Think outside the box and get a gift that fits inside an envelope! Experiences and annual passes make for fantastic, thoughtful gifts (and can be purchased last minute without having to leave you house!).
Gift vouchers are available for activities such as golf – fly fishing – and courses at Rutland Cookery School – or experiencessuch as train driving, and sailing. Many restaurants also have gift vouchers available, where you can treat a loved one to an afternoon tea or meal out.
Our small market towns of Oakham and Uppingham are abundant with shops offering a personal laid back service. Browse for artworks, antiques, jewellery, gifts, local produce and much more besides… don’t let Christmas shopping become stressful!
If the idea of getting everything at one location sounds like a good plan, head to Gates Garden Centre, where Christmas began on 26th September and offers gift options for just about everyone; with their planting and garden related pieces, the extensive range of gifts, homes accessories, children’s toys and large Christmas displays, clothing, local produce and aquatics centre…. not forgetting their magical winter wonderland grotto, which is a firm local favourite.
The Run up to Christmas
Although we may not be able to enjoy the established favourite festive events this year, you can still enjoy fabulous local food to get you in the Christmas Spirit.
Barsdale Gardens Tea Roomhave created a Christmas Afternoon Tea throughout December at £34.95 for two. Including festive sandwiches, goats cheese & red onion crostini’s, pigs in blankets, mini mince pies, cinnamon dusted fruit scones and mulled wine. Call 01572 813200 to book.