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Support local this Christmas!

Published: 24/11/2020

After the turbulent year we’ve all had, many people are trying to support smaller, local businesses through this tough and uncertain time.

With that in mind, we decided to ask our colleagues here at Sowerbys for their recommendations of local businesses that offer great ideas for Christmas presents.

Here is a selection of small, local businesses who offer an online shop service, providing you with a safer way of getting your Christmas shopping done this year, whilst also doing your bit to support small businesses across Norfolk.

We hope this gives you some inspiration!

Scent with Love

Based in Fakenham, Scent with Love are suppliers of quality flowers, providing the highest quality flower services and supplies for any occasion.

This is a nice way to show someone you love that you’re thinking of them at this time of the year, even if you can’t necessarily meet up with them to celebrate as you normally would.

You can visit their Facebook page here.

Woofers and Barkers

An independent dog boutique based in Holt selling beautiful things for dogs.

If you like to treat your pooch at Christmas with something special, then this is the place for you. The online shop has an extensive, unique range of products which are ethically and personally selected for their style and quality. They have everything from practical accessories to toys and jumpers.

You can visit their website here.

Ostreet Deli

A new local business that is due to open in Fakenham at the beginning of December offering a range of beautiful products and bespoke gift boxes and hampers.

The Deli is a celebration of local artisan products with a twist, celebrating their partnership with Olivet in France.

Opening soon! You can visit their website to keep up to date with opening news here.


An independent lifestyle store nestled in the lanes of Norwich boasting thoughtful, design-led, high quality homewares and gifts.

The perfect place to get someone a unique product that you’re not likely to find elsewhere.

You can visit their website here.

Sustainability Station

A great, small business to support if you’re looking to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, or, you know someone who is wanting to do this.

They offer a range of products, such as household items, personal care and baby and infant care. Their products are sustainable, and a majority are also organic and handmade.

You can visit their website here.

Tatty Tides

Tatty Tides is a lifestyle shop based in Holt bringing together beautiful collections for that relaxed country and coastal vibe. Another great business which offers unique gifts for those who love their home and interiors.

You can visit their website here.

Giggly Goat
The Giggly Goat is another unique shop which sells beautifully handmade art, gifts and homeware made by independent designers/makers in the UK.

Their online shop only shows a small selection of their collection, but they currently stock jewellery, textiles, ceramics, games, textiles, soap and home fragrance.

You can visit their website here.

Ablaze Bowls

Ablaze bowls are based in Fakenham and offer handmade fire bowls and sculptures made from recycled steel.

Perhaps a good gift idea for that one person who has everything! There are currently three distinct styles to choose from but each bowl is unique in itself.

You can visit their website here.

Joyful Living

Based in North Norfolk, Joyful Living is a lifestyle emporium specialising in homewares and natural lifestyle accessories, taking inspiration from nature creating a bohemian, laid back lifestyle full of wellbeing and joy.

They sell a variety of products, such as; rugs, home accessories, cushions and linens and jewellery.

You can visit their website here.

The Watering Can
The Watering Can are a small rustic plant and gift shop based in Coltishall run by two sisters.

They offer a fantastic range of indoor plants, pots, trees, shrubs, gifts and more. If you know someone who is very green fingered then a plant is a great gift idea – you can never have too many and they make a lovely addition to any home.

You can visit their website here.