Whether it’s something special for a loved one or a fun present for a friend, here’s 7 of Nottingham’s best independent businesses to visit this Christmas.

1. HANDMADE NOTTINGHAM
Tucked away down St James’ Street is a beautiful little gift shop, Handmade Nottingham. Dedicated to showcasing the best of Nottingham’s local designers, you’ll definitely find something festive here. They stock a wide variety of products from textiles, jewellery, prints and home accessories.

2.BEHIND THE RED DOOR
Situated on the edge of the Lace Market area is the wonderfully independent gift boutique, Behind the Red Door. Featuring products for both men and women, they hand-pick the best mix of contemporary gifts from all over the world.

3. THE TOKENHOUSE
Since 1973 the Tokenhouse has been a shopping staple for Nottingham locals and tourist alike for all things gift related. This beautiful, independent gift shop is based on St Peter’s Gate and stocks everything from gifts to wrapping paper and cards. You certainly won’t walk away empty handed!

4. DUKKI GIFTS
For those fun and quirky gifts, why not head down to Dukki Gifts located on St James’ Street. Producing fabulous products embracing Nottingham’s rich heritage, local dialect and wonderful landmarks, expect to see a huge smile on your people’s faces when they open their unique gift.

5. DEBBIE BRYAN
Debbie Bryan is an independent creative retailer, home of an in-house design studio. Offering great workshops/classes, these make the perfect present for creative individuals. Alongside this is their Tea Room, the perfect space full of gifts, eating, drinking and more. Make sure you pay them a visit!

6. MADE IN NOTTINGHAM
Bringing together over 40 of Nottingham’s local designers, Made in Nottingham inspire, create and craft some amazing gifts. Perfect for family, friends and work colleagues, you’ll find something for everyone!

7. STUDIO CHOCOLATE
Now, what is better than chocolate for Christmas, or any occasion for that matter! Studio Chocolate doesn’t just offer amazingly designed chocolate but also cooking lessons to make your own – delicious! Why not treat yourself and your loved one to a couple’s class this Christmas? I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!