Christmas shopping at Sheffield Park and Garden
For a quality array of gifts our shops are the spot, stocking local Sussex specialities and hand-crafted goods alongside National Trust favourites. Christmas shopping doesn't have to be endless queuing and stress, instead pay our two shops and outdoor plant centre a visit to pick up presents for the whole family with free, easy parking plus a tea-room and stunning winter walks on hand.
Festive food and drink
Christmas is the time for a little indulgence and there are plenty of tasty treats to choose from including biscuits, naughty nibbles and a cheeky tipple or two.
As well as old favourites, such as the Christmas pudding chocolate bar and National Trust mince pies, look out for the gingerbread house kit which the kids will love to build then eat. Or why not try the new cranberry, clementine and orange liqueur fruit cake? Perhaps if savoury is more your thing, then we recommend you try the stilton and walnut biscotti which is new this year too. In the run up to the festive season, we'll be having tasting sessions twice a week to give you a chance to try some of these new treats as well.
For festive drinks this year, pick up a bottle of mulled wine, mulled cider, Christmas mead or ginger wine, the perfect accompliment to your celebrations. We also stock English Sparkling Wine produced by a multi-award winning East Devon winery and locally produced wine, both of which go rather well with a packet of mince pie fudge for an after dinner treat.
Look out for gifts this Christmas from the Natural World range, inspired by the obsession with nature of botanists, artists and collectors. This collection explores our heritage through objects and works of art that have been collected or created by people over the years, including pressed specimens of flora and fauna, insects and butterflies that were carefully collated and displayed in curiousity cabinets. The resulting print has been used across ladies accessories, home and kitchen products.
Gifts for kids
From crafting kits to outdoor adventure sets, gardening tools, books, soft toys and pocket money toys - ideal for Christmas stockings, there's a great selection for kids of all ages. Or maybe a game for the entire family to play? We've a selection of traditional favourites as well as jigsaw puzzles that can keep a young mind occupied for a few hours on a rainy afternoon. Plus a few tasty treats to slip into a stocking as well.
Christmas trees, cards and decorations for your home
There's plenty of choice for cards to send to friends and decorations to bring the festive touch to your home too. If you're getting organised early, the cards are in the shops now so pick them up before they sell out, as well as family planners, calendars and diaries.
In our outdoor plant centre this year, we're pleased to have a selection of 2ft Christmas trees too, both blue spruce and Norweigan pine, potted up so they can be transferred straight to your garden after twelfth night. There will also be some fresh wreaths to adorn your front door. Look out for these towards the end of November/beginning of December.
Once you've finished your shopping, take the opportunity to grab a coffee and cake in our tea-room or get some fresh air with a walk around the garden or parkland, and don't forget that all proceeds from our shops go directly to help protect special places like Sheffield Park for ever, for everyone.