Top 10 Walking Sticks as a Gift
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 | Olivia
Many of us find ourselves stuck when trying to think of presents for our extended family. Walking sticks make a thoughtful, classy and non-controversial gift for more people than you might think.
Who Do I Know Who'd Love a Walking Stick?
You might think walking sticks are most often used for mobility reasons, however they have many other uses. Perhaps your friend or family member is an enthusiastic walker who could do with some more support, or they could be filled with nostalgia for elegant antiquarian fashion. Maybe they're a sports fan who spends long periods of time standing up outdoors, or they could just be a fan of good, natural craftsmanship. If you're not sure what to buy someone, a walking stick can make a wholesome and thoughtful present.
What Does a Walking Stick Symbolise as a Gift?
In the past, walking sticks were once used as a way of concealing a gentleman's sword. They have connotations of power, authority, strength and reliability. Purchasing a walking stick as a gift is a great way to make someone feel important, while at the same time suggesting you're there to support them along their journey. We've selected ten of our favourite walking sticks that may make that ideal gift for somebody you love.
Tan Leather Adjustable Shooting Seat Stick
With the Tan Leather Adjustable Shooting Seat Stick, your sports-fan uncle can sit down at opportune moments during a game, the envy of the whole golf club. The padded leather seat folds out at a moment's notice, and the spiked ferrule fixes the stick firmly to the ground. The seat stick is both natty and amazingly functional.
Key Features: Padded leather seat; unfolds with ease; fixes firmly into the ground
Brown Duck-Head Hardwood Cane
The Brown Duck-Head Hardwood Cane's shaft is made from high-quality wood, and even the pickiest of mums couldn't call it tacky. A perfect gift for your nature-loving mum who delights in Sunday strolls by the duck pond. The detailed painted duck's head will offer cheery companionship for any scenic walks, whilst also being a beautifully designed object in itself.
Key Features: Intricately carved handle; high-quality wood
LED Lamp Walking Stick Attachment
Night walks are exhilarating and solitary, and many ramblers actually prefer it to walking during the day. For those night owls, this LED Lamp Walking Stick Attachment can fit onto whatever stick they use, and illuminate the path ahead of them, ensuring they don't stumble in the dark!
Key Features: Directs light downward to illuminate the route ahead; improves safety at night
Chestnut Long Shepherd's Crook
Striding across a field or kneeling by a bush bramble picking, the Chestnut Long Shepherd's Crook is ideal for that person in your life who fancies themselves a wizard or a brigand, a princess or a woodland goddess. The strong and durable chestnut wood will also provide support when it's needed most.
Key Features: Made from strong and durable chestnut; traditional design for a range of people
Cartoon Skulls Derby Adjustable Folding Walking Stick
The Cartoon Skulls Derby Adjustable Folding Walking Stick provides everyday support while also ensuring your Goth credentials. It's just the ticket for your old-rocker granddad with a sense of humour and no intention of slowing down.
Key Features: Folds up for easy storage; fun skulls pattern; adjustable height for comfortable use
Antler Thumbstick with Magnetic Handle
The V-shaped handle of the Antler Thumbstick with Magnetic Handle is great for thumb support, but more than that it's also magnetic, so you can easily collect any spent cartridges from the field. This is a spiffing stick for your clay-pigeon-shooting family friend.
Key Features: Powerful neodymium magnet for picking up spent cartridges; V-shaped handle for thumb support
Height-Adjustable Mini Folding Cartoon Cats Derby Handle Walking Stick
This Height-Adjustable Mini Folding Cartoon Cats Derby Handle Walking Stick is a great gift idea for the crazy cat person in your life. The height adjustability and Derby handle ensure comfortable use, while the foldable design ensures that it can be carried around with ease.
Key Features: Folds up small enough to fit into a handbag; adjustable height for comfortable use; popular Derby handle style; rubber ferrule for good grip
Formal Black Walking Umbrella with Derby Handle
Do you know anyone who might benefit from using a walking stick, but is embarrassed to use one? Then the Formal Black Walking Umbrella with Derby Handle is a perfect choice. It functions as a smart umbrella, and no one need ever know it's also being used as a walking stick.
Key Features: Height adjustable between 89cm and 97cm so you can fit it to your height
Junior Thumbstick Children's Walking Stick
The Junior Thumbstick Children's Walking Stick is ideal for any children of nature, and can easily double as a make-believe sword, spear or magic staff. The wooden structure provides support when out and about, and the V-shaped handle ensures it is comfortable to hold onto.
Key Features: Designed specifically for the younger hikers; supportive wooden shaft; comfortable V-shaped handle
Slimline Extending Green Floral Chelsea Cane
The Slimline Extending Green Floral Chelsea Cane is just the thing for an elegant gentlewoman to take with her to the Chelsea Flower Show. As she swans between the rows of gardenias and forsythia the beautiful floral cane will blend in perfectly with the blooming flowers.
Key Features: Petite handle ideal for smaller hands; adjustable height and Derby handle for comfort