No matter what you celebrate — Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays, graduations, Treat Yourself Day — cicada-related items are a great gift! At the end of 2021, I’m sharing cicada gift-related ideas, here and on social media. Check back for more tips.
The Season of the Cicadas by Les Daniels
The Season of Cicadas is the best general book about North American cicadas in print.
A photo guide to common cicadas of the Greater Sydney region by Nathan Emery
This is the best book about cicadas found in Australia in print. Get it from this website.
Cicadas of New Zealand by Olly Hills
This is the only book about the cicadas of New Zealand that I know of. Get it from this website.
Headbone Brood X Notebook
Many will remember the Brood X cicada emergence. How about a souvenir of the emergence and a useful notebook? Check out headbone’s Brood X notebook.
Sue Fink’s Cicada Suite
Sue Fink’s “Cicada Suite” features 2 songs about cicadas on an adorable cicada-shaped flash drive. Irresistible!
Toy plastic cicadas? Why not. It’s winter in the northern hemisphere, so these fake cicadas will have to do.
Periodical Cicadas: The Brood X Edition by Gene Kritsky
This is a good souvenir of the 2021 Brood X emergence.
Cicadas!: Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle. This book is good for kids, well-illustrated, and covers annual cicadas so it’s good any year.
Cecily Cicada: 2021 Edition by Kita Helmetag Murdock and Patsy Helmetag
Cecily Cicada is a fictional story for kids about a cicada named Cecily. It is a perennial favorite.
Each day I’ll add more gift ideas here.