Shop Local This Christmas With Leicester’s Independents

With Christmas fast approaching it’s well and truly the season of gifting and feasting! We love stocking up on unique gifts and celebrating with loved ones at Leicester’s independent businesses.

It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to celebrate and we’re still not free of all restrictions, but amongst the excitement we can all be mindful of where and how we are spending our money. Independent businesses have had a hard time, and yet these friendly and cosy little corners of the city are the gems that make our place so special. So when you’re Christmas shopping or planning a Christmas catch-up with friends, give an extra gift and #supportleicesterlocal.


Located in the Highcross, Set is a bright and vibrant gift shop that stores an array of quirky cards, jewellery and gifts that will make the perfect present for a loved one this Christmas.

Harriman & Co

From statement pieces, finishing touches to everyday essentials, browse Harriman and Co’s eclectic range of homeware, lovingly hand-picked for their beauty and functionality. The shop on St Martins was founded by Drew Harriman in 2014 and the team works with many talented makers and producers around the world as well as creating items in their Leicestershire workshop.


For the fashion lovers in your life, PILOT is the perfect place to find a gift they’ll love. The store itself is filled with forward-thinking fashion designs as well as an array of high brow brands that can’t be found anywhere else in Leicester.

Just Fairtrade

With the largest range of fair-trade products in Leicester, Just Fairtrade is the place to be when shopping ethically. Offering three floors of ethical and eco friendly products, you’ll find the perfect gift for even the hardest to shop for!


Inspired by a love of the countryside and nature, Pomponette is a shop that offers stylish home pieces that are timeless and authentic. Their extensive range of candles and home fragrances will make the perfect gift for those who love their homes…

23 Wine & Whiskey

Christmas is the perfect excuse to pull out your favourite festive tipple and celebrate the holiday season! With a range of wine, whiskey, spirits and even gin – 23 Wine & Whiskey has the perfect gift waiting for you!


Say it with flowers this Christmas. Based on Loseby Lane, Flowerworks have a range of bouquets that say it all – so whether you’re shopping for family, friends or colleagues you’ll find the perfect gift for Christmas.

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