Love local! Xmas gift guide for her
Buy something gorgeous for the women in your life whilst supporting Devon businesses, with 14 gift ideas from lovely local stores.
Add some sparkle to her Christmas with these delectable Double Hoop Earrings from Isla Silver. Handcrafted in sterling silver, they come all wrapped up in a pretty gift box too.
You can’t go wrong with hand-wrapped smellies as a stocking stuffer. This florally fragrant Geranium Bon Bon soap from Busby & Fox is made with ethically sourced ingredients and enriched with shea butter.
Gift your favourite yoga bunny this eco, stylish Ruched Tee from Raw Flora, handmade to be fit for purpose, flattering and good for the planet. The sides adjust for those moves where extra cover is needed. Available in four natural colours.
Cider house rules
Fizz fan in your life? Then Katja from Sandford Orchards is a dead cert. A fresh sparkling cider crafted from dessert apples, it’s light, fruity and only 8% vol, so a great alternative to Prosecco. Buy it in their Relax & Indulge Hamper which comes stuffed with Devon goodies: a soy wax candle from Beach House Botanics and two scrumptious bars of Willie’s Cacao chocolate.
Come up roses
Lavish her with 100% natural and nourishing Body & Massage Oil from Lola’s Apothecary. Made with rosehips, Argan oil and Vitamin E, it’s good for new mummies, older skins and anyone who loves a bit of luxury. As rated by French Vogue.
This felted sheepskin rug is a ‘vegetarian sheepskin’ made using wool from shearing (not the sheepskin) so ideal for the conscious fashionista. It was sheared from Ebony (the greediest sheep in the flock, apparently) and you can buy her picture for an extra £9.99 to prove it.
Pamper her with a neatly presented gift voucher from Muddy-approved Skin South West in Exeter. We have our eyes on the ISClinical Champagne Enzyme Facial for a results-driven glow-up.
After a gift for a gardener? Assuming she already has shed-loads of trowels and dibbers, how about this recycled silver Gardener Necklace from Muddy Award winning Imogen Rose’s English Countryside Collection. Last delivery date 10 December.
Treat her tootsies to a pair of faux fur slipper boots, handmade by Helen Moore (Holly Willoughby is a fan). With 18 colours to choose from, plus gorgeous scarves, stoles, bags, headbands and more, it’s going to be tough to choose…
A tipple she may not have tried before from The English Wine Collection is Renegade, an urban winery who take photos of their customers to adorn their delicious wines. Meet Courtney, he’s adorning a medium-bodied red, perfect for cosy nights by the fire. And yes, we mean the wine.
A voucher for a Devon Spa Day at Dartmoor’s Ilsington House Hotel could be just the ticket for a friend in need of me-time, and at this price, possibly a treat for the two of you? Includes use of the pool, sauna, hydrotherapy pool and a 25-minute Caudalie treatment.
In the pink
Gin-lover to buy for? Pick her a Grandad’s Allotment Rhubarb Gin from Granny Garbutt’s, made made using rhubarb from British farms, and sweetened with wildflower honey, blackberries, vanilla and lemongrass.
With a name like ‘Teal we meet again’ what could be better than this Nailberry polish from Allotment for a friend you’re not seeing this Crimbo? Vegan, cruelty-free and uber-festive for party nights.
Sea-ze the day
Looking for a stocking filler for a beach babe? Ease her into the New Year with a 2022 Seaside Poster Art Calendar by the fabulous Devon artist Becky Bettesworth, depicting vintage style travel art from her iconic seaside posters and prints.