It’s the most wonderful time…and we’re loving the build-up to the big day! With gift shopping about to seriously ramp up a notch, now’s the perfect time to uncover unique finds and at the same time, support some of the South West’s amazing local makers and sellers.

It’s been tough to narrow down, but we’ve done it. So here are a few of our favourites to give you a little inspiration – happy shopping!


Handmade Toys

You really don’t need to shell out big when buying for little ones. Handmade toys tend to last a long time and are just as much fun as those that are mass produced.


Helston, Cornwall

A fantastic toy shop selling children’s toys and accessories which are handmade, eco-friendly, fair-trade, organic and of course…fun!

Visit them online here

Little Things

Liskeard, Cornwall

A curated collection of delightful toys sourced from various small, independent businesses including wooden toys, puzzles and sensory sets. From beautiful hand painted peg dolls to classic wooden train sets.

Visit the online shop here

Artisan Chocolate

Nothing says ‘Celebration Season’ quite like a box of luxury chocolates. This year why not switch up your usual brand’s offerings with something seriously delicious from a local producer.

Barbers Bean To Bar

Kingsteignton, Devon

A delicious selection of luxuriously handmade chocolate bars, hot chocolate, and cocoa tea

Visit the online shop here


South Molton, Devon

An award-winning Swiss chocolatier with a Christmas assortment that will bowl you over

Shop the range here

Josh’s Chocolate

St Ives, Cornwall

Festive Giant buttons and bars all handmade using luxuriously smooth chocolate

Visit the online shop here

Luxury handmade beauty

We love beauty indulgences that are natural, beautifully packaged and actually work! Treat someone on your Christmas list to a gorgeous product from one of these makers.

The Coconut Bee

Perranporth, Cornwall

Hand crafted organic range of 100% natural skin & hair care alternatives tailored for coastal living

Visit them online here

Made For Life Organics

Truro, Cornwall

Stunning skincare –using a fusion of botanical expertise and nature’s goodness, hand-blended in Cornwall.

Shop the products here

Boo Cottage Botanicals

Taunton, Somerset

Completely natural – free from synthetic preservatives, foaming agents and artificial colourants and packed full of plant based goodness.

Visit them online here

Lifestyle and Homeware

You simply cannot go wrong when something either beautiful or practical (or both) for someone’s home, and these shops have every category box ticked.

Me And East

Totnes, Devon

A celebration of unique and beautifully handmade crafts in the stunning market town of Totnes including ceramics, jewellery, homeware and textiles

Shop online here

Rhool at Home

Kingsbridge, Devon

A family-run homewares shop in coastal Devon selling gorgeous textiles, rugs and other downright beautiful objects

Visit their online shop here

Cream Cornwall

Falmouth, St Ives & Bath

A destination shop selling a range of beautiful things for your home including kitchenware, soft furnishings and much more

Visit them online here

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