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OUR GIFT GIVERS GUIDE
From the hard-working couple who deserve a break, to the little monkeys craving adventure, we've got the perfect gift ideas for your whole Tribe. Whatever gift you choose for your lucky recipient, we’re sure they’ll absolutely love it. So – make a brew, put your feet up, and let our gift-givers guide lead the way…
One of our favourite days out in Essex and a stones throw from the resort. Similar to the hospitality industry, Colchester Zoo need your help like never before.
The pandemic has had a huge impact on zoos, safari parks and aquariums. It threatens their work to fight extinction and protect nature for future generations.
Alternatively lend a hand by donating to their Emergency Operating Fund.
BEARDS & DAISIES
A local business born out of a passion for plants. Beards & Daisies Beards & Daisies bring together a carefully curated selection of indoor houseplants featuring some lesser spotted varieties that you might not find in your local garden centre.
There’s a plant for everyone, so whether you’re searching for the perfect present for the plant specialist in your life, or something for your office Secret Santa – they’ve got you covered.
These beautiful gifts are delivered in protective, sustainable packaging straight to your door. Share the love and plant some joy this Christmas!
ESSEX WILDLIFE TRUST
Looking for an inspiring gift that opens up a whole year of opportunities?
Gift Membership with Essex Wildlife Trust makes a perfect present for nature-loving friends and family.
It will inspire them to help protect their local environment and also gives them the opportunity to explore beautiful places, learn about wildlife and attend special events.
Alternatively, help them create a wilder Essex with a donation to their ambitious Urban Engagement Programme in 2021.
IT'S ALL AT NO ELEVEN
Whether it be Mum, sister or Auntie Carly - the hunt for the perfect present ends here. Located on Short Wyre Street in Colchester, It's All at Number Eleven is an independent ladies boutique which offers a range of clothing, bags and accessories.
Affordable and fashionable, this family owned business is incredibly popular with our team here. Treat the women in your life this Christmas and help support a real retail gem. For the latest threads and news you can find them here on Instagram.
With so much uncertainty in the world, mental health support is needed now more than ever. Kids Inspire, supports children and young people recovering from traumatic experiences or dealing with emerging mental health difficulties in Essex.
Their overall aim is to make a positive difference to young lives by shaping their futures. Any contribution you can make, no matter how small, goes a long way and is gratefully received.
When it comes to fruit-based products, no one does it better than Tiptree.
As well as making a delicious selection of juice, preserves and puddings, the company are also known for their gorgeous range of flavoured liqueurs.
We’re talking gins, vodkas and rums, some of which are created from the farm’s own fruits. The result is a delicious array of liqueurs that can be enjoyed straight over ice or added to your favourite mixer.