Make a Bid for a Sustainable Christmas

An auction may not immediately come to mind when you think about where to shop for Christmas, but as most of the items for sale at Watton Salerooms are second hand, it could be your first choice if like many of us, you want to make the festive period less wasteful and more sustainable.

If you’re planning a get together this year and need extra seating for lunch on the big day, we have a great selection of good quality dining furniture on offer every week. Also going under the hammer are sofas & chairs for everyone to relax on afterwards along with rugs, throws, cushions, lamps, pictures and mirrors to give your room that extra cosy feel. You could even bid on a bed or two in case your guests need to stay over after one too many mince pies!

What to watch can often be a major discussion over the festive period, so another TV might prevent a few arguments. We can help with additional crockery & cutlery as well as fridge or freezer space for all that extra food. We also sell microwave ovens, coffee machines and other kitchen equipment to help with the preparation, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and tumble driers for cleaning up after the event, and hi-fi equipment and radios to entertain you while you work.

So what about gifts? The possibilities are endless…..

Traditional gifts such as jewellery, watches and pens can be found in our cabinets. Why not add to a loved one’s collection – perhaps a paper weight, vase or perfume bottle for glass enthusiasts, a piece of their favourite china, or maybe a sought-after LP. Perhaps vintage clothing, kitchenalia or automobilia is more their thing or would something more up to date like a laptop, tablet or mobile phone be more appropriate? How about a guitar or other musical instrument for somebody who has always wanted to learn, or something nostalgic like a train set or Meccano?

For the outdoor type, we have cycles and sports equipment, and a wide selection of garden ornaments, pots and plants. We have even had customers purchase cars and motor bikes as gifts or a caravan for guests to stay in if there isn’t enough room indoors!

And if you usually give vouchers when you just can’t decide what to buy…. we even sell those too.

But don’t leave it too late – there aren’t many more auctions before Christmas! For further information visit or call 01953 885676.