Christmas is coming. And if there’s one thing we’ve learnt over lockdown, it’s the importance of supporting small businesses. Instead of shopping at the big boys this year, head over to your local independents.
We’re shining the spotlight on some of our favourite East Yorkshire-based businesses. Stuck for last minute Christmas gift ideas? From artsy graphic prints to stylish homeware, read on and get inspired.
FORM SHOP & STUDIO
Affordable art prints, cards, stationary, you name it — all crafted primarily by local artists. These guys have everything you need for a creative Christmas.
Location: 62 Humber Street, Hull
THE GLAM HOUSE
The go-to place for beauty and aesthetic treatments — brows, lashes, nails. What’s more? You can learn the tricks of the trade with their makeup academy.
Location: 69 Humber Street, Hull
Staying in is the new ‘out out’. Here you’ll find gorgeous garms, accessories, and jewellery. Keep an eye out for their workshops, once the world turns back round again.
Location: 25 Humber Street, Hull
Born out of a love for simple interiors and homewares, Nordic Rosie are inspired by all things Scandi. Head here for beautiful home interiors and nursery decor.
Location: Paragon Arcade, Hull
WRECKING BALL MUSIC & BOOKS
Vinyl collectors — you’re in for a treat. Hull’s very own independent record and bookstore, along with the odd bits and bobs of band merch. Stop by for a brew and a skeg.
Location: 15 Whitefriargate, Hull
LIGHT & SCENT
Bath bombs, candles, and home fragrance galore. With all products being ethical and animal cruelty free, you can’t go wrong. And the shop smells bloody lovely too.
Location: 7 Humber Street, Hull
REVIVAL COFFEE & DONUTS
Drool warning. Those of you with a sweet tooth — this one’s for you. You’ll be treated with donuts to die for, and you’d never guess they’re 100% vegan too!
Location: 77 Ferensway, Hull