If you're unable to visit the city this winter, you can still get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up with our guide to the wonderful retail outlets selling their products online.
From famous Bath treats and locally made drinks, to homeware, jewellery, books, and gift vouchers to spend in one of the city’s boutique hotels, we’ve got lots of ideas for all the family.
Tasty Tipples and Treats
A Bath staple, you can now have world-famous Sally Lunn buns delivered direct to your door. Visit their website to order yours by post for next-day delivery, or send as a gift. Look out for the brand-new tea collection too – four beautifully packaged loose-leaf teas including a house blend and a ‘Jane Austen’ tea.
Cheese lovers will be spoilt for choice with hampers and selection boxes from The Fine Cheese Co., or how about a three, six or 12-month artisan cheese subscription including a pack of their own brand crackers?
Mix and match chunks of fudge from The San Francisco Fudge Factory by selecting the flavours and creating your own gift box. For a family gift or for anyone with a sweet tooth, the hamper is a great option and can be shipped worldwide.
Make yourself a toasty hot drink to keep warm this festive season with stylish tea, coffee and hot chocolate tins from Whittard of Chelsea. Find stocking-filler ideas, gift boxes and hampers on their online shop. We love the tea advent calendar – count down to Christmas one cuppa at a time!
To toast Christmas, BeerCraft of Bath sell beers from around the world, while gift packs from Electric Bear Brewing Co. contain either pale ales or mixed styles, freshly brewed in the city. The Bath Gin Company distil their gin from 11 of the finest botanicals – choose from Classic, Hopped Rhubarb or Orange Sloe Gin or buy all three in a unique gift pack. The Great Wine Co., based in Bath, also offer a kaleidoscope of seasonal wines for every taste from their website.
Independent interiors emporium, Graham & Green, have a range of gift ideas online; search by recipient (including kids and teens), category, accessories or stocking-fillers.
Looking for the perfect present for the homebody, cook or host? Visit British design-led homeware brand Neptune’s website for a range of contemporary and stylish accessories including vases, candle holders, room sprays, throws, glassware, cutlery sets and teapots.
Buy exquisite glass products from Bath Aqua Glass – shop virtually via Facetime, or online for glass angels, stars and baubles for your tree, plus jewellery and vases all made in the Bath workshop by skilled craftspeople.
Julia Davey’s curated collection of Christmas gifts is available from her online shop. As well as cards and gift wrap, you’ll find lots of stocking-filler ideas, crafting kits, prints, toiletries, food and drink, pots and planters.
Jewellery and Fashion
Bring some sparkle to a special person in your life with stocking-fillers and classic diamond pieces from local award-winning designer Wylde Jewellers – order from their website or book a Zoom appointment for a personal shopping experience.
Independent boutique Icarus Jewellery offers unique, elegant and handmade pieces made from high-quality silver, while The Silver Shop of Bath sells beautiful gifts for men, woman and children including watches, jewellery, trinket boxes, soft toys and photo frames.
For fashion lovers, Portman Bath is full to the brim with gorgeous clothes, jewellery, Italian leather bags and belts from brands you won’t find anywhere else in Bath. Gifts can be delivered with a hand-written message.
Personal and Unique
A book always makes a great gift – order online from independent bookshop Topping & Company Booksellers for delivery by post or to click and collect.
For those tricky to buy for, a gift voucher is the perfect flexible present. The Bath Gift Card is accepted across the city in shops, restaurants, hotels, bars, museums and many more places.
Or how about a hotel gift voucher to spend at a later date? The Bird, Bath, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Homewood, THE PIG-near Bath, The Bath Priory and Woolley Grange Hotel all have a range to purchase for overnight stays, spa breaks, lunches, dinners and afternoon teas.