Shopping Independent this Christmas

Posted on: 12 December 2018

We love our independent shopping scene in Nottingham. From unique gifts to tasty treats, it’s always easy to find exactly what you’re after - especially if you know where to look!

With Small Business Saturday landing on 1st December this year, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to show off what Nottingham’s independents can offer.

We tasked a handful of talented bloggers with heading out into the city with £40.00 to spend on Christmas gifts for different members of the family. The only rules were that they could only shop independent and had to strictly stick to the budget. The results? Fantastic inspiration for Christmas shopping. Read on to find out what they got their hands on.

Gifts for: Baby Cousins

Shopper: Hayley (@Bunnymoonstone)

Where? What? How much? 

Tokenhouse: Large Jellystone soft toy (£17.50). Small Jellystone soft rabbit (£12.00). Angel decoration (£2.50)  

Ice Nine: Glow in the dark stars (£2.99)

Gifts for: Grandads

Shopper: Jess (@jesswhoblogs)

Where? What? How much? 

Tokenhouse: Box of Christmas jokes (£3.99)  

The Cheese Shop: Selection of chutneys and cheeses from (£4.99)  

Studio Chocolate: Assortments of chocolates (£9.00)  

Handmade Nottingham: Liquorice scented candle (£4.95)  Delilah’s: Liquorice (£3.99)

Gifts for: Sisters

Shopper: Jessica (@jessica_rose_grace)

Where? What? How much?

Tokenhouse: Pet garland (£9.50)  Delilah’s: Cinnamon Iced Bun Kit (£2.99)  

Worm that Turned: gold plant pot (£7.95). Lip balm (£3.95)

Weavers: Castle Gate Gin (£13.95)

Gifts for: Grandmas

Shopper: Jay (@comicbooksandyellowducks)

Where? What? How much?

Weavers: Bottle of red wine (£9.95) 

The Cheese Shop: Damson jam (£3.45) 

Worm that Turned: Decorative Robin (£3.95) 

Tokenhouse: Scarf £8.99. Robin decoration (£2.99). Trivia cards (£7.99) 

Chocolate Utopia: Chocolate (£2.00)

Gifts for: Mums

Shopper: Emma (@emmajots)

Where? What? How much?

Handmade Nottingham: Spa in a Jar (£10.95). Eton Mess scented candle (£4.95) 

Bead Shop: necklace and earing set £10.00

Gifts for: Teenagers

Shopper: Rachel (@littleblondeblogx)

Where? What? How much?

Treat Kitchen: Jazzie cookie jar (£9.95) 

Bead Shop: Necklace (£5.25). Bracelet (£6.25) 

Dukki: Unicorn magnet (£7.50)

Gifts for: Dads

Shopper: Nancy (@sugardarlingblog)

Where? What? How much?

Kushi-ya: £20 gift vouchers (lunch deal £10pp) 

The Speciality Coffee Shop: Ceramic single cup coffee filter (£21.00)

Gifts for: Best Friends

Shopper: Holly (@hollyofalltrades)

Where? What? How much?

Kushi-ya: £20 gift vouchers (lunch deal £10pp) 

The Contemporary craft fair – Greenhouse: selection of plants (£5-£7)

Gifts for: Brothers

Shopper: Maya (@missmayasx)

Where? What? How much?

The Cheese Shop: Coffee syrups (£3.99) each. Teapigs red spiced winter teabags (£3.99) 

Chocolate Utopia: 6 assorted chocolates (£8.00) 

Treat Kitchen: 10 jellybean pouches for (£10.00) 

Made in Nottm: Strawberry jam (£3.50) 

Doughnotts: £5 gift voucher

Gifts for: Boyfriends

Shopper: Julliet (@notcapuletblog)

Where? What? How much?

Ice Nine: Gloves (£6.99) 

Forbidden Planet: Deadpool Funko Pop (£10.99) 

Treat Kitchen: 4 bars of fudge (£6.00) 

Doughnotts: £10 gift voucher