With Christmas 2019 on the horizon, here’s inNorfolk’s guide to the best gifts from Norfolk & Norwich.
Coding Critters Gift Set
Coding Critters are an introduction to coding. These interactive pets introduce screen-free programming for kids. Each pet-themed coding robot teaches STEM concepts through basic coding and activities, including coding games.
£25, Learning Resources
Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney
Emmaus, a charity based in Ditchingham, has a treasure trove of secondhand items, many of which would make fabulous gifts. They have even created hampers from unopened items, such as toiletries.
From books to tea sets to microscopes and board games, not only will you find the perfect present, but you’ll also be helping to give pre-loved items a new home.
Various prices, Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney
Treat someone to the gift of relaxation this Christmas with a voucher for Energise Pentney. They could enjoy the Revive Spa Package, which includes three hours’ access to the spa, pool and heated outdoor vitality pool, as well as a relaxing 30- or 60-minute treatment.
Spa package from £40 per person, Energise Pentney
It’s Gold We Love Most
Local author Tom Hamling’s debut rhyming picture book features Bella & Jack on a pirate adventure!
Citrus Gift Set: includes a travel size Kokum Body Boost Butter and 2x Orange & Shikakai Shampoo Tablets. Vegan-friendly. £15.00
Travel Skincare Gift Set: includes travel-size Saffron Glow Facial Oil Serum & Kokum Body Boost Butter. Vegan-friendly. £20.00
Shampoo Gift Set: includes two shampoo tablets and one shampoo bag. Choose from Rosemary & Peppermint for oily/combination hair and Orange & Shikaki for normal/dry hair. Vegan-friendly. £9.50
Saffron Glow Clay Mask Gift Set: includes one Saffron Glow Cleansing Clay Mask and two reusable cotton cleansing pads. £18.00
From £9.50, Nudge Boutique
Mother-daughter team Underdog Studios started creating underground-style maps for UK towns & cities in 2018, including Norwich and Kings Lynn.
They currently have A3, A4 and A6 sizes available from £2.49 but they can arrange other sizes on request.
From £2.49 Etsy
The team at Reynard City has a great range of gift items on offer for comic book fans. Here’s just a selection:
The Fox Box: A mix of comics, merchandise and Reynard-City-related items.
Reynard City Chronicles A 40-page graphic novel. Issue 1 tells the story of Vibes, a DJ who discovers she is actually AK Girl, a psychic superhero with an unfortunate “allergy” to caramel.
From £10, Reynard City Chronicles
Kaori’s Kitchen not only caters for events and produce delicious ready meals, but their Norfolk Hampers make wonderful gifts. Packed with a variety of local produce to suit any occasion, they start at £40.
From £40, Kaori’s Kitchen
Outdoor adventure and country pursuit company Explore 4×4 provide memorable experiences in the heart of Norfolk. With activities including 4×4 Off-Road Driving, Skidpan Driving and Clay Pigeon Shooting, their expert team will ensure you have a fantastic experience.
From £50, Explore 4×4
The Globe at Wells
The Globe at Wells gift vouchers can be spent on food, drink and overnight stays – perfect for loved ones in need of a getaway.
From £10, Globe at Wells
Black Truffle Olive Oil
Black truffle oil from aix&terra is produced with black truffles from Perigord and a mild extra virgin olive oil from Nyons in the Provence. It’s delicious on meat, pasta, risotto and vegetables.
£17.85 Artisan Olive Oil Company