Christmas shopping at Bodiam Castle

Heart-warming decorations to inhabit your Christmas tree.

Our Castle gift shop is brimming with our new winter range, glittering Christmas gifts and tasty festive food. There's plenty to choose from that you'll be sure to tick a few things off your Christmas shopping list.

Decorate your tree and home

This Christmas decorate your tree and home with some of our exclusive natural decorations, paper chains, beautiful glass baubles and for that spare shelf some delightful fold-out Christmas trees. Taking inspiration from some of the special places that we care for, we also have gift wrap rolls, tissue and gift bags with a beautiful berry foliage print (Tyntesfield wallpaper) and scented candles with hints of pine, eucalyptus and patchouli are inspired by a jug housed at A la Ronde.

If you'd really like to push the boat out with your decoration, then choose from some of our larger or free-standing decorations. If you like a more traditional decoration, we've Christmas robins for your tree and woodland wreaths to grace your front door, and don’t forget the countdown to Christmas with an Advent calendar.

Christmas gift ideas

Inspired by an obsession with nature: the ‘Natural World’ collection.
Inspired by an obsession with nature: the ‘Natural World’ collection.
Inspired by an obsession with nature: the ‘Natural World’ collection.

If you're looking for that special gift then our 'Natural World' collection, inspired by the obsession with nature throughout the centuries, is bold yet elegant. Reflecting the studious way that artist, botanists and collectors would capture a particular species, the inky, organic colours depict delicate ferns and preserved dried flowers and will make a welcome addition to any kitchen shelf or dresser. 

For those who like their soft furnishings and fabrics there are snuggly scarfs and cosy cushions in deep red, green and blue botanical patterns inspired by the herbarium at Felbrigg Hall and candles scented with fresh fig and succulent raspberry, all entwined with floral notes of jasmine and rose.

Books and membership

On our book shelves you’ll find specially commissioned recipe and nature books, as well as those on a diverse range of topics including gardens, walking and heritage. Or this Christmas, give your loved ones more than 500 special places to explore with National Trust gift membership. And because so many of our products are exclusive to us and made in the UK, shopping with the National Trust at Bodiam Castle ensures that not only are you supporting a conservation charity, but every gift will be something a little bit different from what you’ll find on that busy high street.

Christmas treats

Everyone likes a special tasty treat at Christmas and this year we have plenty of great foodie gifts for you to choose from.  Our tins of biscuits are well decorated and will look good well into the New Year when you’re storing something else in them and there are some great chutneys to accompany your Boxing Day lunch.

For Christmas Day, complete your traditional lunch with a round Christmas pudding served with our delicious brandy butter and some freshly made custard and a little piece of Christmas pudding chocolate, if you have room.

You can make delicious mince pies with our pastry cutters and wooden rolling pin.
You can make delicious mince pies with our pastry cutters and wooden rolling pin.
You can make delicious mince pies with our pastry cutters and wooden rolling pin.

These are some of the special gifts that we have for Christmas but our usual gifts and souvenirs are still on sale too.  If you’re struggling to find that special gift, ask any of our shop team for advice. They’ll be pleased to help and are full of good ideas.

Happy Christmas shopping.