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Finding the perfect Christmas gift can be a daunting task. From Secret Santas to stocking fillers, sometimes it’s the more inexpensive presents that prove the most difficult to find. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. The following stylish gifts are all below £20 and feature everything from a chocolate take on a Cornish delicacy to a truly adorable coastal-inspired plush.
This eye-catching naval rum measure has been made in the time-honoured way from skilfully hand-beaten brass; it’s copper-plated, polished, and lined with silver to neutralise taste, before being stamped with an HMS logo on the base. A great gift for navy enthusiasts, this half-gill measure is the perfect way to enjoy a tot of rum, just like sailors did for centuries.
Jellycat plushes are a hit among all age groups, and for good reason. With stretchy feelers, teeny legs, rumply rings, and a flippy tail, this squidgy shrimp is a huggably quirky soft toy that’s sure to bring a smile to your face. What’s more, this loveable pink and perky crustacean is pocket sized –making for a perfect comfort companion while on the go too.
Back in Cornwall’s tin mining heyday, Cornish pasties were made with whatever cooks had to hand; in this delicious instance, it’s chocolate! Made with a crimped crust, the traditional Cornish way, these mini chocolate pasties are a proper delight. Trenance Chocolate, based in Cornwall, bought real pasties from their local bakery and used them to create moulds which were scaled down to create these ansum treats.
There’s something extra magical about sea shanties at Christmas. In this delightful book, Nathan Evans, the Glaswegian postie turned singer of sea shanties, takes you through time and seafaring history to discover the true meaning of Wellerman, and who and what exactly was the Drunken Sailor? Featuring over 35 essential shanties, Nathan shares the meaning behind each of his favourites and shows how they have shaped and inspired him. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it also includes original shanties and bonus content written exclusively for this book.
This elegant and quirky fish bottle opener is sure to add character to any kitchen. It features a small fold-out knife for cutting off the foil around bottle openings, and a fold-out corkscrew too. Better still, it comes packaged in a presentation box, ready for Christmas Day.
Treat family and friends to a National Maritime Museum Cornwall gift voucher. We have £10 and £5 vouchers, and each can be exchanged for gift shop purchases at the Museum, entrance tickets, and the delights of our scenic Waterside Cafe.
Our gift inspiration doesn’t end there. Check out the full festive range on our online shop for more presents under £20 and more.