The Suffolk Christmas Gift Guide is a paid partnership with local businesses. Let’s get together and support our indie stores and makers this festive season!
Festive Firelighters from Aurina in Bungay
These pretty, packaged festive scented firelighters will fill the house with delicious cinnamon, orange and clove aromas, while keeping a roaring fire going. Just light the wicks and place them in your fireplace. Interiors fanatics will love these, as will anyone who just adores the Christmas season. They’re perfect for a stocking filler, secret Santa, or a thoughtful extra gift.
Making the everyday beautiful, Aurina offers a handpicked selection of fashion, design, accessories and interior items to bring a special touch to homes and wardrobes. With shops in Bungay, Burnham Market and now Holt, Aurina is a friendly, welcoming local shop where you can browse an excellent range of Christmas gifts at all price points – and maybe even find something to treat yourself with.
Cinnamon Sticks Candle from White Cottage Candles
The Cinnamon Sticks fragrance from White Cottage Candles will bring the aroma of Christmas into the home. It creates a beautiful warm ambience ready for the festive season. These candles are £10 each and are made by hand with soy wax.
About White Cottage Candles:
White Cottage Candles are all handmade by Sian in her kitchen. She uses only the highest quality British made fragrance oils and Soya wax and all of the products are vegan friendly. You can find White Cottage Candles at EJR ceramics in Hasketon, The Orford Craft Centre and Salad days at Nutshells Tea Room in Stowupland. On the website you can find candles, reed diffusers, wax melts, scented sachets, room spray and liquid hand soap.
Hand Illustrated Painted Festive Wooden Decoration from Stone & Sage
Stone & Sage has created a signature festive decoration. Beautifully designed and illustrated especially for the festive season and the S&S Hygge Boxes. Each one is £6, roughly around 6-7cm in size and is finished with the bark around the outside. The festive wreath design features holly and its red berries plus some mistletoe. The sustainable decoration and all its rustic aesthetics is finished with a piece of twine and will be gift wrapped.
About Stone & Sage:
Stone & Sage is an online boutique for preloved, handmade and sustainable homewares. “Preloved is the new loved!” You’ll find vintage treasures, retro books, ethical cosmetics and partnerships with independent makers. Head to the website to find a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for family and friends this Christmas.
Jewelled Head Bands from Pink Ostrich
These beautiful jewelled head bands will give your outfit that extra sparkle and make a perfect gift! These are £10 and are available at www.pinkostrich.co.uk with free p&p!
About Pink Ostrich:
Pink Ostrich is an online and mobile ladies shopping boutique based in Colchester. Every item at Pink Ostrich is individually sourced by Sophie, if you have any specific requests just let her know and she will do her best for you!
Plant Box Subscription
The Plant Box Subscription makes the perfect gift for someone that likes a snippet of nature in their home. From a student looking to liven up their house-share to a plant lover who would enjoy a new plant baby arriving each month. The subscription costs just £15.00 for a different house plant to be delivered to your door on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.
About The Plant Box:
The Plant Box is an indoor plant subscription service. The Plant Box team sources amazing houseplants, pairs them with beautiful ceramic pots and sends them to your home to make your space a healthy, happy place. Go and follow them on Instagram to find out more.
Colour Block Range from Lift Store in Southwold
Lift’s Colour Block range is inspired by analogous colours – where two colours sit next to each other in harmony on the colour wheel. These tote bags (£9) are functional, bright and simple. Made by the Lift team, here in Suffolk, using 7oz cotton canvas. There are also matching box pouches available online and in store.
About Lift Store:
Lift Store, on the high street in Southwold, is full of stunning stationery, homewares, gifts and accessories. Expect to find bright colours, bold shapes and fab handmade items by owner David and his mum. Click here to read my blog post about the Lift Store from when it opened in 2017.
‘Smells Kind, Is Kind’ Candle Collection from Ivy Joan
The ‘Smells Kind, Is Kind’ candle collection from Ivy Joan includes three fragrances, with each one tied to a charity. The Lime, Basil & Mandarin Soy Candle fragrance is linked with Gee Wizz Charity, Dark Pomegranate Soy Candle with Bloody Good Period and Fig & Vetiver Soy Candle for Teddys Legacy. For each candle sold, 30% of the sale will be donated to the linked charity. All candles are £10 each, made from soy wax and they smell yummy!
Alongside designing lovely fragrances, Hayley from Ivy Joan has been working with illustrator Helen Hird (who has been featured in Vogue) to create a beautiful illustration for the packaging labels.
About Ivy Joan:
Designed in Suffolk My Overalls are an investment piece that will carry you through the seasons. The overalls are made with the finest fabrics and trims and come in three colours; Navy, Olive and Stone. There is also a Limited Edition overall in Navy with a Liberty Print. They are stylish, elegant, sustainable and very versatile. Price £295 and £345.
About My Overalls:
My Overalls is a new British luxury brand which launched in May 2019. A timeless classic with a difference featuring a unique, framed zipped pouch pocket, which gives you the freedom to carry your small personal items securely without the need of a bag.
Come and see My Overalls at the Christmas Pop-up at Coes Store in Ipswich on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December where you will have the opportunity to try on and purchase My Overalls. Alternatively you can visit our website at www.myoveralls.co.uk
Hand-painted Christmas Sign from Cosy Room Designs
A gorgeous hand-painted Christmas sign, made from reclaimed wood. The perfect home accessory to bring a little French chic to your festivities this Christmas. Shop online for this sign and many more Christmas pretties at: www.cosyroomdesigns.com/christmas
About Cosy Room Designs:
Cosy Room Designs is a boutique online shop where you can pick up a gorgeous gift, card and a little something for your home. Many items can be personalised to make your gift extra special. All items designed and produced by Jen in her little studio in the Suffolk countryside.
Follow: @cosyroomdesigns on Instagram for sneak peeks behind the scenes, life in the countryside and be the first to see new products!
Menopause Wellness Day Gift Voucher, Needham Market
Give someone you love the gift of health this year; a gift voucher for the Menopause Wellness Day at Barrandov Opera, Kennels Farm in Needham Market! This makes such a unique gift idea for mum, auntie, sister, daughter, wife, bestie…or for yourself.
The day will be filled with interactive workshops and yoga to learn how to build foundational tools to manage the menopause holistically. Set in a most beautiful venue on Saturday 11th January, 11am -5pm in Needham Market, Suffolk, this indulgent day includes a healthy, delicious 2-course lunch, a free prize draw and a goody bag to take away.
About Menopause Wellness:
Love Menopause is run by Corinne Robinson who helps de-energised menopausal women to reconnect with themselves, find happiness and feel that life is worth living again.
The Menopause Wellness Day will also include yoga classes with Flow by Lauren Paige who runs classes, 1-2-1 sessions and events.
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