41 great Christmas gift ideas from Devon

PUBLISHED: 16:20 05 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:20 05 December 2018

Adopting a donkey makes a special gift and there’s over 20 of these lovable characters to choose from, plus the adopter can visit their donkey for free at one of the six centres across the UK, including Sidmouth and Ivybridge, £3 per month. Adoption packs include two portraits, four postcards, a certificate and membership card. Available from The Donkey Sanctuary on 01395 573133 or thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/adopt

Adopting a donkey makes a special gift and there's over 20 of these lovable characters to choose from, plus the adopter can visit their donkey for free at one of the six centres across the UK, including Sidmouth and Ivybridge, £3 per month. Adoption packs include two portraits, four postcards, a certificate and membership card. Available from The Donkey Sanctuary on 01395 573133 or thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/adopt

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Bursting with festive inspiration, KATE WILLIAMS seeks out the best presents for a perfect Devon Christmas

LUXURY

1) Casio ProTrek Smart Watch, £349.99 available at Cotswold Outdoor, Exeter

Casio ProTrek Smart WatchCasio ProTrek Smart Watch

2) White Porcelain and Gold Lustre Bowl, 11cm at widest point by 4cm high, £110.00. Made in Totnes by Penny Little and available from Me and East, Totnes, and online at madebyhandonline.com

White Porcelain and Gold Lustre BowlWhite Porcelain and Gold Lustre Bowl

3) Portable mini keg draught system created by a South Devon hop farm - 5L mini keg system (pictured) £125, 10L mini keg system £155. Available from darkfarm.co.uk

Portable mini keg draught system created by a South Devon hop farmPortable mini keg draught system created by a South Devon hop farm

4) Sitting Spiritually’s two-seater rope swing made in Devon, from £358 uncarved, available exclusively from sittingspiritually.co.uk

Sitting Spiritually’s two-seater rope swingSitting Spiritually’s two-seater rope swing

5) Silver and Gold Wrap Rings, from £188 - £250, available from Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery in Plymouth

Silver and Gold Wrap RingSilver and Gold Wrap Ring

6) The Bluebeards Revenge Sabre Straight Razor, £249.99. Available from the Plymouth company online at bluebeards-revenge.co.uk

The Bluebeards Revenge Sabre Straight RazorThe Bluebeards Revenge Sabre Straight Razor

7) A stay at This Little Piggy or Piggy-in-the-Middle cottages in East Devon, from £353 per week. Visit holidaycottages.co.uk

A stay at This Little Piggy or Piggy-in-the-Middle cottages in East DevonA stay at This Little Piggy or Piggy-in-the-Middle cottages in East Devon

8) Naturalmat Lambskin Pouf in cappuccino, £100 from Naturalmat, Topsham and naturalmat.co.uk

Naturalmat Lambskin Pouf in cappuccinoNaturalmat Lambskin Pouf in cappuccino

9) LSA International Whisky Cut Connoisseur Set, £300 from John Lewis, Exeter or Plymouth or online at johnlewis.com

LSA International Whisky Cut Connoisseur SetLSA International Whisky Cut Connoisseur Set

10) Marionni Pewter pewter and glass jug, £148 from Darts Farm, Topsham

Marionni Pewter pewter and glass jugMarionni Pewter pewter and glass jug

FOODIE

11) The Whole Shebang seasoning set, £30, available from Devon company The Greedy Fox at thegreedyfox.com

The Whole Shebang seasoning setThe Whole Shebang seasoning set

12) Hillside Oat and Seed Organic Biscuits for Cheese gift pack, £9.99 from Darts Farm, Topsham

Hillside Oat and Seed Organic Biscuits for Cheese gift packHillside Oat and Seed Organic Biscuits for Cheese gift pack

13) Luscombe Drinks Cranberry Crush, Hot Ginger Beer and Damascene Rose Bubbly, all made in Devon, from £1.60 per bottle or four bottles for £6. Available from independent retailers and farm shops across the county or online at abelandcole.co.uk

Luscombe Drinks Cranberry Crush, Hot Ginger Beer and Damascene Rose BubblyLuscombe Drinks Cranberry Crush, Hot Ginger Beer and Damascene Rose Bubbly

14) Treat someone - or yourself - to a handmade, beautifully crafted, traditional Christmas pudding from Figgy’s in Devon this Christmas, from £11.95 for 2-3 people to £22.95 for 8-10 people. Available from figgys.co.uk or 01392 459488

Treat someone - or yourself - to a handmade, beautifully crafted, traditional Christmas pudding from Figgy’s in Devon this ChristmasTreat someone - or yourself - to a handmade, beautifully crafted, traditional Christmas pudding from Figgy’s in Devon this Christmas

15) The Three Bird Roast Pasty is an innovative twist on a traditional favourite, making a great gift for pasty lovers, £3.65. Available from Warrens Bakery outlets across the county, including Honiton, Cullompton, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay and Plymouth

The Three Bird Roast Pasty is an innovative twist on a traditional favouriteThe Three Bird Roast Pasty is an innovative twist on a traditional favourite

16) Eversfield Organic’s Christmas Hampers range from £45 to £80 - or build your own hamper. Available from eversfieldorganic.co.uk

Eversfield Organic’s Christmas HampersEversfield Organic’s Christmas Hampers

17) Quicke’s Cheddar Tasting Box, packed with five Devon-sent wedges, £25. Available at quickes.co.uk

Quicke’s Cheddar Tasting BoxQuicke’s Cheddar Tasting Box

18) Gibraltar Gin, £35, available from the Royal Marines Shop in Plymouth or online at royalmarinesshop.com

Gibraltar GinGibraltar Gin

19) Macarons of many colours and flavours made in Devon, from £5.50 for a box of four. Available from frandiemacaron.co.uk

Macarons of many colours and flavours made in DevonMacarons of many colours and flavours made in Devon

20) Willie’s Cacao Marc de Champagne Truffles (110g), £9.99 from Darts Farm, Topsham

Willie’s Cacao Marc de Champagne TrufflesWillie’s Cacao Marc de Champagne Truffles

FAMILY

21) Devon Life - what better way to treat a loved one than with a year’s subscription to the county’s top magazine? All 13 issues for £25.99, available by calling 01858 438840 quoting CDVXS18A or online at subsave.co.uk/DEV

Devon LifeDevon Life

22) Flibberty Den Kit, £35 from Cotswold Outdoor, Exeter

Flibberty Den KitFlibberty Den Kit

23) Custom drawn pencil portraits in Devon by Richard Juniper, £45.00 from Floaty Dot Designs available at Etsy.com

Custom drawn pencil portraitsCustom drawn pencil portraits

24) Design a unique Christmas gift with your own Devon photo printed on it. Wall clock, £12, available from tshirtstudio.com

Design a unique Christmas gift with your own Devon photo printed on itDesign a unique Christmas gift with your own Devon photo printed on it

25) Riding by Faith through Israel by Dartmoor photographer Tracey Elliot¬Reep, £17.50. Available online at traceyelliotreep.com

Riding by Faith through IsraelRiding by Faith through Israel

CHARITY/GIVING BACK

26) Adopting a donkey makes a special gift and there’s over 20 of these lovable characters to choose from, plus the adopter can visit their donkey for free at one of the six centres across the UK, including Sidmouth and Ivybridge, £3 per month. Adoption packs include two portraits, four postcards, a certificate and membership card. Available from The Donkey Sanctuary on 01395 573133 or thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/adopt

Adopting a donkey makes a special giftAdopting a donkey makes a special gift

27) Graspan watch, £50, available from the Royal Marines Shop in Plymouth or online at royalmarinesshop.com

Graspan watchGraspan watch

28) The Best Christmas Present in the World (hardcover) by Michael Morpurgo. The story of Christmas 1914 when soldiers on both sides put down their weapons in honour of Christmas Day, £5.99. Available online from farmsforcitychildren.org

The Best Christmas Present in the World (hardcover) by Michael MorpurgoThe Best Christmas Present in the World (hardcover) by Michael Morpurgo

29) Adopt a species as a charitable and unique gift with Devon Wildlife Trust - hedgehogs, dormice, otters, dolphins, bats and bees are all an option, £23. Call 01392 260845 or visit devonwildlifetrust.org

Adopt a species as a charitable and unique gift with Devon Wildlife TrustAdopt a species as a charitable and unique gift with Devon Wildlife Trust

30) Scratch Map UK and Ireland, £20. Available from RNLI shops or online at rnli.org

Scratch Map UK and IrelandScratch Map UK and Ireland

ECO/GREEN/ETHICAL

31) Konges Slojd mini unicorn with bell - £15.50 from from SMALL-FOLK, Totnes or small-folk.co.uk

Konges Slojd mini unicorn with bellKonges Slojd mini unicorn with bell

32) Seedball’s hand-crafted beech catapults with a tin of 20 Sky Meadow seed balls – the most fun way of scattering a meadow, £30.00 from Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh; Devon Wildlife Trust, Seaton or seedball.co.uk

Seedball’s hand-crafted beech catapults with a tin of 20 Sky Meadow seed balls – the most fun way of scattering a meadowSeedball’s hand-crafted beech catapults with a tin of 20 Sky Meadow seed balls – the most fun way of scattering a meadow

33) Peckish Decorative Energy Baubles, £9.99 from Otter Nurseries Garden Centre, Ottery St Mary

Peckish Decorative Energy BaublesPeckish Decorative Energy Baubles

EXPERIENCE/VOUCHER

34) Dalwood Vineyard tour and tasting, from £8 per person. Available to book via dalwoodvineyard.co.uk

Dalwood Vineyard tour and tastingDalwood Vineyard tour and tasting

35) Red House Mysteries Escape Rooms, Exeter, from £50 for a team of two. Call 01392 277109 or visit redhousemysteries.co.uk

Red House Mysteries Escape RoomsRed House Mysteries Escape Rooms

36) Go Ape gift vouchers for high ropes or segway adventure courses at Haldon Forest, £10-£180 downloadable gift vouchers, available at goape.co.uk

Go Ape gift vouchersGo Ape gift vouchers

LITTLE ONES

37) Electromatic Marble Run by House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey, £49.99 from houseofmarbles.com

Electromatic Marble Run by House of MarblesElectromatic Marble Run by House of Marbles

38) Spirit and Lucky Deluxe Feeding Set, £64.00. Available from toy shops including Toymaster, Sidmouth, and Smyths Toys

Spirit and Lucky Deluxe Feeding SetSpirit and Lucky Deluxe Feeding Set

39) Geosmart Moon Lander - a vehicle to create using magnetic pieces, motors, wheels and tracks with wireless remote control included, £39.99 from Amazon

Geosmart Moon LanderGeosmart Moon Lander

40) Percy the Penguin - by Exeter’s The Gro Company - is the perfect sleep companion for babies, playing comforting sounds with built-in CrySensor, £34.99. Available from gro-store.com

Percy the PenguinPercy the Penguin

41) Animal Puzzle Train for 12 months plus, £24.99 from Otter Nurseries Garden Centre, Ottery St Mary

Animal Puzzle Train for 12 months plusAnimal Puzzle Train for 12 months plus

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