Christmas Gift Ideas for Suffolk Families

It’s that time of year again and I don’t know about you but I’ve decided to upgrade my Christmas presents. Not to increase the budget, but to give a gift that will be remembered until at least next Christmas! So I’ve put together just a handful of gift ideas for Suffolk families that will keep giving throughout the year.

I’ve selected places and gifts that are within easy reach of Sudbury for Suffolk families and those in Essex too! So grab a pen and paper and take a look, I’m sure you’ll find something that you’ll love!

Number one: A Belinda Grant Photography Family Photo Shoot.

A must for all Suffolk and Essex families! I offer gift certificates which are available now starting at just £100. These can be gifted towards a full family photo shoot with me and you can decide how much you would like to give to the family. The family just need to book their shoot with me on a day that works for them and use the gift certificate to secure their booking and as a deposit towards one of my fabulous collections.


Number 2: Gifts for the Home

Every Suffolk family likes their home to look gorgeous at Christmas. Well now is the time to pay a visit to Evans in Long Melford. Here you’ll find wonderful decorations and inspirational ideas of how to make your family home a special place this Christmas. From beautiful baubles, scented candles and unique interiors for your home, you’ll also find a stylish selection of gifts for men and women. A true gem of a shop in Long Melford. I’ll be dropping hints to my husband about this one!!

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Suffolk photographer

Suffolk Photographer

Number 3: Something for the Grown-ups

One of my best finds! Tuffon Hall Vineyard is a family run business that has been producing incredible award winning wines since 2014.  This is the place I go to if I want a truly special wine and have never been disappointed. You can buy on line or from a select group of local retailers. Every Suffolk family should have a bottle from Tuffon Hall vineyard on their table this Christmas.

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Number 4: A gift for all seasons.

I know that all families are really busy. Not only at Christmas, but family time spent together is very precious. Kentwell Hall is a year-round attraction with loads to do for all the family. You can enjoy a full day here with events running throughout the year, visits to the house or just take a walk around the incredible grounds to see the snowdrops in the winter and the daffodils in the spring followed by a visit to the cafe for hot food and drinks. Kentwell offers a family seasonal pass which is invaluable to families in the area. Keep an eye out on their website for events during the year. There’s something for everyone.

Number 5: Lets get creative!

Set in Greenstead Green the Essex Pottery Studio offfers families a wonderful day out. Situated alongside a post office, petting farm and cafe with outdoor seating I can highly recommend an afternoon with Amanda and her team. The children will love it and the grown-ups can join in too with workshops and classes also available during the year. Our family are regular visitors and its a great way to spend some creative time together without creating mess at home. We always pop into the cafe afterwards for a cuppa and a piece of cake!

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Number 6: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or just a Cocktail!

If you need a gift for someone who loves good food and drink in a brilliantly decorated restaurant run by a super friendly team, then The Swan at Long Melford is a great gift for anyone. Offering fabulous seasonal food by a highly skilled chef this restaurant has 2 rosettes and is a great place for any special occasion or just to treat someone to a wonderful meal out. If you’d like to treat them even more, the Swan is also a boutique hotel. I can highly recommend the brunch menu!


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Number 7: For those that like a bit of pampering.

I’m sure we’re all in need of this gift, particularly in the winter months and after the craziness of Christmas. Weavers House Spa offers a luxurious experience in a relaxing and calm environment with a team ready to provide you with treatments and pampering and a fluffy white robe. I have to say that with a birthday in January, this is always top of my wish list.


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