Be inspired by Scilly this Christmas
Scilly's retail offering may be small, but it's perfectly formed! And if you're looking for some inspiration for gifts this Christmas for your friends or loved ones who love Scilly, look no further...
Artists and creative folk abound across the islands - inspired by the natural environment, heavenly views and beautiful light. Available on all the islands, and online, are beautiful stained glass art work, prints and original paintings, ceramics and hand printed silk scarves. to name a few ideas.
The farming and fishing community too, have adapted and expanded to offer fantastic local produce: not just scented narcissi (which are synonymous with the islands) but also sea salt and ice-cream; fresh lobsters and crab, island beef, pork and duck; Scilly-made wine and ales, and island-made fudge and chocolates. When you're here on Scilly, it's easy to wander the paths and find local fresh produce and crafts to buy at local stalls with honesty boxes - so keep lots of small change in your pocket.
You'll also find locally-produced hardy canvas bags, Scilly jewellery and clothing designed by the sea, lavender bags, scented candles, local crafts and more.
Many of our shops and stores sell online, so why not scroll down and have a browse?
Diverse food retail shop @ The Post Office on St Mary's, specialising in award winning homemade ready meals, fresh fish and IOS shellfish, gourmet 'best in town' sandwiches, freshly baked 'Champion Product 2015' individual quiche daily, American import foods and fine wines. Tanglewood also stocks IOS eggs, vegetables, ales and ice cream. Bespoke catering available.
Stuck for gift ideas?
When you don't know what to get a loved one for their Birthday or Christmas why not gift them Membership to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust? This is the perfect gift for Scilly-lovers everywhere! By supporting the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust you help to ensure that management and conservation work continues and our beautiful islands are looked after all year round.
Wines for Christmas --- We have a selection of our 2014 vintage available:
Crisp Seyval Blanc to go with your seafood starters
St.Martin's Reserve - a fruity dry white for the main course
Seigerebbe - aromatic and smooth to accompany your desert or as an aperitif
And a dry Rose for something completely different.
Scilly Flowers based at Churchtown Farm on St Martin’s is Scilly’s postal flower service. We send gift boxes of scented flowers to any UK address all year round. In the winter we grow and send Scented Narcissi and in the summer, Scented Pinks. If you are on St Martin’s, pop into the farm and see what we do.
Isles of Scilly Flowers offer scented Narcissi and Scilly Show Pinks Flowers from the Scilly Isles, the perfect all year round gifts for family and friends. Our beautiful range of scented Scilly Flowers are freshly picked and posted from our own Family run Scillonain flower farm.
Isles of Scilly Flowers make the perfect gift for every special occasion or person. We carefully hand pick your Scilly Flowers from our finest blooms to ensure the highest quality and
Located within their home at Porthloo, Glandore Gallery is a small, friendly, beachside gallery run by local artist, Stephen Morris, and his wife, Lois. Stephen paints exclusively ‘en plein air’ in watercolour and, more recently, inks, with a colourful and distinctive signature style. His cards and giclee prints are also available along with those of his late aunt, Nan Heath.
England's most South Westerly Post Office! Our friendly little shop sells a great range of good food, wines, freshly baked bread, pastries and pasties. We stock lots of delicious St. Agnes produe including local island beef and chocolate, and Troytown Farm ice cream. We also have a lovely selection of greetings cards, toys and local gifts.
Serving the islands' newspaper, magazine and periodical requirements since 1904. Confectioner, stationer, tobacconist and bookseller - including Scilly's longest running publication "The Scillonian". Scilly's only National Lottery outlet. The Paper Shop receives the daily papers around 11am, and also stocks popular magazines and games and goodies for children.
The Phoenix Craft Studios are open all year, so even when you can't visit in person, we can still send our individually hand crafted items across to you at home. If you want a gift for someone special for a birthday or anniversary, why not browse the websites of the various artists below and ring the studio for a chat about your requirements on 01720 422962. We can take card payments by phone and