There’s less than 6 weeks until Christmas comes to Norfolk.

These next few weeks are a big deal to our local independent businesses, and while we all know it’s easy and sometimes seems cheaper to give your festive pounds to the big boys, we all benefit from money spent right here in our local economy. Here are some great local places to get your gifts locally, on and offline…

Made in Cley at Christmas.

Art, Crafts, Books & Lovely Things

The Giggly Goat

A great place to find unique and lovely gifts in the heart of the Norwich lanes.

Charming Rewards

Beautiful keepsake charms, pendants & cufflinks. Fantastic for sporty people like runners. Buy online or at Norfolk’s triathlon store, Triharder, in Dereham.

Aurum Jewellers

Stunning contemporary jewellery and out-of-this-world engagement rings (in case you’re planning a very special Christmas gift). Find them online or in the Norwich Lanes.

The Book Hive

On London Street in Norwich. THE place to find inspiring, unusual and interesting reads. For a unique, fabulous and highly-thoughtful gift idea, how about ‘A Book Hive Year’? A different, handpicked book (based on the recipients’ tastes) every month for a year. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving…! We LOVE this.

Make Holt

In Shirehall Plain in the centre of Holt. An abundance of gorgeous things for lifestyle and home, created and crafted by over 40 makers from Norfolk and nearby.

Made In Cley

On the high street in Cley-next-the-Sea on the Norfolk coast. Handmade pottery, sculpture, jewellery and more. Some lovely gift ideas here.

Window of The Giggly Goat in the Norwich Lanes.

Gorgeous Smelling Things & Pampering Treats

Captain Fawcett

For all your Gentlemen’s grooming needs. In King’s Lynn, stocked in Jarrold in Norwich, and online.

The Candle Brand

Multi award winning, wonderful home fragrances. Online, based in South Norfolk.

Captain Fawcett Gentlemen's Grooming Products in Jarrold.

Food & Drink Gifts

Yare Valley Oils

Yummy foodie goodies from family run farm beside the Norfolk Broads. Farm Shop and online.

Woodfordes

Woodfordes shop in Woodbastwick has an array of beers and other great local products, from jams & chutneys to coffee & gin. Also online.

Walnut Tree Gin Distillery

“Gins from the Norfolk Countryside.” Local Gins and gift boxes. They also have some brilliant Christmas Cards. Buy online.

St Giles Gin

Local Gins and Gin gifts. The Limited Edition Spiced Orange and Cranberry Gin is a festive treat. Buy online.

Tipples Brewery

Bottled beers (and now Gin) brewed in Salhouse. Buy online.

Walnut Tree Distillery Winter Warmer Gift Set.

Other Ideas

We’re big fans of experiential ideas (after all, we all have quite a lot of ‘stuff’ these days). A Norfolk Museums Pass, National Trust Membership, Cinema City (Picturehouses) Membership or an annual pass to one of Norfolk’s marvellous attractions are superb gifts that keep giving all year round.

Another great Christmas gift idea is local vouchers. Especially for restaurants in Norwich and Norfolk. It’s a nice present as it offers the recipient a treat at a later date when all the seasonal hoo-ha has died down. Vitally, the venues get the money now, when you purchase the voucher, which helps them have a strong year-end (very important going in to the colder months of January and February – especially in our coastal locations that rely heavily on summer tourism).

Cinema City in Norwich.

Of course we can’t talk about Christmas shopping without mentioning our own little online Norfolk shop. Find festive jumpers, snuggly hoodies and more, all sustainable and organic, with a Norfolk twist (of course). We ship worldwide as well for any Norfolk expats overseas.

If you’ve found our suggestions helpful do let us know – drop us an email or message via social media. We love to hear your feedback!

Happy Christmas Shopping! x

Norfolk Little Christmas Women's Christmas Jumper.