Christmas gift inspiration from Sheffield makers
While searching for the perfect presents for your loved ones this Christmas, consider buying from independent stores.
Not only will you be getting your family and friends something unique that they will not have seen anywhere else, you will also be doing your bit to support local businesses.
Here’s my pick of some of the best gifts you can buy right now.
Christmas Bauble - £10.95
This charming bauble is a must have for any proud Sheffield resident. The text on the bauble reads ‘there’s no place like Sheffield at Christmas’. It’s available with blue and red writing, and is made by a brand called Love Your Nation. It’s available exclusively at Sheffield Retail Award winner Wildwood Artisan Gifts and Coffee Shop, Fitzwilliam Gate.
Hedgehog Tree Decoration – £5.95
This decoration is perfect for the animal lover in your life, and it’s also super cute! They are made by a brand called Gisela Graham. There’s also bears, mice and foxes. Available from Wildwood Artisan Gifts and Coffee Shop.
Ceramic tea lights, festive designs – £9.95
These decorative tea lights are a best seller at Wildwood Artisan Gifts and Coffee Shop. Available in two designs, either robins or a nativity scene, they lovely lights will provide the perfect mood lighting over the dark Christmas nights. They come gift boxed as well, so they are nice and easy to wrap. They have been made by a brand called . . .
Cheese hamper – £37
This is the ultimate luxury present for that person whose favourite part of Christmas day is when the cheese board comes out. It’s made by Sheffield Cheesemasters, who won one of our Shop Sheffield awards last year. The brand work with another local firm, Our Cow Molly, to make three different cheeses right here in Sheffield. The two that will be in the hamper are Sheffield Blue cheese and Little Mester Cheese. The company have also teamed up with other local firms to fill their hamper, which includes chocolate bars from Bullion Chocolate and ‘Get thi’ sen outdooerz’, American Pale Ale from Sheffield Brewery Co. It can be bought online at www.sheffieldcheesemasters.co.uk.
Seasonal Chutneys – £3.50 or £9
Sheffield-based brand Just Preserves have made three new chutneys for the festive season. They are Christmas chutney, which is flavoured with spiced apricot and date, bucks fizz marmalade and chocolate orange marmalade. Single jars cost £3.50 or the gift pack, (with two jars in the card gift pack), cost £9.