Sustainable Christmas Gifting

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Although the festive season may seem like a while away, it’s slowly creeping up on us, so it’s never too early to get present planning. At Cornish Gems, we’re a lover of all things Cornwall, and even more so when they’re sustainably sourced and locally made. Whether you’re looking to buy for someone who’s bought a new home that needs decorating, a child about to start school, or an enthusiastic foodie, we hope to offer you some inspiration, with our extensive list of stocking ideas.

Cornish Gems Gift Voucher

The Cornish Gems Christmas Gift Voucher comes with a Christmas card exclusively designed by Cornish artist, and our very own ESG Manager, Emma Fashokun. Featuring an elegantly hand-illustrated wreath of Cornish flowers and green foliage.

Neatly placed inside each card will be a Cornish Gems Voucher. Choose from £25, £50, £100, £200, £500 and £1000 vouchers.

Home & Lifestyle

Cream Cornwall

If you’re looking for bespoke decor, to sprinkle your house with a dash of luxury, then look no further. Cream Cornwall offers unique homeware, which exhibits Cornwall’s grand maritime heritage, through its flamboyant patterns and shades of blue. From cushion covers to candle holders, this boutique shop is guaranteed to give your cosy home a special touch, so you can bring the essence of Cornish culture back from your holiday.

Wild And Stone

With an emphasis on sustainable living, Wild And Stone promotes reusable, yet stylish alternatives to everyday items. As an endeavour to prevent unnecessary plastic use, this eco-friendly store helps consumers to reduce waste, by creating reusable crochet bags, beeswax wraps, organic dishcloths and much more. Despite using substitute fibres, Wild And Stone’s products are sophisticated and elegant, so will suit a variety of different homes, no matter the user. Available from the Gems Shop.


Similar to Wild And Stone, Respiin thrives off of making their stunning homeware out of renewable materials. Presenting a range of classic home accessories with a twist, this unique shop promises that all of their items are sourced from recycled substances. With a plethora of plant pots, baskets, coasters and blankets, Respiin creates the perfect gift for those trying to eliminate plastic usage in their homes. Perhaps an eco-friendly gift for a turtle-lover! Available from the Gems Shop.

Clothing & Accessories


Although it may not be the appropriate season, wish the winter blues away with these stylish sunglasses, from Waterhaul. If you’re a lover of the sea, you’ll be pleased to hear that these accessories are produced out of coastal waste, such as fishing gear and ocean plastics. This brand has a strong purpose of tackling plastic pollution, as well as crafting fashionable sunglasses, in a variation of styles and colours. Additionally, these shades come with a lifetime guarantee! Available from the Gems Shop.


Founded in St Agnes twenty years ago, the brand of Finisterre has flourished into a huge enterprise. It’s popular amongst surfers, wild swimmers and sea-lovers, because of their collection of underwater gear. If you’re buying for someone who prefers to stay on dry land, Finisterre also sells a huge range of adventure essentials, whether you’re an avid hiker or perhaps just a sun lounger. Be ready for all seasons, once you’re kitted out with a wardrobe, inspired by the Cornish coastline.


Inspired by the Cornish landscape, Seasalt specialises in creating incredible clothing, accessories and footwear, for women. Whether you’re searching for an evening dress or some practical work attire, you’re promised a coastal-themed wardrobe, for all occasions. Originating in Penzance, Seasalt combines unique textiles with inspiring fashion, which can be seen in one of their many shops across the UK and Ireland.

Food & Drink

The Cornish Food Box Company

If you’ve stayed with us before and opted for the food selection as your welcome gift, you’ll know that The Cornish Food Box Company is well worth the hype. This Christmas, treat your friends or family to a delectable hamper, whatever their palate. Grab a taste of Cornwall with a variety of meat, cream tea, pasties, baked goods or alcoholic beverages, to enjoy next to a cosy fire on a cold winter night. Or perhaps your loved one needs their cupboard restocking, so why not buy them a collection of traditional Cornish condiments, tea or chocolatey treats?

Circular & Co

Although not strictly a food or drink present, these products are a must-have for hot drink lovers. Circular & Co are known for being the world’s first 100% leak-proof and reusable cup creator, as well as being crafted out of entirely recyclable materials. Do your bit for the environment and find your next coffee cup, which comes in a variety of sizes and colours, fitting everything from a quick flat white to a large latte. With a ten-year warranty, this extraordinary mug offers 360 degree drinking, meaning you can sip and enjoy from all points of your new favourite cup. Get your water intake of the day, as well, with their reusable drink bottles, perfect for popping in your bag, without the worry of a soggy rucksack. Available from the Gems Shop.

Wild Cornwall

Fill up your cupboards with some local supplies, homegrown in the farmland of Wild Cornwall, in Trelonk Farm. This organic brand sells a plethora of unique condiments, oils and herb mixes, all inspired by the natural tastes of Cornwall’s landscapes. Cook up a culinary storm using these fantastic flavours, to wow your guests at your next dinner partner. Perhaps these will be wonderful additions to your Christmas dinner, or neatly accompany your afternoon cheeseboard. Available from the Gems Shop.

Health & Beauty

Made For Life

Specialising in ethical and organic products, Made For Life creates haircare and skincare, using locally-sourced ingredients. Unlike many other skincare brands, Made For Life doesn’t add any synthetic chemicals to their products, promising your skin a natural finish. Find your favourite new hand cream, shampoo or scrub, to give your body a spa-like treatment. To really spoil your giftee, Made For Life also sells fragrant diffusers and candles, to experience ultimate relaxation.

The Cornish Seaweed Bath Company

Originating in the west of Cornwall, this notable skincare company is inspired by the ocean and the seaweed within it. In 2013, the company’s owners created a variety of products to suit all hair and skin needs, whilst using local materials and ingredients. Whether you’re looking for soap, body wash or oil, The Cornish Seaweed Bath Company promises the best quality products. Perhaps you’re looking for a Christmas gift for your furry friend – this brand even sells shampoos for your pooches!

Inlight Beauty

Another one for the health and beauty lovers. This organic brand crafts products that will get your beach waves shining and your skin glistening. Tailored towards those that love natural treatments, Inlight Beauty is Cornish made and ethically sourced, so is perfect for those eco-conscious beauty lovers. Discover some reviving hair treatment, refreshing face masks and rejuvenating shower balms, for the best home spa treatment. Did you know you can order Inlight Beauty’s products to be delivered to your Cornish Gem for your stay?


If you or a loved one are counting down the days until a holiday with Cornish Gems, why not book a spa treatment with GloPamper? Offering a variety of mobile treatments, from massages and facials to manicures and pedicures, the whole family can enjoy an opulent treat from the comfort of your holiday home. Spoil someone special with a pamper party this Christmas, so they can go into the new year feeling refreshed and rejuventated!

Stationery & Art

Vent For Change

Help to prepare a special someone to go back to work or school, after the festive season, with these recycled stationery goods. From notebooks to pens, Vent For Change offers a variety of bundles, made for book lovers and writers. Alongside their ethos of saving the planet, 5% of every purchase is donated to children’s educational projects, across the world. This truly admirable brand has a range of designs and colours, suitable for all note makers. Available from the Gems Shop.


Whether you’re looking to find your Christmas card collection or a specially designed present for someone, Whistlefish has a lot on offer. This inspiring store creates artwork of all corners of Cornwall, in the form of prints, mugs, tea towels and more. These products are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of your Cornwall-loving family member or friend.

Nyassa Hinde

Blossoming with colour and authenticity, these glorious illustrated gifts make stationery more fun. Nyassa Hinde, a local illustrator, produces planet-friendly goods, such as planners, notepads and even washi tape. This colourful array of stationery illustrates anything from wildlife to inspirational quotes, that will give your giftee the biggest boost during work or school. On top of this, Nyassa Hinde runs a sustainable brand, by using recycled coffee cups in the prints and biodegradable packaging alternatives.

If none of these many options take your fancy, why not buy a special someone a voucher for Cornish Gems? With over 190 properties to choose from, their Christmas Day will be complete, knowing they’ve got a coastal holiday in the books. With the option of adding any amount from £25-£1000, you can spoil a loved one to an unforgettable trip. If you’re lucky, they may even invite you to join!

For further inspiration, check out our Gems Shop for some sustainable goodies.