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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?.
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.
This gorgeous chocolate is 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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