Country Christmas Gifts 2017 – £100 or more

Splash out on something really special for your loved one


Adventure Road bike

Temple Cycles, £815


This classic-looking model from Bristol-based manufacturer Temple Cycles is a versatile road bike. Its lightweight steel frame helps keep it up to speed but pannier racks or mudguards can be added easily to suit touring or long-distance day rides.

Future Kept’s water-resistant Roam camera bag

Roam Camera Bag

The Future Kept, £149

Crafted in Wales by Rural Kind exclusively for The Future Kept, this beautiful bag can fit a full size DSLR and extra lens and the outer and inner pockets can be used for daily essentials like a wallet or phone. The main body of the bag is made with heavy duty water-repellent British waxed canvas but the inside is lined with soft felt so the camera remains secure and protected. Also features adjustable bridle leather straps and is available in Teal (pictured), Slate and Oak Leather.

The Croft Collection Picnic Hamper is kitted out for two

Two-person Luxury Wicker Picnic Hamper

John Lewis, £125

Part of John Lewis’ Croft Collection, this family sized wicker hamper has enough dinnerware for four and includes dinner plates, knives, forks, dessert spoons, tumblers and napkins, plus salt and pepper pots and a bottle opener. It is a traditional style basket with a neutral interior, making it understated but classic.


Fnisterre’s Nimbus jacket stays warm even when wet

Nimbus jacket

Finisterre, £180

This stylish jacket is ideal for coastal walks and it’s good for the planet. It’s padded with 100 per cent recycled PrimaLoft silver insulation fill, which according to Finisterre, retains 75 per cent of its warmth when wet compared to down fill which retains 15 per cent. The jacket is also water resistant, windproof and breathable and has a hood with adjuster clips. And when you need to take a layer off, you can pack the jacket away inside its zip pocket. Pictured in ‘Moonlight’ colour.

Barbour’s Prestbury Tweed Coat is cut long for extra protection from the elements

Prestbury Tweed Wool Jacket

Barbour, £329

Wear this coat on those sunny, cold days when a relaxed country walk ends with a pint or two in the pub. It has a relaxed, traditional fit but remains firmly on the smarter end of the style spectrum with leather edged pockets, a quilted lining and new wool tweed design.

Find your way home – and take pictures – with Garmin’s Oregon 650

Oregon 650 GPS device

Garmin, £379.99

With a built in 8-megapixel camera, 3-axis compass and sunlight readable touchscreen that can accommodate gloved operation, this nifty map reading device from Garmin is the perfect gift for intrepid explorers. It’s also waterproof and can last for up to 16 hours.

Be fascinated by the creatures in your garden with the Insect Study Centre from Eden Project Shop

Insect Study Centre

Eden Project Shop, £170

This interactive study centre is a great tool to encourage children to play outdoors and learn more about wildlife. The large-scale unit is built to house a mix of habitats for moths, solitary bees and ladybirds and has been designed to allow children to inspect and view insect activity inside.

Skagen’s Connected Hagen Smartwatch

Connected Hagen Brown Leather Hybrid Smartwatch

Skagen, £195

There is a huge range of smartwatches to choose from but if you’re looking for a sophisticated looking watch with an irresistible selection of smart features, consider this design from Skagen. By connecting your Android or iPhone to the Skagen app, you can track your activity and sleep, set discreet alerts, find your phone and control music.

Heal’s elegant Windsor Rocker is this Christmas’s luxury buy

Windsor Rocker in Ash

Heal’s, £2,699

This stylish rocker would make a luxurious gift for someone who has a keen eye for beautiful hand crafted furniture. Produced by award winning furniture designer Katie Walker, who famously designed a high chair for Prince George, the Windsor Rocker is inspired by traditional chair-making techniques and features a steam bent solid wood frame that gives it an aesthetically pleasing curved shape. Available in a choice of ash (pictured) or walnut.

Versatlile: Gerber’s Center-Drive Multi-tool

Center-Drive Multi Tool

Gerber, £125


Bristling with 16 tools, including needle-nose pliers, wire cutters and an extremely effective screwdriver that folds out and holds removable screw bits. Handy for Robust styling; comes with a nylon belt pouch.