Gifting Ideas

We all have favourite brands, so we thought wouldn't it be nice to introduce some of them with thoughts around inspiring a few gifting ideas. They are all people, companies and products we trust, respect and use ourselves.

Peninsula Kelp Co
Dulse Hamper

The Peninsula Kelp Company started with two people with a passion for the ocean and sustainability. Today, Andrea and Graham are bringing their vision to life by providing hand-dived, sustainable ocean vegetables above water and make them accessible for everybody.  

Having sampled pretty much all of the range by Peninsula Kelp Co, we can firmly say that we're hooked. The Wild Ocean Greens salts are brilliant in soups, the Dulse Crackers are perfect with a stinky cheese and Sea Greens make a decent pizza topping! Don't believe us, try them yourselves. Buy here


Contact Coffee
End Ex Coffee Brewed for Elliot Brown by Contact Coffee Co

We drink Contact Coffee Co, every day, it’s the office go-to brew. We got chatting to the lads behind this veteran owned business, kicked a few ideas around and wondered if they'd make us a special blend. As a team we (mostly) have enough natural get-up and-go so we were after something from the more mellow side of the roaster.  

This is our very own Contact Coffee Co End Ex brew. End Ex is a time every soldier looks forward to, when they down tools and take five. The smooth Ethiopian Blend has chocolate notes, perfect for unwinding. Buy a bag or two here


EB T-shirt

We've loved running our not for profit t-shirt campaigns for the NHS, Royal British Legion and Rock2Recovery and they gave us a taste for more.

In typical EB style there's plenty of subtle detail in the design, from the lat/long coordinates of our boat yard HQ by the water in Poole to the 13 micro-markers from the minutes track of a Canford watch signifying 2013, the year we were established. On the back there are hand drawn contours from Tyneham Cap near Kimmeridge Bay that cut through our trademark shield, just like the breather lines inside our rubber straps. This is our first 'Worn by Adventurers' tee and and in a spirit of not taking ourselves too seriously, we had an office poll to name it with pet porn star names going into the hat, Gemma A's won through... 'Hammie Hiscoe'.  Choose your size here


Land Rover Holton Professional
Land Rover Holton Professional

In case you haven't heard, we're working with Land Rover and have developed a pretty cool watch in collaboration with them. In their words: Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic vehicles that represent true breath of capability. This extraordinary provenance and shared philosophy provided the perfect catalyst to collaborate and create this special edition watch.

Based on our fast selling Holton Professional, the Land Rover x Elliot Brown Holton was designed in conjunction with Jaguar-Land Rover designers as the perfect watch for active lifestyles, and incorporates numerous design cues from the new Defender including the hex ended hands and 'squircles' on the dial and bezel. Buy here

Jottnar Fenrir jacket
Jottnar Fenrir down jacket

So many folks said to us "you've got to talk to Tommy at Jöttnar, you guys would get on so well".  So we did, we swapped and bought kit, shared a mutual appreciation for each other's creations and it's without doubt our go to gear. Ian recently gave it the thumbs up during two back to back Ben Nevis ascents in some pretty grim weather.

Jöttnar was born in Arctic Norway and is the creation of two former Royal Marine commandos who are lifelong mountaineers, climbers and skiers. Much like us, adventure DNA runs through the company and they design gear that they want to wear rather than following a trend. We also share an ambassador in base jumper, Tim Howell, who is a must follow if you don't already.

Fenrir is Jöttnar's most popular down jacket, designed for weight saving without compromising on features. Filled with ultra-warm 850 Fill Power hydrophobic goose down, in a premium 93/7 down/feather ratio. Warm, light, meticulously crafted. Buy here

Photo credit @benjaminhardman & @hannes_becker
Osprey Backpack Archeon 25

Most of our team have an Osprey pack, well before we became acquainted and got to know them as friends. They are just down the road in Poole and it's always nice to support our neighbours. Just so happens that we love what they do too

Their Archeon 25 embodies the principles of essentialism and environmentalism for hiking. Recycled fabrics, metal componentry and a comfortable backsystem combine to produce a pack built for life in the outdoors. It's a great day pack with plenty of room that's easy to access. Buy here

Pasture Naturals
Pasture Naturals Gift Pack

We use Pasture Naturals every day in the office, it's our go-to for skin care and works with for all our skin types. We're not alone in liking it either, McLaren Cars, F1 teams, 5* resorts, business headquarters and Heathrow serve it to millions of people. Pasture takes skin and hair care back to nature, made in the UK with a conscience, it's completely paraben-free and contains far higher levels of natural ingredients than most mainstream bathroom products to pamper your skin and hair with the care they deserve. Oh and they've just launched a very clever 99% natural anti viral hand wash that's effective against you know what.

Rich in vitamins and infused with the natural essences of noni fruit, olive kernel, ginger and sweet orange, Pasture nourishes, rejuvenates and refreshes like nothing else. They have put together this gift pack we think is just perfect with their best selling Neem Tree hand wash Indian Mulberry healing hand lotion, Olive Kernel hair wash, Chinese Ginger bath and shower, some decent Sanitiser and a gorgeous reed diffuser. Buy here

Pia Elliot Art
Pia Elliot Art Christmas Card

We never tire of Pia's intricate art in our homes, in gift cards and on the office walls with the odd special commission in the mix too. Her style has a warmth of character that these three Christmas cards sum up perfectly, complete with hand made embellishments for a colourful Christmassy touch.

For anyone buying a pack of 9 cards, she's throwing in a £15 voucher towards one of her framed prints - perfect for just about any bit of wall space or give her a shout if you fancy commissioning your own masterpiece. She's a local artist creating superbly intricate pen drawings of our favourite animals, now with a festive twist. Buy your cards here

Olives Et Al Camping
Olives Et Al Festive Hamper

Giles and Annie are great friends. They produce the absolute best marinated olives amongst other things, inspired by the flavours and experiences of a year-long motorbike adventure throughout Africa and the Med 30-ish years ago: We promise you that once you've tried Olives Et Al's marinated olives, unctuous home roasted nuts, sauces, pesto's, tapenades, dukkah's, oils and gin.. yes gin, made with olivey brine used to transport the olives from Greece that's oh so smooth with a plain tonic and an orange slice, you'll be back for more.

They've curated a magnificent bunch of perfectly seasonal collections with easy to buy hampers, bags and bundles or pick and mix your own - ideal for sending to your nearest and dearest, wherever they may be and whether or not you can be with them - at the very least the gift of great food always helps to lift the spirits (but not as much as their Estia gin!). Buy here


Elliot Brown Engraved Hydro Flask
Elliot Brown Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask have been on our desks and in our backpacks since we opened our doors. Their mugs keep our coffee warm when we get distracted in the office (Ian is always delighted when he remembers his, an hour later, is still drinkable) and the flasks have so many uses. Our favourite has to be keeping ice lollies cold on a hot summers day on the beach (trust us, its game changing)

Having met at many outdoor trade events, used their cups and flasks for years and become friends, we thought, wouldn't it be cool if we could collaborate with Hydro Flask because we love them. When we clocked the first prototype we were totally hooked and boldly thought that if you understand our ethos and how we build our watches, you'll definitely be feeling it for these flasks. They're very 'us'.. Also compatible with Hydro Flask’s Wide Mouth Straw Lid and Coffee Flex Sip Lid. Buy here


Aqua Pack
Aqua Pack

Aquapac has been on a mission to help people immerse themselves worry-free in outdoor activities since 1983. They make a wide range of waterproof cases and bags, designed to protect your gear when you’re doing sports or working outside. They’ve sold over 6 million cases around the world and are trusted by most of our partners in the RNLI and Mountain Rescue. Their backpacks have been proven in the most demanding conditions, and we can testify to that because we’ve had our own for 2 years which has gone everywhere with us.

This week they’ve launched a new 32L pack designed for everyday outdoor carry. It’s lightweight but adaptable with a cavernous main compartment and wide mouth, and a mesh inner pocket for ease of finding your essentials. It weighs in at under 400g and is made from the same waterproof coated materials as their trusty veteran pack. They’ve launched it in a striking red colour to celebrate their rescue heritage, and we think it’d be a great gift for the upcoming winter months. There's also a kind 20% off code. Just type in 'elliotbrown' at the checkout.  Buy here


Holton Automatic 101-A12-N10
NATO Webbing Strap and buckle

We have never felt comfort like this. Our heritage webbing strap will fit most watches with a strap bar between 20-22mm. It looks fresh on the Holton Automatic range.

Woven for us on a recommissioned Victorian shuttle loom. We fed her with soft textured yarn, dyed and treated to anti-bac in small batches to produce beautifully technical slices of fabric complete with durable double selvedges unique to the loom. These straps are secure, ultra light, fast drying, virtually unbreakable and low profile, whilst feeling like a comfort blanket next to sensitive skin. Grab one here