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The Suffolk Coast Christmas Gift Guide

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.

TTDA - Suffolk Food Hall - Sausages

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 outdoor clothing from  – perfect for that Chrismas day dog walk!

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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 Halesworth or 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. 

TTDA - Coastal Voyager - People in Boat

Things to see and do


Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort

Felixstowe

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. 

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Long Shop Museum

Long Shop Museum

Leiston

Located at the heart of the original Richard Garrett and Sons Town Works, The Long Shop museum tells an inspiring story of enterprise and endeavor through its stunning collections, hands-on displays and the remarkable family behind the factory.

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East Anglia Transport Museum

East Anglia Transport Museum

Lowestoft

The only museum in East Anglia where you can ride on working trams, trolley buses and narrow gauge railway!

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Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness

Thorpeness Golf Club is a coastal heathland course designed by famous Scottish architect James Braid and opened in 1922. It winds its way through silver birch, pine trees, gorse and purple heather. The course is 6,421 yards long and plays to a par of 70.

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Fiona's Fabrics

Fiona's Fabrics

Woodbridge

Fabulous selection of fabrics, yarns and haberdashery - based in the market town of Woodbridge

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Sailing Barge Cruises

Sailing Barge Cruises

Ipswich

Relaxing Orwell River Cruises on board the vintage sailing barges, Thistle, Hydrogen and Kitty.

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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

A glorious seafront theatre and restaurant complex, with stunning views, an art deco auditorium for up to 900 people and a fabulous Mediterranean-style pizza, pasta & grill menu. Food served all day includes home-made cakes and pastries, lunch and dinner menus, with tapas, sandwiches and takeaway also available. 


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Pakefield Riding School

Pakefield Riding School

One of the oldest and best-known horse riding centres and stables in East Anglia.

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Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant

Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant

Ipswich

Suffolk Food Hall has everything you’d expect from a large farm shop and more. It is the 10 year Champion of Champions for Local Food (Countryside Alliance rural oscars) and it’s also an ideal location to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a restaurant (booking advisable) which has been judged to be the Best On Farm Restaurant in Britain and separate café with a children’s playarea.


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The Riverside

The Riverside

The Riverside Cinema may be over 100 years old but the films and live broadcast events that are on screen are totally up to date. 

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Ferini Art Gallery

Ferini Art Gallery

The Ferini Art Gallery is set before the beautiful and ever-changing skies an seascapes of Pakefield. It's art mirrors the light and vibrance of the coastline, fishing beach and sandy cliffs.

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Suffolk Craft Society

Suffolk Craft Society

The Suffolk Craft Society was formed in 1970 to promote the value and importance of contemporary crafts and currently supports around 110 individual craftspeople in the creation of their work across a wide range of craft skills. 

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Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Cinema: the very best of world cinema at the heart of the local community since 1919. Providing a programme of film screenings, live shows and special event;  independent, inspirational, meaningful, fun.

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The Suffolk Punch Trust

The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge

The Suffolk Punch Trust is an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse. The Hollesley Bay Colony Stud, is the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm. It is the perfect place to meet these magnificent horses, to find out how they shaped the landscape of East Anglia and helped to develop farming throughout the Eastern Counties.

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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and one of the world’s leading centres of music, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. 

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Inspirations

Inspirations

Located in the heart of Wickham Market on the charming village square lies 'Inspirations' - a brand new shop providing a wide selection of inspiring gift ideas for the family and home

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Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge

The Tide Mill has stood on the banks of the River Deben for over 800 years. The earliest record of a tide mill on this site by the River Deben is in 1170.

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Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Home to plenty of animals, including a new contingent of ducklings, lambs, foals, chicks, piglets and calves every spring, Easton Farm Park never ceases to be a popular day out for families and school trips.

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Woodbridge Golf Club

Woodbridge Golf Club

Woodbridge

Two beautiful heathland golf courses in an Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty.

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Moth Crafts

Moth Crafts

Bungay

Moth is a charming shop full to the brim of handmade articles from makers across Suffolk and Norfolk.

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Adnams Shops

Adnams Shops

Adnams shops are a top class tasting experience and a showcase of their innovative range of  quality beer, wonderful wines, handcrafted spirits and gifty bits.

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Marina Theatre

Marina Theatre

It plays host to major West End productions, top comedy, orchestral concerts, touring drama and musical productions, opera, ballet, music, dance and celebrity concerts as well as operating a successful cinema operation - boasting the largest screen and cinema auditoria in the town. 

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Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Fancy doing something a little bit different? Situated in the heart of Southwold is the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery and Copper House Distillery, where Adnams have been brewing since 1872.  

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Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests.

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Africa Alive!

Africa Alive!

Kessingland

At Africa Alive!, explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent.

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O&C Butcher

O&C Butcher

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh has changed in many ways over the last hundred years, but one business has been an ever present in the town.

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The Cut - Halesworth

The Cut - Halesworth

Halesworth

The Cut Arts Centre offers Halesworth and the surrounding countryside an extensive range of arts, music, theatre, dance, comedy, cinema, workshops and art exhibitions. 

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National Trust Sutton Hoo

National Trust Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge

Discover the story of the Anglo-Saxons at the burial ground of kings

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Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Felixstowe

From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, the nature reserves extend all the way along the Suffolk Coast from Trimley Marshes at Felixstowe to Lound Lakes north of Lowestoft and are some of Suffolk's most inspiring wild places. 

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Collen & Clare

Collen & Clare

The beautiful multi-brand stores in Southwold and Burnham Market offer Womenswear, Menswear, Beauty, Lingerie and Accessories and there is also a contemporary Womenswear and Accessories store in Aldeburgh.

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WHERE TO EAT


farm cafe + shop

farm cafe + shop

The farm cafe + shop, Marlesford is an oasis on the A12 a few miles from Woodbridge.

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Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Bungay

Purveyors of high quality Fruit and Vegetables

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Pinney's of Orford

Pinney's of Orford

Established in 1959, Pinney's of Orford are a 3rd generation family run business that specialise in producing fine quality smoked products due to the experience and understanding that they have gained over the years in both fishing and smoking.

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