Shopping local this Christmas

  • 2nd November 2020

It’s coming up to the festive season, so many of us are prepping our Christmas lists and think about what treats we can get for our friends and loved ones!

Following this events of this year, small businesses have really taken a big hit, so now more than ever we should be taking our business their way to help to support local and small business this festive season.

BIDBI is proud to be a Sheffield based business so in this blog we will be highlighting some amazing local Sheffield businesses that we feel should be in the limelight this Christmas when you are thinking about when gift buying.

  1. Bird’s Yard
    Bird’s Yard is a wonderful collective in Sheffield where many artists, designers, crafters, and manufacturers come together and can showcase their work. This is a great way to see the talent Sheffield independent business has to offer all in one place. And as a bonus, there’s also a lovely café with amazing cakes.

  2. Colours of Sheffield
    Colours of Sheffield is an independent business run by artist Mary Tear who shows the beauty of Sheffield through its colours! With Pantone cards she matches the colours of Sheffield’s greatest features and creates simple yet heart-warming prints that remind you of the steel city. They’re a great gift for any Sheffield resident past or present.

  3. Beanies Wholefoods
    If you are looking for a food-based gift in Sheffield then look no further than Beanies, this local cooperative stock a wide range of local produce, from cheeses to fresh produce to chocolates. If you are planning a food hamper, then Beanies is a great place to start.

  4. Truffle Pig Vegan
    Speaking of food, if you are looking for a gift for that chocolate lover in your life Truffle Pig Vegan may be the place for you. This award-winning chocolate maker is based in Sheffield and produces vegan chocolate that vegans and non-vegans alike will love. They produce a wide variety of different chocolates from gourmet versions of favourite chocolate bars to elegant truffles.

  5. Within Reason
    Within Reason is a lovely boutique giftware store on Devonshire Street in Sheffield. Established over 20 years ago, it is a staple gift shop here in Sheffield. A well-selected collection of women’s accessories, homewares, and children’s toys makes Within Reason a fabulous giftshop with everything you could dream of, and a great stop to put on your local gifts Christmas list!

  6. Waterall Bros Ltd
    This is a slightly different one but Waterall Bros Ltd is a well-established Sheffield based pork butcher. You can find their shop in Moor Market. A great butcher to head to if you are thinking about a pork main dish for your Christmas dinner or just for your pigs in blankets. Shopping local for your Christmas meal is a great way to support local business and you will be able to find many other local food producers alongside Waterall Bros Ltd in the Moor Market.

  7. Bear & Babe
    Bear & Babe is a great Sheffield Based clothing company for baby and Children’s clothing. All their clothing is made from either GOTS organic or OEKO-TEX organic cotton, so you know it is perfect for babies. Their ranges are bright and colourful, so these gorgeous clothes are perfect as a gift for little ones. They also do a range of headbands and leggings for adults too!

  8. Pam Goodison Glass Artist
    Sheffield based glass artist Pam Goodison produces some truly amazing pieces of glass art, décor to windows to jewellery. Pam hand makes stunning pieces which are fantastic to give as gifts to loved one. Or to treat yourself to some stunning Christmas tree decorations during the festive season.

  9. Foure Aromas
    Foure Aromas is a new wax melt company based in Sheffield. All the wax melts are made out of soy which means there are no harmful chemical by-products released when burning and also the wax burns slower, so you get a slower and stronger scent release. All the wax melts come in a choice of 8 amazing scents and come in plastic free packaging! These make great stocking fillers for friends and loved ones.

  10. Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
    This is a fun gift for all nature lovers. Supporting a local nature or wildlife trust such as Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust is a fantastic gift for wildlife fans. During Autumn and Winter wildlife is often forgetting about, by donating in their name, you can support a local wildlife preservation and growth while also giving a gift that will mean a lot to your loved one.