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Norfolk Christmas Guide: Our local gift guide

Published: 03/12/2021

Sowerbys share some of their favourite local businesses for you to discover and support this Christmas.

Festivities are well underway in Norfolk and Christmas shopping is on everyone’s minds.

With that in mind, we wanted to recommend a selection of our favourite small, local businesses you can support whilst choosing your gifts this year.

Whether you’re looking for a bespoke painting, delicious homemade chocolates or a luxury stay – we’re here to help!

Norwich’s flagship independent department store in the heart of the city, offering a range of chic fashion, furniture, beauty, books, gifts and more. The store has been named the UK’s Independent Department Store of the Year twice - and it’s not hard to see why!

An award-winning small batch distillery based in King’s Lynn where every bottle is lovingly hand distilled. Owned and run by husband and wife tam Jason and Nicky Crown, WhataHoot offers a range of locally-inspired gins and vodkas - something a little different to your average bottle!

A Norfolk lifestyle store curated by friends Alex and Becky with a range of jewellery, homeware and lovely pieces for little ones - the options are endless. If you’re stuck on what you should get, why not fill one of their limited edition Christmas hampers with festive gifts?

A small, independent chocolate business in the heart of Norfolk, run by Chloe Saterlay, creating handmade treats for all occasions. If you have a sweet tooth (or know someone or does!), whether it’s a traditional chocolate bar, luxury truffles or a selection of fudge, there’s a great selection to choose from.

The wonderful artist behind this year’s Sowerbys Christmas card, Gill is a local artist based in South Norfolk. Creating beautiful works of art and bringing your memories to life with commissioned paintings mounted and framed, there’s nothing more thoughtful than a personalised gift.

An idyllic store in the heart of Holt offering all the essentials. From cheese to wine, coffee to provisions - all natural, organic and local where possible. This the perfect place to treat the foodie in your life, you could get them a voucher so they can choose the goodies themselves!

Why not treat someone you love to a luxury spa break in the north Norfolk countryside? The Pigs is a pub, hotel and spa in Edgefield and is well renowned for its incredible spa accommodation with in-spa facilities, including a sauna and steam room.

An independent shop on Burnham Market’s green with an array of unique homewares, soft furnishings, accessories, candles and much more! If you’re looking for something a little bit different, you’re bound to find it here.

If you’re looking for that Christmas market experience whilst picking out presents, this is the place to go! Tucked away in the Norfolk countryside, The Goat Shed have transformed their original Farm Shop into a unique festive shopping space, packed with an array of gifts and goodies for all the family.