Hedgehogs – Our spiky loveable friends. Aren’t they just adorable?
The internet rages with battles as to which animal is the cutest. Is it cats, dogs, or…..Hedgehogs?
While all three are cute and amazing, today we are taking a tour of the gift world for hedgehog fans.
But before we do that, it is interesting to understand why do we have a fascination with the spiky cute little hogs of the hedge?
A plain simple answer might be that they are unique, charismatic, and gentle little creatures that evoke affection from people with their sometimes sleepy and loving personalities. And if you are looking for hedgehog-themed gifts for your loved ones, it’s better you know these fun facts about our prickly friends to get into the groove of spiky gifting.
7 Fun commonly asked questions about hedgehogs:
- What is a group of hedgehogs called? – A group of hedgehogs should be called a prickle but it’s actually an ‘Array`.
- How many quills does a hedgehog have? – A hedgehog usually has between 5000 and 7000 quills and they have muscles to control them and protect themselves.
- How many species of hedgehog are there? – There are 17 species of hedgehogs. Most commonly found in Australia, New Zealand, and America.
- Do hedgehogs have good eyesight? – Not really. They rely mainly on their senses of smell and hearing as their eyesight is more adjusted to nighttime.
- Why are they called hedgehogs? – The preferred habitat of hedgehogs is in garden hedges and they make cute grunting noises hence the name `hedgehog`.
- Has a hedgehog ever been in Government? – Okay, this one may seem like a strange question but in New Zealand, a satirical political party tried to get a hedgehog elected to parliament. They were unsuccessful but we think they would have made a good choice.
- Are hedgehogs good at sports? – Again, you may be thinking, What? But there used to be the International Hedgehog Olympic Games. (IHOG) Events included floor exercises, hurdles, and sprinting. All three of these events we did not expect!
Next up are our honorable mentions of famous hedgehogs
There have only been a few famous hedgehogs in literature, movies, and computer gaming. Some of these famous names may appear in our list of great ideas for hedgehog fans.
Mrs. Tiggy-winkle – This famous hedgehog is a washerwoman inspired by Beatrix Potter`s own pet hedgehog. She featured in the iconic book, `The tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle` written over a hundred years ago yet still a favorite amongst hedgehog fans.
Sonic the Hedgehog – This confident and cheeky iconic character from the computer gaming and movie world is legendary. Originally from the SEGA computer game company he has made it onto the small screen with computer games and the big screen starring in hit Hollywood movies.
Had fun with the facts? Moving on, what do you buy for a lover of hedgehogs?
Worry Not! We have done a deep dive into the hedges and bushes to come up with the best gift ideas to save you time researching items for your hedgehog fan family member or friend. We have compiled the choices into sections to help you even more.
Here we go!
1. Hedgehog Themed Fun Novelty Socks
Warm hedgehog socks for cold days or comfy days, these comfortable and humorous socks will be a huge hit with any hedgehog fan. Bright and colorful with a heartwarming and funny `Hedge Hugs` slogan on the sole of the feet, these are a complete treat for the wearer. Hedgehog fans are just as loving and loveable as hedgehogs themselves. They will show their love for this loving gift.
2. Sonic The Hedgehog Men’s Graphic T-shirt
The classic SEGA character, Sonic the Hedgehog is represented here in style. Any hedgehog fan and especially 90s kid will adore and cherish this T-Shirt that is straight out of the 90s but also so the twenty-first century. A love of hedgehogs knows no bounds, just as Sonic’s speed knows no bounds. Trust us on this. They’ll love this gift idea.
3. Hedgehog face mask – Unisex for Adults
This hedgehog face mask is wonderfully illustrated with amazing detail of our spiky pals. It is such a useful and versatile item. The times we live in are strange but that doesn’t mean that we can’t raise a smile (behind the mask). Make the hedgehog lover and all around them smile with this colorful and classic design hedgehog face mask.
4. Hedgehog – Dog Bandana
This one is a real favorite amongst animal lovers. A bandana for your dog. (or cat…how big is your cat?) Bandanas for dogs have become a real fashion item over the past few years and this hedgehog bandana for your canine best friend will be sure to raise some smiles. Doggos are as inquisitive as to our hedge friends. They also both snuffle and grunt so they have a lot in common. A great gift that will be welcomed by dog owners and dogs.
5. Hedgehog Hat
This is one of such items that for every time you buy it, the seller will donate money to feed animals or an animal shelter. This great baseball cap is useful in everyday life. Two colors (Beige or Green) will compliment any outfit. The hedgehog logo design over the peak of the cap is adorable and will definitely get some conversations started. Everyone loves hedgehogs. You`ll also be contributing 20 meals to animals for every cap sold. You and your hedgehog fan friend can celebrate that together. Everyone’s a winner!
6. Hedgehogs (Complete Pet Owner’s Manual)
This gift idea is for any hedgehog lover that may be considering becoming a hedgehog mom or dad. Hedgehogs are wonderful creatures and do make for wonderful pets but also need some specialized care in the home environment. This excellent book will walk the prospective hedgehog owner through the do’s and don’ts and ensure they know everything they have to before adopting a hedgehog. This gift is an indispensable one.
7. Monopoly Gamer – Sonic The Hedgehog Edition
Monopoly meets Sonic the hedgehog in this board game twist. Everyone loves a game of Monopoly and I have never met anyone that hasn’t got love for Sonic the hedgehog. If you love hedgehogs then you`re going to love this family classic board game coupled with a hedgehog twist. Sonic Twist! The same rules apply but it is all Sonic-themed. A nice change and fun addition to the Monopoly world and to any hedgehog lovers games collection.
8. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is a classic story by Beatrix Potter about the hedgehog washerwoman Mrs Tiggy-Winkle. This is a childhood favorite for millions and is a must-have book for hedgehog lovers or to read to their children. There is something so beautiful and satisfying about receiving a book as a gift. Give the power of literature with this gift idea.
9. Light up Hedgehog Stuffed Animal LED Bedtime Gift
A light-up hedgehog that is also cuddly. This is a nightlight and a huggable toy that will thrill young children or people of any age. It has a soft floppy body that is not only comforting for snuggles but also has cool LED lights that will emit a gentle soft glow that is reassuring and calming. The auto-off feature is fantastic and it literally turns itself off when it is time for sleep. A heart-warming thoughtful gift!
10. Blue Hedgehog Mosaic Kit
A gift idea that will surely inspire creativity in its recipient. Hours of fun whilst making a unique hedgehog-inspired piece of art that they can keep for years and years to come. The kit comes with everything they need to create their perfect hedgehog design. This gift idea is going to be a favorite of theirs forever. Full instructions and tools are included.
11. Hedgehog Mug
All hedgehog lovers sometimes have the same thought `You may think I’m listening but In My Head, I’m Thinking About Hedgehogs´. This funny hedgehog gift mug will show just how true that is. Whenever they are having their morning tea or coffee, they can simply raise a toast to whoever is speaking and they will be instantly understood. Early mornings aren’t made for chatter. They are made for hedgehogs and hedgehog lovers that need their morning cup of joy.
12. Personalised SONIC HEDGEHOG Bedroom Wall Art
Sonic the hedgehog is back again, and again, and again….in fact he could have run around the world 4 times in the time that it took you to read this. Sonic is a firm favorite of all different aged people. Born in the 90s and always getting more popular, any gift featuring Sonic will be well received. This Personalized name print for the bedroom wall is going to be a hit. Your beloved name is printed with the classic Sonic infill design. They will love it!
13. Linen hand towel with hedgehogs
A linen kitchen towel with hedgehog print is a genius piece of housekeeping. Great for a housewarming, Christmas, or anytime gift for fans of the loveable hedgehog. The cute and pleasing hedgehog design will be a hit with any follower of the hedgehogs. Get them smiling whilst drying the dishes or mopping up a spill. Hedgehogs are that kind of animal. Utterly loveable.
14. “I Just Really Like Hedgehogs” Water Bottle
A water bottle that is sparkly, useful, comes in different colors but more importantly features a cute hedgehog design. That is a certain kind of heaven to hedgehog lovers. No matter where they are, hiking, in a lecture, on the way to work, or just out and about, they will love this drinking bottle that will keep their chosen drink hot or cold. A gift that will bring pleasure, hedgehogs, and hydration. What more could you ask for.
15. Individual Wooden Hedgehog Coaster
Hedgehog fans and fans of drink coasters..prepare to be amazed! This cleverly crafted design is an essential, elegant, and useful gift idea, all at once. The perfect way to protect polished surfaces from drink stains or spills with a hedgehog twist. They are also a conversation starter that will amuse and interest guests. No kitchen or coffee table or hedgehog fan should be without them.
16. Mini Hedgehog Figurines – Set of 4
These hedgehog garden figurines come in a set of four and will make any garden, balcony, or any space brim with hedgehog love and adulation. They are extremely well made and versatile. They will last for years if used in the garden as they are weatherproof and if used indoors, they will last a lifetime. Just like their love of hedgehogs, lifelong. Whenever the giftee looks at them they will smile. A great addition to any home or garden.
17. Ceramic Hedgehog food and water bowls – Noms and slurp bowls
This gift idea is for the hedgehog pet owner or the hedgehog welcomer to their garden. Presenting ceramic food and water bowls for our little spiky loveable buddies. They are the perfect height for their little legs and means that they don’t have to strain to get al, the food, and water they need to stay healthy. Once the hedgehog has used these bowls they will always be back for more. Make your hedgehog fan friend and their little buddies feel loved by gifting them these.
18. 2-in-1 Personalized Hedgehog House with Planter
A hedgehog house to be envied. This gift idea is personalizable to the owner and the hedgehogs. It’s a hedgehog house with a difference. It can be used indoors or outdoors so whether it is for a pet hedgehog or a wild hedgehog it is perfect. The design works as a planter as well for adding a dash of green to the abode of our prickly buddies. This is the perfect place to hibernate in winter and to raise baby hoglets in the spring. Your hog friend will adore you for this gift.
19. Cute Hedgehog Multipurpose Pot Holder
Hedgehog lovers are just like regular human beings who need desk organizers to keep their pens and stationery safe and tidy. This hedgehog-themed desk tidy is multi-use as it can also be used as a vase for flowers or even as a toothbrush holder. Whatever they choose to use it for, you have provided a useful hedgehog-inspired item that they can add to their collection.
20. Crystal Hedgehog Fashion Necklace
Your hedgehog-loving friend can travel with their spirit animal as a crystal hedgehog necklace. This gift idea will turn heads and be a conversation starter (maybe even an animal conservation starter) with its wondrous sparkly and cute hedgehog Necklace adornment. *We accept no blame if you are injured with the love and kisses that you will receive for gifting this jewelry item.
21. 925 Sterling Silver Hedgehog Hoop Earrings
The utterly adorable hedgehog is now an inspiration for this stunning pair of earrings. The sterling silver hedgehog hoop rings are exquisite in their design and will be admired by any hog fan that receives them as a gift. Perfect for a special occasion or just daily use, they will be a staple of their fashion choices from now on. The compliments they receive will make them blush but they will remember you for giving them these unique earrings. They also come in a beautiful presentation box that will add to the special nature of this gift.
22. Fluffy Hedgehog Pom Pom Keychain
Hedgehogs are as reliable as the seasons and we all need that reliability in our lives. This pom-pom keychain will also give that reliability when thinking about what you need to leave the house…”I think I have everything…WAIT! Where is my hedgehog keyring?” This cute furry hedgehog keyring is super simple in design but will be loved every day. That is when we use our hedgehog keyrings….daily!
23. Enameled Hedgehog Mini Trinket Box
Small, yet perfectly designed. That is how we would describe hedgehogs but it is also how we would describe this next gift idea. The enameled mini trinket box with Austrian crystals is a thing of beauty. It is small enough to be a constant desktop, nightstand, or dressing table companion but useful enough to hold those smaller items that need the protection of a smaller environment. This hedgehog will keep their valuable smaller keepsakes safe. Hedgehog security is on full alert!
24. Hedgehog Temporary Tattoo Sticker (Set of 2)
The temporary hedgehog tattoo is a gift that won’t last forever on the hedgehog fan’s skin but will last a long time in their mind. Their experience with this tattoo adorning their skin will leave them with a lifetime memory of all the love and questions about this skin art. The good thing is that this gift item is totally affordable and you can reorder this item again and again for multiple hedgehog fans in your life. Hedgehog Genius!
25. Womens Hedgehog Bracelet
This handmade jewelry item is too cute for words. A bracelet that shows their loyalty to the mini hogs by being deliciously sophisticated yet so unassuming that it can be an everyday choice. This gift idea comes with a birthstone gem of your choice so you can complement the choice of bracelet also with a salute to their birth month. This is surely going to be a double winner. Hedgehogs and horoscopes. Boom!
So there you hedgehog have it.
Hedgehogs bring out the best in all of us. These fascinating little creatures with big hearts and even bigger personalities are one of our favorites but they are also under threat in many countries of the world. Some of our gift idea suggestions are specifically concentrating on supporting hedgehogs in their natural environment and money from each sale of the specific items will go towards a sustainable hedgehog environment.
We hope you found some great gift ideas for the hedgehog lover in your life and that they will love your gift.
Some of our top pick favorites:
The Sonic the Hedgehog T-Shirt is a classic and the bright colors really caught our eyes.
The hedgehog face mask is a really attractive and stylish item that is also useful right now. It’s a total winner.
The tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is a hit with us as it is a childhood classic and a book that everyone should own and read over and over again.
The hedgehog ceramic feeding bowls and the hedgehog luxury house are amazing additions to any garden that has hedgehog visitors.
And finally, the temporary hedgehog-themed tattoos will be a huge hit with hedgehog fans. How could they not be?
Please feel free to leave your honorable mentions in our comments section and let us know what you think about the gift ideas and also any funny hedgehog stories or hedgehog favorite gifts.
Until next time, be like a relaxed hedgehog – don’t be spiky, be smooth!