The Cornish Christmas Gift Guide

Being Cornish and living all my life in Cornwall, I didn’t think it would be right to do my Christmas gift guides on here without doing a gift guide to show you some amazing places to buy gorgeous gifts from in Cornwall. Even better, they all have online shops so you can buy a little piece of Cornwall from the comfort of your sofa.

The Cornish Christmas Gift Guide

All of the gifts I’ve selected below are sold in shops based in Cornwall, and there are a huge amount I didn’t have the room to include. Many also didn’t have websites that you can buy from, so if you live in Cornwall or are planning to visit then check out little local shops and craft fairs for unique Cornwall inspired gifts as well.

Christmas Gift Guide - Cornwall1. Maritime wash bag from Hootchie Mama £8.95. This is in their children’s section, but I think it would make a cute gift for anyone.

 

2. This pastel glass star decoration from Jo Downs is just gorgeous. They are £7 each and would make such a lovely gift for someone, or to keep for your own tree of course. It adds a little bit of extra class to the usual Christmas decorations I think.

 

3. Jewel Box Cornwall is a new small company with a lovely idea to display jewellery. The display boxes can be very much personalised, and it would be an amazing idea for someone’s wedding jewellery or as a way to display the more expensive pieces of jewellery that you only wear occasionally but would love to show off more. The snowflake Jewel Box above including the necklace within is £28.

 

4. I’ve just discovered Made in Cornwall with Love, which is a place to buy handmade jewellery made locally by Michelle Lobb. Because it is handmade every single piece is unique, and looking at her selling page on Folksy, I’m sure this would make a brilliant Christmas (or any other time of the year) gift for someone special. The earrings in the photo are £20 and there are all sorts of other gorgeous items to choose from.

 

5. Rodda’s make gorgeous clotted cream, which I have actually given as a gift a few times. However for children, who might not be quite so impressed with a tub of cream for Christmas, Rodda’s have produced their very own children’s book. Based in Cornwall, The Great Cream Robbery is a wonderful high quality book for sale at the price of £7.99 on the Rodda’s website.

 

6. For children bracelets from  UV Buddy are a great gift, which you can either buy as a normal bracelet or as one with special UV detecting beads in. UV isn’t just outside in the Summer months, and these bracelets that change colour according to how high the levels of UV are, are a great way to know when to put sun cream on and protect ourselves – they make them for adults as well. The bracelets start from £4.99.

 

7. This Tree of Life Beech wood box is from St Justin and is £35.75 and would make a good gift for a man or a woman, as to what they’d put in it that’s their decision, but I just love the look of it.

 

8. Now that we all have to take our own bags to the supermarket or pay for them, why not shop in style? I love this £8 tote bag from Melly Bee, which would also be perfect for the beach.

 

9. I currently have a competition running to win one of the pull-along wooden toys from buttercup-baby and although this £9.99 giraffe isn’t made in Cornwall, buttercup-baby is in Cornwall and sell items from local manufacturers and independents as well.

 

10. The Cornish Store sell all sorts of Cornwall related goodies – anyone for a Poldark cushion?! I especially love though their Cornish Christmas decorations like the Cornish tartan Christmas tree I’ve included above. It’s only £2.99 and I love the idea of making my Christmas tree more Cornish this year!

 

11. These Cornish St Piran flag cufflinks are from St justin, and are the cufflinks I gave my own Dad for Christmas the year before last for him to wear on his wedding day. The perfect gift for a Cornish man for special occasions, they are currently on the site for £30.75.

 

12. These Mini Xmas Star Wishsticks from Jo Downs Glass are £16 each and are simply beautiful. I’m determined to own a special piece of Jo Downs hand-made glass at some point, as after discovering it at the Royal Cornwall Show this year, I’m a little bit in love with her work!

 

13. This sterling silver bracelet from Crofty Tin is £30 and a little bit special, whilst the bracelet is sterling silver, the charms on it are made from Cornish tin. I love the idea of wearing a bit of Cornwall on your wrist, and the Crofty Tin website is full of beautiful gift ideas for men and women. Anything from there is top of my personal Christmas gift list this year.

 

14. My last but far from least item is again from Crofty Tin, and this time is a St Piran’s flag tie slide, which is £30 and made again from Cornish tin. What a great way to show off your pride at your heritage.

 

I hope I’ve given you a few Cornwall inspired ideas above for gifts this year. Just as a note, not one of the items above were sent to me to include in the gift guide, even if I have previously worked with any of them, nor did any of the companies above ask me to include them – images are from their websites and they retain the full rights to them.

Happy Christmas Shopping everyone! Nadelik Lowen (Merry Christmas),

Stevie x

 

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  1. 18 November 2015 / 6:47 am

    I’ve never heard of UV beads before, what a terrific idea! Love those precious little heart earrings x

    • 18 November 2015 / 10:24 am

      I have a UV Buddy bracelet and it still surprises me just how much UV there is even on a cloudy day!

      Stevie x

    • 20 November 2015 / 11:34 am

      I love the fact they’re made by hand therefore unique as well :)

      Stevie x

  2. 20 November 2015 / 7:42 am

    I love silver jewellery so there’s a few that appeal to me!It’s always good to buy local isn’t it – surprising what you can find when you look x #picknmix

    • 20 November 2015 / 11:37 am

      There are so many gorgeous shops in Cornwall I didn’t mention either, I need to do some more research to find their websites before next Christmas :)

      Stevie x

  3. 20 November 2015 / 8:26 am

    Loving the Jo Downs star. That’s my favourite, but all are gorgeous gifts. Lovely selection you have put together here.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #PicknMix

    • 20 November 2015 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you, you should check out the Jo Downs website I could probably bankrupt myself in there!! ;)

      Stevie x

  4. 20 November 2015 / 8:45 am

    oooo Idea alert! – I love the cufflinks, my husband is a bit of a cufflink collector so it is hard finding ones he doesn’t have! Thanks for hosting/sharing #PickNMix

    • 20 November 2015 / 12:15 pm

      I loved getting them for my Dad so he had a little bit of Cornwall on his sleeves on his wedding day :)

      Stevie x

  5. 20 November 2015 / 9:41 am

    What a great way of promoting local shops! #picknmix

  6. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    20 November 2015 / 11:34 am

    Ah what a great guide! I love that you have done a local Cornwall gift guide. My favorite is the tote bag, #8. What a lovely saying & it’d be great for shopping or the beach as you said! Thanks so much for hosting x

    • 20 November 2015 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks lovely, I like to help local businesses out when I can :)

      Stevie x

  7. 20 November 2015 / 12:21 pm

    oh wow! plenty of Cornish Gift ideas for us here, great post :-) We have the UV beads they are brilliant wore them all summer and it was really interesting to see them change colour even when you would think it was pretty safe to be out without thinking about suncream. Highly recommend those and will be looking into all the other suggestions! x #PicknMix

    • 20 November 2015 / 12:25 pm

      Thanks Luce :) and yes it’s surprising just how much UV there is even on a day that seems very cloudy

      Stevie x

  8. 20 November 2015 / 12:32 pm

    i love that bag and it’s price hehehe

    • 20 November 2015 / 4:46 pm

      Same here, I love a bargain but my inner snob loves it when that bargain looks more expensive than it was ;)

      Stevie x

  9. 20 November 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Great guide a love number 6 and never heard of UV bracelets before. We spend most nice days outside or on the beach these would be fantastic. Will have a look and see if they do any boyish designs :-) #picknmix

    • 20 November 2015 / 4:44 pm

      They do all sorts of colours and designs :) I kept jumping in and out of the door when I first got mine to see how quickly the beads could change ha!

      Stevie x

  10. Jodie Allen at Budget Beauty and Babies
    20 November 2015 / 4:38 pm

    It’s great to see you promoting your local places :) I live a LONG way away so I doubt i’ll be visiting them any time soon but still nice to see some lovely gifts for inspiration :) #PicknMix

    • 20 November 2015 / 4:39 pm

      They all have websites which make them easy to buy from ;)

      Stevie x

  11. 20 November 2015 / 7:30 pm

    What a lovely selection. I love love love the bag, and the earrings too! #picknmix xx

    • 20 November 2015 / 10:57 pm

      Me too, her other jewellery is gorgeous on Folksy as well!

      Stevie xx

  12. 21 November 2015 / 12:28 am

    UV bracelets sound like a good idea – never heard of that. The glass star decoration is really pretty. #picknmix

    • 21 November 2015 / 1:11 pm

      I love my UV bracelet, and Jo Downs Glass is just stunning :)

      Stevie x

  13. 21 November 2015 / 7:57 am

    Great gift guide. I love the shopping bag – I’m obsessed with shopping bags lol #picknmix xx

    • 21 November 2015 / 1:12 pm

      Me too, I love a pretty one! :)

      Stevie x

  14. 21 November 2015 / 12:59 pm

    I love the saying on that tote bag! Fab way to promote local shops, well done! Fab ideas on the post as well xx

    • 21 November 2015 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you, I keep book marking ones I find now for future gift lists as well! :)

      Stevie x

  15. 21 November 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Such a lovely gift guide. I love that all the items are from local shops; it’s so important to support independent retailers.
    Love that maritime wash bag – so cute!
    #PicknMix

  16. 22 November 2015 / 6:46 am

    Oh gawd I love number 9, there’s just something so sweet about wooden toys, specially wooden pull along giraffes! My brother and his children live in Cornwall so we’re used to getting a lot of beautiful local gifts, love the mead and the clotted cream! #picknmix

    • 22 November 2015 / 6:46 pm

      I love wooden toys as well, I love that they seem to be back in ‘fashion’ and so more readily available than they were when my two were small :)

      Stevie x

  17. 22 November 2015 / 9:22 am

    A great selection! I especially love that jewellery display case :) #picknmix

    • 22 November 2015 / 6:47 pm

      I had fun making this list :)

      Stevie x

  18. 25 November 2015 / 8:47 am

    What a fab selection of gifts! I love the glass star and the mini xmas star wishsticks! Lovely decorations #PicknMix

    • 25 November 2015 / 9:55 am

      Thanks Maria, I love Jo Downs glass once we’ve finished everything we want to do to the house I think I might have to treat myself to a special piece ;)

      Stevie x

  19. 26 November 2015 / 10:47 pm

    I don’t think I can choose a favourite from all of them, what a great selection! xx

    • 26 November 2015 / 10:56 pm

      I had fun doing this one :)

      Stevie xx

  20. 27 November 2015 / 6:15 am

    It’s great that they have an online presence too! I love Jo Downs glass and have a heart hanging in our downstairs loo. The giraffe is gorgeous too! Thanks for hosting #PickNMix xx

    • 27 November 2015 / 1:45 pm

      My pleasure :) had fun researching this one but eek my own wish list got a lot longer!

      Stevie x

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