From the crashing surf on the north coast to the quiet rivers of the south coast, Cornwall remains an evocative land of mystery and legend at the far west of England. Help a loved one keep happy memories alive until the next visit with these Cornish gifts.
The choice of gifts for people who love Cornwall is huge. With local knowledge we have tracked down some great gifts ideas. Our favourite is the Trevarno organic soap. What’s yours?
Ansome Cornish Gifts
Instantly recognisable, Cornishware has been an iconic mainstay of life in Cornwall since 1924. The blue and white stripes are a reminder of the blue skies and white waves while the newer colours give an edgier alternative to the traditional brand. Cornishware is strong and durable and should last for years. Add some flair to teatime.
St Eval Candles are made in St Eval near Wadebridge in Cornwall. Bring the ambience of a balmy Tuscan evening to your back garden or terrace with these simple yet stunning outdoor candles. These eye catching 3 wick candles will certainly set the mood. The scent of freshly picked lemons & crushed thyme, enjoy this candle lit for up to 190 hours.
It’s 1783, and Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns home from the American Revolutionary War to a country in the grip of recession. His beloved Cornwall is on its knees. In his absence, his father has died, his land and mines have gone to ruin and his childhood sweetheart has become engaged to his cousin. Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross has to rebuild his life, with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it. The dramatic and captivating landscape of the Cornish coastline is the perfect backdrop for this outstanding historical family saga.
Award winning flagship wine from the Camel Valley vineyard. A fresh and fruity fizz, perfect for all celebrations. With English hedgerow scents and a touch of honey on the palate. What better way to celebrate than with some bubbles from Cornwall?
Our favourite Cornish Clotted Cream made in the heart of Cornwall using milk from cows raised locally. Perfect with scones and jam or with ice cream, or with anything really. Clotted cream is considered a major food group in Cornwall so do what the locals do and give Trewithen Dairy’s fantastic Cornish Clotted Cream. No list of Cornish gifts would be complete without some clotted cream.
This lovely cottage sleeps 11 and welcomes dogs. But the best bit is that it is one of only a handful of houses on this pristine piece of Cornish coast. Booby’s Bay is close to Trevose Head and its lighthouse and bang in the middle of the area known as “7 beaches for 7 days”. Absolute heaven on earth.
The Cornish Seasalt company harvests salt off the Cornish coast and processes it in a salt house is perched on a Cornish cliff. Traditional methods are used to ensure that the seasalt has the distinctive flavour and crunchiness. The company produces a number of flavoured salts and this gift will give the Cornish foodie the chance to experiment with all 6 flavours. What a treat.
The famous Shopper Jute Bag – made from 100% jute in Cornwall. As well as being a really good alternative to disposable carrier bags, they’re a brilliant and re-useable way to wrap presents. Every season brings brand new designs, which are screen printed by hand, making each one a limited edition work of art. An eco-friendly cheerful gift from Cornwall.
This classic English tea is grown at the Tregothnan Estate, home of Lord Falmouth, near Truro in Cornwall. The estate has been in the family since 1334 and sits on the banks of the River Fal. Tregothnan was the first place to grow tea in the UK and now has a range of 14 different teas. The Classic tea is a great first taste of Tregothnan teas and boasts a bold and full-bodied flavour.
This 100% cotton tea towel by Emma Ball features many popular Cornish Holiday Desinations in her disctint watercolour style. Printed in the UK, the tea towel measures 76 x 48 cm. Includes; Bedruthan Steps, St Michaels Mount, Mousehole, Porthleven, Padtsow, Bodinnick, Falmouth, Polperro, St Ives, Port Isaac and St Mawes. A reminder of Cornwall in your kitchen.
Give the gift of a unique dining experience for two at Fifteen Cornwall – a five course journey through Italy without ever leaving your seat! You will receive £130 worth of vouchers which will entitle the bearer to two five course tasting menus for dinner at Fifteen Cornwall. The perfect treat for any Italian food lover.
Tribute beer now has iconic status in Cornwall. It was the first beer brewed by Roger Ryman when he was appointed Head Brewer of St Austell Brewery in 1999 and has grown in popularity since then. It was recently added to the list of beers offered on all international flights by BA. Tribute is a light, hoppy, zesty, easy to drink ale and consistently delicious. One of the best Cornish gifts.
Created by Emma Louise Art in Cornwall. The Kit includes a full instruction booklet on where to start and how to cross stitch so anyone can create their own piece of seaside Stitch Art and take home a bit of Cornwall. Each kit includes – 14 Count Aida Fabric, pre sorted Anchor threads on thread card, 10 Page Cross Stitch Charts and key and a quality tapestry needle.
Daphne Du Maurier spent most of her life in and around the Fowey area of Cornwall. Frenchman’s Creek is set in a creek off the Helford River while Jamaica Inn is located just off the A30 on Bodmin Moor and is a fully functioning pub. Rebecca is a tremendous read and based on the house at Menabilly where Du Maurier lived for many years.
Cornwall Today is an award-winning magazine based in the heart of Cornwall that prides itself on its combination of superb photography and inspiring editorial. Named Best Regional Magazine in the 2014 Newspaper Awards, Cornwall Today is the biggest and best-selling monthly magazine for Cornwall, bringing you fascinating features and stunning photographs covering walks, wildlife, art, food, leisure, wellbeing, homes, gardens and much more. A great gift that lasts for a year making it one of our favourite Cornish gifts.
Organic Trevarno was originally established in 1998 on the beautiful Trevarno country estate in the South of Cornwall. Traditional soap making, a long established craft that’s often found on privately owned estates, is where it all started. This fantastic collection includes the following organic soaps; Camomile, Calendula, Rose & Jojoba, Lavender & Geranium and Propolis.
Cornish through and through, Fairings should be gently spicy, crunchy and very moreish. The name ‘Fairing’ comes from a present bought at the fairs which were held every year at Whitsuntide and Corpus Christi – a little gift for a loved one or a sweetheart consisting of a gingerbread, sugared almonds, cinnamon sticks or macaroons. In 2007, Furniss secured an official trademark to preserve Cornwall’s most famous biscuit. Now they’re the only bakery licensed to make Original Cornish Fairings™.
The design of Roks Unisex Flip Flops is strongly influenced by Cornwall’s colourful, dramatic coastline and beautiful countryside. The names of the products reflect this as each is named after the beach, town or village that inspired it’s design. Current designs include; Marazion, Sennon, Porthcurno and Zennor.
Tell ’em how it is! You’ll Do It Dreckly. Pick up one of the Official Pirate FM “Keep Calm and Do It Dreckly” T-Shirts. This fantastic quality black T-Shirt features the Pirate FM logo – so you can show off your amazing taste in radio stations. Pirate FM broadcasts across Cornwall and is the go-to local radio station.
Spread some memories with these poppy seeds from the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Each packet of Flanders Poppy seeds contains approximately 25,000 seeds. They should be sown in spring for summer flowering. Mixing the seeds with a little dry sand first will help to increase coverage. All profit from the sales of these poppy seeds will support the Heligan – Wildworks Centenary partnership with local communities.
Proper Job is the fourth offering from eight man strong Cornish shanty singers Fisherman’s Friends Recorded at their favourite temporary studio – the parish church at nearby St Kew – and produced by the award-winning Rupert Christie, this album cements their standing as ambassadors, not only for their county and their village, but for the traditional songs handed down by generations of seafaring forefathers. Let the Fisherman’s Friends transport you to Port Issac.
Cornwall produces some of the finest food and drink in the world and is home to chefs and artisans who do amazing things with those raw materials. The book is a celebration of every one of the hard-working people who make that happen.
The signature chocolate from the popular Kernow Chocolate range. Kernow Chocolate has been in business since 2005 and produces the delicious chocolate near Wadebridge in North Cornwall. With over 20 traditional and contemporary flavours of chocolate bars made by hand, all of the chocolate used is sustainably grown and ethically sourced ensuring a better deal for the cocoa farmers. Chose from these yummy and ethical Cornish gifts.
No collection of Cornish gifts would be complete without a nod to the national food – the pasty. Lindsey Bareham’s aptly titled book is an ode to Cornwall’s original gastronomic export. Here she shares her love for the pasty with a potted history, rules to how to make and eat them, and a whole of host of recipes that start with the original and trot the globe to take in international variations on the theme.
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