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Need a Christmas gift for an animal-lover who has everything? Seagull on stump £28.95, ladies socks £10.95, plus a huge range of figurines, quirky homewares and accessories at great prices, all with FREE DELIVERY at animalcrackers.co.uk.
Unique, luxury homewares and decorations that make a statement. All beautifully packaged and ready to give with our great range of curated hampers and gift sets. Beautiful things, beautifully made. creamcornwall.co.uk
JO DOWNS HANDMADE GLASS
This Christmas sees the launch of beautiful new decorative hangings for your tree. For a classic look, choose our exquisitely detailed new bauble hanging, featuring Santa and his sleigh, high above a frosted winter forest. jodowns.com
The Revolution Parka is Red’s game-changing parka! Not just a coat; it’s a lifestyle upgrade. The Revolution takes everything you love about leading-edge change robes and cranks it up! Understated yet highly technical, the inner fleece can be removed and washed separately. The only jacket you will ever need to complement your lifestyle 24/7. red-equipment.co.uk
Dive into delicious this Christmas with the Regal Fish product range. If you are looking for a new and exciting way of giving, give the gift of luxurious health with the freshest seafood products available. Enjoy ten per cent off with code COASTAL10. regalfish.co.uk
ST EVAL CANDLES
Crafted with care and infused with the spirit of Christmas, St. Eval’s Winter’s Eve candles add warmth, joy, and a touch of festive elegance to enchant your winter evenings. Certified B Corp. RRP £14.50. st-eval.com
THE ICE CREAM MOPPETS
Embark on eight wondrous adventures with this book and discover the secrets hidden deep in each delectable treat at the enchanting Tall Ships Creamery in the village of Charlestown. The combination of whimsical text and breath taking illustrations will transport readers of all ages to a world where imagination knows no bounds. Instagram & Facebook: @theicecreammoppets
Muddy paws, countless spillages, the Christmas day walk, and everything the winter weather can throw at you, TOG24 clothing is built to withstand the Great British outdoors.
Comfortable, versatile and stylish, there’s plenty to love about TOG24’s Orson men’s shacket. This overshirt is made in a super soft corduroy fabric that looks great with just about anything. The practical touches, like four functional pockets and the pleat on the back, make it a delight to wear all day long. tog24.com/products/orson-mens-shacket-dark-indigo tog24.com
If you’re riding coastal trails then these Hummvee Shorts will make your trip so much more comfortable. Available in plenty of styles, colours and fit, they are made from tough nylon and are double stitched in critical areas, making them nearly indestructible. Much copied but never bettered, Hummvee Shorts are the last word in riding cargo baggies for the no-nonsense rider. endurasport.com
Iconic British heritage brand Barbour has added to its fragrance line-up with a new his and hers Coastal collection, both of which celebrate the rugged, untouched beauty of the Northumberland coastline. The luxe fragrance bottles playfully mimic flasks, with an added touch of tartan detailing. barbour.com
Hawaiian inspired footwear brand Olukai has just launched in the UK with a range of stylish shoes and sandals which are perfect for coast lovers. As well as being ethically and sustainably produced, they are super stylish and comfortable into the bargain. olukai.co.uk
Hamper experts DukesHill have unveiled the latest in a superb range of offerings this festive season. The It’s A Wonderful Life version comes in a 20-inch wicker hamper with leather straps and includes 14 items, including delicious treats like oak-smoked salmon, Isle of Mull Cheddar, Cote Hill Blue Cheese, Boxing Day chutney and a bottle of Tanners creamy, biscuity Cava Brut to toast the season. dukeshill.co.uk
Multi-award winning Salcombe Gin has partnered with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to launch ‘Four Seas’. Commemorating the charity’s upcoming 200th anniversary, the new classic London dry gin is a true celebration of British and Irish coastal community spirit. For the next two years every bottle will help save lives at sea, with ten per cent of the net price of each bottle sold proudly donated to the vital work of the RNLI. salcombegin.com
Looking for your go-to coastal boot which looks stylish and yet is practical? The low-profile, highly functioning and stylish Wexford H2O from Ariat looks like your solution. It features DryShield construction with waterproof leather and an impermeable barrier, together with a removable all-day cushioning insole. And it looks great too! ariat.com
Marloe Watch Company offers the Sceptre range, which is an ocean-going watch built for the harshest environments. It features a screw-down mechanism to increase water resistance at depths up to 200m and comes in a variety of strap and facia colour options. marloewatchcompany.com
Enjoy Marshall’s signature rock ’n’ roll sound for under £100 thanks to the Willen, a mighty portable pocket-sized speaker made to go everywhere with you, thanks to 15+ hours of portable playtime on a single charge. In addition, it comes with dust- and water-resistance design so it’s always ready for the road. The perfect stocking filler for the music lover in your life. marshallheadphones.com
Trainers and walking shoes are often top of the Christmas wish list and Cherry Blossom’s Sneaker protective and cleaning collection makes the perfect stocking filler – and won’t break the bank. The advanced solution protects new shoes from the unpredictable winter weather and help sneakers and outdoor shoes stay looking box-fresh new until next Christmas and beyond. cherryblossom.co.uk
CREATING A BUZZ…
It was his love of the Devon countryside and passion to help the save bees that inspired Will Bees, founder of Will Bees Bespoke, to create his stunning new fabric collection.
Will Bees teamed up with Emma Mawston, former head of design for Liberty Art Fabrics. Emma’s designs are very much inspired by nature and the flora and fauna around her. Will and Emma met at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016 and a beautiful new design collaboration was born.
Will Bees started the business in 2014, in the coastal town of Salcombe in Devon. Starting with a handful of accessories, all handmade on-site, using traditional techniques, they instantly sold out. The bespoke side of the business came about when Will started personalising his leather pieces and now all items can be personalised with names or initials, for free.
Since then, Will has turned an old boat-building shed in Salcombe into an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful, unique and artisan-made accessories and homewares. The shed backs on to the stunning Salcombe estuary where Will can throw open the back doors and let the outside in.
This philosophy permeates his and Emma’s collection. Emma’s fabric designs are very much about bringing the outside in, and being able to connect with your environment and the natural world around you.
Every online order placed on Will Bees’ bespoke website will receive a free packet of meadow flower seeds to plant. Will’s aim is to support the pollinators, namely the humble bumblebee. He also supports the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Beautiful, meaningful design creates products with a sense of purpose. You not only buy a bag or a cushion in a gorgeous fabric, but you’re giving back to the environment it was inspired by too.
The collection ranges from clutch bags and rucksacks to cushions and lampshades. Bold botanical prints are making a comeback to homes, interiors and workspaces. Will and Emma’s fabric designs can also be bought by the metre – perfect for a stunning statement chair or sofa. Or make a smaller splash with a cushion or lampshade.
BAG A BARGAIN COASTAL STAY
There’s nothing better than cosying up beside the fire while the winds are roaring outside. Escape the crowds and experience the most authentic South West this autumn and winter with a stay in one of St Austell Brewery’s inviting pubs.
With rooms in stunning locations across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, now is your chance to bag a sumptuous stay full of rustic charm. What’s better, book more than two nights and enjoy a half price stay.
St Austell pubs boast some of the most magnificent views including the Harbour Inn – just a stone’s throw from Porthleven’s picturesque harbour – and the recently-refurbished Mason Arms in Branscombe.
Book a minimum two-night stay between October 30 and December 22 using the code COSY23, or between January 2 and March 14, 2024, using COSY24 to receive 50 per cent off your future booking*. Visit staustellbrewery.co.uk to book.
*Offer excludes: Pedn Olva, Mill on the Exe, Oystercatcher. Only available at Ship Mousehole between October 30 and December 2.
POINT OF INTEREST…
The Point Restaurant in Exmouth, situated right on the marina, is under new ownership and already offering a great experience…Coast recently dined on fresh seafood including lobster, delicious moules marinere and scallops in garlic butter.
The restaurant also has a dry ageing fridge housing locally sourced beef, hand cut and cooked to your liking. We’re told Sunday feasts are on the menu for autumn and winter as well as Christmas lunch from £45, including dishes like seafood bisque, cote de boeuf as well as the obligatory turkey.
The team at the Point are taking group bookings and open for Christmas lunch on the big day itself.