Christmas is around the corner, and where best to get your gifts from than the countless independents in Hull. Instead of spending your money at large corporations this festive season, why not support small businesses instead – now more than ever. It’s time for an Independent Christmas.
We’ve gathered together a selection of independents offering food, art, clothing and more which are perfect for gifting this festive season. Not only does it put a smile on your friends/families face but shopping small brings a smile to the business owner’s faces too.
Looking for clothing this festive season? You’d be spoilt for choice when shopping Hull with this one (and every other category honestly!)
Beasley’s – one of Hulls longest-running indies! The perfect place to grab a gift for Christmas, from carefully sourced American Vintage to high-quality workwear. Beasleys are also one for supporting local creatives, from screen printed t-shirts to bespoke gunner smocks – Beasleys stock a number of unique clothing items which are guaranteed to last. Check out their online store – https://www.beasleysclothing.co.uk/ or pop into their shop in Hepworths Arcade!
19point4 are a fashion and lifestyle store based on Humber Street. Recently celebrating their 2nd Birthday, the shop launched an exciting homeware range by Dutch interiors brand HKliving. 19point4 also stock contemporary Menswear and Womenswear including cosy knitwear and party dresses perfect for the festive season!
Friends On Every Street have dropped a selection of new products online just in time for your Christmas shopping. Including; Kingston Upon Hull Sweaters & Beanies, Pattie Buttie Sweaters and all-new Christmas cards to send that little bit of Hull love this festive season. Shop their new collection and old favourites on their website – https://www.friendsoneverystreet.co.uk/
Looking for home décor to gift this Christmas? Considering we have spent so much time in our homes this year, it might be time for a spruce up of our surroundings!
Ophelia Flowers & Tea opened their doors in October, offering relaxation in the form of loose-leaf tea and dried flower arrangements. After just a month of opening, then came Lockdown 2 – forcing the business to operate in a new and unique way. Ophelia offers both local delivery and click and collect during the lockdown. To order check out their website – https://www.opheliaflowersandtea.co.uk/ or DM on Instagram for custom creations!
Another new independent business selling beautiful homeware is Yokoso Home. Their shop values are focussed on slow living and creating a calm space – things which have never resonated so much as now! Their products range from hand-poured sculpted candles to weekly planners and notebooks creating a perfect balance of cosiness and organisation. Check out their website; https://www.yokosohome.com/
Looking for some beautifully designed prints to treat a loved one? Hull is full of wonderful creatives from illustrators to graphic designers to graffiti artists!
For the music lover in your life – Killer Queen Creative is one to check out! Their Etsy store is full of funky prints with a touch of rock and roll, from David Bowie Christmas cards to Arctic Monkeys prints. Shop their collection here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KillerQueenCreative
For the Hull lovers (near or far!) a bespoke art print of their favourite landmark. Be it the Three Ships mural, Humber Street or Polar Bear – Ur My Type has a lovely array of Hull prints (and more!) to brighten up the home. Check out their Etsy store here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/urmytypedesigns
Food – what Christmas is really about – right? Why not treat someone to a Christmas hamper or some sweet treats from an independent foodie this festive season.
The Hull Pie is offering their special Winter box this festive season. The box will include two pies, two rolls and six bite-size brownies – PLUS a box of mince pies! You can customise your box by choosing your favourite pies and choosing between pigs and blankets, sausage rolls or brie, potato and leek rolls. The box comes in at £19.50 and can be pre-ordered on their website www.thepiebakery.co.uk for home delivery running up to Christmas.
For a sweet treat this festive season head over to Milchig, who are putting together scrumptious Christmas Eve boxes to indulge in – who said treats were to be only left for Santa on Christmas Eve? There are 3 Christmas Eve boxes – which are available to pick up in-store on the 23rd and 24th of December. Choose from the adults deluxe hamper ‘Am I Just Eating Because I’m Bored?’, the children’s hamper ‘Santa’s Coming! I Know Him’ or the plant-based hamper ‘You Guys Give Up? Or Are You Thirsty For More?’ for Christmas movie references and festive treats galore!
Expect lots of Christmas cookies for the run-up to the big day too – with their Paragon Arcade store planning a reopening for takeaway after Lockdown! You can also rep their merch too – with kids tees, adult tees, totes and tea towels making perfect Christmas gifts alongside the baked goodies! https://www.instagram.com/thisismilchig/
Another indie food favourite of ours in Marla’s Sandwich Shop, who this year are offering hampers featuring their tastiest condiments – including the star of the show – curry ketchup. The curry ketchup is also available to purchase separately in two sizes – and is delicious on EVERYTHING. Spruce up your WFH lunches with some signature Marla’s flavours. https://www.instagram.com/we.are.marlas/
Okay – maybe Christmas is about drinks too… What better to treat yourself (or others if they’re lucky) with than a good festive swig.
Brew are offering local deliveries and collection of both beer and coffee including craft, German and Belgian beers. Brew also offer gift cards – perfect for giving the gift of good coffee and beer to spend in-store (when we can)! Make your order for some Christmas sips on their webshop – https://www.brewhull.co.uk/shop
Vittles & Company are offering gift boxes perfect for the beer lovers in your life! Their hampers include; Local Beer & Food, Local Beer & Snacks, Yorkshire & Lincolnshire IPA’s, Beers of East Yorkshire & The Humber and Beers Of Belgium. All available on their webshop – https://www.vittlesandcompany.co.uk/shop
You can also create a bespoke order by getting in touch for a personalised favourite mix!
Wherever you shop this Christmas – make it independent. For more ideas of local indies to shop at this Christmas – follow our Instagram for the latest offers and updates shared within the Hull independent community.
Stay safe and have a wonderful festive season however you plan to celebrate!
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