Gift shops in St Ives, Cornwall, are plentiful, but which ones should you have on your radar? Allow us to help with our gift shop guide.
Shopping for the perfect gift in St Ives? Gift shops in St Ives are truly wonderful. The cobbled streets of this popular fishing town are graced with independent shops, boutiques and galleries galore.
From coastal inspired hand-poured candles to nautical mugs and bowls, this creative community are moved by its surroundings creating stunning gifts for you to take home… the hardest bit is not keeping everything for yourself.
Here we round up our favourite gift shops in St Ives.
The St Ives Co © Josh Harkon
Location: 62 Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1HW & Wharf Road, St Ives, TR26 1LG
The St. Ives Co. is an advocate of using the best local produce. With two gift shops in St Ives, both stores sell range of gift-worthy treats, from bath salts and oils to tea towels and coasters. Shopping at The St Ives Co. is a pleasure, and we love its self-care range which make great presents… but you might want to keep it for yourself.
Location: 3 Fore St, St Ives TR26 1AB
A visit to The Painted Bird is a must; a gift shop in St Ives which celebrate handmade products which are both practical and pretty. Situated at the Market Place end of St Ives’ cobbled shopping street, you’ll find a hand selected range of gifts from bath and body treats to delicious chocolate and fashion accessories.
Location: 54 Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1HE
Interiors brand Brocante is a wonderful choice for a gift shop in St Ives. Offering stylish contemporary homeware making fabulous presents, with shops situated in Fowey, Mevagissey, Perranporth, Charlestown, and here in St Ives. From unique gifts, clothes and accessories to swoon-worthy homeware and interior pieces, this shop in St Ives is a lifestyle shopper’s dream.
Location: 53 Fore St, St Ives, TR26 1HE
Full to the brim with talented Cornish producers and their artisan products, you’ll want to buy everyone you know a trinket from this gift shop in St Ives. From sustainable tableware and snug interior pieces such as cosy cushions and throws, to long-lasting accessories and locally-made jewellery. There really is a gift for everyone at Ula Clothing & Lifestyle.
Location: 57, Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 2HE
In each beautiful product you’ll find Cream Cornwall’s distinct coastal identity, inspired by its surroundings, this gift shop in St Ives is full of luxury and exclusive homewares. The classic collection showcases iconic blue and white maritime and sea creatures designs across a selection of mugs and bowls, cushions and lampshades.
Location: 1A The Wharf, St Ives, TR26 1LG
You’ll be greeted with the wonderful aroma of essential oils as you enter Cornwall Soap Box, which is filled with beautiful handmade products and unusual gifts. Whether you’re treating yourself or somebody else, its range of handmade soaps and aromatherapy candles, all lovingly made in Cornwall, Cornwall Soap Box is simply divine with a scent for everyone.
Location: 33 Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1HE
Established in 2007, Hudson St Ives is a fabulous gift shop, offering a handpicked eclectic range of gifts and artwork, alongside some quirky toys such as Danish-designed Maileg bunnies and wonderful children books. There’s something for everyone at Hudson St Ives.
Location: 3-4 Tregenna Hill, St Ives, TR26 1SE
A home and gift shop in St Ives worth a visit is Sand Cornwall. With a coastal theme throughout, Sand Cornwall has been providing gift inspiration for over 30 years. In store you’ll find some fabulous brands including Blomus, Katie Loxton as well as Sand Cornwall’s own label showcasing blankets, throws and cushions.
Location: 13 Fore St, St Ives, TR26 1AB
With over 25 years of independent trading, Home & Gift is a wonderful gift shop in St Ives. Championing locally produced and sourced goods, there’s a wonderful selection of homewares alongside some fantastic gift options.
Location: 67 Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1HE
Love them or hate them, St Ives is synonymous with seagulls. And you can guess what seabird is the inspiration of a range of gifts at Gullz R Loud. Seagulls, crabs and puffins take centre stage across a range of tea towels, aprons, fridge magnets and more at this gift shop in St Ives.
Location: 30A Fore St, St Ives, TR26 1HE
If you want to bring back some local produce as gift, then a trip to The Allotment Deli is a must. From locally-made chutneys and jams, to tipples made in Cornwall such as gin and craft beers. They also make Cornish cheese hampers to order, we urge you to try their nettle-wrapped Yarg, it’s a delicacy.
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