Advent calendar 2017
The Pretty Pash Co £20 gift voucher
GIVEAWAY time! To celebrate the start of our advent calendar, The Pretty Pash Co. have generously offered a £20 gift code to one lucky winner. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is…
1. Be following The Finer Horse and The Pretty Pash Co. on Instagram 2. Comment on the post or send a direct message (DM) to The Finer Horse saying why you or a friend should win the voucher. Entries close on the 12th, and good luck! (P.S. The Pretty Pash Co. are also offering a 10% off code – comment below if you’d like the code and we’ll DM you the details)
Mistamina Alfie Shirt in Jade
Give someone (or yourself…) this gorgeous Alfie shirt from Mistamina this Christmas. Perfect for both town and country life and coming with fun suede elbow patches and red cuff detailing, we predict this will be a wardrobe favourite for years to come.
Wick & Tallow – white fig & vanilla candle
Bring the festive season alive with this delicious candle from Wick & Tallow. We can’t resist a pretty candle at any time of year, and this white fig & vanilla combination would work wonderfully alongside all those Christmas tree scents.
Hicks & Brown Acido clutch bag
We’re firm believers that a girl can never have too many handbag options and this gorgeous Acido clutch from Hicks & Brown works for both a daytime and nighttime look – perfect for this hectic festive season. We love the little details that make this bag extra special, from the choice of bag size – just big enough for the essentials but without being too big to comfortably hold – to the matching tassel colour and zip stopper feature.
Katie Cardew Illustrations - 'Please pour me a...' print
As soon as we saw this witty ’Please pour me a…’ print from Katie Cardew we added it to our Christmas list, and we can think of so many people to give it to as well! This lovely artwork serves as fantastic inspiration for that festive cocktail party, or for the post-Christmas lunch drinking game, as well as being a stylish addition to any wall.
Annabel Brocks – all seasons wrap
Give the gift of the perfect all-seasons cover-up to a loved one with this cosy 100% lambswool wrap from Annabel Brocks. We love the versatility of this piece for the colder months, and the solid block camel/nude colour is such a lovely warm colour for both town and country wear.
County Equestrian Jewellers - Farrier's nail bangle
Available in a range of sizes, this gorgeous farrier’s nail bangle from County Equestrian Jewellers is a gift that works equally well for men and women, and is a great gift idea for the equestrian, or indeed farrier, who wants a beautiful and wearable piece of jewellery to celebrate their horsey passion.
Evemy & Evemy – Pluma game bird feather silk scarf
Give some silken luxury to someone special this Christmas with this gorgeous scarf from Evemy & Evemy. With the traditional rolled edge and pretty game bird feather print, the delicately muted tones of this scarf make it one of the most versatile we’ve seen when it comes to wearing in both town and country.
Hortons England – Beaton socks gift set
It’s a real present-giving cliché but no man would mind being given socks for Christmas if they came in a lovely box set from Hortons England. Consisting of 17 pairs of glorious socks, this gift set would ‘set’ him up (pun definitely intended) for every eventuality – and who could ask for more than that?
Butler Stewart – flat cap in pear green
Give true British rural style as a gift, with this lovely hand-tailored flat cap in Pear Green from Butler Stewart. Stylish as well as being a country essential, with the quality we’ve come to expect from this brand, this flat cap will be a sure success with whoever is lucky enough to unwrap it on Christmas morning.
Ariat – Cadence wool ¼ zip jumper
What can you give the stylish equestrienne who wants to look good while keeping warm at the yard this winter? We can think of nothing better than this stunning Cadence ¼ zip merino wool technical jumper from Ariat. Machine washable and designed to retain heat while wicking away moisture, this is the perfect choice for riding/yard duties, and we think the elegant styling makes this a real winner both in and out of the saddle.
Hyde & Hare – Arundell clutch bag
Give a girl a bag for Christmas and you can’t go far wrong, especially when it’s a gorgeous as this Arundell clutch bag from Hyde & Hare. The bag is the perfect size for carrying the essentials we need for that weekend brunch session or post-work drink, and gives a versatile look that works equally well for both country and city lifestyles. An added bonus to the design of this bag is the removable tassel, which can be swapped for another within Hyde & Hare’s best-selling range of coloured suede tassels.
Annabel Brocks - Contrast tan and cobalt blue suede belt
A belt is one of the unsung heroes of the wardrobe, but we don’t think this is an excuse to not have a good one. Give this gorgeous belt from Annabel Brocks as a present this Christmas and you’ll be helping the wearer look elegant and stylish everywhere from the city streets to the polo field- the gift that truly keeps on giving.
Fairfax & Favor – Kensington boots
For those with a little more in the budget, we can think of nothing better than giving these lovely suede and leather boots – a brand new design for this season from Fairfax & Favor – as a gift. Creating a refined and elegant look, with the leather wrap giving a twist to the more traditional ankle boot design, these are versatile enough for both town and country wear. We think any girl would be very happy to receive these on Christmas morning.
Teddy Edward – Dartmoor socks
Combining technology with tradition, and made of a lovely Alpaca blend, these stunning Dartmoor socks from Teddy Edward will make any man happy to unwrap these this Christmas. Designed with comfort and durability in mind, we think these socks will be a firm favourite in any man’s sock drawer.
Churchill at the Gallop – Brough Scott
Give the equestrian or history lover in your life this wonderful book by Brough Scott, which shows a softer and lesser-known side to one of our most famous public figures, Winston Churchill, through his love for the horse. It’s definitely on our Christmas list!
County Equestrian Jewellers – fox head earrings
A great gift for those hunting or otherwise countryside-loving girls, these beautiful fox head earrings from County Equestrian Jewellers are the perfect choice for the girl who wants something she can wear every day. Available in plain silver or with a choice of gemstones for the fox eyes, these can be customised for the girl lucky enough to be receiving a pair this Christmas.
Hyde & Hare – Arlingham weekend bag
Give that serial weekend visitor something to make a statement with, with this gorgeous Arlingham weekend bag from Hyde & Hare. Guaranteed to stand out from the crowd, this stunning yet practical bag is the perfect size for all those weekend bits, and you’ll be giving the recipient something that will only get better looking with age and use.
Hicks & Brown – Maroon Suffolk fedora with pheasant wrap
Bring out the festive cheer with this gorgeous maroon fedora from Hicks & Brown, which features a wrap of pheasant feathers that runs all the way round the brow band of the hat. This take on the classic fedora is equally at home on the streets of London as it is among country hedgerows and is a stylish yet wearable way of celebrating our country pursuits.
Hiho Silver - Sterling Silver and rose gold Riding Whip Bangle
We love this riding whip bangle from Hiho Silver and are secretly hoping Father Christmas is paying close attention to our Christmas list this year! Designed to be pretty enough to be worn to a party, yet sturdy enough to survive a morning at the stables, this would never leave our wrist if we found one under the tree this year!
Fairfax & Favor – Foxley clutch bag in navy
Every girl needs that clutch bag that can take her from day to night, but still has room for the essentials, and we think Fairfax& Favor have nailed it with this stunning Foxley clutch in navy leather and suede. The clever design mixes a sleek and elegant look with the practicality of a detachable wrist strap and internal suede-lined pockets. Any girl lucky enough to receive this on Christmas morning will be thrilled to have such a gorgeous yet practical bag.
Butler Stewart - Elephant silk tie
No man can ever have enough ties, and this gorgeous elephant print silk tie from Butler Stewart is a wardrobe essential in our view. As with everything in the Butler Stewart collection, the quality is exceptional, and the charming print is sure to raise a smile every time it's worn.
Evemy & Evemy - striped boot socks
Perfect for all that relaxing in front of the fire, or for that chilly Boxing Day walk, these Alpaca socks from Evemy & Evemy, with their unusual pairing of grey and cream stripes, are a great gift for the girl who wants a combination of warmth, style and longevity in her winter footwear!
Day 24 - Christmas Eve
Katie Cardew World notebook
Perfect as a last minute stocking filler, or gift for those ‘difficult to buy for’ friends and relations,this lovely travel-themed notebook from Katie Cardew, covered in images of some of the world's best known landmarks, is a great way to inspire the traveller in your life. You'll also bring a smile to their face as they enjoy the lovely designs, carrying round a little piece of Katie's illustrative world with them wherever they use this lovely notebook.