Country Christmas gifts, £50 to £100

Treats for outdoor lovers for £50 to £100

1st November 2017
Celtic and Co Sheepskin Gloves

Sheepskin Gloves

Celtic & Co, £67

Keep your hands warm this winter and treat yourself to a pair of beautifully made gloves from Celtic & Co. Hand-stitched and lined with fleecy sheepskin, these gloves are available in three different earthy shades: spice (pictured), black and mocca. celticandco.com

 

Columbia Windward II overshirt
Cosy and fleece-lined, the Columbia Windward III doubles as shirt and jacket

Men’s Windward III Overshirt

Columbia, £75

A tough and handsome 100% cotton shirt lined with soft and cosy fleece, available in four colours, including ‘Elderberry Plaid’, pictured. Wear over a T shirt, baselayer or light jumper.columbiasportswear.co.uk

 

Stanley Master Vacuum bottle
Stanley Master Vacuum bottle

Master Vacuum Bottle (1.3L)

Stanley, £74.99

This flask is jaw-droppingly good at keeping stuff warm. Your soup will be piping hot at least 12 hours on; and even 24 hours later, pleasantly warm. It’s also big and tough and robustly stylish. Thermal mug Included. stanley-pmi.com

 

Cornish company Celtic and Co's Celt Clogs
Cornish company Celtic and Co's Celt Clogs are for indoors and out

Celt Clogs

Celtic & Co, £82

Available in five different colours: khaki, blue iris, vole, mocca and oatmeal, there’s a colour to suit each member of the family. The hard sole provides support, while the sheepskin lining is soft on your feet. celticandco.com

 

Nikon Aculon binoculars
Nikon's Aculon T01 bins are good for beginners

Aculon T01 Binoculars

Nikon, £59.99

If you’re new to the joys of birdwatching, Nikon’s Aculon T01 binoculars are well suited to beginners. Lightweight and easy to handle, they have a 21mm objective lens with multilayer coating to provide bright, high-contrast images and 10x magnification. If you’re looking to buy a pair as a gift, the red metallic coating is typically festive. johnlewis.com
 

Highgrove Multispot throw
Highgrove's Multi Spot throw is made in England from merino wool

Multi Spot Lambswool Throw

Highgrove Garden Shop, £79.95

This colourful merino lambswool throw is super soft and reviews say it ages beautifully, like a favourite sweater. The throw is two-sided, so you can opt in for the bold multi-coloured design or opt out and choose a more natural background with subtle spots of colour. highgrovegardens.com

 

Axes by Nikaki and Mora
Axes by Nikaki and Mora

Camping axe

Mora, £55

This nimble, lightweight axe (pictured, with dark green handle) is a useful backpacking or light camping tool. It’s great for easy splitting tasks, such as making softwood kindling. Chopping firewood is not so straghtforward, but the blade is designed to be forced through tough wood by hammering on the back of it, treating it like a wedge. cotswoldoutdoor.com

 

Hatchet

Niwaki, £89

Beautifully balanced, with a sharp 700g head, this axe (pictured above, with wooden handle) makes the task of processing timber for your fire a pleasure. Splitting kindling becomes easy, with even fair-sized hardwoods (we tried it on plum and hawthorn) cleaving neatly under its nod. The handle is made of tough white oak and is quite slender. niwaki.com

 

Garden Trading Round Log Carrier
Garden Trading's steel Lodge Round Log Carrier

Lodge Round Log Carrier

Garden Trading, £57

This contemporary log carrier would make an attractive addition to the fireplace and a useful one too. Don’t let its elegant design fool you, this piece of sturdy storage is made from sheet metal and finished with a curved handle to allow for maximum log space. gardentrading.co.uk

 

 

Helkat Classic Hares Cushion
The Classic Boxing Hares Cushion is made in Wiltshire by Helkat

Classic Charcoal Boxing Hares Cushion

Helkat Design, £62

Helkat Designs pride themselves on sourcing all materials in Britain and make their products in small quantities from the attic space in their Wiltshire home. This classic boxing hare cushion is inspired by the countryside and the folklore surrounding hares both in the UK and abroad. Soft hessian cover and illustrative stitching give these cushions a rustic edge. Includes an inner cushion. helkatdesign.com
 

Solo Stove
The Canpfire by Solo Stoves burns dry twigs. Pictured with pot set (sold separately)

Campfire and 2-Pot Set

£60 and £65, Solo Stoves

A simple but ingenious design produces a low-smoke fire using dry twigs or charcoal. Air is drawn up through the fire, which makes it ferociously hot – though it needs regular feeding with small pieces of wood. Designed for use by a group of four people or more, It’s strongly made from stainless steel. The pot set comprises one 3L steel pot and one 1.5L. Altogether the weight of 2.2kg is pretty manageable but fairly bulky for backpackers. solostove.com

 

Niwaki lightweight secateurs, holster and belt clip
Lightweight secateurs, holster and belt clip is made in Japan by Niwaki

Lightweight secateurs

Niwaki, £69

Durable Japanese-made secateurs for serious gardeners. The grip is comfortable and the super-sharp carbon steel blades go through sturdy stems like a knife through butter. The holster (sold separately at £24) is 100% hand stitched leather, and can be threaded on to your belt or hooked on with the additional belt clip (£4.50). niwaki.com

 

Osprey's Talon 11
Osprey's Talon 11 is small but well-featured

Talon 11 rucksack

Osprey, £75

A lightweight day pack suited to everyday use or hikes where smart packing is key. As it’s Osprey, the pack comes with a useful selection of adjustable straps and a hip belt for maximum comfort, plus there are multiple inner and outer zipped pockets for quick and easy access to all your essential items. The pack also has a trekking pole attachment, bike helmet attachment, single ice-axe attachment and elasticated bungee. We think the Martian Red pack (pictured) adds a festive twist. ospreyeurope.com
 

Farrier shirt

Farrier’s Shirt for men

Patagonia, £70

Work shirt made from tough but soft hemp and polyester blend, cut loose enough to accommodate a T-shirt of baselayer. Part of Patagonia’s ‘Workwear’ range for men and women. eu.patagonia.com
 

Outdoor Research Work Gloves
The leather Aksel work gloves from Seattle firm Outdoor Research

 

Aksel Work Gloves

Outdoor research, £61.95

When winter chills bite, these leather gloves are cosy – and tough enough to take a bit of punishment as you get on with your woodland chores. alpinetrek.co.uk

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