Great present ideas for Christmas

  • For the active enthusiastChristmas present ideas

    The ATC2000 Action Camera is a digital video camera which has been developed for the extreme sports market. The camera weighs just 200g with batteries and comes complete with accessories to mount it easily onto your hat or part of your horse’s tack to record the action “hands-free”. The ATC2K is also waterproof, so can cope with the worst of the British weather. Whether it’s recording a day’s hunting or a stroll through the woods, this camera is a really unusual gift guaranteed to impress on Christmas morning. Price: around £160. Contact (tel: 020 8122 9585) www.actioncameras.co.uk

    For those who disagree about the route
    Christmas present ideas
    If finding the way to a show venue or friend’s house party has been known to cause problems in the past, a sat-nav system for the car or horsebox could make 2007 a more relaxing year for everyone. The Snooper Indago Truck Assist is ideal for horsebox drivers as it includes warnings of low bridges that could otherwise bring your journey to an abrupt end. Price: around £500. A range of sat-nav systems, including the Snooper Indago Truck Assist, are available from www.nav-now.co.uk (tel: 08717 500111)

    For outdoor people who hate the coldChristmas present ideas

    The 12v heated fleece travel blanket from Go eXtra is ideal for anyone who enjoys watching the action at their local point-to-point or who would appreciate being able to warm up in the horsebox while others compete this winter. Simply plug the cord into your car’s cigarette lighter socket or other portable power supply and enjoy being toasty warm even in the chilliest weather. The blanket measures 58in x 42in to is large enough to wrap around you. Price: around £25. Contact (tel: 0870 7448434) www.goextra.co.uk

    Christmas present ideasFor those who like a tipple

    For those occasions when a quick nip from a hip flask simply isn’t sufficient, Dubarry’s new Henley drinks case is sure to prove equal to the challenge. Designed to carry a bottle of something fortifying plus several glasses, this stylish travel accessory in Dubarry’s distinctive duo-tone brown leather will ensure you are equipped for any eventuality. Price: around £300. For stockist information contact (tel: 00 353 90 9642348) www.dubarry.com

    For the practical problem solver
    Christmas present ideas
    The Horse Tool Multitool is an invaluable piece of equipment for any horse owner. The tool combines a hoof pick, cleaner, 3/8″ thread tap, square wrenches and a knife. It is all you need for keep hooves clean and for dealing with studs and studs holes. The tool folds out in a T shape to give a good grip when using the thread tap and comes in a strong fabric holster. Price: around £25. Contact (tel: 01335 372600) www.belstane.com

    For Christmas without lifting a finger
    Christmas present ideas
    If the organisation required to ensure a fabulous Christmas or New Year at home seems just too much effort this year, then why not get away from it all with a stay at a fabulous country house either here or abroad? Unique Home Stay has a number of properties available to suits your needs, with extras like your own private chef and housekeeper on hand to ensure you can enjoy the very best Christmas without lifting a finger. Contact (tel: 01637 881942) www.uniquehomestays.com

    Christmas present ideasFor a gift that lasts all year

    For a Christmas gift that keeps on giving all year long, get your loved one a subscription to their favourite magazine. Horse & Hound, Country Life, HORSE, Eventing and The Field all have special offers on this Christmas so you could save up to 40% on a gift subscription making it great value for money. Order now for your gift subscription to begin as soon as possible after Christmas. Visit www.giftmags.co.uk

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