The Greenbank’s Cornish Christmas Gift Guide
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN CORNWALL
Christmas shopping in Cornwall is a dream, from artisan products to homemade gifts and Cornish experiences for wonderful memories. We’ve compiled this guide to help you find the perfect present that your loved ones will treasure this Christmas. Read on for The Greenbank’s Cornish Christmas gift guide…
AFTERNOON TEA at the greenbank
Time for tea? When the January blues strike, an afternoon tea in our Water’s Edge restaurant is a sure-fire way to perk up a mizzly winter’s day. Choose from our range of wonderful afternoon tea options to gift your foodie friends. They can use one of our vouchers to book in whenever suits them best. Afternoon tea at The Greenbank starts from £15 per person. Call us on 01326 312440 or pop into reception to buy a gift voucher.
monopoly: falmouth edition
Christmas is the perfect time to pull out the board games and get competitive with friends and family. Make moves around Falmouth with this special edition Monopoly board, the perfect gift for the game-lover who lives in Falmouth. We’re proud to hold a space on the board, and you can buy directly from us for £30 by popping into the hotel and speaking to reception.
CHRISTMAS SOCKS BY SEASALT
Searching for a stocking filler? Everyone loves a pair of socks during the festive season. Seasalt have some gorgeous winter designs for men and women, so don’t be de-feet-ed by your Christmas shopping in Cornwall and head to one of their stores, or shop online here.
LIVING SEA THERAPY toiletries
Living Sea Therapy products use an infusion of Cornish sea salt minerals and wild seaweed extracts, hand-harvested from the cobalt waters of the Cornish coast, to create unique skincare and luxurious cosmetics.
TICKETS TO THE GREENBANK’S WINTER GIN FESTIVAL
For the gin-lover, we’ve got the ideal gift idea. Surprise them with a ticket to our Winter Gin Festival on Saturday 8th February. We’ll have plenty of local gin suppliers joining us for sampling and masterclasses. There will be live music, a free keepsake branded gin glass, and even some local rum, vodka and craft liqueurs joining the party. Buy your tickets here.
CHOCOLARDER cornish craft chocolate
Melt their heart with some extra special chocolate crafted in Cornwall. Chocolarder’s lovingly hand-tempered bars come in all different flavours, from Cornish honeycomb to gingerbread. Wrapped in plastic-free packaging and made with organic beans, this Cornish gift is a wonderful sweet treat to enjoy on Christmas Day.
Wow someone you love this Christmas with a Cornish coastal foodie getaway for two. This year, we’ve teamed up with Truro School Cookery to offer the ultimate luxury foodie experience. Enjoy a relaxing night’s stay in our harbour view hotel, a hearty Cornish breakfast in the morning and get hands on with one of Truro School Cookery’s exciting cookery classes. Add an extra night and make a weekend of it, and upgrade to include a three-course dinner in our award-winning restaurant. Discover more details here.
Cream tea and pasties, it doesn’t get more Cornish than that. Pop a hamper under the tree from Trewithen Dairy, full of homemade scones, clotted cream and other Cornish goodies.
Start your Christmas shopping in Cornwall by popping in to see our Spa Therapist Lindsay to discuss all things skincare and beauty. With gorgeous Tropic products from just £14, spoil someone who deserves a bit of pampering this Christmas.
BOTTOMLESS GIN BRUNCH at the water’s edge
For the friend who just loves to brunch, treat them to a breakfast date with a difference. Bottomless gin brunches at the Water’s Edge are just £25 per person for unlimited G&Ts and a hearty Cornish breakfast. Choose from our selection of in-house infused gins and sip away to your heart’s content overlooking the beautiful Falmouth harbour.
wrecking coast’s new heli gin
Wrecking Coast Distillery in Tintagel have created a unique gin to help support Cornwall Air Ambulance’s New Heli Appeal. Made with nine botanicals, this light citrus gin has a touch of spiciness from green cardamom and coriander seeds, and a warmth from grains of paradise and liquorice root. £5 from every bottle purchased goes straight to Cornwall Air Ambulance.
FIzz AND CHIP FRIDAY AT THE ALVERTON
Brighten up their Friday afternoon, with a voucher for fizz and chips at The Alverton in Truro. Our sister hotel offers a tasty golden-battered fillet of haddock served with hand-cut chips, pea puree, homemade tartar sauce and a glass of bubbles for just £9.95. Available every Friday from midday – 6pm, call The Alverton on 01872 276633 to purchase a gift voucher.
Wondering what to get the watersport fanatic in your life for Christmas? We have teamed up with Falmouth Powerboat School to offer thrilling boat lessons across Falmouth harbour, where you can learn the basics of driving a boat capable of up to 30 knots for half a day. Once you’re back on dry land, our experience package deal also includes either a scrummy cream tea or a delicious three-course lunch at the Water’s Edge. Starting from £175, you can purchase your desired voucher here.
If you’re doing your Christmas shopping in Cornwall and want to get something unique and hand-crafted, we guarantee you’ll find something special from Natalie Bonney Ceramic Designs. A wonderful way to support local businesses, Natalie has been potting in Cornwall since 2001, and now sells a range of beautiful ceramic dishes, pots, vases, mugs and more! She has even designed a unique set of ceramic toiletry bottles for our hotel, as part of our initiative to eliminate all use of plastic at The Greenbank. Head to her online store here.
Don’t miss our christmas festival
Down at The Working Boat we’re getting festive on the 19th December. Join in with our Mini Christmas Festival, where there will be plenty of local craft and gift stalls for any last minute shopping! Free mince pies, lots of toasty tipples, carol singers and a special performance from Me and The Devil await.