By Parkdean Resorts on 01/08/2023
Known for its stunning beaches, picturesque towns, and rich history, Cornwall is a popular tourist destination that attracts visitors from all over the world. As well as its natural beauty and cultural attractions, Cornwall is also home to a number of unique and charming shops that offer a wonderful shopping experience, especially if you go in search of its delightful independent shops.
Whether you’re exploring the hidden treasures of the charity shops in Truro or looking for the perfect souvenir to take home, shopping in Cornwall is a great day out if you’re staying at one of our holiday parks. Don’t forget that you can also buy great gifts for your kids on-park, including all their favourite Starland Krew merchandise.
Shopping’s also a great rainy day activity when you’re looking to go exploring the best that the little towns and villages have on offer. And if you’re planning a cheap holiday, you can find great bargains available from local sellers.
To help you plan your ideal shopping trip as part of your holiday, we’ve pulled together this guide to the best unique and independent shops in Cornwall.
Souvenir Shops in Cornwall
The Cornish Store
Located in the historic town of Falmouth, The Cornish Store is a one-of-a-kind, pint-sized department store that offers a wide variety of high-quality Cornish gifts for any occasion and budget. Their selection includes everything from Cornish Hampers and St. Piran flags to jewellery, books, music, clothing, and even chocolate pasties!
The Cornish Candy Shoppe
The Cornish Candy Shoppe in St Ives is a traditional sweet shop that offers a wide range of handmade sweets and fudges. Their products are made using traditional recipes and techniques, and the shop itself is decorated in a charming and nostalgic style. Visitors can sample a range of sweets and fudges before making their purchase, making it a fun and interactive shopping experience.
Established in 1968, Cornish Delights in Looe is a charming, small family business that has now entered its third generation. They specialise in selling a variety of delicious treats, including fudge, rock, biscuits, sweets, and ice cream. Customers return time and time again to indulge in their favourite fudge varieties, which are a real crowd-pleaser. Upstairs, visitors can discover Miss Marples tea room, which offers a range of delightful treats to enjoy alongside a steaming pot of tea. With a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, Cornish Delights is a must-visit destination for anyone with a sweet tooth.
If you’re heading to Truro, Cornish Gems in Threemilestone is well worth a stop. This charming and unique souvenir shop offers a range of products inspired by the Cornish countryside. Their products include Cornish-themed gifts, homeware, clothing, and accessories, all of which are designed to capture the essence of Cornwall.
Fowey River Gallery
Fowey River Gallery in the charming harbour town of Fowey is a unique and creative souvenir shop that offers a range of handmade and unique products inspired by the Cornish landscape. Their products include ceramics, textiles, jewellery, and paintings, all of which are made by local artists and craftsmen.
Clothes Shops in Cornwall
Roo's Beach is a boutique clothing shop on the outskirts of Newquay, that offers a range of stylish and fashionable clothing and accessories for women. Their products include dresses, tops, skirts, and accessories from a range of designers and brands, including many that are exclusive to Roo's Beach. The shop has a laid-back and bohemian atmosphere, with fashions that shout effortless individuality.
Starting out as a family owned shop in Penzance in 1981, Seasalt Cornwall has grown into a national high street favourite, with stores across the UK and Ireland. It’s range of stylish and sustainable products are inspired by the Cornish coast - with wares including clothing for women, men, and children, as well as accessories such as bags, hats, and scarves. They also feature a range of homeware and gifts, making it a great place to pick up a souvenir for a loved one. Check out their shops in Falmouth and Truro on your next visit.
Quba & Co
Quba & Co is a unique clothing shop that specialises in nautical-inspired clothing and accessories. Their products include jackets, sweaters, shirts, and accessories made from high-quality materials and with attention to detail. With shops located in coastal towns across England and Wales, including Fowey, St Ives, Falmouth and Padstow in Cornwall. It’s a must visit for nautical lovers.
Finisterre is a clothing and accessories shop that specialises in sustainable and functional clothing for men and women - with a range including beach and surfing gear, jackets, coats, sweaters, and accessories made from eco-friendly materials with a focus on durability and quality. With shops across Cornwall, including St Ives, St Agnes, Falmouth and beyond - it’s a great place to pick up some new swimwear for your Cornish staycation.
Homeware Shops in Cornwall
Heather Jane & Co
Located in the charming seaside town of Fowey, Heather Jane & Co is a wonderful little shop that celebrates the work of local crafters. Their collection exclusively features handmade items sourced from small businesses and creators throughout the South West. From bath bombs and candles to art, jewellery, cushions, wooden accessories, and ceramics, their selection is sure to delight.
Jo Downs Handmade Glass
Jo Downs Handmade Glass is a unique and beautiful homeware shop that offers a range of stunning glassware and decorative items. Their products include handmade glass vases, bowls, and platters, as well as wall art and gifts. They also offers glass blowing demonstrations, allowing visitors to see the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into each piece. With shops across Cornwall, including Fowey, Padstow and St Ives, it’s a great place to pick up a souvenir to proudly display at home.
Uneeka is a stylish and contemporary homeware shop that offers a range of modern and unique products for the home. Their products include furniture, lighting, textiles, and accessories, all of which are designed to be both functional and stylish. Their shops in Truro and Falmouth are a must for homeware lovers.
The Clementine is a chic concept boutique located in the picturesque seaside town of Fowey and the charming city of Truro. Both stores offer a range of homeware, lifestyle & gifts, including locally made and sustainable items, supporting local artisans.
Jewelers in Cornwall
Cornwall Gold in Redruth is a beautiful and unique jewellery shop that offers a range of beautiful jewellery made from Cornish gold and tin. Their products include wedding rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, all of which are made with attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. The shop also offers a range of experiences, including jewellery-making workshops and tours of the nearby Tolgus Tin Mill.
Michael Spiers Jewellers
Michael Spiers Jewellers is a luxurious and elegant jewellery shop in Truro that offers a range of high-end jewellery and watches. Their products include diamond rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces, as well as luxury watches from brands such as Rolex, Cartier and Omega. The shop has a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere - it’s ideal if you’re looking for an extra special gift.
Silver Origins is a unique and contemporary jewellery shop that specialises in handcrafted silver jewellery inspired by the Cornish coastline. Their products include rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, all of which are made from high-quality sterling silver and feature beautiful designs inspired by the sea and nature. Their shop in Marazion and St Ives also offer a range of gifts and souvenirs, making it a great place to find a special memento of your visit to Cornwall.
Baby and gift shops in Cornwall
Sweet Dreamzzz Baby Store
With stores in in Penryn and St Austell, Sweet Dreamzzz is a stockist of Mamas & Papas, Cosatto, Phil n Ted, Joie, Egg, Oyster, Ergobaby, Maxi Cosi, iCandy, Mountain Buggy, Ickle Bubba, Snuz and more. It also sells everything you could need while bringing a baby on holiday, including toys, gifts, bathing and changing equipment.
If you're in search of a lovely gift for a little one or simply looking to indulge in some shopping yourself, make sure to visit Hudson in St. Ives. Although they offer a small collection of cushions and ceramics for the home, their main focus is on children's nursery items, including beautiful Maileg toys and accessories. Additionally, they also sell stationery and crafts, making it a perfect destination for creative minds.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan Gift Shop
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a stunning garden attraction located in St Austell. Their gift shop offers a range of beautiful and unique gifts for babies and young children, including clothing, toys, books, and accessories. They also have a range of eco-friendly and sustainable products, making them a great choice for conscious gift-givers.
Cornwall is home to a range of unique and charming shops that offer something for everyone. From locally sourced food to handmade sweets and stylish clothing, these shops are a great way to experience the best of Cornish culture and craftsmanship as well as having a great day out and supporting local businesses and people.
So next time you are staying at one of our holiday parks in Cornwall, be sure to visit these shops and discover the hidden gems of this beautiful county.