At The Yorkshire Press, we are passionate about supporting the businesses and crafters that are local to our region. Yorkshire folk are producing some extraordinarily good products right now and it seems a shame to bypass these in favour of those brands who are lucky enough to have huge marketing budgets.
Therefore, we have put together quite a substantial list of gift ideas from businesses and crafters in Yorkshire. Before you head to the big name stores for Dad’s socks, Nan’s food hamper or Mum’s home accessories, have a browse through our list. Not only will you be purchasing unique gifts that they won’t be expecting, you’ll also be supporting hard-working Yorkshire folk like yourself!
Novelty Yorkshire Gifts
A Very Sheffield Colouring Book
Josephine Dellow is an Illustrator from Sheffield who is regularly commissioned to create illustrations of people’s homes. In addition to her client work, she designs and sells arty prints and greetings cards at local craft fairs and via her Etsy shop. Back in 2016, she printed a ‘A Colouring Book of Houses and Shops’. The response to this adult colouring book was very positive and she was soon asked to create a version based solely on the buildings and landmarks of Sheffield.
A Very Sheffield Colouring Book costs just £7 and is available to purchase here: http://tidd.ly/e3ed6959
Personalised Face Cushions
L&S Prints Digital are a digital printing company based in West Yorkshire.
Using environmentally friendly dye sublimation, they produce a great variety of products and many of them can be personalised. These guys take personalisation to a whole new level. If you have a friend or loved one who you don’t see as often as you would like, why not give them a constant reminder of your lovely little face by getting it printed on a cushion?
Yes, it’s slightly weird but boy, do we love it! That’s the Mother-in-Law sorted! Order yours for just £9.99, here: http://tidd.ly/59dea2b8
Yorkshire Treasure Trails
Treasure Trails offer over 1,000 different self-guided treasure hunts across the UK. Although the company itself isn’t Yorkshire-based, they offer loads of treasure trails in the region: 17 in East Yorkshire, 51 in North Yorkshire, 5 in South Yorkshire and 14 in West Yorkshire. A fun way of discovering some of the quirky, independent businesses scattered across our county.
An easy to follow route will enable you to clues whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights along the way. Most of the trails can be completed by foot but some cover a larger area and a car is required. We like the sound of the Skipton Spy Mission which costs just £6.99.
Yorkshire Food Gifts
Cooks Apron Gift Set
If you know someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, they may be grateful for a new apron which is both stylish and practical. All aprons from The Stitch Society are designed and handmade in Yorkshire using hard-wearing fabrics.
The Cooks Apron Gift Set includes one of their most popular aprons (in a choice of fabrics), beautifully presented in a box with tissue paper and bright orange ribbon. Prices start at £48 and you can order yours here.
Balls of Christmas
Bakes and Balls produce ‘Feel Good Food’. Their range of healthy free-from snacks contain no added or artificial sugars and don’t compromise on taste.
For Christmas 2018, they have added new, festive flavours to their range of delicious energy balls. Their special Christmas edition energy balls are available in Mulled Wine and Figgy Pudding. They’re also doing a 12 Balls of Christmas gift box! The perfect gift for someone in need of a guilt-free sweet treat.
Hunters of Helmsley Hampers
The award-winning Hunters of Helmsley, which has been based at the heart of the North Yorkshire town for 28 years, has a range of gifts boxes to suit every palate.
Choose from hampers inspired by your favourite places in the region – from East to West or North to South – or even Britain’s Best Market Town, Helmsley. Be proud with the Best of British or get into the spirit of the season with the Christmas Cheer or Festive Treat. For those who have a passion for a certain type of produce, how about Gin Treat or the Cheese Lover?
All hampers are available to purchase online at www.huntersofhelmsley.com and are available for delivery across the UK.
Yorkshire Gin Gifts
Luxury Masons Yorkshire Gin Crackers
If you’re a fan of Yorkshire gins, then no doubt you will have already tried and tested Masons Yorkshire Gin. They have a few varieties available so if you want to purchase some for a friend this Christmas, you may find it difficult to choose just one! Drinks in a Tube are now selling this excellent set of Christmas Crackers for fans of Masons Yorkshire Gin. Each cracker contains a 50ml tube of Masons Gin (either Lavender, Tea or Original) as well as the obligatory paper hat and rubbish joke.
Masons Yorkshire Gin Crackers are priced at £47.99 and you can order them here: https://www.drinksintube.co.uk/product/masons-gin-party-crackers/
York Gin Gift Set
This Christmas, York Gin are selling these wonderful little gift packs. Each set contains a 5cl bottle of their three gins – Classic Dry, Cocoa and, Roman Fruit. The beautifully presented triple pack is described as ‘history in the tasting’ as both the flavours of the gins and the branding of the products were inspired by the history of York.
The York Gin triple pack is available to purchase online and costs just £18. If you know someone who is a lover of Yorkshire gins, then this gift pack will enable them to sample three of the best! We have tried the set ourselves and we were pleasantly surprised by the distinct differences between each delicious gin.
The Gin Barn Hamper
We’re confident that this hamper from the Yorkshire Hamper Co. would be a massive hit with any gin lover. Including not one, but three full bottles of some of the best Yorkshire gins, it should keep the recipient happy for quite some time. It also includes some great Yorkshire tonics and some fantastic foodie treats.
The Gin Barn Hampers are made to order and cost £125. You can order yours here: http://tidd.ly/6032cb93
Yorkshire Gifts for the Home
Underground Style Transport Maps
Underdog Studio are a Mother and Daughter design team based in Hull. They are immensely proud of their Yorkshire heritage and combine their creative talents to produce these distinctive underground style transport maps. Their Leeds, Sheffield, York, Hull & Beverley prints are all available to buy online for a very reasonable £8.95 inc delivery.
Buy here: http://tidd.ly/a02e13c9
Pop Art Jasmine Cushion
With the action remake of Aladdin coming out next year, this cushion would make a great gift for any Disney fan. As you can see from the picture, the design has well and truly catapulted Disney’s Jasmine into the new era, by showing her with the Twitter icon.
Holy Cow Prints are based in Leeds and currently have 102 unique cushions in their Etsy shop. This one is priced at £23.00 and is available to order here: http://tidd.ly/1c5653c0
Emergency Chocolate Box Frame
Handmade at Heathside specialise in pre-designed and bespoke foil prints and bespoke box frames. This Emergency Chocolate Box Frame is bound to bring a smile to the face of a chocoholic or that friend who is always on a diet. We love the idea of having an emergency chocolate fund, however we’re not sure how long it would last! All in all, it’s great little gift and would look super in someone’s kitchen – even if it is just for a little while!
This product costs £16.99 and can be ordered here: http://tidd.ly/eb4bf746
Gifts for Yorkshire Lads
TOAD Diaries produce handmade customised diaries and notebooks in a huge range of designs. Each of their diaries can be made to your specific requirements. You can choose your start date, duration and product size using their online designer tool.
Their personalised TOAD Touch diaries are perfect for a busy Yorkshire lad! There are 3 styles to choose from and each are available in a number of different colours. There’s also a handy business card holder inside and you can choose to have up to 3 initials embossed on the cover. A really nice addition to any man’s briefcase!
Perfume Jewellery from Vanacci
Established in 2014, this Leeds-based luxury designer of men’s fashion accessories offers a very different type of jewellery for the Yorkshire lad. Their stylish and contemporary product range includes jewellery which can extend the life of an aftershave or fragrance by up to seven times.
Unique patented technology allows the wearer to spray their favourite fragrance onto the product and it is then diffused throughout the day.
Vanacci’s fragrance jewellery can also be personalised with unique geometric designs, each of which translate into different meaningful statements. If you know a Yorkshire lad who likes to look good and smell good, this might be the gift for him!
Cheshire Cat Cufflinks
Eden Creativity design and make a range of quirky accessories for men, using Liberty and vintage fabrics. Based in Huddersfield, owner Jill takes sections of the fine fabrics and protects them under glass. The jewel-like pieces are then turned into pendants or cufflinks.
These Cheshire Cat cufflinks would certainly add a touch of personality to a Yorkshire lad’s suit. They are priced at £14.00 and come in a smart black presentation box. If you’re not keen on this design, there are plenty of others to choose from. We love them all!
Waterman’s Hair Shampoo
Let’s face it, we all know a Yorkshire Lad who is thinning a bit on top! Some chaps choose to embrace their baldness but others would rather slow down the process or avoid it completely!
Waterman’s Grow Me Shampoo is produced by Matt and Gail Waterman in Rotherham. It slows the rate of hair loss and increases the natural hair growth rate. A great gift for someone who is worried about their receding hairline! Order yours here.
Yorkshire Lass Gifts
Horse Print Wash Bag
22-year old Beth Todd, is the very talented owner of F & B International. They sell an extensive range of Yorkshire-inspired products and all of them are made by Beth herself. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for the Yorkshire lass in your life, then their website is well worth a browse.
We are particularly fond of their wash bags / make-up bags, which are all handmade using excellent quality fabrics from Yorkshire. There are currently 18 pretty designs to choose from and we absolutely love the horse print wash bag shown in the image above.
Yorkshire Rose Pendant
Florence and Anna of Oddle Doddle Jewellery launched their brand back in 2012. Having spent a number of years making jewellery for family and friends, they decided to turn their hobby into a business. All of their products are made by hand and they have some lovely designs.
This Yorkshire Rose pendant is hand sawn from sterling silver sheet and hangs on an 18″ sterling silver chain. You can order one here for £38.99: http://tidd.ly/f16e4564
Colourful Teapot Necklace
Onetenzeroseven sell loads of brightly coloured jewellery, scarves, stationery and home accessories in wonderfully quirky designs. If your Yorkshire lass has a creative streak and isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd, then she’ll adore their fab range of jewellery. All their jewellery is made by freelance designer and tea lover, Sophie, at her studio in Leeds.
This Colourful Teapot Necklace costs just £16.00 and its a particular favourite of ours. Order here: http://tidd.ly/2d60b96c
Yorkshire Gifts for Kids
One of the biggest crazes for kids at the moment, is the online multiplayer game game ‘Fortnite’. If you have a Fortnite obsessed little boy who can’t drag himself away from his games console, then these would make the perfect gift for his Christmas stocking.
Mama’s Little Gift Shop is based in Hull and they sell a great variety of personalised products for all ages. These Fortnite socks cost just £3.50 and are available in kid or adult sizes. Order here: http://tidd.ly/cd5f3d15
Game of Thrones Mask Kits
Since 2013, Steve Wintercroft and his wife, Marianne, have been designing and supplying digital patterns that help creative people and festival goers around the globe make their own incredible masks from waste card.
Following an official collaboration between themselves and Game of Thrones, they began producing these stunning Press-out Mask Books. All you need to create your very own 3D Stark Direwolf mask is their product (priced at £14.99) and a bit of glue or tape! There are other characters available too. Order yours here: http://tidd.ly/632cfabc
Mardy Bum Sweatshirt
If you’re a parent, then you know your child is bound to have days when this sweatshirt will be highly appropriate.
It’s a soft, fleece-backed sweater, hand embroidered with the phrase ‘Mardy Bum’ in mustard yarn. Perfect for a stroppy son or a sulky daughter! Priced at £18 and available in sizes from ages 3 and up. Order here: http://tidd.ly/61a8697f
Wooden Reward Chart
These personalised wooden reward charts from Ben’s Woodwork Gifts near Skipton, are perfect for keeping the little monkeys in line. Each one can hold £18 in pound coins and can be personalised with your child’s name. Choose from Lego or Disney fonts. They cost just £13 and would look great on their bedroom wall. Order here: http://tidd.ly/ed8d5a1e
Yorkshire Gifts for Dogs
Luxury Chocolates for Dogs
We all know that chocolate is really bad for dogs and we mustn’t let them near the tin of Quality Street over Christmas. However, we can’t help but feel sorry for them. Imagine being in the same room as Terry’s Chocolate Orange and not being able to lick it!
Well, now you can treat your furry friend to their very own box of chocs and these ones won’t make them sick! These gorgeous handmade and finished luxury dog chocolates are the perfect gift for your four-legged friend. Beautifully presented in a chocolate box, these 9 or 16 dog friendly chocolate treats are made with milk, plain and caramel chocolate.
A box of 9 costs £12.95 and can be ordered here: http://tidd.ly/a282cab1
Felt Dog Collar Flower
Moo Moo & Bear are a Yorkshire-based business selling bespoke dog collars and leads. Their products are made with hard-wearing acrylic fabrics and come in a range of colourful designs.
We love the Chelsea Felt Dog Collar Flower! It’s a pretty felt flower that can be slipped on to any dog collar to brighten it up. It goes particularly well with the Collar and Lead set from the same range. Prices start at £5.00 for the flower and from £8.99 for the Collar and Lead set. Order yours here: http://tidd.ly/be4fa98c
Personalised Dog Wrapping Paper
If you’re buying your dog a Christmas present then you’re going to need something to wrap it in. This personalised dog wrapping paper from Heather Alstead Design is super cute. Choose your breed and add your dog’s name and they will print the perfect wrapping paper for your pooch.
Prices start at £5.50 for a single sheet and you can order yours here: http://tidd.ly/74e8a93e
As with all our lists, we’ll be adding to this feature over time. We know that there are many, many more great Yorkshire gifts out there and we’d include them all if we could! We always welcome suggestions and polite requests from businesses, so if you would like us to add your product to this article, just get in touch.
Feel free to promote your Christmas crafts and Yorkshire gifts in the comments too.