The Ultimate John Norris Christmas Gift Guide 2017
It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping!
Here at John Norris, we’ve put together the ultimate Christmas gift guide, to help you find the perfect gift for all adventurers in your life.
Expect gifts for:
- Gardeners/outdoor lovers.
We also understand that not everyone is going to be looking for the same things. A newbie angler isn’t likely to have the same needs as, say, someone who’s been fishing for years.
That’s why we’ve divided each section into Newbie, Hobbyist and Enthusiast, so you can find the right gift to suit everybody.
Take a look at the John Norris 2017 Christmas Gift Guide below, and start getting inspired. Many of these items are included in our Christmas sale too, so you’ll be making savings while you’re at it.
Anglers make up a large part of our customer family, and it’s easy to see why.
From the fresh air to the triumph of getting a catch, fishing brings a sense of enjoyment few other sports can.
Our fishing range covers a range of products, from clothing and footwear to gear, flies and accessories. Take a look below to see our favourite picks.
Jack Pyke Fieldman Fleece Hoodie
Was £24.95, now £19.99
Regardless of the type of fishing your loved one decides to take up, they’ll need to be warm. The Jack Pyke Fieldman Fleece Hoodie is a sound choice, made from warm fleece material and featuring a front pouch pocket and drawstring hood.
Wear this as a mid layer underneath one of our warm outdoor coats.
Guideline Fir-skin Waterproof Fingerless Gloves
A good pair of gloves is where it’s at. However, when fishing, one needs their fingers to be free for a range of tasks, such as tying flies or adjusting reels.
These fir-skin waterproof fingerless gloves from Guideline are perfect for new and experienced anglers alike. Made from polyester and spandex infused with titanium, the gloves cleverly help your hands retain heat, so you can enjoy a more pleasant, relaxed fish.
John Norris Special Offer Fly Selections
If your giftee is just getting started in fishing, it can be difficult to know what sort of flies they might need until they find their preferences.
In the meantime, our Special Offer Fly Selections enable you to find a variety of flies, that’ll help your loved one get started. With prices ranging from £6.99 to £49.99, you’ll be able to find a set of flies that meets your budget. Choose from damsels, montanas, dry flies, nymph flies, hoppers, may flies and many many more.
Guideline Foldable Wading Staff
If your loved one has been fishing for a while, chances are they’ll need a wading staff. Wading staffs are incredibly useful pieces of equipment, used for venturing further into the waters to retrieve your catch.
The Guideline foldable wading staff unfolds automatically when taken out of its pouch, and goes back into the pouch snugly for easy transport. Practical and lightweight, it can be attached to a belt whilst in its pouch for easy access when needed.
Greys GX Telescopic Folding Nets
Fishing nets are incredibly useful for retrieving catch in a way that’s gentle and fish-friendly. The GX Telescopic Folding Net from Greys takes this to a new level, made from a new breed of rubberised mesh and featuring Greys’ unique folding mechanism, for easy travel.
The net is available in two head sizes, with the medium ideal for still-water trout (fishing from boat and bank) and the large good for sea trout.
Airflo Outlander Reel Case
MRP from £19.99, our price from £15.99
Regular anglers will inevitably build up quite the collection of reels, and will therefore need a place to store them.
The Outlander Reel Case from Airflo provides just that, with divided compartments with removable dividers, so you can organise your reels, fly boxes and other small essentials how you see fit.
This bag also provides excellent protection to keep your reels from getting lost or damaged.
Greys Strata CTX S/F Waders
MRP £249.99, our price £129.99
Waders are an essential for any experienced angler. They provide protection from the waters and enable the wearer to navigate the bank with freedom and ease.
These Strata CTX S/F waders from Greys are the bee’s knees in waders. Exclusive Climatex4L fabric technology in the upper and Climatex5L in the lower leg bring maximum durability and comfort.
Fishpond Bighorn Kit Bag
The more kit one has, the more storage is needed! Keep all your bits and pieces organised on the go with the Fishpond Bighorn Kit, which features padded removable interior dividers so you can sort things how you please.
Whether it’s fly boxes, reels or other accessories, the Bighorn kit will help you keep everything to hand with its anvil-style opening and side pockets.
If you wish, you can remove the padded dividers altogether and chuck in your boots and waders, for an easy run to the river.
Simms G3 Guide Vibram Sole Wading Boots
The popular Simms signature Guide boots have received an update to bring you the G3 Guide Vibram Sole wading boots.
Highly durable yet light on the feet, they provide everything you need for wet trail and all-day wading, including exceptional comfort and protection.
These boots are partially lined with neoprene for warmth and cushioning, as well featuring Simms’ NEW RIVERTREAD platform for performance, support and traction.
If your chosen giftee is at home on the field, then we’ve got a ton of products to keep them happy.
Make someone’s day with a comfy knit sweater, or wow them with some impressive shooting boots. Whatever gift you choose, you can be safe in the knowledge you’ll be helping to improve someone’s game.
Musto Shooting Crew Neck Knit Sweater
MRP £85, our price £51.99
Make sure your loved one is all wrapped up on the field this winter, with the Musto Shooting Crew Neck knit sweater.
Available in two stylish colours – grouse and rifle green – its created from 100% luxurious lambswool to provide outstanding warmth on cold days.
Jack Pyke Suede Palm Shooters Mitts
MRP £7.50, our price £5.99
When out on the field, it’s important to keep one’s hands warm and protected. The Jack Pyke suede palm shooters mitts do just the job.
Made with 100% acrylic and featuring a cosy Thinsulate lining, these gloves keep your hands toasty whilst leaving your fingers free to perform.
Conveniently though, these mitts also convert into full mitts, so you can keep your fingers warm in between shoots.
John Norris Standard Shooting Stick
MRP £34.99, our price £29.99
Shooting sticks are a useful companion any new or experienced hunter will appreciate. The John Norris standard shooting stick combines a bonded leather seat and handles, with a durable stainless steel frame.
Providing ultimate comfort during any shoot, the standard shooting stick is a popular choice for all outdoor sporting events.
Seeland Keeper Trousers and/or Jacket
Trousers £134.99, jacket £179.99
The Seeland Keeper trousers and jacket are the perfect get-up for all conditions. With a waterproof, windproof Seetex membrane, they work hard to keep out the cold so you can concentrate on what you’re doing.
The Keeper trousers feature reinforced exposed areas, a high back and Velcro ankle closures. The Keeper jacket, meanwhile, has a detachable and adjustable hood and a reversible orange safety collar.
Each item works great alone, but put them together and you’ll be ready to take on the elements.
Barbour Finn/Wray Gilets
Finn gilet £59.96, Wray gilet £63.96
A cosy gilet is the perfect mid or outer layer that keeps hunters warm, yet leaves the arms free and unencumbered.
These Finn gilets from Barbour allow you to layer up in style this season, with their stylish box quilt design and classic tartan back neck buggy and lining.
The Wray gilets, tailored specifically for ladies, offer the same comfort and warmth, featuring a diamond quilt, curved vent at the side seams and stud back waist adjusters for a perfect fit.
Jack Pyke Sporting Cartridge Carrier
MRP £10.95, our price £8.95
Give the avid hunter somewhere to store all of their stuff, with the Jack Pyke sporting cartridge carrier.
A zipped bag made from reliable 600D cordura, this bag can hold up to 100 boxed cartridges to help you stay organised from house to field!
Champion Welly Boot Bag
MRP £14.99, our price £9.99
Keep dirty wellies and boots separate with the Champion welly boot bag. This handy bag is fitted with a stiffened waterproof base with protector feet and a two way zip, so you’ll be able to step right into the bag and out of your boots.
This boot bag is a must-have for regular hunters, hikers or outdoor lover to save mud from getting all over your car or home.
Barbour Tempest Wellington Boots
MRP £99.95, our price £79.95
Available as both a men’s and a ladies’ boot, the Tempest wellington boots from Barbour provide tough and reliable protection whilst giving feet the comfort they need.
Each pair of boots features a neoprene lining for superb insulation and extra cushioning. Meanwhile the vulcanised rubber upper, rubber outsole and adjustable leg strap ensure a comfortable fit.
Add to that the classic Barbour tartan lining, and you’ve got the perfect pair of outdoor boots for winter.
Jack Pyke Game Bag
MRP £31.95, our price £25.99
Ensure your favourite hunter has everything he/she needs on the field, with the Jack Pyke Game Bag.
Made with strong and durable 600D Cordura, this bag offers resilience and strength enabling you to have everything you need to hand. The bag also features a full size mesh pouch, adjustable shoulder strap and convenient PVC lining.
There’s nothing quite like venturing into the great outdoors, exploring the great hills, mountains and valleys that Mother Nature has to offer.
Whether your favourite person is a true hiker at heart or just discovering their new-found love, we’ve got brilliant gifts for them here.
Musto Classic Button-Down Shirt
MRP £70.00, our price £39.99
This classic button-down shirt from Musto will work as an excellent base or mid layer for going out and about. Best thing is, it works as part of any casual country outfit too!
The shirt’s ability to wick moisture away from the skin is what also makes it a great addition for one’s outdoor wardrobe.
Barbour Fingerless Gloves
MRP £17.95, our price £14.36
Knitted in 7 gauge lambswool for extra warmth, these Barbour fingerless gloves are glorious companions for one’s hands this season.
Seamless for extra comfort and with elasticated rib finish on the cuff, they’ll go well with any country outfit.
Jack Pyke Fieldman Fleece Hoodie
MRP £24.95, £19.99
This Fieldman fleece hoodie from Jack Pyke is an excellent addition to any hiking wardrobe. As a mid layer or top layer, this hoodie is made from polyester fleece and features a front pouch pocket and drawstring hood, making it perfect for keeping out the cold.
Seeland Scout Fleece
MRP £79.99, our price £39.99
For those who like to get up in the hills on a regular basis, the Seeland Scout Fleece jacket is just the thing.
Robust and warm, this fleece is made of thick yet soft fibre that retains body heat and provides great insulation. Its YKK zippers also make it a handy mid layer or jacket for shooting and recreation.
Barbour Gamefair Waterproof Jacket
MRP £199.00, our price £99.99
This delightful Gamefair waterproof jacket from Barbour is the ultimate sidekick if you want to take on the elements.
From its waterproof, breathable drop lining to the popper fastening storm and throat flaps, the Gamefair jacket works hard to keep you warm and snug. Add on that classic Barbour styling – the tartan lining and the handwarmer pockets – and you’ve got yourself a pretty special Christmas gift.
Barbour Field Tattersall Shirt
Men’s £43.96, ladies’ £69.95
These Field Tattersall shirts by Barbour are a smart clothing choice for a walk in the country. Made with 100% cotton and a flattering cut, they’re ideal for a weekend spent shooting, strolling or schmoozing.
Seeland Retriever Gaiters
MRP £39.99, our price £35.99
Unleash someone’s true adventurer with these Seeland Retriever gaiters. Made from a highly water-resistant waxed cotton canvas, they enable the wearer to trek through damp grass and foliage whilst remaining confidently dry.
Barbour Boot Bag
MRP £21.95, our price £17.56
Everyone needs somewhere to store their muddy boots, before and after their hike,
These Barbour boot bags are a smaller version of the wellington bag, ideal for keeping walking boots and shoes away from other surfaces. Its tough nylon exterior and easy wipe interior make it a doddle to clean, whilst the shoulder strap and handle make it easy to carry.
Jack Pyke Hunter’s Boots
MRP £145, our price £109.99
Make someone’s year with the ultimate in hiking boots – the Jack Pyke Hunters boots. These boots are possibly the strongest, most comfortable boots on the market, with a Hydoguard waterproof membrane that’s also breathable and moisture-wicking.
Inside the boots feature 200gms Thinsulate insulation to keep the feet warm on the move, as well as a padded tongue and heel for comfort. Overall the full grain leather exterior makes these boots a sound and stylish choice for navigating any terrain.
We all know that person who absolutely loves their garden or the outdoors.
Whether it’s spending hours in the greenhouse, veg patch or flowerbed, or just enjoying strolls through green spaces, they’ll be pleased to receive a gift like these on Christmas Day.
Barbour Tartan Thermal Flask
MRP £39.95, our price £31.96
Ensure your loved one stays warm on the inside with this elegant thermal flask from Barbour.
Made from stainless steel and with a screw-down cap and drinking cup, it comes stylishly wrapped in a soft tartan wool.
Highlander Bamboo Socks
Good socks cannot be overrated. When embarking on any outdoor activity, good shoes must be accompanied by good socks, so as to keep feet as comfortable as possible.
These Highlander Bamboo socks are a great addition to any outdoor wardrobe and will wear well with any shoe or boot. Made from all natural bamboo fibres, they offer anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to leave the feet dry, comfortable and odour-free.
Zippo Hand Warmer
The Zippo Hand Warmer is just what’s needed for a chilly day! Whether it’s a brisk walk or a day on the field, stick one of these into your pocket for warm hands, all day.
Reusable with Zippo lighter fuel, the Zippo Hand Warmer stays warm for up to 12 hours. It’s sleek, slim design means it will fit into any pocket discreetly and comfortably.
Barbour Hip Flask
MRP £49.95, our price £39.95
This stylish 5oz hip flask from Barbour is a great gift for a friend or loved one that likes a quick tipple! When out on the field, by the lake or up in the hills, a quick swig from this is sure to put hairs back on your chest.
Crafted in stainless steel with a removable leather cover, this is a smart and thoughtful gift.
Schoffel Cashmere Jumper
Men’s £109.95, ladies’ £99.95
Always one for luxurious knitwear, Schoffel get it right with its gorgeous ¼ zip cashmere jumper. Made with 15% cashmere and 85% cotton, it provides a warm, comfortable mid or top layer for those cold wintery days and comes in colours navy and forest.
Ladies will love the Schoffel V-neck cashmere jumper, which features a velvet trim on the cuff and neck, and mother-of-pearl buttons on the cuff.
Fire up the grill! This elegant yet powerful Snowbee smoker/cooker is sure to provide hours of happy mealtimes while out on the go.
Measuring 16.5 in x 10.5 in x 4.5 in, this cooker is conveniently portable yet still generous enough to fit four to five small trout, or two large fish, headed and tailed.
The cooker is constructed from stainless steel for easy cleaning and comes with stand, two fuel pans with heat adjustment, cooking pan, lid with adjustable smoke vent, drip tray and grill.
Barbour Jacket Care Kit
MRP £39.95, our price £31.96
The Barbour Jacket Care Kit is an ideal gift for anyone who hikes regularly, or just wants to take care of their Barbour jacket!
The kit comes comprised of a stiff bristle brush, a cotton moleskin cloth and a pot of Barbour wax. It also comes with a delightful Barbour tartan drawstring bag to store it all in.
Harkila Big Game GTX 8” Boots
MRP £249, our price £124.50
For someone that loves to get out into rough terrain, the Harkila Big Game GTX boots are the perfect footwear.
Made from a 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-tex membrane, these boots keep feet dry and supported whilst remaining incredibly lightweight. The upper is made from high quality nubuck leather whilst the bottom features a 2-density moulded EVA and rubber outsole.
With exceptional grip, support and comfort, it’s no wonder these boots are recommended by shooters and game keepers alike.
Hunter Balmoral II Boots
MRP £130, our price £99.99
The Hunter Balmoral II boots are a tall, heavy-duty all-terrain rubber boot, which makes them perfect for wearing on trails, the farm, in the field or in the river.
The moulded footbed and Newflex Vibram outsole keeps them lightweight and flexible and offer superior comfort and fit. The Balmoral II boots are a bestseller from Hunter and will suit any outdoor enthusiast.
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