Christmas Gift Ideas For Shooting Enthusiasts
Wondering what to get the fieldsports enthusiast in your life this Christmas? Here are our top ten shooting gifts picks that are perfect on the peg.
A good country shirt is essential for a day in the field. We have had tattersall shirts in our collection for over 100 years, and are quietly proud of them. They are built for comfort and practicality; the sleeves are wide enough to allow full movement and the longer tails ensure that however many stiles you leap over in the day – they will stay tucked in.
Beautifully tailored in a range of classic checks woven in 2 ply cotton, they literally are cut from a superior cloth than most.
A tie is a great gift in its own right – and if you are buying for a country sports lover, it is the perfect opportunity to buy a versatile design that would look great on the peg, but equally smart worn for Sunday lunch. With an array of motifs ranging from game birds to cartridge caps, our top tip of which to choose would be to look at what shirts the recipient would wear the tie with. Green and wine are perennial favourites for country ties; they sit well with most tweeds or if you are looking for a country design to be worn with city suits then navy or red are good choices.
Again, versatility is the key to this present. Our Scottish knitwear is our best-selling range in the whole men’s collection before Christmas and its appeal as a gift is timeless. Supremely practical on the peg, they add warmth without bulk and it is a great opportunity to add colour to the muted tones of tweed.
An inexpensive and perennially useful gift, shooting stockings are essential for anyone who wears breeks in the field, but are also perfect with wellington boots. Our collection ranges from classic merino ribbed versions to intricately knitted ones with colourful tops. An unusual pair of stockings are a great present – often the wearer wouldn’t have treated themselves to anything more than a basic pair. Don’t forget to buy garters!
5. Tweed Cap
Headwear in the field is as much about safety as it is style. Flat caps protect the wearer without impairing their vision and can easily be worn with ear defenders. It is an ideal present if the recipient has a Cordings tweed jacket – a matching cap is a thoughtful and practical addition. Our House Check cap is our best selling tweed, whereas our plain moss green cord or lovat moleskin will go with everything.
Nothing is better on a cold day on a shoot than nip of something restorative from a British made flask. Our handsome pewter versions, with a range of styles and motifs are hugely popular. Their elegant design means they are unlikely to be kept in a drawer when not in use – they are a perfect blend of skilled craftsmanship and thoughtful design. Team with a bottle of sloe gin!
The Schoffel gilet doesn’t really need introducing – it is immediately identifiable. Hugely popular with all fieldsport enthusiasts for good reason: practical, hardwearing and handsome it can be worn all year round and is equally at home on the peg or in a bar.
Built for shooting, the clever action back expands and contracts to give your arms total flexibility. The bellow pockets can be filled with cartridges if required, and the semi Norfolk styling give the silhouette a clean and classic shape. It has been in the Cordings collection, unchanged, for well over half a century, for good reason . A show stopping gift; buy it in one of our shooting tweeds and you or the wearer will be able to add to the collection over time.
The ultimate stocking filler, our inexpensive cartridge cufflinks come in a range of fun colours, in their own little cartridge holder. The shooting accessory gift for gents whose working life takes them to the city, but whose hearts are in the country.
Cold hands in the field are uncomfortable and will affect your day more profoundly than anything else. Nothing is more disheartening than knowing your shooting is being impaired by slow loading. These gloves have elasticated cuffs that keep your wrists warm, and a trigger finger – which means the wearer doesn’t lose contact between the trigger and finger. In brown or green – both colours are equally popular.