There are many small, talented businesses in the Islands of Guernsey offering wonderful Christmas gift ideas with a taste of the Islands.
Today we celebrate Black Friday. 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 during these difficult times. Therefore, we have compiled a helpful list for you to be able to enjoy Guernsey from afar, as well as give a gift from the Islands to friends and family this Christmas.
Mazzouk: a mix of bohemium chic clothing and accessories from Morrocco, Mazz' unique items are popular as gifts. See the collection at mazzouk.com.
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. To support the business, contact the team at bruce-russell.com to arrange sale & delivery.
Becky Rowe: Treat yourself or somebody else to a piece of handmade jewellery from one of Guernsey's best. Shop online at beckyrowejewellery.com
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, so check out their range at martynguille.com
Athene Sholl: Buy earrings and other handmade silver pieces direct from Athene's Guernsey studio at athenesholl.com.
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: catherinebest.com
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. Shop online at guernseypearl.com.
Ray & Scott: Buy high-end branded jewellery and watches from a traditional Guernsey store, known locally as the Knightsbridge of Guernsey, at rayandscott.com.
Guernsey Museums & Galleries: You can order prints of artwork, maps & photos online from museums.gov.gg/prints
Little Paper Gallery: Order hand drawn illustrated cards and prints of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm by Caroline Cummins at littlepapergallery.com
Penelope Hope: Founded in 2015 by local Nadia Newton. Penelope Hope offers a splash of colour - for cushions, lamps and notebooks to brighten up your home-working life, visit penelopehope.com
Guernsey Cans: Once a mainstay of Guernsey culture, now an attractive piece of home decor, you can order traditional Guernsey copper milk cans online at guernseycans.co.uk. 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 at blueormer.co.uk.
Jill Vaudin: Buy Guernsey gifts and souvenirs such as tea towels and calendars at jillvaudin.com
Indica: A beautiful, family run business filled with beautiful things to fill your home with and to gift your friends. Shop online at indica-interiors.co.uk
Channel Island Toys: Buy a Guernsey teddy bear for any occasion from channelteddy.co.uk
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. Order at freesiasbypost.com.
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. Details are at wheadons.co.uk. To find Blue Bottle, you can order on Amazon via bluebottlegin.gg.
Rocquette Cider: For a taste of the Guernsey summer in your home, you can buy our island-made cider at cideronline.com
Haut Maison: Local liqueurs made with love, Haut Maison is a great Guernsey souvenir available online at hautmaison.com.
Ben Le Prevost: Ben's chocolate shop is a hit with locals and tourists alike and you can buy them online at benleprevostchocolatier.com
Caragh Chocolates: There's no need to miss out on those delicious Sark chocolates, handmade on the island in Caragh's chocolate kitchen. Buy them at caraghchocolates.com
Rebecca’s Chocolates: The team at Rebecca's are happy to take online orders, just contact them to arrange. View the full collection at rebeccaschocolates.co.uk
The Biscuit Box: Looking for handmade, customised biscuits ordered online and delivered to your door? Try the Guernsey-themed tins available on thebiscuitbox.com
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. Buy at etaiorganic.com.
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. Buy online at bean14.com.
Rise Yoga Online: Guernsey's first yoga studio has a full online audio now. born out of recent events. They even made it free to local healthcare workers during lockdown earlier this year. Join online at riseyoga.gg
Golden Guernsey Goats: Our Guernsey goats make great soap, or at least their milk does. Contact Sue & the team for information on orders at goldenguernseysoap.co.uk.
Maiiro: Organic, vegan and sustainable, Maiiro is a local Guernsey luxury skincare brand with a great ethos. Shop online at maiiro.com.
The Original Alternative: New to the Guernsey seafront, The Original Alternative stocks a variety of natural and herbal remedies, including cannabis and hemp products. You can browse and buy online at theoriginalalternative.gg
Plaisirs: For candles and beauty products, as well as chic loungewear accessories from a curated list of luxury brands, shop plaisirsboutique.com.
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. Shop online at healthspan.co.uk
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. Shop online at allbeauty.com
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