With Christmas rapidly approaching, and many of our retailers temporarily closed due to lockdown, you might be worrying about getting your shopping done this year.

Fear not! We have composed a guide to the best Christmas gifts available in Staffordshire, featuring a host of brilliant local indepedent businesses.

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Flavours of Staffordshire

The Titanic Brewery Pub in a Box is the ideal Christmas companion for any ale fan.

It has everything they need to survive the festive season, including 12 beers, a Titanic Brewery pint glass, snacks, beer mats and even a pub quiz.

Lymestone Brewery’s Cheese and Beer Box pairs six of their ales with delicious Staffordshire cheeses.

If something from the vine is more their thing, Buzzards Valley offers hampers packed with their award-winning red and white wines, plus gins, chocs and snacks to tuck into.

Canalside Farm have a selection of grazing platters to choose from, and will put together a bespoke hamper for a truly personal Christmas gift.

And the speciality, gift-wrapped cheeseboards from Essington Farm are ideal for those who prefer a savoury treat to round off the Christmas dinner.

Experiences for Two

A true Staffordshire experience awaits at World of Wedgwood!

The Wedgwood Experience Day includes creating a pot at the potter’s wheel, designing a plate in the Decorating Studio, and the chance to tour the factory and explore the fascinating Wedgwood Museum.

Treat them to a soothing spa day at Hoar Cross Hall, with full access to the facilities and relaxation areas.

Foodies will love a sumptuous Seed Chocolate tasting experience, or a day of gin-making with Nelson’s Distillery.

Or why not gift a journey on horseback through stunning countryside, thanks to Cannock Chase Trekking Centre?

Eating Out

Indulge in a delicious meal at Weston Park, where you can use the gift vouchers for dinner in the domes, afternoon tea in the historic house, or a chilled-out lunch in the Granary Brasserie.

There’s fine dining on offer at The Boat Inn too, a Michelin Guide regular and Staffordshire’s only restaurant with three AA Rosettes.

An exquisite afternoon tea at Denstone Hall Café would go down well, while a meal at The George Hotel in Lichfield would set them up for a day of sight-seeing in our wonderful Cathedral city.

And The Stafford Arms would be the ideal pit-stop before a thrilling day at Alton Towers or a relaxing rural stroll.

Getaway to Staffordshire

An overnight stay in one of Staffordshire’s best hotels is a great gift for anyone itching for a post-lockdown getaway.

They can spend the night in the centre of the action at Staffordshire’s newest hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn in Stoke-on-Trent, an ideal base to explore the county, with a Hilton Gift Card.

Or they can wake up with views of the Staffordshire Peak District, courtesy of a stay at the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa.

There are also vouchers for other rural retreats at Swinfen Hall Hotel in Lichfield, Goldstone Hall on the Staffordshire-Shropshire border, and the exquisite Moat House Acton Trussell, South Staffordshire.

Perfect for Kids

Peak Wildlife Park has the perfect Christmas present for animal lovers!

Their gift hampers include park entry, a VIP experience with the lemurs or penguins, a cuddly toy, notebook, pencil, pin badge and fridge magnet.

Trentham Monkey Forest has cuddly toys up for grabs too, with the unique macaque teddies available, as well as e-tickets and annual memberships.

Get the adrenaline pumping with paintball, quadbiking and other outdoor adventures at NPF Bassett’s Pole, or fly through the trees on the zip wires of Go Ape Cannock Chase.

There’s a huge range of aviation-themed treats at the Royal Air Force Museum’s online shop, from models and kits to books and DVDs.

Season Passes

Many of our wonderful attractions, such as Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and The Trentham Estate offer season passes, which offer unlimited visits for one price, so are well worth a look for those last-minute stocking fillers.