Christmas Gift Guide - lady shooters
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A beautiful collection of Christmas gifts perfect for ladies who love to shoot... get some brownie points this Christmas!
Waxed cape - Holland Cooper
Capes seem to be all the rage for women in the field – comfortable, functional and so versatile, they double as a stylish everyday essential, perfect for popping over jumpers for a trip into town or to the pub. This beautiful navy waxed version from Holland Cooper caught our eye as it makes a smart, chic change from the usual tweed composition, and promises to keep the rain out too. Designed and made in London, using the finest wax, it features a front zip and a smart popper neck fastening with matching poppers on the sleeves. Fits sizes 6-16.
Pom beanie - Hicks and Brown
Cute and cosy, a good pom-topped beanie is essential for winter style… well, it is in our opinion anyway! This gorgeous cream one from Hicks and Brown oozes quality, and is topped with a real fur detachable pom pom. It makes a lovely luxurious but affordable gift, and you can’t go wrong with the sizing! Also available in Navy.
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Combrook shooting suit - Alan Paine
Seriously smart shoots call for a seriously smart shooting suit, and the Combrook tweed set from Alan Paine is simply beautiful! Made from 100% pure wool tweed with a water-repellent finish, both waistcoat and breeks are cut for a flattering fit. The breeks are fully lined with cotton and feature two side pockets and two button-secured back pockets, with Velcro-adjustable hems for a snug fit around the lower leg. The waistcoat has a lovely patterned lining, and features cartridge pockets, mock suede shoulder panels to aid gun mount, and a four-button fastening for a classic look. Alain Paine is one of the best in the business when it comes to classic tweeds, so treat yourself (or the leading lady in your life) to this set – timeless and well made, it will last for many seasons to come. Breeks and waistcoat available in gorse, heather, juniper and avocado (plus waistcoat in landscape) and in sizes 8-20 for the waistcoat, and 8-18 for the breeks.
RRP: Waistcoat, £169.95; Breeks, £164.95
Lilymere jacket - Schöffel Country
You can’t go wrong with your shoot day attire if you stick to classic tweed – time honoured and oozing traditional rural style, it is a failsafe for sporting men and women alike. The new Lilymere jacket from Schöffel Country is made from beautiful, muted lambswool tweed with a Teflon finish, making it moisture- and stain-repellent to keep you protected for the whole season. The flattering cut, pretty patterned lining and soft Alcantara faux suede trim collar combine with bellows and microfleece handwarmer pockets, internal security pockets and adjustable cuffs to provide a shooting jacket that is as functional as it is flattering. To top it off, the jacket is machine-washable, so keeping it looking fresh and ridding it of muddy paw prints will be an absolute breeze. Available in sizes 8-20.
Erin shirt - Seeland
Beautifully cut with an extra long back and shoulder pleats for freedom of movement, this lovely shirt from Seeland is great for everyday wear and for shoot days. In two rich colour options perfect for the festive season, it features a cute tile print and lovely colours. It is made from soft cotton and feels lovely against the skin. What more could you want in a shirt? Available in sizes S-XXL in chocolate (pictured) or green.
Imperial Explorer boots - Fairfax and Favor
You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard of these beautifully styled boots and the popularity they have gained in the shooting world. The Imperial Explorers feature a sturdier sole and slightly more rugged look than the classic Regina style, and the “sporting fit” provides a little extra room around the calf, making them comfortable and perfect for wearing with thick shooting socks. A stunning alternative to wellies, the boots are water-resistant with a breathable membrane, and feature a comfortable padded insole to keep your feet blissfully happy all day long. A full-length zip makes them easy to get on and off over trousers, and the scalloped top gives them that unmistakeable Fairfax appeal. The entire female population of the Sporting Shooter office hankers after a pair of these leather beauties – treat your loved one to a pair this Christmas and we promise they will be smiling come Christmas morning. Available in oak or mahogany in sizes UK 3-9.