‘Tis the year that has dented independent high street businesses more than ever. And so as the season of giving descends, we’re joining the movement to shop local this Christmas. Our East Sussex Christmas Gift Guide captures gift ideas for all the family.
East Sussex food gifts for Christmas
East Sussex skirts Kent’s garden of England and just as grape vines flourish here so do plentiful food producers. We love pulling together East Sussex gift hampers for family and friends having spent a year sampling our favourite and many new products from across the county.
The perfect foodie’s gift
When you can’t think of what to buy foodies, give the gift of cooking! Just down the road from us, Webbes Cookery School offers classes for all abilities across a range of cookery themes. Order a gift voucher here
The purest honey
Cold-pressed, coarse filtered raw honey is the purest and most beneficial British honey you can buy. That’s why we love East Sussex honey from Purely Bees in Bexhill-on-Sea. Find out more about their honey products for your hamper here
The sweetest treats
We have been known to argue over Creamroll’s classic brownies (6 of them in a gift box)! So in the interests of family harmony at Christmas, may we point you in the direction of their macaron gifts instead. Choose from a range of flavours and 6, 12 or 18 in a box to limit arguments. Salivate and source them here
East Sussex drinks gifts for Christmas
We’re taking a little geographical licence here to incorporate our favourite English vineyard into our East Sussex Christmas Gift Guide. From our spot in the most easterly corner of East Sussex, we often find ourselves across the county border in Kent discovering England’s best vineyards.
The perfect fizz
We can’t call it champagne, but Gusbourne English sparkling wine is our favourite fizz and tops our gift list for special occasions. The vineyard is a must-visit during your stay in Camber Sands and obviously we’d recommend you partake in a tasting too! Find out more
The perfect beer
Where else do you buy beer gifts than Sussex’s oldest independent brewery! The Harvey’s Brewery recipe has kept seven generations of the family brewing delicious ales. Visit the brewery on your next trip to Lewes. Until then, their Christmas gift packs are a beer lover’s delight. Visit their shop
The perfect gin
Bring in the bright lights and art deco influences of Brighton Gin for the gin lover in your life. A beautiful bottle and refreshing, seaside distilled spirit make for the perfect gin gift. Take in a day trip to Brighton to see the Christmas lights to secure yourself a bottle now and shop here
The perfect non-alcoholic tipple
Next in our East Sussex Christmas Gift Guide is a nostalgic gift idea. Remember the good old days with the traditional ginger and lemonade drinks from Gran Stead’s Ginger Co in Portslade. It’ll fire up the coldest winter day and kick your appetite into overdrive for the next plate of turkey. Grab your gifts here
East Sussex gifts for him and her
These are the kinds of gifts we fall for ourselves and end up buying two of! We hope you like the idea of them too.
The perfect gifts for home
Covetable gifts for the home are in abundant supply at Hunter Jones in Rye. A passionately curated collection of lifestyle gifts for the discerning recipient will leave you torn between your gift list and your very own wish list. Shop online here
The perfect gardening gift
With the gardens of Sissinghurst on our doorstep, many of our guests comment on the lush conditions of East Sussex for gardening. For those who discover Sarah Raven’s gardens at Perch Hill during their Camber Sands holiday, they’ll be bowled over by the prospect of her gardening courses. Browse the gardening gift ideas here
The perfect gifts for him
When socks alone just won’t do, make your way to WJ Bennett on High Street in Rye. The dapper gent may be lured by designs from collar to toe, so we’d hook them up with a gift voucher and leave them free to browse. Contact them to request one
The perfect skincare gifts
Sussex made natural skincare gifts are at your fingertips with Wideye. Create a Christmas spa gift for the person who loves to pamper from their range of cold-pressed soaps, bath bombs, scrubs and candles.
The perfect travel gift
Why not give the gift of time in Camber Sands as a Christmas present. Contact us to enquire about gift vouchers.
With our East Sussex Christmas Gift Guide complete, all that’s left to do is SHOP!
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