Country Bumpkin Chic & Friends Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas is not cancelled! Despite 2020 being, well let’s say a rather memorable year. If you’re anything like me when it comes to Christmas, I leave gift buying to the last minute. So, I’ve joined forces with 10 of my favourite country, equestrian & coastal brands to bring you some gift inspiration that might spark ideas for present buying for loved ones or even treat yourself to. You’re welcome – enjoy!

1. HIHO SILVER

An all-round fave with the Hiho Silver team is this exclusive equestrian bracelet making it the perfect gift for people of all ages. Available in several colours & two sizes. Ideal from mucking out to going out.

Equestrian Sterling Silver Snaffle Leather Bracelet - £45
Equestrian Sterling Silver Snaffle Leather Bracelet – £45 Photo credit: Jake Eastham
  • Perfect for: equestrian enthusiasts or countryside fans of all ages who want a subtle nod to equestrian.
  • Price: £45
  • Last orders for Christmas: 1st class recorded = Monday 21st December; next day delivery = Wednesday 23rd December
  • For more gift ideas head to hihosilver.co.uk

2. TRACEY WALDER ILLUSTRATION

Dorset based artist Tracey Walder loves the old tradition of putting pen to paper which is why the tan horse stationery set makes a perfect Christmas gift. ‘There is nothing better than a great quality writing paper to jot down all our thoughts and ideas or to send notes to friends and family.’ I couldn’t agree more there’s still something quite joyful about receiving a letter in the post.

Tan Horse Notepaper & Notecard Stationery Set - £18
Tan Horse Notepaper & Notecard Stationery Set – £18

The set is great value for money & includes:

  • 15 sheets of double-sided A5 notecards on a 300gsm stock
  • 15 sheets of single-sided A5 notepaper on a 140gsm stock
  • 15 C5 Kraft envelopes
  • 15 C6 Kraft envelopes
  • 12 coordinating stickers

And they come beautifully packaged in a kraft box for safekeeping. Optional gift wrap service.

  • Perfect for: A brilliant gift for anyone of any age who has an interest in all things equine or love of countryside gifts.
  • Price: £18 (includes P&P)
  • Last orders for Christmas: Friday 18th December in the UK
  • For more gift ideas head to traceywalderillustration.com

3. BEAR HUG GOODS

Whether you’re always socially distant or you just want to keep people in the supermarket at bay, this hoodie is for you! Each super soft organic hoodie is made to order, especially for you – printed with Socially Distant in fun colours. Available in light grey and navy & a wide range of sizes.

Socially Distant Hoodie - £45
Socially Distant Hoodie – £45

Hoodies are approved by the ‘Fairwear Foundation’, ethically sourced & 100% sustainable.

Bear Hug are proud to be supporting the Mental Health charity Mind & 10% from each sale is donated to them.  Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good this Christmas.

  • Perfect for: as a unisex hoodie it’s a great gift for both men & women. Why not get matching ones?
  • Price: £45 (includes P&P)
  • Last orders for Christmas: Monday 16th December
  • For more gift ideas head to bearhuggoods.com

4. TOUCH OF TWEED

A touch of luxury for him…or her! Your loved one will be on cloud nine when opening this gorgeous Forton Belt gift on Christmas morning. Made from a combination of the highest quality British, oak tanned leather and tweed, the unisex Forton belt is bound to turn heads.

Forton Belt
Forton Belt – £130

A truly unique and timeless piece, each belt is handmade and includes a solid brass buckle. Its herringbone tweed, rear inlay panel, and front circle inlay also add an extra touch of elegance.  For a gift that is truly bespoke to you, you can even request your favourite colour tweed to be included (small supplement required).

  • Perfect for: Men or women – dressed up or down, this beautiful belt will serve as a true wardrobe staple well beyond the festive season. A belt is not just for Christmas!
  • Price: £130 (includes P&P
  • Last orders for Christmas: International = Friday 4th December; UK = Friday 18th December
  • For more gift ideas head to touchoftweed.com

5. DIMPSEY

Dimpsey offers luxurious glamping in their two shepherd huts (Hither & Yonder) based on the Blackdown Hills in Somerset. They specialise in helping you escape the hustle & bustle, by getting that all-important relaxation time.

As stays have been a bit scuppered by the lockdown, Dimpsey founders Emma & Andrew have set to and put some gorgeous gifting options on their website shop to help people enjoy the Dimpsey experience at home.

Dimpsey Gift Set
Dimpsey Travel Pouch – Recharge Edition – £75

This butter-soft leather, zip-top pouch was made to Dimpsey’s own design & a perfect size travel bag to pop in your handbag wherever you’re going, or simply use on its own. Available in rose gold or teal, the recharge edition includes a set of travel size Mary Temperley Make products to revive your hands, feet and face together with that all-important lip balm to keep the winter from leaving you with chapped lips. Perfect indulgence, Dimpsey style.

  • Perfect for: as a gift or anyone in need of some self-care or transport you back to a high at Dimpsey.
  • Price: £75 ([plus £2.95 standard delivery)
  • Last orders for Christmas: Wednesday 23rd December
  • For more gift ideas head to https://dimpsey.co.uk/shop/

6. TEAM EQUESTRIAN

Ever wondered what your horse would say to you if they could talk? Well, now you can have their words of wisdom printed on an ear bonnet. Choose your own text & from a range of colours & horse sizes.

Personalised Horse Bonnet
Messages From Your Horse Ear Bonnets – £12
  • Perfect for: riders of all ages to give them a boost while hacking or competing.
  • Price: £12 (plus £4.50 P&P)
  • Last orders for Christmas: before Friday 11th December due to personalisation
  • For more gift ideas head to teamequestrianshop.co.uk

7. ROCKFISH

Treat one of your favourite people to a restaurant experience they’ll remember. Rockfish have vouchers from £10 through to £100 and upwards so they can visit Rockfish & enjoy choosing something tantalising from the menu – fresh local fried or grilled fish of the day to local shellfish and a glass of fine champagne, all thanks to you!

Rockfish Gift Voucher
Rockfish gift vouchers – £10+

Rockfish gift cards can be purchased to spend at any Rockfish restaurant location. Simply order below and it will arrive in your email inbox or you can have it sent directly to the recipient’s email account. (Note: vouchers can also be sent via post but depending on current lockdown restrictions at the time of purchase).

  • Perfect for: all ages who enjoy fresh local seafood & eating out.
  • Price point: from £10 upwards
  • Last orders for Christmas: Wednesday 23rd December for e-vouchers
  • For more gift ideas head to Rockfish Great Gifts including Seafood Coast Gin!

8. BRAMBLEWOOD SOAP

The Botanical Bath Fizzy Collection from Bramblewood Soap offers a wonderful at-home spa experience. All five fizzies are made using their signature recipe, enriched with moisturising cocoa butter to create a luxurious bath time treat. Each bath fizzy is made by hand in small batches in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

Fizzy Set
The Botanical Bath Fizzy Gift Box – £24
  • Perfect for: gift boxes are 100% plastic-free, biodegradable & make the perfect present for a friend or loved one who loves to treat themselves & care for the environment.
  • Price point: £24 (£3.50 or free postage for orders over £35)
  • Last orders for Christmas: Monday 16th December
  • For more gift ideas head to bramblewoodsoap.co.uk

9. FRUITBAT TEXTILES

Headbands are the perfect finishing touch to a quick and easy everyday look, but also smart enough to top off an outfit for a special occasion. Perfectly combining Fruitbat Textiles weaving & millinery skills, making them completely unique.

Handmade Headbands £22.50/£35
Handmade Headbands £22.50/£35

All Fruitbat Textiles accessories have been handcrafted with their hand-dyed & woven fabrics. The padded headbands have been hand-stuffed with offcuts of local sheep fleece, making use of the bits that aren’t useful for yarn production. The headbands are made on bases that are flexible, making them comfortable for long periods of wear – no horrible pinching behind the ears!

  • Perfect for: Lovers of country fashion, by offering something timelessly stylish with a unique, contemporary twist. Using their own Fruitbat Textiles fabrics, designed & handcrafted in the Somerset studio from scratch, means you’ll never find yourself wearing exactly the same piece as someone else.
  • Price point: £22.50 / £35 (depending on style)
  • Last orders for Christmas: Wednesday 23rd December
  • For more gift ideas head to fruitbattextiles.co.uk

10. MACKENZIE & GEORGE

Handcrafted with premium Italian natural grained leather, the Mackenzie & George AirPods Case delivers stylish everyday protection for your go-to Apple earphones. Fully compatible with wireless charging, this elegant case can be personalised for an extra special touch of class and even has a visible peephole so you can see when your AirPods are ready to go.

AirPod Case - £29
AirPods Case – £29

All Mackenzie & George handmade leather products can be personalised making them perfect for a Christmas gift for your loved one.

  • Perfect for: guys or gals that love their tech & appreciate style.
  • Price point: £29 (Plus £9 for personalisation)
  • Last orders for Christmas: TBC
  • For more gift ideas head to mackenzieandgeorge.com

Thank you for reading the 2020 Country Bumpkin Chic & Friends Christmas Gift Guide – we really hope you enjoyed it & it helped inspire you for gifts for your loved ones or to treat yourself!

And if you’re still in need of some inspiration have a read through last year’s guide.

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