CORNISH CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now without further ado let us dive in to the Cornish Christmas gift guide 2021.
Explore, discover and love where you live: a creative journal by Falmouth-based Hannah Bevan.
This super colourful journal is designed to help people see and experience their hometown or city in a bright new way. It’s filled with over 130 creative exercises to inspire mini adventures, mindfulness, connections with nature, sustainable living and community spirit.
At only £12.99, it’s a thoughtful and affordable gift for a creative friend, whether they’ve recently moved somewhere new or just need a fresh perspective on a place that they’ve lived forever.
Ooh, and founder Hannah wraps orders in plastic-free packaging too, including rainbow tissue paper 🙂
Visit Etsy or @hometownjournals on Instagram find out more.
Rachel Corney Illustration
Illustrated homeware and giftware designed using original watercolour artworks and inspired by nature and a love of Cornwall.
The Cornish Larder
Our mission is to celebrate the Cornish food and drink scene through our range of delicious preserves and sauces and our latest offer, the Cornish Artisan food club subscription boxes. We believe we have some of the very best artisan food & drink right on our doorstep, this is why everything we do champions the amazing produce we are creating down here in Cornwall. Whether you’re a lover of delicious preserves and sauces or simply a lover of all things Cornish, we’re here for you!
A subscription to our Artisan food club. Each month you will receive a product from our range plus two other Cornish artisan food or drinks which we have hand picked. These will change monthly, so you get the opportunity to discover lots of amazing producers, the kind of products you would find wondering a local farmers market or independent deli.
Use the discount code: “Club10″ for 10% off 3 or 6 months
Nature inspired jewellery hand crafted in the West of Cornwall.
Suzanne Johnson Photography
Family Photographer in Cornwall. Raw, nostalgic & honest. Capturing fleeting moments of motherhood, fatherhood and childhood authentically in timeless, beautiful photographs for you to return to time and time again.
Suzanne’s approach is simple. Suzanne looks through her lens through the eyes of a mother. She observes, seeks special moments and is obsessed with finding the details that make you and your family unique: your quirks, your connection, your dedication to each other and your essence. Suzanne will capture your story of today for the future when you’ll long to remember what it felt like.
Gift vouchers are the perfect gift for family and friends. Available in denominations of £50, they can be used towards session fees or gallery credit.
One day your children will only have pictures. Make sure you’re in the frame.
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.
Behaviour Change Cornwall
Bracelets made from recycled lost fishing nets recovered from Cornwall’s Coast.
Each Behaviour Change Cornwall ghost net bracelet is transformed by hand from environmentally-damaging lost fishing net that haunts Cornwall’s wild coast, into a beautiful cherished gift that will never re-enter the sea.
Each bracelet supports Behaviour Change Cornwall by allowing them to spend more time out cleaning Cornwall’s beaches. From freediving down in the depths to paddling to the most remote beaches to recover the net that goes into their bracelets.
Together, we can create a cleaner ocean and protect marine wildlife.
Use the code “CORNISHGIFT” to get 10% off the site.
Two soft drinks beautifully packaged in beautiful hand screen printed boxes with a hand written note. Rebelicious can also send out a multi pack of drinks 6 or 12.
Use the discount code: “REBEL10” for 10% off
A luxury hotel in Falmouth offering exceptional dining, 9 acres of subtropical gardens and a private beach.
Treat yourself to a gift voucher for an elegant and indulgent Afternoon Tea at Hotel Meudon and enjoy a selection of the mouth-watering creations prepared by new Head Pastry Chef, Darryl Collins. The tastefully refurbished interior of Restaurant Meudon, with sweeping views of the subtropical gardens, is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon with friends, any day of the week. With vegetarian or vegan options, an Afternoon Tea gift voucher would make the perfect present for the person who has everything!
Una St Ives
A resort of luxury holiday lodges in Carbis Bay, St Ives, with an award winning restaurant and spa facilities.
Polurrian on the Lizard
A stunning, historic hotel situated on Cornwall’s beautiful Lizard Peninsula, a short walk from the beach Polurrian Cove.
Treat someone special to a blissful, 20-minute spa treatment followed by a day at the Polurrian Health Club spa facilities, and an exceptionally delicious and temptingly indulgent afternoon cream tea in the beautiful surroundings of our sea view restaurant. A gift voucher for the Signature Spa and Afternoon Tea day at Polurrian on the Lizard is the only way to say ‘I love you’ this Christmas.
Daisy First Aid Central Cornwall
Nicola runs baby and child first aid classes to new and expecting parents, grandparents and carers within Cornwall.
Amore Fine jewellery
Are sisters (15&11) selling a range of sterling silver jewellery inspired by our love of the Cornish coastline and ocean.
Rosenwyn Silver is a sea glass jewellery business, based in West Cornwall, which has been running for about 6 years.
Based in Falmouth, Janette creates an array of beautiful home decor and accessories using traditional sailors’ knots.
Nyassa Hinde Illustration
Planet-friendly stationery and Illustrated gifts full of colour, for maximalists who want to make a minimal impact!
Catherine Lucktaylor’s elegant hand formed Raku ceramics bring vibrant colour, joy and a touch of Cornish magic to your home.
Catherine’s distinctive ceramics are exquisitely crafted pinched & coiled bowls and vessels which embody the wild beauty of the Cornish landscape. She effortlessly combines her African ancestry with a love of the natural wildness of Cornwall to create beautifully vibrant and collectable contemporary ceramics.
Catherine specialises in Raku firing, an ancient Japanese technique which means ‘Enjoyment’. Glazed pieces removed from the kiln whilst red hot & smoked in sawdust give the distinctive crackle effect.
All pieces as are made by hand in small collections ranging from bowls & small pots to larger statement vessels and sculptures.
Use the discount code: “Lucky10” for 10% off the site.
Mora Cornwall based in Newlyn creates coastal inspired, sustainable artwork.
Kernow Baby Spa
Jemma runs the amazing Kernow Baby Spa, currently operating in the Truro, Newquay & Falmouth areas.
SABLE CLOUD JEWELLERY
Run by Tasha, Sable Cloud Jewellery offers modern, minimalistic handmade silver jewellery and ‘create your own’ jewellery workshop classes.
With simplicity and mindfulness at the heart of her business, Tasha believes that living a sustainable and ethically guided life should not mean you have to compromise on aesthetics or luxury. All pieces are handcrafted from 100% recycled silver and beautifully presented, in subtly branded boxes made from recycled materials.
Not sure on what piece to gift or would love to gift an experience? Why not treat someone to a workshop session at Tasha’s workshop in Hayle where you can create your own unique piece to treasure forever.
Use the discount code: “KERNOWCHRISTMAS21” to receive a 10% discount on the run up to Christmas.
Cornish artist creating original artwork inspired by the landscape.
Roz creates original paintings and sketches both in her studio and on location around the Cornwall. Her work aims to capture the connection to the landscape and time spent exploring it. She works mostly in oil paint, using expressive brush marks to convey the energy and atmosphere of the Cornish coast. Shop her website original paintings, giclee fine art prints and paint sketches.
Use the discount code: “GIFT10” for 10% off the site.
Julia Crimmen Ceramics
Julia is a potter, based in south west Cornwall, hand throwing stoneware and porcelain homewares and small sculptural animals.
Working from her garden studio, Julia hand throws and hand decorates stoneware and porcelain homewares. She uses a limited colour palette of blue and white and decorates her pieces with silhouetted plant designs, spots and dashes. Alongside the homewares, she also hand makes and hand paints small, collectible, sculptural animals, which make perfect gifts.
Welcome to Libby’s Bakeshop. A small home baking business based in Helston, Cornwall. Baking delicious cupcakes and brownies throughout the year.
This Christmas season why not gift something a bit different? A cupcake bouquet! Flowers that you can eat! These vanilla cupcakes are hand piped and presented as a beautiful bouquet in seasonal red and gold. Follow @libbysbakeshop for more information and to see her baking creations.
Little objects of happiness. “Lowen” – Cornish for happy / joyful Cornish made accessories and homeware designed to make you smile.
At the bottom of Lisa’s garden you’ll find the Studio, filled to the brim with super soft suedes, recycled leathers, paints and ceramics. It’s her happy place, a place to make and create products that she hopes bring you happiness in both their function and aesthetic.
Choose from personalised hand painted pouches in eco friendly recycled leather, soft suede glasses cases, bold earrings made with offcuts and quirky ceramics to brighten your day. There’s lots of gifting options to choose from, all made extra special with beautiful sustainably sourced gift wrap and card options.
Use the discount code: “Melissa” to get 15% off the site.
Shrimpy’s, is a sustainable fashion social enterprise based in Looe, Cornwall.
Shrimpy’s functionally provides, educates and connects the community in the form of a hand illustrated children’s merchandise brand. Offering a range of children’s clothing and personalised accessories Shrimpy’s has been set up with the upmost care and attention towards sustainability and the plastic free movement ensuring that marine protection is always in mind whilst providing comfortable modern products for your little ones that ooze coastal charm.
CORNISH COASTAL CANDLES
Cornish Coastal Candles is a small, family run business specialising in hand-poured soy wax candles, wax melts, luxury reed diffusers and luxury hand wash. There are over 45 high quality fragrances to choose from including seasonal ones.
There’s a range of gifts to suit everyone, from small candles to larger Christmas gift boxes and all products are cruelty free and vegan friendly.
- 100ml candle – £6.95
- 250ml candle – £11.95
- Luxury glass Jars – £16.95
- 50ml reed diffusers – £12
- 100ml reed diffusers – £20 • Luxury hand wash – £8.95
- Luxury hand and body lotion – £8.95
- Wax burners from £6.99
Use the discount code: “XMAS21” to get 10% off the site.
Beautiful hand made lacquer trays in bold eye catching colours.
Handmade in Cornwall from start to finish we make lacquered trays that make the perfect gift. Their unique colour schemes and stylish designs enhance any room and make lift the soul!
Joanna is the textile artist behind Mrs Marvellous – The Memory Maker. She stitches overlooking the River Tamar in Saltash.
She has the privilege to tell beautiful stories using fabric; celebrating special people, events and places. Joanna creates keepsakes, like memory quilts, by transforming treasured memories into practical gifts, heirlooms of the future, with techniques like applique, quilting and embroidery. With her sewing machine she ‘paints’ pictures which are either framed or transformed into cushions. She also makes fun book cushions, a perfect gift with a huge pocket to keep bedtime reads, remotes or phone safe. These start at £32 with a range of designs or commission a special one! Her handmade lace brooches are £24
The Cornish Hamper Store
With authentic produce and a truly premium Cornish experience, The Cornish Hamper Store provides options for all your gifting needs.
The Cornish Hamper Store specialises in giving an upper echelon gifting experience. Sourcing the finest goods Cornwall has to offer, bringing them together to create that magical Cornish feeling straight out of the box. From freshly baked scones to those traditional steak pasties, you know and love.
With their brand-new Christmas range, you can celebrate the holidays with all your favourite festive treats; delivered from the heart of Cornwall. With personalised gift messages and bespoke Christmas delivery dates, the Cornish Hamper Store takes the stress out of Christmas shopping. Making it effortless to gift your loved ones this Festive Season.
Blankets designed in Cornwall, made sustainably in Britain, each carrying the essence of the Atlantic in its soft fibres.
Inspired by the diverse landscapes of Sunny Cornwall, Atlantic Blankets has created a luxury picnic blanket range where function meets form, practicality meets elegance. Choose from a classic look with a breathable wool picnic blanket with natural leather straps. Finished with a waterproof lining for comfort and convenience, you can take your picnic blanket anywhere for spontaneous alfresco feasts and romantic dates under star-studded skies (from £140). Or send a touch of the ocean with the Sea Lovers Gift Set including a peshtemal patterned with a fish scale design, caramel chocolate bar with sea salt and St Eval sea mist candle (from £69)
Dick Pearce Bellyboards
The leading makers of wooden bellyboards, handcrafted in Newquay, Cornwall.
Sustainable and built to last a lifetime, Dick Pearce bellyboards are the antithesis of the foam boogie boards which litter beaches each summer. It is also easier than surfing – something anyone of any age can enjoy and can be done in most conditions. From £55.
The original, customisable travel bracelet. Memories from around the world, around your wrist.
Located out of an office in north Cornwall, El Camino creates custom handmade bracelets and necklaces for people who love to travel. Based around a collection of interchangeable beads that represent regions, counties, islands, cities, places, landmarks, seas and oceans, the jewellery concept commemorates special memories that people have encountered across the globe. This season’s new launches include a range of bright new colour bracelets, junior size bracelets and eye-catching Animal Steps (or beads) for wildlife lovers, with 10% of sales going to World Land Trust. Single bracelets from £26.99.
Sustainable homewares brand with a focus on super-sustainable cork.
Homeware brand LIGA produce clean and contemporary eco-friendly pieces which make for stylish interior eco-gifts. With a big focus on super-sustainable cork, their main collection includes placemats and coasters, trays, trivets, tableware, kitchen textiles, yoga accessories and botanical home fragrances. Founded in 2017 by husband and wife team Jennie and David Elderkin, LIGA is a fast-growing family-run sustainable homewares business based in Cornwall. Choose from printed placemats from £5.95 or gift a tea for two pottery set from £56
Once Upon A Tuesday
A stylish way to stay organised, offering a modern, eclectic collection of wall calendars and planners.
Never forget another birthday, anniversary or special date or rely on a Facebook prompt with these planners, featuring contemporary illustration themes to complement modern interiors. Based in south Cornwall, Once Upon a Tuesday creates planet-friendly calendars printed on recycled paper. With two formats of wall calendar: choose from the range of 12 months 2022 versions or the Perpetual Celebration Calendar collections – this style of calendar documents special dates which repeat each year, so are reusable – simply keep adding on friends and family birthdays and never forget an important date. From £16.50.
A new wellbeing brand creating the next generation of cutting-edge essential oil formulas.
Trelonk was born from a background of science-led innovation, combined with ancient botanical knowledge. Created to help with modern life’s issues associated with pain, the mind and sleep and well as supporting chronic and acute conditions – the launch collection has the ability to transform lives with these natural products for diffusing, inhaling, blending and massage. Grown, extracted and bottled on the Roseland, Trelonk’s location, climate and soil means it’s one of the only farms in the country where it is possible to grow the array of crops chosen as ingredients in the plant extracted oils. From £20.
Gift boxes inspired by hidden flavours from the Cornish hedgerow.
Wild Cornwall is a farm-to-field catering company based on the Trelonk Estate. Celebrate the hidden flavours of the hedgerow and allow the inspired flavour combinations and unique heritage ingredients from Wild Cornwall to transport you to the heart of the Cornish Roseland. Their range of luxury gift boxes includes the Wild Cornwall Luxury Christmas Gift Box (£75) containing a festive selection of handmade preserves – Crab Apple Jelly, Forager’s Rhubarb and Apple Chutney, Chestnut Jam, Blackcurrant Glaze and Sweet Chilli Sauce – Trelonk Apple Mulling Cider and Mulling Spices and a Boozy Wild Christmas Cake.
Cute as a Button Cards
Cute as a Button Cards is a small handmade business in Helston owned by Shelly.
Wild Cornish Soap
Explore this beautiful range of natural artisan soaps. Pamper your skin or send a unique handmade gift to someone special.
Traditional cold process artisan soap handmade in Cornwall. Treat someone with our handmade natural soap. Our ingredients are pure, natural, and as wild as possible. The majority of our soaps are suitable for vegans, but all are delivered in plastic free packaging. You will find a range of artisan soaps and unique gift sets for the perfect soap experience. With a donation to environmental charities with each sale, you can gift with thought, knowing you are being kind to the planet.
Melissa Carne Design
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Thank you so much for reading, contributing and supporting the Cornish Christmas gift guide.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Lots of love, Melissa x