Welcome to the My Tunbridge Wells Christmas Gift Guide – featuring more than 50 lovely local brands selling gifts for adults and children this Christmas…
The My Tunbridge Wells Christmas Gift Guide has been a complete labour of love and we are immensely proud of all of the brilliant brands in Kent and East Sussex who keep smiling through this strange year and providing gorgeous gifts for us all.
Read on for over fifty Christmas gift ideas from businesses located either in or close to Tunbridge Wells…
Amy Frank is an illustrator originally from Rye now living in Tunbridge Wells. Amy has some amazing custom baubles, prints, cosmetics bags and gorgeous cards on her Etsy page. I particularly love the rainbow cosmetic bag.
Bean Smitten is an independent specialty coffee roasters in Flimwell, a beautiful rural location on the Kent/East Sussex border. They talk about coffee in a straightforward and unpretentious way and have a loyal following of customers which has steadily grown over the last four years. I am excited about trying their brand new Christmas Blend 2020 which has just arrived! I’m told it is citrusy, spicy and a little smokey with chocolate and nutty notes. Yum!⠀
Reduce your single use plastic with these gorgeous re-usable beeswax food wraps, handmade in Tunbridge Wells. These are so pretty that they are sure to be gratefully received by anyone on your gift list.
Unique, handmade, statement jewellery pieces designed to lift any outfit. There are so many seriously stunning pieces to choose from but the Mini Silver Stars Earrings are going on my wishlist.
Contemporary award-winning jewellery handmade in England. The shop has been on the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells since 2014. Catherine Hills was the jeweller for the Harry Potter films. Take a look at all their stunning designs to get a head-start on your Christmas Shopping.
Handmade bonnets, dresses, bloomers, rompers and more for babies and children. I love the incredible whale print coat made from cotton jersey and teddy fleece.
Freshly made ready to serve cocktails from the bars & brands that you love delivered straight to your door. Kent-owned Cocktail Market is just about to launch two winter cocktails too – a Cinnamon Spiced Blood Orange Margarita and the Bramble. As a die-hard cocktail fan, I can’t wait to try them.
These homemade brownies (and blondies) are delivered by post to your doorstep! Take a look at their exciting festive flavours – coming very soon.
Gorgeous wall stickers, iphone Charger Stickers and more. I particularly love the Christmas window stickers and the ‘Milk for Santa’ Christmas stickers.
Eco gifts with a plant loving twist. Gorgeous gifts available. I could definitely use the Gardener’s Hand Balm and the Eucalyptus and Lavender Bath Oil. The Soy Wax Candles look stunning too.
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There are so many items to choose from but if you have a dog lover or a dog in your family have a look at the personalised bamboo dog bowls and doggy personalised bandannas.
Kent based small business making teddies, headbands, scrunchies and masks all in Liberty print. Take a look at the little Liberty Print Christmas bear, just looking for a forever home in time for Christmas.
Doodle Lu offers personalised, bespoke hand drawn art created by Lucy at her Kent studio. These bespoke drawings for children are unique and different with that lovely personal touch. Check out Doodle Lu’s Etsy page to see her lovely selection of designs from princess castles and playstation prints to rabbit butterflies (a personal favourite) and more.
Ready made fairy gardens. Each garden includes a fairy house, fairy furniture and lighting. It is contained in a beautiful personalised box. The garden includes everything a fairy loving child would need, just add some imagination and fairy magic!
More of our favourite Tunbridge Wells Christmas Gift Guide brands…
Check out Freckles On The Inside for unique craft kits for children such as the gorgeous forever friends bracelet kit and the sweet dream catcher kit. DIY reward charts are one of the best sellers.
Perfect pompom hats with matching scarves and fingerless gloves. Check out their 100% alpaca pompom hats they are superbly soft.
For beautiful glass gifts, decorative items and artwork take a look at Claudia’s website or, after lockdown, her shop in Monson Road in Tunbridge Wells. I particularly love the giant snowflake and the Christmas coasters.
Look no further for bows and dresses handmade to order. Every bow purchased is matched and sent to The Salvation Army which is a wonderful way to support local and help support a charity at the same time.
A box of beautiful locally sourced products, made by mums, for mums. Choose your products from the drop down menu to create a bespoke self-care box. This box of loveliness is perfect for everyone from new mums to mother-in-laws.
Unique handmade clay creations. I love the Long Necklace collection. The handmade polymer clay necklace, white pearl with gold flakes is on my Christmas list.
Ayme started Lazy Moo Designs in April 2020 and has raised £500 for NHS Charities Together during the Covid Lockdown. She is now donating to many other smaller charities needing our support, NHS, MIND, Kicks Count, are to name but a few. Take a look at the gorgeous Leopard Tree soft lined sweatshirt hand printed with Christmas Tree Leopard vinyl and neon pink star. We adore that some of the designs come in both adult and child sizes, perfect for twinning!
A modern calligraphy and hand lettering company which also features a full range of Christmas products including a bestselling Christmas bauble which reads “2020 you don’t deserve a bauble.” Look out for hand calligraphy Father Christmas letters too as well as thank you notelets and The After School Conversation Jar (a personal favourite).
Luxury lifestyle brand specialising in beautiful personalised gifts, homeware, children’s accessories and toys. There are so many stunning items in stock but I adore the Dinosaur Christmas Stocking.
Personalised handmade beaded bracelets to make you smile, for children and adults. There are so many gorgeous designs to choose from that I can’t decide on my favourite!
Handmade accessories from home decorations to children’s accessories. I adore the children’s garden tool belts. They are perfect to be worn by your little one whilst helping out with outdoor activities like planting seeds or even collecting nature’s treasures like acorns, conkers and leaves.
Fun and contemporary portraits of little ones from Little Fig Portraits. Working from photos sent by clients, Leela paints in a range of acrylic, oil and watercolour to create special portraits guaranteed to bring a smile.
Launching on 15 November – A new mother and daughter team in Wadhurst using original hand painted designs to create organic and eco-friendly baby products. With every sale a donation is made to a project overseas that supports women and children. A sneak peak reveals beautiful designs inspired by British wildlife. For free delivery in Tunbridge Wells, use the code MYTW.
Lovingly have some beautiful tea light holders in a Christmas tree shape and some gorgeous snack bowls which I’m putting on my wish list – all made from olive wood! Run by the Aylin based in Crowborough, Lovingly also do lovely natural oil olive soaps which can be purchased individually or in a perfect gift set.
Personalised names, letters and more, all Lego compatible! I particularly like the brightly coloured wall letters which are perfect to brighten up any room. They are compatible with Lego mini bricks and figures to personalise further!
Small-batch handmakers of natural skincare products. A range of eco friendly, zero-waste, plastic-free products making perfect gifts for friends and family (or yourself!). I love the Molly and Grace handmade lip balm gift set which comes with 5 lip balms in different flavours. Perfect as an eco-conscious gift. The soap genuinely encourages me to get up in the morning so I can use it in the shower!
Home of handmade retro hair accessories with a modern twist, alongside magical whimsical nursery decor. I love the Iced Stars Classic Headwrap Headbands.
Noble Bakes are offering a ‘Colour your own Christmas Cupcakes’ box. This could be the perfect gift for once the school holidays start or for a Christmas Eve box activity. A box of 6 vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream swirls and topped with an edible fondant disc ready for the little ones to colour in. There are 4 designs (which will vary) and 2 blank discs. This comes complete with a set of 8 edible ink pens which you can reuse for another time.
Art, gifts and accessories handmade in Kent. Featured on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2019. Take a look at her stunning toadstool house in fabric.
Luxury seasonal homeware, sweatshirts, bracelets and scrunchies. There are so many gorgeous items to choose from but I adore the Reindeer Mugs!
Keep on reading for some terrific Tunbridge Wells Christmas gift ideas…
Oil&Water Contemporary Art’s online art show is running until 22nd November in place of the pop-up exhibition they were set to have this week in The Pantiles. This is a great opportunity to purchase a gift for yourself or a loved one, while supporting independent creators. We will keep you posted on whether they end up being able to have a popup shop in Tunbridge Wells in December. Watch this space…
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Makers of beautiful gift boxes for Kent and the surrounding counties containing products sourced from local small businesses. This is such a lovely box. I received the ‘Clare box’ which has the most beautiful items in it including a gorgeous candle which makes the whole room smell lovely.
I love the stunning fabric cosmetic pouches from Ollie and Roo. There are designs that will keep everyone happy, from the littlest child, to hard-to-buy-for teenagers and adults. Fabulous masks available too!
For all you gin lovers out there this local company are a team of alchemists who experiment with botanical pairings to create unique gins. The bottles are beautiful, they will make a great gift.
A sister duo creating luxury fromage, charcuterie and fruit platters. Take a look at these stunning plateaus. They’re perfect for sharing, a special celebration or a party.
Why not gift someone a treat from Refugease charity shop and donate money to a worthy cause by doing so? The shop in Tonbridge will reopen in accordance with government guidelines on the 2nd December and have some lovely Christmas hampers in stock. They are also selling mystery boxes for different age groups which will be perfect stocking fillers for your little angels!
Tunbridge Wells based photographer, Sarah Mott has created both a Tunbridge Wells and a Kent Calendar this year. Each calendar is printed on a beautiful 250gsm silk stock and is A4,spiral bound, that opens and displays as A3. The calendar is printed here in the UK. See classic scenes from around Tunbridge Wells (or Kent) as well as a few lesser known beauty spots. There are 13 beautiful images to grace your wall and a full A4 page to write appointments for each month.
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Delicious handcrafted cakes, treats and creative cake fun for all ages. Sprinkles Cakery have some wonderful Christmas treats with a unique twist. If Elf on The Shelf is making a return this year to your household perhaps take a look at the Elf themed cupcakes and while you are there you should check out the incredible Christmas drip cake.
Temper Temper have a selection of chocolate for Christmas available including some incredible Hot Chocolate Sticks with marshmallows. They are also hosting Christmas Chocolate Workshops in December.
All artisan fudge is lovingly produced in small batches and comes in beautiful presentation boxes. You could treat someone to a fudge-to-your-door subscription service for 3, 6 or 12 months. Delicious!
This speciality coffee roastery based in Tunbridge Wells will deliver to your door! Take a look at the Christmas Roast and the gorgeous gift boxes.
Florist and antiques in St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells. Beautiful fresh and dried flower bouquets. They’re also hosting Christmas Wreath Making Workshops which sound wonderful. Take a look at their website for more information.
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Christmas prep is coming along nicely at The Earl Grey Tearooms in Southborough. Choose between a Jelly bean Christmas Cottage or Chocolate Spoon and Marshmallows for the ultimate hot chocolate experience. Or maybe you’ll just need to get both? Available directly from the shop (which is open for takeaway). You can always pick up a yummy lunch, coffee or cake while you are there too!?
Fabulous designs for babies, children, teens and adults. Mummy and Me matching leggings anyone? There are some amazing maternity items available too.
Fun cards, postcards, posters and lots more designs all lovingly created to bring a smile. Take a look at the Happy Mini Cards which are a set of gorgeous affirmations to inspire and motivate.
Delightful hand poured candles and diffusers. I have the White Christmas Diffuser at home and it has made my whole house smell beautifully of Christmas. These are a perfect gift.
All candles are vegan and cruelty free, ethically sourced and made of 100% soy wax. Take a look at the Christmas Spice Candles for a wonderful gift for you, or for somebody else!
Bespoke, handmade special occasion wear for children. You choose your favourite fabrics and leave the rest to Carley. These gorgeous handmade bespoke dresses and outfits are for children ages two to twelve years old and the selection of fabrics is fantastic. We are having a Christmas dress made and cannot wait to see it!
Creating abstracts, illustrations, maps and still life, William Richard Hylton is a talented Tunbridge Wells artist. The limited edition Royal Tunbridge Wells giclee prints would make the perfect gift – all hand signed and numbered 1-50. This is a gift I would love to both give and receive.
Designer and maker of pom and tassel hoop wall decor. We are loving the newly launched DIY Kits. Choose from ‘Be Wild’ wall hanging, ‘Crazy In Love’ wall hanging or ‘Oh Baby’ Garland Kit.
You’ll notice that a lot of these businesses are online. Royal Tunbridge Wells Together has published a Tunbridge Wells Christmas guide featuring gifts from shops in Royal Tunbridge Wells. It is definitely worth checking out too…
Feeling excited about Christmas? Read our 25 suggestions for festive fun in both Kent and East Sussex this Christmas!
Lastly, if you are a local brand and would like to be featured in this gift guide or future guides, please do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Christmas Shopping Everyone!!! xxx
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