Brighton and Sussex Local Gift Guide

Local Gift Guide Ideas this Christmas

It’s the Christmas edition of BN1, and guess what? We’ve got some thrilling gift ideas to get you all excited over. Because, of course, what’s Christmas without a guide!?

Don’t overlook the brilliance of supporting local businesses – it’s a no-brainer! We’ve curated a collection of unique and delightful ideas to pleasantly surprise your loved ones. Take a peek! #ShopLocal #GiftIdeas

Arundel Wetland Centre Gift Card

Give a gift with a difference and know you’re supporting WWT Arundel Wetland Centre in their vital work to create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives. Their gift cards are plastic free and are redeemable in person in the WWT shop, the Water’s Edge cafe and on admission products. Choose a denomination from £0 – £250. Purchase at Arundel Wetland Centre or online. View Website:

The ultimate dog’s day out with the family at GOODWOOF 18 & 19 May 2024

A dog event like no other. You’ll find world-class competitions from top canine athletes; wellness workshops; talks from key behavioural and veterinary experts; free-of-charge activities that you can take part in with your dog; Field & Trail demonstrations plus treats and plenty of play.
Tickets: Eary bird tickets now available. Adults £30. Young people (13-21yrs) go half price. Children (12yrs and under) go free. Dogs go free too! Unlike other dog events, all activities are included within the price of your ticket

Wiston Estate Gift Voucher

Delicious, award-winning and locally produced wine for Christmas from Wiston. Open for wine tours and dining at Chalk (listed in The Good Food and Michelin Guides).

Wiston Estate is just North of Worthing – “come and visit us to discover this beautiful area of the South Downs. Our wines are made here in the heart of the National Park and celebrate the best of Sussex’s produce. Why not go big and treat yourselves to a magnum for a real celebration this year? Our Brut NV Magnum is simply a splendid addition to any Christmas spread – a mouth-watering combination of baked apples, spice, bright grapefruits, a touch of toasty, biscuity notes and a creamy finish. The perfect partner to canapés or Christmas lunch – a magnum elevates any occasion and looks fabulous on your table! You can pop into our cellar door shop and have a taste, a wine tour or a meal at Chalk – open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm. Or you can order wine online for delivery to your door. Free delivery for orders over £95.00”.

Gift vouchers available at:

Handmade Jewellery from AQUILA


Aquila is a collection of travel-inspired handmade jewellery, crafted using recycled silver and gold and inspired by age-old Indonesian artisan techniques. A small business, born out of passion for travel, jewellery and traditional silversmithing.

They use 100% recycled silver and gold (no mining!).
Handmade using traditional techniques from around the world supporting small artisan makers. Each piece has a travel story and is inspired by a different place or city in the world. Kraft Packaging – no plastic and UK designed. Website:
@ aquila.jewellery // 11 Dukes Lane | Brighton | BN1 1BG

Brighton & Hove Albion 2024 Calendar
The official 2024 calendar, featuring players from both men’s and women’s teams. Shop for this and all your other Brighton & Hove Albion gifts online or in their shops!

Christmas at Petworth House

This novelty group of mice offers a unique twist on your traditional nativity scene.
In this set you will receive the Mary, Joseph, Jesus, an angel, a shepherd and a sheep. All items have been hand made from wool and felt. Great as a gift this season. Items can be bought in the gift shop or from

Sponsor a Raystede animal this Christmas

Dot (left) is a miniature donkey who came to Raystede when her owner passed away. Purdie (right) is a 27-year-old Falabella X mare with a clubbed foot and sickle hocks.

Raystede is your local animal welfare charity that rescues, rehomes and provides sanctuary for many animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, alpacas, hens and exotic birds.

Sponsoring a Raystede animal helps to fund their care and give them a happy life.

All sponsors receive:

  • Updates on their sponsored animals
  • Personalised certificate
  • Invites to exclusive sponsor tours and a chance to meet the animals
  • Raystede magazine

Find out more about sponsoring Purdie, Dot or one of the other Raystede animals from just £5 per

Gift Highweald Wine and Tours

Nestled in the pristine medieval landscape of the High Weald, among West Sussex’s rolling, wooded hills, lies Highweald Wine, one of England’s finest sparkling wine estates.

Our award-winning wines are made with skill and care from vines grown on the area’s ancient clay and sandstone soils. Soils that have been prized for generations for their ability to sustain farmland and wildlife, and which now gift us with opulent wines that are satisfyingly complex and easy to enjoy.

This landscape is so special that it’s been awarded the protected status of ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, and we are proud to be its custodians. We provide dedicated habitats for birds, bats and insects, and farm our land sustainably in order to preserve and enhance it for future generations.

Our dynamic team, led by Robin Langton, takes great care over the creation of our wines, ensuring the perfect balance between traditional methods, modern technologies and expert instinct, resulting in beautiful wines which speak of their origins and are a joy to taste. Visit:

Langham Brewery Festive Gifts For Beer Lovers.

Langham Brewery offers delicious, award-winning beers, and craft beer gift packs, as well as brewery tour vouchers – learn how the brews are crafted, with plenty of samples to try. Brewery merchandise is another popular choice: Tshirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, beanies and caps, as well as glassware, growlers and bar runners.

Their ‘Brewer For The Day’ voucher could be the ultimate gift, as it allows the bearer to be an honorary member of the Langham team for a day, gaining hands-on experience in the brew house. Lunch in the Taproom is included, as is a Langham Tshirt and a Langham branded glass. They then pop back 2 weeks later to collect a mini-keg of the beer they brewed.

The brewery taproom offers friendly, welcoming service and is the perfect destination experience; ideal for a festive constitutionals – walkers, cyclists, hikers and their canine companions are all warmly welcomed. It’s also easy to visit by car, as there are plenty of free parking spaces at this wonderful ‘Brewery In A Barn’.

The Brewery and Taproom are open on 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th December – please check the website for full details.

Langham Microbrewery is in the South Downs National Park, near Petworth.

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