Running out of ideas for aunty Mildred’s present? All Amazoned out? Let Indie York and YorkMix help.
We’ve done the legwork for you and asked the city’s independents to send us the best ideas for those difficult-to-buy Christmas presents.
From South African food to Santa’s trousers, we’ve got the best of indie York.
Winston’s of York’s latest design, the Stag. This 85% organic cotton sweatshirt carry’s our own geometric stag design in a graphic grey colour to offset against the grey of the sweatshirt. Super soft, regular fit, an essential piece for any wardrobe.
- Winston’s of York
- 28 Back Swinegate, York YO1 8AD
Sparkly star cluster earrings with dangly stars
A cool and contemporary pair of earrings featuring dangly stars with sparkly crystals that are subtle yet eye catching. Ideal for the festive season! Just £10.95, search (GR2) on the Rue B website to find them.
Rue B costume jewellery is nickel-free and hypoallergenic
- Rue B
- 3-5 Minster Gates, York YO1 7HL
Santa’s trousers book
It’s Christmas Eve and there is great excitement in the village. The villagers are waiting for Santa to come down from his house to switch on the Christmas tree lights. But why is Santa sitting at home in his stripy underpants? And who is wearing his trousers.
Santa’s Trousers – a Christmas mystery story for children aged 3+.
Written and illustrated by Cleggs (under the pen name Jon Markes).
- Cleggs Home and Giftware
- 6 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ
Festive truffle collection
This Christmas, discover our festive chocolate truffle collection, handcrafted at our Chocolate Manufactory at York Cocoa Works.
Their Festive truffles have been crafted drawing inspiration from the city’s chocolate heritage and the Flavours of Yorkshire. This gift set of 12 truffles features luxurious Spiced Chocolate Orange, sweet & citrusy Christmas Pine, decedent Mulled Wine, warming Ginger Parkin Caramel, Rich & fruity Sugar Plum, and a return of festive favourite Mince Pie Caramel.
- York Cocoa Works
- 10 Castlegate, York YO1 9RG
Karoo Bar & Kitchen gift card
Why not treat your loved ones to a delicious meal they haven’t had to cook.
Show your creativity and choose a Karoo Bar & Kitchen Gift Card.
There is literally nowhere like Karoo Bar & Kitchen in York, so your gift will be unique and will show just how much you care.
Our gift card is available in multiples of £5 and is valid for 1 year from purchase.
- Karoo Bar & Kitchen
- 18 George Hudson Street, York YO1 6JL
Black Box limited edition gift set
This Limited Edition Gift Set includes:
The exclusive Duttons For Buttons fabric ‘design your own’ shopper bags.
A Christmas themed button cube filled with 100g of various styles of locally dyed buttons – perfect for Christmas crafting.
‘Sew Yorkshire’ cross stitch kit ‘Where the’s Duttons the’s Buttons’ designed in-house as part of our ‘Sew Yorkshire’ cross-stitch collection.
A Duttons for Buttons greeting card and envelope with artwork featuring our own button collection.
All beautifully presented in this luxury gift box, the perfect gift for any Duttons for Buttons Fan!
- Duttons for Buttons
- 32 Coppergate, York YO1 9NR
Silent Night, York Minster by Mark Braithwaite
The latest in Gallery Resident Artist Mark Braithwaite’s Silent Night series, featuring York Minster from Precentor’s Court.
Here at the gallery, we think Mark has done an amazing job – he’s captured what York feels like, not just what it looks like! We hope you like it too.
Locals will be familiar with Mark – he regularly paints and sketches outside St Michael le Belfry in nice weather.
Mark’s popular Silent Night series comes in several sizes and formats; on paper and on canvas. Take a look at it on display in the gallery window next time you’re on Low Petergate – we are at the Petergate/ Stonegate junction.
The unframed versions are available online; framed ones can be ordered over the phone.
- Duttons for Buttons
- 42 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ
6KU Odessa city bike
The 6KU Odessa Ladies City 8speed (Elysian Green) is an elegant women’s city commuter designed to get the perfect balance between a responsive ride and a comfortable commute.
It features a classic step thru frame, Shimano 8 speed gears, 700c tan wall tyres and comes equipped with full mudguards front and rear. Also available in other colours and sizes!
- Get Cycling CIC
- 22 Hospital Fields Road, Fulford, York YO10 4DZ
CBD Christmas hamper
Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas. Research suggests that CBD can help with a range of common physical and mental health issues, including anxiety, stress, insomnia, chronic pain and arthritis.
Why not gift someone you love a wellness gift to show them you care? The range of Christmas hampers contain a handpicked selection of CBD products to help your loved ones achieve a happy, healthy Christmas.
Available at a range of price-points and hand packaged – each one is beautifully presented and ready to gift. Hampers may include CBD chocolate truffles, bath bombs, massage oils, candles, muscle balm, joint cream or CBD oil depending on which hamper you choose.
- Hemp Well CBD products
- 1b High Petergate, York YO1 7EN
Mini Christmas cake
Lovely little Christmas Cakes each topped with marzipan and fondant icing, packaged in a cute cellophane bag. At £3 each they are the perfect gift just to show you care!
- Bison Coffee
- 17 Heslington Road, York YO10 5AR
Make Your Mark manufacture rubber stamps to your design. A child’s name, a funky design or just a logo and business name and address.
They can put anything onto a rubber stamp!
Make Your Mark also have the largest selection in Europe of stock items, so if you are into crafting, card making or just having fun with the kids, they have the stamp for you.
This family business has been trading since 1986.
- Make Your Mark
- 26 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LG
Txoko – An evening of Basque gastronomy tasting event
Give the gift of a culinary adventure to San Sebastian where guests can indulge in Txoko (pronounced ‘cho-ko’). A Txoko is a traditional Basque gastronomical food and wine society prominent in Spain where members gather to cook, eat and socialise.
Ambiante Txoko, on Thursday 20th January 2022 at 7pm, will be much the same, except their foodie chefs will be doing all of the cooking, of course!
The event includes starters, a Basque-inspired sharing banquet to be enjoyed with your fellow guests, desserts and of course, there will be plenty of wine.
They’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching Gonzalez Byass’ new Tempranillo Joven Beronia Rioja at our event. Hamish Bredin, Gonzalez Byass’ very own Rioja expert, will be joining us for the evening to talk all things wine!
You’ll experience our meal like a traditional Basque Txoko in a very social and open environment, dining on long tables altogether.
- Ambiente Tapas
- 14 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ
Rafi’s Indian feast kit
Explore Indian cuisine with this hamper; bursting with delicious flavours and vibrant spice blends that can comfortably feed up to 6 people!
This box boasts a feast of delicately spiced dishes which truly showcase the diversity of Indian food. The perfect, heartfelt present for a fellow foodie or an ideal no-fuss meal for a big family. With an exclusive main dish, side and rice amongst some tasty extras, there’s plenty of grub to go around!
- Raffi’s Spicebox
- 17 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LW
Galtres Lodge hotel and Forest gift card
Beautifully designed gift cards to use in both Galtres Lodge hotel or Forest restaurant in the very heart of York. Choose from a physical gift card with a pretty display wallet, or a virtual card if you’re in a hurry! All gift cards can be used anywhere at Galtres Lodge or Forest York.
The presentation wallets have a blank space for a handwritten message. The monetary value is not printed on the card, leaving this open to your own discretion if you want to gift this towards a specific experience, such as the exciting Forest Afternoon Tea
- Galtres Lodge hotel
- 54 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ
Yoga gift voucher
Give the gift of yoga this Christmas. Choose the number of sessions or the amount you would like to gift to the budding yogi in your life. Maybe you know someone who would like to give yoga a try… this is the perfect gift for them.
Yoga Bomb offers workshops and classes 7 days a week, day and night. They have something to suit everyone and provide yoga for normal people close to York City Centre.
- Yoga Bomb
- 6 Bootham Terrace, York YO30 7DH