The Best Cornish Christmas Gifts to give this year!

Giving gifts has got to be one of the best parts of Christmas! We love finding new and different presents that you wouldn’t find in the rest of the country necessarily. Cornwall is just marvellous, and the range and quality of our local shops give homes to some of the best Cornish Christmas Gifts.

We’ve compiled a list of THE BEST local gifts to give this year which your friends and family will fall in love with. You may even have to buy some of these for your own Christmas treats along the way!

Here’s (what we think) are the Best Cornish Christmas Gifts to give to support our local producers, makers and growers…


If you’re looking for a little something unique then this is the shop to check out! You’ll find Faye at many of the local Christmas craft shows so you may recognise her style. With lots of geometric and bohemian handmade jewellery here’s the place to find something a bit different to stand out from the crowd.

Visit the StuffMadeFromThings etsy shop to browse their wonderful designs.

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Cornish Christmas Gifts

The Cornish Lamb Company

There’s nothing better than minimising those food miles and here you can buy local lamb straight from the farmers! The Cornish Lamb Company currently sell their meat at the Penzance, Pendeen, Breage and Devoran Farmers Markets.

Bored of Turkey every year? Then try something different this year. In the lead up to Christmas they will also be at the Trevena Cross Nurseries Christmas Market, find them there for the three weekends leading up to the big day.

Find out more via The Cornish Lamb Co. website.

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Polgoon Wine

Polgoon Vineyard are found down in West Cornwall and create some wonderful wines, sparling wines and ciders.

For a unique gift for art and wine lovers – Art Bacchus – the Polgoon Art Bacchus is a collaboration with Newlyn Art School. The label features a painting of ‘Veor Cove’ by Paul Lewin, artist and tutor at the school. The bottle is signed by the artist and winemaker and each bottle from the limited edition of 1500 is numbered which makes it very collectable. This is a characterful wine made from Bacchus grapes grown at Polgoon in Penzance. It has aromas of lime zest with gooseberry and elderflower prominent on the palate. It has a balanced minerality reminiscent of Cornish shores. Perfect with Cornish cheeses and Christmas starters.

Try a Cornish Sparkling at Christmas – Seyval Sparkling 2014 – the Seyval Sparkling is the perfect fizz for festive celebrations. A hint of green pear on the nose followed by delicate citrus notes and a good balanced acidity. Food match with Cornish seafood, perhaps some delicious, fresh Cornish crab on Boxing Day!

Read more about them via our Polgoon blog. Shop for your Christmas wines via the Polgoon website.

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Poppy Treffry

With shops in St Ives and Padstow, Poppy Treffry has long been one of our favourite gifty shops to pick up a unique hand sown gift. Choose from tea towels, tea cosies, cards, badges and decorations there’s some wonderful stocking fillers to be found here! Their tea cosies and tea towels are our personal favourites with everything from pasties to bikes, boats and cats being featured.

Shop for your Poppy Treffry gift via their website.

Cornish Christmas Gifts

Origin Coffee

Origin Coffee is one the UK’s leading specialty coffee roasters. From its Roastery in Helston, Origin roasts and sells exceptional coffee with an emphasis on sustainability and direct trade relationships with farmers from around the globe. Founded in Cornwall in 2004, Origin has its own coffee shops in Porthleven (now closed until April 18’) and London and is favoured by some the UK’s top local and national speciality coffee outlets, restaurants and hotels, including Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay Hotel, Soho House Group and Selfridges.

As well as a fantastic coffee subscription service which brings freshly roasted coffee to your door each monthly, Origin’s team of passionate coffee experts deliver professional coffee enthusiast courses, including Latte Art and Home Brewing which make perfect gifts for coffee lovers.

To find out more visit the Origin Coffee website.

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Rock and Saltwater

This up and coming Cornish brand has launched this year and made it’s first big appearance at the Outlaw Christmas Event. With neutral colours of Cornwall they have unique and simple designs across homeware, accessories, fabrics and prints.

Their aprons, wash bags, notepads and mugs will all make wonderful gifts this Christmas. We’re sure they are going places so expect to see them at lots of events in 2018!

Shop the RockandSaltwater etsy shop now!

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Cornish Christmas Gifts

Salty Sea Studio

For handcrafted seaside art Salty Sea Studio is the place to head. Kat creates wonderful designs from sea glass, shells and lots of coastal finds with each one being unique and lovingly made.

Our personal favourites for the best Cornish Christmas Gifts are the stockings or stars, take a look for yourself…

Shop the Salty Sea Studio etsy shop for lots of lovely designs.

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Cornish Christmas Gifts

Seawitch Candles

These amazing candles are handmade with smells of Cornwall and the coast. Their most popular ‘Sea Mist’ smells amazing, trust us! But we think the smell of spiced winter fruits from ‘Yule’ has to be the best gift for a Christmas gift, or to have in your own home during those dark December evenings.

Seawitch also produce reed diffusers and tea lights so take a look and tickle your nose…

Shop the Seawitch Candles website for your festive candles.

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Cornish Christmas Gifts

Salty Songs Print

We couldn’t mention Cornish Christmas Gifts without including our very own prints! They are available in sizes A5, A4 and A3, and feature a range of Cornish seaside scenes, from Bude to The Brisons, and Cape Cornwall to Crantock. Found in a choice of colours, these Cornish Prints will make a lovely set in any seaside home.

View our whole range of Cornish prints, there’s free postage for orders over £20.

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Cornish Christmas Gifts GIVEAWAY


To celebrate Christmas we’re giving you the chance to WIN all of these wonderful Cornish Christmas Gifts for your Christmas presents!

TO ENTER – Just comment below with your favourite thing about Christmas in Cornwall! Easy.

Included in our Salty Songs Cornish Christmas Gift Giveaway is…

🎁 A Polgoon mulled wine and cider gift set

🎁 An A5 framed travel print of Carbis Bay

🎁 2 bags of Origin Coffee – Los Altos and San Fermin

🎁 A Seawitch Sea Mist candle

🎁 A Rock and Saltwater cloud enamel mug

🎁 3 Poppy Treffry tea towels

🎁 A voucher from The Cornish Lamb Company for a 5kg box of frozen lamb

🎁 A stocking decoration from Salty Sea Studio

🎁 A Silver cuff from StuffMadeFromThings

(Please note that due to the size and fragile nature of some of the products the winner will need to be able to collect the items from Hayle.)

Cornish Christmas Gifts giveaway

Giveaway Ts and Cs.


The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over.

You must have commented on this blog post in the comments field below to be entered into the giveaway.

Closing Date is Sunday 17th December at midnight, with the winner announced on Monday 18th December, this gives you time to collect the prize before Christmas.

The winner will be picked at random from the list of comments below, we will contact you via email, and announce the winner on our social media pages so make sure you’re following us.

Due to the fragile and bulky nature of the items you will need to be able to collect from Hayle, or another pre-arranged location.

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By | 2018-01-04T18:52:25+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Salty Songs, Winter in Cornwall|62 Comments


  1. Grit 30th November 2017 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Our favourite thing about Christmas in Cornwall…well we’r going to be there shortly after xmas for the first time ever 🙂 Normally we go to Cornwall in summer. We r so excited to see a completly other season – the festive season 🙂 Regards from Germany, Grit 🙂

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Enjoy, it’s lovely in the Winter!

  2. Danielle Hockin 30th November 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Great Blog .. super ideas xx

  3. Helen wilkinson 30th November 2017 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    My favourite thing is bbqs and fires on the beach on Christmas Day

  4. Hannah 30th November 2017 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    My favourite thing about Christmas in Cornwall is walking along the beach with a full tummy, breathing in the sea air. Perfect. Happy Christmas!

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

      You cannot beat a belly full of mince pies and chocolates, Happy Christmas to you too!

  5. Lara-Jane 30th November 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Has to be the traditional Boxing Day swim (no wetsuits allowed!)

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Oh yes, cannot escape a festive seaswim…

  6. Helen Fox 30th November 2017 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Christmas Day walk along the beach with the dogs

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  7. Nastassia 30th November 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    We really know how to snuggle up here and celebrate the season off the high street…

  8. Emma Milisic 30th November 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    We don’t need to say our favourite thing…it’s just Cornwall full stop! But it is the place we chose to get married last year ❤

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:52 am - Reply


  9. Jane 30th November 2017 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    My favourite thing is to swim at Portholland under the moon…. usually New Year’s eve. For Christmas – the lights of Falmouth, the spray of St Mawes, the gurgle and lap of the Percuil …. a coffee at Tatums. Anything Roseland…. anything Cornwall …… love it everyway, everyday…..

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:52 am - Reply


  10. Corinne Henson 30th November 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    My mum lives in a place called Piece near Carnkie and we always visit over the Christmas period. My favourite part is always seeing the magnificent lights at Mousehall x

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:56 am - Reply

      We love the Mousehole and Angarrack Christmas lights!

  11. Tatty 30th November 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    I’ll have to go with that old cliche of post Christmas lunch walks on the beach and the rest of the afternoon by the fire.
    But Cornwall isn’t *just* for Christmas! ;D

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:51 am - Reply

      Cornwall’s perfect in every season…

  12. Hayley Fountain 30th November 2017 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    The beautiful scenery, walks, unique shops, I could go on. X

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  13. Tressa Lapham-Green 30th November 2017 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    We do the best Christmas lights down here, loads of villages & ports make such an effort and you can’t beat the twinkly lights on water either 🌟

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:48 am - Reply

      Christmas lights by the sea are just magical, we love the Mousehole ones!

  14. Becky 1st December 2017 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Best thing about this time of year, is buying local crafts for gifts, knowing thought and time was put into theses gifts. I also love the atmosphere of everyone getting together to enjoy the magic of the Christmas switch ons, seeing everyone all cozy and wrapped up, feeling festive always puts people in a good mood!

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

      Couldn’t agree more! 🎁

  15. Kat Stallard 1st December 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

    My favourite thing about Christmas in Cornwall? Our Christmas Eve walk on the beach, coastal walks (where me and my daughter always hang a few baubles on the trees to help spread some cheer!) and popping down to Charlestown which always gets us festive! 🎄😊

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

      We love winter walks by the sea 😊

  16. Kristina 1st December 2017 at 11:09 am - Reply

    The beach in crisp winter morning! Wrapped up in new Christmas Woolies

  17. Lucy gilbert 1st December 2017 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    🎄❄️🎄❄️🎄You can’t beat a Cornish Christmas, my favourite thing about it is how everyone one comes together as a community, to help people less fortunate, Christmas is about the people you share it with, and you can’t get any better than Cornish folk 🎄❄️🎄❄️🎄

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 4:52 pm - Reply


  18. Heather 1st December 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    My favourite thing about Christmas in Cornwall was always Tom Bawcocks Eve over Mousehole. Now I live away my family always have our own Tom Bawcocks Party. My cousin phones us from the Dock in Penzance playing the people carol singing! 🎄⚓️🎶

    • salty songs 1st December 2017 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Such a good idea!

  19. Emma Farley 1st December 2017 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Fab giveaway! I grew up going to Mousehole every Christmas Eve. I’d watch my grandad sing in the choir and look at the lights with my gran. I still love going back.

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  20. Chloe williams 1st December 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Mousehole Christmas lights 😍

  21. Toni 2nd December 2017 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Happy Christmas season to all! My favourite thing about Christmas is the whole family sitting around the table for hours, eating, drinking, playing games and lots of love & laughter! Xx

    • salty songs 4th December 2017 at 11:55 am - Reply


  22. Sue 2nd December 2017 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Has to be the village Christmas lights as i live in Angarrack ,closely followed by a beach walk.Lucky to live in Cornwall xx

    • salty songs 4th December 2017 at 11:53 am - Reply


  23. Hannah Hayward 2nd December 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I love everything about a Cornish Christmas. I love that everybody in the village I grew up in wishes you a Merry Christmas, rather than just walking by. The national trust houses always look gorgeous decorated in their finery. The beaches are extra special in the winter, with fewer people and more space to take in the salty air. Lovely independent and beautiful shops. I could go on forever ❤️🎄🌊🐚🎅 x

    • salty songs 4th December 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

      LOVE a winter beach walk!

  24. Nicola 2nd December 2017 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    This will be my first Christmas in Cornwall after I moved here from London, so I’m still trying to get around to doing everything. At the moment I’m loving taking long walks on the coast path and finding a fireplace in a pub somewhere afterwards. I’m also really enjoying all of the amazing craft fairs I keep coming across like the Etsy one in St Ives today. I finished my Christmas shopping ages ago and I still can’t stop going to them!

    • salty songs 4th December 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Welcome to Cornwall! Yes we are spoilt with amazing coastal walks, and craft fairs. We’re the same, keep going to them to buy ‘extras’ 🙂

  25. Hayley 4th December 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Going for a quick dip in the sea, running back up the Beach for a chilly change and then going into the beach cafe to get a cracking cake and hot chocolate (or a mulled cider for something stronger) and watching the sun set over a beach with lots of dogs running about having fun…. All this with good friends of course 😉

    • salty songs 11th December 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      Sounds perfect!

  26. Carol wilson 4th December 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    The best thing about christmas in cornwall is that we can go for a lovely walk on gwithian beach with the dogs, enjoy the fresh winter air and beautiful surroundings and then go home to nice warm house, and enjoy the christmas festivities with the family. There is also some fantastic local christmas fayres and markets to enjoy everything traditional.

  27. Linda Daubney 4th December 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    I love driving through the little villages and ports at Christmas time. They put so much effort into their lights, it’s stunning. Of course no trip to a Cornish village would be complete without a visit to the local pub. Where there’s always a warm Cornish welcome, great food and a roaring log fire. Heaven is in Cornwall

  28. Gemma Matthews 5th December 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Well what is not to love about Christmas in cornwall, I think my favourite thing is going with the children to see the mousehole and angarrack lights, walking around the harbour with a mulled wine and some fish and chips, love it x

  29. Zoe Griffin 6th December 2017 at 9:13 am - Reply

    All the crazy traditions like a Christmas or Boxing Day swim in the ocean! And visiting all the amazing food and craft fairs of course, perfect family bonding time 🙂

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  30. Zoe Baxter 8th December 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Love family Christmas. Favourite thing has to be Sennen Christmas Day Swim, we get a bit grumpy if we miss it like this year year when we are not in Cornwall for Christmas

  31. Rebekah 11th December 2017 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I love all the Christmas lights: mousehole, angharrack, praze and probably many more 🎄 but my favourite thing about Cornish Christmas has to be getting bundled up and having a lush beach walk 🌊

  32. Fleur Carpenter 16th December 2017 at 7:49 am - Reply

    My favourite thing about Christmas in Cornwall is catching up with friends for beach walks and a pint in the pub.

  33. Sally-Anne Evans 16th December 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    My favourite thing is gifting all the lovely locally produced food for Christmas presents

  34. Lorraine ODonnell 17th December 2017 at 12:11 am - Reply

    The sea air to blow away the cobwebs after too many mince pies. Then wrap up warm indoors with hot chocolate and just chill.

  35. Lindsay Truesdale 17th December 2017 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    One of my favourite things since moving to Cornwall is being just a stones throw from many of the local beaches that we can take the dogs for a Christmas / Boxing Day walk. All the local Cornish produce has also made fab hampers for family!

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  36. L toms 17th December 2017 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, so many things we love about a Cornwall Christmas…..beach walks, thick hot chocolates, the traditional walk through town on Christmas Eve with the harmony choir and the most amazing little local shops and businesses to buy all of the gifts from (whilst treating myself occasionally of course!) merry Christmas all at Salty Songs xx 🎄

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  37. Sara thequiltladyincornwall. 17th December 2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Where to start? The beach walks, cosy pubs, craft fairs, Christmas carols, lights, sharing it all with your loved ones, when the sun shines through after a good Cornish blow, and watching the crazy people enjoying their sea swim. Merry Christmas to you all.

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  38. Leah 17th December 2017 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Love to see the Mousehole lights, but the best thing? Family. Will always win 👐🏽

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