The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for countryside fanatics

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

From nature-living essentials to a driving experience with Porsche, these are the gifts the outdoorsy enthusiast in your life will be champing at the bit for

Friday 11 November 2022   By Soho House

The holidays are looming and as we inch ever closer to December, not only are we planning last-minute city breaks to round off the year, we’re also on the hunt for smart gifts for the people we love. Last week, we kicked off our series of refined gift guides with a foolproof plan for pleasing the city swishers in your life. This week, we’re focused on those who prefer a wholesome wellness weekend at Soho Farmhouse to a Picante-fuelled party night at DUMBO. 

This member is a country local, preferring the solitude of bucolic living to the busy hustle and bustle of the city. They love an outdoor adventure (Saturday morning hikes are always on the agenda), board game nights are big in their household and they own multiple pairs of wellies, cardigans and umbrellas, natch. Classic art, great books and scented candles are always welcomed by this member, but that’s doesn’t mean they don’t love a well-chosen surprise, too. 

To help with just that, we’ve curated a list of the 23 best suited gifts for the Soho country member you’d like to treat this festive season. 

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

1. Because they match their house check
Jourdaan loafers, £645, Gucci

2. Because there are a lot of rooms to scent 
Cowshed Candle and Diffuser set, £60, Soho Home

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

3. Because their home is also their spa 
House Robe, £85, Soho Home 

4. Because you always need a good pair of socks
Ribbed socks (two-pack), £28, Pantherella 

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

5. Because there’s a lot of spare time in the country 
Chess set, £55, Printworks

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

6. Because they’ve got plenty of wall space
‘Swells and Shrinks’, by Joe Warrior, from £5,630, Soho Home 

7. Because they love the great outdoors 
Adjustable-length jumping rope, £35, LuluLemon 

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

8. Because every day is BBQ day 
AM-1 outdoor speaker, £680, Bowers & Wilkins 

9. Because they enjoy the little things 
Nail File, £42, Hermès 

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

10. Because games night is their favourite night
‘Match Made in Heaven’ puzzle, £38, Le Puz 

11. Because it’s all about the classics
Evil Under The Sun, 1941 (first edition) by Agatha Christie, £7500, Bayliss Rare Books

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

12. Because it’s all about the Christmas tree 
Milk Float novelty bauble, from £64, Soho Home 

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

13. Because they’ve still got their record player from 1954 
Morning, Noon, Night triple-coloured vinyl, from £43, Soho Home

14. Because they love wellies, but they also love fashion
Puddle biodegradable-rubber boots, £560, Bottega Veneta 

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

15. Because it’s time to replace the old one
Liddesdale quilted jacket, £119, Barbour Heritage 

16. Because morning dog jogs are second only to morning coffee 

Metcon 8 training shoes, £114.95, Nike 

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

17. Because they’re nothing if not practical
Apple Watch Ultra, £849, Apple 

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

18. Because the countryside calls for quirky knits
Ribbed cardigan, £510, Jacquemus

19. Because it’s rarely not raining in the country
Fox umbrella, £110, Cavour

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

20. Because country living can be tough on your skin
Renewal Serum, £76, Soho Skin
 
21. Because this absolutely belongs in their wardrobe
Castle vest, €155,74,  Chateau Orlando

The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House
The Ho Ho Hot List: 23 gifts for the country member | Soho House

22. Because they’re very particular about pouring tea
Stoneware teapot, from £20, Soho Home

23. Because they’re in it for the thrill
Driving experience, from £325, Porsche