Christmas Gift Guide


Take the pledge to buy local this Christmas. Find the perfect unique gifts for your loved ones in Lancaster. Here are some independent businesses worth checking out when you head out to do your Christmas shopping this year.


Atkinsons Coffee Roasters

Buying for a Coffee lover? Atkinsons is the perfect place to pick up some coffee-related gifts choose from a variety of fresh speciality coffee beans, teas, as well as mugs, coffee makers, gift sets and much more.


Down to Earth

Down to Earth specialises in fine jewellery, ethically sourced clothing and interesting craft. If you are looking to impress that special someone this is the place to go.


Lancaster Visitor Information Centre 

Lancaster Visitor Information is not only a great spot to gain some local knowledge on what the city has to offer this Christmas but you will also be able to pick up some handmade hampers which include locally sourced produce and gifts.



Arteria offer stylish and innovative products with a strong emphasis on quality and value. Our “Handpicked” collection offers the ultimate in interior and lifestyle gifts. If you can’t decide on what to pick they offer a range of gift vouchers so your loved one can choose something for themselves.


Lancaster Charter Market

Lancaster’s Charter Market is a traditional street market which can be found in the heart of the city centre every Wednesday and Saturday.

The market offers a wide and exciting mix of stalls selling everything from local produce to a wide range of international cuisine, fresh fruit and vegetables to plants and flowers, books and records to jewellery and pet supplies.  The place to get some unique gifts and the bits Christmas food shop.


Northern Yarn

Northern Yarn is a small, independent wool shop based in Lancaster. They have their own yarn line that has been processed from local flocks of sheep and they have a strong focus on stocking locally sourced wool and products. They aim to support local farmers and businesses by promoting and stocking British wool. Add a personal touch and knit someone something handmade by you this Christmas.


Penny Street Collectables

Know someone who loves vintage? Head to Penny Street Collectables for an eclectic mix of old and new gorgeous things. You are bound to find a treasure for someone in this little shop.


Farm Yard Ales

Farm Yard Ales create fine beer from their local brewery and taproom in rural Cockerham. You can buy their beer, merchandise and gift sets online.