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The Independent Sheffield Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas right around the corner and the last day for postage day rapidly approaching, we’ve put together a handy little list to help you pick up them last minute gifts.

The team here at Independent Sheffield have you covered for various gift ideas that you can easily pick up around the city right up until the big day!

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​
Offer: 10% Off in store

For the coffee addicts:


For the perfect blend of beans to get the morning going look no further than Steam Yard. If it’s a new mug or just a batch of the freshest beans, theres little room for mistake when it comes to purchasing them from here.

Address: Unit 1-2 Aberdeen Court, 97 Division Street, S1 4GE
Offer: 10% off when buying any retail items in-store.

Upshot Espresso

Know the next up and coming Barista Champion? Let them master their skills with the help of Upshot Espresso via one of their Coffee Courses or upgrade equipment with the latest brewing methods.

Address: 355 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HP
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Offer: Enjoy an Upshot cinnamon bun & batch brew coffee for £3.50

For the Kitchen Kings & Queens:


They’ve mastered all the kitchen skills but one, the art of baking bread. Luckily for them (and your tastebuds) 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
Offer: 20% off Pizza


To help them brush up on their culinary skills The Milestone Cookery School offer a hands on approach filled with inspiration from their award winning chefs.

Address: 84 Green Lane at Ball Street, Kelham Island, Sheffield, S3 8SE
Offer: Early bird prices all day (Excludes Saturday)

The Sheffield Cook Book

This needs no introduction, the Sheffield Cookbook is back with Second helpings and is better than ever!


For the Foodies:


Book the ultimate choc-a-holics dream, with a lock in session at Cocoa Wonderland or a hamper filled of deliciously hand made chocolates. Cocoa Wonderland makes the best chocolates that will leave your tastebuds screaming for more.

Address: 462 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PX
 Buy one get one FREE on hot chocolate in the cafe


Urban pantry offers a number of culinary delights with regular wine/beer & cheese tastings, offering in depth knowledge from the stores in house experts. Or perhaps a hamper filled with some of Sheffield’s home grown treats will be the start of a magical evening.

Address: 227 Crookes, Sheffield, S10 1TE
Offer: 20% off cheese & meats from the deli counter

For the Beer Drinkers:


Know someone who thinks they know their beer, test their knowledge and tastebuds by booking them into a hosted beer tasting so they can learn the history and techniques used in modern craft beer.

Address: 448 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FR
Offer: 10% off when spending over £10


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
Offer: 10% OFF (Excludes Wines & Spirits)

For the Proud Home Owner:


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 extra vibrant feel.

Address: 89 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 4GE
Offer: 10% off soft furnishings


Every hardworking homeowner needs a moment away from all the cleaning to give themselves a well rewarded pamper. Sheffield Skincare Company has all the best skincare products to help achieve maximum relaxation.

Address: 243 Crookes Road, Sheffield, S10 1TP
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*


Know someone who has recently decorated and still looking for that talking point addition to their home? Then you need to look no further than Hilary and Flo, who specialise in beautiful interiors and gifts that will pump passion into any room.

Address: 957 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8TN
Offer: 10% Off

For the music lovers:

Music in the Round

Book a show for your music loving relative or friend with Music in the Round.

Beethoven Sonatas and Trios 20/01/18 – 19:15 Sam Sweeney and Friends 27/01/18 – 19:15

Save 10% when you book in person at the Crucible Theatre Box office with your Independent Sheffield card! A gig at Harley Live for your concert deprived family member.

Yungblud 04/02/18 – 19:00 (Link Eilza & The Bear 23/03/18 – 19:00 (Link bear/the-harley/1169608)

Address: 4th Floor, Sheffield Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
Offer: 10% off Concert Tickets

For the creative minds:


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.



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

Address: 361 Abbeydale Rd, Sheffield, S7 1FS
Offer: 10% off when you spend over £15 (More offers on their profile)


For that someone that always has a pen in their hand, ready to write down their next big book inspiration or poem idea, you always see them with a notebook that looks like its been through a lot. Lovebettyann has a number of uniquely designed notepads that can hold a treasure for years to come, they even have cards and postcards that could easily be used to send that next big idea to the publishing office.


For the urban explorer

Still stuck for ideas? Why not give the gift of discounts this Christmas while also supporting your local Sheffield Businesses. The Independent Sheffield Card is constantly growing so it just keeps getting better and is the perfect gift for the urban explorer! Get yours here….


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