It’s a Wrap! The Exposed Sheffield Christmas Gift Guide
Want to know how you can win at Christmas prezzie shopping while keeping it Sheff? Show some love to the city’s mighty independent scene with the Exposed Sheffield Christmas Gift Guide, 2020 edition! Don’t forget this BITSTARZ BITCOIN BONUS CODE EITHER…
Pretty as a picture
Local artist and graphic designer Kunstity knocked us up a cracking cover for our October issue, which you can now purchase as an A3 print from his recently launched online store. Have a nosey for more special artwork, clothing, cards, homeware and other quirky bits and bobs.
Thank brew very much
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect hoppy gift in Sheffield, with most local breweries operating online or physical stores for gift collections. We’ve plumped for local fave Abbeydale Brewery, who will be offering branded growlers that are perfect for picking up and storing fresh pints from your local boozer, such is #Tier3Life.
It won’t surprise you to hear that 2020 has been a naff old time for Sheffield’s pubs and bars, so any festive support would be massively appreciated. Show some love for the city’s finest taqueria/mezcal-soaked party joint with these snazzy new tote bags.
Raise a glass
Opening back in October, neighbourhood bistro and bar Bench had to adapt to increasingly restrictive COVID-19 regs until Tier 3 meant they had to go into full shop and takeaway mode. However, in the short time they were fully open we saw a glimpse of the stunning food and drink sure to make them a favourite on the city’s indie scene. Until you can pop by for a negroni or two, treat a loved one to a lip-smackingly good Xmas hamper.
Reyters gonna reyt
Now based at local independent hub Kelham Arcade, Reyt Good have upped their merch offering this year and have an enviable range of prints, clothing and accessories in stock. With three ‘Reyt Good’ products in one box, this Christmas hamper gets our thumbs-up.
Play the right card
The team at Independent Sheffield have spent another year shouting about the cracking local businesses grafting away in this city. If you know someone who loves exploring our indie bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, give them the gift of local discounts this Christmas with an Independent Sheffield card.
£12 (2 for £17), www.independent-sheffield.co.uk
Check out my Gravel Pit
This cracking little Abbeydale Road spot is all about the holy trinity of all that is good in life: music, art and wellbeing. From plants to prints, vinyl to homeware, Gravel Pit have it all well and truly sorted, guv. These lovely little money trees only cost 14 nicker and are said to bring good luck and prosperity – something we could all do with a bit of in 2021.
Good things come in small packages
Just a teensy bit of self-promo here, do bear with us. We recently helped out our sister company Meze Publishing on ‘The Little Book of Sheffield’ – a celebration of independents across the city’s thriving food, drink and retail scenes. Pretty cute, no? And the ideal size for a little stocking filler.
Renew that gin membership
You’ve probably heard of Locksley Distilling Co. via their insanely popular Sir Robin of Locksley gin. While it is undoubtedly a belter, that isn’t the only tasty concoction they’ve got in their locker and this raspberry and cardamom-infused sup – made with real fruit infusions, no fake flavourings here – is an equally good shout for a Christmas tipple.
Choc it up to experience
What’s Christmas without choc? Nowt chuffin’ much, that’s what. If you truly love and respect the person you’re buying confectionery for this year, you’ll step away from those battered old selection boxes and up your game considerably with this ‘Taste of Bullion Bundle’ from Sheffield cocoa bean pioneers Bullion Chocolate.
Santa’s got a brand new teabag
If ever a year has called for loudly exhaling, flicking the kettle on and sinking into the sofa with a good brew, then 2020 is the one. The ‘Biscuit Brew Box’ from local fancy cuppa purveyors Birdhouse Tea Company offers a steaming stress-free respite with a selection of biccy-inspired blends such as Jammie Dodger, Jaffa Cake and Custard Cream. Oooh, ah!
Sheffield-based photographer Ellie Grace made headlines during the first lockdown with her series of “doorstep portraits”- a heartwarming project capturing the importance of family, friends and community in lockdown. The resulting photos have since been compiled into a beautifully designed book, offering a welcome bit of positive reflection on what has been an undoubtedly difficult year.
Something to relish
Nowt says ‘Christmas in Sheff’ like a bottle of Hendo’s standing pride of place amongst a mouthwatering festive spread. Help a loved one wrap up warm while repping the famous Yorkshire sauce with this ‘Strong and Northern’ bobble hat.
Essentially an online homage to all things Steel City, The Sheffield Guide shop is bursting with products promoting some serious hometown lovin’. There’s a wide range of clothing on offer, and these Sheffield co-ordinates hoodies are bang-on for staying snug during the winter months.