Head to Malvern Tourist Information Centre for some last-minute gift inspiration
At Malvern Tourist Information Centre, centrally located close to Great Malvern Priory and open six days a week (10am – 1.15pm & 2pm – 4pm), we stock a wide selection of delicious food items – including a number of recent additions to our range – that make perfect gifts. Amongst the tempting treats on offer are locally made fudge, chocolate, biscuits, jams, chutneys and honey. All of these products travel under 25 miles to reach us, and most travel much less than that.
Amongst our favourite gift ideas are items featuring images evoking the golden age of railway travel, which include coasters, mugs, keyrings and a tea towel (particularly good for posting as its lightness saves on cost!). These images emphasise that special combination of vibrant culture and natural beauty that gives our area its distinctive character.
Calendars and cards
As always, we expect calendars to be very popular, both for local residents to use themselves and as gifts to be sent to relatives and friends far and wide. This year we are stocking calendars by Shuttersphere and Michael Whitefoot, which are also available to buy from the photographers via their websites. We also have a range of Malvern Christmas cards featuring images by renowned local artist Gilly Hancock, as well as photographic cards. Don’t forget to check those last posting dates!
Jigsaws and the natural world
Unsurprisingly given the fact that we have all been spending much more of our time at home, jigsaws have grown still further in popularity during 2020 and certainly make great gifts, whether for the avowed jigsaw obsessive or for someone who would simply appreciate a change from pairs of socks! Our Great Malvern jigsaw, featuring a photograph by talented local photographer Michael Whitefoot, really shows off the architectural and arboreal character of the town. And, talking of trees, why not consider the series of four beautiful guides that explore the rich variety of ‘Malvern’s Marvellous Trees’? These provide a suggested walking route, descriptions and photos to help the reader appreciate the historical, cultural and botanical significance of the fantastic specimens to be found around the town.
Walking and cycling
Many people have responded to the need to limit their travel this year by turning their attention to the outdoor opportunities on their doorstep, whether on foot or on two wheels. For both cyclists and walkers, a good map or guide is invaluable, so for local explorers looking for new ideas we have a wide range of publications to provide fresh inspiration. Plus, for those whose local adventures have ignited an interest in the natural world, ‘The Nature of the Malverns’ is a beautifully presented hardback book packed with fascinating information and striking images of local flora and fauna.
So, when you are next in Great Malvern exploring our excellent choice of independent retailers and well-known high-street names, why not call in and see what’s available from Malvern Tourist Information Centre. If you’d like to check stock levels before you visit, please call us on 01684 892289.
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