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15 quirky Norwich and Norfolk themed gift ideas

PUBLISHED: 17:12 12 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:10 13 August 2016

Norwich/Norfolk gifts: Norwich Lanes colouring book, Norfolk dumplings recipe mug and Artwork by David Jones

Norwich/Norfolk gifts: Norwich Lanes colouring book, Norfolk dumplings recipe mug and Artwork by David Jones

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From colouring books to retro Canaries garden gnomes, here’s a look at some of the great Norwich/Norfolk themed items you can buy for your loved ones in gift shops across the city.

• Norwich Lanes colouring book

Colouring is the latest fad and even Norwich has received the black and white treatment in this little book illustrated by local artist Beverley Coraldean, also known as Geneality Art. Inside the pages you’ll find a variety of images depicting some of your favourite shop fronts and buildings from the Norwich Lanes, just waiting to be filled with colour.

Price: £5

Available from: Waterstones, Castle Street as well as various shops in the Lanes.

• Norfolk dumpling recipe mug

It is thought that the dumpling originated in Norfolk in the 1600s, and just like the Yorkshire pudding, Norfolk dumplings were intended as a cheap way to fill hungry stomachs. This very handy mug will show you how to properly make a traditional Nelson’s county dumpling made from bread dough, while also helping you to satisfy your caffeine cravings.

Price: £5.50

Available from: The Forum Shop

• A Medieval Monk Magnet

This quirky magnet would make a cute souvenir or gift for a young child.

Price: £2.50

Available from: Norwich Cathedral

• When I grow up, I’m going to play for... Norwich City, by Gemma Cary

If your child dreams of stepping out of the tunnel as the crowd sings along to On The Ball City, then this book might just be the perfect gift to give them.

Price: £6.99

Available from: Waterstones, Castle Street

• I’d Rather Be In Norwich mug

The mug says it all really.

Price: £8.50

Available from: Waterstones, Castle Street and The Forum Shop

• Nelson microfibre tea towel

For your friend who loves Horatio Nelson as much as they love his county.

Price: £4.99

Available from: The Forum Shop

• Norwich pencil case

Designed by Julia Gash, this pencil case features images of Norwich Market, Jarrolds, Norwich Castle and the Cathedral and would be ideal for students in need of new supplies ahead of their return to school in September.

Price: £10

Available from: The Forum Shop

• Norwich artwork

What better way to share your love of Norwich than with a piece of art, in The Forum Shop you’ll find a variety of work by local artists, including pieces from Leanda Hughes’ A-Z of Norwich, a quirky print of St Peter Mancroft and Sir Thomas Browne by David Jones and a unique piece featuring Norwich Market by Penny Crass.

Price: Prices vary

Available from: The Forum Shop

• Canaries 1985 Retro Gnome

A unique piece of memorabilia for your friend that’s a diehard Norwich City Football fan.

Price: £25

Available from: Canary Store

• A Ziggurat card

This greeting card is bound to bring about cries of “Oh UEA is wonderful” when given to any UEA graduate.

Price: £2.50

Available from: Norwich Castle

• Pub stops of Norwich wall art

Fans of Norwich’s City of Ale event might enjoy this Woodforde’s wall art, featuring the various pubs of Norwich, which once was thought to have had a pub for every day of the year.

Price: £37.99

Available from: The Java Store, Castle Mall

• Norwich City Football Club Monopoly

A special Norwich City Football Club edition of the classic property trading board game has been created allowing fans to buy a mixture of stadium features and club legends as they play for the premiership title. If football isn’t for you, a Norwich version, featuring iconic buildings such as Guildhall and the Castle is also available online from retailers such as Amazon.

Price: £35

Available from: Canary Store

• Carrow Road street sign

A decoration for the home and a nifty way to show off city pride, this could be a great house warming gift for a NCFC fan settling into a new place.

Price: £29.99

Available from: The Java Store, Castle Mall

• Canaries ice cube tray

Because who doesn’t want canary shaped ice cubes in their drinks?

Price: £7.50

Available from: Canary Store

• Julian of Norwich necklace

Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1416) was an anchoress and is credited as being the first woman to write a book in the English language. This necklace would be a great gift for anyone interested in the history of the fine city or Julian’s writings.

Price: £8.50

Available from: Norwich Cathedral

• Have you been given any quirky Norwich/Norfolk themed gifts? Let us know in the comments below.

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