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Christmas Gift Guide

Lifestyle

Your Christmas gift list, sorted!

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ve rounded up some of the best producers and experiences in the South West to help you start checking off your Christmas shopping list…

For Her

Treat the glamorous lady in your life to a Mulberry handbag. Founded in 1971 in Somerset, this British brand is still producing luxury handbags in their Somerset factories today.

Pop to your local florist and choose an arrangement of festive flowers. A knowledgeable florist will help you choose winter stems that pair well together and let you know how to make the bunch last.

Candles are always a favourable winter gift. Lily Flame scented candles and room fragrances are all lovingly made in Somerset. The iconic tin candles are available in a variety of scents, so you can carefully choose one that’s perfect for the recipient.

Treat someone special to a few hours of pampering at Elements Boutique Spa. Overlooking the rolling fields of the Somerset Levels, after a busy build up to Christmas a spa treatment here is sure to be gladly received.

Check out what’s on at the theatre and instead of something to unwrap, take someone to a show. In the South West there are some great theatres to choose from, including Bristol Hippodrome, Princess Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

 

For Him

Men are notoriously tricky to buy for, but you can’t go wrong with a hamper filled with a selection of their favourite things. Choose from a range of hampers at The Hamper Guys, or create a bespoke hamper.

If the man you’re buying for loves cars and motors, gift him tickets to Haynes International Motor Museum. Once all of the festivities are over, head to Yeovil for a day touring the UK’s largest collection of the greatest cars.  

Raise a glass (or a bottle!) to a top bloke, gifting them a selection of crafted ales from, Somerset based, Quantock Brewery.

Gift your guy a personalised mug from Cornishware. Have their name added to the iconic striped mugs and give them a box of tea to enjoy too.

Get outside and enjoy some adrenaline filled hours, racing around at South West Karting.  A karting session is the perfect gift for the thrill-seeker.

 

For the little ones

The obvious choice for children is toys, of course! Smuggles, Theo and Buna are our cuddly, JellyCat mascots and are sure to be loved by children.

The youngsters (and young at heart) will enjoy a marshmallow-topped mug of Heavenly Hot Chocolate over the Christmas period, why not add our Hot Chocolate Gift Set to their Christmas stocking.

A brand new pair of pyjamas are usually found under the Christmas tree. This year, choose a personalised pair from Somerset retailer, Sparks & Daughters. You can add a child’s name and buy a matching pair for yourself too!

 

For the tea lover

Treat a tea fanatic to a selection of speciality loose-leaf teas and luxury teaware. We stock Kinto glass teapots, glass cups and tea strainers, that are all designed to be used with loose leaf teas.

Wrap up a selection of premium pyramid Tea Kites for the tea lover. With nine flavours to choose from – including Earl Grey, Berry Berry and Liquorice, peppermint and Spearmint ­– you can mix and match to tailor the perfect selection.

 

For the coffee connoisseur

A rich, festive blend of coffee, our Christmas Blend is a combination of Nicaraguan and Colombian beans.  The coffee connoisseur will be full of Christmas cheer when they unwrap this limited edition blend. 

Gift the coffee connoisseur a set of Bodum Double Wall Thermo-Glasses to enjoy their coffee in. Choose from a range of sizes – we have a pair for every coffee drinker, from espresso drinkers to latté lovers.

 

For Secret Santa

Secret Santa gifts can be tricky! Especially if you have a small budget agreed! Our Christmas Crackers make a great Secret Santa gift, choose from a cracker filled with a Tea Kite selection or a cracker filled with hot chocolate sachets and mini marshmallows.

Opt for some fragrant toiletries from The Somerset Toiletry Company for your Secret Santa or how about a sweet treat from Edwards Fudge Kitchen?

For a foodie guy or gal give a selection of locally produced cheese paired with The Bay Tree chutneys or a Tea Kite Christmas Cracker teamed with scrumptious Furniss Cornish Fairings biscuits. For bigger budgets and if this person is a dab hand in the kitchen, you could gift them a Miles apron too.

 

Whatever you choose and whomever it is for, this year, support local companies and buy from British brands.

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