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Cornish Gifts for Your Closest Friends

15th September 2023

Handpicked gift inspiration from Cornwall

The art of gifting takes centre stage in this week’s blog, as we celebrate friendship and close pals who light up your world! Whether it’s a birthday or just a spontaneous moment of appreciation, the act of finding and giving the perfect gift lets a good chum know just how much they mean to you.

At Shop Cornish we know that friendships come in all shapes and sizes, so we’ve picked out a selection of creative and thoughtful Cornish gifts that will make your special someone’s day! From gifts for the home to presents for little ones, you’ll find lots of gift inspiration to make your friends feel truly loved!

Do good as you gift

Caring for our oceans, whilst adding beauty to our homes, Behaviour Change Cornwall brings us their practical and pretty Coasters for a Cleaner Coast made from recycled ocean plastic. The Behaviour Change team tirelessly carries out beach and dive cleans all around Cornwall and removes ghost fishing gear and recovered plastics from our precious seas and shores, turning them into ingenious creations such as these coasters. Funds from the sale are split equally between their work to recover more plastics and the development of new ways to recycle them. Every batch is entirely unique and is available in a set of 4 or 6.

An all-season baby blanket

If you’re looking for a gift for new parents, Coastal Baby’s Baby Pram Blanket is the perfect choice! Bespoke, and made to order in a range of 10 colours and coastal designs that reflect Cornwall, you can give a beautiful tailor-made gift. Knitted from natural and breathable merino wool, this blanket is wonderfully non-scratchy on baby’s skin and stays cool in summer yet provides comforting warmth in winter.

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For dog-owning pals

Dog owners all share one problem – the issue of smelly poo bags! Luckily Dicky Bag has come to our rescue with their lightweight, odour-proof bags that have been specially designed to discreetly carry bags of poop, as well as spare rolls of pick-up bags. Crafted from soft neoprene rubber with a thin polyester covering in a range of funky designs, Dicky Bags are both an effective solution and a fashion statement!

Made in 5 sizes from XS to XL, dog owners can attach a Dicky Bag to their belt loop, bag, dog’s lead, or harness. It’s the perfect way to hide the evidence, and with styles as cool as the Camouflage option, your dog-walking pal will be forever grateful!

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Organic skincare

Treat a friend to Sōlseed’s Regenerative Face Cream for a luxurious addition to their skincare routine that deeply regenerates the complexion. This vegan and 100% natural cream is made with the rich butters of Argan and Rose Hips, a blend of oils, and has added Vitamin E, Evening Primrose, and Seaweed Extract – helping heal sun-damaged and tired-looking skin from the inside out. Heavenly Palo Santa and Sage essential oils also deliver a relaxing, spa-type fragrance that brings an inner calm to all who use it.

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A book they won’t put down

Young bookworms looking for their next summer read will be delighted to discover Tanzy– A Fable, written by Cornish author Tom Barrie Simmons. This mesmerising tale sweeps you into the world of a young girl called Tanzy, who conjures a mythical horse from a toy pony and takes the reader along on the adventures they have together.

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The happiest gift

Republic of Happy’s Kitchen Textiles Set brings so much cheer and will add a splash of uplifting colour to your friend’s kitchen! Made up of a colourful apron, a matching oven glove, and a tea towel, this bold and bright bundle is a fantastic gift that all kitchen dwellers adore! You can choose between 3 vibrant print designs – Tropical Leaves, Alian Jungle, and Aralia Leaves – plus, if you wish, Republic of Happy with happily wrap your gift for free in their signature gift wrap!

Back-to-school kit

Get kids school-ready with Poppy Treffry’s gorgeous handmade Pencil Cases! With a waterproof lining, ensuring there are no leaks or stains, and 8 amazing designs such as the Bathers, Dachshund, and Wildflowers prints, you’re bound to find a pencil case that matches the personality of the child you have in mind.

A stand-out Cornish gift

For the person who has everything and leaves you scratching your head for gift inspiration, you might like to consider the Skep & Bees Beeswax Candle by Nature’s Beeswax. This lovely candle, in the shape of a beehive, is crafted from 100% all-natural beeswax that is toxin and smoke-free when burnt. The maker buys all her beeswax from local beekeepers, therefore supporting them in their work to maintain hives, increase pollination, and improve the local ecology. For an even more fabulous gift, add a hand-thrown Ceramic Candle Dish, made by Meva Ceramics – also available from the Nature’s Beeswax website.

Snap up all these one-of-a-kind Cornish gifts at Shop Cornish and browse thousands of other artisan products from Cornwall’s top makers and brands.