Colwith Farm Distillery   
Could there be a more festive gift than Christmas Pudding Vodka? Aval Dor’s seasonal offering is a rich and decadent spirit infused with no fewer than nine exotic fruits, hand-peeled fresh oranges and hints of cinnamon spice. Serve with premium ginger ale and a dash of bitters for the ultimate Christmas cheer. Sister spirit Colwith’s Christmas Gin entices with fresh orange and piney juniper at the fore, giving way to delightfully balanced cinnamon and nutmeg, plus lingering notes of aromatic cloves. Both are sustainably made from Cornish potatoes in small-batch production on the family farm near Lostwithiel, and retail at 35cl £29/70cl £42. Find further information and view the online shop visit 

Lost Gardens of Heligan 
Spread joy and cheer this festive season with Heligan’s specially curated Christmas gift boxes. Inspired by the nation’s best loved gardens, these thoughtful gifts celebrate the flora and fauna of the historic 200-acre estate near Mevagissey. With gifts for everyone from green-fingered horticulturalists to outdoor explorers, you’ll find the perfect something for that special someone at 

  • The Bee Gift Set (pictured, £14.95) is inspired by nature’s hardest working pollinator, with a sweet collection of honey fudge, honeycomb chocolate, a seedball mix and notebook.  
  • The Explorer’s Kit Bag (£19.95) has everything a mini adventurer will need to get up close and personal to nature this year.  
  • The pineapple is an iconic symbol of regeneration at Heligan, and the Pineapple Lover’s Giftset (£17.95) is perfect for those who like to bring the outdoors inside, with a pineapple tea towel, fruit-flaked chocolate bar, soap and exclusive ineapple and Rhubarb Jam.  
  • For the garden fanatics, the Potting Shed Essentials gift box is a thoughtful and practical collection of gardening must-haves.  

Grey Lurcher, Falmouth 
Diana Wilson’s pieces are timeless and beautiful. A luxurious silk scarf – 40x40ins in gorgeous limited-edition designs – will make an extra-special gift for a loved one, a classic and versatile addition to any wardrobe. You can also find her vintage re-purposed jewellery and printed velvet cushions (pictured). Pop in to see them in all their eye-popping glory – if you are a fan of minimalism, these aren’t for you! Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, at 20 High Street, Falmouth TR11 2AB.  

Circa 21, Penzance 
Spend some precious shopping time at the atmospheric Circa 21. Spread over two floors, jewellery designer Esme Burton’s shop is filled with inspirational gift and sustainable homeware ranges from 30 Cornish makers: Glitter & Earth, Badger & Birch, Windswept Girlie, Lucie Sivicka, Soul Soap Kitchen, Wild Origin, Atlantic Blankets, Jewells, Liga & St Eval. Creativity is the soul and the customer is at the heart of this high street store. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 18th December. 21 Market Jew Street, Penzance, TR18 2HR. 

Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue  
For that family member or friend who already has everything, make a donation to charity in their name and present them with a gift certificate on the big day. The Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue features 20 local groups and charities, all working to provide assistance, support, activities, beds and more. Gifts start from £1 up to £100, which would pay for meals for a family of four for one month from a foodbank. The organisations stretch the length of the county, from Rame Community Kitchen to Penzance Breakfast Project; and while some are well-known, like the Fisherman’s Mission and Samaritans, others are small and beautiful – like Cornwall Prayer Shawls, in which a small team of knitters imbues prayers and blessings into their yarn before presenting the finished item to someone in need. The deadline for online orders is December 23, although donations will still be accepted up to January 13, 2023. Call 01872 274351 to request a printed catalogue or find it online at