Sheffield-Made Christmas Gift Guide

Sheffield is home to all manner of amazing makers and producers, with many making unique products that could make the perfect Christmas gift. From premier craftmanship to boozy gifts and beautiful jewellery, you can discover many of these makers by simply heading out to the city’s indie retail hotspots or visiting one the city’s Sheffield Makers Shops dedicated to stocking Sheffield-made products and if you’re shopping for a beer aficionado, be sure to see our more comprehensive guide to beer shops and breweries.

If you’re in need of shopping inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of our top choices of Sheffield-made products for you to peruse below…

 

Sheffield-Made Spirits

In need of festive spirit? There are some great products blended and distilled right here in the city, to suit all palettes and pockets. True North Brew Co’s Sheffield Dry Gin is a well-established favourite, especially with their flavourful selection of special editions, including Spiced Fig and Victoria Plum or Marmalade, but if you simply can’t choose they also do some great taster gift sets. Another artisan local gin is Sir Robin of Locksley Gin, who also offer some fantastic making and tasting experiences for the ultimate gin fan. In addition to more standard varieties, the Sheffield Distillery produce all kinds of concoctions including flavoured gins, cocktails and their own take on Limoncello, Clemencello. Kelham Island restaurant JÖRO, also lend their skill with flavour to produce limited edition, small batch gins, such as their Winter edition. Gin aside, Ohara’s Spiced Rum is sure to warm the cockles with its secret blend of spices, while for something even sweeter, Bullion Chocolate’s Cocoa Nib Liqueur is the perfect way to upgrade to an Espresso Martini.

Locally Brewed Beer 

Sheffield has an international reputation for brewing brilliant beer and if you're shopping for a beer aficionado, we have a whole separate guide dedicated to highlighting the bottle shops and breweries where you can buy a taste of the scene. With so many to choose from though, we thought we’d also highlight a few of the festive special editions available.

Bradfield Brewery’s Belgian Blue has become seasonal tradition for many across the city, with its signature berry overtones. St Mars of the Desert’s fun festive editions are unique each year, but often nod to Belgian-styles and are highly sought after- they’re already sold out on their own website, but you may still find them at one of the city’s beer shops such as Hope Hideout. If you like your beer a little lighter, Little Mesters’ Red’Un is a festive IPA, while Brew Foundation’s Ale I Want For Christmas is an orange spiced pale. Lots of local breweries are also doing special gift sets and taster packs, such as Little Critters, Abbeydale Brewery, Triple Point Brewery and Kelham Island Brewery to name just a few. For some beer-related reading, Meze Publishing have recently brought out their Sheffield Beer and Spirits Bible,  available from lots of online retailers, but also from many of the beer shops such Turners Bottle Shop.  

Feelgood Beauty

You can find some amazing beauty and skincare companies right here in Sheffield, with many using natural, cruelty free formulas and ingredients to promote skin benefits at affordable prices. From shampoo bars and bath truffles to face and lip balms, the Sheffield Skincare Company offer a fantastic range of products which are freshly made in small batches from this family-run business. Lovely offer skincare products with an infusion of fun from their attractive bright packaging, that also sound good enough to eat, while Wild Swan's products have been thoughtfully and gently formulated using specific essential oils, and ingredients, to benefit your skin, soothe your senses, and boost your well-being- both are available from Sheffield Makers too.

For real skin results, The Face Theory is now something of an international brand, yet they still make everything here in Sheffield even though they now deliver worldwide to over 100 countries. Both sustainable and vegan, they offer an extensive range of creams, serums, scrubs and masks to suit all skin types, plus they also have a handy gift-guide.

Sheffield-Themed Art Prints

The city’s thriving creative scene means there’s plenty of arty gift options on offer. So, if you’re searching for the perfect Sheffield print, here’s a few suggestions for starters. Sheffield artist Pete Mckee needs no introduction and has his own gallery-shop on Sharrow Vale Road, where you can see a plethora of his comic-style prints or visit the online shop for great gifts like his 2022 calendar. Likewise, Joe Scarborough is another well-respected Sheffield artist, that has a unique style for capturing classic South Yorkshire scenes, with maybe a hint of Lowry.

For more modern city scenes, artist Jonathan Wilkinson’s work depicts the city’s urban landscapes and architectural landmarks, while James Green creates unique views of the city using linocut. Reyt Good Illustration’s bold prints draw on cityscapes and local music, likewise Luke Horton’s prints are inspired by Sheffield sayings and scenes. Green Lili’s Sheffield-themed prints are designed with modern interiors in mind, Josephine Dellow's cheery illustrations quirkily capture iconic city landmarks and Lauren Radley’s illustrations show Sheffield in whimsical map form. These are just a few artists/designers to mention, but for more perusing in-person, try the Millennium Gallery Gift Shop or APG Works.

Chocolate Treats

Gift the taste of Sheffield-made chocolate this season! From smaller stocking fillers to big boxes of chocs and festive specials, there's some delicious gifting options. Bullion Chocolate are Yorkshire’s first bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker, taking cacao from around the globe and turning it into award-winning chocolate. Such is the quality, they’ve quietly been taking the UK chocolate scene by storm over the last few years with their craft single origin batches that are strictly limited in number. For a true choc lover, you can also tour their chocolate factory in Neepsend.

It's not uncommon to see a queue outside Sorrel's Cocoa Bakery in Crookes, especially when you see the array of tempting treats on their counter, see their festive range here. Likewise, Cocoa Wonderland is an emporium of wonders and delightful gifts on Ecclesall Road, with boxes of beautiful handcrafted chocs that look too good to eat, almost. There's even award-winning chocolate handmade for vegans, courtesy of Sheffield's Truffle Pig, but you'll have to quick as they regularly sell out on online. 

Homeware

For gifts to make homes more cosy, there's a surprising number of candle producers in Sheffield.  The Sheffield Candle Company blend their original scents with 100% natural soy wax to craft their products, with many named after Sheffield places such as Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe ParkSprig specialise in hand-poured candles and wax melts using natural oils, similarly Kelham Candle Co produce small-batches of handmade candles and reed diffusers using locally sourced materials, while Essence + Alchemy combine traditional aromatherapy and ancient alchemy to produce their natural fragrance products. Hallam Candle and Claymore Candle Co. are another couple to mention too. 

Candles aside, there are some amazing pottery studios producing beautiful ceramic homeware such as Grey Suit Clay and Pottery West. Jomo Living use terrazzo and concrete to create bespoke homeware such as coasters and pots, while sister team Martha and Hepsie use their illustrative style to create colourful prints on everything from oven gloves to cushions. 

Steel City Craftmanship

With the history of Little Mesters in Sheffield, you’ll still find plenty of high quality craftsmanship creating timeless pieces to pass down the generations. Each pair of Ernest Wright stunning scissors reflects over a century of knowledge, passion and character, which is why they're in still in high demand. Likewise,  Wentworth Pewter remains a hallmark of quality, producing everything from flasks and tankards to baby gifts and tableware, all lovingly handcrafted ay their works.

Highly skilled knifemakers Stuart Mitchell and Michael May both work out of Portland Works to create their custom made products, while Edwin Jagger have been setting the standard for impeccable male grooming, producing finely crafted shaving products for over two decades. For some stunning Sheffield-made cutlery, Inkerman Silver remain last remaining Sheffield cutlery manufacturer in the city, drawing on 165 years and 5 generations of knowledge. For design heritage, Corin Mellor has continued the legacy of renowned Sheffield designer David Mellor and still manufactures David Mellor cutlery, in a purpose-designed factory in the Peak District. For perusing Sheffield-made craftsmanship in person, be sure to visit the Famous Sheffield Shop on Ecclesall Road.

Jewellery

Sheffield is home to some incredible jewellery brands where you’ll be able to find a truly unique gift, no matter the style of the person you're buying for.  Fison Zair blends striking colour palettes with intriguing materials to make unique polymer clay pieces, while Beth Pegler uses metal, rope and embroidery thread to create bold textile jewellery and for a hefty dose of fun, Miroo's quirky, colourful pieces are sure to brighten someone's day. Bailey of Sheffield combine durable materials with their signature urban design to create their stainless steel jewellery, engineered to last more than a lifetime, while Daisy Lee Jewels uses silver to craft delicate contemporary jewellery and Chris Boland incorporates distinctive gemstones to create gorgeous handmade, high-end pieces. For a more hands on approach, CAST offer you the opportunity to unleash your own creative potential with their bespoke jewellery making kits

Sheffield-Made Hampers

Gift the ultimate taste of Sheffield, with this selection of special hampers containing the finest local produce and your lucky recipient can enjoy a great selection of products all in one go! PJ Taste's Sheffield-Made Hamper includes Simpkins travel sweets, Frazer’s steel city roasted coffee and Sheffield Honey, while The Ultimate Sheffield Christmas Hamper  includes some more special festive editions. 

Regather offer lots options including their Winter Warmer Hamper which includes Birdhouses Tea, Bullion Chocolate and Sir Robin of Locklsey Gin (also mentioned above), but you could also build your own with their great range of Sheffield products online. There's also range of hamper sizes from Beanies Organic Wholefoods, including a Sheffield Hamper and Large Yorkshire hamper, while the Sheffield Made Shop offer 'The Full Monty' with their hamper including a whole host of hot drinks, snacks and condiments. Kelham Island Food Tours too, offer a range of foodie gifts and hampers so you can take a Sheffield food tour from the comfort of home.

Of course, lots of these Sheffield-made hampers include bottles of iconic Henderson's Relish, but for real diehard fans, there's also a whole online shop dedicated to Hendos merch.

City Experiences- Vouchers & Gift cards 

Gift shopping in a hurry? The great thing about online gift vouchers is you don’t have to leave your sofa to snap them up and you can often opt to have them delivered direct to any lucky recipient and there's some fantastic experiences on offer in Sheffield for all ages. From outdoor city experiences such as Alpaca Treks with Holly Hagg Community Farm, or urban paddleboarding at Victoria Quays with DC Outdoors, to indoor experiences at quirky cafes, fine dining, world class theatre and escape rooms. Gift someone with an experience and check out the options available with our dedicated guide here