Special gift shop celebrates anniversary

North Norfolk Crafts and Giftshop in Bacton is celebrating its first birthday. It stocks Bijou Chris

North Norfolk Crafts and Giftshop in Bacton is celebrating its first birthday. It stocks Bijou Christmas houses. Picture: Val Howson - Credit: Archant

A gift shop which only stocks items made by artisan crafters in north Norfolk is celebrtaing its first birthday.

North Norfolk Crafts and Giftshop in Bacton is celebrating its first birthday. Picture: Val Howson

North Norfolk Crafts and Giftshop in Bacton is celebrating its first birthday. Picture: Val Howson - Credit: Archant

Based in Walcott Road, Bacton, North Norfolk Crafts and Giftshop, which is owned by Val and Mark Howson, stocks everything from decoupage to light bottles and personalised garden planters to Bijou Christmas houses.

Mrs Howson said: "North Norfolk has a huge arts and crafts movement and we are delighted to be able to offer those talented crafters the opportunity to display and sell their items.

"The shop offers such a diverse and ever changing stock with many pieces being one-off originals, locals now have the opportunity to buy beautiful gifts without having to venture too far."

The shop opened on December 1 and Mrs Howson added: "It's been absolutely fantastic and we've had amazing support from the community, mainly because they don't have to go somewhere else to get a lovely gift."