When searching for a Christmas gift it is so easy to go for the simplest option, a gift card or cash. But finding that perfect, personal present is easier than you think with a visit to The Malverns.
Browse an abundance of hand crafted jewellery, art, clothing and stationery from over 145 artists in the unique Iapetus on Belle Vue Terrace or find that staple piece of home-ware or bespoke gift from the popular Rhubarb on Church Street.
Head to a Tourist Information Centre in Malvern, Upton upon Severn and Tenbury Wells for a variety of locally-themed gift ideas from tea-towels, mugs, calendars, books and music.
For a traditional gift bound to please, Parry’s of Malvern is a family run jewellers in the heart of Malvern, serving customers since the 1950s. Offering a selection of beautiful jewellery and watches, Parry’s also designs and makes items to your requirements as well as repairs and makes valuations.
Why not go for something a little different this year and pay a visit to Aquarius on Abbey Road where you can find alternative fair trade clothes, jewellery, books, crystals and tarot cards. Or, Just So in Barnards Green where you can find a gift for all ages.
For music-lovers, visit Carnival Records one of the UK’s handful of truly independent record shops, specialising in rare records and cheap CDs located just off Church Street.
To top it all off, find the perfect stationery, wrapping paper and cards at Austin and Co. on Church Street.
Head to The Fold in Bransford, as well as a Farm Shop, there are a variety of designer-makers, retail studios and artists working on-site in open and private studios and shops which surround the Fold Café, producing and selling beautiful crafts, clothes and artwork.
Visit The Hop Pocket Shopping Village for another unique shopping experience. You’ll find a collection of independent shops offering an alternative to both the high street and characterless out of town shopping.
Vintage and antique shops are a place to find a hidden gem or a nice piece of furniture to compliment any room. Check out the trinkets and furniture on offer in one of the antique shops in Great Malvern or Cowleigh Road (Promenade Antiques, Number 39 Antiques, Foley House Antiques, Miscellany Antiques, Malvern Studios) or take a trip to the Malvern Hills Vintage Warehouse near Colwall.
In Upton upon Severn you’ll discover what we can only describe as a real hidden gem – The Map Shop.
If you can’t find what you are looking for in one of the independents, no need to head into Worcester as we’ve got our very own retail park with some top brand names including M&S, Mountain Warehouse and Argos..
We’ve got lots of other Christmas gift ideas so come and explore The Malverns and see for yourself!