If you’re looking for gifts for your friends, family or colleagues this festive season then look no further! We’ve put together a list of fantastic local businesses based right here at Baltic Creative and Northern Lights. There’s something here for everyone whether you’re buying for your musical sister, trendy mate, artist auntie, or boss who loves a good book!
So, hands in the bucket, who thinks Jezz Bezos has been to space enough times this year? Get some inspiration below and #ShopLocal this festive season.
For more eco-friendly gifts don’t forget to check out our Sustainable Gift Guide.
Gifts for Music Lovers & Music Makers
EVOL have plenty of gigs planned for 2022, including Metronomy in April with a show to celebrate the release of their 7th album ‘Small World.’ Tickets on sale now.
Skiddle is an online outlet selling tickets for events and festivals across the UK and we’re lucky enough to have their Liverpool team based here! Check out their latest events.
For fans of British music, check out Dorothy’s new colour chart inspired by the artwork of 35 iconic album covers by British bands. The print was designed for Liverpool’s own British Music Experience but you can grab your own copy at Dorothy’s website!
Bee Cycle is a small gifting company that specialises in personalising products. They design and create fun, innovative and sustainable products – including these drumsticks made of high quality maple wood which can be laser engraved with your own message.
Rehearsal Rooms & Recording Studio
Are you tired of hearing your loved one practice Stairway to Heaven over and over again? Then why not book them some time with Sort? Get them out of the dining room and into the rehearsal room!
For an extra special treat, check out Eastwood Guitars. They manufacture guitars inspired by favourite collectables, refining old designs and using modern manufacturing to build quality instruments at a reasonable price.
Gifts for your Trendy Mates
Twin by Tare Isaac
Twin by Tare Isaac is a beautiful clothing collection inspired by ethnic cultures and elements of nature. Oyintarebi Isaac creates designs that stay true to her authentic Nigerian culture, pairing modern fabrics with unique accessories.
Get the phenomenal women in your life some clothing by Pink Collar – made by women, for women. The name Pink Collar was inspired by a phrase coined during the second world war, to describe the vital roles dominated by women at the time!
For all your activewear needs, check out Bennetts for sportswear and trainers. They even have outfit inspiration if you don’t know where to start.
Give your mate a gift they’ll REALLY appreciate with a pair from Snkrstage’s authentic, rare and limited edition footwear.
If your mate is the type to quote lines from Hocus Pocus in everyday conversation, you might want to check out Another Realm for some weird, wonderful and otherworldly jewellery!
There’s nothing better than hand-made, unique jewellery. B’Vari’s Amandla collection is inspired by the Intricate beadwork, patterns and shapes used by the Zulu Tribe in South Africa.
Gifts for Art Lovers
Hub Studios is a collective of local artists and creatives. Their current exhibition, Pictures for Presents is on until 18th December.
Lost Plots creates some really unique prints and illustrations, inspired by travel and popular culture. We love this one of Stevie Nicks!
Art & Photography
For local art, illustration and photography have a look at Poto Studios. They have a range of pieces and souvenirs inspired by our fair city, its sport and culture.
If the words Scouse Lisa Simpson get your attention then check out art by Lo Tierney. They have a collection of prints and cards, including an amazing LGBTQ-positive range!
Gifts for the House
Liverpool Bay Hotshop
Every piece of John’s glass is made by hand, using traditional and contemporary glass blowing techniques. Not only that, he also offers gift vouchers for glass blowing courses.
As well as prints, jewellery and stationery, Tom Pigeon has a beautiful homewares collection which includes luxury cushions and chairs.
Simon’s pieces are all hand-made in his kiln at the studio in Northern Lights. You can catch Simon at one of our markets on the 18th and 19th Dec.
Lila sells hand-made resin gifts, including an impressive collection of coasters, trays and cake stands. Check out her IG where she is now taking orders!
Gifts for Bookworms
Dead Ink is a small, ambitious and experimental literary publisher based in Liverpool. Supported by Arts Council England, Dead Ink are focussed on developing the careers of new and emerging authors.
A small publishing house based in Liverpool, focussing mainly on non-fiction. They have a range of books about local history and sport, whether you’re buying for a Red or Blue!