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Local Christmas Gift Ideas 2014

This Friday is 'Black Friday', the day after Thanksgiving in the US, when traditionally stores there begin their Christmas sales. In recent years Black Friday has been adopted by us over here in the UK and is used these days to marks the beginning of our Christmas shopping season.

We all know that the big department stores and online retailers will be taking full advantage of this seasonal sales spike, but this year we wanted to do our best to promote our amazing local retailers too.

Here we take a look at a selection of great Christmas gift ideas available locally from some of Scarborough's finest independent retailers.

Amelia's Chocolate Christmas Hampers
Chocolate Hampers from Amelia's Chocolate
For Chocolate Lovers

Know someone who loves chocolate? Then check out these fantastic chocolate hampers from Amelia's Chocolate on Victoria Road. Amelia is a trained Master Chocolatier and is making quite a name for herself  thanks to her delicious handmade chocolaty creations.

For kids choose from a selection of yummy chocolate characters including Santas, snowmen and reindeer (from £4). For adults, go for Amelia's fabulous chocolate hampers, packed full of tasty treats (from £25).

For something a little more personal, you can even design your own personalised Christmas message to a friend or loved one using Amelia's individual chocolate letters (from £5).

Check out these coco creations for yourself at Amelia's Chocolate on Victoria Road or visit

Santa Claus: The Book of Secrets
Santa Claus: The Book of Secrets from All About The Day


For Those Who Still Believe

All About The Day is a little hidden gem located on Valley Bridge Parade. Dedicated to supplying products for those special occasions in life, All About The Day have some great gift ideas on their shelves which are perfect for Christmas.

Hessian Santa Sack
Hessian Santa Sack from All About The Day
Help add a little extra sparkle to Christmas with the magical 'Santa Claus: The Book of Secrets'. One of the bestsellers in the children's section at Selfridges,

This book will ensure that, even in this modern age, the traditions of a good old fashioned Christmas will live on. Each night, discover new secrets together as a family in the run up to Christmas Day with this magical story for kids.

All About The Day is one of the only places to get a copy of this fabulous book in the town (£8.99 paperback or £14.99 hardback).

Hessian Gift Tags
Hessian Gift Tags from All About The Day
Other fab Christmas treats available from All About The Day include traditional Hessian Santa Sacks in which to stuff all those special gifts (Above £7.99) and some fabulous matching Hessian Gift Tags (left, pack of eight £3.99).

To buy these great gifts and more visit All About The Day on Valley Bridge Parade or visit their Facebook page.

For Stylish Mums and Glamorous Grandmas

These stunning, one of a kind, necklaces are designed and handmade by local beader Chris Linacre in her Scarborough studio.

Necklaces by Chris Linacre
Unique, Handmade Necklaces by Chris Linacre

The examples above show a beautiful Jasper necklace on the left (£32) and on the right a faux Malachite necklace interspersed with chunks of Jasper (£35).

These unique pieces, plus many others, can be purchased from the Totally Locally 'pop-up' shop within the Stephen Jospeh Theatre.

Badge Packs from Outlaw Merchandise
Badge Packs from Outlaw Merchandise

For Music Fans

If you've got a music fan in the family, then these fantastic button badge packs from Outlaw Merchandise could just be the a perfect stocking filler.

There are literally hundreds to choose from and are price at £3 for a pack of four.

Outlaw Merchandise can be found at Unit 20 in Scarborough's Market Vaults or by visiting their Facebook page.

Personalised Gifts from Andrea Willis Designs
Personalised Gifts from Andrea Willis Designs

For Personalised Gifts

Looking for a gift that's truly unique? If so, these personalised gifts from Andrea Willis Designs may be just the thing.

Designed and made at her shop in Scarborough, Andrea stocks a huge array of personalised gifts. 

Choose from assorted sized hearts with sayings (from £3.95), personalised baubles (£3.95), greetings cards (from £3.50), notebooks (£6.95), assorted Christmas ornaments (from £3.50) and many more.

Andrea Willis Designs is located on Hanover Road and you can see more of her gorgeous gift ideas over on her Facebook page.

For Christmas Decorations

If you're looking for some new Christmas decorations this year, then look no further than Clock Handyman - the largest, independent home, garden & DIY store on the Yorkshire coast.

Christmas Decorations from Clock Handyman
Christmas Decorations from Clock Handyman
For the run up to Christmas Clock Handyman stock a selection of advent calendars (from £5.50) including some lovely wooden ones (from £22.00) which are ideal for adding your own surprises year after year.

And for the day itself choose from a huge range of interior & exterior lights and acrylic light-up figures (from £9.99) and deck the halls with their wide range of festive decorations & tinsel (from £1.90).

As well as a selection of artificial trees Clock Handyman will be selling real trees from Saturday 29 November.

Fans of the hit Disney film Frozen may also be interested to hear that the local hardware store will be having some extra special visitors in December. Elsa and Anna will be making a guest appearance on Thursday 11, Saturday 13 and Thursday 18 December.

Visit Clock Handyman on Victoria Road or find them on Facebook here.

For Food Lovers

If you've got a real foodie in the family then what better than a gift voucher to spend at the best cafe in the UK? As well as being named the best cafe in Scarborough by readers of Scarborough UK, Eat Me Cafe on Hanover Road are rated as the best cafe in the UK by The Good Food Guide.

The Everley Country House Café also offers gift vouchers and, if you're quick, you can grab their exclusive Facebook voucher to get a FREE £5 Gift Voucher, with every £20 Gift Voucher purchased!

Have you seen some amazing local bargains? Share them with others by commenting below.

Local Christmas Gift Ideas 2014 Reviewed by Editor on 20:16:00 Rating: 5

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