Shop Local this Christmas

If you’re looking for some Christmas shopping inspiration, look no further!

Bored of endlessly scrolling through pages and pages of online websites trying to find the perfect gift? Us too. Especially when we have such a wealth of wonderful, independent, local stores, shops and makers right on our doorstop. Also, with the Christmas spirit in mind, your purchase may not only be making Christmas special for those who are set to receive your lovely gift, but those who you have purchased it from too!

Tideline Interiors

Tideline Interiors is bespoke, handmade, homeware and furniture created in St Ives.

This exciting initiative was started by Joe Lucas in January 2019. Joe is a qualified welder and engineer, with a true skill and passion for making his products. Using resin, design and nature’s array of different wood, Joe is able to tailor-make creations for each of his customers, so if you have something specific in mind, all you need to do is ask!

Joe’s work takes all aspects of design into consideration, one of the most important being sustainability. All of his timber is sourced from FSC controlled woodland, meaning it has been signed off by the Forest Stewardship Council, showing the source, control and protection of the woodland.

For a beautiful, bespoke gift, handmade here in St Ives contact Joe directly either on Tideline Interiors Facebook page, @tideline_interiors on Instagram or email [email protected]!

St Ives Candle Company

Located on the Cornish South West Coast Path, the St Ives Candle Company use 100% soy wax to produce a unique range of scented hand poured candles and wax melts.

The candles come in a range of fragrances to suit everyone’s individual tastes, including Festive Fig & Snowberry, Seaweed & Juniper, and Musk & Sandalwood. All of their candles display a fantastic sketch of St. Ives harbour, drawn by a local artist exclusively for our products – making it a perfect gift!

St Ives Candle Company use soy wax, derived from the soybean, as it is a much cleaner, non-toxic and sustainable alternative to other wax, making it better for both the environment, and your health.

In their latest range, they have also included a Lemongrass & Honey soap, made from Oatmeal and Shea Butter which has proved incredibly popular.

To find out more, or to order products in time for Christmas, contact them via their Facebook page – The St. Ives Candle Company.

 

 

Port of Call

Tucked around the corner, in the St Ives Market Place, Port of Call sits proudly as a uniquely, brilliant, lifestyle shop.

From Leach Pottery to all you need to know about travel and style in CEREAL magazine, you’ll be able to find something for even the trickiest members of the family.

Port of Call is part of a trio of independently owned and operated clothing and lifestyle stores in St Ives. At Number 8 and Academy there’s an array of hand picked collections of seasonal clothes ranging from Carhartt to Seven Stones. However, for niche lifestyle gifts, Port of Call is the place to visit.

You’ll find things such ceramics you never knew you needed, to some of the finest, organic, cruelty free skincare from the like of Salt & Stone.

We’d definitely recommend taking a look inside to see the full range of potential Christmas gifts!

The Makers Store

The Makers Store, on Fore Street in Copperhouse, Hayle is a newly established local makers emporium stocking work from locally based artists and craftspeople.

This small quirky store is full to the brim of all sorts of wonderful creations; from handmade jewellery, delicate glass pieces and cute felt animals to beautiful ceramics, home decorations and even baby clothes! This is an exciting new up-and-coming indie store in Hayle, and the perfect place to hunt for the perfect gifts for loved ones this Christmas (and then come back for yourself too!).

The creators of this store find value in supporting emerging local artistic talent, to nurture them and enable them to grow in confidence. Supporting this store means supporting all those creatives working tirelessly to try and fulfil their dreams!