If you're looking for a special gift for someone with everything this Christmas - we may just have the answer.

Why not gift them a subscription to Cotswold Life Magazine.

Here, the editor of Cotswold Life, Candia McKormack gives us a taste of why this very local glossy title could make a perfect present for someone special.

A very warm ‘hello’ from the team here at Cotswold Life magazine.

October 1967 – the ‘Summer of Love’ – saw the birth of this rather special publication, and she’s been at the heart of this wonderful area ever since.

From the sweeping sheep-populated wild hillsides to the verdant river valleys, the Cotswold landscape echoes the diversity of this region and its people, and that’s just what Cotswold Life has been doing for the last 56 years.

We live in and love the area, and this is reflected in the pages of the magazine – from insightful interviews; essential town and village guides; inspiration for home and garden; health and wellbeing stories; in-depth and often astonishing heritage features; the finest Cotswold food and drink; farming and countryside issues; and news from our resident columnists, including Emma Samms, Dom Joly, Adam Henson, Sue Limb and Countess Bathurst.

The informative guides to our towns and villages, from Cheltenham to Shipston-on-Stour, Cirencester to Broadway, Bibury to Stow-on-the-Wold, and Malmesbury to Malvern, are all you need to get the most out of the region, while the monthly what’s on section provides calendar-filling events not to be missed. We ask the questions you would want us to, with recent interviewees including Tom Kerridge, Ben Fogle, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Toyah Willcox, Robert Fripp, Ray Mears and Dr Michael Mosley. The January 2024 issue features interviews with Adam Henson and Kaleb Cooper – both Cotswold farmers and TV personalities, but with very different stories to tell – plus a brilliantly illustrated map of Cotswold customs, and it also has our annual not-to-be-missed events planner for the year ahead.

A subscription to Cotswold Life brings you the very best of this glorious part of the country – delivered directly to your door – and a Christmas subscription* might just be the perfect gift for someone interested in the area, planning to visit, or even lucky enough to live here.

If you love the Cotswolds as much as we do, then Cotswold Life is all you need to ensure you get the best out of this beautiful area.

Merry Christmas, from us to you!

Candia McKormack

Editor, Cotswold Life

*A Christmas gift subscription to Cotswold Life is just £39.99 for 13 issues (including the essential Summer Special), saving you 33%, and we’ll even throw in a £10 John Lewis eGift Card. Visit www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/gift/cotswold to subscribe to this special offer today.