Finding those perfect Christmas gifts for shooting lovers
The new John Lewis ad is dominating our screens, those Coca-Cola trucks are coming, and the countdown to Christmas is on!
With so many online sales and offers these days, there’s almost no reason to fight it out with the hordes of other shoppers in store.
And for shooting enthusiasts, the web has some awesome gift ideas and stocking fillers on offer. Here are our top 10 ideas for those with a love of guns – and there’s not a pair of socks in sight!
Hot Barrels! Shooting Superstition, Facts & Fallacies by Jeremy Hobson - £20
With wide appeal to anyone involved in shooting this fun, yet informative, look at the myths, superstitions and realities connected to shooting and the shooting day is a great addition to any shots coffee table.
Wittily illustrated by famed cartoonist Bryn Parry, it will definitely amuse its reader.
The E.J. Churchill OIive Tweed Flat Cap - £42
Flat caps, a staple in any sporting man’s wardrobe, have established themselves as more than the recognised mark of rural England.
Worn by young and old, men and women, the flat cap is a timeless, practical piece of headgear. Since Peaky Blinders hit our TV Screens a few years ago, there has been an unprecedented level of sales of flat caps and are to be seen adorning many a celebrity’s head.
The E.J. Churchill Flat Cap in its bespoke Olive Tweed is a really stylish cap that will work on or off the shooting field well. The tweed is 100% wool.
Wingfield Digby Feather Cufflinks - £40
The main purpose of a pair of cufflinks is clearly to hold shirt cuffs together. Over time however, cufflinks have developed from being purely a functional solution to a statement accessory.
While women have a vast array of accessories to choose from, when it comes to men’s fashion, stylish additions are few and far between.
These feather Wingfield Digby handmade cufflinks are absolutely stunning. Individual feathers shaped with precision are set into glass and surrounded by a tarnish resistant, silver alloy.
Barbour Travel Dog Blanket - £44.95
We mustn’t forget man’s best friend at Christmas.
Ideal for storing in the car, this lightweight dog blanket is made with fleece on one side and water-resistant nylon on the other.
It's trimmed in Barbour's signature tartan and folds up to reveal a webbing carry handle for easy transportation.
The Game Cook by Norman Tebbit - £14.99
In this easy-to-follow cookbook, Norman Tebbit highlights the advantages of eating good quality game with a collection of recipes that offer up wholesome, filling and budget-friendly alternatives to firm favourites.
Humorous anecdotes and lovely illustrations pepper the seventy recipes making it a charming cook book for someone who loves good food and cares about where their food comes from.
The book also includes a concise guide to game, instructions on preparation, advice on kitchen equipment, handy conversion charts and individual hints and tips on the various game included.
Warner Edwards Distillery Harrington Sloe Gin - 70cl - £26.85
Sloe gin is the traditional shooter’s tipple.
Regularly served as a warming snifter at elevenses on a shoot day or drunk out of a hip flask on a cold crisp morning out in the field.
Warner Edwards’ sloe gin is wonderfully rich and deep in flavour. The gin and fruit come together with a velvety depth and warmth.
Le Chameau Wellington Boot Bag - £35
Welly boots are an essential item when out game shooting or indeed at many clay pigeon shooting grounds when the weather turns.
The Le Chameau Wellington boot bag is specifically designed for wellington boots and other taller length shoes.
It offers great protection for your footwear (and car boot!) making transporting your boots easier and more convenient.
The bags are well designed with a large front zip opening, an outside net and slip pocket, top handle for easy carrying, a ventilation mesh giving your wellies room to breathe and a rigid bottom for durability and protection. The bag is easy to clean with a few simple wipes and is available in blue or green.
GMK Deluxe Gun Cleaning Kit 12g or 20g - £49.99
The GMK deluxe gun cleaning kit contains all the essentials needed for cleaning a shotgun.
It comes as a plastic carrying case containing three-piece wooden rod, split jag, wool mop, phosphor-bronze brush, gun oil, barrel cleaner, CCL stock conditioning oil and cloth.
Available for 12 gauge or 20 gauge shotguns.
The Anker Portable Charger: Anker PowerCore Lite 10000 - £24.99
The Anker PowerCore Lite is one of the most portable power banks available at the moment and allows you to have at least two full charges for your phone in your back pocket ready to go.
It is only 213g and 1.4cm thick, so incredibly slim and light for its large capacity and easy to carrying around with you while you are out game shooting.
It comes with Anker's own fast-charging technology that should mean you won't be plugged into it for too long. It’s a great piece of tech kit for out and about be it in the field or at the clay pigeon shooting ground.
Shooting insurance is a must for anyone participating in game shooting or clay pigeon shooting.
However skilled and careful you are, accidents can and will happen. SportsCoverDirect offer competitively priced shooting insurance that you can tailor to your own specific needs and cover levels for Public Liability, Personal Accident, guns and equipment and gundog vet bills. A free proof of cover card is sent out with every Public Liability policy purchased.