Shops In Keswick You Absolutely Have To Visit

Why not come for a day out or a weekend break Christmas shopping in Keswick, away from the traditional high street and a haven of inspiration for those hard to buy presents. Enjoy browsing for unique presents in our many independent retailers and galleries where you will find books, paintings, ceramics, jewellery, toys, bikes, foods & local produce. As dusk begins to fall enjoy our lovely Christmas lights which are lit from the 19th November. 

Below you'll find a selection of our shops you just have to visit including a couple of recent additions you may not have come across yet.

Gifts by the Lake

You'll find the recently opened Gifts by the Lake, specialists in unique hand chosen gifts,  in Packhorse Court just off the main Market Square. They are exclusive suppliers in the Lake District of Ordnance household items including cushions, wall-clocks, lampshades, placemats and coasters as well as smaller items like mugs and fridge magnets. These make fantastic gifts as they are unusual and you won't find them anywhere else. Other gifts include gins, craft beers, handmade glass plus a selection of children's games, jigsaws and puzzles.


Conquer Lake District

Conquer Lake District is another recent addition to Keswick . Their shop is an absolute treasure trove of things you won't find elsewhere in town. You'll find it tucked away in the corner of Packhorse Court, just off the Market Square. They have a unique range of items ranging from stickers, badges, blankets and pennants to paper and leather goods, bandanas, soaps and candles. Their products help to celebrate your achievements and create memories of your special places and moments in time.


John Young Furnishings

If you enjoyed the TV series "The Chateau" with Angel Strawbridge then you must call into John Young Furnishings in Keswick where they stock her range of accessories, fabrics and wallpapers. They are Cumbria's only stockist so be sure to drop in if you would like a bit of French chic in your own home.

If you're looking for Christmas inspiration you’ll discover an Aladdin’s cave of gift ideas for grown-ups. There are plenty of colourful cushions as well as globes of all sizes and fine quality table games. There are also decorative book ends and a range of authentic models.


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.


Keswick Cheese Deli

If you’re a big fan of cheese, then Keswick Cheese Deli is a must-visit during your time in Keswick. This specialist retailer stocks a large selection of local artisan cheeses, along with chutneys, jams, crackers, olives, beers, wine and gin. Bespoke hampers are a very popular Christmas gift so if you're looking for a hamper with an individual twist then get in touch and they'll only be too happy to help you to select the finest Lake District, Cumbrian and British artisan products for it. The Cheese Deli also offers delivery across the UK, so you can get your purchases sent straight to your door.


Friars of Keswick

Friar's Christmas range has a variety of luxury gifts, chocolate and sweets...something for everyone to indulge in over the festive period. This family-owned business designs its chocolate gifts in house, so Friars is the best place to visit for a really special and tasty gift that you won’t find anywhere else. They sell a fantastic range of luxurious chocolate, including gift boxes and hampers, as well as sweets, shortbread, quirky chocolate gifts, chutneys, mustards, honey, jam, and much more.


Podgy Paws

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.


We hope that this blog post has given you some ideas for places to visit in Keswick. For more information about Keswick, including what's going on and things to see and do browse our website.

If you can't visit in person but would still like to support Keswick this Christmas, we have many shops with online stores. There is also a great selection of vouchers on offer, which make a great present for that person who has everything.

Visit our Voucher and Online Shopping Page