Looking for Christmas presents for friends and family? We've pulled together some suggestions for the best Plymouth gifts on offer that you can pick up from our brilliant local shops. 

For foodies…

Would it be a Plymouth gift guide without a mention of Plymouth Gin?! The city is lucky enough to be home to the oldest working distillery in England, so pop into the shop and treat the gin fan in your family to a bottle of Plymouth Gin Original or a set of cool copper cups.  

For an afternoon tea fan, there’s nothing quite as luxurious as Tea at the Top of the Duke of Cornwall hotel. Buy them a voucher and they can expect 360-degree views, delicious food and private butler service!

If you’ve got a chocoholic to buy for, why not buy local? Pop into Chocaccino or Elwell Chocolates on the Barbican for beautiful, handmade sweet treats.

For culture vultures…

You can’t go wrong with Theatre Royal vouchers, so your loved ones can enjoy one of the many incredible productions appearing on stage in 2019. But if you know what they’re into, treat them with tickets to a show. There’s a huge range of shows already on sale for next year, including Matilda, The Bodyguard and Les Misérables. Children will enjoy Horrible Histories or The Worst Witch, so why not shun material goods and give them an experience to remember this year?

If it’s a cinema fan you’re buying for, then Plymouth Arts Centre have gift vouchers available. Their cinema programme includes a real range, from foreign and arthouse films to old classics.  

For proper Plymothians…

If they love Plymouth, then they’ll want a piece of the Made in Plymouth collection, available at Ocean Studios. It includes coasters, tea towels and notebooks designed by local makers.

For Pilgrim supporters, there’s plenty of Plymouth Argyle memorabilia on offer including scarves, Christmas jumpers and of course football kit. Visit their stand at Plymouth Christmas Market before 16 December or head to the shop in Central Park.

For animal lovers…

Give a gift they’ll love with Aquadoption from the National Marine Aquarium. Adopt Friday the Green Turtle, Nemo the Clownfish or uShaka the Sand Tiger Shark. They’ll receive a cute cuddly toy, fact sheet, adoption certificate plus a year’s entry to the aquarium so they can see their new friend in person!

Reckon they’ll be up for a more hands-on experience? Send them to be a Keeper for the Day at Dartmoor Zoo! They can get up close to their favourite animals and it’s sure to be an unforgettable day.

For those in need of relaxation…

Gift them with the ultimate luxury treat of a relaxing spa day. Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall offers a variety of treatments, day spa experiences and overnight stays. It’s been named as one of the top spa hotels in the country, so you can guarantee a memorable trip.

For families…

Why not buy them a present that they can enjoy all year long, with an annual pass to the National Marine Aquarium, Dartmoor Zoo or Pennywell Farm?

If they love to get outdoors, consider a family National Trust membership? They’ll be able to explore nearby Saltram, Buckland Abbey and Cotehele through every season.

For the person who has everything…

Trying to buy for the person who has everything? We can almost guarantee they don’t have a cuddly pasty! It’s a perfect stocking filler that’s sure to raise a smile. Pick yours up at the Tourist Information Centre on the Barbican.



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