Stuck for a Christmas gift for someone that loves the countryside? Need ideas for great rural type christmas gifts but not sure where to start looking?
Buying gifts can be a headache, we all want to buy something that will be used or appreciated but often fall short in the ideas department. I have done some research and found a few gift ideas to suit countryside people.
Or perhaps you are sick of boring old socks and bubble bath as gifts? Then drop a hint about some of these great presents that would suit anyone with a passion for the countryside.
These are just a few ideas to get your little grey cells thinking about different types of presents you can buy for country lovers. Think about the person you are buying for and what they would get pleasure and use from.
Country Style Gifts
There are some great weathervanes and hanging signs & flower basket brackets at Mandrake Marketing.
You can get stable and kennel door signs made at Druantia Designs. They also make signs for farms, cottages, small business, bedroom doors for kids, etc.
What about something practical? Alternature do welly boot stands and which rural home doesn’t need one of those?!
For small animal lovers there are British made rabbit, cat and dog hutches/kennels and runs at The Happy Hutch Company and they offer free delivery.
Always Bobbies do a wide assortment of craft kits and hobby sets to suit men, women or children. Would someone you know enjoy starting a new hobby?
Sally Mitchell Fine Arts do some lovely rural limited edition prints, there are categories for dogs, wildlife, farm animals, equestrian, flowers, humourous, etc. There is bound to be something in there to suit everyone’s taste.
UK Gift Gallery do bronze figurines that are resonably priced and a great present for men or women. I would be very happy if Santa brought me their trotting warmblood or the labrador but there are sculptures to suit all tastes including racing, British wildlife, dogs, cats and sporting. You can also browse by sculptor.
The Country kitchen
I am not a fan of buying household items as gifts, they are far too impersonal but here are a couple of novel ideas that would be fun for any countryside cook to use:
The USA comes to the UK at the Olde Glory website, prices are in sterling and deliveries are sent from the UK. With beautiful shaker and country style items such as the black star wire shelf Try something different like their heart shaped frying pan or the cookie cutters with recipe cards but check everything for delivery times as the shelves are made to order so may not be ready in time for Christmas.
The from Ideal Moments is rather fun and they have a number of other novel gifts for a country home like their or … not sure how you would wrap one of those though!!
The Personal Touch
If you can knit I strongly recommend the Woolly One-offs bags which make a really personal gift, rather than a pair of socks or bubble bath. A friend of mine can’t knit but has managed to make one for her sister. They come in a kit with everything you need except the needles.