Prepare for Christmas at the Glyndebourne Shop
Christmas is on its way and with it an abundance of preparation; filling the larder, making the cake, hauling the decorations out of the loft and choosing gifts for friends and family. The festive season has now taken over the high-streets and online baskets are, click by click, being filled. The organised amongst us are boastful about the dent we’ve made in our lists, however many of us know that panic shopping could be an unwelcome stress around a month from now – for you, now is the time to get shopping. Whether a forward planner or a last-minute shopper, our seasonal collection of exquisite and original gift ideas for men, women, home and garden aims to offer up essential inspiration and ease.
We’ve carefully put together two hampers full of tasty Glyndebourne label treats made with quality local ingredients, along with an award-winning chocolate selection. Take the stress out of preparation in the kitchen for a loved one by ordering either the Ultimate Christmas Cake Hamper or the Ultimate Christmas Pudding Hamper. Hampers include delicious treats such as Glyndebourne Champagne, Sussex Smugglers Marmalade, Piccalilli and Sussex Red Tomato Chutney and Mulberry Jam made with fruit picked from the famous Mulberry Tree at Glyndebourne.
Christmas Decoration Ideas
We have a festive selection of decorative items to help you deck your halls or to gift. The jewel in the crown is the homegrown Glyndebourne Christmas Wreath which is handmade to order from foliage and berries picked from our garden by Head Gardener Kevin Martin. Alongside two other designs, we have a set of eight Xylophone Crackers – each one containing a music making mallet and a Xylophone bar in every colour of the rainbow. To add a touch of opera magic to your tree we have the Erté Der Rosenkavalier Glyndebourne Bauble 2018 by Halcyon Days, and to send to fellow opera fans we have a pack of eight O Christmas Tree Greetings Cards depicting characters from the 2019 Glyndebourne Festival Productions.
Women’s Gift Ideas
Our extensive selection of elegant gifts for women includes clothing, jewellery, accessories and scented body products. One of our top gift picks is the Blue Velvet Jewellery Roll, a stylish and functional duck egg blue velvet purse with satin lining and zipped inside compartments. Our reversible soft to wear Erté Red Silk Stole is made from 100% silk and black velvet and is guaranteed to add a flash of festive colour to an outfit. The Klimt Red laminated canvas tote bag in red, gold, black and green makes a wonderfully practical gift – also available are designs by Kandinsky, Monet and Delaunay Bleriot – whilst The Sussex Rose Hand Wash & Body Set made locally using essential oils of Rose, Rose Geranium, Rosewood, Palmarosa and Clove, is packed full of natural luxury.
Men’s Gift Ideas
For men, we have a selection of bow ties, socks, silk pocket squares and cufflinks in classic, contemporary and fun designs – with 40 different cufflink designs available online you’ll be spoilt for choice. New in are a rather fine pair of hand painted Enamel Pheasant Cufflinks with lustrous pearlescent colours and designed exclusively for Glyndebourne. Our bow tie range extends to 20 different designs and includes the William Morris patterned Morris Blue Poppy Bow Tie and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh patterned Mackintosh Rose and Teardrop Bow Tie, both made from 100 % silk. We also highly recommend the Erté Der Rosenkavalier Silk Bow Tie, with a stunning rose design from the 1980 Glyndebourne production of Der Rosenkavalier.
Home & Garden Gift Ideas
We have an abundance of gift ideas for the home and garden to suit a variety of budgets and tastes – from mugs and scented candles to Eden Project garden tools and handy drinks flasks. The vibrant exclusive Glyndebourne 'Opera Season' Mug by Grayson Perry is made from fine bone china and would be a hit with opera and art fans alike, whilst the warming scent of the luxurious Nutmeg, Ginger and Spice Christmas Fishbowl Candle will add a flicker of warmth at home. We have five fabulous Eden Project gifts; proving popular are the two-piece Trowel and Fork Set with sustainably sourced ash handle and leather ties and a stainless steel Vacuum Flask which is suitable for hot and cold drinks.
Stocking Filler Ideas
No one is ever too old to hang up a stocking and we’ve got plenty of great filler ideas - choose from a range which includes Music Dominos, Glyndebourne Bridge Cards and a Slim Volume by George Christie.
We hope our Christmas Collection makes gift shopping one of the more pleasurable preparatory tasks ahead of you. Merry Christmas one and all!