As Christmas draws ever closer for another year I have put together my favourite pieces for my Country Gift Guide. All of which are sure to delight this Christmas!
First up is the Wine Bottle Holder from Anvil Cottage Crafts – This handcrafted outdoor wine bottle & glass holder is made from end of stock horseshoes. It is perfect for the person in your life who enjoys displaying their wine! It is a beautiful keepsake, high quality & distinctive!
Next the Cashmere and Silver Fox Fur Trim Scarf from Caroline Nicholls – Many of Caroline’s pieces optimise and ooze a certain quality and chicness that is what I love about them most! This gorgeous scarf is just perfect for someone to unwrap on the big day. I’m sure you’d be hard pressed to remove a huge smile after that!
Worry about chilly ears and hair billowing about it your face no more with this fabulous Multicolour Painty Winter Headband from Fruitbat Textiles! These are perfect for working outside as they prevent the problem of getting too hot like as can sometimes happen in a full winter hat! Perfect if you are looking to also support a small British business this year! Plus no two are the same so if uniqueness is your style then this is for you!
Most of you know how much I love getting out of my horsey clothes, dressing up in all my finery and heading out. Usually to a local pub or for drinks with the girls, especially at this time of year! If you are the same as me then Vantage Atelier have just the outfit necessity we need! This finely tailored navy blue tweed skirt is handmade from start to finish. It sits around the waist creating a gorgeous silhouette. It looks stunning paired with either a crisp white shirt or high neck jumper!
Looking for a stocking filler, something for a colleague or something for a chocolate mad friend? You cannot go wrong with one of the delicious delights from Chocovert! These Unicorn Hot Chocolate spoons are sure to win over anyone who unwraps them! Every one makes a perfect hot chocolate and has everything you need to enjoy a cosy evening wrapped up on the sofa (fluffy blanket not included!!)
If you have a friend or loved one who is in the middle of a house renovation of even just loved their interiors Heugah Interiors is the place to visit! I especially love this Weaver Green throw, which is unbelievably soft! If you are also keen to do something for the environment it is worth noting that this throw is also made entirely from recycled plastic bottles! Better still they look and feel like wool, but are the perfect, practical and environmentally friendly picnic blanket or sofa throw.
Looking to entertain guests on a shoot day (live or clays) this Christmas? Well you need the Field Bar from Melvill & Moon! This portable field bar comes with removable partitions to accommodate
cocktail accoutrements of all kinds. It fits snugly into its own solid wood tray. The top opens up and the front folds down providing a convenient surface to pour drinks on. Perfect for balancing those celebratory glasses of champagne on too!
If you have ever looked through my Instagram or Facebook you will see no shortage of Tweed! It can be so versatile and this women’s House Tweed Jacket from Hound & Hare is no exception! It is a classic yet chic, country yet sporting. Some of the most important things I look for in a jacket! It is safe to say this tweed jacket bridges country and city style with ease.
If your pet is your child like Kiwi is to me then you’ll be well rehearsed to get them their own Christmas present. Best to avoid those disappointed puppy dog eyes staring back at you as they unwrap to discover yet another bone! Minkeys Tweed have the perfect solution for a pampered pooch! Their luxury pet blankets are the ultimate in comfort for your pet. They are the perfect alternative to a bulky bed that can be easily rolled up as a stylish travel blanket too!
If you are a countryside lady who spends a lot of time outside, then looking after your skin should be at the top of your priority list to keep it healthy and happy! Barker & Sloane have the solution with their 12 Bore Boost Mist! A powerhouse of plant actives that restores and soothes irritated, sore skin whilst boosting hydration levels and reducing redness! A must have to combat this blustery December!
Make a real statement with this classic sweatshirt from Touch of Tweed. It is super versatile and also means that you are doing your bit for the environment when you purchase one! It is handmade in Britain with 100% organic cotton. This cream sweatshirt works well with a range of colours and outfit styles. It is a truly unique piece of clothing and is so much more than you ordinary sweatshirt!
If you are looking for a new handbag or want to treat your loved one to a truly unique gift then have a look at the range of Foxley Handbags from Hyde & Hare. Each one is absolutely one-of-a-kind! With an abundance of space, it can take whatever you choose to throw at it! I use mine everyday and always get a heap of compliemts wherever I go!
Kiwi works hard day in day out as office manager and keeping guard should the postman come to the door! So I think it is only right that she gets a reward for a year of hard work too! These Venison Deli Snacks from Green & Wilds. Your pooch won’t have to worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the festive season either as venison has fewer calories, less fat and more iron than any other type of meat!
Last but not least, this Lace Skirt in ‘Thistle’ from Emma Brown Tweed is the perfect head turning statement piece. Each skirt is hand made in Britain from the finest British Tweed. With the addition of beautiful quality lace and our signature button tab at the back too. I absolutely love how versatile it is and others do too! Clients who have bought these range from professionals in the city to ladies at the races and as wedding outfits and they make the perfect item to just wear out for dinner.
Without further a do all that’s left to do is wish you happy shopping and a very Merry Christmas! TP x