Christmas shopping in Oxfordshire
Does the thought of battling the busy high street leave you cold? Is clicking on a keyboard to buy for your loved ones a little clinical? Come into the countryside then, for a warm welcome and really enjoyable Christmas shopping experience. Every purchase helps look after the places you love.
At Greys Court, Basildon Park, Stowe and all our places you can browse from hundreds of gift items including our new winter and Christmas ranges featuring exclusive products inspired by our historic sites.
Natural World collection
For instance, the Natural World collection is inspired by objects and artworks from our places created by people for whom nature was a vital part of life. The designers wanted to reflect the studious way that artists, botanists and collectors would become consumed with fascination for a particular species.
The designers painted directly from photographs of herbariums such as the one at Febrigg Hall in Norfolk using inks and watercolours. ‘We liked the way that that watercolours retain an inky, organic quality that flows well in our designs,’ says assistant designer Karen Lowes. The Felbrigg Herbarium print is used across ladies accessories and home and kitchen items.
The gift of National Trust membership
Can’t decide? The gift of National Trust membership gives a loved one a whole year of free adventures, and helps to support our conservation work here in Buckinghamshire. You can join or buy membership for friends and family at any of our places.
Need inspiration? There are lots of ideas for him, for her, for gardeners or kids in the online shop.