It’s that time of year again when we are all rushing to find the perfect Christmas gifts for our loved ones without breaking the bank. Luckily for you, Leeds is home to a plethora of independent businesses that may have the perfect gift you’ve been searching for! Here are businesses you need to check out whilst last-minute gift shopping…

If you are shopping for a major foodie, why not give them a gift voucher for the Indian Tiffin Room. Located in the heart of Leeds’ lively Greek Street, this restaurant serves up delicious Indian street food. On their menus you can find mouthwatering dishes such as masala dosa, butter chicken, okra fries and much more! They also have a vegan, meat free and a kids menu available so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Sublime cocktails are also on their menu making this a restaurant that is perfect for all occasions! Make your foodie friend’s Christmas extra special this year with an Indian Tiffin Room gift voucher.

Located in the heart of Leeds is the wonderful Chu’s Floral, the go-to place for wonderful floral gifts this Christmas. With not only beautiful floral arrangements available to purchase, you can also shop for plants, homeware or gift items such as candles or reed diffusers. Or you can give them an amazing experience with workshops available to book at Chu’s Floral. There are so many options to explore so make sure you hurry on over to their shop or their website before time runs out!

Spice up the holiday season this year by shopping for gifts at the Chilli Shop. Found in the Merrion Centre is the centre of the city, this shop offers a truly unique sensory experience to all spice lovers! Here you can shop all things spice related with jams, plants, humorous gifts and more! You can also browse 51 of the hot sauces featured on the popular YouRube show, Hot Ones. If you have loved ones that love spice, make sure you add the Chilli Shop onto your shopping list!

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your comic obsessed friend or loved one, you need to head on over to OK Comics. Stocking a wide range of newly released comics, classic back dated comics, magazines and graphic novels, you will be able to find the perfect gift no matter what their preferred comic or graphic novel is! Here you can find every type of comic or graphic novel you can think of!

Shopping for a fashion lover? Why not check out HIP! HIP is a men’s clothing store that is stocked up on the latest fashion trends. Here you can shop the latest clothing, footwear and accessories from their favourite niche fashion brands. They also sell a range of women’s clothing, footwear and accessories as well! If you don’t feel confident to pick out a piece that your loved one or friend will adore, why not put the power into their hands by purchasing a gift card? Gift card values go up to £300 meaning you can tailor the amount to fit your budget. If you order online make sure you do so before December 18th so it arrives before Christmas, or you can visit them in store to browse the shelves yourself!

Yorkshire Jewellery is an independent jewellers specialising in new and pre-owned jewellery. They can be found in the Victoria Quarter in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Here you can browse a wide range of exquisite pieces from antique, pearl and vintage-inspired to diamond and coloured stones. There is also a range of beautiful clearance items meaning you can find the perfect piece of jewellery no matter what gift budget you have.

If you’re shopping for someone with pride for the great county they are from, or for someone who simply loves all things Yorkshire, then the Great Yorkshire Shop is the store you need to visit for gift ideas. Here you can find unique, handpicked items that you won’t be able to find on the high street. At the Great Yorkshire Shop you can browse their wide selection of products such as beauty, homeward, clothing , cards and region specific items. There is also a range of Christmas inspired gifts! This great shop can be found in the Leeds Corn Exchange, so make sure you head over there or to their website to grab your gifts today!

Get crafty with your gifts this year by shopping at Dinsdales Craft Shop. Dinsdale is a much-loved craft store that has been supplying local people with high quality crafts for around 140 years. On their shelves you can find a wide range of paints, brushes, pens, markers, pencils, paper, card and much more! You can either stock up your crafty friend with all the supplies they need, or you can get involved and make something for them yourself! The gift possibilities are endless at Dinsdales so make sure you check them out whilst shopping!

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