Our little Cornish gift guide
For thoughtful gifts that transport you to our coastal home.
With a wild abundance of produce, culture and heritage, it’s no wonder Cornwall is rich with creative ateliers and thoughtful gifts. And usually they’re Cornwall’s best-kept secret. But with travel restrictions and visits to the South West cut short for many, we thought we would bring you a humble selection of Cornish gifts that are top of our list this Christmas.
A Gift for the Gourmet
Single Origin, Sustainable Coffee from Yallah
Individual Bags From £7 | yallahcoffee.co.uk
The team at Yallah Coffee roast their own sustainably sourced, single origin coffee whilst overlooking the picturesque countryside surrounding Falmouth – it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it! Their subscription service means that you will never run out of your favourite brew, or you can buy single bags to sample their rich flavourings. Our favourite is their recent collaboration with Penzance lido Jubilee Pool which features an art deco nod on their omni-degradable coffee bags. A 3 month gift subscription starts from £45, and they also sell vouchers, mocha chocolates, as well as domestic grinders.
Award winning Spirits from Tarquin’s Gin
Bottles from £35 | tarquinsgin.com
It wouldn’t be Christmas without some festive spirit. And our friends at Tarquin’s know how to get the party flowing with their international-award-winning gin. When Tarquin puts “Handcrafted in Cornwall” on every bottle, he really does mean it, and with gift sets, goblets and unique flavours of gin available to buy online, we’ll all be enjoying a very merry Christmas. And for something extra special, you can even book a distillery tour and tasting experience to accompany your next stay in Cornwall. Cheers to that!
Reusable Cups from Circular&Co
From £11 | circularandco.com
Makers of the world’s first reusable coffee cup made from single-use paper cups, Circular&Co are on a mission to reduce waste through smarter, more considered design. A great gift to keep someone’s morning beverage toasty, it comes in two sizes and a range of bright colours. We love their handy cup so much that all new staff members are given a reusable cup when they join our teams at Bedruthan and the Scarlet.
Cornish gifts from Seasalt Cornwall
Gifts from £5 | seasaltcornwall.co.uk
Falmouth-based clothing and lifestyle brand Seasalt have a beautiful range of Cornish-inspired and locally made products, from bath and body treats handmade by Trevarno Organic to carefully crafted fragrance blends by St Eval. We particularly love their illustrated prints and homeware, including this organic cotton tea towel featuring the stormy skies of Porthleven.
Christmas Hampers from Tre, Pol & Pen
Hampers to suit your budget | trepolandpen.co.uk
A farm shop nestled on a hill, beside an ancient spring (hence it’s Cornish name tre, pol and pen) that creates bespoke hampers brimming with mouth-watering, local produce. Either pop in to choose your hamper or let them know your budget and they’ll work their magic for you. Hampers are available to collect and for nationwide delivery (UK only).
Gifts for Cosy Homes & Curious Minds
Yellow Day by Hannah Chapman
£25 plus delivery | amazingmaisie.com
Heartachingly close to all at Bedruthan is Yellow Day, a journey through grief by team member Hannah Chapman. Inspired by the loss of daughter Maisie to Mitochondrial disease just before she turned six-months old, it’s a book about all those objects and places that remind you of a person when they’ve gone. A book about time passing and the world moving on when you don’t want to. But also a book about hope, showing how it is possible to still enjoy life whilst keeping the memories of that missing person alive. Available in hardback thick, cream pages, yellow binding and soft paper dust jacket, it would make a beautiful gift for a loved one experiencing grief.
Environmentally Positive Children’s Books from Wild Tribe Heroes
£7.99 each | wildtribeheroes.com
The Wild Tribe Heroes books are a collection of gentle and engaging stories about animals affected by plastic in the oceans, palm oil deforestation or climate change. Written by environmental scientist, teacher, and mother of four Ellie Jackson (based in Looe) and brought to life through wonderful illustrations, these books will inspire children and adults alike with their triumphant tales (and always a happy ending).
Rebecca Proctor Pottery
Pieces from £22 | rebeccaproctor.co.uk
Rebecca uses stoneware clay collected from local quarries and beaches to make hand thrown tableware in clean, simple forms with natural character. Based in a small workshop near Bude on the North Cornish coast, her pots are strong and functional, designed for daily use, either at home or in busy restaurants. Pieces can be carefully shipped worldwide or you can buy a gift voucher and visit her showroom on your next visit to Cornwall.
Pressed Seaweed Prints from Molesworth and Bird
Prints from £19 | molesworthandbird.com
Capturing the essence of the seaside in a uniquely delicate way, Cornwall- and Dorset-based duo Melanie Molesworth & Julia Bird collect seaweed from their respective homes and crete wonderfully unique pressings in natural shades. Adorning a range of products from postcards and prints, to homeware and bags, these limited edition designs are a firm favourite of ours. We particularly love their giclee British Seaweeds Poster showcasting a series of pressings from across the south west coast.
From £25 | atlanticblankets.com
Our friends at Atlantic Blankets take huge inspiration from living and working by their salt-kissed environment. From focusing on full traceability, supporting the local economy and championing sustainability, they have worked hard to create a collection of Cornish-designed, British-made blankets. Cue, total luxury. We love them so much, we keep a stock handy for guests to cosy up on cooler days, and even gift you one to take home with our Winter Warmer break.
Send Cornish Flowers by Post
From £17 | cornishblooms.co.uk
Gift a little piece of Cornwall with a beautiful bouquet from family-run farm Cornish Blooms, tucked away in Praze, West Cornwall. From vibrant, sunshine shades of narcissi to warm-toned alstromeria, you can choose to send individual bunches or gift a floral subscription to fill their home with sweet, Cornish florals year-round.
Oula, from Bedruthan Spa
From £12.50 | www.createcornwall.com
It’s not Christmas until someone receives body wash. And we like to think that we know a thing or two about caring for your body, having spent months developing our own products: Oula. From the wise Cornish word for owl, Oula is our own environmentally-friendly, fairly-traded, all-natural range of blends. Known for their distinctive scents that come from a luxurious mixes of fragrant ingredients, guests almost always purchase their own bottles to take home with them, and now everyone can experience Bedruthan Spa at home with our very own Create Shop online. Read more about Oula here.
Gifts for Outdoor Explorer & Mini Adventurers
Wooden Bellyboards from Dick Pearce & Friends
From £50 | dickpearce.com
Just along the coast from Bedruthan in a workshop in Newquay, the team at Dick Pearce and Friends handcraft bellyboards using methods and designs passed down to us by the original British maker. These classic wooden boards rediscover the heritage of surfing; stripping it back to the timeless, unadulterated thrill of being in the ocean and riding its waves. Each Dick Pearce and Friends bellyboard is designed for the whole family to enjoy, and lovingly produced to last a lifetime, longer – in fact. You can also customise your board for a unique gift this Christmas.
Sustainable Wildlife Gifts from Green&Blue
Gifts from £5 | greenandblue.co.uk
There’s something to be said for the fresh North coast air as another great company just down the road from us is Perranporth-based Green&Blue. Designers and makers of simple, beautiful products for wildlife and nature, like the award winning Bee Brick, this B Corp Certified business strive to make a positive impact on our fragile ecosystems. Choose from sustainably made bee houses, bird feeders, bat houses and other wildlife gifts to get all ages exploring their own habitats.
Wild, Authentic Cornish Experiences
You can’t holiday in Cornwall without having a dip in the Atlantic Ocean, and what better way to experience the coastal lifestyle than to gift a surf lesson for their next stay? We recommend King Surf, based on the beach here at Mawgan Porth. Or for something a little more challenging, why not head towards the Camel Estuary and learn to sail with Camel Sailing? With courses ranging from one day to a full, immersive week, it’s the perfect gift for the one who has everything.
The Perfect Cornish Getaway
Nestled in the Cornish cove of Mawgan Porth, our luxury hotels play host to anyone looking for an experience to remember. Come and stay in a natural playground with the beach just below you. Indulge in the luxury spa, dine on delicious cuisine, learn to surf, take part in a creative workshop and make treasured memories together at Bedruthan. Or find your space to unwind, from meadow gardens to cliff top hot tubs, an Ayurvedic inspired spa, relaxation lounges, fireside or poolside at our adult-only hotel the Scarlet. You’ll be secured in the good books for years to come.