Cool gifts for those who love the great outdoors
Events of the past few years have seen so many new faces exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. What may have begun as escaping the confines of the city has turned in to a desire to exercise, experience new surroundings and breathe in the fresh air. There is something therapeutic about being in outside. The feeling arrives as soon as you step out and few would doubt that it’s good for the soul.
It doesn’t matter if your chosen activity is a gentle stroll along a leafy lane, an all day hike up the nearest escarpment or walking the dogs with friends. Your passion may be cycling, climbing or a round of golf. You may enjoy country sports – whatever the activity, time spent in the countryside offers a wealth of potential country gifts to give family and friends.
It is crucial to have the right kit. We all know how variable the Great British weather can be. A packable mac in the summer months or a smart new jacket pairing comfort with durability, made from the latest technical fabrics may be top of your wish list. Schoffel are market leaders in the field and offer options that make great gifts for men and women. Keep the feet happy with a pair of Le Chameau wellies; admittedly a practical present but a much appreciated one for sure.
Caps in the countryside no longer need to be flat and just for the boys; check out Schoffel’s baseball caps in cool vintage colours and Roxtons women’s Dents Baker Boy in pretty tweeds.
Surprise a loved one with a present to accompany their outdoor adventures. A leather cup set and hip flask in case a pick-me-up is required, a tripod shooting stool or a new cartridge bag to be treasured for years. These country gifts will tick the box as the wrapping paper is discarded and be treasured for years.
Country gifts for him might include a decent backpack or rucksack. At Roxtons, we particularly love Louis Vevre’s fully waterproof options in fantastically bright colours. Take them camping, to festivals, sailing, swimming, hiking or to the gym. Ideas for country gifts for her could include a beautiful wool picnic blanket.
If you are hunting for a country house gift with a difference, look no further than the Kywie sheepskin wine or champagne coolers. Ultra-chic, sustainable and just that little bit different, let the natural insulating properties of sheep’s wool do the hard work and keep those bottles chilled.
And finally, a question is often posed – ‘what to buy someone who lives in the country and has everything already?’ Who doesn’t enjoy a new book whether it be a record book, a recipe or gardening book or Dog Friendly Britain, packed with suggestions of cool places to stay with your pooch. Maybe your present for your country person might be a sliver plated photo frame with real feathers or a striking Kikoy tablecloth for outdoor entertaining.
Take a peek at our full collection and browse our top picks for country lovers here https://www.roxtons.co.uk/collections/country-sports-activities. There is sure to be a meaningful gift for everyone on your list.