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The Best of Cornwall

5th August 2022

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It’s August, which means one thing for Cornwall…holiday season! A buzzy, fun-filled time of year that sees visitors flock to Cornwall’s breathtaking, powder-soft beaches, quaint fishing villages, and charming countryside.

Cornwall is arguably one of Britain’s leading holiday destinations and to reflect its popularity, we bring you our edit of the best Cornish gifts and products. From homewares to quintessentially Cornish food and drink, we applaud Cornwall’s creative makers and producers. And we think that each and every one of these products embody the essence of Cornwall.

One-of-a-kind Cornish food

Okay…you guessed it. At the top of our list is the World-famous Cornish pasty! Now you can tuck into a traditional pasty wherever you are, with The Phat Pasty Co’s Pasties by Post serviceAs proud winners of the World Pasty Championships, Taste of the West, and The British Pie Awards – you know you’re onto a good thing. Just look at that golden, hand-crimped shortcrust pastry…Check out their Variety Pack of 10 pasties that includes steak, lamb, chicken, vegetarian, and vegan favourites.

Phat Pasty Variety Pack - Cornish gifts

Saving you multiple deli visits, The Cornish Cheese Co. has put together The Complete Cornish Cheeseboard which includes 6 incredible artisan cheeses from around the county. Bring this to the table at your next dinner party and wow guests with scrumptious Cornish blue, yarg, brie, and goat’s cheese. They’ve even remembered the chutney and crispbreads!

The Complete Cornish Cheeseboard - Cornish gifts

Have you heard the ongoing cream tea debate between the Cornish and Devonians about whether it’s correct to put the cream or jam on first? Well, the Cornish will say jam and then cream! But these freshly baked scones taste great however you decide to top them! Order a Cornish Cream Tea from Cornish Cream and have it delivered directly to your door.

Cornish Cream Tea - Cornish gifts

For a refreshing cuppa with a special loose-leaf taste, look no further than Tregothnan’s Great British Tea Pyramids. This hand-plucked, Cornish-grown tea is enveloped in 100% biodegradable, silken tea pouches made from corn starch. So, there’s no need for the fuss of a teapot or strainer. Did you know that 10 Downing Street selected this tea to be in a collection of Best British Produce?

Tea - Cornish Gifts

Homewares from the heart of Cornwall

We could gaze at the Aqua print by Cornish fine artist and illustrator, Hannah Louise Singleton (HLS Designer) for days on end. Her spellbinding Ocean Seascapes spark memories of days spent on the Cornish coastline, stirring the senses and making us feel, hear and reconnect with Cornwall’s magnificent ocean waves. Aqua is a print of the original oil on canvas painting and depicts dream-like turquoise waters in the morning sun. The print comes ready to frame and fits a 30cm square frame. 

Print - Cornish Gifts

We’ll forever love the timeless design of Cornishware pottery. The iconic blue and white stripes are said to be inspired by the blue skies & white-crested waves of Cornwall, and the company dates back to the late 19th century. The Cornish Store stocks a wide range of authentic Cornishware kitchen and tableware. Featured below is the classic Cornishware Cup and Saucer.

Cornishware - Cornish Gifts

Alchemy Tiles make the dream of bespoke, handcrafted tiles a beautiful reality. Bringing an ancient 13th Century technique to the present day, skilled Cornish creator Mel Chambers turns your unique vision into an exquisite work of art in tile form. Hand cut for each specific commission; Alchemy Tiles are designed to fit perfectly in your desired space. From enchanting bathroom tiles to irresistible coasters, this is a very special way of bringing your passions and personality into your home decor.

Tiles - Cornish Gifts

Once you discover Cornish Milk Mineral Paint, you’ll never look back. Everything about this paint makes us smile and it has a tick list that goes on and on…

Environmentally friendly, 100% toxin-free, handcrafted with organic earth pigments from Cornwall and the UK. Tick, tick, tick! It can be used as an interior or exterior paint, on anything from walls to wood and gives superior coverage.

Sea Pink has been inspired by the Cornish coastal wildflower of the same name, and we think it’s pretty gorgeous. Have a browse through the other Cornish Mineral Paint shades – all available online or via stockists.

Paint - Cornish Gifts

Cornish gifts for the great outdoors

This might well be your new favourite crew neck …With a rich Cornish heritage, the 100% British wool, Cornish Guernsey Fisherman’s Sweater from Atlantic Shore is a best seller for good reason. Featuring a traditional, tight-knit pattern that originates from the Cornish fishing village of Polperro, this jumper is exceptionally hard-wearing, as well as weatherproof.

Jumper - Cornish Gifts

Cornwall is of course a surfing mecca and is home to the World Belly Board Championships! Acclaimed Cornish Gin brand Tarquins Gin has released the Tarquins Gin & Dick Pearce Belly Board – if you ever fancy hitting the waves! Made from the highest quality, sustainably sourced birch plywood, this board will last a lifetime if treated with care.

Belly board - Cornish Gifts

Laze around in a Cornish St Piran Deckchair from The Cornish Store. Monochrome tones of the Cornish flag adorn a fairtrade cotton sling. And with a sustainable, hardwood frame, this durable deckchair looks good at home in the garden or wherever you choose to relax.

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Wrap your baby up in a Coco Beach Hoodie from Coastal Baby’s Surf Collection. This merino wool throw-on can be ordered in any of the Coastal Baby colours and comes in 0-6 months and 6-12 months sizes. Warm, breathable, and most importantly non-itchy, little ones will want to wear this for every beach trip.

Beach hoody 1 - Cornish Gifts

For all these Cornish gifts, plus many more products that celebrate the lifestyle and identity of Cornwall, visit Shop Cornish.