Country Christmas gifts under £25

Affordable and irresistible – present ideas for countryside lovers

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Ridley’s Wooden Boules Set

Willow and Stone, £22

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Boules is a great game to play outdoors during the summer and who’s to say you can’t play it indoors too? This traditional style wooden set would appeal to any age and would make a nice change from playing Charades on Christmas day. willowandstone.co.uk

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Knowledge in your pocket: Collins Gem field guides

Mushrooms field guide

Collins Gem, £4.99

Classic pocket-sized field guides in dozens of different subjects. Curious countryside-lovers everywhere should never leave home without one. cotswoldoutdoor.com

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Take pot luck with a Ramdon Rug from Cornish company Atlantic Blankets

Random recycled rug

Atlantic Blankets, £20

Made in Britain from recycled wool, each one is different. Take pot luck, or express a colour preference when you order. atlanticblankets.com

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Camelbak Chute bottle

Chute Vacuum Insulated Stainless 20oz

CamelBak, £24.99

This vacuum insulated bottle keeps liquids cold for 48 hours and hot for six. The steel double wall prevents condensation from building up on the outside and the cap snaps back into the handle so it’s out of the way whilst you pour. The bottle is light and BPA-Free, plus the powder-coated exterior is available in eight different colours, including ‘brick’, pictured. camelbak.com

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The splash-proof FSC field guide

FSC Field Guide To Foraging The Top 25 Edible Plants

Greenman Bushcraft, £3.25

The splash-proof, foldable field guide are a brilliant way to extend your country knowledge while you’re out walking or exploring. Part of a range of field guides. www.greenmanbushcraft.co.uk

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Burgon and Ball’s corduroy and leather ‘Dig the Glove’ gardening gloves

Dig the Glove

Burgon and Ball, £14.99

Shortlisted for gift of the year in 2016, these stylish yet practical gloves could be the perfect present for the gardener in your life. The padded palms, adjustable wrist strap and breathable, hard-wearing fabric all help to provide comfort and protection when preforming garden tasks. Colours include in ‘Burgundy’, pictured. burgonandball.com

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M&S Gardeners mug gift set

Copper Gardener’s Mug Gift Set

Marks and Spencer, £15

Nestled in a powder coated tin mug is green and white twine, four copper plant markers and a pair of copper scissors. Perhaps not the gift for an experienced gardener, but a useful set for someone who likes to keep houseplants or has just taken up gardening as a hobby. marksandspencer.com

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Luxury Box of Matches from Willow and Stone

Luxury Box of Matches, winter selection

Willow and Stone, £6.50 each

If you’re looking for a stocking filler that is both covetable and useful, invest in a luxury box of matches from Willow and Stone. The winter selection features seasonal illustrations that will warm both the heart and the home. willowandstone.co.uk

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National Turst Tulla knitted hat, scarf and gloves

Knitted Tulla set

Scarf, £30, Gloves, £15, and Hat, £20, National Trust

This knitted set has been designed exclusively for the National Trust by Robert Mackie of Scotland. Inspired by the landscape of Loch Tulla near Glen Coe, each item is made using 100 per cent soft lambswool to ensure you stay warm and protected against cold weather. nationaltrust.org.uk

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The Grilliput fire bowl helps keep your campfire safe

Grilliput fire bowl

Greenman Bushcraft, £18.95

This collapsible stainless steel fire bowl holds a small campfire off the ground, keeping burning embers and sparks away from flammable debris on the forest floor. The design is similar to something you might keep in the kitchen cupboard for steaming veg in a cookpot, but without the perforations. It needs careful handling though – watch out for the razor-sharp edges underneath. greenmanbushcraft.co.uk

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National Trust Coir doormat with pheasant

Coir Pheasant Doormat

National Trust, £22

As well as helping keep mud and debris out of the house, this pheasant doormat is a charming item to have by the door. The mat is made using sturdy coir fibers to withstand regular use and the pheasant design is impressively detailed, plus the bright colours add to its character. nationaltrust.org.uk

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A pair of Hen and Toast plates by Emma Bridgwater

Hen & Toast 10 ½in Plate

Emma Bridgewater, £19.95

Hand painted at the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-On-Trent, these dinner plates exude country charm and would make a lovely gift. Do you know someone who could name each breed of chicken running around the edge? emmabridgewater.co.uk
 

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Paracord has hundreds of outdoor uses

Genuine 550 Paracord

Greenman Bushcraft, 20p per foot

Super-tough cord useful for umpteen woodland, camping and countryside tasks. Available in a choice of 43 colours. greenmanbushcraft.co.uk

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Fox & Pheasant pitcher by Dee Hardwicke

Fox & Pheasant Pitcher

Dee Hardwicke, £20

Dee Hardwicke is a ceramic artist who is inspired by the British Landscape. Her ‘In the Country’ range is made up of three main designs and includes a mix of tableware from jugs to mugs and breakfast bowls. We’re rather taken with the Fox and Pheasant pitcher (18cm). deehardwicke.myshopify.com

 

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Hedgehog brush by the Oxford Brush Co

Wooden hedgehog Table Brush

Oxford Brush Company, £14.95

The Oxford Brush Company sell beautifully handcrafted traditional and modern brushes to suit all needs. This quirky wooden hedgehog table brush is made with oiled beechwood and black horsehair and its compact size (11.5cm x 14cm) allows for easy storage. oxfordbrushcompany.com

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Chicken and Carnation apron by Thornback and Peel

Chicken and Carnation Apron

Thornback and Peel, £24

A modern farmhouse print suited to a friend who loves the countryside but shies away from traditional country style. Bright and fun, this apron would be a joy to wear and would look lovely hanging on a hook in the kitchen. thornbackandpeel.co.uk

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Westonbirt Arboretum’s Tree Spotter’s Guide

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Tree Spotter’s Guide

Ebury Press, £8.99

Written by leading dendrologist Dan Crowley from Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury, this is a book to pop in your pocket before heading out for a woodland walk. Within its pages are 100 of the most popular British trees with handy illustrations of the tree, its leaf shape and a brief description to help you with identification. penguin.co.uk

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Falcon Enamelware tea pot

Tea Pot

Falcon Enamelware, £22

Brew up in this tough, no-nonsense, enamel pot, big enough for two. Both also available in black, red or white. falconenamelware.com

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Traditional style: Falcon’s enamel mug

Mug

Falcon Enamelware, £9

Classic mug in tough enamel. Also available in black, grey or white. falconenamelware.com

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The 4-season Mug is made of double-walled steel for insulation

4 Season Mug 0.3 L

Primus, €9.95

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This very appealing thermal steel mug is double-walled to keep drinks hot while you potter round camp or garden, or take a break from laying the hedge. primus.eu