Got a birthday or a wedding coming up and need to find that perfect gift?
It’s easy to log onto the internet and make a purchase from one of the major retailers. A few simple clicks and your order can be gift wrapped and sent directly to the intended recipient. At Independent Skipton, however, we’re avid supporters of local businesses and we know that the benefits of shopping locally far outweigh the ease and convenience of online shopping with big brands.
We’ve been browsing some of the shops in Skipton to see what’s available when we need to purchase a gift. There are some truly wonderful independent gift shops scattered around town, selling a whole array of unique and interesting products. Here, are some of our favourite places to buy a gift in Skipton:
Where to buy a gift in Skipton
The Geek Side
You’ll find The Geek Side inside Craven Court. They sell a huge range of quirky merchandise and gifts including Unicorn, Marvel, PS4 and Call of Duty themed products. Their most impressive range by far has to be their Harry Potter range. With an entire floor dedicated to Harry and Hogwarts, you’ll be spoiled for choice when choosing a gift for a Harry Potter fan.
We purchased a lovely Hogwarts-themed glass which changes colour when filled with water (we’re hoping it works with Gin too!).
Out of the Ordinary
Another little treasure trove of delights in our beloved Craven Court Shopping centre! Out of the Ordinary sell all sorts of unusual handmade products including jewellery, home accessories and bath bombs. They also host some fantastic crafting classes covering activities such as felt work, needlecraft and paper flower making. They’re currently selling some lovely scrabble frames which make an ideal birthday or wedding gift.
Chocolates and Truffles
If you’re looking for a gift for a sweet-toothed recipient, pay a visit to Chocolates and Truffles at the top of the High Street. They create and sell the most delicious handmade chocolates and truffles using only fine quality ingredients. The majority of their products are gluten-free but they also stock a selection of dairy-free chocolates. There are loads of scrumptious chocolates to choose from in slabs, boxes and individual bags. We recommend their mixed bags of truffles which contain a selection of dark, milk and white chocolates with a variety of flavoured centres. Yum yum!
Cool Cards and Gifts
If you’re purchasing a gift, it’s likely that you will need to buy a card to go with it. Cool Cards and Gifts sell greetings cards for all occasions as well as a wide range of gifts. They stock loads of products made by local crafters and designers so it’s a great little place if you’re looking for something a bit different. We love the range of Mr Men and Little Miss greetings cards. We all know a Mr Mischief and a Little Miss Trouble!