Christmas shopping at Wallington

National Trust Christmas decorations

After enjoying the festivities in the House and treating yourself to some seasonal goodies in the cafe, head to the gift shops where you can indulge in a spot of Christmas shopping.

Take time to browse the ranges in Wallington's gift shops this Christmas where you're sure to find something you just have to take home; whether it's a tin of festive biscuits (you can never have too many), that family calendar you've been looking for to keep everything on track or a good book to keep you entertained on a long, winter's evening, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Shop local this Christmas

We believe it's important to support local businesses and in our main shop we sell a selection of hand picked products.  Read more about some of the local suppliers we're working with.

Connell & Hart

Diane Hart and Paul Connell live and work in Northumberland. Making jewellery since 1989 they use a method based on the Pâté de Verre technique involving arranging grains of coloured and clear glass in hand carved moulds and fusing them in a kiln.

Oakwood Soaperie

Oakwood Soaperie is a small independent business based in the North East. All the soaps are handmade from natural ingredients in small quality-controlled batches using pure plant oils and butters, essential oils and organically grown flowers from within the estate. Ceri also uses raw honey and beeswax from her father’s bees in the range of natural products she makes, as raw honey has naturally soothing and healing properties making it a perfect ingredient in skincare. All the products are suitable for vegetarians and most also suitable for vegans too. They are free from parabens, preservatives, palm oil and mineral oils and suitable for most skin types

The Pure Candle Co.

The Pure Candle Company craft hand-poured 100% soy wax candles in their Northumberland studio, using soy wax and fragrances sourced and created in the UK. The candle fragrances are inspired by nature to calm, soothe and delight your senses and are environmentally friendly in every way.

They use 100% soy wax which is ethically produced from sustainable sources. The candles are clean burning, with no smoking or leftover wax and it’s not just the candles themselves that are environmentally friendly. As soy wax is biodegradable and water soluble, it means the glass containers are easily washable, making them recyclable or reusable - they make perfect drinking glasses!        

Carol Nunan

Carol Nunan is an artist and printmaker. She considers herself extraordinarily lucky to live in a beautiful part of the UK, in the historic market town of Hexham, which is at the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country in Northumberland.

‘I’m inspired by the wide skies and broad landscapes of my adopted home of Northumberland. There is so much rich history here – Hadrian’s Wall and the Romans, Neolithic stones, bronze age and Border Reiver settlements, medieval castles and the shoreline. That is not to forget the wild and rare flora and fauna, the geology of the Whin Sill and last but not least, the spectacular dark skies at night.’

Choose from a selection of greetings cards and prints that make lovely gifts while knowing the inspiration behind them

Lucy Clayton

With over 20 years’ experience in jewellery and design, Lucy collaborates with the artists in the North East where she lives and works, to make this unique jewellery collection.

The designs are inspired by the country around Hadrian’s Wall, the wildlife and seascapes of our beautiful coastline.

Each item is supplied on a card with details about the artists’ work that has been transferred onto nickel discs by Lucy.

You can support local too with a wonderful range of locally produced items available to buy.

Every penny you spend in the shop here at Wallington goes towards the many conservation projects that the team here work on all year round. Thank you for your support, it means so much. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

November's Book of the Month

Shed Heaven - November's Book of the Month
Shed Heaven - November's Book of the Month
Shed Heaven - November's Book of the Month

Shed Heaven

Anna Groves

£9.99

The National Trust looks after many of Britain’s most important and beloved buildings – its sheds. They lurk in the shadow of grand country houses; they brave the elements on the tops of cliffs. They have inspired famous writers and housed everything from bears to birdwatchers.

This book is a superbly illustrated celebration of some of the greatest sheds in Britain’s history, proving that they’re so much more than small storehouses – they are our homes from home. Britons own a world-beating 11 million sheds and spend over 60 million hours a week in them. This is the perfect gift for the shed head in your life.

Anna Groves co-wrote The National Trust Tour of Britain and has authored many National Trust guidebooks including Giant’s Causeway and Thomas Hardy’s Homes.

Go on, treat yourself - every purchase you make helps look after Wallington.