At a loss as to what would make the ideal gift? Here are some fun and unusual ideas to inspire you
With christmas coming around quickly, it's time we start picking those perfect and thoughful presents for our loved ones. Get in the mood for christmas with the help of these online retailers, and have coastal gifts delivered directly to your door.
Hannah Louise Lamb
Inspired by found beach pebbles with quartz lines suggesting letters of the alphabet, these Pebble Initial Pendants combine a love of beachcombing and intricate hand-making, available in silver with a gold, rose gold or black monogram. From £65-£85, hannahlouiselamb.com.
Ember Edge Creative Laser Cut Gifts
Ember Edge Creative uses digital design and laser cutting techniques to design and make greetings cards, wooden bookmarks and other gift items. Perfect for all occasions. See more at emberedgecreative.co.uk.
Scilly Scented Narcissi
Simply lovely gift boxes of scented narcissi direct from where they’re grown means you send the freshest flowers for the best price – a truly thoughtful Christmas gift. Prices from just £12.50, 01720 422169, scillyflowers.co.uk.
Light Pull Cord
This contemporary 3D mackerel by artist Jess Hughes will make a quirky addition to your home. Hand-crafted, painted and varnished using sustainable wood, each fish is unique and costs £26. Shoals as wall sculpture are also available at jesshughesdesigns.com.
Vincent Basham Studio/Gallery
Vincent is a self taught seascape artist originally from Essex now living in Cornwall, where he gets his inspiration for his wonderful paintings. For prices, please email [email protected] or go to vincentbasham.co.uk.
Sparkle at Christmas
Annie Sherburne inherited a huge store of vintage jewels, which she makes into stunning one-off pieces. Earrings cost £35 and the heart brooch £19 from Nice Things, Ramsgate, via nice-things.co.uk.
Essential Christmas Gift!
Looking for something unique and useful? We’re delighted to launch our new ‘butterfly’ clog, it will make a brilliant Christmas gift for anybody! Backdoor shoes are lightweight, waterproof and easy to slip off/on. Further designs available online, sizes from UK 3-14. backdoorshoes.co.uk.
Caroline Bonar Silks
This versatile, lightweight Hand Painted Silk Bandana from Caroline Bonar Silks is individually designed in vibrant, sea-themed colours. Measuring 55x55cm. Price £30. A unique gift. Visit carolinebonarsilks.co.uk or call
Handmade Cornish bellyboards
Rediscover the heritage of surfing with these beautifully shaped, sustainable wooden bellyboards by Dick Pearce, the original brand. Enjoy the exhilaration of bellyboard waveriding – anyone can do it. From £50-80, dickpearce.com.
Musical gifts to treasure
Classical music-lovers will cherish these limited-edition Beethoven collectables from Jersey Post. Collectables Sets range in price from £45-£75 and include a beautiful souvenir coin and 12-inch vinyl record as well as the stamps themselves. jerseystamps.com.
Julia Mills Glass Designs
Contemporary glass panels for windows and doors inspired by the Cornish coast and handmade in Cornwall by artist Julia Mills. Follow @juliamillsgallery on Instagram, visit juliamillsgallery.co.uk or call 07875 279751.
Gifts From The Sea
Find the perfect gifts for foodies thanks to the Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Company. Try A Little Taste Of The Sea gift box, £12.50; Three from the Sea (luxury), £12; or A Cwtch in a Cup, £17.50. For many more great gift ideas, go to pembrokeshireseasalt.co.uk/shop.
Long Alpaca Bed Socks
Keep toes toasty in Perilla’s cosy, knee- high, 82% alpaca, striped, bed socks, £22. Gift boxed options are available for all the ranges too. See perilla.co.uk or call 01886 853615.
Words For Your walls
The ideal Christmas gift for those with a love of the great outdoors. These inspiring, fun, typographic prints will brighten up your walls. All produced in Cornwall. Framed prints from £20. See the full range at furze.shop.
Wuzzos Boat Shoes
These hand-crafted performance boat shoes can now be personalised for an extra £15. You can add your name, nickname, initials or boat name. Available in a choice of colours, from wuzzos.com.
Hand-forged wildlife sculpture
Award-winning Cumbrian sculptor Andrew Kay’s work celebrates the best of British wildlife and can be seen gracing landscapes throughout the world. ‘Watchful Stag’, by Andrew Kay, £3,550, andrewkaysculpture.co.uk.
Whitby Yard clothing
Coastal clothing company inspired by salty air breezy sails, all items 100% organic cotton, sustainably manufactured and printed in Yorkshire using water-based ink. Use COAST20 discount code at whitbyyard.com or email [email protected].
Silver Sea Urchin
Jewellery inspired by nature and the sea, handmade in my Margate studio on the Kent coast. Silver and gold pieces from £80. Commissions accepted. Lots of other products available. See lydiawoodpower.com or find her on Instagram @bountymargate.
Poddy & Black footwear
Comfortable and stylish, totally waterproof, soft, natural rubber boots, shoes and clogs. Perfect for walking the dog and on beaches, for gardening and camping. Prices from £65-£75. See the full collection at poddyandblack.com.
The Perfect, Practical Gift
Dogrobes’ drying coats really are the easy way to dry your dog. Exclusive, lightweight, super-absorbent fabric. Ties for the perfect fit. Nine sizes available (Chihuahuas to Newfoundlands). From £21.95. Call 0800 1513188,
or visit dogrobes.co.uk.
Diamond Veined Pebble Necklace
This delicate Diamond Veined Pebble Necklace (gold with diamonds), inspired by quartz veined pebbles smoothed on the seashore, captures the transformational power of the ocean. Simply timeless! £690, 07813 990321, katelewisjewellery.co.uk.