Discover Rutland Christmas Gift Guide 2020

With just one month to go, Discover Rutland is encouraging those of us lucky enough to call Rutland home to support our members this Christmas and buy presents and gifts locally and for those who live further afield, there are many vouchers, experiences and products that can be delivered.

Granted, this Christmas will feel different, but we can still make it a very special occasion.

Picking out the perfect gift this season

We can buy beautiful and festive gifts for our loved ones by shopping locally and supporting our local high streets.

So, Rutlander’s and beyond, let’s support our county of good taste and purchase gifts from our Discover Rutland community – be it online, click and collect, delivery or in-store (from 2nd December).

Introducing our Discover Rutland Christmas Gift Guide 2020…

Experience Rutland

Hoggy’s Grill

Location: Rutland Water Garden Nursery, Lyndon Road, Manton, Rutland. LE15 8RN

BBQ School Gift Vouchers – £50 Ultimate Burger Class, £120 3-Course Basic Class, £170 3-Course Gourmet Class

Learn to BBQ like a pro with Ex-International Cricketer and Celebrity Masterchef contestant Matthew Hoggard at Hoggy’s Grill. Experiment on our variety of state of the art grills in one of our fun-filled classes. Meat, Fish, Vegetarian & Vegan.

Vouchers available online at or from Rutland Water Garden Nursery.

Hambleton Hall

Location: Ketton Road, Hambleton, LE15 8TH

Guests love Hambleton Hall as a gastronomic retreat as it holds the UK’s longest-retained Michelin stars. Also for its stunning views over Rutland Water, and its proximity to a stellar range of stately homes and market towns in Rutland.

Vouchers are available as monetary value or as gift experiences, such as dinner for two or a Celebrate a special Occasion package from £10.

Purchase online

Barnsdale Gardens & Tearoom

Location: The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH

Afternoon Tea and Garden Entry for Two – £46.95

Enjoying one of our scrumptious Afternoon Teas in the Helenium Tea Room would be enough, but combined with a trip around our gardens makes this an experience not to be missed. Don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop and specialist Plant Nursery too.

Can be purchased in person from Barnsdale Gardens or on the website.

Fineshade Wood

Location: Fineshade, Near Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3BB

Fineshade Wood Membership Gift Voucher – £38

This Christmas, treat somebody special to a Membership at Fineshade Wood for a year of wonderfully wild days out in the woods.   Whether they enjoy peaceful walks, family adventures or muddy runs with the dog, a Forestry England Membership is the perfect gift to give this festive season.

Available online.

Gifts for Foodies

The Blue Ball Braunston

Location: 6 Cedar Street, Braunston-in-Rutland. LE15 8QS

Treat someone special to a delicious meal at an historic, award winning, covid secure country dining pub.

We offer gift vouchers from £20 upwards.

Simply forward to the recipient or print off. Available all year round. Can be purchased securely online – via The Blue Ball at Braunston website


The Olive Branch

Location: The Olive Branch, Main Street, Clipsham, Rutland

7 Course Seasonal Tasting Menu for Two – £150.00

Our 7 Course Seasonal Tasting Menu for Two (served Wednesday-Saturday evenings) with ingredients from our paddock and the surrounding farms, hedgerows and woods.

In-store from 2nd Dec or online and available from the Pub Shop

Two Chimps Coffee

Location: 8b Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road Oakham. Rutland. LE15 7TU

From £39.95

Love coffee? This roast your own coffee beans kit is the perfect gift for any coffee lover. Roasting coffee, like any skilled artisan trade, takes years of practice and this kit won’t turn you into a coffee roaster overnight, BUT, it will give you lots of information, tips and tricks to help you roast your own coffee at home.

In-store from 2nd Dec or online

Multum-Gin Parvo

Location: Rutland Water Garden Nursery, Lydon Road. LE15 8RN

Small Gift Sets 50cl Gin, one Glass, Chopping Board and Tea Towel Hamper – £57.50

Multum Gin Parvo’s name derives our Rutland motto “Multum in Parvo” or Much in Little.

‘Is there a Rutland Gin’? From that initial conversation came the name and a desire to offer the county’s visitors a lovingly made, genuine keepsake and of course, for local friends and family to enjoy!

Available online and in-store

Blue Aurora English Blueberry Wine

Location: Lutton Farm, Lutton, Oundle. PE8 5NE

Blue Aurora, Blueberry Ice Wine – £17.95/bottle

Blue Aurora Ice Wine is a dessert-style wine made by pressing frozen blueberries, which concentrates the flavours to create a sumptuous sweet wine. Velvety smooth and devilishly indulgent. Pop a drop of Ice Wine into your favourite fizz for a fabulous cocktail or enjoy with any rich cheese or dessert. 10.5% abv.

Available online from:

From Rutland, With Love

Welland Vale Garden Centre

Location: Glaston Road, Uppingham LE15 9EU

Give the gift that keeps on giving

Houseplants with indoor pots from £4.99 and houseplants from £1.99

There’s something for every budget. Glorious Poinsettias give that extra special Christmas feel.

Can be purchased in-store – business open as usual- or order from 01572 822729

Oakham Castle

Location: Castle Grounds Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DR

Oakham Castle Christmas Card £2.75

Designed by a local artist Sally Rose Renner, this card features our beloved county heritage site, Oakham Castle. Printed in the UK on recycled card without any plastic packaging, it is an ideal card for those environmentally conscious shoppers who appreciate unique, local items.

In-store from 2nd Dec or online

Rutland Cookery School

Location: Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7TU

Cookery Book Price – £25

The Rutland Cookery School book has been designed and written by Robin Stewart, the chef and owner of Rutland Cookery School, and includes over 50 recipes from his cookery courses, plus his own stunning full-page photographs of the dishes being created. It is divided into Skills and Masterclasses, Cuisines, and Baking and is full of the sort of professional hints and tips and techniques that Robin shares at the school.

Available online 

Heidi Kjeldsen Ltd

Location: 5 The maltings, Mill street, Oakham, LE15 7DP.

An elegant Morganite, Diamond and Rose Gold cluster ring.  £2,500.00

R1623 – An elegant Morganite (approx. 1.50cts) and Diamond (approx. 0.18cts) cluster ring, all beautifully made in 18ct Rose Gold is a delightful addition.

Gross weight approx. 4.2g.

We are continuing with online sales and operating a “click and collect” service and online

Rutland Garden Centre Bookshop

Location: Rutland Garden Centre, Ashwell Road, Oakham, LE15 7QN

Rutland Garden Centre would like to introduce their “Mystery Books”

Mystery Book, from £7.99

The perfect gift for literary lovers! A surprise book – the only clue to the story within is from the drawings on the wrapper.

Available from the bookshop at Rutland Garden Centre’s Garden Village Store

Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors

Location: 27 & 17a Mill Street, Oakham, LE15 6EA

Elizabeth Stanhope Candle (£26.99) and diffuser (£24.99)

Elizabeth Stanhope branded candles and diffusers come in two beautiful scents, No. 10 and No. 12. They make the perfect gift for Christmas.

Available online and in-store

Gates Garden Centre

Location: Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham. LE15 7QB

Gates Garden Centre Gift cards – from £10

Gates Gift Cards are the perfect flexible present. Available in a range of attractive designs and presented inside a matching greetings card with envelope, they can be redeemed throughout the Garden Centre, Farm Shop and Restaurants. Afternoon Tea Gift Cards also available.

Available in-store or on the phone with free delivery.

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