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Once those stockings are hung with care, it’s time to get filling! We know the holiday season can be a busy time of year, so to save you searching (less stress, more mulled wine) we’ve drawn up a list of the best stocking stuffers for everyone on your list from shops around Norwich, featuring everything from stylish accessories, cuddly toys and the odd cheeky extra to get you feeling festive.
1. Paddington Bear from The Bear Shop (£18.95)
The Bear Shop on Elm Hill is a wonderland for unique, collectible bears, but they’ve got some familiar faces on the shelves, too. This Paddington Bear even comes with his own tag written out by Aunt Lucy to make sure he goes to a good home.
2. Wooden farmdog puppy from Tickety-Boo (£6.45)
This sweet little pup is handcrafted and painted in Europe, and is great for getting little imaginations up and running. Looking for a different animal? Tickety-Boo carries a huge range of these lovely little figures, so the sky’s the limit here.
3. The Night After Christmas from Jarrold (£6.99)
From the creators of the bestselling Oi Frog! series comes The Night After Christmas, where we can finally find out what Santa and Mrs. Claus do once all the presents have been delivered!
4. Mickey Mouse mittens from the Disney Store (£8.50)
Help keep tiny fingers warm with these Mickey Mouse mittens from the Disney Store in Norwich’s Chantry Place shopping centre. There’s a matching beanie to complete the look, too.
From England’s oldest whisky distillery comes your new favourite Christmas bauble – yes, that’s a bauble filled with the English – Original whisky. Once you’ve polished off what’s inside, you can hang the bauble on your Christmas tree or fill it up for next year.
Made from fair trade organic honey and Italian and Mexican oranges, this sweet-smelling lotion is the perfect remedy for dry winter hands. Plus, for every bottle you buy, Neal’s Yard Remedies donates some of the proceeds to help protect the bees. Everyone wins!
7. Personalised double heart charm necklace from Lisa Angel (from £26)
This lovely charm necklace from Lisa Angel makes for a truly special gift, as it can be completely customised. Everything from chain length to colour and the engraving are all up to you, so everything about it is unique to the wearer.
We love a sneaky gift that’s technically for a loved one but that you can enjoy too, like this paired-back Bluetooth speaker and radio. Its glossy silicone coating is splash-proof, and it comes in a wide range of colours, too.
Made from recycled materials and in a sleek camel colour, this lush scarf is guaranteed to keep your loved one warm while looking stylish, too.
Nothing says Christmas quite like a box of sweet treats, and you can’t get much sweeter than a box of hand-baked macarons. With this specialty box, you’ll have the option to pick your own six macarons, selecting from flavours like classic chocolate or lemon, to the more exotic lavender, caramelised white chocolate and rose.
11. Bath bomb from Lush (from £2.95)
We all know the holiday season can get a little hectic, so unwinding with a warm bath spiced with the smells of a Lush bath bomb is a top way to recharge for the New Year. Tucked away in Norwich’s Chantry Place shopping centre, our local Lush comes fully stocked with all Christmas bath essentials, and will leave you smelling of sweet cinnamon and cloves.
This gorgeous ornament is almost as lovely as a real bottle of rosé, and is twice as cute. Embroidered and hand-beaded, it’ll add a little pink sparkle to a friend’s Christmas tree.
13. Happy flower pot from Elm (from £12)
After the year we’ve had, we could all use a few more bits and bobs covered in smiley faces. These cute plant pots from Elm are handcrafted, decorated and fired in store, so each one is totally unique and unbelievably cute.
14. Bullards coast gin from Jarrold (£40)
Is it too much to stuff a friend’s stocking with a hefty bottle of gin? Our verdict: never! Especially not when it’s this Norfolk coast-inspired tipple made right around the corner and flavoured with notes of citrus.
15. People I Want to Meet: Dogs! socks from Elm (£9.50)
These brightly-coloured socks aren’t just hilarious, but they’re what we’re all thinking. And don’t worry cat lovers – Elm carries a version of cat-friendly socks for you, too.
This silly, personalised wine glass is perfect for a lot of reasons: you’ll never have to worry about accidentally mistaking it for your own, you’ll always know exactly where to fill it to, and it’ll be glaringly obvious when it needs topping up. Need we say more?
Do we need to justify why this marmalade is an essential stocking stuffer? It’s marmalade made with gin! Don’t worry, the alcohol has been cooked off, so it’s still a great topping to your morning toast.
18. Talking Tables sprout loo roll from Lakeland (£5.99)
Loo roll decked in adorable cartoon sprouts that tell you jokes while you use the toilet? Yes, please.