Christmas at the Grasmere shop

A world away from the hustle and bustle of the high street sits our little shop in Grasmere, packed with treats and gifts for everyone who makes Christmas, Christmas. You’ll find festive offerings including Christmas decorations and local items as well as our yearly products that offer a special memento of your trip to the Lakes. Every purchase you make will help to protect this wonderful landscape.

Festive treats

If you’ll be gathering around the fire with family and friends this winter, our treats could make the perfect addition to a hot mulled wine or comforting cup of tea. Choose from the National Trust Christmas pudding filled with vine fruits, brandy, port and walnuts, the selection of biscuits in festively printed tins, or indulge in something a little naughty, such as a bar of Christmas pudding chocolate or gingerbread fudge. 

Christmas food

Just the thing for a winter’s night

After a chilly day’s adventures, retreat to the comfort of a nice warm home. Light one of our scented candles in seasonal fragrances such as warm gingerbread, mulled wine, or log fires to fill your home with a Christmassy aroma, wrap up warm in one of our 100% wool throws, pick up a good book and snuggle in for a cosy night. 

Buy local

Our adorable Herdwick sheep winter woolly decorations, made by local supplier Keira, come in a range of colours and make a great Christmas tree decoration. We’ve now got stock of Herdwick tup baubles too! Each ‘sheep’ is handmade using locally sourced Herdwick sheep fleece here in the Lake District. 

Decorate the house for Christmas 

Alongside our traditional Christmas options, such as the much loved bristle animals, in soft and wintery colours, you’ll find decorations and ornaments in the traditional shades of golds, silvers and reds. 

Gifts for those that love the outdoors

We’re stocked up with books, maps and guides to inspire those hardy walkers and fresh air go-getters, the early morning sunrise seekers and day time trekkers, the walking boot wearer who gets out whatever the weather, for every Lake District visitor and local, each fell climber, up-hill race timer, flask filler and picnic packer, and all the gentle strollers. Our Rangers’ Guide to Grasmere features five classic walking routes on Lakes and Fells. 

Can’t decide? 

National Trust gift cards are a perfect gift for friends and loved ones. From exploring over 500 special places, relaxing in a holiday cottage or at one of our Lake District campsites, to enjoying a spot of lunch or a shopping trip, there are many ways for them to get the most out of their gift card. 

Please note: Gift cards can only be redeemed at National Trust shops, restaurants and admission points, used over the phone to book a holiday cottage or a pitch at one of our Lake District campsites. They can also be used when staying at the three Historic House Hotels. Unfortunately it’s not possible to use gift cards against purchases made in our online shop. 

Thank you for shopping with us – every purchase made in our shop really does make a difference. 

Church Stile is a Grade II listed building and one of the few 17th-century secular buildings still standing in Grasmere. During the 18th-Century it was an inn which occasionally housed William Wordsworth. Around 1840 it ceased to be an inn and subsequently became the home of Robert Hayes who had a market and nursery garden in the village – the humble beginnings of Hayes Garden Centre in Ambleside. We bought Church stile in 1968.