Cornish Christmas gift guide 2020

cornish christmas gift guide 2020

Cornish Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. I am  very excited for this blog post which is my Cornish Christmas gift guide 2020. 

I have been overjoyed with the amount of amazing and talented businesses who have wanted to get involved with the gift guide. 

I hope that this gift guide allows you to discover new brands, support local businesses, creators and innovators as well as finding a very special gift for somebody this Christmas. I think as we all know this year has been tough for many and the simple act of supporting and buying from somebody local can really make all the difference.

Feel free to share this gift guide with as many people as you can. If you are a local business and would like to get involved in next years gift guide or collaborate with me on my blog, please get in touch by emailing blog@melissacarne.co.uk.

Now without further ado let us dive in to the Cornish Christmas gift guide 2020.

a whole host of talented local cornish businesses offering special gifts for christmas
cornwall's chocolate cove

Cornwall’s Chocolate Cove

Loved by Gal Gadot and described by Joanna Lumley as “the best slabs of utterly fabulous chocolate…”, Cornwall’s Chocolate Cove creator Judy Hedden is excited to be launching her new range of luxury selection boxes so you can have a tantalising taste and feel like Wonder Woman! 

Conscious of the environment, animals and mindful of good health, Judy’s raw chocolate and fudge range tastes like a naughty treat whilst still being vegan friendly and free from: palm oil, soy, gluten and cane sugar! All packaging is 100% recyclable/biodegradable and special chocolates support charities. Chomp your way to the website for details. Use the code Thankyou10 and it will get you (and anyone you like) 10% off everything and Judy will also pop in melt in the mouth truffles.

Prices range from £3.50-£55

Julia Powney Photography

Julia Powney is an equestrian photographer based in North Cornwall, specialising in capturing the bond between horse and rider with beautiful, natural portraits. Julia offers black background photoshoots, as well as one or two hour shoots and commissions. She also offers gift vouchers, perfect for birthdays, Christmas and special occasions. 
 
  • Black background equine photoshoot – £50
  • One hour photoshoot and extras package – £90
  • Two hour photoshoot and extras package – £160
julia powney equestrain photographer in cornwall
pendragon crafts in looe, cornwall

Pendragon Crafts

Pendragon Crafts is where magic meets myth and legend – you can find everything from fantastical fire-breathing dragons to the fairest forest-dwelling fairies.
 
Pendragon specialises in Silver and Gemstone Jewellery inspired by Cornwall’s Celtic past and alternatives gifts and home decor – from Gothic skulls to giant amethyst geodes glowing iridescent purple.
 
There is something for every member of the family – with a large range of unique collectibles from Nemisis now to Disney Princesses. Kids are even able to find their own pirate treasure!

Visit their shop in Looe at 54 Fore St, The Quay, Looe PL13 1AE.

Rebelicious Sauces

Rebelicious Sauces specialise in sauces and condiments that are award winning, low in sugar and salt, and perfect for all the family. Made in Cornwall, in small batches using local producers and packaged in gift bags and boxes with a tote bag, perfect for hampers. 
 
  • Beetroot and Horseradish Ketchup – £3.45
  • Smoked Tomato Ketchup – £3.45
  • Korma Sauce – £3.50
  • Roasted Pepper and Tomato Sauce – £3.50 
Free tote bag with three purchases
kernow baby spa

Kernow Baby Spa

The Kernow Baby Spa is a brand new and exclusive service in Cornwall for parents and babies age newborn up to pre-crawling. It is a beautiful session and a must-do experience with your little one!
 
You can book a Kernow Baby Spa session via the website.
  • 1 sessions – £18
  • You can also purchase a gift voucher for a session – the ideal gift for any new or expectant parent! – £18 inc postage
  • The most perfect gift for any baby this year, a beautiful Kernow Baby Spa robe – just £19.95 inc postage

Libby’s Bakeshop

Libby’s Bakeshop is a small home baking business in Helston, Cornwall. Libby bakes weekly and delivers little indulgences to Helston and the surrounding area.
 
Cupcake flavours include Salted Caramel Pretzel, Jammie Dodger, Dairy Milk, Biscoff and Lemon. Libby’s Signature Bake is a Dreamy Caramel brownie. Boxes of cupcakes are £12 and boxes of brownies/tray bakes are £8. Christmas will mean delicious flavours such as chocolate orange, cream liqueur, after dinner mint chocolates and anything that says ‘it’s Christmas!’ to Libby!
 
Follow Libby on Instagram and Facebook for her weekly bakes and the launch of her Christmas menu.
blue coast mosaic seahorse

Blue Coast Mosaics

Blue Coast Mosaics is a small business located in Cornwall. They create beautiful mosaic magnets and hanging decor, all of which are inspired by our local coast and stunning scenery. Each of their designs are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind to you, making them the perfect gift for yourself, a friend or a loved one.
 
Keep an eye out for their new upcoming Christmas range!
 
  • Hanging Rainbow size 20cm x 11cm – £10
  • Magnetic Green and Black Heart size 7.5cm x 7.5cm – £7.50
  • Magnetic Pink and Grey Seahorse size 5cm x 10cm – £7.50
  • Magnetic Burnt Yellow Fish size 10cm x 5cm – £7.50

Nyassa Hinde Illustration

Nyassa is an illustrator with a passion for creating beautiful things! She focus on designing pretty, practical and planet-friendly paper goods and illustrated gifts that make people happy. Whether it’s designing the perfect gift that you can’t wait to give, or stationery to make organising your life fun, Nyassa loves to know that she is bringing a little bit of joy to brighten up your day!
 
Nyassa also thinks it’s incredibly important that we take care of our planet, which is why she is proud to say all her products have been designed to be as eco-friendly as possible; she uses recycled paper options, and is proud to say everything is designed and posted entirely plastic free! 
 
Illustrated stationery and planners are under £10 and hand painted earrings are under £20! 
nyassa hinde illustration
cornish coastal candles

Cornish coastal candles

Cornish Coastal Candles is a small, family run business specialising in hand-poured soy wax candles and melts, and luxury reed diffusers. There’s a range of gifts to suit everyone, from small gift bags to larger Christmas hampers, and all products are cruelty free and vegan friendly.

  • 100ml candle – £4.95
  • 250ml candle – £8.95
  • Luxury Weck Jars – £14
  • 50ml reed diffusers – £10
  • 100ml reed diffusers – £17

Cornish Coastal Candles have kindly offered 10% off your order if you quote: XMAS10 at checkout.

Amore Fine Jewellery

Amore fine jewellery are two Cornish schoolgirls and sisters, Savannah and Jolie. They came up with a project during lockdown to create a range of lovely silver jewellery inspired by the sea and their love of the stunning Cornish coastline, where they live. Savannah and Jolie are 14 and 11 yrs old and have worked tirelessly together to make that project a reality by creating Amore Fine Jewellery.

Please take a look, there are some beautiful pieces, enchanting echoes of memories of Cornwall. Perfect keepsakes, mementoes and make wonderful sentimental gifts at fabulous prices that won’t break the bank.

Prices start from £8.95

Amore fine jewellery
the lazarette

The Lazarette 

Modern home decor created from traditional sailors’ knots.

Janette started The Lazarette in November 2014. She has lived and sailed on traditional wooden boats since 1981, so has tied a few knots! Janette sold her first Turks head knot over 30 years ago for £1 and a glass of sherry. 

Now Janette uses her knot tying skills to make new designs for nautical and rustic home decor. Janette make rope knot mats, baskets, curtain ties, and dog leads. 

Prices start from £24.95

Zellah CLOTHING

Zellah is an eco-friendly fashion brand who focus on promoting slow fashion. All their products are created using sustainable 100% organic materials, to provide earth-conscious clothing. Zellah currently offers a range of face masks and reconstructed unisex t-shirts with handmade elements, to put a spin on your everyday basic. They thrive to promote sustainable processes with an aim towards zero-waste systems. 
 
  • Masks – £8
  •  T-shirts – £30
  • Free delivery
suzzane johnson photography

Suzanne Johnson Photography

The gift that lasts a lifetime! Suzanne is a lifestyle photographer who captures beautiful, authentic and tender moments in photographs for families to treasure forever. Suzanne’s approach to family photography is simple: keep it relaxed, keep it natural, photographing clients as they interact with each other, play games with their kids and have an awesome adventure in the process: no forced smiles, no staring at the camera and absolutely no saying cheese!

Gifting your family with prints or canvases featuring your favourite photographs from your family photography session is the perfect way to spread some love this year. Or why not purchase a gift voucher for your nearest and dearest to capture their own magical moments? Gift vouchers are available for Mini Sessions, Adventure Sessions and New Baby Sessions. Plus they can be topped up to include print/download bundles too.

  • Family adventure sessions – £99 
  • Mini adventure sessions – £39 
  • New baby sessions – £250 

Studio Andain

Original expressive artwork by Artist Roz Andain. Roz grew up in Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula and has long been inspired by the landscape of the Cornish coast. Her work aims to capture the connection we form with specific locations and the changing mood of the landscape on any given day. 

Pieces vary in size from mini paintings to large canvases, with limited addition prints also available. Work can be purchased directly through the website.

studio andain portscatho
the cornish larder company

The Cornish Larder Company

The Cornish Larder Companies mission is to celebrate the Cornish food and drink scene through their range of delicious preserves and sauces.

They believe they have some of the very best produce right on their doorstep, this is why every one of their products champions another Cornish producer.

Whether you’re a lover of exciting preserves and sauces or simply a lover of all things Cornish, The Cornish Larder Company are here for you!

Just in time for Christmas, now available in beautiful branded Cornish gift boxes! Choose any three of your favourite Cornish Larder jars to pop inside!

Kukena Naturals

Kukena Naturals is a unique surf décor company based in Cornwall in the UK. ​Kukena means flowing water, the freedom of enjoying things we love, from surfing to simply living naturally.

All our candles are hand poured by surfers in our studio in Cornwall, made with premium sustainable ingredients and materials.

Kukena artwork is created using high quality giclée printing onto sustainable paper made from the natural fibres of the agave plant.

Jake Tyler illustration

Jake Tyler is a designer and illustrator living in St Ives Cornwall. The majority of his work is inspired by his home county, Jake does a mixture of hand drawn or vector illustrations to create his range of contemporary paper goods.
 
Since opening his doors in 2019 Jake’s little business has found its foothold in the stationary and homeware industry, while also expanding and selling his wares in lovely local gift shops and other online retailers. Now we are approaching the end of the year Jake has just released his first Christmas collection which includes cards and wrapping paper with a Cornish twist!
 
  • All cards – £3.00
  • Wrapping paper from – £3.00
  • Prints from – £15.00

Catherine Lucktaylor

From her large rural studio in West Cornwall, Catherine creates stunning handcrafted contemporary ceramics. Exquisitely crafted pinched and coiled bowls and vessels embody the wild beauty of the Cornish landscape with many surfaces burnished to a smooth sheen using her favourite beach pebble.

Catherine specialises in Raku firing, an ancient Japanese technique which means ‘Enjoyment’. Glazed pieces removed from the kiln whilst red hot and smoked in sawdust give the distinctive crackle effect.

A piece from her Wild Cornwall Collection was featured on the BBC’s The Great Pottery Throwdown and described as a ‘perfect example of Raku’. All pieces as are made by hand in small collections ranging from bowls and small pots to larger statement vessels and sculptures.

Prices start at £25 with free UK shipping on orders over £80.

Catherine is taking part in Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair online from 13-15th November and offering 10% off everything for the whole weekend with code MAKERSCORNWALL

lucktaylor cermaics
waterhaul sunglasses

Waterhaul

Sustainable, polarised sunglasses made from 100% recycled fishing nets.

Every year, 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are lost and discarded in the oceans; harming marine life and polluting the environment indefinitely. Waterhaul intercepts ghost gear along the Cornish coastline, and through their partnerships with mechanical recycling facilities, they utilise the strongest form of plastic in our oceans to produce high-quality, recycled eyewear. Eyewear that meets the technical demands of adventure, ocean-exposure and UV protection, but also acts as a ‘symbol of change’ for our oceans. With 100% plastic-free packaging and a free cork hard case, Waterhaul’s sunglasses will make a perfect sustainable gift this Christmas.

Prescription lenses also available.

Prices – £60-75. Use the code CORNISHCHRISTMAS to get 15% off!

Amy Cooper Ceramics

Organic porcelain lighting inspired by nature, stories and marvellous natural objects. Contemporary and unique lamps, lampshades, tea light holders and bespoke lighting creations.

Inspired by glimpses of the world under the sea, the world under the microscope and the magic of landscapes at twilight.

Available from Cornwall Crafts Association Gallery at Trelissick and via Amy’s website.

amy cooper ceramics

Rhianna Fowler

Rhianna is an illustrator and creative living in Falmouth who loves to create colourful and fun paper goods! If you’re after a stocking filler gift, Rhianna’s House Plant Gang Sticker Sheet is perfect for any stationery mad friends and house plant lovers. For any autumn and winter lovers, Rhianna’s Oh My Gourd A5 Art Print will cosy up any corner of the home. Or why not send a little bit of Christmas magic to your friends and family with a shiny copper foiled Christmas card? All available on her Etsy shop with free UK shipping!
 
  • Plant Pals Sticker Sheet – £4.00
  • Oh My Gourd A6 Art Print – £8.50
  • Copper Foil Christmas Card – £3.00

Alison Bick Designs

Designer lampshades of bold botanics and seashore graphic prints offer uplifting vitality to refresh and revive home decors in 2020. Bringing the outdoors inside with zingy freshness from the seaside and verdant vitality from the garden. Just one key item, whether it is a lampshade, cushion or framed print can transform a living space and renew the love of where you live.

Alison’s designs are inspired by modern floral and contemporary botanics, life in Cornwall, birds, flowers, seaside – perfect gifts for gardeners, botanists, floral lovers and Cornish people from around the world.

alison bick design
rebelicious drinks

Rebelicious Drinks

Rebelicious Drinks creators of a range of uniquely flavoured CBD drinks with a splash of fun, drawing inspiration from natural flavours and ingredients that capture a touch of nostalgia.  

All of Rebelicious’ products packaging is recyclable and the ingredients chosen are all sustainably sourced including the Madagascan Vanilla and Kola nut for the Cola. Rebelicious will be donating some of the profits to environmental causes.

  • Cream Soda 330ml, case of 6 – £16.80
  • Real Cola 330ml, case of 6 – £16.80

Badger and Birch

Eco resin and recycled shell homeware, gifts and bespoke surfaces. All pieces are handmade by owner Hazel and created in her Falmouth garden studio. All the shells Hazel uses are recycled from Hooked on the Rocks and turned into one off pieces and ranges using terrazzo patterning. 
 
Recycled Oyster shell candle – gold edged and made using vegan soy and coconut wax with an eco cotton wick and lightly coconut scented. Available as a gift boxed set of x 3 or as an individual gift in a recycled cotton pouch.
 
£14 – £30
badger and birch
not.corn sweet and salty packaging designed by freelance designer melissa carne in cornwall

Melissa Carne Design

Melissa Carne is a freelance graphic designer and photographer based in Cornwall who works remotely and in-house.

Melissa specialises in branding, packaging and social media. She works with start-ups and small businesses based in Cornwall and throughout the UK.

  • Logo design from – £300
  • Bespoke brand package from – £750
  • Product photography from – £80
  • GIF/animation/graphic/illustrative/photographic social media posts from as little as – £5 per post
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