Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift? At Visit Exeter, we're giving you a little help and have come up with a list of gifts from Exeter you can spoil your loved one with this year. We’ve picked a selection of gifts for all budgets from tasty treats and small locally made gifts, to vouchers, days out and meals out! Well why not, it is Christmas after all!‎‏‏‎ ‎

A Roly’s Fudge gift box

Made using the best natural and carefully sourced ingredients, Roly’s Fudge from Exeter needs to feature on everyone’s gift list! Starting from only £16.45 per box (including P&P), all of their boxes are wrapped by hand for a personal fudge gift experience. From Christmas pudding, mint, vanilla clotted cream and cherry Bakewell flavours, to whisky and ginger, butterscotch and salted maple and pecan, your only problem will be deciding which ones to choose! 

A voucher for Winslade Manor

Treat your friends, family and loved ones to the ultimate indulgence of a Winslade Manor Restaurant and Bar e-gift voucher. You'll have two types of gift voucher - an eGift voucher (sent by email, on whichever date you chose) or a physical gift voucher, which can be collected in person. Valid for 12 months, this is the perfect opportunity to give someone a date to look forward to in the New Year! Click here to purchase yours.

A bottle of Exeter Gin

Winner of the Gold award for Taste of the West - South West England, Exeter's own premium gin is made in small batches and produced in a traditional copper still. Distillers have carefully selected 16 different botanicals to create this gin's unique flavour. In line with Exeter's Roman heritage, subtle tones of tarragon, basil, cardamom and marigold combine with a light spicy finish from pink and black peppercorns, whilst high quality juniper berries give this gin a full depth of flavour! Shop here.

A bread-making class with One Mile Bakery

Nothing is more delicious than the smell of freshly baked bread, so why not buy a gift voucher for a bread making course from One Mile Bakery? This fabulous Exeter bakery, offers a range of baking at home classes, so that more people can bake amazing bread and bakes at home. Over the course of a fun, relaxed day, you’ll learn to bake three recipes which incorporate all the core skills and knowledge for bread-making and leave you confident to tackle any bread recipe. Order gift vouchers for classes here.

A bottle or two of Ventons Devon Cyder

Give the cider lover in your life a sweet beverage this Christmas! Ventons Devon Cyder's gift packs start at £11.50 and have an incredible selection of flavours. Can't choose which ones? No problem, purchase an e-gift voucher and let them decide! Psst - use code SANTA10 for 10% off cider this December!

A Cygnet Theatre gift card

There’s never been a more important time to support local theatre. In Exeter, the Cygnet Theatre is a training theatre with a varied programme of classical, modern and musical plays throughout the year, including new theatre works. Cygnet graduates have gone on to have successful careers in all aspects of stage, film, TV & Radio. Why not help the Cygnet carry on training the next generation of performers, by purchasing one of their gift cards to put towards tickets for a future performance? For further details, contact the theatre here.

An InExeter gift card

Take the decision out of gifting and buy an InExeter gift card. A great way to support local independents and discover a huge choice of retailers from boutiques, artisan producers, lifestyle and homeware shops, jewellers, makers and crafters. With over 95 independents to discover, explore and support, you’ll be spoilt for choice of where to spend it! The card works in the same way as department store/shopping centre gift cards but for independents across Exeter city centre. The card will come with a backing and envelope, perfect for sending to someone special. Order online here - final posting dates: 18th December 2021 for second class post & 21st December 2021 for first class post.

Vouchers for the River Exe Café

Who doesn’t dream of warm summer evenings? Well, if you know someone who does just that, then why not buy them a gift card for one of the South West’s truly unique dining locations? The River Exe Café situated on a floating barge on the River Exe, just outside Exeter places special emphasis on seafood, the café uses the freshest local food, maximising the use of some of the finest food & drink producers in Devon. The Specials Menu changes daily according to what is available from the market and the local fishermen. The café is open from 1st April 2022 until September 2022, but vouchers can be bought anytime here, check out their reusable cups and gin too!

An exciting day out with Red House Mysteries

Red House Mysteries are Devon's foremost interactive game and escape room company. Their games and rooms are immersive, narrative driven stories, in which you not only have to find the clues and solve the puzzles to escape within an hour, but also follow the story and solve the mystery at the same time. They run their rooms for teams of 2 to 6 people so are suited to everyone from groups of friends, to couples looking for a more interesting date! Families are also very welcome. Gift vouchers are available for teams of 2 to 6 people, valid for 12 months from date of purchase. A perfect gift for any budding detectives in your life! Order here.

A fizz afternoon tea voucher at Exeter Golf and Country Club

Who doesn't love an afternoon tea? Head to the Wear Park Restaurant at Exeter Golf and Country Club for tasty treats and gorgeous views. Click here to purchase your gift voucher - this scrumptious gift will easily impress!

Haldon Forest Park membership

Haldon Forest Park is made up of 3,500 acres of woodland, just 15 minutes from Exeter. Open 364 days a year, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. With miles of trails for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders, there’s something for everyone. And the amazing news, is that you can save money and get free parking for a year at Haldon Forest Park and Bellever Forest, plus a range of great benefits and discounts when you buy membership. By gifting someone membership, you’ll be helping to support the forest and maintain the facilities for everyone to enjoy. Members also receive seasonal e-newsletters so they can discover more about local activities and events. Buy membership today here.

Landrover Experience gift vouchers

Land Rover Experience West Country, based just outside Honiton offer exhilarating off-road driving experiences from 1-hour tasters and half days, to full days for those in need of a real adrenaline fix! Gift vouchers are available for the perfect present or post lockdown family treat. Land Rover Experience West Country, covers 135 acres of outstanding East Devon countryside, with 35 acres of challenging off-road course. View and buy the full range of experience gift vouchers here.

A copy of Rockfish: The Cookbook

Do you have someone in the family or have a friend who is a big fan of Rockfish? Great news, the restaurant has a selection of tinned seafood (priced from £5!) and the new Rockfish: The Cookbook available to order from their website! Orders placed after midday on Tuesday 21st Dec and before midday on Wednesday 29th Dec will be delivered on Thursday 30th Dec. Orders placed after midday on Wednesday 29th Dec and before midday on Tuesday 4th Jan will be delivered on Wednesday 5th Jan.

Okay, you caught us out - Rockfish also has 8 increcible restaurants across Devon and Dorset, not just Exeter, but we're sure you'll agree these gifts are worth a mention!

Tickets to Gone Wild Festival 2022

Any adventurer will LOVE tickets to Nature Valley's Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls! Held at Powderham Castle, this event is the place to be for outdoor activity and fantastic music. Next year performers include The Script, All Saints, Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Reef, plus many more to be announced! Grab your tickets here. Want to find out more about our experience last year at the region's wildest festival? Check our blog to see what we got up to!

A Sound Gallery Studios voucher

Give your musical loved ones a memorable studio experience with the professional and friendly staff at Sound Gallery Studios. Their studio gift vouchers are the perfect gift experience for singers, solo artists, songwriters, bands and musicians - you'll fulfil someone’s musical dream to record in a professional recording studio!

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There’s never been a more important time to support Exeter’s fabulous independent shops, restaurants, food and drink producers, theatres, attractions and activity providers, so we hope this list of ideas inspires you to think outside the box this year, and have some fun shopping for your loved ones in Exeter!

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Roly’s Fudge Exeter
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At Roly's Fudge, visitors can watch fudge being made right in front of their eyes. Using artisan methods, the fudge is a melt-in-the-mouth experience made in a variety of flavours.

Winslade Manor
Restaurant
Fine dining at Winslade Manor

Winslade Manor Restaurant & Bar is an exciting new lifestyle destination for Exeter and the south west. Chef Director Matt Mason uses the best local ingredients in menus to suit every taste and occasion. We’re excited to welcome you as our guests.

Exeter Gin
Local Shop
Exeter Gin presented in a glass with ice and a lime

Winner of the award for Best Classic Gin at the Great British Food Awards 2020, Exeter's own premium gin is made in small batches and produced in a traditional copper still.

One Mile Bakery Exeter
Buy Online
One Mile bakery

Amazing handmade bread, soups & preserves delivered in Exeter by bike & inspirational baking classes.

Red House Mysteries
Alternative Days out
Red House Mystery

From Devon's most exciting Escape Rooms to monthly supernatural murder mysteries, large scale treasure hunts to postal and web-based interactive games - Red House Mysteries are here to inspire, intrigue and thrill.

Ventons Devon Cyder
Local Beers & Ciders
Ventons Devon Cyder selection

Traditional Devon Cyder made with the fresh pressed juice of East Devon apples and fermented with wild yeasts. Still or sparkling with draught or bottled options.

Cygnet Theatre
Theatre
Ham and Passion at the Cygnet Theatre (c) Maria Falconer

Cygnet is a training theatre with a varied programme of classical, modern and musical plays throughout the year, including new theatre works. The theatre has nearly 40 years experience of helping young actors to develop their individual qualities.  They offer drama training in the form of one day courses, a one year foundation course or three years full time professional training for actors.  Cygnet graduates have gone on to have successful careers in all aspects of stage, film, TV & Radio, to form their own companies and found theatres.

In Exeter Gift Card
Independent Shop
InExeter giftcard image

Take the decision out of gifting and buy the InExeter gift card. A great way to support local independents and discover a huge choice of retailers from boutiques, artisan producers, lifestyle and homeware shops, jewellers, makers and crafters.

River Exe Cafe
Local Produce Served
River Exe Cafe

A truly unique dining location, the River Exe Cafe is situated on a floating barge just off the water-ski lane on the River Exe.

Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Haldon Forest Park - Forestry Commission - walking with view

COVID-19: Most facilities are open but running a little differently. Please check before you travel. Haldon Forest Park is made up of 3,500 acres of woodland, just 15 minutes from Exeter. Open 364 days a year, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. With miles of trails for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders, there’s something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. Enjoy expansive views, exhilarating mountain biking, tree top adventures and orienteering courses. What will you discover? Walking Whether you’re looking for an easy-going trail for all abilities, play and adventure for the children or peace and quiet to observe the wildlife, we have a trail for you. Cycling Head out onto trails to suit all ab

Land Rover Experience West Country
Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre
Range rover in the woods

4x4 off-road driving instruction in Land Rovers on a site with full facilities, along with archery & clay pigeon shooting by arrangement.

Wear Park Restaurant at Exeter Golf and Country Club
Restaurant
Sunday Roast at Wear Park Restaurant

Located on the ground floor of our Georgian manor house, with views across the putting green and 18th, you can choose to dine in the bar, restaurant or outside on the veranda or terrace.

Rockfish Exeter
Seafood
External  image of Rockfish restaurant

Amongst the treats at this consistently award-winning restaurant are sustainably sourced and locally landed seafood, often cooked within hours of being caught. From your table by the Quayside enjoy simple, relaxed, ingredient-driven quality food for the whole family.

Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival at Powderham Castle
Young Adults & Teenagers
Gone Wild Festival

Nature Valley Gone Wild, the ultimate fun family festival, will return to Powderham Castle in Devon from 25th - 28th August 2022. Created in partnership with Bear Grylls, the festival promises experiences families will never forget including the chance to dance to live music including The Script, All Saints and Sophie Ellis-Bextor,  see famous explorers such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes and take part in many exciting outdoor activities.

Sound Gallery Studios
Event Venue
Sound Gallery Studios Mic

Sound Gallery Studios is a professional recording studio situated at Exeter Phoenix and established by social enterprise Sound Gallery CIC in 2008. Sound Gallery provides recording and rehearsal facilities for bands, musicians, record labels.

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