This is our top 20 of the best Yorkshire Christmas gifts from spa breaks to knits, diffusers, bags and more
Looking for something a little bit different while helping out independent Yorkshire businesses? Shop local this Christmas by choosing gifts from the many brilliant Yorkshire brands producing and selling world-class fashion, accessories, wellbeing and skincare collections. And all on your doorstep. Stephanie Smith has these 20 gorgeous Yorkshire suggestions.
Based near Holmfirth, Louise Stocks-Young of The Smock Works has created a new range of smocking-inspired Japanese denim scarves. This is the Multi Denim Scarf, £155, worn with the Sunday smock dress, £650, at thesmockworks.co.uk.
Local independent Yorkshire shops and businesses have suffered hugely during the pandemic so help them get back on their feet by choosing them when you buy your gifts this Christmas.
Make sure you check out your local independent department stores – Sandersons at Fox Valley, near Sheffield, Harveys of Halifax, Browns of York and Barkers Northallerton all have excellent fashion, beauty, wellbeing and accessories ranges - and they like to support local businesses, too.
Be ready for anything in clothing that works for indoors and out and layers easily to adapt to all temperatures. Ayon ruched neck top in teal, £28; Magic trousers in grey pleather; £22; Eva hat in turquoise by Sabbot, £25; Mock croc clutch bag in grey, £10. At York-based Copperandwhite.co.uk and at The Shambles Market.
Look for products made in Yorkshire or selected ethically by our brilliant Yorkshire shops. Here are my top 20 suggestions for gifts for all the family, certain to be appreciated - and used with pride. Let me know if you have any other ideas and suggestions.
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Recycled cashmere beanie in Amber, £50; Recycled cashmere scarf in grey Marl / Amber tip, £100; 100% cotton deadstock T-shirt, £35; Recycled ribbed cardigan in Grey, £185; 100% Organic cotton track pant, £75, at new Leeds-based menswear brand www.cutandpin.com
Yorkshire Thorner Check Tweed bag, £395, at Cordings in Harrogate and Cordings.co.uk. The Harrogate store at Westminster Arcade will be open Saturdays 10am–5pm, and on Monday – Friday 1–5pm by appointment only by emailing [email protected] (please allow 24 hours notice).
Leather studded belt, £250 at NomadAtelier.co.uk and the Barnsley shop.
NEOM Perfect Peace Scented Candle (1 Wick), £32, at NEOM Organics. The Leeds store has a welcome back offer until December 6 with a free 1 wick candle (worth £32) when you spend £35 or more in store.
Twice As Nice lace-up boots, £60 at Joe Browns at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in York and at Meadowhall Sheffield and at JoeBrowns.co.uk.
Charcoal Teddy baker boy cap, from Kempadoo Millar in Knaresborough and at kempadoo.com.
Titanic Spa near Huddersfield has many offers from £45. The VIP Duo Spa Day, £285 per couple, includes two Elemis treatments in a joint treatment room with a glass of bubbly and chocolate truffles. Let them unwind with the Elemis Couture Touch treatment, a deep tissue massage with a hands on facial, followed by the warming Frangipani Body Scrub. The package includes a light lunch and access to the Heat and Ice experience, relaxation lounge, Salt regulated swimming pool and leisure club. See TitanicSpa.com.
PJs from £27.50 at ThePyjamaHouse.co.uk near York.
Sweet Amaretto Nog soy candles, from £5.95 at theyorkshirecandlecompany.co.uk.
Merino possum socks, £25 at montananorthallerton.com.
One of a selection of sweaters from Keighley-based Brook Taverner, now £69.95 at brooktaverner.co.uk.
Harrogate Rugby striped sock, £13 at Cordings in Harrogate and cordings.co.uk.
Based in Harrogate Jenny Roberts Millinery leather headbands are £95 each, jrmillinery.co.uk.
Harrogate Organics Diffuser Pod, £68, and the Essential Oil collection is now £54, at the Harrogate shop and at harrogateorganics.co.uk
Chunky British Wool Aran Scarf, £29.95 at Yorkshire Dales-based Glencroft at GlencroftCountrywear.co.uk.
Shampoo bars, £9, conditioner bars, £11, at Selby-based Dolores and Rose at doloresandrose.co.uk.
Tee, £15 from Wakefield and Keighley based Wild West Yorkshire.
Black handbag, £155, at Huddersfield-based crestedandcountry.co.uk.