A Very Country Christmas
One of the things I've loved most about my first year in business is discovering and working with some gorgeous brands which all have one thing in common; a love of the country.
I've bought together some of my favourites in this year's Christmas gift guide to help inspire you this festive season.
Whether you're looking for something for him, for her, for home, for your four-legged best friends or maybe a little treat just for yourself, these lovely brands can help.
I am so passionate about supporting small and independent businesses, the ones that do a little happy dance when you buy from them, and really wanted to champion them this year.
Olive & Berry - Deluxe Slogan Dog Bed, From £65
We love these deluxe slogan dog beds, PR pooch Teddy has one on his wish list! Made in our home county of Yorkshire, these super cosy 100% cotton dog beds are filled with a snuggly fibre made from recycled plastic bottles - good for your pooch and for the planet!
Available in two colourways; navy and cosy rose or navy and sky blue, these beds come with a reversible inner cushion for ultimate style goals and in three size options.
They also feature your choice of three catchy embroidered slogans: I’ve Had A Ruff Day, Eat. Sleep. Bark. Repeat., or Shhh...I’m Sleeping. And who doesn’t love a nap at Christmas?
Hurd & Co - Personalised Santa Paws sack, £8
As it’s Teddy’s first Christmas we’ve gone all out with spoiling him, and what better way to give him his presents than in this gorgeous personalised Santa sack!
As Hurd & Co say, no country house is a home without a pet, and we couldn’t agree more! Now we’ve just got to resist giving Ted all his presents before the big day…
This gorgeous brand has lots of other goodies for stylish country lovers.
Katie Cardew - The ‘Equestrian range’, items from £3
From fine art prints, notebooks, cosmetic bags and tea towels, Katie’s equestrian range is a must-have for all horse lovers.
The Day in the Life range, in particular, will strike a chord with anyone involved in the equestrian world - from struggling to reverse a trailer to mice in the feed bin, Katie’s illustrations depict the horsey world so accurately!
Launched at Burghley Horse Trials this year, the range sold out by day three - such a fantastic reception! We’ve got a few pieces already on our wish list.
Mackenzie & George - Scarf ring, £25
We fell in love with this brand at Burghley Horse Trials and haven’t stopped wearing their Badminton belt!
Firmly on our wishlist is this gorgeous scarf ring which they describe as ‘taking vintage inspiration to add a touch of elegance to your scarves’.
That description alone is enough to get us hooked, anything that combines country, style and elegance is a Christmas winner in our eyes!
Go Your Own Way - Location map cufflinks, £22
We love these cufflinks which you can personalise with a location special to you.
Perhaps you have a favourite rural retreat or you’ve had an amazing adventure that you want to mark, wherever your place these cufflinks will suit any discerning country or city gent.
Hiho - Cherry roller snaffle bangle with starlight roller bead, £155
We fell in love with the Cherry roller snaffle bangle with added sparkle at Burghley Horse Trials and added it firmly to our festive wish list then!
The gold, silver and glitter, with a nod to the horse at its heart, ticks all our boxes. Now we just have to drop some major hints to Santa!
HiHo has a wide and beautiful range of jewellery to see you from day to night, country to city.
Ruff & Tumble - Country Collection dog drying coat, from £39
We got PR Pooch Teddy one of these fab dog drying coats earlier this year and wouldn’t be without it.
The Country Collection is our top pick, the colours are gorgeous and the faux leather trim gives it an extra touch of class, creating an exclusive English country look.
These coats dry your pooch in minutes, taking the hassle out of wet muddy cars, hallways and kitchens. A must-have for country dog owners!
The Little Tweed Co - Tweed headband, £18
We love Lincolnshire based business The Little Tweed Company.
They make stunning items including capes, skirts and kids clothing, but one of our firm favourites is the tweed headband.
Made from 100% British tweed, these cosy headbands come in a variety of colours. Perfect for shooting, riding, country walks, skiing or any other country adventure.
Fairfax and Favor - The Salisbury Purse, £155
No country wardrobe would be complete without something from luxury brand, Fairfax and Favor.
We adore the Salisbury purse in Oxblood, which the brand says ‘embraces sophistication, style and simplicity.’
Hand-crafted in suede and leather, this beautiful purse comes in a variety of colours and is finished with the centred signature Fairfax & Favor shield. Wouldn’t you love to unwrap this on Christmas morning!
The Little Hamper Co - Gentleman's Gin hamper, £40
For something a little different, the Gentleman’s Gin hamper comes in a sleek black box with a tumbler, Lincolnshire Pin Gin, tonic and olives - everything the discerning country gent needs for a festive tipple!
The Little Hamper Company prides itself on working with other local and small business which we love. They have lots of different options available; we think these gorgeous hampers are the perfect gift for that friend or relative who seems to have everything!
Mulberry Tree at Home - Horseshoe towel holder, £49.95
How gorgeous is this towel holder from Mulberry Tree at Home?
Taking inspiration from the horse, this fine-crafted homeware piece would be perfect in any rural retreat, cosy cottage or fabulous farmhouse!
Made from genuine reclaimed solid wood and repurposed horseshoes, each piece of wood and horseshoe is unique in character which we think makes them super special.
FreckleFace Home Fragrance - Christmas tree oil burner and eight wax melts, £20
Nothing evokes Christmas like those wonderful festive scents. And this is the perfect gift for any Christmas lover!
The large ceramic Christmas tree oil burner comes with eight wax melts; orange, lime & basil, Christmas star, spiced orange and pomegranate black.
We stocked up earlier this year and absolutely love cosying up with a book and one of these gorgeous scents.
Feather & Fell - Horse and Human Winter Gift Set, £45
This fabulous gift set from Feather & Fell is a treat for both horse and human and would be perfect to find under the tree by any equestrian lady.
Feather & Fell have a range of gift boxes for humans, horses and dogs, as well as their quarterly subscription boxes for country lovers. We love this idea!
In The Country - Annual subscription, from £28.95
Our favourite magazine, In The Country, is every country lover’s perfect companion.
With fabulous shopping features, tasty recipes and brilliant interviews with people who live and work in the country, this glossy, high-end magazine has rural life at its heart.
We’ve got ours, who will you gift with year-round country fun?
Lotherton - Membership, from £12
If you’re in or near Yorkshire, Lotherton is a gorgeous country estate steeped in history on the edge of Leeds.
With dog-friendly grounds, the beautiful historic house, wildlife world and lots of fabulous events throughout the year, membership to Lotherton is the gift that keeps on giving.
Give a gift to the planet - charity memberships, prices vary
How about a gift that gives back? Membership to one of these wonderful charities will help them continue their incredible work conserving and restoring nature and wildlife, fighting for governmental change and generally making the world a bit better for animals and the environment.
The lucky recipient will get some lovely perks like members' magazines, entry to the Zoo, special event invitations and more, depending on which you choose.
Wildlife Trusts - https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/
Woodland Trust - https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo