Best Shooting Gifts For Him

Sunday, 14 October 2018
Best Shooting Gifts For Him

Choosing the best shooting gifts for him can be daunting if you aren’t familiar with the required kit.

Safety and comfort are paramount in the field, but at Cordings we believe that one should always combine these essentials with craftsmanship and style.

Whether for your father, your husband, son or friend, this article explores Cordings’ most popular gifts for guns and shooting enthusiasts. We guarantee that they are tried, tested and will be well received.

Shooting Accessories

There are some shooting accessories that are essential for an enjoyable day on the peg, providing warmth and protection in style. Here are our top 8 picks for shooting gifts that will be a welcome addition to any gun.

Shooting Stockings

Three shooting stockings with garters in green, teal and burgundy
Shooting stockings: an inexpensive and practical gift.

Probably the easiest shooting gift for him – inexpensive and supremely useful, the Cordings collection of shooting stockings range from simple plain ribbed versions to intricately knitted versions. All made in Britain using merino or lambswool, they are practical, handsome and built to last. Team with a contrasting garter to complete the look.

Shooting Gloves

Another must-have item for shooting: Gloves. Hands that get cold become less responsive, not to mention uncomfortable. Our leather repeater gloves are beautifully crafted in England, lined with silk for warmth and have the essential turn back end on the trigger finger. If you’re stuck for shooting gift ideas, these make a thoughtful, uniquely practical gift.

two pairs of leather shooting gloves in green and brown
Available in brown and green, these shooting gloves are an essential piece of kit

Tweed cap

Headwear, like our quality tweed flat caps, is essential on a shoot, and makes a very stylish shooting gift for him. While it is there for safety, it also often provides welcome protection against the elements. The Garforth cap with its neat brim is both stylish and does the job perfectly. Although available in a range of tweeds, moleskin or corduroy, choose a brown or green hue to help the wearer blend with their surroundings. It is the one time you don’t want to make a bold statement.

two flat caps, the left in olive green corduroy and the right in a checked tweed
The Garforth cap – neat and practical, available in a range of tweeds.

Cartridge Bag

Having a robust cartridge bag that can be opened wide for easy access to cartridges on a shoot is essential. Some guns like to fill their cartridge pockets full before each drive, and our leather cartridge bag, slung across your body will do the job perfectly without weighing your field coat down. Made in Cumbria with the finest leather, it is the most handsome bags around, which is why we think it’s one of the best shooting gifts for him.

 A brown bridle leather cartridge bag with gold buckles and a pale beige handle.
Smart and practical: The bridle leather cartridge bag


Flasks definitely fall into the ‘nice to have’ category. Taking a welcome nip from their smart tweed flask on a cold winter morning will make the recipient think very warmly of the giver!

A selection of Cordings hip flasks in tweed and engraved pewter.
Flasks add a welcome warmth to a cold winter shoot.

Shooting Ties and Hanks

On smarter shoots, it is good form to wear a silk shooting tie. Cordings’ range of pure silk printed or woven designs are perfect.

Two shooting ties decorated with British game birds. The right in an orange rust colour and the left in olive green
British Made – The Flock Of Birds Tie – perfect for the peg.

Shooting Clothing

Our men’s shooting clothing is both practical and effortlessly smart, crafted from the finest British tweed. Here’s a list of our most popular men’s field clothing pieces, that make some of the best shooting gifts for your loved ones, which are best teamed with our field accessories.

Tattersall shooting shirt, green plus twos and a fleece shooting gilet
Tattersall shirts, plus twos and the Schoffel Oakham gilet, perfect gifts for wearing on a peg.

Shooting Breeks

Plus Twos and Plus Fours shooting breeks are incredibly practical. Trousers tucked in wellingtons are uncomfortable and full-length trousers with short boots are in danger of becoming waterlogged. Whether you go for plus twos (2” below the knee) or plus fours (4” below) is a matter of choice. If you are unsure, choose plus twos breeks.

The Schoffel Oakham Fleece

Our schoffel fleece is a ubiquitous garment and a great way to add a layer of warmth to their outfit. It can be worn on any number of other occasions, and comes in a great variety of shades. However, if you are buying it to be worn in the field, be sure to choose a neutral tone. Another versatile garment that is great in the field and for daily use is, of course, a lambswool pullover.

Tattersall Shirts

Our tattersall shirts make the best shooting gifts for him. They are versatile and can be worn on various occasions, but on the peg, they really shine. Designed to give the wearer room to move, with tails that stay tucked in, they are available in a range of patterns and colours. Cordings’ shirts are rightly lauded as THE quintessential country shirt.

If you are still stuck for shooting ideas, why not give our customer service team a ring? Otherwise browse our full range of gifts for him.