How to Avoid Gifter’s Block with Locally Made Products

Is it your New Year’s Resolution to be a more thoughtful gifter? Do you want to avoid adding to the wealth of our online billionaires? Maybe you’ve decided to shop local and to shop small? Well that’s an excellent choice and we’re here to help!

Reed diffusers by Embers & Roots

Our handmade candles and reed diffusers are a perfect pick, not only do our scents cause everyone who comes through the door to comment on how nice it smells, but as each one is made by one of our amazing local makers they’re created using much higher quality ingredients than used in most mass produced candles and as they’re made in small batches, they’re kinder to the environment too.

Dog illustration prints by Pet Portrait Illustration

If you want to be more personal, pop along to check out our range of locally themed wall prints, perfect for a friend who’s just bought a house.

Here in Leeds we have prints featuring gorgeous interpretations of local landmarks and institutions such as the Corn Exchange, Leeds University and Grand Arcade.

We also have some amazingly accurate illustrations of dogs that cause our customer’s to gush over how much they resemble their family pet at least once a day!

Colourful jewellery by Silly Loaf

Bypass the mass produced jewellery stands and browse our selection of quirky handmade pieces instead, made from sustainable wood certified by the Forest Stewardship, Perspex that can be recycled right back to it’s source material and beautiful copper amongst other unusual materials. Our pieces make perfect ’I saw this and thought of you gifts’ that show that it’s the thought that counts.

Cards by various makers

We’ve got some amazing cards in store that are perfect for those personal in jokes with your friends you probably haven’t seen for nearly two years now. Make their day with a little joy popped through the post and a hand written note from their favourite person - you!

Wooden flowers by Betsy & Els

Say it with flowers, but this time the thought will last forever with our gorgeous selection of wooden flowers, including our flower year with featured flowers representing each month. Our customers have loved choosing a flower for each member of the family and they look great displayed in a frame or a little vase.

Candles by Maja Piechocka

Fun ornaments by Scraplets

If that’s not unique enough for you, pop along and see our selection of weird and wonderful pieces such as our colourful candles that are a work of abstract art first and a candle second and our little Scraplets - made from reclaimed and recycled wood, each one with it’s own backstory.

Pop along and chat to us, we love a natter and helping you pick out a gift from a local small business for your favourite person is how we love to spend our day in the shop!

Sophie :)

Curated Makers

Trinity Leeds

27 Albion Street



Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm