We all have those special people in our lives that have everything and are so difficult to buy for. But rather than adding to their stuff, why not take a look at these suggestions that not only support a local business but could make the perfect gift
But before you dash to a large online shop, why not take a look at those local businesses, that contribute to our local economy and support our communities, to see if they have something to offer.
Vouchers are the perfect solution for the person that has everything. They don’t take up any space and it means they can have a fun experience, whether that’s eating out or enjoying a day with their family or friends.
It will help out those businesses, especially in hospitality, that will be affected by guidance from the government.
The Fox is just outside Sudbury in Bulmer & offers a fabulous seasonal menu that changes every 2 weeks. They have an extensive wine and beer selection and lots of gin. You can buy vouchers in multiples of £10 and £20 here
Also part of the Gusto Pronto family, The Crown is a gorgeous pub nestled in the heart of Hartest. If you’re concerned about sitting inside, grab yourself a warm coat and enjoy their HUGE beer garden. Their vouchers are available here in multiples of £10 and £20.
You can buy more than just vouchers for meals at The Secret Garden. Their wine tasting evenings or bread making courses are hugely popular. And I think make brilliant original gifts ideas. You can find out more here
The first 3 suggestions are a little foody heavy, but for those who want 2022 to be the year they get fit, vouchers for PT sessions could be perfect. PTC Centre in Sudbury, based at Brundon Lane Business Centre, near AFC Sudbury, is a multi award-winning. They offer 1:1 sessions or small PT sessions of up to 4 people. You can read more here
Mandy is the Queen of Beads (that’s not an official title, but one I’ve given her) Whether it’s learning how to make bracelets or angels, Mandy offers group classes or 1:1 classes. Just pop in and pick up a leaflet or have a chat with Mandy herself about the different options (I can also tell you, Mandy has a lot of patience, so whether you’re 8 or 80, she can teach you how to bead!) You can read more here
Perfect fun for a group of family or friends. EO Escape Rooms offer vouchers you can use for one of their 4 escape rooms. Two of rooms the mission is to work with your team to escape and two are to complete the puzzle. You can buy vouchers by clicking here
Based at Health Foods For You on North Street, Sudbury, Nature’s Temple offer ethtical treatments for both men and women. From facials to stress-busting body treatments, nail treatment & ethical products, a gift voucher will be appreciated by any recipient this Christmas. Click here to take a look here and pop into their shop on North Street to buy your voucher
Like most entertainment venues, the Quay Theatre has had a difficult time thanks to our friend Co ‘Rona. But they’re open, have a tip top bar, support loads of local clubs and put on some great shows. And if you have a theatre loving friend, you can buy them gift vouchers for future shows in multiples of £10 and £20. You can buy them here
Hourglass is the only charity in the whole of the UK that is dedicated to ending the abuse of older people and is based in Sudbury, which sadly is far more common than you may think. 2.7 million over 65s have been affected by abuse. They run helpline services, including a freephone helpline number, messenger service and chatbot, to offer advice and help to those concerned about an older person or themselves. The charity relies on donations, so you can set up a regular payment as a gift. Click here to set one up
Maybe you know someone who's got an event coming up soon; a special party or a wedding, Pretty Faces Make Up offer vouchers for you to buy as gifts. Owner Emma also offers make up lesson vouchers too and so your gift recipient can discover which style make up suits them best. You can find out more here
There are so many local charities in and around Sudbury that do amazing things and help those that need it. All of whom need donations to ensure they can continue to work. Here are just a few that would love a donation on behalf of a gift
Compassion - a Sudbury based domestic abuse charity, they help support victims of abuse
Storehouse Foodbank - Despite being such an affluent country, we still have those people in our community that need donations from the Foodbank. As well as collecting food donations, a regular financial income will help enormously
No. 72 - No 72 offers help, support and friendship from their base in North Street, Sudbury. Their relaxed coffee shop is available to all and they are always there to help those struggling in the local community. They are only a small charity, yet help so many. You can donate here
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Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens
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