17 Christmas Present ideas you can find on your doorstep
20th December 2022
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17 Christmas Present ideas you can find on your doorstep

So, you’ve left the shopping to the last minute and now you’ve realised you may have left it too late for online shopping, especially now we have a slew of postal strikes planned in the lead-up to Christmas. 

But fear not, help is at hand and you can find this help right on your doorstep… or high street to be more accurate. Parking is free and you get your own personalised shopping assistant in each store to help you with your purchase. Now you don’t get that on Amazon..

Here are 17 ideas for Christmas Presents you can get locally

Stone carving with Neil Luxton

Perfect for those who’s always wanted to learn how to carve stone, or for those who want to spend a day doing something a bit different. Spend a day learning how to carve stone with Sudbury’s brilliant stonecarver, Neil Luxton.

PT Vouchers at PT Centre

Give the gift of health and fitness this year, with a PT voucher from PTC at Stour Valley Business Centre. You can get in touch with them here


A traditional men’s clothes shop with some great funky ideas for the man in your life. Whether it’s a pair of socks, braces or a suit, pop in and take a look. They're based on Kings Street

Ray’s Retro

If retro toys are your thing, you will already know about Ray’s Retros. If you’ve not been there before, you must pop into their shop on North Street.  You can feast your eyes on some Action man eagle eye fun, lots of original Star Wars merch and so much more (including Sindy!)


Rafi’s curries are the best so why not pop in and get some curry packs made up for your favourite curry lover. 

Pop Nouveau

Love music? Then take a look at Pop Nouveau on Friars Street (there’s is the one with the life size cut out of David Bowie in the window) It’s a TARDIS of pop paraphernalia and Pop art. 

The Wine Boutique

For the person in your life who loves wine, then the Wine Boutique on Gaol Lane will have something for you. You can make your own wine hampers, plus there’s a great selection of beers, both local and beyond. Congratulate yourself on buying someone the perfect present, with a cold glass of vino.

Mandy’s Jewellery & Gifts

Based on Station Road, Mandy’s has loads of great gift ideas and craft sets, perfect for artistic bods, young and old. She also has a great selection of jewellery and beads.

Alvita’s Boutique 

At the top of Friars Street and Station Road, you can chose from a range of lovely women’s clothes and accessories, all of which are reasonably priced.

Townrows, Kings Street

There’s something for everyone at Townrows; they have a selection of toys (Barbies, Playmobil) kitchenware, homeware, candles. Pop in and have a nose. You’ll be surprised at what you can find.

Just creations 

Based in one of the Pop Up Pods on Gaol Lane, you’ll be able find a selection of homemade items and unique gift ideas, to suit all budgets. 

Prudent Nellie

Celebrating just over 1 year in business in Friars Street, Prudent Nellie sells independent crafters and producers items in their Friars Street stop. Definitely worth a look if you’re after something original.  

Health Foods For You, plus Nature’s Temple

If you’re looking for some healthy gift ideas, Health Foods For You on North Street have a great selection from everything from teas to supplements. You can also buy gift vouchers for their salon, Nature’s Temple. You can see their website here.

Nell and Green

For those that love plants, you must visit Nell & Green. Considering the shop is small, they have an amazing selection of indoor plants - and more importantly, they are on hand to answer any questions you may have about keeping the plants alive. 

Escape Room 

If you’re looking for a gift for the person who has too much stuff, maybe they might like a voucher for EO Escape Room instead. Based just outside Sudbury town centre, you can visit their website here or give them a call if you have any questions.

Mill Tye Gallery

Mill Tye is an art gallery that features loads of great local artists and wonderful gift ideas, based in Great Cornard. Definitely worth a look. 


Do you know a Chocolate Lover? If so, Marimba has LOADS of wonderful chocolates. They’re based in Borehamgate.

There are so many other great local businesses in and around Sudbury I've not been able to mention, but don't assume the high street is dead, get out there and see what your local community has to offer. You may just find the perfect gift for someone special right here. Let me know what you find!

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Penny W

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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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