Matthew's Gift Guide - Christmas Presents Shooters Will Love

Matthew's Gift Guide - Christmas Presents Every Shooter Will Love

Matthew's Gift Guide - Christmas Present Ideas for Shooting Enthusiasts

Christmas is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about what to get your loved ones.

If you have a shooter or hunter in your life, you know how passionate they can be about their hobby. But finding the right gift can be a challenge, especially if you're not familiar with the world of shooting.

That's where this gift guide comes in. I've handpicked the best gifts for shooters, ensuring that your loved one will receive something they not only need but also truly love. Whether they're just starting out in the country sport or they're a seasoned pro, there's something for everyone on the list. 


What To Look For In A Shooting Gift

When searching for the perfect Christmas present for a shooter, there are a few important factors to consider:

  1. Quality is key here. Look for items that are made with durable materials, ensuring that they can withstand the rigours of the shooting sport
  2. Functionality is also crucial when choosing a shooting gift. Items that serve a practical purpose or enhance the shooting experience are ideal. For instance, cartridge bags or shooting vests are essential accessories that can make a shooter's life easier and more organised
  3. Relevance to the shooting sport is another important criterion. Consider the recipient's specific shooting preferences and interests. Are they into game shooting? Do they frequent shooting clubs or enjoy reading shooting magazines? Tailoring the gift to their specific passion will show thoughtfulness and appreciation for their hobby.

By keeping these factors in mind - quality, functionality, and relevance - you can find the perfect shooting gift that any shooter will love. 


Gifts for Beginners

If you have a friend or family member who is just starting out in the shooting community, finding the perfect beginner-friendly gift for them can be a wonderful way to support their new hobby.

When they're a newcomer to the sport, they might not have established their style yet or have everything they need for a full shooting wardrobe. This is a great opportunity for you to kit them out for Christmas!

Whether they are interested in game shooting or frequent the range for target practice, there are plenty of great products that will make their shooting experience even more enjoyable.


Cartridge Bags

Jack Pyke Duotex Cartridge Bags in brown and green against a white background

A cartridge bag is used for carrying ammunition and other shooting essentials. It is an essential piece of equipment that will keep the shooter well-prepared and organised.

When looking for the perfect one for the person on your Christmas list, it's important to consider:

  • Capacity - look for a bag that has a sufficient number of compartments and pockets to organise cartridges, ear protection, spare chokes, and other accessories
  • Durability - the bag should be made of high-quality materials that can hold their own against outdoor use
  • Comfort - adjustable shoulder straps or handles that are comfortable to carry are also desirable features.

Jack Pyke is a brand known for their high-quality and stylish cartridge bags. Another reputable brand in the shooting industry is Bisley, who offers a selection of cartridge bags in various sizes and styles.


Shooting Waistcoats

Man wearing tweed waistcoat for shooting

With their range of styles, materials, and features, shooting waistcoats are sure to be a hit this Christmas.

There are lots of different designs to choose from to suit different preferences and budgets. Tweed shooting waistcoats are perfect for those who love the traditional country clothing style, and there are also modern, high-tech, performance-driven vests that will see shooters get ready for action. 

Shooting waistcoats come with various features to enhance the shooting experience. Pockets and cartridge holders provide quick and easy access to ammunition, while reinforced shoulder pads offer added comfort when shooting for an extended period. Some vests even have adjustable straps and waistbands to ensure the perfect fit.

This garment is a vital piece of shooting clothing that will help any novice start to feel more confident and comfortable out on the field or at the range. 


Essential Shooting Accessories

Jack Pyke Pro-Sport Shooting Glasses against a white background

Safety is a top priority when it comes to shooting, so make sure your loved one is equipped with the necessary gear.

This Christmas, why not treat them to the following shooting accessories to get them started and keep them safe:

  • Shooting Glasses - a must-have for eye protection
  • Trigger Locks - ensure that firearms are securely stored
  • Shooting Ear Protection - vital for protecting hearing from the sound of gunshots. 

These accessories not only provide peace of mind for the safety of the shooter, but they help to increase performance and accuracy. A win, win situation! 


Gifts for Experienced Shooters

Experienced shooters are individuals who have honed their shooting skills and have a deep passion for the sport. 

By selecting gifts that celebrate this experience in a meaningful way, you can make the holiday season one to remember for those who love shooting.

Whether it's upgrading their equipment with advanced accessories or providing them with specialised shooting clothing, these presents will demonstrate your thoughtfulness and understanding of their dedication to the sport. 


Shooting Jackets

Man wearing shooting jacket for shooting

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for a shooter, a shooting jacket is an excellent choice.

One of the key reasons why shooting jackets make a great gift is the waterproof protection, comfort, and warmth they offer the wearer throughout the shooting season.

These jackets come in a range of styles and designs, catering to different preferences and shooting disciplines. Traditional tweed shooting jackets exude a classic and timeless appeal, while modern shooting jackets are made from advanced fabrics that offer enhanced waterproofing, breathability, and durability.

When choosing a shooting jacket as a gift, there are a few key features to consider:

  1. Waterproofing: Look for jackets with quality waterproofing capabilities to keep the shooter dry in wet weather conditions
  2. Breathability: Opt for jackets with breathable fabrics to allow heat and moisture to escape, keeping the wearer comfortable
  3. Pockets and Storage: Shooting jackets with plenty of pockets and storage options are ideal, allowing shooters to carry essential items such as cartridges, ear protection, and more
  4. Style and Fit: Consider the shooter's personal style and body shape when selecting a jacket, ensuring it fits well and complements their overall look.

Whether it's a luxurious tweed design or a modern, high-performance fabric, a well-chosen shooting jacket will be greatly appreciated by any shooting enthusiast. 


Gun Cleaning Kits

Jack Pyke Multi Gun Cleaning Kit against a white background

Regular firearm cleaning and maintenance is essential. Not only does it help to prolong the life of the firearm, but it also ensures that it functions properly and reduces the risk of malfunctions.

This is where gun cleaning kits come in handy.

A gun cleaning kit usually includes all the necessary tools and cleaning solvents required to keep firearms in pristine condition. From brushes and patches to cleaning rods and lubricants, these kits have it all. They are designed specifically for different types of firearms, ensuring that every shooter has the necessary tools to maintain their firearm.

So this Christmas, why not surprise the shooter in your life with a high-quality gun cleaning kit? Not only will it make their shooting experience more enjoyable, but it will also ensure that their firearms perform at their best.

It's a gift that shows you understand their interests and care about their safety and experience.


Hunting Boots

Person reaching to adjust laces on Harkila Reidmar Mid 2.0 GTX Leather Boots in willow green

Gifting a pair of decent, solid hunting boots to an experienced shooter can be a game-changer.

By giving the gift of hunting boots, you are not only providing practicality and functionality but also showing your consideration towards their outdoor pursuits. A good pair of boots can make a significant difference in their overall experience.

These specialised boots are specifically designed to enhance performance in the field, offering features like waterproofing, insulation, and superior traction. They provide the necessary support and stability to tackle uneven terrain and long hours spent on their feet.

When it comes to choosing hunting boots, several reputable brands offer top-quality options. For example:

  • Jack Pyke is known for its durable and reliable boots that can withstand the demands of rough terrains.
  • Harkila, on the other hand, is renowned for its innovative designs and use of high-quality materials, ensuring maximum comfort and performance.

This Christmas, treat the shooter in your life with a pair of high-quality hunting boots. They will appreciate your generosity and enjoy the benefits of this essential piece of field sports gear.


Unique Gifts for Every Shooter

Buying Christmas presents for shooters can be an incredibly fun and exciting experience.

It allows you to tap into their passion and discover unique gifts that align perfectly with their interests. There is a sense of joy that comes from seeing the genuine appreciation on a shooter's face when they receive a chosen gift that embraces their love of the sport. 

Shooters of any level can enjoy the following gifts, so you won't go too far wrong by investing in one of these to wrap up for under the tree. 


Flasks & Drinkware

Jack Pyke Cartridge Cup Set against a white background

 Whether it's a hip flask for those chilly days outdoors or stylish whiskey glasses for a post-shoot celebration, flasks and drinkware are always a great choice for a Christmas present.

Travel mugs make fantastic gifts for shooters on the go. These insulated mugs are ideal for keeping hot drinks warm during those early mornings out in the field. With their leak-proof lids and durable construction, they are perfect for taking a hot cup of coffee or tea along on shooting adventures.

For those moments of celebration or relaxation, why not consider a whiskey glasses set? These beautifully designed sets are perfect for enjoying a drink after a successful shooting day.

There are also brilliant little stocking fillers, such as bottle openers and wine bottle stoppers.


Gun Slips

Jack Pyke Super Scope Slip in black, evo, and green against a white background

A gun slip is a protective case designed to store and transport a shotgun or rifle securely. They are an essential accessory for shooters of all levels, making them a great Christmas gift option.

Here are some key features to look for in a good gun slip:

  • Quality construction and materials for long-lasting use
  • Adequate padding to safeguard the firearm and protect it from scratches and dings
  • Adjustable shoulder straps or handles for easy and convenient carrying
  • Secure fastenings to keep the firearm securely inside the slip.

When it comes to brands, Jack Pyke and Bisley are well-known for their high-quality gun slips. Both brands offer a range of options, with fantastic designs and quality materials common throughout all their products. 

Surprise the shooter in your life with a high-quality gun slip that will provide them with a stylish and protective solution for transporting their firearms. 


Shooting Ties

Alan Paine Ripon Silk Tie | Birds and Dogs against a white background


Shooting ties are a versatile accessory that make a thoughtful and practical gift for Christmas.

Traditionally, shooting ties are worn with shooting jackets and tweed suits, adding a classic country-style look to the attire. The subtle patterns and earthy colours of these ties perfectly complement the classic country shooting wear, giving shooters a polished and put-together appearance.

However, shooting ties have evolved beyond the traditional styles. Nowadays, you can find a wide range of fun and patterned designs that allow shooters to express their individuality. Brands like Jack Pyke and Alan Paine showcase the very best in ties, and these items make for unique Christmas presents that are sure to bring a smile to a shooter's face. 

Go for a bold and vibrant colour if the person likes to stand out from the crowd, or choose a more neutral shade for those who prefer to blend in.



There are lots of fantastic products out there that shooters will love to receive as Christmas gifts this year. 

By considering the individual's skill level and preferences, you can select a present that not only showcases your thoughtfulness but also supports and enhances their passion for the sport. 

Wishing all shooters a safe and joyful holiday season filled with peace, happiness, and plenty of bullseyes!

Easily find the perfect Christmas present in our gift section and check out our blog for more fantastic gift guides from the Hollands team!

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