Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

With the big day only one month away, we’re kicking off our Christmas blog series with some present ideas! It’s hard every year to think of something original to buy your family and friends, but our list of local shops in Yorkshire will provide those special and unique gifts that you can guarantee nobody else will have!

Leeds

  • Great Yorkshire Shop, Corn Exchange: Support Yorkshire producers by purchasing your Christmas presents here! They sell Henderson’s Relish, leaf tea from Sheffield’s Birdhouse Tea Company, and natural skincare products from Whitby’s Sweet Cecily’s
  • The Traditional Shaving Company, Grand Arcade: For all your bearded friends, pick up an old school wet shave kit or some top-notch products to keep their beard in place
  • Chirpy, Chapel Allerton: a creative design store and workshop where you can find some unique home accessories and even take part in some workshops to learn how to do it yourself!

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  • Little Leeds Beer House, Corn Exchange: A haven for craft beers with an extensive selection of the finest beers from Yorkshire and beyond!
  • On The Wall, Boar Lane: You can find everything here from classic film posters to artsy prints, trendy t-shirts to incredible canvases
  • OK Comics, Briggate: Know a comic fanatic? Get yourself to OK Comics where they offer an impression selection of classic comics and graphic novels
  • Armadillo Toys, Chapel Allerton and Horsforth: The best independent toyshop in Leeds and a child’s dream! You’ll find a vast range of old school and modern toys to keep children entertained over Christmas
  • Yellow Sunrise, Corn Exchange: When you step into this magical shop you’ll want to buy every single one of its Japanese and Moroccan goodies!

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York

  • The Inkwell, Gillygate: A hipster’s paradise with old-school vibes, filled with vinyl records and pop culture oddities
  • Fraser & May, Bridge Street: A shabby chic boutique providing the perfect unique gifts for Christmas including furniture, jewellery and vintage prints
  • Monkbar Chocolatiers, Shambles: Your chocolate-loving friends and family will appreciate the delicious handmade chocolates from one of the most well-establish chocolatiers in the city

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  • Rafi’s Spicebox, Goodramgate: Your foodie friends will love anything you buy them from here! A family run businesses with a tantalising selection of spices and ingredients to make authentic Indian dishes
  • Snowhome, Gillygate: You can be sure nobody will have whatever gifts you buy from here, with stunning homewares from small manufacturers and emerging designers
  • Burgin’s Perfumery, Coney Street: Step into the past in this traditional perfumery offering 2000 makes from designer brands to independent businesses
  • The Yorkshire Soap Company, Blake Street: Give someone the gift of relaxation with handmade soaps and bath salts in an array of sumptuous scents
  • The Imaginarium, Blake Street: Next to the YSC you’ll find a store full of bizarre and fascinating trinkets you can guarantee nobody else will have!

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Sheffield

  • Collard Mason, Devonshire Street: A dark and moody boutique selling clothes, jewellery and homewares from independent designers
  • Sheffield Antiques Centre, Broadfield Road: A truly traditional antique shop with an awesome range from trinkets to furniture, all at great prices
  • Starmore Boss, Sharrow Vale: For the one who loves a tipple, you’ll find an amazing selection of wines, beers, whiskeys and South Yorkshire’s largest range of tequilas
  • MoonKo, Division Street: A bright and quirky independent shop where can find the perfect gifts from home to fashion pieces

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  • The Record Collector, Fulwood Road: A true institution in Sheffield, pop in for new and second-hand CDs and vinyls, and if you’re lucky you might even catch one of their signings!
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop, Ecclesall Road: Celebrating everything that it great about Sheffield, with stunning metalwork pieces, and shop owner Paul who has an impressive knowledge of all things Sheffield
  • Hilary & Flo, Ecclesall Road: Venture into the jungle that is Hilary & Flo for quirky interior design pieces from all over the world. Even make a gift yourself in one of their DIY workshops
  • Sheffield Skincare Co, Crookes Road: Treat family and friends to some of the incredible skincare products homemade from natural ingredients by founder Megan

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Focus On: York City Centre

Focus On: York City Centre

The city of York literally has everything you need: a mix of modern and traditional shops, vibrant night life, cute cafes, a fascinating history and rich cultural scene. And you could © Simon Vine Photography March 2011 Yorkshire Housing Space propertieshave all of this on your door step in this spacious one bedroom apartment just off Micklegate, right in the heart of the city!

Property

The apartment has a spacious open-plan living area, creating the perfect place to both eat and relax, fitted with laminate flooring for easy cleaning. The large lounge area has a floor to ceiling window letting in plenty of light, and a door leads out onto a private sun terrace, perfect for sitting outside. The modern kitchen is fitted integrated white goods including oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.lounge1-edit

The double bedroom in the apartment makes it suitable for a single person or a couple, and is fitted with carpet and and a built in wardrobe. The private sun terrace is also accessible from the bedroom, letting in light and fresh air, and providing the perfect wake up in the morning. The apartment has a  tiled bathroom, complete with white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as storage cupboard, mirrored cabinet and electric shaver plug. As well as all of this, this amazing property also features under-floor heating, perfect to keep you cosy in the colder months! The Jacob Court building itself benefits from a secure door entry system and well-maintained gardens, creating a safe and welcoming place to live.york1

Location

Jacob Court is ideally set within the heart of York city centre, located on Trinity Lane just off Micklegate, only a 5 minute walk from the train station. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, and just a short walk from all the great shops, restaurants and bars.

Restaurants

  • Melton’s, Scarcroft Road – one of York’s finest restaurants with reasonable prices
  • Cafe No8 Bistro, Gillygate – delicious, unfussy bistro dishes
  • El Piano, Grape Lane – excellent Arab-Spanish vegan food
  • Oshibi, Franklins Yard – hugely popular Korean/Japanese bistro
  • Coconut Lagoon, Clarence Street – finest South Indian cooking in the city
  • Puddin’ & Pie, Bishopthorpe Road – delicious chunky pies with exemplary pastry
  • Little Italy, Goodramgate – family-run Italian with gourmet cuisine

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Bars/pubs

  • House of Trembling Madness, Stonegate – oddball and overt pub with a medieval feel
  • Evil Eye Lounge, Stonegate – quirky bar with vast array of cocktails
  • 1331 Bar, Grape Lane – chilled bar off the beaten track with cosy cinema
  • Pivni, Patrick Pool – for true alcohol enthusiasts, with unique bar snacks too
  • Ye Olde Starre Inne, Stonegate – one of the oldest and most establish pubs in the city
  • Sotano, Little Stonegate – a hidden gem in the city centre serving craft beers
  • Brigantes Bar & Brasserie, Micklegate – simple bar with an incredible beer range

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Cafes

  • The Hairy Fig, Fossgate – artisan produce in a tiny, adorable deli/cafe
  • Le Langhe, Peasholme Green – Italian deli with mind-blowing artisan produce
  • The Perky Peacock, Tanners Moat – cafe using local ingredients overlooking the river
  • Mannion & Co, Blake Street – rustic home-baked breads and beautiful cakes
  • Shambles Kitchen, The Shambles –  famed for its pulled pork sandwich
  • Brew & Brownie, Museum Street – rustic eatery with amazing American pancakes

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Shops 

  • The Inkwell, Gillygate – vinyl records and pop culture oddities
  • Fraser & May, Bridge Street – shabby chic style and unique gifts
  • Rafi’s Spicebox, Goodramgate – specialist handmade spice blends
  • Snowhome, Gillygate – contemporary home design
  • Burgins’ Perfumery, Coney Street – offers over 2000 makes of perfume
  • Monkbar Chocolatiers, Shambles – one of the most popular chocolatiers in the city
  • The Imaginarium, Blake Street – bizarre and interesting trinkets

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