If you're in a pinch for those last-minute Christmas gifts, don't worry! Our curated selection of Brighton's finest festive gift ideas is here to rescue your holiday shopping. From unique, heartfelt gifts to Christmas table essentials, our guide showcases the best of Brighton's local charm. Whether it's treating someone special or a little self-indulgence, we've assembled an array of thoughtful and distinctive presents sure to delight everyone on your list.
The Gift of Time - 2024 Charity Calendar
This A3 calendar isn't just about marking the days; it's about making each day count. The "Gift of Time" Charity Calendar is a heartwarming tribute to those who generously give their time to make a difference. What sets this calendar apart from the rest is its purpose. Pink Dot Design has dedicated the entire proceeds from this calendar to support two remarkable charitable organisations: Terrence Higgins Trust and The Sussex Beacon. By purchasing this calendar, you become a part of a crucial fundraising effort that directly impacts the remarkable work of these organisations in the city.
Gift Of Connection with Connected Brighton
Our memberships start at just £25 per month and opens up the invaluable world of connection. Not only does it get you the best ticket prices to our bespoke event but it also grants access to our free member events, monthly member offers and our curated friendship group of likeminded city professionals. What's not to love?
A Festive Brew
We love a craft beer and a local brewery that never fails with its tasty brews and consistently friendly hospitality is Unbarred. You've seen their signature beer, Joosy, in bars and venues around the city, and there’s a reason why it’s there, because it’s delicious! This Christmas they’ve introduced a “12 beers of Christmas” range, which like the name suggests showcases 12 of their different craft beers. This could be the perfect gift for a beer lover.
Try something different with a bag of Redroaster coffee. These guys are fully sustainable and traceable. All the raw beans are shipped in from fair trade, small guild coffee farms from around the world and roasted right here in Brighton’s very own Kemptown. There’s nothing like a gift with a fantastic story. So boff up on the facts so you can inform your giftee.
Festive Sweet Tooth
Brighton's very own “createur de plaisir” Julien Plumart knows how to sweeten up your Christmas, and boy oh boy do we approve! Our personal favourite is of course his signature macaroon (as seen in our Christmas Goody Bags!) Which are available in a tantalising assortment of colours and flavours. He’s recently released an uber festive Christmas menu, which incorporates different flavoured Yule Logs. Now that’ll be a gift worth photographing.
Christmas bling with Posh Totty
If you’re looking to gift some bling this Christmas then you must check out Posh Totty Designs. This is a creative and environmentally conscious company specialising in handmade, personalised jewellery and gifts. They emphasise using recycled silver and gold, offering a wide range of unique items such as necklaces, rings, bracelets, and more, tailored to various recipients and occasions. Their collections are crafted with care, reflecting a commitment to sustainability and bespoke design. What a special gift for that extra special person.
Bubbles For The Christmas table
We’ll be keeping Christmas bubbly with a glass or two of the acclaimed and locally produced sparkling wine from Ridgeview. The vines may be sleeping but the bubbles are as lively as ever and those distinct flavours that Ridgeview are famous for will make a perfect addiction to your Christmas table and a stunning gift for a friend.
Christmas Cheese’s From The Cheese Hut
I’m a sucker for a cheese board, and one filled with locally produced cheese will take your festive spread to a new level of indulgence. The Cheese Hut in Brighton is perfect places to source these delightful dairy gems. With over three decades of experience in the cheese industry, The Cheese Hut offers a vast selection of over 300 cheeses from around the globe, including a brilliant variety of organic and vegetarian options. They specialise in quality Sussex cheeses, ensuring you get a taste of the best local produce.
The Shop is open for walk-ins and here they've extended their opening hours for Christmas:
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 23rd Dec 9an to 2pm
Festive Pamper at Little Jasmine Day Spa
Little Jasmine Day Spa in Brighton offers a luxurious escape from the holiday rush, providing a serene and sophisticated environment for relaxation and rejuvenation. This award-winning day spa, known for its unique blend of Eastern and Western massage techniques, offers a wide range of treatments designed to relieve stress and replenish energy. With expert therapists and a variety of services, including massages, beauty treatments, and specialised spa packages, Little Jasmine caters to both men and women, ensuring a personalised experience. Why not buy your loved one a gift card or a treatment? It’ll be their ticket to some new year self love - everyone needs a bit of that in January!
Membership to Brighton Fringe Festival
Membership to the Brighton Fringe Festival is a fantastic way to enhance your festival experience. With tickets already on sale, gifting a membership could be a delightful surprise for someone special. The memberships are tiered, ranging from Bronze to Platinum, each offering a unique set of perks, catering to different levels of engagement with the festival. For example, the Platinum membership includes no booking fees, 2-for-1 tickets on up to 40 shows, priority booking, a VIP invite to the festival launch party, a monthly treat, and discounts. We think this would be a wonderfully unique and utterly Brighton Christmas gift.
Gift for a Foodie Friend - Brighton Food Tour
For the foodie friend in your life a Brighton Food Tour gift voucher is an ideal Christmas present. These vouchers offer an immersive culinary experience in Brighton, allowing you to discover hidden food gems and indulge in delicious tastings across the city. The tours are guided by local food experts, ensuring an engaging and informative journey through Brighton's vibrant food scene. Vouchers can be purchased for various themed tours, each promising a unique and tasty adventure.
Sorted? If not then you have one market left on the Open Market Christmas market program; Their Food and Drink Market takes place on Saturday the 16 December and offers the perfect opportunity to stock up on all your locally produced Christmas essentials ...like mince pies!