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Looking for unique Christmas gift ideas that all come from local businesses? Check these out!

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Looking for unique Christmas gift ideas that all come from local businesses? Check these out!

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift for a loved one, while also supporting local businesses in the South Hams, then we have the list for you!

We have such an incredible group of independent businesses in the South Hams, and we love supporting them all year round, but we found out what unique Christmas gifts they have for you this festive season. 

From beautiful artwork to a daring experience on an off-road vehicle, there is something for everyone in the South Hams. 

In the South West, residents are expected to spend an average of £791 per person on Christmas this year, can you imagine the local boost if we all spent a lot of that locally? 

If you want to find a local unique Christmas gift and support your local economy at the same time - check out our list below: 

Bearland Bikes

This Christmas at Bearland Bikes we are offering vouchers that can be given as Christmas gifts. We have done this as we believe that outdoor experiences can be a fantastic present for all sorts of people. If you want to spend some time with someone special you could get yourself a voucher and one for them. 

This way you will have time together to catch up while enjoying a wonderfully relaxed local cycling activity. Maybe you know a couple or some siblings for whom you are scratching your head over what to buy? A trip on our bikes is guaranteed to create memories.

The little corner of the South Hams where we are based is very special indeed. The bikes we have are high quality and very efficient meaning that a trip on them has next to no impact on the local environment. There are endless dreamy lanes and headed beaches to explore. Vouchers are £40 or £25 per person. 

Feel free to call John on 07983 855099 if you have any questions. Happy Christmas from Bearland Bikes, East Portlemouth


Martyn Norsworthy Photography 

This Christmas, give the Gift that keeps on giving. A Studio Portrait Experience voucher makes a great gift for loved ones, friends or simply for yourself. 

Norsworthy Photography have a great Gift Voucher Christmas Sale running until the big day. With great savings on their Studio Portrait Experience plus some vouchers also include Framing and Wall Art all at sale prices.

Their beautiful studio is based in a beautiful old historic building in Kingsbridge, it has wow factor and will add to your experience. Great fun is to be had and you’ll feel confident and empowered by your Portrait Experience. 

Martyn specialises in capturing families, kids and your beloved dogs. They offer high quality framing and wall art and all can be viewed at the studio. The vouchers also include your Viewing Session, where you are invited back to the studio to view your beautiful portraits in comfort on their large screen.

So what’s stopping you from giving the perfect Christmas gift that will be cherished for many years to come?

Link to the Gift Voucher Shop:


Hope Cove Gallery 

Just up from the beach lies our award winning, seaside gallery. Exhibiting over 40 local and Devon based artists and makers, the shop has an affordable gift for just about everyone.

Owner and local artist Allie Alpass creates nearly 50% of the goods in store from watercolour paintings of sea creatures to abstract seascapes of her favourite local
places in acrylics. You’ll also find resident photographer Becci Hey here selling a wide range of her stunning pictures and products.

The Gallery boasts pottery mugs, sea glass and silver jewellery, handmade bags, decoupage shells, vintage jewellery pictures, sunset blankets, Fused glass boats and so much more.

Much of the artwork is made in the shop and is therefore unique and not found anywhere else. There are currently many items on sale and the Christmas decorations are plentiful.

Hope Cove Gallery invites you to come and enjoy the beach and eateries and have a look for yourselves. We look forward to seeing you!

The Gallery is currently closed on Tuesdays. Find us below The Cottage Hotel, just up from the Harbour Beach slipway. 01548 561981. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view Follow us on Facebook and Instagram – Hope Cove Gallery. 

Sea Kayaking Devon

Are you looking for something special to give to a good friend or family member? A Sea Kayak experience is something they’ll remember forever! It’s suitable for absolutely everyone, old or young, adventurous or a complete beginner. 

Sea Kayak Devon will take them on an unforgettable journey to discover rocky headlands with spectacular cliffs, secret coves with golden sand beaches and deep calm estuaries that cut their way into ancient Oak forests… Dartmouth and the surrounding coastline is one of the world's premier Sea Kayak destinations.

It is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and kayaks let you get right in close to the shore where no other boats can go. They glide easily between beautiful reefs and rocky outcrops letting you sneak up close to amazing wildlife. This really is the ultimate way to explore the coast!

Buy a Sea Kayak Devon Gift Card


UK History Finders 

Do you know someone who wants to invest their time in a new hobby? Enjoy the outdoors? Have they ever had an interest in history? 

If the answer is yes, then metal detecting could be for them!

One of the biggest benefits of metal detecting is that they get to spend time outside in the fresh air.
From the beaches to fields, alone or with friends the anticipation of that next find makes everybody feel alive.

Whether they think history is a thing of the past, metal detecting will change that in a heartbeat.
Looking up old coins, matching dates, learning kings and queens, they will look at history in a whole new light. 

So how do they get started? Your local shop in Totnes UK History finders can advise and supply you with everything you need to get started. UK HF stock a wide range of metal detectors and accessories to suit you and your needs.


A Little Bit Crafty 

At A Little Bit Crafty in Kingsbridge we can offer a range of Handmade Practical Gifts such as hats, gloves, jumpers, cardigans in both adult and child sizes. Vouchers that can be used for knitting and crochet lessons, a lovely gift for someone to start a new hobby and craft kits...they have lots to offer! 


Volt MX at Wheeldon Farm

Looking for something a little bit different this Christmas for that someone special? How about a Gift Card to be spent with Volt MX? Where you can learn to ride electric off road bikes all year round on their purpose built indoor track. They have teamed up with Wheeldon Farm at Halwell in Totnes to provide riders as young as three-years-old with the opportunity to ride all electric dirt bikes. 

A gift card for Volt MX gives the receiver the opportunity to ride some of latest bikes available on the market and see the potential of electric bikes. With session prices starting at just £40 this experience makes an ideal Christmas gift and the memories will last a lifetime. Pricing plans and Gift Card options.



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