Cornwall LivingIssue #116

Essence of Christmas

Start ticking off your Christmas shopping list early with inspiration from our hand-picked selection of fabulously Cornish goods!

The temperatures are dropping and our minds are turning to the festive season ahead. For those of you hoping to get ahead of the Christmas shopping game this year, we’ve curated a selection of ideas from some of our favourite local brands, from Cornish experiences to homewares that are sure to be treasured for a lifetime.


The perfect present

Aloft Gifting Service

Remove the stress of the festive rush and take advantage of Aloft’s gifting service this Christmas. The team will work directly with you to choose the perfect gifts from their wide selection of clothing, accessories and local products, then you can leave it to them to provide gifts that could include stockings for all the family, wrapped presents delivered to your holiday home or just help selecting a unique, one-off gift for a special someone. Pop into the shop in Padstow to have a chat, or contact to find out more about this wonderful service.


The gift of adventure

Vertical Blue

Specialising in personalised adventures, exploring the best that Cornwall has to offer, Vertical Blue operates out of the historic harbour village of Porthleven, providing guests with a variety of kayak, coasteering and paddleboard tours. There’s nothing quite like experiencing the Cornish coast from the water, so if you have a hard-to-buy-for adventure lover in your life and you’ve been scratching your head trying to think of the perfect gift, then look no further!


Stripes and gulls

Gullz R Loud

Time to get baking those delicious mince pies and shortbread biscuits! Founded by ‘Some Gull in Cornwall’, Gullz R Loud’s new aprons are inspired by every ice-cream and pasty lover’s nightmare – the pesky gull! Taking a comic view on the love-hate relationship we all have with Cornwall’s seabird-in-residence, these striped aprons are now available online as well as in-store in St Ives. Matching oven gloves and tea towels are also available, making this the perfect range for anyone seeking a humorously Cornish gift
this Christmas. 


Gifts to treasure


Specialising in modern Scandi design for the home, indoors and out, from furniture and lighting to a host of interior and lifestyle accessories, at Cloudberry, you can source timeless, unique gifts for beautiful everyday moments. With an attention to quality and sustainability, the Scandinavian inspired range of items at Cloudberry are curated for those looking to buy well and buy once. If you know somebody who finds beauty in simplicity, then you’ll find the perfect Christmas gift for them at Cloudberry’s Falmouth boutique.


The gift of style

Duchy Living

If you’re looking for gift inspiration, then take a look at Duchy Living’s wonderful online selection of luxury cushions, throws, bedspreads and rugs. Beautifully soft wool, velvet and embroidered cotton in an array of shades and patterns are guaranteed to bring joy and warmth to any room. Company founder, Jenny also offers a personalised rug-sourcing service, working tirelessly to take the stress out of the sourcing process, and ensuring your new purchase is the perfect fit for you and your home.