Hello, or should I say Ho! Ho! Ho! as we enter December & officially Christmas month?
This Christmas I’ve teamed up with some of my favourite brands & friends of Country Bumpkin Chic to bring you my take on what to buy loved ones for Christmas with a Christmas Gift Guide 2019.
Plus, you could be in with a chance of winning some fabulous products from these gorgeous brands over on my Instagram page @becky_wren. We’ll be dropping down chances for you to win goodies daily at the beginning of December until Tuesday 10th December.
BrambleWood is a new Dorset based skincare brand offering hand-made natural soap & bath goodies. All products are palm oil free, vegan friendly & made with organic, simple, natural ingredients.
BrambleWood’s philosophy is that natural, chemical free skincare should not cost the earth or impact the earth, & are proud that all their packaging is plastic free and eco-friendly.
Insider info: I used to work with the lovely BrambleWood Soap founder Laura at New Look many years ago & I’m very excited for her new business, as she’s has a great eye for product & her gorgeous skincare range looks fab for friends & family members.
The gorgeous smelling soaps are perfect for a stocking filler at £4.75 & why not push the boat out for a fabulous lavender gift box at £15.
Sportarm was founded over 30 years ago in the heart of Dorchester, Dorset (CBC’s home town!) & has rapidly grown to become a multi-award-winning gunroom, lifestyle shop & country sports specialist.
Repeatedly voted ‘Best UK Gun Shop’ since 2006, the team is passionate about the countryside, & stock amazing country brands like Fairfax & Favor, Schoffel, Hicks & Brown & Barbour – both online & in-store.
We’re loving the Monty Slippers from Barbour at £59.99 – they’ll be perfect for a dad, brother, uncle or boyfriend for getting cosy after Christmas dinner by the fire.
Country Bumpkin Chic is rather fond of a head band & love the new beige & pink head warmer from Annabel Brocks at £45.00.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Fairfax & Favor tassels at £20 for the lady that has a bit of a F&F addiction. And we think the aqua marine would look perfect on a coastal Boxing Day walk.
Mackenzie & George handcraft luxury accessories for men, women, children & hounds in their family run Shropshire workshop. Inspired by equestrian heritage & the British countryside, each design is built to last using the vegetable tanned leathers & solid brass fittings. The personal service includes monogramming options on all their leather goods.
M&G have been a firm favourite of Country Bumpkin Chic’s since first meeting one of the founder’s Melanie at the first ever #HihoAndCo in September 2018 – you can read my interview with Mel here.
Fedoras from £49 & Feather Pins from £35 will keep you super stylish at those point to points over the winter or even get prepped for Badminton 2020.
You can’t go wrong with one of the M&G belts from £39, I love the Badminton belt pictured (£59) in chestnut & chocolate, & wear my Ledbury skinny (£49) all the time at the moment.
The Windsor clutch bag at £89 is a perfect addition to the wardrobe & can easily see you from day to night. Plus there is a matching Windsor belt too!
Hiho Silver is a brand truly passionate about the countryside, equestrianism, enjoying the great outdoors, cake & lots more specialising in exclusive country & equestrian jewellery.
A long-term friend of Country Bumpkin Chic, you really can’t go wrong with an item of Hiho Silver for Christmas & they have a variety of gorgeous items of jewellery to suit all price points.
Also, if you’re interested in the #HihoAndCo instameets they run, search ‘Hiho Silver’ in my blog for the latest blog posts.
The sterling silver & 18ct rose gold plate cherry roller snaffle bangle with champagne cz starlight roller bead at £155 would make any lady very happy at Christmas.
The leather bracelet at £30 is perfect for guys & gals. You can also add your favourite Hiho beads to the bracelet.
The snaffle spinner ring at £55 is perfect for Christmas & helping keep you at ease through the hectic festive period – warning it is addictive!
From countryside inspired kitchenware to equine & canine themed gifts, Katie Cardew Illustrations has the perfect presents for country lovers this Christmas.
We’re loving her equestrian ‘Day in the Life’ range for the equestrian fanatics with prices starting from £3 & of course all country bumpkins love a G&T, so the drinks boards would be perfect for post countryside / equestrian escapades.
We’re a bit in love with the horse life cosmetic bag at £17.50, which would also be handy as a wash bag, accessories or even a plaiting bag!
A day in the life eventing tea towel at £11 would be perfect for any equestrian home or lorry for those stay away events.
Pour me a drink G&T board at £12 would make a great addition to the kitchen or lorry for those post horsey parties or to get the real party started!
Feather & Fell is a country life inspired subscription & gift box company. Their luxury boxes are carefully curated with all lovers of the country in mind allowing customers to indulge in rural relaxation, embrace the country life & receive boxes bursting with beautiful products as one off gifts or on a subscription basis.
Feather & Fell Subscription boxes make a perfect Christmas gift for a friend or family member or even yourself, you can purchase regular boxes or even just a one off for Christmas.
Did you know you can even get a subscription box for dogs & owner with the Muddy Mutts subscription?
Rockfish restaurants founded by restauranteur & chef Mitch Tonks are located by the sea & waterside, specialising in serving fresh local & sustainable seafood. There are now 7 Rockfish restaurants including 1 in Country Bumpkin Chic’s local sea town of Weymouth & they have another Dorset based restaurant opening in Poole in February 2020. You may remember we had the pleasure to meet up with founder Mitch Tonks earlier in the summer to get the low down before the opening.
You can’t go wrong with a bottle of Rockfish Gin which is made with local brewer Devon Distillery & will make you very popular at all the Christmas parties at £25.
Fish Easy (£19.99) & Fish (£25) is the perfect gift for budding chefs & a great nudge to keep up the culinary skills after visiting Rockfish.
Rockfish are big advocates of sustainable fishing & the Ocean Protector Kid’s packs is a great way to engage the kids. Packs are free with every kids meal or £2.95 to buy separately & are packed full of fun fish facts, a card game, biodegradable beach bag, plus much more in a canvas rucksack.
Go Your Own Way is a Lake District based brand taking inspiration from its wild heritage, offering unique clothes, accessories & art for all the family.
Founder Rachel Gaw is inspired by the forests & mountains in the Lake District which shines through in her adventure inspired gifts for everyone.
Many items are limited edition & can be personalised, making them the perfect unique gift for any home, person or group this festive season.
Personalised wash bags for all your adventures at £20 make a special gift for those who love the big outdoors
There’s something for bike lovers too with a range from tees, to keyrings & cushions for the home. We love the ‘I want to ride my bike’ cushion at £15
And you can’t go wrong with enamel camping mugs featuring various mountain ranges from across the Lake District as a memento of your trip at £12
Olive & Berry are a new pet interior specialist, & have the pawfect gifts for pooches & dog lovers this Christmas.
They have everything you need to make sure your four legged friend is taken care of from beautiful cosy dog beds, to colour popping collars & leads through to hampers!
Not sure what to buy your doggy this Christmas, then treat them to a hamper. There are 3 to choose from. We love the dog walky hamper at £22.
The ‘Reserved for the Dog’ cushion at £12 made us chuckle & would certainly be a gift I’d by for my mum from Alfie the dog
Or how about a new smart collar for Christmas? We love the tweed collar from £25 – pawfect for those Boxing Day walks.
COUNTRY BUMPKIN CHIC & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDES
We’re loving reading all the Christmas Guides from fellow Country Bumpkin Chic friends popping up, so will include a few of our faves below.
If you didn’t know – Haynet is the leading equestrian & countryside blogging directory, telling your stories from the stables to the fields. And they also host the Countryside Blogger of the Year Awards, which we were very lucky to win this year!
Founder Zoe Kiff is always on the look out for being more sustainable & we love her top tips in her guide
Emma from Hooves & Loves who make gorgeous gift boxes for equestrian lovers has some fab stocking filler ideas.
Blogger & photographer Beth has some great gift ideas for the guys, girls, kids, horses & dogs.
The lovely Laura from Wannabe in the Ribbons has launched an equestrian Christmas gift guide covering all angles!