Suffolk’s Unique Christmas Gift Shopping Guide

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts, there’s nothing quite like picking up something handmade. Whether it’s jewellery, a piece of art or craftsmanship, a unique gift undoubtedly makes for a better find beneath the tree. In Suffolk, we are positively spoiled for choice when it comes to local makers who are only a short distance from our Barns and Barges to rent. To get your inspiration flowing, we’ve put together a short guide on where to find the best unique Christmas gifts in Suffolk this year.

The Suffolk Craft Shop:

When it comes to shop names that perfectly describe what you can expect to find inside, it doesn’t come much better than the Suffolk Craft Shop. Bringing together the work of more than 50 local craft makers, this shop in Kersey Mills – only a short drive from our Barns – is the go-to place for all manner of handmade gifts. From pens to homeware, and from locally made chilli sauces to handcrafted candles, you are sure to find the perfect gifts waiting for you at the Suffolk Craft Shop.

Woodbridge Antiques:

There’s certainly something to be said for having a truly one-of-a-kind gift to open up on Christmas morning. Located not far from our Barns, Woodbridge Antiques understands this better than anybody and exhibits over 20 showcases of specialty items that make for the perfect present. A particularly great emporium to visit if you’re in the market for silverware, jewellery and collectibles, the sheer variety on offer ensures that you’re able to effortlessly track down the right thing no matter who you are buying for.

Adnams Southwold:

“But beer is hardly a unique gift to buy in Suffolk” we hear you protest. Whilst that might be true, it’s fair to say that buying a locally brewed (and frankly delicious) beer in Suffolk is unique. Having dutifully whetted the whistle of many locals since its establishment back in 1872, the Adnams brewery has become synonymous with this part of the Suffolk coast. Stocking a fine range of their brews alongside merchandise and memorabilia, this flagship store is ideal for finding something unique this Christmas. In the highly unlikely scenario that you fail to find the perfect gift here, is a day at the seaside ever a day wasted?

Alder Carr Farm Shop:

It would be remiss of us to create an article on unique gifts to buy in Suffolk without mentioning one of the many great farm shops that can be found around the county. At Alder Carr – a delightful shop only fifteen minutes drive from our Barns – you’ll be sure to find meats, cheese, condiments and even some award-winning ice cream. In short, if you’re buying for a foodie this Christmas, you won’t go wrong by paying Alder Carr a visit.

To set your Christmas shopping in motion and have some suitably cozy accommodation to return to once you’re done, be sure to take a look at the availability of our Barns and Barges for rent in Suffolk.

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

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Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

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Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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