Christmas Gift Guide 2018

With Christmas just around the corner and with the Black Friday sales still haunting us, it can be easy and tempting to shop the biggest and latest brands this holiday.

But here at Devonshire Tea there's nothing we love more than shopping locally — not only are you able to find gifts that are of great quality, made with loving care, and even bespoke, but you are also showing appreciation and support to those creative businesses right around you.

So this year we have curated our very own gift guide to help you find some inspiration for friends and family this Christmas, with six gift ideas from around our region…


1. Dartmouth Gin

Dartmouth isn't just one of our favourite places to escape to, it's also home to an abundance of nifty food & drink businesses.

Made in Dartmouth using the finest botanicals from around the world, the award-winning Dartmouth Gin is a smooth yet refreshing tipple for any gin lover. Perfect served neat or mixed with tonic or in a cocktail, this is a perfect gift to showcase Dartmouth!


2. Lazy Jacks

Let's face it, it can be a bit of nightmare having to dress the whole family – it needs to be fashionable, practical and of good quality, and it can pretty painful trying to find a brand suited to every age.

Lazy Jacks — originally created in Teignmouth — is the perfect casual fashion brand for the whole family. From their classic Drill Shirt to children clothing, their range is full of bright and fresh nautical colours, giving Lazy Jacks its distinctive style which we love!


3. Nkuku

For the interior obsessed, the Nkuku store just outside of Totnes is packed full of rustic homeware and wonderful lifestyle products.

Although now known worldwide, it was in Devon where the business began and where artisans came together to create bespoke pieces with inspiration from around the world. We can’t help but pop into their shop now and then, just for a little something!


4. The Oil Hut

For anyone who needs a little TLC this Christmas, The Oil Hut is a family-run business based in Devon offering luxurious and handmade natural products ranging from bath oils and face mists to in-home diffusers. We love the look of their Christmas Spice diffusers!


5. Purely Devon Hampers

Nothing says Christmas like a some comfort food from home! Our friends over at Purely Devon Hampers create a number of hampers stocked full of delicious Devon treats.

They even offer a "create your own" hampers, an ideal gift for those food & drink lovers who crave a bit of Devon delight now and again!


6. Devonshire Tea!

It’s pretty evident that there’s little that can’t be made better with a fresh cup of Devonshire Tea. Whether it’s at the crack of dawn before the morning rush or midday with a biscuit (or two), our various blends allow you to have a wonderful little moment to yourself with high-grade tea in our individually-wrapped “stitched” teabags.

Our boxes make a great ‘thinking of you gift’ for any friend. We are currently offering free delivery when you purchase four or more boxes. Head on over to our Tea Shop to see our full collection…

Richard Heath