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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

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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 and breads from Suffolk Food Hall, Suffolk, a round of Baron Bigod cheese from Fen Farm Dairy, ham from Emmett's and breads, jams, chutneys at Snape Maltings’s famous farmer’s market.

To compliment your goodies, pick up a bottle of award-winning wine from Flint Vineyard and 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

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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. 

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!

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. Or head to Oulton Broad and pop in to The Gift Shop for home fragrances, souvenirs and collectables - an extra special present to go underneath your tree this Christmas.

Have a go at making your own wreath this festive season and book a place on one of the workshops at the Urban Jungle near Beccles; whilst there you can pick up unusual home furnishings and plants and make sure you pay a visit to the homewares store at Snape Maltings, where you will find a beautiful selection of tree decorations and Christmas table wares. 

For the Person who has Everything

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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!

Keen photographers will love the photography days on offer at Bawdsey Hall. With records dating back to the 17th Century, the hall provides a quiet retreat with charm and character. The grounds have meadowland, large ponds and mature woods, offering a variety of different habitats for wildlife. Bawdsey Hall offers an unforgettable wildlife experience with workshops on offer including wildlife photography days and evenings, owl and badger night photography workshops, owl and badger wildlife watching and wildlife tours.

Situated in the market town of Halesworth you will find Blackdog Antiques. The grade II listed building is filled with pine and mahogany pieces, mid-century modern industrial, vintage tools, pictures, taxidermy and lots more - the ideal place to look for an unusual gift!

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 Snape Maltings. Or why not book a photo shoot for the family with Photography by Emily Fae, or for the animal lover, a pet portrait session with Gill Moon Photography. 

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!The Longshop Museum, Landguard Fort, RSPB Minsmere and Easton Farm Park to name but a few. 



Things to see and do

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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Photography by Emily Fae

Photography by Emily Fae

Emily is a professional photographer and is behind many of the beautiful images you see on The Suffolk Coast website.

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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

2019 is a momentous year for Aldeburgh Cinema, as August 9th is the Centenary of the Cinema's opening.  

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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. 

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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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Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge

Check the website for times of Milling Demonstrations and Wheel-Turnings. The Tide Mill has stood on the banks of the River Deben for over 800 years.

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Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Fun family day out on the farm.  Home to plenty of farm 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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Gill Moon Pet Photography

Gill Moon Pet Photography

Gill Moon Pet Photography offers fine art pet portraiture for Suffolk and the surrounding area. 

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Marina Theatre

Marina Theatre

The Marina Theatre is proud to be Lowestoft’s not-for-profit professional theatre. Their charity number is 1149133. 

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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

Make your day out an adventure with a visit to Africa Alive!

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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

National Trust Sutton Hoo will be gradually revealing the new Sutton Hoo experience this year as they complete a multi-million pound project.


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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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Southwold Arts Centre

Southwold Arts Centre

The premier entertainment venue in the popular Suffolk coastal town of Southwold; presenting a year-round programme of events including music, theatre, film, comedy, craft and antique fairs, art exhibitions, workshops, community events and outdoor events. Southwold Arts Centre also offers a number of spaces for hire; suitable for live events, meetings, family celebrations and exhibition space.

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Blackdog Antiques and Events

Blackdog Antiques and Events

Blackdog Antiques is set at the top of the historic Market Place in Halesworth. Built around 1570 the Grade II* listed property is the perfect setting for the eclectic mix of antiques, vintage and mid-century modern pieces that it houses.

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East Suffolk Markets

East Suffolk Markets

The Suffolk Coast is blessed with a huge selection of local food and drink producers, selling jams, honey, Suffolk-cured ham, strawberries, asparagus, breads, cheeses and ales... you name it, we make it!

So wherever you are, whatever the day, you know where to go for a taste of The Suffolk Coast.

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Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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Anglia Indoor Karting 

Anglia Indoor Karting

With indoor racing karts and their professionally designed, exhilarating multi-level circuit, Anglia Indoor Karting brings the thrill of motorsport to all adrenaline-seekers!

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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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The Lettering Arts Centre 

The Lettering Arts Centre

The Lettering Arts Centre is the home of the Lettering Arts Trust, an independent charity which champions Britain's rich heritage in the lettering arts. 

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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 British Seaside and Mediterranean-style fish, meat, pizza, pasta & grill menu. 


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Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Watching, Photography Workshops and Hide Hire

Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Watching, Photography Workshops and Hide Hire

Join Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Watching, Photography Workshops and Hide Hire at their private nature reserve at Bawdsey Hall on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. 

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Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard is one of England's most exciting new wineries. Winemaker, Ben Witchell, combines cutting-edge technology with traditional winemaking techniques to produce elegant and refined English wines. 

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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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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 Gift Shop

The Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is an independent retailer providing a diverse selection of quality gifts, souvenirs, collectables, jewellery and home fragrancing and is perfectly based in the beautiful surroundings of Oulton Broad in Suffolk, which is part of the Broads National Park.

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WHERE TO EAT

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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Emmett's Stores

Emmett's Stores

Emmett's is the oldest artisan ham and bacon producer in the UK.

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Fen Farm Dairy 

Fen Farm Dairy

Beautiful handcrafted raw dairy products, made on the farm from the milk of the herd of happy Montbeliarde cows.


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Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Bungay

Purveyors of high quality Fruit and Vegetables in the pretty market town of Bungay.

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