Keswick Christmas Shopping Guide
It's almost time to start thinking about Christmas shopping. And while you try to think of that perfect present for someone you care about, why not support some of the independent businesses in Keswick at the same time. If you can't make it in person, most of them have websites where you can buy that memento of Keswick online.
So if you’d like to support the local Keswick economy, and get some unique local gifts, then keep reading for our recommendations.
Kindred Spirits works closely with small-batch British distillers passionate about local ingredients, traditional methods, sustainability, and above all else, quality to bring an exceptional range of gin, rum, vodka & whisky into the spotlight. You can buy a decorated bottle for life and fill it up with one of their refill pouches, or get a collection of mini stacking bottles filled with your favourite spirits.
They have also unveiled a brand new Tasting Room in their Keswick store. So if you're visiting you can make an evening of it with their calendar of distiller led and themed events.
Bookends of Keswick is an independent bookshop specialising in books, maps and films of the Lake District and Cumbria. They also stock a great range of bestselling titles, many at reduced prices. Their efficient book ordering service ensures that most titles are available within 24 or 48 hours. At their website, Books Cumbria you can look at guidebooks and maps suitable for your visit to the area, order securely online, plan and look forward to your holiday.
Pets are very special members of the family and not forgotten for a special gift at Christmas. Here in Keswick Podgy Paws stocks everything you could possibly need for your pet. They specialise in accessories for the 'Outdoor Dog' including waterproof jackets and collars to leads, harnesses, backpacks and boots. If you’re planning on heading out onto the fells with your dog and want to stop them from getting cold and wet this winter, pop into Podgy Paws for a fitting with the friendly team.
The Cheese Deli
Stocking delicious, Cumbrian-made cheeses, The Cheese Deli is an incredibly popular store in Keswick. When you shop online, you’ll be faced with an abundance of options to choose from, including Cumbrian cheese, cheese from around the UK, cheese hampers, chutney & pickles, crackers & biscuits, sauces & marinades, and more. These yummy cheeses make really lovely gifts and a great to put on the table for special occasions.
Northern Lights Gallery
Northern Lights Gallery stocks stunning pieces from awesome artists and, online, you can buy ceramics, jewellery, photography, paintings, sculptures, glasswork, and many more types of beautiful art. Across the three floors of Northern Lights Gallery, over 85 different artists are represented.
Friars specialises in chocolate, but also sells an abundance of sweets too, such as fudge, nougat & coconut ice, jelly beans, toffee, and retro sweets. As for its chocolate, though, Friars exceeds high expectations. Here, you’ll find a huge variety of chocolates, from English classics, to novelty chocolates, chocolate truffle logs, and so much more.
The Card Collection
The Card Collection stocks an extensive range of Greeting Cards, along with foil and latex balloons, partyware, gifts, and gift wrap. They are a specialist card shop, and Keswick’s sole stockist of the much-loved Carte Blanche's Me-to-You Bears, 'All Creatures', and card ranges.
The award-winning artist Lucy Pittaway has a gallery in the heart of Keswick. As well as viewing and purchasing her cheerful artwork, the gallery sells a range of ceramics, homeware and stationary.
Peter Rabbit And Friends
Peter Rabbit and Friends is a must visit shop in Keswick for Christmas presents for the younger members of the family. There are a range of ethical and environmentally friendly products on offer for children to play, learn and discover with many being inspired by the great outdoors. Some products are educational whilst others are simply for family time and the sheer fun of play.