Wether you're on the market for a present for that special someone or to mark an anniversary or occasion, we’ve compiled the ultimate Nottinghamshire gift guide, meaning you can get your shopping sorted and spend more time re-connecting with friends and family this festive season.

The last few years has shown us how vital it is to keep supporting independent businesses, so we’ve picked out a selection of gifts from some of Nottingham’s finest, may of which you can order online from anywhere in the UK.


Hamper from DelilahFor the foodie…


Delilah Fine Foods is a multi-award-winning delicatessen which was once crowned the best in the UK. They stock an incredible range of edible delights, from charcuterie, cheese and fine wines to extra special ingredients, all available to order online. They also have a huge range of hampers to suit every taste and you can create your own filled with treats you know they’ll love.

You can also treat your loved one to a gift voucher for a delecatable foodie experience here in Nottinghamshire, like an Afternoon Tea! For more voucher ideas, click here.


Gardening Gift from The Worm That TurnedFor the green fingered…
 

For those lucky enough to have their own outdoor space and who are into their gardening, it’s a great time to gift something to enhance a garden or balcony. At The Worm that Turned, Nottingham’s gorgeous outdoor living boutique, you’ll find something to suit all spaces. Whether they're looking for a way to spruce up the garden ahead of spring, or looking for a fire pit to huddle around in these colder months, be sure to head over to their website to see their extensive range of products. If you're not sure what to order for them, you can also order gift cards from £10 and up.


Luisa's Vegan ChocolatesFor those with a sweet tooth….

Luisa is an award-winning vegan chocolate maker based in Sneinton Market who uses traditional artisan processes to transform directly-sourced, single-origin cocoa beans from bean-to-bar. Luisa's Vegan Chocolates have something for everyone, with each bar and truffle both vegan and made without refined sugar, with absolutely zero compromise on their taste. Her exquisite products are a healthier, more ethical and tastier alternative to mass-produced confectionary.

Doughnotts micro-bakery are proud purveyors of sweet, dough-based perfection - now available to order online for national delivery. Choose from a selection of doughnut delicacies, with tempting flavours like the popular Biscoff Cinnamon Scroll or the Malteser laden ‘Tease Me!’ or even a DIY box packed with everything they’ll need to decorate their own sweet masterpieces. They have a great selection of vegan friendly products plus some very cool merch, too!

Discover Treat Kitchen, Nottingham’s award winning food gifting business. On their website you'll find eye catching gifting options that taste as good as they look. Pick up the perfect present or a treat for yourself designed by their team of local Nottingham Trent University graduates.


Colston Basset StiltonFor the cheese lover...
 

Life wouldn’t be the same without a good cheese board, so why not go straight to the source and treat the cheese lover in your life to something delicious from Colston Bassett and District DairyThe dairy has been making outstanding cheese for 103 years and the farming co-operative, which was first established in 1913, is still in operation today. The Dairy produces Stilton and also the award-winning Shropshire Blue cheese. Both cheeses are created by a highly skilled, dedicated and experienced team – using the recipe handed down by generations. Colston Bassett is enjoyed around the world by lovers of fine cheese.

Fans of blue cheeses should also try Stichelton, an unpasturised cheese made on the Welbeck Estate. It was created in 2004 by cheesemaker Joe Schneider and cheesemonger Randolph Hodgson who wanted to revive traditional techniques. You can pick some up from the Welbeck Farm Shop and Delilah Fine Foods.


200 Degrees Coffee equipmentFor the coffee connoisseur...

Cartwheel Cafe and Roastery is the vision of Alex Bitsios-Esposito, who’s passion for coffee began in his family’s coffee shop at the tender age of 8. Since then he’s channelled that passion into an unrivalled expertise to bring you a range of exquisite, perfectly roasted blends. You can order their brilliant blends online, alongside a range of handcrafted, organic loose-leaf teas, or for a real coffee connoisseur they also stock books including the Independent Coffee Guide which will give them the lowdown on the region's best speciality coffee shops and artisan roasters so they'll never have to suffer inferior coffee again.

Nottingham’s famous 200 Degrees independent coffee roasters have an online shop packed with perfect gifts for the 'coffee people' on your list. From stocking fillers and Secret-Santa surprises to serious homebrew coffee gear to delight coffee enthusiasts.


Ale image for the gift guide blogFor the ale enthusiast…
 

Say cheers with some brilliant beers and treat someone to a Notts brew or two. Castle Rock have a selection of their bottled ales and canned craft beers available in their online store, along with gift sets..

Navigation brewery has cans and mini kegs of their classics like New Dawn pale ale available in their online store for collection, local and national delivery, while Blue Monkey have a range of their award-winning ales available to order by the case of 12 bottles. They also have a craft can range, available in boxes of 12. The range includes a variety of flavours including some intriguing tipples such as, Amaretto, Rhubarb & Custard, Cinder Toffee and more.


TIC pic for gift blogFor the proud local…
 

Housing Nottingham Forest's official city centre store a visit to the Nottingham Tourism & Travel Centre is a must this Christmas - with a broad range of Forest merchandise available including the full range of 2023/24 Premier League kits and training wear there's sure to be something for that Reds fan in your life.

It's not just football though... a selection of Nottingham inspired merchandise is available from mugs and tea towels to Nottingham Lace so pop in and see the friendly team instore this Christmas.

If you want to treat a local or someone you love to a Notts expereince, why not try a gift card or experience voucher? Vouchers are a wonderful way to support local businesses and give a brand new experience to someone who has it all! For more voucher and experience ideas, click here.


The Bead ShopFor someone crafty...
 

At The Bead Shop you’ll find a dazzling array of textures, colours and types of beads along with all the tools you’ll need to create something extra special for a loved one, or if they’re the creative type there are a range of kits available, from simple yet stunning designs to more intricate creations.

For lovers of great craftmanship and design....

Award-winning design studio and gallery Debbie Bryan in the historic Lace Market in Nottingham is the perfect place for beautifully handcrafted pieces, all made in the UK. You'll find a mixture of stunning lighting pieces, beautiful ceramics, a wide range of jewellery, wonderful artwork, high quality textiles, and Debbie Bryan's own signature scarves and brooches. Debbie’s handcrafted cuff links are sure to add a Nottingham flavour to any formal occasion.

The Harley Gllery online shop hosts a wide variety of amazing gift ideas, including jewellery, homeware and stocking fillers at a range of price points. Have a browse at shop.harleygallery.co.uk and find that perfect present for that special someone.


Bag from Stick and RibbonFor lovers of style...


Stick & Ribbon is a bespoke boutique tucked away in the creative hub of Cobden Chambers. Specialising in ladies fashion, accessories and gifts, they know what ladies like with their chic contemporary style, with some gorgeous collections available to order online.

Did you know the world-famous designer Paul Smith is from Nottingham? Visit his flagship Nottingham store, Willoughby House, to browse gift ideas. The five-floor, Grade II listed building showcases both men’s and women’s collections, including accessories. 


wine pic for blogFor lovers of fine wine...
 

For fine wines Weavers Independent Wine & Spirit Merchants is the place to go - this Nottingham institution has been run by the Trease family since 1897, and have a huge selections available to order online, or for collection from their store. They have some great mixed cases, handpicked by their expert team, or give them a call and they’ll be happy to help you select the perfect bottle.

For true local flavour treat your loved one to a bottle produced right here in Nottinghamshire from the wonderful Hanwell Wine Estate. Choose from a fabulous English Sparkling Wine made with grapes grown on the estate, or a selection of  multi-international award winning wines made at their parent vineyard Eglantine. 


Gin pic for gift blogFor gin-thusiasts...

Redsmith Distillery is the only gin maker and distillery in the city, creating an award-winning, exquisite range of gins on a one-of-a-kind copper still designed and built by founder Wayne Asher. Choose from classic London Dry or delicately flavoured Nottingham Bramley apple, sole, berry or rose flavours - all available to order with free delivery.

Weavers Independent Wine & Spirit Merchants have their signature Castle Gate Gin, a delectable London dry style with a distinct character created by the addition of hand foraged acorns from Sherwood Forest to their unique botanical mix. Blue Monkey have a huge range of flavoured gins and gin liqueurs, including a few more unusual infusions.

Finally, for something a little unusual and inspiring sustainable, check out Castle Rock’s Beer Gin, distilled using surplus beer to minimise the brewery’s waste in the face of the pandemic, resulting in a refreshing citrusy gin with serious green credentials!


WhiskyFor whisky lovers....


If you’re shopping for a fan of fine single malts and drams of pure peaty decadence check out Gauntleys Fine Wine, Whisky and Cigar Merchants, one of the oldest independent businesses in Nottingham. Their website has a specially curated selection of interesting distillery bottlings, private single barrel bottlings and world spirits.

You can also stop by Weavers Independent Wine & Spirit Merchants who stock some incredible whiskeys. Many of Weavers’ whiskies and other spirits are available for tasting, along with a Saturday wine tasting in the shop.

You can also consider a gift card to one of the incredible bars in Notts, such as Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, the oldest inn in England. For more gift card ideas, click here.


artistic gifts for blogFor artistic types...
 

Nottingham Contemporary have opened an online shop which has a range of cool and quirky gifts for the art lover in your life. Featuring a range of Grace Jones inspired items linked to their latest exhibition, alongside an eclectic mix of unique homeware and jewellery from the likes of David Shrigley, Donna Wilson and Jane Sedgwick.

Jill Perry, owner of Inspired gift shop makes a host of cute hand-crafted creatures. From little white mice decked out for a host of occupations and hobbies to cute messenger birds with placards like ‘Would swearing help?’ and adorable bunnies in duffle coats.



This blog was updated by Jack Woolley Communications and PR Specialist at Marketing Nottingham in 2023. Originally published December 2020.

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