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Winston Churchill famously said: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
The joy for many of us over the coming weeks is the anticipation of Christmas, whether thinking through what will bring a smile to the faces of our loved ones, or quietly reflecting on our own wish lists. Giving thoughtfully is our gift to ourselves – it brings undisputed joy.
This year as we plan our gifts for loved ones, take a moment to think where you are buying from – and how much we all actually need. Your first gift this year will be to the world – choosing sustainably sourced gifts and locally sourced produce for your table. Perhaps, rather than a gift, you might even want to give an experience – one that you might even be able to share!
From Secret Santa to gifts for teachers, something for stockings or family games for time together, we have something for everyone across our shops at Sky Park Farm. Here are some of our favourite ideas for the festive season in our Christmas Gift Guide!
Dressing the part!
First in our Christmas Gift Guide we have the cutest Christmas outfits for younger members of the family, these deer trousers and gorgeous deer top are available in the Visitor Centre along with lots more clothes & coats for the festive season and the winter season!
Fun And Games!
The festive period is often about board games, craft projects or baking. Have you seen our selection of games and activities for little ones – from Orchard Toys Pigs in Blankets to The Den Kits Company Bug Spotter Kits or Magical Fairy Fun Gift in a Tin – all available in the Visitor Centre along with more to bring out the adventurer in us all!
For Our Pets!
Bringing us so much joy everyday, celebrate our four legged friends by baking a special dog cake from the Doggy Baking Company. Or, for their stocking, what about one of our very own antler dog chews, or even a nice new comfy bed?
Enjoy Our Farm Experience All Year Round!
We are increasingly tempted by gifts that encourage time together. Membership to our Farm Experience allows time to be grounded in nature. Enjoy the glorious walk through the races, perhaps picnic in the grounds, meet and feed the deer and allow your children to let off steam in the Adventure Playground. All of this while taking in the views of the South Downs and Hangers. You can even add to your days out by booking a delicious lunch in The Grazing Rooms during your visit? Farm Experience Memberships
For The Foodies!
Turkey or venison? Or perhaps Rib of Beef. Ask our Butcher, Hawie, for which cuts for which recipes and cooking recommendations. We have delicious vegetables in the Farm Shop and a wonderful selection of cheeses in the Deli. Everything you need for the food festivities and finish off your Christmas feast with an award winning pudding from Lilly Puds.
Christmas Sparkle for the Home!
Setting the scene in our homes is where the magic begins. Browse our Visitor Centre and Farm Shop for a selection of goodies for your tree or table. Our favourites are the Sophie Allport Christmas Crackers or the adorable Christmas Tree Decorations, available in a wide range of colours and made locally!
For Big Kids!
Whether it’s some truly luxurious truffles from local chocolatier Nobel & Stace, or some Tinwood sparkling wine to accompany Charlie’s Smoked Trout paté for brunch! We have a wide selection of gourmet gifts for all palates.
These knitted Terry’s Chocolate Orange treats are made locally by the wonderful group Nana Knits. Perfect for children and adults alike! Why not slip in Farm in a Tin from Gift in a Tin or a cuddly toy is a must for a truly snuggly Christmas, can you resist a soft deer toy?
Sauces For The Festive Season!
Well actually we have sauces for all seasons and to suit everyone! If you’re little ones don’t favour traditional brussel sprouts, why not try our Sauce Shop Brussel Sprout Sauce? We have a host of locally produced, delicious sauces and oils to compliment any meal, from spicy sauces and ketchups to tasty Truffle or Rosemary & Garlic Oil.
For the Cyclist in your life!
Something for the cyclists who may be planning beautiful trips during the Festive break – how about a comfy GelFlo Saddle Cover or a cycling accessory kit, we have a few handy little gifts to put a smile on the face of the keen cyclists in your life!
For Your Christmas Cocktails!
Why not give the cocktail creator in your life a beautiful Gin Gift Set by Mermaid Gin, made in their distillery on the Isle of Wight or these fun Boozy Baubles from Lakeland Artisan Liqueurs which host a variety of different flavoured Vodkas, Rums and Gins – who can resist giving these to our cocktail connoisseurs!
Can’t find what you are looking for in or Christmas Gift Guide? We have lots of gift ideas and quality foods to make your Festive Season complete, come and visit us and see how we can help to make your Christmas a special one.
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