Christmas Gift Guide 2023

15 November 2023


15 November 2023


Tick off your Christmas gift list at Brunel’s SS Great Britain gift shop.  With unique gifts for everyone from the history enthusiast in your life to the lover of all things local to Bristol.

It’s that time of the year to spread festive cheer with Christmas gifts for loved ones. Finding the right gift for the right person can be tough so we’ve narrowed down some of our gift shop favourites that also fit your budget. Tick off your Christmas gift list at Brunel’s SS Great Britain gift shop. 

With unique gifts for everyone from the history enthusiast in your life to the lover of all things local to Bristol. Visit our onsite shop or head online now for bespoke gifts that will have the WOW factor on Christmas morning. 

Gifts so good they can even make Victorians smile!

Top 3 Christmas Gifts under £20


Mr Brunel Christmas Decoration in the engine room

Brunel Christmas decoration   £13

This charming Brunel decoration will ensure your Christmas tree is perfectly engineered! Ethically sourced, this mini-Brunel comes complete with a stovepipe hat, watch chain and a miniature plan for the SS Great Britain.





Hammered Brass Star Earrings

Brass Star Earrings £10

Show them you think they’re a star with these beautiful Brass Star Earrings. Simplicity meets style with a subtle hammered effect which oozes understated elegance. Hand-made by Flowering Desert Project who provide training and fairly paid work for women from rural communities in Tamil Nadu, India.  





Winnie the Weevil £6.50

Winnie the Weevil is the perfect furry friend. New to our soft toy collection, Winnie was specially made for Brunel’s SS Great Britain. She is based on the tiny critters who liked to hide inside the ship’s infamous ship’s biscuits, and she enjoys racing around with her fellow tiny pals.  






Top 3 Christmas Gifts over £30


Sunday 26 November is Museum Shop Sunday #MSS. In collaboration with museum shops across the UK help to support our independent gift shop by choosing to do your Christmas shopping with us.

Receive 20% off when you spend £30 in our gift shop onsite & online from 26 Nov – Midnight 24 Dec. 



Pearl Chain Pendant £34

A stylish, modern necklace with a nod to Victorian tradition, this pendant combines gold and pearls in an elegant design.

Designers Just Trade work in partnership with small Fairtrade projects round the world.






Natural Ark £90

Inspired by the toys played with by Victorian children, this delightful wooden ark set makes a wonderful traditional gift for young children. The bright rainbow colours will fascinate little ones and the chunky wooden animals are perfect for little hands to hold. 






History of the world in 100 plants book £30

This book features colourful, inspiring illustrations and reminds us that we couldn’t live for a day without plants. The SS Great Britain had a part to play in the Victorian obsession with discovering new flora from around the world. Plant specimens were brought back to this country on board Brunel’s famous steamship, including several brand new species of orchid!





Top 3 Luxury Christmas Gifts 


Deck wood pen £75

Gift a little piece of the SS Great Britain with our luxurious deck pen. Handcrafted in the UK from the wood of the ship’s weather deck, this pen is a part of history and a timeless keepsake for that special someone.






Brunel 6 O’Clock Gin £45

Specially created to celebrate the opening of the Being Brunel Museum, this exquisitely distilled gin is the perfect tipple to delight loved ones this Christmas seasons. Purchasing this 6 O’Clock Gin directly helps to continue the work to preserve Brunel’s legacy with £1 from every large bottle supporting the Trust.






Stokes Croft China Teapot £55

Take tea in style with a bespoke Stokes Croft China teapot hand decorated in Bristol by Bev Milward. Inspired directly by ceramics in our archive, the copper lustre design mirrors Victorian methods of colouring ceramics. Limited edition each teapot is unique.




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