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All you need for Christmas is… Oliver Lamps!

Christmas lighting

Well, okay, we’re probably not exactly all you need for Christmas.

After all, we don’t sell mince pies, and we don’t sell toys (although we’ve got a very cute line in children’s night lights, and if any of your favourite people are into tech, we’ve got some fabulous Smart lighting and Smart security offerings too!) but, if it’s fantastic lighting, cosy home furnishings, great prices and the warmest welcome in Fakenham you’re looking for, Oliver Lamps is the place you need to be!


That might be the longest sentence we’ve written all year.

Seriously, though, Christmas has come early at Oliver Lamps! A few days ago, we were lucky enough to win the Christmas Window Competition run by the Fakenham Events Committee. It’s a massive honour, and there were so many other incredible window displays entered in the competition that bringing home the top prize really is the fairy on top of our 2021 tree. And we promise that’s the last cheesy Christmas metaphor we’re going to use in this blog.


Also, thank you to all our friends and customers who have congratulated us and told us how beautiful our shop is looking this Yuletide. Between you and the Christmas Window Competition judges, it’s lovely to see our hardworking team’s artistic efforts being appreciated!

Now, if you’re still racking your brains for a terrific Christmas present (or a well-deserved treat for yourself), our lampshades, cushions, and fish bubble lamps are proving mega-popular!

It’s time to get shady! (Don’t worry, at Oliver Lamps, that’s a good thing!)

Our lampshades have been selling so well over the past few months that we’ve started making them in-house. We can make them from your favourite material (just bring the material to our shop and we’ll do the rest!) or, if you’ve seen a material or a design you like, we can source it for you.

Alternatively, if you’re already frazzled from making lots of Christmassy decisions, we’ve got a brilliant range of materials and designs for you to choose from already in stock, so why not pop in and select one of those? Depending on whether the material’s already available, whether we have to order it in, or whether you provide it, the turn-around from order to finished lampshade is usually between 7 to 14 days.

Although we don’t currently offer bespoke in-house choices with our cushions (mainly because our current design range is already fab!), in-house cushions could be a real possibility in the new year depending upon customer demand, so watch this space over the coming months!

What’s that? You want to know more about our sea-lightful fish bubble lamps?!

As the lobster in The Little Mermaid said, “Your fish is our command!” (Or was that the genie from Aladdin? Whoops… that reminds us… we haven’t booked our seats for the Christmas panto yet…)


Anyhoo, back to the bubble lamps!

They come in four sizes.

• A 40cm bubble lamp containing three fish and two balls.
• A 61cm bubble lamp containing various coloured balls.
• An 89cm bubble lamp containing six fish (that’s almost your own shoal!) with a button so you can select the bubble speed.
• And, finally, a 120cm bubble lamp containing eight fish (that’s definitely your own shoal!) with a button to vary the bubble speed.

All the lamps are colour changing – all you need to do is wash the contents, fill the lamp with deionised water, switch on the lamp, and enjoy! They look so cool that even Aquaman would give them his Trident of Approval… if he could stop saving the world long enough to take a trip to Fakenham and visit Oliver Lamps! Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet, but it’s on our list to Santa, so you never know!

Our Christmas opening times!

This one’s easy to remember. We’re open at our usual times all the way through to Christmas Eve and then closed for the rest of the holiday. We’re re-opening on Tuesday 4th January so make sure you put the date in your 2022 calendar!


Finally, don’t forget that we’ve still got lots of goodies in stock to make your home look and feel extra Christmassy! We’ve got Christmas decorations, our ever-popular illuminated twig trees, Christmas reindeer, Christmas doorstops and Christmas gonks.

Why not drop into our showroom at 26/28 Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9DY, and prepare to be sleighed by all our tempting offers and prices? (Sorry, we couldn’t resist that one!) Or, if you’re too busy to visit us in person, give our friendly elves a call on 01328 855028 or email [email protected], and we’ll do the rest.


Stay jolly, stay safe, and see you in a couple of weeks for our last blog of the year!

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