Christmas gifts made in Lancashire and the Lake District

PUBLISHED: 00:16 04 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:23 20 February 2013

The Capricorn Singers

The Capricorn Singers

Give your loved ones a little piece of home this Christmas with our pick of gifts made in Lancashire and the Lake District



The print version of this article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Lancashire Life

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Give your loved ones a little piece of home this Christmas with our pick of gifts made in Lancashire and the Lake District

Compiled by Amanda Griffiths

Music to the ears -The Capricorn Singers


Music to the ears

The Capricorn Singers are a Thornton Cleveleys based ladies choir who celebrated their 25th anniversary last year by taking part in a concert alongside 600 other singers at Londons Royal Albert Hall in aid of Cancer Research. Known for their repertoire of songs from film and stage to popular ballads this Christmas the ladies release a new CD full of festive treats from carols to popular festive music including Away In A Manger, Winter Wonderland, O Holy Night, Santa Baby, Hallelujah, Walking In The Air and The Christmas Song. At just 5 the Capricorn Singer Christmas CD makes the perfect stocking filler this season.

Available by calling Janet on 07771 663719 or at www.thecapricornsingers.org

The Capricorn Singers are a Thornton Cleveleys based ladies choir who celebrated their 25th anniversary last year by taking part in a concert alongside 600 other singers at Londons Royal Albert Hall in aid of Cancer Research.

Known for their repertoire of songs from film and stage to popular ballads this Christmas the ladies release a new CD full of festive treats from carols to popular festive music including Away In A Manger, Winter Wonderland, O Holy Night, Santa Baby, Hallelujah, Walking In The Air and The Christmas Song.

At just 5 the Capricorn Singer Christmas CD makes the perfect stocking filler this season.Available by calling Janet on 07771 663719 or at www.thecapricornsingers.org




Pure luxury -The Attic

Lakeland organic skincare producers Pure Lakes have joined forces with local retailer The Attic which has shops in Grasmere, Windermere and Ambleside to offer an exclusive organic skincare range.

The organic Lavender and chamomile skincare range comprises body lotion, body wash, hand wash, hand lotion, bath salts and salt scrub and is produced locally and even uses beeswax made in Ambleside in its production.

Prices start from 7.95 with The Attic staff being able to make up individual gift packs to customers own requirements this Christmas a great way to sample the range.

The Attic, Grasmere, Windermereand Ambleside, 015394 35081,www.the-attic.co.uk




The white stuff - Revolve Gallery

This beautiful hand-carved alabaster polar bear by Tony Bentley, 450 is a great addition to a winter wonderland home especially at Christmas. This pure white sculpture features a festive feeling polar bear who has trekked his footprints across the snowy surface of the sculpture.

Available at Revolve Gallery,Castle Street, Clitheroe,www.revolvegallery.co.uk



First Christmas -Jack Spratt Baby

Treat your little ones to a personalised First Christmas Rudolf romper or T-Shirt available in Christmas red or pure white with glittering gold print, 20 at Jack Spratt Baby, the Chorley based on-line childrenswear company who specialise in personalised clothing for your children. Thats Christmas Day outfit sorted and a unique gift in one go, so pass the mince pies!

www.jacksprattbaby.com




Festive feast -Hawkshead Relish

Struggling for ideas for mum or gran this Christmas then give them a taste of the Lake District that all the family can enjoy.

Hawkshead Relishs Ding Dong Christmas bag is a medium sized jute sack filled with little jars of heaven for the festive season with everything from Christmas Chutney, Boxing Day Chutney, Michaelmas Relish, Cranberry Relish, Damson Chutney, Raspberry and Vanilla Jam, Strawberry Jam, Recurrant Jelly and a Five Fruit Marmalade all wrapped up for 18.50.

All jars are free from gluten and nuts, with no preservatives, colourings or additives; theyre made just as you would at home, with love.

Hawkshead Relish, The Square, Hawkshead, 015394 36614,www.hawksheadrelish.com




One for the boys - Boodles

These cufflinks, available in plain or diamond set, are part of a new collection of jewellery by Boodles in collaboration with McLaren, one of the most successful Formula 1 racing teams.

The cufflinks, available in white gold for 2,750 or white gold set with diamonds for 4,500 were designed to reflect both brands; they are simple and timeless in style but hand-made to a precision that matches that of racing car engineering.


Boodles, 35 Lord Street, Liverpool, 0151 227 2525, www.boodles.com




Scent-sastional -Tibby Olivier

Tibby Olivier is Lancashires answer to Jo Malone. Officially opened in 2010 the business based in Blackrod, owned by Julieann Parry produces a number of luxurious fragrances, bath products and candles that will make anyone feel special.

This Christmas try the aptly named Dasher perfume, 80 for 30ml, a true message of Christmas in a bottle with a top note of the rare white lotus evoking true contentment, kindness, forgiveness and love, wrapped around a heart of pomegranate with a base of rosewoods sweet, woody aroma.

As usual the fragrance can be added to a whole host of bathing products from bath foam to body lotion for a sweet smelling pampering treat this festive season.


Tibby Olivier, 4b Station Road, Blackrod, 01204 469101, www.tibbyolivier.com




A glass apart -Cumbria Crystal

The Six Collection is a mix of six styles of contemporary glass designs by Katy Holford, managing director of Cumbria Crystal in Ulverston, the sole remaining producer of hand-blown and hand cut English full lead crystal in England.

It would make a great gift for those who enjoy entertaining. The collection was inspired when Katy was sitting with her friends around a dinner party, each individual and unique but linked by friendship as these glasses are. Prices start from 72.

Cumbria Crystal, The Lakes Glass Centre, Ulverston, 01229 584400,www.cumbriacrystal.com




Precious Metal - Mamillan-Clare Goldsmiths

Husband and wife goldsmiths Macmillan-Clare who set uptheir studio and workshop at Greenlands Village near Carnforth at the end of 2010 are celebrating their first anniversary by launching a special Christmas gift range.

It includes beautiful necklaces, earrings, rings, cufflinks and charms, using gold, silver, precious stones and diamonds with prices starting from 25. We love this silver and crysoprase pendant on silver snake chain, 55.

Macmillan-Clare Goldsmiths,


Greenlands Farm Village, Tewitfield, Carnforth, 01524 784187, www,macmillian-clare.co.uk






Taking the biscuit -Bisquites


This unique gift box of 12 Christmas biscuits is made in Broughton, near Preston, by mother and daughter team Ann and Rachel McNeela at Bisquites.

Made from Anns fabulous homemade shortbread and hand-iced in festive colours the gift box, which costs 28 is perfect for those with a sweet tooth or for sending instead of flowers.


Available to order online atwww.bisquites.co.uk







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