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8 local Christmas gift ideas for absolutely everyone on your list

From local tipples to local prints, we’ve got you covered for gift ideas this Christmas, with a roundup of our favourite local gift ideas from across the whole of the North-East. There will be something for everyone on our Christmas must-have list this year. Why not gift a loved one something unique and support a local business this year?

We have carefully chosen 8 of our favourite locally sourced gift ideas from around the North-East.


The first item on our list is something for the adults, Hepple Gin, originating from the hills of Hepple in the Northumberland National Park. This local Gin has gone on to win awards in San Francisco, and we think it makes for the perfect G&T. This Christmas, Hepple are selling a gift box, comprising of a bottle of gin or other spirit and two signature cocktail glasses. There are 5 different tipples to choose from, so something for everyone, even those who aren’t gin lovers. Find it here –


Next on the list; Innoscent Melts, perfect for wax melt lovers and those who enjoy a beautiful smelling home. This vegan friendly company only uses vegan friendly products to create their products, from soy-wax melts to personalised wine glasses, they cover every gift need. Our personal favourite are the beautiful reed diffusers which will look good in any room. Browse the collections here –


Another one for the candle lovers, The Pure Candle Company, produces luxury soy wax candles and reed diffusers, which are the perfect addition to any side table. Having just released a new Christmas scent, amongst many others, there’s a scent for everyone. The beautifully presented gift sets make for the ultimate present for any candle enthusiast. Shop the range, here –


A gift fit for any Geordie; Geordie Gifts provide a huge collection of Toon related merchandise. From “Whey aye man” prints to a huge selection of mugs, perfect for any brew. The gifts are completely unique to the North-East so you’re unlikely to find them anywhere else and there will be a little something for everybody’s stocking. Our favourite is the “Merry Christmas yi little radgie” Christmas Jumper. Shop the collection, here – 


Yana active is next on the must have list, based in the North-East, activewear focused Yana provide durable, fashionable clothing perfect for workouts, yoga, and all things active. Yana provide the perfect gift for anyone looking for trendy but comfortable wear. We are loving the 1.0 leggings as a perfect fit between your yoga class and days in the office. Browse Yana’s various collections, here –


Next on the list is EmGrafiqueCo, prints by Emilie de black, an artist local to Newcastle, specialising in pop surrealism. Her current signature pieces are North-East landmark pieces, which you can find showcased all over her Instagram @em_grafique. Emilie creates her digital art pieces by mixing techniques of photo editing and illustrations. Her prints are perfect for anybody looking to decorate their house with a pop of colour. Our favourite from her collection is the “Catch You on the Wild Side” Greys Monument Christmas print. The ultimate Christmas gift in our opinion! Browse the collection, here –


Carruthers and Kent can provide the perfect present for all your Christmas parties. The Gosforth-based wine shop provides everything you need, from the perfect French Chardonnay to local cheeses, they have everything to cater your Christmas parties. They are currently stocking hampers, perfect for gifting, including a choice of wines, chutneys, cheeses and more. Ideal for somebody who appreciates a good wine and cheese night! You can buy the hampers both instore and online, here –


For the jewellery lovers, local brand Salt & Co have your gift needs covered. Salt & Co. jewellery is designed and handmade in the heart of Northumberland by jewellery designer and silversmith Martha Gothorp. The beautiful pieces range from detailed rings to silver pendant necklaces. Our favourite is the intricately designed Cinderella collection, shop now –