Looking for gift inspiration for the big day of the season? Cornwall is chock with creative and artisan products that make the perfectly thoughtful Christmas gesture, combining a sense of place, provenance and purpose to brilliantly bespoke effect.
Whether you wish to roam the array of independent boutiques, outlets and galleries for something unique for a loved one (or to find a treasured keepsake of your stay), visit a Christmas market or stock-pile goodies online, an eclectic host of things to wear, use, eat, drink and admire awaits the lucky yuletide shopper in Cornwall…
Tinkture’s Organic Rose Gin was borne out of a ‘delicious accident’. Created using the finest organic David Austin roses from a certified organic farm in the southwest and distilled by hand in copper pot stills, the divine pink gin is a taste bud sensation. “Tinkture is the result of a personal journey into the provenance of alcohol and the best way to keep our bodies healthy on a night out. Looking for an answer, that is how my experiments began into cleaning up alcohol,” explains founder, Hannah Lamiroy.
Pick from their classic range (available in gorgeous 50ml miniature, 500ml, 1000ml and 2000ml bottles), environmentally sound reuse range (courtesy of a clever wide mouth bottle and 500ml refill pouches) and pre-mixed gin cocktail, Negroni (co-created with renowned restaurateurs and bar owners, Andy and Lyndsey Appleton) in Rosa and Classico varieties.
Shop online or visit them at Nancarrow Farm’s Christmas Market on 7th & 8th December, Tasting at The Lost Gardens of Heligan on 15th December or at Penzance’s Winter Solstice on 21st December, when their HQ doors will also be open at 45 Queen Street Penzance.
Whether you’re in the market for some sublime skincare products made from the finest and most sustainable ingredients or something special for the home, you’ll find something to suit with Trevarno’s tantalising Christmas range.
Select their sense-spoiling Silent Night Sleep Set for the uber relaxing scents of lavender and bergamot, which comes prettily packaged in a hand-printed pure linen makeup bag designed and made in Cornwall; opt for their Vegan Beauty Box that’s crammed with the lavish skin nourishing delights of Almond & Cocoa Butter Body Lotion, Camomile & Lavender Body Oil and tin of Cornish Garden Salt Soak; or treat the canophile in your life with the Dog Walkers Gift Set comprising natural dog shampoo bar, revitalising foot balm and relaxing bath oil all packaged in a reusable aluminium tin.
And with stocking fillers such as Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Mandarin Salt Soak, Festive Home Set for infusing some seasonal spice into your home and Mini Shave Kit for your menfolk to enjoy, Trevarno has got Christmas covered in inimitable style. Available online and from the Trevarno Farm shop in Helston.
Jewellery maker-designer Emily Nott-Bower is the creative talent behind She Sells Seashells - a beautifully bespoke collection inspired by the Cornish coastline. From earrings to necklaces, rings, bracelets and cufflinks all hand-made from casts of shells that she beachcombs from a range of locations, Emily’s ever-evolving and eye-catching range reflect her personal connection to Cornwall’s coastal landscapes while providing the perfect festive gift or holiday memento.
Currently available at Beside the Wave Gallery, Falmouth; Four Crows, Porthleven; The Sea Garden, Portscatho; Circa 21, Penzance; The Shop, Helford Passage; The Beach House, Rock; Mooch, Rock; Wave 7 Gallery, Wadebridge; The Picture Parlour, Boscastle - or find her at these upcoming Christmas fairs: 30th November – Harbour Brewing Christmas Fair, Bodmin; 5th - 7th December – Padstow Christmas Fair.
St Eval Candle Company
Lovingly handmade in Cornwall using artisan and sustainable methods, St Eval’s sublime candles are just the ticket to gift a loved one or your self, evoking memories of your time in Cornwall with the divine likes of their Hedgerow, Floral and Victorian Herb collections that feature the heady scents of geranium, fig, vintage rose, sea salt, lavender and bluebell wood to name but a sensuous few.
The company’s gorgeous gold hedgerow pots and star pots are brand new additions this year, marrying festive design and scent to stirring effect, while their Christmas tin candles and tealights feature a festive, botanical print and are available in a spellbinding range including spicy Inspiritus, warming orange & cinnamon and herbal winter thyme. Or for an extra note of decadence, pick a pillar candle or gold-dipped/marbled multiwick and await the swoon-worthy response come Christmas Day.
Available online or from the St. Eval Factory Shop (open Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm, PL27 7UL)
Aspects Holidays Gift Vouchers
If you have a family member who is notoriously difficult to buy for, and loves Christmas, then why not consider purchasing them a gift voucher to put towards a holiday in Cornwall? What could be better than the gift of a stay in Cornwall?
Find out more about our gift vouchers here >
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