GIFTS FOR THE HOST

02 Apr 2020

GIFTS FOR THE HOST

by Dominic Savia-Roscoe A successful shoot requires countless hours of behind the scenes work, from breeding the birds to maintaining the ecology of the estate. If you are fortunate to receive an invitation to a shoot, a gift for your host is a courteous gesture and a thank you for the experience that has been created and shared with you. This is usually purchased in advance and given at the end of the shoot, or purchased at a later date and delivered, the former being preferable. Taking into account factors such as practicality and individual taste, almost any accessory can be deemed a suitable gift. Depending on your association with the host and budget, we have a wide selection of ideas. From luxury homeware to personalised accessories, there is something for every shooting enthusiast! Here are our top 5 gifting ideas for the season:  

CARTRIDGE CUFFLINKS

Our Silver Cartridge Cufflinks are unique, to say the least! The moving shot inside the cufflinks makes them a talking point at any function. The classy yet fun design makes them one of our most popular gifting ideas and great for the gentleman who has everything. SHOP NOW View all cufflinks   LEATHER GAME BOOKS Purdey Game Books are great gifts for either new hosts or a veteran in need of an upgrade. Like a diary, gamebooks are used to record the day’s activities, to monitor bag numbers and even for a bit of friendly competition. As with the majority of our leather products, all of our gamebooks can be personalised, so go the extra mile and add your host’s initials. (Please see our guidelines on personalisation for more information). SHOP NOW View all game books   CRYSTAL WINE GLASSES One of the most important aspects of our beloved sport is social interaction and camaraderie. A typical shoot is followed by either lunch or dinner, making kitchen and dining ware great gifting ideas. Handmade in England, these wine glasses are perfect for any Purdey enthusiast or wine connoisseur. Combine with our matching decanter for a truly stand-out gift. SHOP NOW View all crystal glasses and decanters   POSITION FINDER FLASK SET Every drive has positions that are better than others, but in order to make the allocation fair for all guns, they are selected at random, normally with a position finder. We have a range of position finders, from simple pegs to elaborate, unique designs. One of our favourites is the flask set, allowing you to combine your peg choice with a shot of sloe gin! Ten glass cartridges with silver caps and numbered bottoms stored in a simple but stylish leather case make for the ideal shooting gift. Bottoms up! SHOP NOW View all position finders   AUDLEY HOUSE HUMIDOR Finally, the ultimate gift for a diehard Purdey enthusiast! Created with incredible attention to detail, the iconic Audley House humidor is a truly remarkable piece of marquetry with the intricate inlay going so far as to include the damage caused by WW2 bombs to Audley House in 1942. Although primarily designed as a humidor, the box can be utilised in numerous ways with a detachable humidifier and removable dividers. This piece is a guaranteed talking point and a gift that will last generations. Available exclusively from purdey.com and Audley House. SHOP NOW View all cigar accessories