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. This is the year to really show our support to local and independent businesses. And what better way than to purchase your Christmas presents locally this year? 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. For the friend who loves a glass of fizz, why not treat them to our new bottomless prosecco afternoon tea? 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.
2021 cornish calendar BY SEASALT
2020 hasn’t been the best of years. Gift the organised friend or family member in your life this gorgeous Cornish calendar by Seasalt for looking forward to brighter days in 2021. Each month features an iconic Cornish scene illustrated in Seasalt’s signature style. Head to one of their stores, or order your calendar 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 Alverton’s ‘PEEKY BLINDERS’ MURDER MYSTERY
Do you know someone who is obsessed with Peaky Blinders, or considers themselves a budding Sherlock Holmes? Then we’ve got their Christmas present covered. On 22nd January our sister hotel The Alverton are hosting their latest murder mystery evening in The Great Hall. An immersive dining experience hosted by talented local theatrical group Murder by Appointment, attendees will be tasked with piecing together the clues acted out in short scenes, before a murder is committed! Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
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. 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.
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 – 3pm, 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.
let’s get festive