Christmas gifts for women who shoot
Wondering what to get the shooting lady in your life? Here's a round-up of gifts from £25 to a super luxurious £3780 that she'd love to find under the tree on Christmas morning
Tea towels shouldn’t just be practical but should decorate the kitchen like works of art when they’re hung up by the AGA. This modern design by Creative Tops is just the thing.
These shooting socks caught our eye because we think they are amazing value. Designed and spun in Devon, they’re a warm 90% wool with a hardwearing 10% nylon and come in seven soft hillside colours that won’t frighten the birds.
Although a mobile phone has no place out in the field (that’s the etiquette), you can still make sure that a woman shooter’s phone is dressed correctly in tweeds for a shoot lunch, with this amusing outfit.
Happy but cold and exhausted after a day on the moors? There’s not much that a hot bath won’t fix and sinking into rose scented waters will make a lady feel rested and relaxed.
A weekend bag should be attractive, easy to carry but large enough to fit everything in without scrunching stuff up. Which is why we love this pheasant-themed bag by Sophie Allport. It’s made from matt oilcloth so it will withstand being splashed with water and will keep everything inside safe and dry.
My granny always used to say that if your head was warm, so would be the rest of you. Anyway, girls will stay cosy and look cute when wearing this snuggly beanie, made from soft Angora wool and finished with a real fur pom pom. Available in navy and cream.
This one is for female Guns who are traditional … up to a point. A quirky Scottish tweed skirt that will add character to field outings.
BUY NOW: Maude & Fox Tweed Skirt £145
Is this the perfect shooting sweater? It’s knitted in Scotland from the finest merino wool, with shoulder and elbow patches for those areas of heavy wear. In a flattering oatmeal shade.
School all prepped and ready for day 2 of our Shooting Experience. Game Butchery and Cookery with @timmaddams6959 – we covered rabbit, partridge and pheasant, highlighting the field to fork philosophy that is so important in game shooting today. #gameshooting #pheasantshooting #pheasant #partridge #rabbit #eatmoregame #eatwhatyoushoot #fieldtofork #countrylife #countryliving #somerset #gamecourses #valehousekitchen
If she’s fairly new to shooting, she might welcome some guidance on preparing game and learning must-have recipes. Or if she’s a seasoned hand, she might like some new ideas.
Down in the South West of England you might like to investigate Vale House, just outside of Bath, who run an excellent day presented by Tim Maddams (author of the River Cottage Game Cookery Book no less).
Have a personalised portrait created of her favourite four-legged companion. Don’t worry, you don’t have to get your busy gundog sitting patiently, the artist can work directly from a good quality photograph.
Alternatively, if you’re up nearer the North East, then Rachel Green runs some excellent group and one-to-one courses, cooking venison, wild boar and game.
This gift will certainly impress her and say you take her shooting very seriously – a robust lightweight wheeled gun bag that will hold two shotguns with interior clips within a lightweight, waterproof woven material. Large tough wheels will handle uneven surfaces and make it easy to transport shooting kit. What’s not to like?
BUY NOW: Gun Bag by Oliver Brown £375
A soft Italian suede gilet from Troy London like this ticks all the boxes and will make a girl look and feel fabulous both out in the field and at a shoot lunch. Available in olive, rust and stone shades in sizes S/M and M/L.
£1000 and above
The best things come in small parcels. Certainly true with this beautiful 18ct yellow gold & diamond flying mallard brooch.
Give her something to sink back into for a doze by the fire. These chairs are created by a master craftsman and no two are the same.