Forget Black Friday - here are 11 Sheffield independents where you can shop now for Christmas

Some people think Black Friday is a way for over-mighty online retailers to make even more cash before Christmas.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 7:57 am
Celebrating independents - Bear & Babe sells luxury, handmade-in-Sheffield baby and children’s clothing.

And some people seek out independent shopkeepers and craftspeople who operate in a world where individualism, quality, one-to-one service and a sense of community are key. As well as paying local taxes.

The Star is proud to support them - especially after this year.

Here, we present 11 independent, Sheffield-based retailers to spend your money with and feel good.

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Owner Frankie Farrar said: “I use vintage solid Sheffield silver cutlery to create jewellery. I also handcraft vintage antiques and collectibles into up-cycled lighting. Love that The Star wants to help fly the flag for small businesses!”
True North Brew Co makes Sheffield Dry Gin. It also sells gift sets that include other local retailers such as Sheffield Honey and Henderson's Relish, as well as experience tickets (Sheffield School of Gin), gift cards and a mini keg of Sheffield Pilsner. You can even personalise a bottle of Sheffield Dry Gin to give to your favourite person or the bubble that has got you through lockdown. Is also offering Black Friday weekend discounts.
Small Stuff UK is an award-winning eco-conscious children’s lifestyle shop. It sells the finest design-led, ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly products for (you and) your little bears online and in-store. In October it was shortlisted for two awards in the Indie Retail Best Small Shops Competition 2020.
Bailey of Sheffield creates stainless steel jewellery engineered to last more than a lifetime. The firm says: ‘It’s about understated pieces that adapt with you and your changing style’.
"We’re are a Sheffield-based independent patisserie selling hampers this Christmas delivered to people’s door and we are donating £2 per hamper to Sheffield children’s hospital. Everything in the hamper is handmade."
Bear & Babe sells luxury, handmade baby and children’s clothing. Named after the two youngest children of husband and wife Mary and Pete Croft, it launched in 2016 offering design-led, colourful, gender neutral clothing. All items are handmade in their studio in Sharrow Vale.
"Our Independent Sheffield card gets you discounts at loads of indie venues across Sheffield so they make a pretty good gift. We're releasing our 2021 card shortly. Here's our new card designed by @GoodReyt"
Sheffield's only 100 per cent vegan grocery store! Lots of exciting vegan food products not available elsewhere, knowledgeable vegan staff, and no label reading (to avoid buying the wrong thing) required. We have mainly edible gifts (including some items from Sheffield producers) with some soap/bubble bath type stuff too.
The Walkley Press is an independent card and gift shop offering fun, pretty, arty and quirky things for the important people in your life – yourself included!
You can find plenty of local Sheffiedish gifts and goodies on Pixie Drew's etsy site, all illustrated and made in Sheffield. Pixie says: “I love drawing and lettering and you can find cards, gift wrap, mugs, coasters and more in my shop. Everything has been hand drawn either on paper or on my ipad. I hope you like what you see.”
Yorkshire Badges is a manufacturer of badges, keyrings and car plaques. It sells Yorkshire Rose badges, cufflinks, tie bars and bookmarks. Made from sterling silver and also in plated metal with enamel.