10 Independents to Support this December | Living North

10 Independents to Support this December


As lockdown 2.0 fades away and we enter new restrictions, some of our favourite independents have reopened their doors in December. Now more than ever, we should continue to support them

Chapter 38
New to the high street, Chapter 38 can finally reopen their boutique for all our fashion essentials. Whether you’re seeking quality and sustainability or luxurious and on-trend styles, there’s something to suit everyone here – so you can browse for gifts or get your Christmas outfits sorted.
24B Hill Street, Corbridge NE45 5AA
01434 394142

Kemps General Store
Kemps’ stores are packed with beautiful and unusual gifts for everyone. Their Whitby outpost opened in September last year and they moved, expanded and added a bookstore to their Malton shop this October, which is definitely worth a browse.
11 Market Place, Malton YO17 7LP
01653 693577

Furnish & Fettle
Give your home a fabulous makeover with Furnish & Fettle, or browse for gifts. With showrooms in Harrogate, Wetherby and Pocklington now reopening, you’ll find plenty of inspiration. Pick up smaller items such as lamps, mirrors, pictures and interiors accessories, and browse the extensive library of designer paints, wallpapers and fabric samples. 
16 High Street, Wetherby LS22 6LT
3–5 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS
2 Railway Street, Pocklington, York YO42 2QZ
01937 581451

From Loft to Loved
This small, independent shop in Sedgefield specialises in unique hand-crafted gifts. From painted furniture, handmade cushions, lampshades and quirky jewellery to local designers and artists’ prints, choose from over 40 creatives and collect in store.
11 The Square, Sedgefield TS21 2BN
07833 226676

Kiss the Moon
With a range of 100 percent natural beauty products, from oils to bath and body creams, the entire Kiss The Moon range has been designed to help prepare you for a good night’s rest – and nourish your skin while you sleep. Their gorgeous range of Night-Time Skincare, Bath & Body Gift Sets and Home Fragrance are all beautifully-packaged and all 100 percent natural, cruelty free and suitable for vegans.
The Powerhouse, The Stables at Sedbury Hall, Richmond DL10 5LQ
01748 822888

Purple Hound
This boutique pet shop has everything you need for your four-legged friends – from beds to bow ties and collars to coats. Now that they’re reopening for Christmas, they have your gifting covered too with gift bags, hampers and crates all pre-made with bespoke options for picky pets.
Market Place, Corbridge NE45 5AW
07572 495244 

The Flower Folk
The Flower Folk are a much-loved flower, plant and gift shop with a range of the the highest-quality fresh flowers and plants which are sure to make for the perfect Christmas bouquet for your home, or a treat for someone else, and their festive wreaths are a must have for the season.
20 Brentwood Avenue, Jesmond NE2 3DH
0191 281 1800

The Green Florist
This family-run business on Norton High Street offers more than 30 years of floristry experience. They boast a tailored service for their customers using the best quality flowers for any occasions. They also make beautiful and vibrant wreaths for the upcoming season. Their shop is now open once more for collections.
High Street, Norton TS20 1AA
01642 881011

Bake for the Soul
Find everything from tempting traditional Christmas cake to delicious gourmet rocky road bags here, and they’ll bake a bespoke cake to order if you ask. They’re offering takeaway from their store in Newcastle to get your treats in time for the festivities.
Mylord Crescent, Newcastle NE12 5UJ 
07548 751056

Doe Bakehouse
With two shops in Harrogate and York now both open, Doe Bakehouse make delicious donuts and traybakes to order, either for collection or delivery. Choose from flavours such as S'mores, Oreo, Biscoff and Cookies & Cream for a mixed box of deliciousness delivered straight to your door.
4 Bower Street, Harrogate HG1 5BQ
12a Church Street, York, YO1 8BE

Staying inside? Don’t fret! All of these independents are still selling online and you can find many of them at livingnorthloveslocal.com

Published in: December 2020

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