Top Christmas Gift Ideas for 2021
28 November 2021
It’s that time of year again where we start to browse for the perfect Christmas presents for our loved ones. Shopping locally means not only supporting individual businesses but you are also guaranteed to wow with something bespoke, high quality, a little different and often inspired by our Cornish surroundings. As well as luxury homeware, food & drink products, our local businesses can offer the gift of experience in a cookery class, a high wire ride, tranquility at a spa; you will never be short of variety and ideas when Christmas shopping in Cornwall. Take a look below at our pick of Fal River favourite gift ideas...
This year, Cream Cornwall have created the ultimate Gift Guide to provide inspiration for all your gift giving needs. From lovers of the classic blue and white to those who love something a little more colourful, they have something for everyone. This year they also have a selection of Christmas Hampers; each beautifully presented and full of Cream Cornwall favourites. Click below to browse their beautiful selection of products that will make special gifts for you loved ones.
Via Ferrata Cornwall Experience
Why not treat your loved ones to an adventure activity voucher with Via Ferrata Cornwall?! Based on a stunning 60 acre site near Falmouth, this adventure centre offers rock climbing, watersports (kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding), coasteering, archery and a unique high wire adventure: the Via Ferrata! Via Ferrata is an epic journey involving traversing across quarry walls, wobbling across high wire bridges and soaring through the air on their zip wire, taking in gorgeous views. There’s also a chance to buy vouchers for the on-site Café which is ran by The Cornish Barista! Simply purchase these in the café or by emailing the team on email@example.com.
Maritime Museum Annual Membership
This year, treat your loved ones to an Annual Membership at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. There are an abundance of perks and benefits to becoming a member, and you can give all of this as a gift…
Free entry all year
10% discount on admission tickets for your friends and family (accompanying you on day of visit)
10% discount in the Museum Gift Shop and Waterside Café*
Invitations and discounts to special events
Free entry to Eden Project, Trebah Garden, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Wheal Martyn Clay Works, Minack Theatre and Pinetum Gardens in November and January (please see individual attractions website for opening times).
Monthly mailing of our e-newsletter and early notice of events
Royal Duchy Hotel Gift Vouchers
With its breathtaking position by the sea and 4 silver star facilities, the Royal Duchy Hotel provides a wonderful setting for an extra special experience gift. In this exquisite location, you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle, yet it’s only a short stroll to Falmouth town centre and golden beaches. This year why not treat that special someone to a gift voucher for a cream tea, afternoon tea, afternoon tea with champagne even! Or if you prefer, you can select a monetary amount for your loved one to choose something themselves. Vouchers are available to buy at the hotel or through their website.
Christmas Eve Box from Sykes Cottages
Who says you have to wait until the 25th December for a gift? Sykes Cottages have put together this festive guide to the perfect Christmas Even Box so Christmas can officially come early in your household! What’s more, the team have also put together a wonderful prize up for grabs as well! You could be the lucky winner of a Christmas Eve box worth over £300, sent to your home in time for the festivities to start! Sykes have chosen to work with small businesses and brands that focus on giving back a positive impact on our planet! These include vegan products, responsibly sourced items, companies that aim to reduce plastics, as well as made-to-last gifts and festive treats, bringing lots of cheer to your Christmas Eve this December.
Gift Vouchers for Boat Trips
Treat your loved ones to an on the water experience and purchase our special gift vouchers for the St Mawes Ferry & Enterprise Boats. Sailing between Falmouth, Trelissick and St Mawes both boat trips offer beautiful destinations to sail to and stunning scenery from the water en route! So this is a real treat for your loved ones and give them the gift of a trip on one of our ferries next year!
Idle Rocks & St Mawes Hotel Gifting
Give the gift of ‘Cornish Luxury' this Christmas. Choose from Dinner for Two, a Weekend Stay, or simply a voucher of monetary value; there is a wide range of gifting options to help you spoil that special person in your life. From treatments, to dinner with Champagne, to short stays at either hotel, there is a little something for everyone!
Sessions Surf & Skate Shop
Do you have a friend or relative that enjoys surfing or skateboarding? If so, a visit to Falmouth’s original surf shop Sessions is a must! Sessions offer a wide range of surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits and loads more. They also stock a huge range of Mens, Ladies and Kids Clothing and Footwear from all the leading brands including Quiksilver, Billabong, O’neill, Oakley, Volcom, Hurley, Nike 6.0, DC, Vans and many more.
Philleigh Way Gift Vouchers
With Philleigh Way Cookery School give the gift of an experience this year. Their gift vouchers are available in values from £5 - £160, or you can book a specific course as a gift and let us know during check out. During the booking process you’ll be asked for the student’s details, simply insert the recipient’s details and select the tick box that lets them know it’s a gift. When a gift is purchased they’ll send you a beautiful Philleigh Way Gift Voucher together with a branded presentation envelope which you can give to the lucky recipient.
The Great Christmas Market at The Alverton
As part of this year's festive calendar, The Alverton's first-ever Great Christmas Market will take place on Sunday 5th December. This merry day will be hosted in their historic Great Hall, where over forty talented exhibitors will display and sell their incredible products, including crafts, jewellery, spirits, artisan goods and more! There will also be live music, Christmas carolling, festive foodie treats and crafty workshops including wreath making. Starting at 10am. Tickets are free - book via Eventbrite.