Here's our round-up of the very best Christmas markets and shopping centres in Cornwall, so you've got something different to put under the tree this year.
Its annual Christmas Market in early December normally signifies the start of Christmas for me and Nick, but why wait til the crowds arrive?
The bustling fishing port of Padstow is beautiful in the Winter and offers a fantastic choice of quirky gifts to make anyone smile.
Famous for its amazing natural light which attracts landscape artists throughout the year, St Ives offers an eclectic mix of independent shops and cafes.
The window displays are always pretty, and at Christmas they light up the streets with their traditional decorations, handmade gifts and locally sourced food.
Wadebridge is fast becoming a foodie destination, with many independent Cornish food and drink producers selling in the town.
If you know someone who loves a bit of oak-smoked salt, someone who lectures educates their friends on the latest avocado shortages, then Wadebridge has gifts they will love.
This historic town sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the South coast of Cornwall, with a large river and deep water harbour adding to its character.
Medieval and Georgian buildings line the narrow streets, where you'll find quaint tea rooms, colourful independent shops and endless references to the town's most famous resident, Daphne Du Maurier.
Perched on the western tip of Cornwall is this tiny fishing village. You may have heard of its Christmas lights, which reflect on the waters of the harbour every December, but you may not know about its art galleries, cafes and boutique shops.
PS To avoid any stress when trying to find a parking space, we advise you take the short bus ride from Penzance. Alternatively, you could park in Newlyn and walk along the coast, it's a lovely walk into Mousehole, with gorgeous views of Mounts Bay.
If you're looking for a day's serious shopping, you must visit Truro. It's only 15 minutes from the cottages here at Callestock, with loads of parking, a very affordable (and reliable) Park & Ride service, and scores of fabulous shops.
The iconic 19th Century Cathedral is always worth a visit, and there are also loads of hidden gems tucked away in the markets and cobbled streets.
You'll find a fascinating mix of specialist shops, from the popular independent bookshop to the art galleries, jewellers and artisan food producers.
Its thriving high street, packed with shops, pubs and cafes, ensures you'll find every gift you need, even the difficult uncle who already has everything.
If a shopping trip to Cornwall is at the top of your Christmas list, you can book a 3 or 4-night stay at Callestock Courtyard, from just £275 for two.
Call Liz today on 01872 540445 and book your Cornish shopping break - a short break that will take the stress out of Christmas shopping, and bring comfort and joy to the lucky gift recipients on December 25th.