Christmas gifts for hardy hunters

  • Price no object

    Cold feet are a perennial problem for anyone who frequently hunts. Make the post-Christmas season more enjoyable for a hunting friend by getting them a pair of fabulous fur-lined long leather riding boots from Sergio Grasso. Lined with lambskin for added warmth, the boots feature a rear zip that makes taking them off at the end of a long day simply child’s play. The uppers are made from soft grain calfskin leather, with a full-grain calfskin lining and a leather sole. The boots cost £415, or can be made to measure for an additional £50. For more information visit: www.sergiograsso.it

    Feeling flush

    If you are looking for an original present to give a country sport enthusiast this year, then look no further than this beautiful Glass Hunt Flask in a Leather Case from Farasi. This hand-sewn brown leather case has a soft green suede lining, with an individually blown glass flask, complete with silver plated top, sitting snugly inside. The case comes complete with a billet fastening and strap for easy attachment to the saddle when riding, or to a belt while out walking the dogs. Perfect for those cold winter mornings. This flask and case costs £320 and can be ordered online at www.farasi.co.uk

    Something special

    A popular gift in all hunting households, a year’s subscription to the Horse & Hound is sure to bring a smile to any keen hunter’s face. With up-to-date coverage of all the latest developments in the fight to secure hunting’s future, the arrival of Horse & Hound on the doormat each week is a much-anticipated moment, possibly now more than ever. Packed with the latest hunting news, reports of action from the field, hunting features and the latest hunt appointments, Horse & Hound is a must-read publication for enthusiasts all year round.

    Visit: www.giftmags.co.uk/hh or call (tel: 0845 676 7778) quoting code AAQ4, to save 15% off a one-year gift subscription at less than £90, or save 35% on a direct debit subscription and pay just £17.06 every three months.

    Beat the budget

    For an unusual present that is sure to go down well on Christmas morning, why not give a friend a limited edition illustrated hunting map, outlining all the countries of hunts across England, Wales and Scotland. This full colour limited edition print is beautifully illustrated with hunting images by animal portrait specialist Rosemary Coates, and also includes comment on the current political situation. The map measures 20in by 24in and costs £45 plus £3 postage and package. Coates has also produced a hunting map of Ireland and racing maps of Britain and Ireland, plus a range of cards. For more detail or to order (tel: 07801 250574)

    Counting the pennies

    If you are looking for a fine gift for a country friend, but are working to a strict budget, then this beautiful Merino and cashmere scarf from Barbour is sure to hit the spot without breaking the bank. This reversible scarf is made from 90% merino and 10% cashmere and is available in a choice of pink or olive. Barbour products are available from leading country clothing retailers. For more details visit: www.barbour.com. This scarf can be purchased in pink only online at www.frogpool.co.uk for £17.

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