Food & Drink | Culture & History | Experiences 1 December 2023

How To Give a Guernsey Gift

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

Whether you are visiting the Islands of Guernsey and want to pick up something while you're here, or would like to give a Guernsey gift from afar, here is a list to help you find the perfect present. From traditional crafts and handmade items to innovative food and drink, these gift ideas celebrate the creativity of our Islands.

Guernsey Jumpers

The guernsey jumper is a classic fisherman's sweater made using 100% wool with a distinctive design on its shoulders and seams. It is a unisex garment that has been loved for centuries by tourists and fashionistas alike.

The traditional guernsey jumper is a must-have for locals and tourists alike. You can buy them in store or online at Guernsey Woollens, Le Tricoteur or Channel Jumper.

You can learn more about our world-famous jumpers here.

Jewellery & Silversmiths

Guernsey has long been known for its jewellery and silversmiths industries. With lots of talented local jewellery makers and wonderful jewellery and silverware stores in our 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.

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

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

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

Guernsey Pearl: With over 25 years of trading experience, Guernsey Pearl 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.

Rocks: A father-daughter duo with nearly 60 years of combined experience between them, Rocks provides luxury handmade jewellery and specialises in personal designs, manufacturing and redesigning of old jewellery.

Wink - Wink is a jewellers and sculpture gallery selling all sorts of pieces in the heart of St Peter Port.

Derek Birch and Son - a small family run business that was set up over 50 years ago. They have a wide range of products in store or they can make items to individual requirements.

Arts & Crafts, Homeware & Gifts

Guernsey Museums & Galleries: You can order prints of artwork, maps and photos or pick them up after exploring one of our many fascinating museums.

Tiffany Anna - A local artist with international acclaim, Tiffany Anna has a huge selection of hand-painted canvases that can. be ordered online.

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 and popular piece of home decor, you can order traditional Guernsey copper milk cans online or at the Coppersmiths at Sausmarez Manor.

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

Ems Le Tocq: Buy hand-drawn Guernsey gifts and souvenirs such as tea towels,  cards and calendars.

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

The Guernsey Hamper Company: Locally made chocolates, liquors, decorations, charcuterie, cheeses, homeware, beauty products and more fill these hampers. A brilliant way to discover a range of small businesses to support. Visit them in person or shop their collection of small businesses online.

Food & Drink

Guernsey has a well-regarded gastronomic reputation, and you can get some of our locally-made food delivered straight to your door. We also have a handful of delicious local gins and ciders.

Local Gins: 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 online via

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

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. 

For a more detailed list of the drinks brewed, distilled and roasted on Guernsey, click here.

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: For handmade, customised biscuits ordered online and delivered to your door try the Guernsey-themed tins available. All biscuits are made on Island before being shipped across the UK and Channel Islands.

The Seaweed Food Co: Using the beauty of nature, discover homemade creams and serums, as well as a variety of flavoured salts to season your meals from local seaweed, known as vraic in guernesiaise. They have also just published a book filled with recipes as well as information on local vraic. Gift boxes are available. The perfect taste of Guernsey wherever you are.

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.

Guernsey Seaweed - launched in 2020, this local company handpicks seaweed from Guernsey's beaches and uses them in a variety of skincare products, as well as a range of seaweed salts and seasonings for food mentioned above. Available online.

On-Island Experiences

If you're on-Island and want to find a hidden gem or somewhere that you can only discover while here, browse these ideas:

Seasonal Markets

We have markets all year round, such as the Castel Farmer's Market, but our Christmas Markets are especially popular. You'll find local stallholders selling unique homemade food, crafts, gifts and more. Some of the most popular include the Market Place Christmas Markets, The Christmas Markets at the Bathing Pools, The Farmhouse Christmas Fayre or the Traditional Christmas Fayre at St Pierre Park. Browse things to do during the festive season here.

Guernsey Gift Vouchers

You can also contribute to a future trip by gifting a visiting loved one a voucher to spend at a local store or eatery whilst they are here. Some options include:

  • Restaurants: Many local eateries offer gift vouchers - it's a great way to contribute to someone's future holiday - a full list of which can be found here. Examples include: Afternoon tea or cocktails at our only 5 star hotel, The Old Government House Hotel or local wine bar Rouge offer an array of wine and charcuterie options, to eat in the wine bar or to take away as a hamper for the beach or at home.
  • Local Products: Fill a hamper with local favourites with a voucher from The Guernsey Hamper Company.
  • Outdoor Adventure: For those who love getting outdoors, give the gift of an experience voucher with Outdoor Guernsey.
  • Travel: Gift a voucher to use with Aurigny, Guernsey's airline. You can also buy vouchers for the Sark Ferry by contacting Sark Shipping Co directly or with Alderney Ferry Services for travelling up to Alderney.
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