Christmas shopping season at Stowe

Stallholder display in the parlour rooms at Stowe decorated for Christmas

If the thought of battling the busy high street leaves you cold and clicking on a keyboard to buy treasured gifts for your loved ones seems a little clinical, come and enjoy your Christmas shopping at Stowe.

From 12 November to 16 December, the historic Parlour Rooms will be filled with the warmth and chatter of local artisans, artists and hand-made food producers. The stallholders will switch every few days, selling their hand-made cards, door garlands, cushions, scented candles, chutneys, chocolates and liqueurs.

There’s even a stall-holder selling dog accessories – which is perfect, as dogs are welcome in the Parlour Rooms. You could let them choose their own gift before heading out on a walk around the garden.

And if you don’t find what you’re looking for in the Parlour Rooms, there’s always the National Trust shop filled with Christmas gifts inspired by our special places.

If you’re coming to shop mid-week, make an occasion of it and book a Christmas lunch in the cafe.