Last-minute Christmas shopping ideas

Published: Thursday 21st December 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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Stuck for a last-minute gift? Many of the online retailers won’t be able to deliver your presents in time for Santa.

We’ve rustled up a small selection of the independent shops in Hull that will save you turning up empty-handed on Christmas morning.

Cocoa Chocolatier

Ditch the selection boxes and head down to Cocoa Chocolatier in Trinity Market or on Humber Street to get your mitts on deliciously rich confectionary and handcrafted bakes.


If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, Tessies is the place for you. Full of sparkle, positivity and style, the small Newland Avenue boutique is jam-packed full of affordable accessories, clothing and jewellery.

BED Boutique

A little further up the road, BED Boutique has you covered for all things on-trend, whether it’s a Christmas party or a gift for a fashion-forward friend.


Meanwhile, for those who love classic brands like Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Lacoste, you should get down to Era? on Princes Avenue. The retro retailer hand-picks and sources vintage garments from all over the world.

Woods Vintage Home Interiors

Your house is sure to feel like a cosy winter grotto after a trip to Woods Vintage Home Interiors (pictured). Stock up on luxury bath bombs and dress your walls with unique photo frames, shabby chic decorations and fairy lights.

The Tea Shop

Nestled away in Trinity Market, The Tea Shop is brimming with all kinds of loose leaf tea. On top of this, you can find novelty kitchenware, beautiful teapots, quaint strainers and lovely mugs. With over 150 varieties of hand-blended tea, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


Looking for something completely bespoke to Hull? Traenerhus is the answer. Located on the picturesque High Street in Hull’s Old Town, the arts and crafts space not only has a small shop selling handmade gifts, prints and homewares, but also offers gift vouchers for their expert-led workshops. A great choice if you know someone who loves to make and do.


For the loveable geek in your life, Kapow is the place to be. Whatever their favourite TV show, game or band, you’re sure to find a mug, T-shirt or print to suit at this fun Whitefriargate store. An ideal spot to find that amusing Secret Santa present.

Spin-It Records

Know someone who’s always listening to music? Spin-It Records, situated in Trinity Market, stocks one of the widest collections of old and new vinyl records in the North East. Discover something new or wrap up their favourite album.

Roisin Dubh

Tucked away in the stunning Victorian Hepworth’s Arcade, Roisin Dubh sells gorgeous vintage-inspired homewares and accessories. Transform your room into a French boudoir, or give someone a gift that they will cherish forever.

We hope this list gives you some inspiration. Hull and East Yorkshire is full of small, independent sellers, so support your local community and take advantage of some of the incredible creations they have to offer. 

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Published: Thursday 21st December 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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