We all know how important it is to support our local independent shops, especially during the Christmas period. So here is our A-Z Gift Guide of what's hot this Christmas and of course...... from York!
A - is for ABC.
The gift of Languages - gift vouchers available to inspire your little ones to love learning languages. www.kidslingo.co.uk
B - is for Beauty.
Giving you the confidence to sparkle! Treat yourself to a little pamper amongst the festive madness. MamaLippys.com
C - is for Chocolates.
Handmade made with all natural ingredients and sustainably sourced cocoa. Https://butterflieschocolates.co.uk
D - is for Dungarees.
Dress those little people in your lives in something unique and funky, available from Boo's Bunny with lots of other handmade clothing too.
E - is for Elves.
The Elves Store where you can create your own little family - elf style!
F - is for Family.
Capture your family with a stunning photo shoot by Andrea at Pink Lily Photograpy. https://www.pinklilyphotography.co.uk
G - is for Garage.
Stay safe this winter and get your winter check booked in at the family run North Yorkshire Motors. https://www.northyorkshiremotors.co.uk
H - is for Healing.
Look after yourself and your family with a whole range of healing from crystals to tarot at NRG Healing. https://www.nrghealing.co.uk
I - is for Internet Safety.
Book lessons for all those devices children get at Christmas before they go online. www.gowiseonline.co.uk
J - is for Juice. Apple juice, traditionally made, perfect as it is or spiced and mulled for that extra festive taste (available from Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice. www.yorkshirewoldsapplejuice.co.uk
K - is for Kinesiology. Give someone you love the gift that keeps on giving, the gift of well-being. clairecutlercasey.WordPress.com
L - is for Leather.
Modern leather goods handmade in York using traditional techniques. Why not commission a special gift, personalise an item or treat the dog to a new collar this Christmas. Take a look at the stunning Morgan + Wells online store www.morganandwells.co.uk and do pop over to the Pedddle Online Christmas Market that we're part of on the 28th November 2019. https://pedddle.com/stalls/morgan-wells/
M - is for Massage. The gift of ‘me-time’ to focus on relaxation and wellbeing. Treatments are tailored to individual need; whether it be soothing stress, unknotting tension, addressing specific aches and pains or specialist pregnancy massage. www.bespokebotanicals.co.uk
N - is for Note Books. Inserts and planners and faux leather traveler notebook covers to hold them in from creative Dotty Ella. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DottyElla.
O - is for Organic.
Organic Christmas veg and more, delivered from our farms to your door.
P - is for Photoshoot. A timeless gift that keeps giving and who’s value increases. Super relaxed portrait photo shoots around Yorkshire, with Lucy White photography.
Q - is for Quick Manicure.
With Oh My Gosh! Nail polish strips. The new dry nail polish strips stick on and you simply file off the excess. They are non toxic and vegan and come in a range of colours, styles and finishes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1603024899989548/
R - is for Reindeers.
Personalised wooden reindeers for table place names or home decor made by Bear and Rose. www.bearandrose.co.uk
S - is for Sand Art. It is an experience rather than just a product. The person completing the picture uses their imagination to create the picture in the colours they wish. For children it helps to build their skills and it is a lovely activity suitable for all ages and most of all, it is great fun. Missy Moo's Mischief Crew- KBH Virginia
T - is for Tree decorations. No plastic here, wood, glass and metal for a more natural Christmas. https://www.theukchristmasstore.co.uk
U - is for a Unique spiritual experience.
Using shamanic healing techniques and essential oils by Viv Chamberlin-Kidd.
V - is for Vegan.
Vegan friendly gifts, for the plastic-free, eco-friendly vegans in your life. www.WellnessYorkshire.co.uk
W - is for Whispers.
The dress agency to treat yourself or someone special to a festive party dress .. gift vouchers also available. Whispersdressagency.co.uk
X - is for Xmas cake.
Rich fruit cake made to a special family recipe, with or without whisky, uniced and wrapped, or decorated and boxed - the perfect gift or treat for yourself from Deborah Bakes
Y - is for Yoga.
🧘♀️ 5 Lovely Yoga Classes for £35.00 to keep you calm and less stressed this festive season. www.millfieldfitness.co.uk
Z - is for Zzzzzz. Time for a peaceful nights sleep after all your shopping using your personal and unique mix of essential oils... do terra style. www.mydoterra.com/uniqueessence