Finding original or interesting Christmas presents for our loved ones can be a challenge. The most convenient option may be to rely on some of the major retailers found all over the country or to shop online. But it’s nice to give something a little different from time to time.
Perhaps one of South Devon’s unique businesses can come to the rescue. Here are seven ideas for special gifts with a strong local connection, ideal for those with a love of the area. We’ve picked out a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets, from a box of clotted cream fudge to something bespoke from the Canvas Factory.
1. Will Bees Bespoke (Salcombe)
Specialising in bags, clutches, purses and pouches, Will Bees Bespoke is based on Salcombe’s Island Street, amongst a quirky collection of boatyards and chandleries, art galleries and other enterprising local businesses – including Coast & Country Cottages!
You can often see their talented artisans at work at the window or in the workshop, producing exceptional items that make fantastic presents. Products can be personalised with embroidered names or initials while you wait, with the fee for this included in the price of purchase.
Learn more on the Will Bees website or pop along to Island Street to have a look for yourself.
2. Canvas Factory (Dartmouth)
Dartmouth’s answer to Will Bees, the Canvas Factory is located on Foss Street, a quiet cobbled street just off Victoria Road. Here you can purchase a range of handmade, hard-wearing yet stylish bags and accessories.
These include completely bespoke options if you’d like something truly unique, and the Canvas Factory can also embroider your gift to order.
Find out more at: http://www.canvas-factory.co.uk/
3. The South Devon Chilli Farm (Loddiswell)
Delimann is an online fine food and gift emporium based in Devon, best known for their delicious afternoon tea and cream tea gifts. Their Christmas hampers all come with a free personalised Christmas card and are filled with the most delicious West Country award-winning local food and drink. With free next day delivery across the UK (weekdays) it couldn’t be easier to send a little taste of Devon this Christmas. Order today using our exclusive Coast & Country Cottages discount code CCM11 for 10% off!
Find out more at: http://www.delimann.co.uk
There’s more to South Devon than rolling countryside and unspoilt beaches. Salcombe, Dartmouth and many of our villages contain fantastic cafes, pubs and restaurants, top food and drink attractions and an array of activities for all the family.