Locally Produced Gift Ideas for Christmas Shopping
With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve compiled a Cornish Christmas wish list with a few interesting, locally produced, gift ideas to hopefully help and inspire you. At the same time, it’s a great opportunity for us to champion some of our incredible local businesses.
Festive Tipples and Nibbles
Land of Saints Organic Gin – Distilled with pure Cornish water, natural organic grain and juniper berries with thirteen added botanicals, including coriander seeds, cardamom pods, pink peppercorns, ginger root, dried rose buds, hyssop, orange peel, camomile, violet leaves, blueberries, nutmeg and orris root. Furthermore, 50p from every bottle is donated to Charity.
Rosemullion Distillery – Rosemullion is a small, multi award winning, distillery, set in the rural Cornish countryside close to the Helford River. They are creators of artisan spirits, including Cornish gin and Cornish rum, all produced with a passionate focus on flavour, quality, and authenticity Why not try their wonderfully seasonal Christmas Spirit? A blend of traditional Christmas herbs and spices, infused with their own fermented alcohol with notes of nutmeg, cloves, candied orange, raisins, ginger and muscovado sugar.
Stargazy Rum Liquer – Stargazy Cosmic Caramel is an indulgently moreish liqueur that takes rum to another dimension. A blend of aged rum, caramel and Cornish sea salt with subtle hints of gorseflower and coconut make Stargazy a sensory delight.
Camel Valley Wines – Their locally produced sparkling wines are particularly good. Ideal for a toast to friends and family on the big day or to add a festive fizz to your New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Christmas Hampers are available from Naturally Cornish or The Cornwall Hamper Company. Choose from a wide selection of hampers, thoughtfully put together using locally produced Cornish cheeses and other deli products, clotted cream Cornish teas, even pasties! Seasonal goodies for all.
Homes and Accessories
Cream Cornwall – Cream Cornwall offers high quality, handmade and locally produced items that evoke the beauty of our captivating county and Cornwall’s coastal heritage. Unique gifts, homeware and quality soft furnishings.
Florence Super – Cornish based Artist producing coastal themed Chinaware, prints and commissioned art works.
Atlantic Blankets – Beautiful, coastal themed blankets, designed in Cornwall, and made sustainably, each one carrying the essence of the Atlantic in its soft fibres.
Cornish Coastal Candles – A small family run business producing handmade Candles, Wax Melts and reed diffusers with delicious scents. Hand poured using 100% soy wax (vegan and cruelty free).
St. Eval Candle Company – St Eval Candle Company was born from humble beginnings, crafting candles by hand in their family farmhouse kitchen. Keen to keep traditional crafts alive and with their spirits rooted in all things natural, they seek inspiration from their surrounding Cornish countryside and coast; creating pots, candles and fragrances inspired by nature.
Cornwall Inspired Books and Stationery
A Guide to Wild Swimming in Cornwall – Featuring over 50 swim locations in Cornwall and everything you need to know about wild swimming in our wonderful county. It explores the connection between human and water and provides safety information and resources for both the beginner and experienced swimmer. Stunning photography and interesting facts make this a must-have read for all water lovers.
Eat Surf Live! A great little Cornish Guidebook with recommendations, journal entries, fabulous photography, poetry and even a few traditional recipes. An excellent stocking filler!
Spilled Ink Stationery – Cornish inspired stationery and beautifully illustrated coastal themed notebooks.
Bath and Beauty
The Cove Bathing Company – The Cove was established in a small Cornish village early in 2021. Created out of a passion for Cornwall, the Cornish Coast and the Beauty of the Sea. Specialising in simple, uncomplicated, luxury bathing products, salts, oils and bath milks, all handcrafted to be enjoyed by everyone.
Wild Cornish Soap – Handmade, amazing smelling, artisan soap bars made of pure natural goodness for your skin. Handcrafted and made in Cornwall in small batches using the traditional cold process method and selected botanicals.
Bloomtown – The UK’s first Independently Certified Palm Oil-Free Company, their products do not contain any sulphates or parabens. Bloomtown does not use any animal-derived ingredients in any of its products or during any point of manufacture. Bloomtown’s multi-award-winning products are all expertly formulated, blended and poured in their workshop here in idyllic Cornwall. Bath oils, sugar scrubs, lip balms etc.
Rachel James Bespoke Body – Sublime Massage Therapy here at The Point. Relax and unwind with tailored massage treatments from our professional, highly experienced, masseuse, Rachel. All treatments are 100% created for the individual using natural and organic products, locally sourced where possible. Call Rachel direct on 07862134350. Bookings now being taken with a 20% discount for Members of our Health Club or guests at The Point.
The Juice Collection Boutique – Stylish cashmere and silk collections, best worn chilled! Beautiful accessories, sheepskin goods and jewellery.
Carin Lindberg – Swedish jewellery designer based on the north coast of Cornwall. Elegant contemporary jewellery where the stones are always in focus. Gems, unusual or particularly interesting ones, as well as unexpected combinations, for example, a humble beach pebble with a precious diamond. Carin uses simple sterling silver shapes to complement and showcase the gemstones, along with textured surfaces, subtle brushed finishes and patina.
Activity and Adventure
Cornish Coast Adventures – Based in Port Quin, between Polzeath and Port Isaac in North Cornwall, providing coastal activities to remember. Kayaking trips, stand up paddle boarding around our local sheltered harbours and coasteering in the Port Quin, Port Isaac and Polzeath areas.
Cornish Coasteering – Cornish Coasteering is everything you always wanted to do at the seaside when you were a kid but were not allowed. Let them guide your adventure safely as you swim, climb and jump your way along the cliffs, play in the waves and explore sea caves. Gain a unique perspective of the stunning Cornish coastline under the watchful eye of their qualified and experienced instructors.
Georges Surf School – Based on Polzeath Beach, George Stoy specialises private surf lessons and immersive courses available to all abilities.
And for the Dog!
Seakisses – Great beach dog gift sets and other Cornish treats for your four-legged friend.
Cornish Dog Wear – Makers of handmade collars/leads/bandanas and dapper dog coats.
Quay 4 in Rock have the cutest doggie deli advent calendars in store.