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A Guide to Christmas Gifting, Devon Style...

From stunning landscapes to authentic artisan food and local tipples, the West Country has it all. With Christmas just around the corner, here’s some inspiration on gifting with a little Devon twist…

A Devon Heaven Hamper for the cream tea lover

Who doesn’t love a hamper? Cream Tea Hampers, Devon Food Hampers, Cider Hampers, Christmas Hampers… Devon Heaven Hampers has a hamper for every taste. Packed with award-winning local food & drink sourced from Devon and produced on a small-scale using high quality ingredients, they are a truly unique gift. Order yours online from the lovely folk based in the small town of Chudleigh, South East Devon.

Salcombe Gin for your gin buddies

We all know a gin lover… One of our favourites has to be Devon’s very own Salcombe Gin. You’ll find their distillery bar (where you can stop for a few cocktails…), gin school (yes, that exists) and shop located in the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe, Devon, just a short drive away from Salcombe Harbour Hotel. If you can’t make it down there, there’s always their online shop which is stacked with gin fueled treats, from their classic ‘Start Point’ bottle to a gin school lesson. 

Christopher Piper Wines vino for the connoisseur 

I think we all know a wine lover too. And what’s better at Christmas time than a nice local bottle of red with a few squares of dark choc? Pop over to the retail shop in Ottery St Mary or have a browse on their online shop - you’ll find spirits, beer and cider, too! Alternatively, give your friend the opportunity to choose their own wine with a CPW gift voucher.

A Harry’s Gift Voucher for the foodie

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a foodie friend, you can’t go wrong with a Harry’s gift voucher. Buy gift vouchers from £10 upwards and choose from either monetary gifts or experience vouchers such as the ‘Wine and Dine for Two’ or the classic ‘Harry’s Heart Attack’.

An Exeter Cookery School experience for the aspiring chef 

The perfect present for your foodie friends who love cooking as much as they like eating. They have cookery course classes and gift vouchers to suit all abilities, whether your friend or loved one wants to polish up on their existing cookery skills or needs a little confidence boost to help them learn to cook the way they’ve always dreamed. Located on the Quay, it’s the perfect excuse for a day out in Exeter. 

A luxury spa treatment at Hotel Du Vin for the busy bee

The ultimate treat for that friend or loved one who doesn’t know how to take a break. Treat them to a body massage, facial, or really spoil them with half a day of holistic therapy including a two course lunch and a glass of fizz with chocolate dipped strawberries. Buy your gift vouchers here!

Head over to our ‘Hotels’ page and tick ‘spa’ for a whole range of fantastic spa days/breaks/packages from North to South Devon. 

2018 Devon Christmas Markets, Food and Craft Fairs

 3rd November

Tavistock Warm up to Christmas Market - Tavistock Town Hall, 10am - 4pm

8th November

Powderham Michaelmas Fair - Powederham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, 10am - 3pm 

15th November to 16th December

Exeter Christmas Market - Cathedral Green, Exeter

25th November

Christmas in Langtree, North Devon - Parish Hall, 10am - 4pm

29th November to 16th December

Plymouth Christmas Market - City Centre

4th, 11th and 18th December

Totnes Night Market - Market Square, Totnes, 3.30pm - 9.30pm

1st & 2nd December

Dawlish Christmas Market & Festive Fun

7th December

Dickensian Evening, Tavistock

7th December

Sidmouth Shopping Evening and Christmas Fayre, 5pm - 8pm

15th & 16th December

The Shops at Dartington Christmas Fair


We hope this has helped you get going with your Christmas gift buying quest…

Happy shopping! 

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