In At Home

You may not be able to visit the city in person, but that doesn’t stop you experiencing all the quirky, decadent sides of Brighton from the safety of your sofa. Check out our ideas for enjoying the city from home, or if you can bear to part with them, you could always buy unique, one of a kind Christmas gifts and support our lovely local shops too.

Photo of colourful houses in Brighton

Brighton Photography Calendar – Brighton up your walls

A feast for the eyes showcasing the unusual, vibrant sights of the city along with stunning photography of our coastline and wildlife, with stunning images from Brighton Photography gallery, order for yourself or a perfect gift for any Brighton fan.

Brighton Gin – Distilled by the seaside

Brighton Gin is a local legend, get your hands on either their standard or navy strength gin and mix your martini like a local. With cocktail ideas on their site too, you can raise your mixology game although please drink responsibly.

Cielo Cakery – Brighton born and baked

With a wide range of drool worthy brownies, blondies and cake jars that have to be seen to be believed, Cielo offer a postal service, so prepare your own Brighton afternoon tea – delicious!

Brighton Food Tours - Foodie heaven

If you need a gift for your resident foodie, the award-winning Brighton Food Tour is guaranteed to blow them away, with a 3-hour tour of the cities culinary hotspots they will discover new ingredients and most likely their favourite restaurant! Although tours won’t be running during lockdown their vouchers are valid for 12 months so the recipient will have plenty of time to enjoy your gift.

Curry Leaf Cafe at Home – South Indian street food to your doorstep

This hugely popular Brighton restaurant has been serving mouth-watering Indian street food in the city and the awards have not stopped flooding in since they opened. Curry Leaf Cafe at Home allows you to order chilled versions of award-winning South Indian street food, curries and tandoor dishes delivered directly to your door, ready for the home fridge or freezer. Plus whilst you’re tucking into your Mutter Paneer (my personal favourite), know you’ve also helped contribute free meals to the Brighton Food Bank.

Bird & Blend – Cosy up with a Brighton blend

With the colder weather in full swing, nothing is as comforting as a nice hot cuppa, from classic blends to peach cobbler flavoured tea you will definitely find a new favourite brew here. We love that each order comes with a handwritten message and ideas for other imaginative blends, our insider tea tip – the carrot cake blend tastes exactly like a slice of cake in a mug, divine (and less calories).

Treatment Rooms – Plan to relax

One of the city’s most indulgent spas offer gift vouchers with a lengthy 24 month validation period, so you can look forward to booking in a treat for either yourself or a love one and rest assured it will still be valid when you’re ready to treat yourself. They also offer a wide range of indulgent products that can be ordered online, so you can have a facial at home while you wait for things to open again.

Theatre Royal – The show must go on

From gripping dramas to sing-a-long performances that will make you jump out your seat, the Theatre Royal has been entertaining the community for over 212 years. Booking a show in advance gives you plenty of time to plan your visit and perhaps organise a meal before or after?

Lavender Room – The heart of the North Laine direct to your door

The Lavender Room offer a range of eclectic, carefully sourced home accessories, jewellery, and fashion including vintage inspired homewares. With stylish items which you won’t find anywhere else, you can either buy something beautiful for you to look at whilst at home or gift an exquisite item knowing you’re supporting an independent Brighton shop.

Baroque Bespoke Jewellery – Gift the beauty of bespoke jewellery

Brighton’s lanes are famous for its jewellers, boasting dazzling displays of diamonds, with most shops nestled in the oldest part of the city - The Lanes. Baroque Bespoke jewellery offer one off pieces that you can commission or buy direct, no idea what your loved one would like? No problem they do gift vouchers too.

JJ Waller's Sussex by the Sea - Holidays at Home

JJ Waler is famous for capturing the Brighton spirit on film - in fact one of his photos features in our Never Normal campaign - relive memories of holidays by the seaside in Brighton and Sussex with his latest book of photograps: Sussex by the Sea. 

These are just some of what the city has to offer, now more than ever it is important to support independent shops, so rather than ordering online from a big store why not help the smaller businesses, you’ll be guaranteed to find a one off treat or gift that has been made with love in the heart of our vibrant, quirky city.





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