Food & Drink | Culture & History | Experiences 3 December 2021

How To Give a Guernsey Gift

There are many small, talented businesses in the Islands of Guernsey offering wonderful gift ideas with a taste of the Islands.

We are so fortunate to have a number of thriving local businesses here in Guernsey, creating a fantastic array of products from traditional crafts to wonderful new items that celebrate the creativity of our islands.

Many people have expressed love for our islands and an interest in supporting our local businesses. Whether you are visiting the Islands of Guernsey, or would like to give a Guernsey gift from afar, here is a helpful list to help you find the perfect present.

Clothing & Accessories

Guernsey Jumpers: The traditional Guernsey jumper is a must-have for locals and tourists alike. Buy them online at Guernsey Woollens and Le Tricoteur.

Mazzouk: A mix of bohemian chic clothing and accessories from Morrocco, Mazz' unique items are popular as gifts. 

Jewellery & Silversmiths

Guernsey has long been known for its jewellery and silversmiths industries. With lots of talented jewellery makers and wonderful jewellery and silverware stores in the Islands, there are plenty of unique hand-crafted pieces to be found.

Here is a list of a few options:

Bruce Russell: Fourth generation gold and silversmiths, Bruce Russell is set in 8 acres of award-winning grounds surrounded by beautiful streams and a nature reserve, accompanied by the acclaimed ‘Patois’ restaurant. 

Becky Rowe: Treat yourself or somebody else to a piece of handmade jewellery from one of Guernsey's best. 

Martyn Guille Silversmiths: situated next to Guernsey's most visited attraction, The Little Chapel, Martyn Guille offers a stunning range of hand-crafted jewellery and Guernsey-themed giftware, along with an eclectic mix of clocks! The studio is happy to post items.

Athene Sholl: Buy earrings and other handmade silver pieces direct from Athene's Guernsey studio.

Catherine Best: One of Guernsey's leading jewellers, with stores in Jersey & Mayfair, the business also has an online arm which is the perfect way to buy Guernsey-crafted jewellery wherever you are.

Guernsey Pearl: With over 25 years of trading experience, Guernsey Peal has long been a great stop off for locals and tourists alike, thanks to their extensive range of pearl jewellery and accessories and their on-site café which looks out across to Fort Grey and Rocquaine Bay.

Ray & Scott: Buy high-end branded jewellery and watches from a traditional Guernsey store, known locally as the Knightsbridge of Guernsey.

Arts & Crafts, Homeware & Gifts

Guernsey Museums & Galleries: You can order prints of artwork, maps & photos.

Little Paper Gallery: Order hand drawn illustrated cards and prints of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm by Caroline Cummins.

Guernsey Cans: Once a mainstay of Guernsey culture, now an attractive piece of home decor, you can order traditional Guernsey copper milk cans online. The coppersmiths have also diversified into copper jewellery, also available to buy online.

Blue Ormer Publishing: Buy books about the Islands of Guernsey and works written by local authors online.

Jill Vaudin: Buy Guernsey gifts and souvenirs such as tea towels and calendars.

Indica: A beautiful, family run business filled with beautiful things to fill your home with and to gift your friends.

Channel Island Toys: Buy a Guernsey teddy bear for any occasion.

Freesia Flowers: Perk up your garden with some award-winning Guernsey freesias. They are the ideal way to brighten up your home or even to gift a friend or family member that you haven't seen for a while.

The Guernsey Hamper Company: Locally made chocolates, liquors, Christmas decorations, charcuterie, cheeses, homeware, beauty products and more - it is an amazing way to find small businesses to support. You can visit them in person or shop their collection of small businesses online.

Food & Drink

For Guernsey gins, a couple of local favourites are Wheadon's and Blue Bottle. We suggest a bottle of each. Wheadon's is available at a couple of online retailers. To find Blue Bottle, you can order on Amazon via bluebottlegin.gg.

Rocquette Cider: For a taste of the Guernsey-made cider in your home.

Ben Le Prevost: Ben's chocolate shop is a hit with locals and tourists alike and you can buy them online.

Caragh Chocolates: There's no need to miss out on those delicious Sark chocolates, handmade on the island in Caragh's chocolate kitchen. 

Rebecca’s Chocolates: The team at Rebecca's are happy to take online orders, just contact them to arrange.

The Biscuit Box: Looking for handmade, customised biscuits ordered online and delivered to your door? Try the Guernsey-themed tins available.

Etai Organic: Produced locally and with different infused flavours, Etai Organic salt is a labour of love and perfect for your family's kitchen. It also makes a unique gift. 

Bean 14: A lot of our local coffee shops are stocked with Bean 14 coffee, so you can have a taste of Guernsey in your own home. And even gift it to others. 

Health & Beauty

Golden Guernsey Goats: Our Guernsey goats make great soap, or at least their milk does. Contact Sue and the team for information on their Facebook page.

Maiiro: Organic, vegan and sustainable, Maiiro is a local Guernsey luxury skincare brand with a great ethos.

Plaisirs: For candles and beauty products, as well as chic loungewear accessories from a curated list of luxury brands.

Healthspan: With health being the focus of everyone in the world right now, this Guernsey business offers all of the supplements that you need delivered straight to your door. 

All Beauty: Your one-stop shop for all brand name beauty products, operated out of Guernsey but with a fully stocked warehouse in the UK for quick delivery. 

Have more to add to this list? Let us know! Thank you for supporting our local businesses.