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Shop local and find gorgeous gifts

There are many wonderful Christmas gifts to be found close by in your local market towns, villages and shops. Lots of shops, restaurants and beauty salons offer vouchers for those who are hard to buy for too. By the end of the day, you can relax knowing you've got your gifts sorted and safely stashed away ready for Christmas. Your local shops will love you for it too as they appreciate and need your support.

Shopping destinations in Broadland include Heydon, Reepham, Aylsham, Coltishall and Thorpe St Andrew.

Shopping destinations in South Norfolk include Harleston, Loddon, Wymondham and Diss. 

Win a Christmas Hamper!

For a chance to win a hamper full of goodies from local shops, all you need to do is add a comment on our hamper Facebook post and tell us about your favourite shop and we will enter you into the prize draw. The Facebook post will go live for both councils on Wednesday 1 December and will close at 11:59pm on Tuesday 14 December. View the terms and conditions.

Please note, only residents of Broadland and South Norfolk districts are eligible for participating in this opportunity to win a Christmas hamper.

Support you favourite local shop

If you know somewhere that is great for Christmas gifts, post a picture of the shop and tag it on social media using #LoveLocalXmasBroadland or #LocalLocalXmasSouthNorfolk. We will be sharing images and gift ideas from local shops to give you some inspiration.

Inspiration and ideas for Christmas gifts:

  • garden gloves, seeds and succulents from garden centres and plant shops
  • spa, hair and beauty vouchers from salons and hotels
  • vouchers from pubs, cafes, tearooms and restaurants
  • pottery painting vouchers from pottery studios
  • instruments from music shops
  • cheeses, treats and hampers from food shops 
  • books from charity shops
  • art originals from galleries and local artists
  • antiques from antique shops
  • home decoration from interior design shops
  • tool boxes from hardware stores
  • jewellery
  • kettles
  • boutique vouchers
  • vintage sweets and chocolates
  • gym memberships
  • bicycles

If you're a local High Street business...

Do you need to get in touch about this campaign? If you need additional campaign labels we can supply them. Please email your query or request to ellie.leeper@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk and we will respond.

If you would like to contribute to the Christmas Hamper prize, please email ellie.leeper@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk to let us know what you are contribution and how you are supplying it to us. This will help us to keep track of your contribution and promote your business.

You can either drop your contribution off to our Council receptions in Thorpe St Andrew or Long Stratton, post it to one of our offices or provide it to a member of the team when they visit your shop with campaign material. If you are dropping off or posting your contribution, please ensure this is for the attention of Petra Boyce or Ellie Leeper. 

Broadland District Council office: Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0DU

South Norfolk Council office: South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE

European Regional Development Fund is supporting our High Streets

This Christmas campaign for Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council has been made possible with funding from the Reopening the High Street Safely Fund (RHSSF).

The Welcome Back Fund is providing councils across England a share of £56 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the safe return of high streets and help build back better from the pandemic. This funding builds on the £50 million Reopening High Street Safely Fund (RHSSF) allocated to councils in 2020 and forms part of the wider support government is providing to communities and businesses.

Broadland and South Norfolk Business Awards 2022

Who's your favourite retailer?

Our Retailer for the Year award is open for nominations. Nominate your favourite retailer by 13 December and you could win £100 of vouchers to spend at a local independent shop of your choice.

Nominate your favourite retailer