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  1. Cornwall is well known for creativity and art and is home to many wonderful galleries, shops and thriving markets.

    In SW Cornwall, a little fishing village, Porthleven, is home to the wonderful Shipyard Market.  Porthleven is very well known already as a foodie paradise with many beautiful restaurants and cafes.  Just behind the harbour front, within the Shipyard, there is a thriving, bustling emporium of new and exciting independent businesses, all different and unique.

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    Here you'll find everything you could imagine, all under one roof.  So, no matter what the weather is doing, you can enjoy browsing and shopping as well as treating yourself to a coffee, a pastry or some delicious food.

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    Cornish Magpie is delighted to be a part of this melting pot of creativity.  Within the new Cornish Magpie shop, you'll find a whole host of gift ideas and homewares. There are souvenirs such as magnets, there's cards, dog bandanas, soaps and room fragrances, tide clocks, Roka bags and backpacks as well as washbags, purses, prints, scarves and so much more. A little shop full to the brim with a host of gorgeous items, all personally created and curated.


    Bolla Kitchen is our fantastic cafe.  If you're a coffee lover you'll love it - and the sweet treats and foods have to be tasted to be believed.  With loads of space to sit and relax, why not pop by and enjoy some refreshments followed by some retail therapy.


    Ebb and Flow is an ethical clothing and lifestyle shop.  Full of fair trade loveliness, you'll find beautiful clothes, candles, incense sticks, socks and jewellery.  A visit to Ebb and Flow rarely means you'll walk away with nothing, there's so much choice.

    ebb and flow

    Porthleven Beer Seller is our resident beer seller...but it's not just beer.  There's rum, gin, raw chocolate, peanut butter, sauces and more.  You can taste some of the products on offer before deciding and you can even enjoy your purchase at one of our long, communal Shipyard tables - just ask for a glass.


    Julia Schofield Jewllery is just heaven for those who love handmade, unique jewellery.  Created with precious and semi precious stones, each and every piece is an original work of art. Julia also takes commissions and her jewellery and tiaras are perfect for weddings or special occasions.

    julia schofield

    Maka Play is our wonderful little toy shop. Kids will make a bee line for this shop full to the brim with dolls, wooden toys and ethically made toys.  There are dinosaurs train sets, rag dolls, soft toys plus beautiful gift ideas such as lip salves, nail varnishes and colouring books. If you can't find it yourself, your children most certainly will.


    The Butcher's Bakehouse is our awesome bakery.  From croissants to focaccia, and from loaves of bread to brownies, it'll be difficult for you to come away with just one or two things.  Everything is freshly baked and produced and absolutely delicious.  Enjoy a cake or cruffin from the bakery with a coffee from Bolla Kitchen.

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    MKM Jewellery is a handmade range of silver, copper and brass creations.  Lovingly handmade right here in Porthleven, the jewellery range includes earrings, rings, necklaces and hair pins and is all very reasonably priced.  You can try things on too before deciding on what to treat yourself to.


    Panchi Ice - home to bubble tea and rolled ice -cream.  Join the queue of visitors eager to witness the theatre of the rolled ice-cream being made, it's a joy to watch.  And not just bubble tea and rolled ice-cream, there's also a changing menu of sweet treats such as pancakes and roti.


    Steelworks is our stunning art gallery, home to Liz Dickinson, artist. The walls are covered in artwork which will remind you of the oceans and landscape of Cornwall.  Abstract landscapes and interiors, painted in acrylic and mixed media as well as original paintings on stainless steel.


    Nest Home Designs is a handmade lover's destination.  Ceramic and home decor creations all made in beautiful Cornwall.  The stunning fabric items include lampshades, washbags and cushions - while the pottery includes mugs, vases, dishes and more in a variety of stunning designs and glazes,

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    Although tucked away behind the harbourfront shops, the Shipyard Market in Porthleven is most definitely worth a visit.  Look out for the yellow flags and you'll know youre headed in the right direction.  We're pretty sure you won't be disappointed.

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  2. In just over a week, we'll be into December and the countdown to Christmas will really begin. In today's Christmas Shopping Guide, I'll lead you through a few ideas of gift ideas for your friends and family from Cornish Magpie.

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    Gifts for Her

    Here at Cornish Magpie, we've a host of beautiful gift ideas for your Mum, wife, girlfriend or daughter - or anyone else for that matter.  

    Wonderful Scented Soap

    Moisturising, triple milled vegetable soap, enriched with shea butter. Vegan friendly, not tested on animals. Lots of amazing fragrances, including the seasonal Christmas Spice and Christmas Tree. Only £5.50 for a big bar.

    Seagull Soap

    Heavenly Scented Candles

    Made from eco friendly soy wax, these candles are cruelty free and vegan friendly with an 80-90 hours burn time. They're highly scented and handmade in the UK. From £12.

    Candle 1

    Supersoft, Cosy Scarves

    Beautiful winter scarves in so many beautiful designs.  They're soft and stylish and come is a variety of weights, from lightweight Spring scarves, through to Autumn mid-weight tassled scarves and warm, heavier Winter scarves.  They really are supersoft and great for keeping the chilly weather at bay or sprucing up an outfit. £10, £12 and £18.50.

    Scarf Mustard Mulberry Trees 2

    Kitchen Worktop Savers


    Bring a little bit of the seaside to your home. Our lovely glass surface protectors / worktop savers are made from tempered recycled glass, and are dishwasher proof and heat resistant.They've a textured finish a little rubber bumper feet to protect your surfaces. They're great for adding a little bit of a coastal theme to your kitchen, both lovely to look at and even better to use, available in a variety of seaside designs. £28.00



    Gorgeous wash bags and cosmetic bags made from wonderfully soft oilcloth.  Available in mini, medium and large sizes. Loads of beautiful designs to choose from.  Both the medium and large sizes are also fully lined. Prices £5.50, £9.50 and £13.50


    Gifts for Him

    Men can be notoriously difficult to buy for but we hope you find something here at Cornish Magpie.

    Mugs, mugs and more mugs

    Whether you prefer ceramic, porcelain or enamel mugs, we've got you covered.  Choose from our ever-popular blue and white coastal range or our shoal of fish or boat ranges. Prices from £9 upwards.

    Anchor Mug


    Coasters are forever popular and we've got them individually to choose from or in sets which save you a little money. Too many designs, you're just going to have to check them out for yourself - but we're confident you'll find something fabulous for the man in your life. Ideal for any kitchen, coffee table or desk - and why not match a coaster with a mug for that perfect all in one gift? Coasters from £3.25 individually.

    2. Glass Starfish Coaster

    Tea Towels

    An unlikely gift, perhaps, but experience shows us that our male customers love our tea towels. They're big, bright and bold and are sure to make kitchen chores a little more pleasureable as well as adding a splash of colour. £9.

    1.Tea Towel

    Scented Soap

    We've lots of fragrances that will appeal to the man in your life - Sandalwood and Seaweed are definitely favourites but it's all very individual.  And because we have so many different varieties of soap, we're confident that there's going to be something just perfect for you in our range.

    SOAP Vintage Sandalwood

    Stocking Fillers and Cards

    It's not always about the bigger gifts, here at Cornish Magpie we have loads of smaller, inexpensive gift ideas and a huge range of cards, both for Christmas and other occasions.

    Christmas Baubles

    For all Cornwall lovers, have a little look at our expanding range of wooden baubles - a reminder of wonderful holidays or family trips or a gift for someone who loves Cornwall but is no longer living here.  Forever popular and not just at Christmas.  A great little postable gift or Secret Santa. £4.50.

    Wooden Baubles


    A thoughtful gift of  a little magnet is sure to make someone smile.  Great for Secret Santas and super easy to post.  Lots and lots of designs. £2.50.

    Mermaid magnet

    Christmas Cards

    Browse our range of Nadelik Lowen cards (Cornish for Happy Christmas).  Great for all Cornwall lovers or to send to someone who's moved away but still loves Cornwall.

    NL Cards

    So, there you have it.  Our little roundup of gift ideas.  Of course, there's far more on the website than we can cover here, but we hope we've provided you with a little bit of inspiration for Christmas gifts and stocking fillers this season.