From the usual socks, slippers and perfume to more unusual gifts such as sailing days, theatre tickets and food hampers - the ideal Christmas present is available on The Suffolk Coast!
For the Foodie
The ideal present for a foodie, a Suffolk Coast Hamper is sure to put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas. Take a trip to the many delis, farm shops and food producers on The Suffolk Coast and treat your loved one to a basket crammed with smoked fish and oysters from Pinney’s of Orford, meats, breads and cheeses from Suffolk Food Hall, locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables from Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers and breads, jams, chutneys at Snape Maltings’s famous farmer’s market.
Of course no Suffolk Coast hamper would be complete without a bottle of Adnams! Whether the favourite tipple is gin, ale or wine, you can stock up on presents (and a bottle or two for yourself) at one of the many Adnams shops across The Suffolk Coast.
For Fashion and Homewares
From stocking fillers such as socks, underwear, nightwear, perfume, bags and jewellery, to jumpers, coats, shoes and homewares, you will find a wide array of ideal Christmas gifts in the many boutiques and homeware shops dotted across The Suffolk Coast.
Be sure to check out Inspirations in Wickham Market; selling a range of mens and ladies clothes, toys, shoes, bags and books plus candles, pictures, artwork and stationary. Whilst you’re in Wickham Market, check out the monthly market which takes place on a Wednesday for local produce and handmade crafts.
Situated in the coastal village of Pakefield, near Lowestoft, you will find Ferini Art Gallery. Here you can invest in beautiful water colours, oil paintings, sculptures and jewellery - an extra special present to go underneath your tree this Christmas.
For the baker or cook in your family, pop into Ruby & Scarlet in Felixstowe. The contemporary kitchen shops stocks a range of cookware from brands including KitchenAid and KitchenCraft.
If designer togs are what you desire, then a trip to Collen & Clare should be a part of your Christmas shopping; stocking designer brands including Mulberry, Barbour, Levis and Ugg. And for outdoor enthusiast amongst you, pop in to O&C Butcher in Aldeburgh, who stock a range of clothing from Barbour, Harris Tweed, Timberland and Gant – perfect for that Chrismas day dog walk!
Before setting off on your Christmas shopping trip, make sure you check out the Local Values website for exclusive Suffolk Coast shopping offers!
For the Person who has Everything
There’s always one person that you struggle to buy for, so this year, why not treat them to a Suffolk Coast experience instead of the usual pair of socks or slippers!
For the creative, book them on to one of the many card-making workshops at Moth Crafts in Bungay, or perhaps they are handy with a sewing machine, in which case, joining a class at Fiona’s Fabrics in Woodbridge would be the ideal gift.
Keen photographers will love the photography days on offer from Wild Adventures Under Suffolk's Skies. Taking place on RSPB Havergate Island, the day and night workshops are run by experts who are on hand to help you capture the perfect wildlife snap.
For thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, a gift voucher from Viking Mariners is sure to be a hit! The voucher can be redeemed against a full RYA course or a learn to sail experience day.
For an exhilarating high-speed trip out to sea and along The Suffolk Coast, then buy a voucher for the Coastal Voyager in Southwold and choose from the Sea Blast, River Blyth Cruise, Seal and Wind Farm Trip or take the wheel and skipper the boat on the Drive of Your Life experience!
Theatre lovers will be forever grateful with tickets to a show or concert at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion, Marina Theatre in Lowestoft, The Cut in Halesworthor Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings
And of course if you are really stuck, what better gift to give the person who has everything than an annual pass to one of the many award-winning attractions on The Suffolk Coast. Choose from The Suffolk Punch Trust, Africa Alive!, Pleasurewood Hills, The Longshop Museum, Landguard Fort, RSPB Minsmere and Easton Farm Park to name but a few.