When it comes to choosing presents for family and friends at Christmas, it can be hard to find a special and unique gift to surprise them on Christmas morning.
The Forum is gearing up to welcome a variety of festive markets and fairs with local designers and businesses offering handmade gifts not found on the high street. Here’s some dates to add to your diary to help get through your Christmas shopping list…
What: Cards for Good Causes
When: Open until December 18
Time: Monday to Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sundays from 11am-4pm
A wide selection of charity Christmas cards representing more than 40 national and local charities as well as gifts, decorations, stocking fillers, calendars, wrapping paper, stationery and more.
What: Modern Country Crafts
When: November 14-16 and December 20-21
East Anglian businesses showcasing their bespoke craftsmanship, selling a variety of unusual Christmas gifts not found on the high street.
What: Festive Fair
When: November 21-24
Time: Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
Featuring over 50 stalls from East Anglian sellers with jewellery, pottery, woodcraft, metalwork, candles, tins, textiles, flowers and plants, Christmas decorations and festive food and drink.
What: Global Village Christmas Market
When: December 5-7
Global Village Market’s finest traders, illustrators and makers selling beautiful gifts from around the world perfect for Christmas with a focus on fairly-traded and eco-conscious products.
What: Unik Design Market
When: December 12-14
A great selection of local, handmade crafts for sale straight from the designers including jewellery, ceramics, knitwear, paintings and more.
What: The Parent and Baby Christmas Fair
When: December 15
Covering everything from pregnancy treats to toddler toys, this festive fair is all about bringing top small businesses to the general public just before Christmas.
What: Buy Local Norfolk Christmas Expo
When: December 18
A showcase of Christmas products and services from members of Buy Local Norfolk, a not-for-profit social enterprise for businesses local and independent based in Norfolk.
What: Antiques, Books and Vintage Fayre
When: December 19
The perfect spot to find the one-off piece you have been looking for with ceramics, glass, silver, jewellery and more on offer, along with a wide variety of second-hand books.