Our Cornish Christmas gift guide: 22 ideas for 2022Posted by Bethany Walton on Updated on
Extra special gifts from Cornish businesses
This year’s festivities are well underway with talk of gift giving and wish lists on everyone’s lips. So, like last year, we’ve rounded up some of our most-loved local businesses to help you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. Whether it’s sweet stocking fillers or an experience of a lifetime, discover 22 new ideas guaranteed to bring a little joy to everyone this winter.
Gift an experience in Cornwall
1. Home Spa Cornwall
A welcome present for new and expecting mums, or simply for those who need a dose of pampering, Home Spa Cornwall provide a range of mobile treatments including hot stone massage, reflexology and facials . For those wishing to gift a Home Spa treatment to loved ones during a future stay, their gift vouchers are handwritten and can be delivered in time for placing under the Christmas tree – simply select the treatment you’d like to gift and let the Home Spa team take care of the rest.
Friends of Perfect Stays, Wavehunters are always on hand to provide incredible boat trips, surf lessons and yoga on the beach to our guests. Based in North Cornwall, they understand the importance of outdoor activities and the joy of being in, on and near the water brings to people, so what better way to share this than with a gift voucher to treat your loved one to just that.
Perfect for those planning a trip to North Cornwall in 2023, choose from their list of experiences and begin planning your next adventurous family day out.
For those looking to gift something a little different this Christmas, a mixology masterclass could be just the thing to surprise friends and family. Sauce is led by cocktail connoisseur Will Bickham, book an afternoon of shaking, stirring and mixing, and learn a new skill in the process. Select a few of your favourite drinks to make during the class and learn how they’re made before tasting your creations at the end. A favourite of ours are Will’s Cornish mojitos, so be sure to ask for these on your cocktail menu.
4. The Oyster Lady
A real treat for seafood lovers, The Oyster Lady provides an incredible tasting experience on Cornwall’s shores. Headed up by expert Katy Davidson, learn all about oysters, how to shuck them and turn them into a delicious feast. With gift vouchers available to book online, treat your loved ones to this immersive experience ahead of their next Cornish holiday.
5. Philliegh Way
Located on the picturesque Roseland peninsula, Philleigh Way are known for their woodfired feast nights and exceptional cookery classes. From learning the basics of Scandinavian cooking to mastering a Middle Eastern feast, gift an unforgettable experience to the foodies amongst your group this Christmas. Or choose to gift a personalised Philleigh Way voucher, which can then be used to book tickets to a feast night or supper club next summer.
© Philleigh Way via Instagram
6. Perfect Stays
It wouldn’t be a Perfect Stays gift guide without mentioning our very own gift vouchers. Available to purchase through our website and just in time for Christmas, they’re the perfect way to treat someone special to a holiday they’ll never forget.
Beautifully packaged inside a branded gift box with a personalised message placed inside, our voucher options range from £100 to £5,000, so you can choose to gift a whole holiday or a contribution towards a stay. Seek some gift inspiration and take a closer look here.
7. Webb Street Company
Set amongst Fowey’s winding streets, the Webb Street Company is a must-visit for those Christmas shopping in South Cornwall. With twinkling lights illuminating their window display, discover a treasure trove of stationary, locally made jewellery, artwork, and candles inside. Their large collection of hardbacks means there’s something for everyone with wild swimming guides and foraging cookbooks amongst their collection.
Open until late in December for the Fowey Christmas Market, take a look around in store or visit their brand-new online shop bursting with their best-sellers.
© Webb Street Company via Instagram
8. Papio Press
Inspired by nature, wildlife and botanicals, Papio Press are an illustration company located in Penzance. With a beautiful collection of hand drawn prints, there’s something for everyone to fall in love with, from big cats and red pandas to colourful landscapes and night skies. Alternatively, bring a little more joy to this December’s post by adding their illustrated Christmas cards to your shopping basket.
© Papio Press
9. Spencer Thorn
Based in Bude, Spencer Thorn is a family-run independent gift shop bursting with children’s stories, plush toys and playful stationary. A great place to pick up small presents, wrap up cuddly Christmas puddings for little stockings or choose a new festive storybook for them to enjoy before Santa arrives. For the adults, browse through their collection of Cornish novels, maps and guides – ideal for unwinding over the winter break.
With everything available to buy through their online shop, begin to tick off your Christmas shopping list.
© Spencer Thorn via Instagram
10. Bloom Remedies
Made and bottled in idyllic West Cornwall, Bloom Remedies are an award-winning aromatherapy and skincare company. Using essential oils and natural botanical ingredients, Bloom Remedies understand the importance of wellbeing and self-care. From decadent hand creams to serene sleep sets, select something special from their range and order online.
© Bloom Remedies
11. Tevi Toys
Eco-friendly and sustainable, Tevi Toys are based in Tintagel and are known for their charming collection of children’s toys. Understanding the importance of reducing plastic waste, Tevi Toys are made from locally sourced Cornish wood and are packaged in recyclable materials. With reindeers, robins and polar bears to choose from, little ones will fall in love with Tevi’s designs - perfect for gifting to babies and toddlers.
© Tevi Toys
Festive tipples and foodie delights
12. Stargazey Rum
Produced by The Rum and Crab Shack in St Ives, Stargazey Rum is a rich caramel liquor best served on its own or in an espresso martini. Instantly recognisable for their black and gold cosmic design, a bottle of Stargazey Rum is sure to go down well as a celebratory tipple.
13. Sarah and Finn's
Lovingly made in her clifftop kitchen in Gwynver in Cornwall, Sarah Stanton-Nadin is the woman behind Sarah and Finn’s delicious relish. Winning a gold prize in the Taste of the West food awards, Sarah and Finn’s can be found in farm shops and delicatessens across Cornwall and Devon. Hand wrap a hot chilli relish to complete any festive cheeseboard – a sure way to please even the most difficult to buy for.
© Sarah and Finn's
14. Wrecking Coast Gin
If gin is your special someone’s drink of choice, Tintagel based Wrecking Coast Gin should be first on the wish list. For a true taste of Cornwall, select a bottle of their Clotted Cream Gin or keep it sweet with their limited-edition Honey Sloe Liquor. With every bottle arriving in a beautifully wrapped box, place them straight under the tree ready for the big day.
© Wrecking Coast Gin via Instagram
15. The Cornish Hamper Store
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a hamper bursting with cheeses, chutneys and wines, and The Cornish Hamper Store provide just that. Beautifully packaged and arriving with a personalised gift message, send the taste of Cornwall to friends far and wide. If your giftee prefers something sweet, their Christmas Cream Tea hamper includes freshly baked mince pies and scones, brandy clotted cream and lashings of strawberry jam.
Specialising in sustainable and ethically sourced coffee, OlFactory are an independent coffee roaster based in Penryn. Packaged in recyclable pouches, you can choose between whole beans, aeropress or extra-fine coffee grounds in a variety of flavours. Having just launched their festive range, we recommend gifting their brewing bundle to the caffeine-lover in your life – which includes their mulled wine, orange and cinnamon infused beans and Chemex coffee maker.
© OlFactory via Instagram
17. Josh's Chocolate
Cornish through and through, Josh’s Chocolate makes a great stocking filler for those who love something sweet. Handmade and beautifully packaged in Callestick near St Agnes, choose from Cornish sea salt buttons, brandy snap bars and crunchy honeycomb chocolate.
Available to buy online, stock up on decadent chocolate treats in time for the holidays.
© Josh's Chocolate
18. Bluntrock Brewery
Located on the outskirts of Rock in North Cornwall, Bluntrock is an independent small-batch brewery. Housing an eclectic selection of local lagers, IPAs and ales, Bluntrock Brewery should be the first port of call for any beer enthusiasts. For those already in Cornwall, visit the bright yellow shipping containers in which the brewery calls home, and pick up a collection of unique seasonal brews, or shop their collection online.
© Bluntrock Brewery
Something for the home
19. The Cornish Potter
Originally from a small village in South Cornwall, Kit’s pottery can now be found as far afield as Bristol, Manchester and Shropshire. Known for his beautiful commissions and pit-fired ceramics, you can shop The Cornish Potter online or get in contact with Kit directly on Instagram for a bespoke design.
© The Cornish Potter
20. Sophie Sketches
Known for her beautiful illustrations, Sophie Sketches is based in Cornwall and often takes inspiration from the surrounding coastline and its inhabitants. For those looking for a personalised gift this Christmas, Sophie creates bespoke portraits of families, couples and pets – perfect for those who’ve just moved house or welcomed a new addition to their family.
If you’d like to gift a hand drawn portrait this Christmas, simply message your design to Sophie on Instagram before December 1st.
21. Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
For plant enthusiasts and interior design lovers, the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery is the place to shop. Whether its in-store after a festive cream tea or online, pick up gift cards, winter spiced candles, sparkling baubles, locally made spirits and plenty more. There’s also lots to keep green-fingered friends happy with a beautiful selection of succulents, cacti and hanging plants.
© Duchy of Cornwall Nursery via Instagram
The gift that gives back
Cornish based charity ShelterBox work to support communities in need across the world - whether that’s emergency disaster relief or sending help to those living through conflict. This year, ShelterBox have opened their ‘pay it forward’ gift shop for those wishing to donate this festive season. Rather than buying to receive, select an item from their online shop which will then be donated to their charity pot ready to be sent out for those in need.
Let the Christmas shopping commence
If, like us, you're an independent Cornish brand, and you'd like to feature in our 2023 Christmas gift guide, get in touch with our Marketing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Instagram @perfectstays. We love hearing from local businesses, but only ever make recommendations based on genuine experiences or great reviews.
Image credits: Main image by Josh's Chocolate | Philleigh Way | Webb Street Company | Papio Press | Bloom Remedies | Tevi Toys | Sarah and Finn's | Wrecking Coast Gin | OlFactory | Bluntrock Brewery | The Cornish Potter | Duchy of Cornwall Nursery