Country Life: Christmas Presents For Rural Dwellers

A guide to the most gorgeous and glamorous gifts for the country bumpkins in your life.

Christmas 2020 is likely to be a strange one. It seems reasonable to assume that we’ll visit fewer shops in person this Christmas than in most years. Heck, we don’t even know which of our friends and relations we will be allowed to see on the big day.

Thanks to the pandemic, gifts that can be sourced and bought online are more necessary than ever before. But do not panic: we’ve been busy making lists and checking them twice – and this one’s for those of a bucolic persuasion. If ever there was a moment to retreat to and revel in rural life, then Christmas during these strange days is it. Whether we can make merry all together or must remain distanced from one another, we’ve gift wrapped ideas to help make the festively cosy and atmospheric most of country life in wintertime. From chic scarves and pretty cushions to posh biscuits and shearling boots, we’ve sourced a range of perfect presents for your pals and loved ones in the countryside.

By Becky Ladenburg
November 2020


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Individual Jewel Vases, £6.95


Charvet Editions Fleuriste Lierre Apron, £55

The Hambledon

A Place Called Home By Cath Kidston, £30

J Crew

Sussex Quilted Chore Jacket, £188


Bamford Geranium Bath Oil, £45

The White Company

Kubu Log Basket, £100

Le Chameau

Neoprene Lined Wellington Boots, £180

Molly Mahon

Blockprinted Wash Bag, £28, NOW £15

Net A Porter

Grown Alchemist Intensive Hand Cream, £19

Hill & May

Soma Lampshade, from £70

Matilda Goad

Green Tartan Squiggle Jug, £75

John Lewis

Nikon Prostaff 3S Binoculars, £129

Persephone Books

Set Of Six Books For The Keen Cook, £70

Troy London

Navy Pop Wax Parka, £350

Pipers Farm

Sustainable Fire Lighters, £12.95


Birkenstock Sheepskin Slippers, £135

Pentreath & Hall

Tomato Dinner Candles, £18

Net A Porter

See By Chloe Suede And Shearling Ankle Boots, £285

Country Life

Subscription To Country Life, from £6 for six issues


Nick Bronson Wool Knitted Tie, £45

Mungo & Maud

Classic Dog Bed In Olive, from £169.50

Penny Morrison

Hemant Cushion With Red Wavy Trim, £180

Fortnum & Mason

Merry Go Round Musical Biscuit Tin, £25


Oja Check Mohair Blanket, £225

J Crew

Abingdon Weekender Duffel, £333

Net A Porter

Rag & Bone Fringe Checked Wool Scarf, £185

Becky Ladenburg

Features Editor

As the GWG's features editor, Becky has her discerning finger on the cultural pulse. She's also our go-to expert on the property market.