Christmas shopping in St Ives

Katy Peck

I hate to mention the c word, however (with no wish to scare anyone)… Christmas is coming. The twinkle of fairy lights, and the sight of brightly shining baubles will soon be here, and whilst we all love Christmas it can be scary how fast it seems to come around.

St Ives is a haven for Christmas shopping, with its wide variety of boutique shops, bursting full of wonderful gifts and delights, perfect for even the hardest person to shop for. Interspersed with amazing coffee shops and cafes, ideal for refueling, during a long days shopping.

Below I have listed some of my favorite treats that I would recommend for Christmas presents, all with a St Ives nautical theme…

Starting at Jo Downs on the corner of Market Place, her beautiful glass selection of wish sticks, coasters, candle holders, display dishes, and wall mounted plaques could be the unique present that you are looking for with your loved one in mind, with simplistic yet effective designs that can work well with many peoples interiors.

Moving along in to Fore Street, the Painted Bird sell a wide selection of beautiful bronzes, wonderful ceramics and spectacular jewelry, we particularly like their Ahoy collection of glasses and ceramics, perfect for reminding your favorite person of their last visit to St Ives.

Delving deeper in to Fore Street on the left you will then encounter Poppy Treffry’s boutique, filled with hand stitched wonders, and printed masterpieces, their beside the sea theme has some of the most beautiful breezy boat textile designs, created skillfully into small coin purses up to medium sized tote handbags and everything in between. We are particularly partial to the long legged oystercatcher design.

The Sail Lofts five star accommodation in St Ives acts as a perfect base for all your shopping needs, allowing you to browse, and consider your purchases as you hunt out your Christmas gift list, whilst treating yourself along the way.

We have a range of luxury apartments available in St Ives during November, that can be booked as week long stays, or short breaks. To book, or to find out more about availability please view our website, alternatively please call our friendly reservations team in the office on 01736 799175, who will be happy to accommodate your needs, and assist in setting up your booking. We look forward to hearing from you…