent the Monarch with such beauty, grace and perfection.

  72. Hi Tony! I always look forward to your e-letters but I must say, this is by far the most fun. Well, it’s very hard to choose between all of these wonderful monarch inspired gifts and I most definitely want to mention how much I enjoy “day 2” the quirky art prints, however, for top honors I choose “day 3” the 3D butterflies. In fact, I had actually ordered and am anxiously awaiting these beauties from Heidi just days before you first shared them with us. These monarchs can fly freely throughout my house without any danger from my feline cats. I will be reminded all winter long of the 300+ beautiful monarchs that I reared and released this year and of the hundreds hopefully to come next year.

  73. I love the wood carvings, especially of the Monarch. But since I am a sucker for tee shirts, that is a close second! I have not been successful in raising Monarchs yet, but am still trying. I did see two or three at my milkweed this year, so am hopeful and love receiving your emails for guidance.

  74. My favorite gift idea is the chrysalis pendant with earrings, if price was no object.
    I would purchase the abstract Monarch T-shirt for my Monarch Mentor who is responsible for my life-long long affair with butterflies (especially Monarchs), but again the $45 price tag plus shipping is pretty hefty.
    I also love the idea of the chrysalis cookies, but $48 for a dozen?
    So I keep a Wish List…

  75. Day 4, the chrysalis earrings, is my first vote because this is my first year to be an eyewitness to the process of a Monarch chrysalis and saw 6 chrysalis in my own yard reach maturity (after planting butterfly milkweed). It was a very enlightening experience and something that I will continue to pursue. I sat one day for a couple of hours waiting for one to evolve. I even want to get a greenhouse especially for raising Monarchs. I have been in many discussions, since discovering this amazing process, on the importance of planting milkweed. I became interested when watching the Flight of the Butterflies at the St. Louis Science Museum.

    My second vote is Day 6, the chrysalis cookies. A great holiday conversation piece that looks (and probably is delicious). I really like the vibrant colors for the holidays. They are so realistic looking and is a subject that is very close to my heart,

  76. I love the humorous dog/butterfly cards. They could be used for many occasions. Anything that makes me laugh is a gift itself!

  77. The cookie artwork is my favorite. The art work on the cookies is vibrant and beautiful. Paint that on a Christmas ornament and it will last year after year.

  78. The shirt is pretty cool. At first it just looks like an abstract design, and then you realize it’s a butterfly.

  79. The wood carving of the Monarch is going on my wish list this year. It is absolutely beautiful and would bring to life all year one of my passions – rearing Monarchs! But then, the t-shirt is a perfect gift for my sister who also raises these beauties.

  80. I like the wood carvings from day 1 the best. They are very realistic looking and would look great as a decoration in the house.

  81. I have been captivated by butterflies since I was a tiny girl. This year I began raising Monarch caterpillars in order to help increase their population. It has been an awesome experience of the miracles of God creations. Day 5 gift is my favorite of the first six gift ideas. I ordered one for me as well as a Frog pendant from the same seller for my BFF of over 40 years. Thank you for your website and tips, data, info on raising Monarchs!

  82. The carved wall hangings are exquisite and my personal favorite. Even so, I think a t-shirt is also beautiful and more fun.

  83. Tony, What a marvelous way to begin the holiday season! Of all the unique gifts, I would have to choose the Monarch Wood Carving as my favorite. By the way, I continue to enjoy using the mini draw-string bags. In addiion to collecting seeds, I’ve found numerous other ways to use them.

  84. I like the earrings the best. They are unique, attractive and only a butterfly person would know what they are. Good conversation starter, when someone asks.

  85. I can’t choose between the carved butterflies, the wall stickers and the t-shirt. There’s no end to what creative ways one could use the wall stickers. Can’t wait to see what the next 6 will be.

  86. So hard to choose from these great options! This was my first year raising Monarchs and I am passionate about promoting their survival. I think the lovely chrysalis earrings would be the perfect gift for anyone wanting to spark conversation/education and encourage others to get involved.

  87. I love the cookies! What a great and fun Christmas gift for my butterfly friends!

  88. Thank you so much Tony for including my T Shirt design this year! I am truly honored and excited! There are so many great gifts here for the butterfly lover to choose from! Love it!

  89. I agree with many of the others that the earrings are a wonderful way to start an educational conversation. And their uniqueness is something sought after by many. Beautiful and inspiring – perfect!

  90. Hi Tony…got SNOW??? Knowing how few people know the life cycle of a Monarch I would expect a lot of conversations could be started with the gift of a pair of chrysalis earrings!!! They look so real!!!

  91. I love the chrysalis earnings and may just have to give myself a gift, very soon! Thanks for posting these!

  92. I really like the monarch butterfly T-shirts. I think they might inspire comments and questions about Monarchs and their plight and encourage wider knowledge of the need to foster them.

  93. I think the jewelry is just the best. It is educational, for one, and can be so highly personal — representing transformation.

  94. Hi Tony,
    The chrysalis earings look so authentic. An ever present reminder of warm summer days awaiting the beauty that emerges with every glance in mirror.

  95. It’s a toss-up for me, between the butterfly cookies and wood carvings. I’d probably choose the wood carvings in the end, since they’d last far longer. 🙂

    Thanks so much for hosting such an informative website, and for encouraging a sense of community among those of us who want to preserve the Monarch population for this and future generations. Oh, and this giveaway contest is nice, too. 🙂

  96. I like the butterfly wall art the best. How wonderful would it be to have those little beauties “flying” all around my living room! I had a great butterfly season this year! I got videos of monarchs eclosing from their chrysalises, which I posted on YouTube! Here in San diego, it’s still warm enough to have 3 male monarchs and one resident female in my yard. They’re still laying eggs!

  97. Amazing gifts! I love the tee shirt because I can show my monarch passion wherever I go.

  98. I love the boxer dog/butterfly art! Boxers have been part of our family for 16+ yrs and we planted our first butterfly garden this past summer. So, to me, the artwork portrays both of our favorite things combined!

  99. Thank you for these unique gift ideas, Tony! This has been my 1st year raising Monarchs, & it’s been so rewarding. I’m a teacher, & I like to teach my students what I learn about caterpillars & butterflies. I like the cookies the most because they’re beautifully decorated & individually wrapped. They would make the perfect Christmas gifts for my students & children in my family this year.

  100. This was a very difficult choice as they all looked so wonderful. I would have to say that the Hand Made Butterfly Wood Carvings were by far my favorite. I would love to purchase some for gifts. They were so real to life and I love anything “butterfly”.
    Also, the Monarch Butterfly T-shirt Art by Kathy Morton Stanion is stunning!
    Thank you for sharing this.

  101. I like the Day 4 earrings the best. Jewelry is such a great gift. Those are beautiful, realistic (as opposed to an artistic interpretation of a chrysalis) and classy.

  102. Wow…love all of the gifts to date, especially the last 3. How can one choose? …love the earrings, the shirt and of course, the beautiful cookies!

  103. I love the wooden carvings. The artist that makes these is truly talented. I bought one for my mother for Christmas!

  104. I just wanted to say I love my Butterflies. I wish I would have joined earlier. My first year 2015 I had ten beautys this year and I hope to do a lot more in 2016. I need to get some milkweed seed’s any one no where I can get some? I planted some but not very much. I am so excited to get started again, Thanks

    1. Hi Frances, congrats on an exciting first year. If you’re looking for seeds to plant this fall/winter or next spring check out my resources page, which lists 25+ types of milkweed with info and links to buy seeds. Good luck with your butterfly garden next season:

      Milkweed Resources Page

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