The Christmas season is nearly upon us, but before we jump on those generic websites, take a look at some of the original and cool present ideas that are right here on your doorstep. For every £1 you spend locally, up to 70p benefits your local economy (compared to just 5p in retail nationals) So, support your local independents, buy local and find the perfect gift this Christmas
Whether it’s a bit of pampering for a special person or a Dermalogica gift set, the Beauty Gallery in Lavenham have some great treatments, from the Power Up facial to manicures, electrolysis to massages. They are also selling candles and reed diffusers, gift vouchers and other beauty products. Just pop in or give them a call.
Not sure what to give the person who has everything? Why not buy them tickets to one of the many performances taking place at the Quay? You can take a look at forthcoming events, by downloading their latest brochure here
Suffolk Market Events and Foragers Feast have some AMAZING foraging courses taking place in 2018; Wild Garlic Foraging in the Spring and mushroom foraging in the Autumn (dates to be confirmed). The courses are lead by Carl Shillingford and Matthew Rooney and they really know their stuff when it comes to what you can and cannot eat. A voucher for one of these courses are the perfect gift for the foodie in your life. Click here to buy
Did you know Florabelle’s don’t just sell delicious cakes and afternoon teas? They also have a fantastic range of Bath Bombs and other perfect stocking fillers. Perfect gifts for teachers or friends to give each other, there’s loads to choose from and they’re very cost effective from just £2.80. Click here for some more info
If you pop onto the Stoke by Nayland website, you can take a look at some of the great ideas for presents to buy. You can redeem their vouchers against any of their products, so whether you’re after a Christmas Hamper for your cousins in Hampshire, golf lessons for the amateur golfer in your life, a spa day for your mother in law or afternoon tea for your besties, the voucher is the way forward! Click here to buy yours
Did you know you can buy Personal Training gift vouchers? This is a brilliant present for either those looking to start their fitness journey or for those looking to notch it up a level. There are different packages you can buy starting from £14.50 per session
Health Foods for You has a great selection of natural and many vegan products and gift ideas. If you can't decide what to buy, you can always get a gift voucher or owner Jane can offer some excellent advice on the range of personal care and essential oils they have in stock. Hampers can also be made to order for speciality foods to suit specific diets
Healthy hamper ideas include relaxing caffeine free teas, vegan chocolate, even organic wine.
May 26-27th 2018 seeing the welcome return of one of the best local music festivals in Suffolk. Forget Latitude, it’s all about LeeStock. So why not treat yourself, your family or mates to a weekend of beer, camping and great music, all against the stunning backdrop of Melford Hall.
Winch & Blatch is an Aladdin’s cave of great gift ideas; An award winning lingerie department, men’s department, women’s fashion, including SeaSalt and Joules, there are 3 sights full of great ideas.
The latest shop to join the Sudbury family, is Duck in Boots, on Market Square in Sudbury. Not only are there loads of great pressie ideas for the creative person in your life, there are unique gift ideas, many of whom are from local crafters.
Ok, so I’m bending the online rule here, but local artist, Michele Webber and Colchester based illustrator Colin McAllister have collaborated to create these really cool original posters. They’ve even created colouring posters for older kids who love dinosaurs and space ships. You can take a look at their website here
Pickles and Lillies is a lovely shop selling gorgeous small children’s sleepware, accessories, toys and gifts. Although they’ve been selling online for a few years, they’ve recently opened an pop up shop in Boxford, next to the Coffee Box. Most products are manufactured and designed in the UK. Their website is here
The Crown at Hartest is fortunate enough to have a sister brewery, brewing a selection of great beers - the perfect present for the beer lover in your life! Early this Autumn, Brewshed launched their canned beer and you can buy them at the Crown. For more information, please click 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