Published: 06:00, 09 December 2020
We've got gifts all wrapped up.
Here's our guide to 15 Kentish goodies you can order in time for Christmas:
Chapel Down's Rose Brut
A delicate rosé with an eye-catching pink top, it's great accompaniment to roast turkey with cranberry sauce, and fruit-based desserts. £24.99, from Waitrose or chapeldown.com
This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing by Jacqueline Winspear
A memoir to growing up in rural Kent by the New York Times bestselling author and writer of the Maisie Dobbs novels. £18.99 in hardback, published by Soho Press.
Lavender-infused soaps from Castle Farm
Handmade exclusively for Castle Farm at Shoreham - home to spectacular summer lavender fields - using 100% pure essential oils and embossed with a sprig of lavender. £5.95 each or £29 for a Soft Skin Tin at castlefarmkent.co.uk
Sissinghurst: The Dream Garden by Tim Richardson
A coffee table tome with pictures, dedicated to Vita Sackville-West’s garden at Sissinghurst Castle - one of the most visited gardens in Britain - with descriptions of plantings all through the year. £30 in hardback, published by Frances Lincoln.
Dead Already by Tim Adler
The former Daily Telegraph commissioning editor's new thriller novel, Dead Already, takes the famous seaside town of Margate as one of its locations for a neo-Shakespearean supernatural thriller. £9.99 in paperback, published by Caffeine Nights.
Fudge Kitchen Crackers
A little festive treat, get them direct from Fudge Kitchen's website or the Produced in Kent website. £3.50, available in sets of two or six at fudgekitchen.co.uk/en
Hornby Junior Paddington™️ Train Set
This battery-operated Paddington themed train set is the perfect introduction into the world of Margate-based Hornby. £34.99 at hornby.com
Monkey's Fist Door Stop
Made by the master ropemakers at the Chatham Historic Dockyard (currently closed for winter) it's shaped like a small bunched fist and is weighted. £35.99 at master-ropemakers.co.uk
Beating Heart t-shirt, The Forum
Hard-hit live music venue The Forum in Tunbridge Wells moved into merchandise this year to boost funds. This pink t-shirt is from a range of tops, hats, scarves and bags. £17 at twforum.co.uk
Wall Mounted Deer Head
This individual vintage treat is from Discover Handicrafts in The Green, Tunbridge Wells. Browse the collection at discoverhandicrafts.com. Deer head £55.
Shell Light Pull
The Shell Grotto in Margate is closed to visitors during Tier 3 restrictions you can browse the shop full of unique items online at shellgrotto.co.uk. Light Pull £9.75 plus P&P.
Christmas Jumper Minikeg
Mad Cat Brewery in Faversham is now selling its beers direct to the public rather than just to trade buyers. The
Christmas Jumper 5 litre Minikeg promises to be rich, nutty and festive. £23.50, order by December 21 for Christmas at madcatbrewery.co.uk
Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale
A special ale with a fragrant, hoppy aroma and palate, you can get 12 500ml bottles from the Faversham Brewery's online shop for £32. Go to shepherdneame.co.uk
Little Devil Chutney
At the Kent Chilli Farm near Dartford they're passionate about growing chillies and making their own products. Try this spicy little devil at £4 for a 300g jar. Order at kentchillifarm.co.uk
Kentish Raw Honey
At Reuthe’s-The Lost Gardens of Sevenoaks, the beehives are nestled in the orchards, where the bees feast on the flowers of quince, chestnut and apple. A jar of Kentish Raw Honey is £9.99 at reuthes.com