The Northumberland Gift Guide 2021

Christmas Gift Guide
Give the gift of Northumberland this Christmas with our gift guide, complete with candles, crafts, vouchers and experiences perfect for your loved ones.
Give the gift of Northumberland this December with our Christmas gift guide, filled with Northumberland-made products and Northumberland-based experiences. Support local businesses by choosing them for your Christmas prezzies this year and buying gifts that are from the most spectacular county.

From breweries in a box to stargazing experiences, we've collated some innovative gift ideas to help you buy something a little different this Christmas.

Festive hampers and foodie gifts


Turnbulls Northumbrian Food


Situated in the heart of rural Northumberland, Turnbull’s of Alnwick are a sixth generation Family Butchers. Their reputation for stocking and producing ‘top notch’, award-winning pies and pastries, delicious home-baked cakes and the finest quality meats make them a fantastic go-to for a foodie gift idea. Their Christmas Hampers come filled with succulent meats and other treats such as cheeses and pastries. They also stock a range of wine to add a touch of tipple to your gift.

Heather and Bale


Heather and Bale produce luxury hampers using artisan products from local, independent producers that are guaranteed to brighten up someone’s Christmas. Filled to the brim with indulgent treats, tipples, cheeses and more, they are the ultimate festive gift.  Their array of Christmas hampers filled with an eclectic mix of products from across Northumberland means you will be spoilt for choice, from jams and pickles, to creamy local cheese, to organic mince pies.

Northumbrian Pantry


Northumbrian Pantry’s jams, jellies and chutneys, brought to you from the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country in Northumberland, are a delicious way of gifting Northumberland in a jar. Using seasonal produce and ingredients from the local landscape, they are bursting with flavour and make the perfect cheese board accompaniment or sweet treat.

Baste and Bray


For the ultimate stocking filler for true foodies, grab a bottle of Baste and Bray Northumbrian rapeseed oil. Baste & Bray has been producing award-winning Northumbrian rapeseed oil since 2016, and the oil has a lovely buttery taste and can be used in baking, cooking, drizzling, marinating and dipping. The rapeseed is grown on land owned by the Park family who are long-standing members of LEAF Marque, Red Tractor and Produced in Northumberland.

Nature in a box

Kielder Observatory gift voucher


Gift a spectacular stargazing experience this year with a Kielder Observatory gift voucher, perfect if you're looking for something a little different for your loved one. Kielder Observatory runs magical, fascinating events that lead you through how to stargaze, with excellent equipment and expert staff. Sitting beneath Northumberland’s gold-tier rated dark skies, it doesn’t get much better for astronomy lovers and total beginners alike.

Battlesteads Observatory gift voucher


Battlesteads Hotel houses its very own observatory and, much like Kielder, offers gift vouchers for its magnificent events throughout the year. Their team of expert astronomers teach you how to use a telescope, how to recognise constellations and a host of other fascinating facts. Your lucky gift receiver can dine in their award-winning restaurant and stay overnight in their beautiful accommodation.

Wild Intrigue gift voucher


Nature lovers will absolutely love Wild Intrigue’s mini expedition gift vouchers, which take you out into the wilderness of Northumberland to spot wild cheviot goats, bats and moths. Not to mention that each evening is paired with a delectable meal, ranging from an al fresco three course meal in the Cheviot Hills, to pizza beneath the stars while you look out for bats in the night.

The most wonderful time for a beer...


First and Last Brewery


For anyone who loves to try local beers, this brewery in a box from The First and Last Brewery offers a selection of beers showcasing the best of the region. Established in 2016 in Elsdon, The First & Last Brewery is an award winning, family-run, microbrewer who brew small batch, cask-conditioned and bottled beer that is inspired by the wild, untamed landscape and starry skies of Northumberland.

Muckle Brewing


Muckle Brewing sells true, artisan beers that are small batch, unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Taking inspiration from their surrounding landscape in the incredible Tyne Valley, they select the best grains and hops to create beers with layers of flavour, making their gift packs an excellent gift for beer connoisseurs.

A gift that will make history

Bamburgh Castle Annual Pass


Treat your loved one to limitless visits to Bamburgh Castle in the New Year with their annual pass. The thrill of seeing the coast open out beneath you, with sweeping views towards the Farne Islands, Holy Island and Bamburgh village from this extraordinary viewpoint, and the castle’s treasure filled staterooms make it a fortress like no other and the most special Christmas present for history lovers.

English Heritage


The Gift of an English Heritage Membership pack is an extremely easy and special present to wrap and put under the Christmas tree. Simply download and complete the Gift of Membership certificate to give on the day, granting your friends and family endless access to the staggering English Heritage sites that are scattered across Northumberland and beyond for one year. 

Vindolanda


Fascinating Vindolanda is one of the most incredible ancient historical sites in the UK, and history buffs will love a Vindolanda Friends Ticket. Becoming a “friend” means having repeat access to both of Vindolanda and The Roman Army Museum, a discount in the shop and an annual excavation review.
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