Luckily Sheffield has scores of interesting shops and traders selling wares that are ideal as presents and gifts for friends and family who won’t be able to get together for the normal big gatherings in December.
Here are 10 of the best. All of these businesses are operating online during lockdown and the ongoing pandemic.
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1. Bullion Craft Chocolate
Bullion - founded by Max Scotford, pictured - specialises in luxurious 'bean to bar' chocolate. (https://www.bullionchocolate.com)
Photo: Scott Merrylees
2. Bird's Yard
Bird's Yard, on Chapel Walk, is an independent shop that sells unique items made locally and further afield. Jewellery from Tatty Divine can be seen here. (https://www.birdsyard.co.uk)
Photo: Dean Atkins
3. Locksley Distilling Company
Locksley Distilling Company, based at Portland Works, makes Sir Robin of Locksley gin, named after Robin Hood who has long been claimed as a son of Sheffield. (https://www.locksleydistilling.com)
Photo: Simon Hulme
4. Grey Suit Clay
Francesca Hague, who works under the name Grey Suit Clay, makes sought-after ceramic mugs, pots and crockery. (http://greysuitclay.co.uk)
Photo: Andrew Roe