Christmas gift guide 2018: stocking fillers and ideas for every budget

Stuck for Christmas gifts ideas? Browse our Christmas gift guide 2018 to find gorgeous eco-friendly and sustainable outdoor and nature-inspired gifts and stocking fillers with our pick of the best country gear, gadgets and lifestyle goodies to suit all budgets

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Clothes and gifts for all budgets

Stocking fillers and gifts under £25

British Seaweed soap, £8.50

A pure vegetable soap, made from seaweed harvested from UK waters by Cornwall based Jenny Aves. Lather up with the smell of the sea. jennyaves.com

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Scratch Off Wainwright Hill-Bagging Print, Maps International, £14.99

Take on the Lake District Fells – and chart your progress by scratching off the summits you conquer from this handsome wall-mounted map (59cm x 42cm).

Order on pinboard with a wood frame for £72. Munro-bagger’s map of Scotland also available. www.mapsinternational.co.uk/scratch-off-wainwright-hill-bagging-print.html

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Match a Leaf Game, £14.99

Learn to distinguish your ash from your sassafras in this arboreal memory game. laurenceking.com

Match a Leaf Game

Children’s thermal flask, £16

Choose from ‘Fox’ or ‘Bear’ design, this stainless steel flask for hot and cold drinks is perfect for a day out, and helps reduce plastic consumption. www.yourssustainably.com

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Garden snips, £12

Handy for flowers, fruit and veg and other green growth. Not as tough as secateurs, so not suitable for woody pruning. niwaki.com

Niwaki garden snips

Wooden trug, £17

Made from strips of wood and finished with an extra high handle, this is the ideal accessory for harvesting and carrying fresh fruit and vegetables to the kitchen. shop.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Whooly beanie, £20

This wool blend beanie is made from recycled wool mixed with technical materials, for a high-comfort, high-performance hat. haglofs.com

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Ceramic spice spoons, £19

Each spoon is sculpted from high fire porcelain and stoneware then finished with a different personality. thefuturekept.com

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LeaveNoTraceLds Bamboo Cutlery Set, £18

Wherever you roam, this cute and super-lightweight reusable set has all the eating implements you need and will ensure you leave no trace: a bamboo fork, knife and spoon, plus a cotton napkin, wooden chopsticks and a stainless-steel straw. worthwhyle.com/products/bamboo-cutlery-set

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Chia seeds, £2.49

Versatile and nutritious seeds delicious sprinkled on salads, added to smoothies or in baking. They make a great vegan egg replacement too. hodmedods.co.uk

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Beeswax wraps, £12 for three

Beeswax coated fabric – the green, reusable and biodegradable alternative to cling film, foil and plastic bags. Simply wrap around your food and form into shape with your hands. atlasandortus.co.uk

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Notebooks, £19 each

Hardback notebooks covered with stunning screen-printed fabric designed by Angie Lewin. Choice of four designs. stjudesfabrics.co.uk

St Judes notebooks

Waterproof Dry Tube bag, £14.99

Bright and bold bag that protects small valuables or clothes wherever water, dirt or sand is involved. over-board.co.uk

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Firepot dehydrated meals, £6.95

Nutritious and delicious dehydrated meals for outdoor adventures, from beef stew with pearl parley to porcini mushroom risotto. Seriously they taste very, very good. firepot.com

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Fairisle bamboo walking socks, £15

Comfortable and durable, these super-soft bamboo walks are perfect for stomps in the countryside. bambooclothing.co.uk

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Ruffwear Huckama dog toy, £18

Resilient, natural rubber throw toy for your four-legged friend. ruffwear.co.uk

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Pleated ochre scarf, £18

A delicately pleated scarf in a vibrant ochre colour that brighten up any autumn or winter outfit. shop.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Birdseed tin, £20

A galvanized pest-proof tin to store your bird food, accompanied with a handy scoop. shop.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Yorkshire sloe gin fruitcake in a tin, £21.95

Tuck into this delicious fruitcake with a cup of tea for a festive treat. www.bettys.co.uk/yorkshire-sloe-gin-fruit-cake-in-a-tin

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Tawny owl bird call, £20

This call imitates the sound of a Tawny Owl. The bird call is made from beech and comes in a wooden box, making it an ideal gift. www.labourandwait.co.uk/products/bird-call-tawny-owl

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Midrange gifts, £25-£50

Bart’s Sandy beanie, £26.99

Keep your head cosy with this colourful beanie bobble hat. www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/p/barts-womens-sandy-beanie

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Winter Edition Rock Rose Gin, £37.50

A special edition winter gin from the UK’s most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers. The Winter Edition Rock Rose Gin comes in an attractive ceramic bottle and has a fresh botanical taste with an earthy note of spruce tips. A real treat for any gin lover: www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/rock-rose-winter-edition

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5L Watering can, £30

Gardeners will love watering plants with this stylish and sturdy watering can. Easy to fill and carry. www.gardentrading.co.uk

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Dawn Ritual Ceramic Match Striker, £25

This attractive ceramic match striker is hand thrown from a delicately textured pale stoneware clay. thefuturekept.com

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TrailBreak vacuum mug 0.35L, £27, Lunch jug 0.40L, £25

Enjoy hot drinks or soup on the go with this compact mug and lunch jug. Perfect for chilly walks. www.primus.eu

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Blue ceramic mug – large £32, small £28

Brew up and early your morning cuppa with this hand thrown ceramic mug. thefuturekept.com

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Coffee dripper, £38

Hand thrown ceramic coffee dripper, made in London. Image above. thefuturekept.com

Subscription to BBC Countryfile Magazine!

BBC Countryfile Magazine is packed full of great ideas for you to explore the British countryside. In every issue, you will get fresh ideas for visiting Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, watching wildlife and discovering our heritage and traditions plus the best of local food. www.countryfile.com/subscribe

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Hedgerow cushion cover, £42

A bold, nature-inspired cushion cover. Available in five colour ways. www.stjudesfabrics.co.uk

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St Ives barometer, £36

Monitor the ever-changing British weather with this St Ives Barometer. www.gardentrading.co.uk

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Gift of Nature Edition Box, £50

Do your bit for the bees with this bottle of Honeybee Gin which comes with a useful wooden box designed to upcycled as a wildflower planter, bee hotel or bird box. www.warneredwards.com 

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Go all out gifts: £50-£100

Zero waste starter kit, £52

A lunch tin, stainless steel water bottle and glass coffee cup for a zero-waste lunch on the go. atlasandortus.co.uk

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Olivia women’s sweater in damson, £94.95

A stylish Barbour Heritage Women’s Olivia Crew Neck Sweatshirt for winter days. Pictured below.  www.coggles.com

Men’s crosscheck shirt, £69

Smart men’s checked shirt for winter walks and country pubs. Pictured below with Whooly beanie, £20 www.rohan.co.uk

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Puffin Cushion, £52

Gorgeous puffin cushion handmade locally in Solva. www.solvawoollenmill.co.uk/puffin-cushion
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Women’s Sardar shirt, £60

A cotton blend shirt women’s shirt for adventure and travel. Pictured with Fairisle Bamboo walking socks, £15 www.sherpaadventuregear.co.uk

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Yatra everyday pack, £50

A functional and stylish everyday rucksack for commuting or on the go. www.sherpaadventuregear.com

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Labour and Wait storm kettle, £65

Boil water outdoors using twigs and other natural combustible materials. The kettle has a water jacket surrounding a shielded fire chamber which creates an upward chimney draft, ensuring efficient and rapid boiling even in wet and windy conditions. labourandwait.co.uk/collections/outdoor/products/storm-kettle

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Wilderness waterproof wool picnic blanket, £99

A 100% wool British made picnic rug. Easy to carry with a vintage feel. thefuturekept.com

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High Coast Trail 20 backpack, £85

Simple and versatile daypack from Fjallraven. Zippered main compartment and front pocket, one open side pocket. Rain cover included. Pictured with the Tawny Owl call – see above. www.fjallraven.co.uk

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Blow the budget: gifts for £100 or more

Giverney wellies, £120

Long-life rubber welly boots for outdoor lovers. www.lechameau.com

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Agnes women’s coat, £220

Long water-proof parka coat for women in an attractive orange colour. Pictured below. www.didriksons.com

RSPB avocet jacket, £195

A sturdy, water-proof coat for wet days. Roomy enough for layers. www.countryinnovation.com

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Explorer bag, £329

A luxurious and durable holdall that’s perfectly proportioned for weekends away. www.barbour.com

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Wanderer hiking boots, £124.99

Water-proof leather and suede hiking boots for winter stomps by Keen. Men’s and women’s version available. www.keenfootwear.com

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Torrent trail shoes, €120

A supportive and light trail racing shoe for women by HOKA. www.hokaoneone.eu

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Venta Lite hooded jacket, £120

A cosy hooded puffa jacket by Craghoppers. Makes an excellent insulating layer and squishes down small. www.craghoppers.com

Dunloe jacket, £120

This windproof and waterproof jacket for women has a great retro design. www.hellyhansen.com

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Ridgeline hiking poles, £129.99 (pair)

The perfect gift for avid hikers, light-weight but strong hiking poles by Helinox. Pictured above. www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk

Northcote outdoor storage box, £180

Keep outdoor items stored safely in the Northcote Outdoor Storage Box. www.gardentrading.co.uk

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Welsh woollen tapestry rug, £110

This gorgeous berry-red flatweave rug is made in Solva, Wales, using traditional designs and British wool. solvawoollenmill.co.uk/winter-red-welsh-tapestry-floor-rug

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Alternatively, why not craft your own Christmas gifts with our guide to quick and easy gifts to make this festive season?