Cornish gift guide for babies, tweens and teens
Stuck on what to buy the kids in your life? Here, take some inspo from us with our Cornish picks.
A seasonal collaboration with Tatty Devine, this rainbow beanie epitomises a shared love of joy-inducing colour and bold design. Featuring bright yellow spots set against a light blue background and finished with a coral rim and matching pompom – and available online and instore from Padstow’s Aloft Shop.
Phoenix & Providence’s hand foraged Isles of Scilly seaweed face mask soothes angry teenager skin, and as each jar contains 7-8 treatments it can be also be enjoyed together. We like the sound of a mother and daughter face mask session.
Soft as a baby
The perfect gift for mum and baby, this set combines three must-haves to soothe, relax and nurture delicate skin from Inlight Beauty – a Bath and a Massage Oil to create a healthy protective skin barrier as well as a multi-purpose Calendula & Damask Rose Soothing Balm to soothe and repair sore nipples and nappy rash.
For your next generation of ravers / Y2K pop culture embracers, Newquay’s Blueberry Milk jewellery has just the nineties fun you need to bring a smile to their face, ears, neck or fingers!
Not all gifts have to be physical, sometimes an experience is just the thing. Muddy-Award winning Rogue Theatre’s enchanting celebration of winter;
Winter Wood is a theatrical festival of wonder! Follow the path deeper into the Winter Wood, a dreamscape of nature and elemental magic as Old Man Winter’s world of stories, faeries and forgotten connections comes life.
Tickets from £9.50
For the teen who already has the board, swim fins are perfect if they want to progress their bellyboarding into deeper water and bigger waves. The clue is in the name – this HYDRO OG set from Newquay’s Dick Pearce & Friends are the OG, great for belly riding and swimming.
Heart shaped brush
This handcrafted Swedish beautiful brush made from white stained birch and super soft goat hair is perfect for baby bath time fun or sensory play.
Give your kids the gift of creativity with this modern calligraphy starter kit from Cornwall’s Whistlefish. They will become absorbed in the wonderful world of lettering. The kit includes a selection of cards, envelopes and templates to work over (these may vary in colour and design). Any child can learn the art of calligraphy with the simple step by step guide.
Something to keep them all occupied for a few hours whilst you cook the lunch, or even better, sit back and relax.
We love these surf suits made by Ellen at Figure Creative in Newquay. Made out of recycled nylon fishing nets, suncream and oil resistant, they have excellent UV protection and are ultra-chlorine resistant – perfect for your teenage surf siren. (Ellen also does custom wetsuit commissions if you want a truly special gift that’s made to measure).
We sea you
Discover a world beneath the waves that is teeming with life, from tiny graceful seahorses to darting tropical fish and from electric eels to
humpback whales. A colourful array of sea creatures is brought to life by award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup – available from Lakin & Boone, Hayle.