|St Ives Crafts -Shop Local - Buy Local|
If you're looking for Christmas gifts in St Ives you have lots of choices and a great range of local shops.
But - its worth bearing in mind that something labelled as A Gift From St Ives or Cornwall may not be all that it seems.
Many of these gifts may be from further afield - often much further !
It's great to support local businesses - where possible - by shopping in town. But you can increase the benefits even further by buying goods that are also made locally. Or - as a good alternative - Fairtrade items that will benefit craft makers elsewhere.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with
Shop Local AND Buy Local.
Here are some "local hero" shops - on the ground in St Ives and online - where you can be sure to get genuine Cornish or Fairtrade gifts.
High quality craftwork from around Cornwall - Market Place:
Artisan chocolate hand-made in St Ives - Fore Street:
I Should Coco
Beautiful felt and quilting - hand-made by owners Heidi and Norma - Fore Street:
Lovingly hand-made felt bags, silk scarves and more - Krowji and Online:
Knit One Weave One
Stunning textile art, cards and prints from St Ives - Online:
Fantastic range of books about Cornwall and by local authors - Tregenna Place:
Highly original paintings and jewellery - Bullans Terace:
Sally MacCabe Studio Gallery
Unique individually hand-made crafts inspired by St Ives - Back Road West:
St Ives Arts and Crafts
More soon for Christmas - St Ives and Cornish food and drink.