‘Tis the season to be jolly however Christmas present buying fatigue is real. We’ve taken some of the stress out of Christmas shopping with 6 locally sourced gifts for a real Cumbrian Christmas

For Those With A Sweet Tooth

We just love these sweet, little Christmas cookies from local cookie maker, Quirky Cookie Barn. Handmade in Carlisle, Quirky Cookie Barn cookies start from just £2 and make the perfect stocking filler.
Quirky Cookie Barn Cookies from £2. To order visit https://www.facebook.com/quirkycookiebarn

Christmas Cookies from Quirky Cookie Barn

For The Design Enthusiasts

From the same people that brought us chic log cabins Liddel Water Lodges, comes the new lifestyle brand Liddel Water Living. Selling at Christmas pops ups in the area, Liddel Water Living will bring their eclectic wares and Christmas deco to The Halston on various dates in the run up to Christmas. Visit their next pop up at The Halston on 19th December, 12pm – 8pm for an afternoon of shopping, mulled wine and mince pies.
Items starting from just £5for a full list of pop up dates visit www.thehalston.com/whats-on

For The Art Lover

For something truly unique choose an original piece of artwork from Carlisle based, mixed media artist, Daniel Ibbotson. A selection of Daniel’s artwork is currently exhibited in Penny Blue, Carlisle. Can’t stretch to an original? Prints of Daniels work are also available.
Daniel Ibbotson orginal artwork starting from £300.
View a selection of Daniel Ibbotson pieces at Penny Blue, 20 – 34 Warwick Road

For Your Vegan Pals

In 2019 it’s likely you have at least one vegan friend on your list. Skip the panic buying of Linda McCartney sausages in the frozen aisle of Lidl and get them something local, cruelty free and stylish from Carlisle indie beauty brand, Articka. We might be biased but their Halston range of shampoo, conditioner and bodywash with eucalyptus and bergamot rind is our favourite. Gender neutral and sleek looking these bottles will look great on anyone’s bathroom shelf.
The Halston Articka range is available to purchase exclusively from The Halston Reception, 20-34 Warwick Road. £16 per 250ml bottle.

For The Foodies

What do you get the foodie who has everything? Well.. more food of course! Treat your favourite foodie to a meal in our award winning restaurant, Penny Blue. Choose from Champagne breakfast for two, afternoon tea or pick a monetary value so they can spend on lunch, dinner, cocktails or all three.
Buy Gift Vouchers Online

Vouchers come sealed in a bronze foiled envelope and can be bought online or in person at The Halston reception. Visit www.thehalston.com/gifts to see a full selection of our available vouchers.

Tapas Selection from Penny Blue

For The Gin Obsessed

As gin fanatics ourselves it’s almost impossible to choose our favourite gin. Hit the high street this Christmas and pop into House of Malt on Warwick Road (just steps from our doors) where the team can help make your choice a little easier . This stunning store takes shopping for booze to another level – they didn’t win Carlisle Living’s Style in The City Award for nothing. If you’re quick, you might just be able to nab yourself a bottle of Carlisle Gin‘s new Raspberry & Passionfruit flavour with label designed by one of our favourite local illustrators, Yvette Earl.

photo: Carlisle Gin Facebook