Over 20 Great County Gift ideas

Over 20 Great County Gift ideas

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With uncertainty about how we might spend Christmas still hovering, we do know that we’ll still want to find gorgeous gifts for friends and family, wherever they are.

To support our local independent Herefordshire businesses and encourage you to #ShopHERE we’ve put together some Christmas shopping guides full of glittering ideas and inspiration for the festive season.

Over 20 Great County Gift Ideas   Top Herefordshire Festive Feasting    Gourmet Gifts from Herefordshire

We will be continually adding to our guides as we near the big day. So do pop back and see if there is anything that you’ve missed.

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Perfect Pressies for Festive Bliss

From letterbox gifts to extravagant investments that remain special forever

 

The gift to distil their own Gin!
Silver Circle Distillery, Pleasant View Barn, Catbrook NP16 6UL

Imagine giving the gift to the spirit connoisseur to enable them to ‘Make their own gin’! Sessions are held in the tasting room at Silver Circle’s distillery in Catbrook, Monmouthshire.

During each 2.5 hour session there will be the opportunity to drink gin & tonics whilst crafting their own unique taste as they learn the art of Gin Making! The resulting bottle of gin will be theirs to take home and enjoy!

Or why not give a gift voucher for a distillery tour, deep in the captivating Welsh Wye Valley your guided tour will also include plenty of samples of these fine craft gins and designated drivers get a Wye Valley Gin miniature to take home as a token of thanks for their generous restraint.

You can book Tour Vouchers and Experience Vouchers via the website.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

 

 

 

 

silvercircledistillery.com


Find that extra special book

 

Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan SY7 0DH

 

Books are the real go-to presents at Christmas. It’s the chance to enjoy your favourite authors, escape into magical fantasy worlds or learn something new.

At Aardvark Books they specialise in new, second-hand and rare books, CD’s, maps, musical scores, DVD’s, Greetings Cards and much more. Imagine gifting that long-sought-after read that you’ve discovered for a loved-one in the depths of the Aarvark archives.

They sell Gift Vouchers and National Book Tokens too. So there won’t be any disappointed faces this year.

Call the Aardvark team on 01547 530744, pay by phone and your gift vouchers will be in the post before you know it!

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.aardvark-books.com  

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All that Glisters …
Andrew Lamputt Silversmith & Jeweller, 28 St. Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2PR

Head to Andrew Lamputt this festive season and take a look at their beautiful range of antique, traditional & modern jewellery. You’ll find rings, earrings, brooches, pearls, bracelets, bangles, pendants, necklets & chains for your special someone. Or how about a stunning photo frame with a picture family picture to be cherished in times when visiting is limited.

But if you’re unsure of which gift to buy they have gift vouchers too. So that important person in your life can take the time to choose their favourite piece themselves.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.andrewlamputt.co.uk

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Let Battle Commence!
Battlelands & The Viking Games, Middle Cefn Farm, Ewyas Harold, Hereford, HR2 0JH

Battlelands is a family run activity centre based in the Herefordshire hills offering four great activities. Paintball, Laser Clay Shooting, Splatmaster and the very popular ‘The Viking Games‘.

This fabulous activity centre is the perfect place to escape into the great outdoors of the Golden Valley. So why not treat your family and friends to a fun day out in 2021 which will be remembered with love and laughter.

Tap here for voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.battlelands.co.uk

www.thevikinggames.co.uk

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In an English Country Garden
Brobury House and Gardens, Hereford HR3 6BS

Set on the banks of the River Wye in Herefordshire near Bredwardine you’ll find the gorgeous Brobury House and Gardens. Open all year round it is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. Go for a delightful walk, sit and enjoy the tranquillity, or marvel at this thoughtfully planted and rather spectacular garden.

An Annual Subscription Gift Voucher will allow the lucky recipient to visit Brobury House Gardens as many times as they wish for a whole year. So this is definitely the gift that just keeps on giving!

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.broburyhouse.co.uk

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There’s no business like Show Business
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar St, Hereford HR4 9JR

The Courtyard in Hereford is almost all things to all people. Providing an astonishing range of arts events, education, social interaction and opportunities. Covering live theatre, dance, music, cinema, exhibitions, talks, classes, workshops and creative projects. They cater for people of every age and disposition.

A gift voucher is the perfect present for those who enjoy a variety of arts. It is a great way to support this wonderful local centre. Or for frequent attendees, why not by them a subscription to become a ‘Friend’ of the Courtyard with the benefits that brings them.

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.courtyard.org.uk

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The perfect privileged present
Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL

If your family and friends love the great outdoors and spending their time in gorgeous places then the Eastnor Castle Privilege Card could be a great gift choice for them this Christmas. It allows FREE entry into the castle on every visitor open day for 12 months (with some exclusions). Plus 10% discount on tea room, ice cream purchases and theatre performances. Not to mention VIP parking.

It’s a wonderful gift that supports Herefordshire’s local heritage too.

Tap here for more information

www.eastnorcastle.com

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Gift a clay play day
Eastnor Pottery, Home Farm, Clencher’s Mill Ln, Ledbury HR8 1RD

This idyllic pottery studio located in the beautiful surroundings of Eastnor Castle in east Herefordshire has to be one of the friendliest and welcoming places for a family activity session.

If you know someone who’s been promising to follow their pottery dreams, why not set them on the road to discovering their talent. Or perhaps you want to treat your group of friends to a creative day together. A voucher for a group pottery session takes the strain out of buying individual gifts.

We can just feel the post-Christmas excitement this will bring!

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.eastnorpottery.co.uk

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Fa La la la la, Llama land
Golden Valley Llamas, Ewyas Harold, Hereford HR2 0HB

If you love giving presents that are unique and different then a llama trekking experience in the gorgeous Golden Valley has to be top of your Christmas shopping list this year. Both adults and children love spending time with these fabulous furry animals. So this could be your ultimate family treat for 2021.

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.llamasllamas.co.uk

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Santa’s workshop
Hereford College of Art, Folly Lane Campus, HR1 1EB

Get Creative with HCA this Christmas and join them for some Christmas creativity with their specialist workshops. Let your imagination sparkle as you design and make your very own Christmas products to gift, or keep and enjoy for years to come. Suitable for individuals, groups of friends, or business colleagues wanting to get together for something a bit different this year.

Workshops take place on two dates, Saturday 28th November 2020 10am-12.30pm and Thursday 3rd December 6.15pm-8.45pm. Booking is essential. Workshops include:
Make a Personalised Silver Ring
Glass Christmas Tree Decoration
Hand Printed Christmas Cards
Handmade Christmas Wreath

Tap here for more information

www.hca.ac.uk

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Go Wild this Christmas
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

If you know someone who loves being outdoors amongst the nature and wildlife, buying them a Wildlife Trust Membership could be the ideal Christmas gift.

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust works across the county, looking after its wonderful landscapes and wildlife. Inspiring others to do the same. The Trust runs events, activities and courses throughout the year and across the county for all ages. With its 5,000 plus members at its heart and soul. Not only do membership subscriptions provide the funding for their core work but their members provide a voice for wildlife and take action across the county.

Helping create a Wilder Herefordshire. What better way to reward an interest in the great outdoors and nature.

Tap here for membership options

www.herefordshirewt.org

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Ho Ho Home for Christmas
Holloways, Lower Court, Suckley, Worcester, Worcestershire WR6 5DE

Holloways is the pinnacle of contemporary country living, with showrooms full of wonderful furniture and home furnishings, not to mention the fascinating garden accessories and salvage department. Always stocked with high quality homeware, their interiors shop is an emporium gorgeous morsels from glass and china to decorative and gift items that you won’t want to gift away.

Share the ‘Holloway experience’ with your family and friends this Christmas with a fabulous gift voucher. Letting them choose something to match their taste and surroundings. How wonderful is that?

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.holloways.co.uk

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Climb every mountain!
National Trust Membership

We are blessed in Herefordshire to have four fabulous National Trust sites at Berrington Hall, Brockhampton, Croft Castle and The Weir Garden. All glorious, a draw for families and a haven of historic and natural beauty. So if you are looking for a gift that will give pleasure all year round a membership with the National Trust is just the ticket. Plus you’ll be helping to protect unforgettable places for future generations too.

Tap here for more information

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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On the 5th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me
John McKellar Designer Jewellery, 23 Church St, Hereford HR1 2LR

For the trend setters, treasure lovers and those who want to make a statement. John McKellar has the most beautiful collection of designer, handmade platinum, silver and gold jewellery. However if you’re not sure what to buy, John McKellar gift vouchers allow that important person in your life to choose the jewellery that they adore.
Plus if you buy a £50 gift voucher you’ll only pay £40.00, what a gem of an offer!

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.johnmckellar.co.uk

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Hey good looking, what you got cooking?
Bill’s Kitchen Hereford

If you’ve ever visited Bill’s Kitchen in Hereford you will have already experienced some of his fabulous foodie creations. Made with passion and always leave you wanting more. So if you’re looking to recreate some of these delightful dishes at home or are looking for a wonderful gift for the foodie in your life. You’ll be pleased to hear that Bill has a brilliant range of cookbooks that would make a great stocking filler this Christmas. Encompassing all of the most delicious recipes both from his cafes and home cooking, it’s an inspiration for cooks everywhere.

Tap here to order

www.billskitchen.uk

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The Lion Gallery, 15b Broad St, Leominster HR6 8BT

The Lion Gallery in Leominster has some of the best contemporary craft work and fine art from the region and is a showcase for some incredible makers. The gallery is filled with a wonderful range of jewellery, ceramics, glass and textiles. Not to mention wood and mixed media alongside original prints, photographs and some paintings. All would make beautiful and unique gifts this festive season.

www.liongallery.co.uk

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Oh Tannenbaum, Oh Tannenbaum
Newent Plant Centre, Little Verzons, Hereford Road, Ledbury, HR8 2PZ

Delight your gardening friends and family with a fabulous ‘Christmas Gift to You’ voucher from Newent Plant Centre this year. This wonderful purveyor of all things bright and beautiful has a large variety of horticultural delights, plants, containers, tools and gifts. Plenty of fabulous items for keen gardeners to spend their voucher on.

There’s a special festive offer on too. If you buy a £25 gift voucher you’ll only pay £20.00. How amazing is that?

Gift vouchers can be purchased from Newent Plant Centre and are redeemable from Jan 2021 onwards and valid for two years.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.newentplantcentre.co.uk

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Rockin’ around the Christmas trees …
Oaker Wood Leisure, Kingsland, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9PT

This is a great way for perhaps one side of the family to club together and buy the other side of the family a group gift voucher. It avoids that endless conundrum of ‘What shall we get the Smiths for Christmas?’. Give an Oaker Wood adventure this Christmas.

This vast and exciting woodland activity site between Leominster and Ludlow offers exhilarating, challenging and above all fun activities in the great outdoors. Gift vouchers can be purchased for ‘Children’s & Teen Activity’ days, ‘Build your own Pizza Oven’ activities, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Quad or activity sessions.

Don’t forget Oaker Wood is great for your work’s Christmas party too!

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.oakerwoodleisure.co.uk

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The art of a unique gift
Old Chapel Gallery, East St, Pembridge HR6 9HB

For that hard-to-buy someone who knows that individual thing when they see it, a gift voucher from the Old Chapel Gallery in Pembridge is the perfect Christmas gift. Charmingly located in the centre of “chocolate box village” Pembridge, Old Chapel Gallery occupies a wonderful former Victorian Chapel and sources the best in handmade British contemporary fine arts & crafts.

From garden sculptures to objet’s d’art, jewellery to homeware, fine art, prints, woodcraft, ironwork, textiles and ceramics. These are all made by both emerging and established British artists and makers.

Popular artists include Amanda Clark, Chrissie Nash, David England, Deborah Scaldwell, Frans Wesselman, Hilke MacIntyre, Iris Milward, James Donovan, Jemima Jameson, John Maltby, Lesley Strickland, Mary Ann Rogers, Philip Hearsey, Piers Browne, Robert Palmer and Tamsin Abbott.

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.oldchapelgallery.co.uk

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All wrapped up for Christmas
Philip Morris & Son,  21-23 Widemarsh St, Hereford HR4 9EE

Philip Morris & Son have just released their ‘Christmas Gift Inspiration catalogue’ and it’s full of wonderful things to give the pressie ‘wow’ factor this festive season. Check out their website for more details.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.philipmorrisdirect.co.uk

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Hark, the Herald angels sing
Three Choirs Festival

Are you looking for a Christmas gift for someone who absolutely loves classical music? If so then they are sure to love a gift voucher or gift membership for the very popular Three Choirs Festival.

Their gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue and may be exchanged wholly or partly for tickets for any performance at the Three Choirs Festival.

Gift memberships of the Festival Society provide the recipient with a code that they can redeem to purchase a membership. The membership is valid for one year from the date of redemption. What a great choice of festive gift options.

2021 Three Choirs Festival will be held in Worcester 24th and 31st July

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.3choirs.org

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The best seat in the house
Huntlands Farm & Moorhall Farm, Gaines Road, Whitbourne WR6 5RD

If you would like to treat someone special in your life to a rural break, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life then look no further than Huntlands Farm  and neighbouring Moorhall Farm. These unique rural retreats are in the authentic 15th-century red brick and timber farmhouse that is Huntlands, or converted Moorhall farm self catering holiday house.

Tie a stay in with a wonderful upholstery course in the onsite workshops and come home with something really personal.

What an amazing surprise Christmas gift this would be.

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.huntlandsfarm.co.uk

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Don’t get in a flap about Christmas
Wye Valley Falconry

How about gifting someone you love a unique and personal experience they won’t forget. The fabulous team at Wye Valley Falconry offers enthralling opportunities to fly and handle birds of prey, raptors and owls in the beautiful county of Herefordshire.

It’s a popular activity enjoyed by both adults and children and a gift that everyone will adore.

Tap here for voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.wyevalleyfalconry.co.uk

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Away in a manger
Wynnes of Dinmore, Upper Buskwood Farm, Hope-Under-Dinmore, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0PX

If you are looking for a practical gift this festive season for the animal lovers in your family then why not treat them to a gift voucher from Wynnes of Dinmore. The vouchers can be used to purchase livestock or hens or any of the gifts that they have in store including pet and garden supplies. How great is that?

Tap here for voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.wynnes.co.uk

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Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven..
Peter Cooks Bread, Bishop’s Frome, Five Bridges, Worcester WR6 5BT

If you’ve ever tasted Peter Cooks breads and pastries, you’ll know they are something special. Discover the secrets of the distinctive flavours and textures with a practical, hands on experience type of present and gift a voucher for one of Peter Cooks Bread Making Workshops.

Suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to perfect their skills. Who wouldn’t want to spend a day of flour-filled fun in their bakery located at The Hop Pocket.

The great thing is you’ll be able to share the goodies that they create! Sounds like the perfect Christmas gift to us.

Tap here for gift voucher options

Christmas Gift Vouchers

www.petercooksbread.co.uk

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Deck the Halls …
The Christmas Bundle, Herefordshire

The Christmas Bundle is an exciting collection of artisan festive goodies. Perfect for preparing your house for seasonal festivities or a wonderful gift for friends and family. A beautifully hand made wreath for either the door or for Christmas table decoration. A stunning linen artichoke tea towel. Charming ribbon and tags to smarten up those presents. ‘The Masked Ball’ Christmas cards to put a smile on the faces of those you want to wish a Happy Christmas or thank for those spoiling presents. A Simply Delicious Christmas Cake to comfort us all through a rather lonely time.

Christmas is for spreading joy, so start your Christmas or someone else’s the right way!

www.thechristmasbundle.co.uk

We hope that you’ve enjoyed reading ‘Over 20 Great County Gift ideas’. Don’t forget to check out our other guides Top Herefordshire Festive Feasting and Gourmet Gifts from Herefordshire.

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