Christmas Gift Guide - stocking fillers for shooters
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A selection of great stocking fillers to satisfy every shooters taste this Christmas...
Commando HJ3000 socks - HJ Hall
Good socks are a lifesaver for countrymen and women throughout the winter months. Warm, durable and long enough that they won’t wiggle down and expose your ankles, the Commando HJ3000 is incredibly popular among farmers, construction workers, engineers and anyone who needs a comfortable and robust boot sock. The HJ3000s are made from wool-rich yarn and designed to exacting NATO military standards, plus, you really can’t go wrong with socks at Christmas! Available in black, navy, olive, khaki, and airforce blue, in sizes 3-6, 6-11 and 11-13.
Cartridge flask - Jack Pyke
Fun and affordable, this cartridge flask makes a great gift for all shooting enthusiasts, whether they love their clays, game or wildfowl. Made from stainless steel with vacuum-insulated walls, it features a press button pourer and will keep liquid warm for hours. Available in red, green or black.
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Moel belt - Seeland
A decent, sturdy belt is a staple in every man’s wardrobe, and this simple yet good-looking one from Seeland is also very reasonably priced. Made from genuine cow leather, it features a solid brass buckle and is ideal for smartening up your country attire, or for wearing with jeans for everyday style. Available in four sizes from 90-120.
Classic wool hat - Browning
For the stylish shooting gent, you can’t go wrong with this beautifully made, classically styled hat from Browning. Made from 100% pure wool, it is designed to be light to wear and wind-resistant, and comes in a nice, dark green-brown. A hat that is sure to become a favourite. Available in sizes 57-61.
.50-calibre cheese knife - Emmett and Stone
Perfect for rifle shooters, these cheese knives are made from spent .50-calibre cartridges from British military shooting ranges, into which the stainless steel knife head is inserted the full length of the spent case and epoxy resined and loaded, in much the same way a person would reload a cartridge. They are a great talking point at a dinner party, and have a weighty, really good quality feel. The case is brass and can be highly polished or left to tarnish to a darker tone.
Shotgun cartridge key lanyard - J. Boult Designs
Inspired by country pursuits, this key lanyard is handy for hanging on your belt or bag. Handmade using a spent 20-bore shotgun cartridge riveted into high-quality 4mm leather, each lanyard is finished with a solid brass snap hook. Made from upcycled materials in the J. Boult Designs workshop in the Scottish Highlands, each lanyard is unique, varying in appearance depending on the leather dye and what cartridges are available. A lovely little stocking filler for the shooting enthusiast!
Realtree shooting cap - Gamebore
Perfect for pigeon shooters and stalkers, this robust shooting cap from Gamebore features the new Realtree Edge camouflage pattern to keep you concealed while in the hide or forest. As Realtree says: “Hunting comes with a lot of challenges. Being confident you’re concealed shouldn’t be one of them”.
Knife sharpener - AnySharp
Keeping your kitchen knives sharp is just as important as keeping your field knives sharp, and this great little gadget works on any blade (even serrated ones). The unique, patented AnySharp uses tungsten carbide technology to keep knives razor sharp – plus, it doesn’t take up much space on your kitchen worktop. Available in a range of colours.
Buff multifunctional headwear - UK Shootwarehouse
If you don’t have a Buff in your life yet, put it on the Christmas list and leave it in a strategic place! The Buff is a seamless, multifunctional, tubular accessory that can be worn as a neckerchief, headband, balaclava, beanie, bandana, or even a hair band. Great for keeping the chill off your neck and disguising pale faces in winter, it is available in a range of designs. Made with Coolmax Extreme, it will wick sweat and moisture away from the skin, and the high UV protection also makes it a good year-round accessory.
RRP: From £16
Silk ties - Bisley
These silk ties are just lovely. They are available in a wide range of colours and designs, featuring everything from pheasants and woodcock to cartridges and foxes. Ideal for smart occasions and, of course, for wear in the field.
www.bisley-uk.com for your nearest stockist
Tweed cosmetic bag - Schöffel Country
If you know of a shooting lady or gentleman who travels often, this beautifully made tweed wash bag from Schöffel will make a stylish and useful gift. Crafted from pure lamb’s wool, British milled tweed and large enough to carry bottles and tubes, it features a water-resistant lining to prevent against leaks and spillages, a leather base that can be easily be wiped clean of moisture, and a stain resistant Teflon finish. Finished with a brass YKK zip and metal brand plate, it oozes discerning style.
Chatsworth watch - Morris Richardson
This beautiful watch is just perfect for fieldsports enthusiasts. The strap is made from genuine green herringbone Harris Tweed with a soft leather backing to prevent itching, while the watch itself is of exceptional quality, combining a Swiss-made quartz movement, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and a 316L marine-grade stainless steel case. The watch is available for men (rose gold) and women (silver or rose gold) and the quick-release strap means you can easily transform your look in seconds, matching it with your outfit. Stylish, quirky and made for countrymen and women.
Gin taster set - Foxdenton
The perfect gift for gin lovers! Foxdenton is without doubt some of the best stuff out there – awfully more-ish, far too drinkable and bursting with incredible fruity flavours. This set of 10 miniatures includes two 5cl bottles of Damson, Rhubarb, Apricot, Raspberry and Plum, so the lucky recipient can pick and choose whatever they fancy. Sporting Shooter tip: mix with Prosecco for a truly delightful festive tipple. Comes in a smart red gift box.
Elite Grip gloves - Ariat
Beautifully designed and made to the highest standards, these elegant gloves from leather guru Ariat will protect your hands while providing great grip on the gun and ensuring your movement is not restricted. Made from a technical performance fabric with sheep skin reinforce at the stress points, the Elite Grip Gloves feature a perforated palm for maximum breathability and a stretch insert across the knuckles to keep your fingers mobile, ensuring you can reload those fiddly cartridges with ease. An adjustable Velcro closure gives the perfect fit, and the super sleek, classic design will ensure you stay smart on shoot days. They are even touch screen compatible for those who like to take photographs of their days out. A very reasonable price from such a premium brand tops off this package. Available in sizes 6.5-8.5.