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The Independent Sheffield Xmas gift guide 2019

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas trees are up, the mulled wine is flowing, and hundreds of people are wandering aimlessly through the streets of Sheffield looking for those last minute gifts. We may have recently been named as worst city in the UK for Christmas shopping; but we’re here to prove them wrong.

FOR THE COFFEE ADDICTS:

STEAM YARD

For the perfect blend of beans to get the morning going look no further than Steam Yard. Whether it’s a new mug or a batch of the freshest beans, there’s little room for mistake when it comes to purchasing them from one of the most popular cafes in Sheff.

Address: Unit 1-2 Aberdeen Court, 97 Division Street, S1 4GE
Website: www.steamyard.co.uk

Offer: 10% off when buying any retail items in-store.


UPSHOT ESPRESSO

Know the next up and coming barista champion? Give them the opportunity to master their latte art skills with the help of Upshot Espresso via one of their coffee courses or learn to upgrade equipment with the latest brewing methods.

Address: 355 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HP
Online Shop: www.upshotsheffield.co.uk

Offer: Upshot cinnamon bun & batch brew coffee for £3.50


FOR THE KITCHEN CONNOISSEURS:

STRONG AND NORTHERN

A book dedicated to the famous Sheffield sauce. Following the success of their first Henderson’s Relish cook book in 2014, this follow up title by Meze Publishing showcases more mouth-watering recipes enhanced by a good splash of Hendo’s.

Address: Unit 1b, 2 Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8SD
Website: https://mezepublishing.co.uk/product/strong-and-northern-pre-order-now/


THE MILESTONE COOKERY SCHOOL

From sushi-rolling to the secret to the perfect scotch egg, help someone brush up on their culinary skills at The Milestone Cookery School who offer a hands-on approach filled with inspiration from their award-winning chefs.

Address: 84 Green Lane, Kelham Island, Sheffield, S3 8SE
Website: https://the-milestone.co.uk/events/

Offer: Early bird prices all day (Excludes Saturday)


FORGE BAKEHOUSE

They’ve mastered all the kitchen skills but one, the art of baking bread. Luckily for them (and yourself if you rock up at their gaff at the right time!) Forge Bakehouse offer a number of bread baking classes that you can purchase as a gift card to send the subtlest of hints.

Address: 302 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FL
Website: https://forgebakehouse.co.uk/event_category/classes/
Offer: 20% off Pizza


FOR THOSE WITH A SWEET TOOTH:

COCOA WONDERLAND

Book the ultimate chocoholic’s dream, with a chocolate afternoon tea or lock-in session at Cocoa Wonderland. ‘Tis the season for hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows too…just sayin’.

Address: 462 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PX
Website: https://www.cocoawonderland.co.uk/
Offer: Buy one get one FREE on hot chocolate in the café


THE CABIN

Pancake day is on the horizon but if you know someone who just can’t wait, take them on a day date to The Cabin who specialise in pancake stacks and waffles, they have savoury options too and they’re flippin’ fantastic.

Address: 20-24 Fitzwilliam Gate, Sheffield, S1 4JH
Website: http://www.thecabin-sheffield.co.uk

Offer: 10% Off (Sunday-Friday)


GERRY’S BAKERY & COFFEE HOUSE

Nowt better than the smell of fresh pastries being baked. Gerry’s is everything that a neighbourhood bakery and coffee shop should be. Buy someone a box of goodies from here and I guarantee you’ll be in their good books until next Christmas at the very least.

Address: 299 South Road, Walkley, S6 3TA
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Gerrys-Bakery-Coffee-House-1442829369309085/

Offer: 50p off all hot drinks


FOR THE BOOZERS:

TURNERS BEER BOTTLE SHOP

If you’re looking to buy them a beer that they haven’t heard about yet, Turners Beer Bottle shop is probably the place you want to be looking with its handy custom built 6-can gift boxes. If you still can’t decide they do gift cards too!

Address: 298 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FL
Website: https://turnersbottleandtap.co.uk/

Offer: 10% OFF (Excludes wines & spirits)


KELHAM KITCHEN & WINE BAR

What’s better than wine? Free wine. Sign up to Kelham Kitchen & Wine Bar’s exclusive wine club on Facebook here and you’ll receive a complimentary glass of their wine of the week at events. Alternatively, join them for festive bottomless afternoon tea!

Address: 31 Ball St, Sheffield, S3 8DB
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Kelhamwinebarandkitchen/
Offer: 10% off food & drink (Sunday – Thursday)


FOR THE PROUD HOME OWNER:

MOONKO

Full of unique and stylish housewares you will be sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone that loves to host a get together. Moonko is full of little surprises that would fit perfectly into any home to give it that personal touch.

Address: 89 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 4GE
Website: http://moonko.co.uk
Offer: 10% off soft furnishings


SHEFFIELD SKINCARE COMPANY

Every hardworking homeowner needs a moment away from all that grafting to give themselves a well-rewarded pamper. Sheffield Skincare Company has all the best skincare products to help achieve maximum relaxation when a game of Christmas Monopoly inevitably gets out of hand…

Address: 243 Crookes Road, Sheffield, S10 1TP
Website: https://sheffieldskincare.co.uk
Offer: 10% Off & buy one get one free on all natural soy wax candles, Buy one pre-made gift set & get a second half price*


FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS:

MUSIC IN THE ROUND

For those of you not in the know, chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments—traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber or a large room. Have a gander at what’s lined up for 2020 and treat a music loving relative or friend to a show at Music In The Round.

Address: 4th Floor, Sheffield Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
Website: http://www.musicintheround.co.uk/
Offer: 10% off concert tickets when you book in person at the Crucible Theatre box office


LEADMILL

Sometimes the best gift you can give is your presence…and a helping hand in getting them absolutely trolleyed on a night out. The Leadmill still remains one of Sheffield’s top live music venues and has hosted some of the best up and coming artists of our time.

Address: 6 Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE
Website: http://leadmill.co.uk
Offer: Buy one get one free at monthly comedy nights & free entry to the club before 12 every night of the week.


FOR THE CREATIVE MINDS:

CAST

If you know someone with a passion for jewellery, the talented people over at CAST have reborn forgotten silverware crafts and now passionately hold classes in versatile vibrant spaces, bringing together incredible food, drinks and people. Alternatively, you can get your own kit and produce a masterpiece at home.

Website: https://www.experiencecast.com


FRANKLY MY DEER

Bursting at the seams with Sheffield’s most creative talents, Frankly my Deer offers a wide range of gifts including jewellery, art, homeware & preserves all lovingly handmade or crafted in the heart of Sheffield.

Address: 361 Abbeydale Rd, Sheffield, S7 1FS
Website: http://www.franklymydeer.co.uk/
Offer: 10% off when you spend over £15


FOR THE FITNESS FREAKS:

WOODSIDE BIKEWORKS

Know a cyclist who is always out and about? Perhaps their bike is on its last wheel and due a service. Perhaps they would benefit from a trip to Woodside Bikeworks, the region’s, maybe even the country’s first and only eco friendly cycle workshop.

Address: 20 Lambert Street, Sheffield, S3 7AA
Website: http://www.woodsidebikeworks.com/
Offer: 10% off all workshop services, plus 3 for 2 on eco bike care products.


YOGA AT THE REACH

Namaste…in bed. Joking aside, Yoga At The Reach is a dedicated yoga space where teachers and students alike can come to share their enthusiasm for the practice. They have a wide range of workshops for anyone and everyone, gift cards too.

Address: Blenheim Reach, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 9PR

Website: http://www.yogaatthereachsheffield.com/
Offer: 10% off any class


FOR THE LITTLE ONES:

TRAPEZE KIDS

Whether its clothes, toys or a bedtime book, Trapeze has you sorted! With a wide range of Sheffield made products what better way to kit the kids out while supporting your local businesses.

Address: 308 Sharrowvale Rd​, Sheffield, S11 8ZL​
Website: www.trapezekids.com

Offer: 10% off in store


AT THE ACADEMY

At The Academy offer sports coaching and workout classes to all ages from Sportstar Bambino’s (1-2 years) to GetFit (18+) and every age in between. Won’t be long before they start giving you a run for your money!

Address: 120 Henry Street, Sheffield, S3 7EQ
Website: http://www.attheacademy.co.uk/
Offer: FREE refill on coffees & 20% off adult fitness classes/membership


FOR THE ANIMAL LOVERS:

TABBY TEAS

Tabby Teas is a café, not just any café though…it has adorable cats pitter-pattering around. Need I say more?

Address: 7 Cemetery Road, Sheffield, S11 8FJ
Website: https://www.tabbyteas.co.uk

Offer: 10% off food & drink


BEANIES WHOLE FOODS

Beanies has been delivering organic fruit and vegetables throughout Sheffield for more than 20 years and was one of the first organic Box schemes in the city. All of the products are either vegetarian or vegan, perfect for anyone who advocates those practices.

Address: 1 Barber Rd, Sheffield S10 1EA
Website: http://www.beanieswholefoods.co.uk

Offer:
New customers signing up to the organic box scheme – get your 4th box free and a free Beanies tea towel designed by one of our customer’s children.
Existing customers – introduce a friend and they get their 4th box free and you get a free box once they have had their 4th box. And a free Beanies tea towel!


FOR THE COUPON QUEENS/KINGS:

Why not give the gift of discounts this Christmas while also supporting your local Sheffield businesses. The Independent Sheffield Card is constantly growing, giving you access to all the offers mentioned in this guide and more. Get one for your pal for just a tenner here…. or pay an extra £5 for two, future you will thank you!

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