When we do our Christmas shopping in Cornwall, our aim is to shop local. Porthleven’s local shops have so much to offer. There is nothing better than a handmade Christmas gift and supporting a local artisan at the same time. Next time you visit Cornwall take a look at our little high street and find your favourite.
If you are after luxury and exclusivity in what you wear then this is the shop for you. Vanessa Ricketts has sourced the finest with most of the collection being one-off pieces. Some of her pieces are made in Helston and Falmouth. You don’t get more local than that!
Suzie’s carefully selected range of beautiful local art, craft, jewellery, ceramics and textiles will keep you coming back for more. Explore this lovely shop on the harbour for gifts and cards too.
Unique handmade Jewellery made by Clair and Paul Pennington
Situated in Celtic House on the Harbour Head, you will find interesting handmade wooden furniture and lovely stained glass pieces for your home.
Stroll up Salt Cellar Hill to find the entrance to the the building. Inside you will find an eclectic mix of handmade hats, wicker baskets and lampshades and artwork. Plus, a beautiful view of the harbour!
Find the perfect picture! Carla has beautiful imagery of Porthleven and has travelled widely to capture landscapes from Africa to the Arctic. Find her shop just off Fore Street, next to No.12 Deli.
If you love local food then No 12 won’t disappoint with their fine artisan produce. Try a bottle of local Gin ‘Curio’ or sample cheeses and freshly made bread. Incredible, locally blended Yellah coffee is on offer as well as sandwiches and pastries. Yum!
Think Scandinavian seaside chic. We love the simplicity of the homewares in this store. Mohair blankets, decorations, candles, rugs and handmade wooden items to make your home beautiful.
Gorgeous vintage and up-cycled homeware make beautiful Christmas gifts. Love Mia also do crafty workshops such a creating a ‘memory journal’.