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Welcome to the Shop Hartlepool blog, a great place to find out more about the amazing businesses signed up to Shop Hartlepool.

We want to shout about Hartlepool’s success stories and introduce you to the new kids on the block. You’ll find behind the scenes articles about local businesses alongside regular updates and news from the Shop Hartlepool team. 

We are always looking for great stories, so if you want to to be featured, or know a business who would, get in touch using the button below.   

Christmas Gift Ideas

Hoping to pick the perfect present this Christmas? The Shop Hartlepool gift guide will help you make someone’s day…and to make it even better all of these stores are based in Hartlepool!

Kraft Work Yarns

A gift for the creative

KPPapercuts offer a whole range of gifts for the creative person in your life. They have a great selection of kits and templates for anyone looking to get started with the art of paper cutting. They are designed to be perfect for beginners to create their very own masterpiece. Gift vouchers for an in-person workshop are also available starting at £35.

If you know someone who loves knitting, or wants to get started with a new hobby then Kraft Work Yarns have everything you need. Their friendly team are always on hand to help!

For green fingers

Plantopia – The Plant Shop have a large selection of various sized houseplants, cacti and rare plants. Along with a beautiful range of pots, baskets and other plant related accessories to match. They have gift cards available so your loved one can pick out plants to their heart’s content!

Dutch Garden Centre Hartlepool have a wide selection of both indoor and outdoor plants, bulbs, compost, pots and many other things needed for your garden. If you are looking for something festive, from November they have a wonderful display of Christmas decorations and wreaths.

Plantopia - The Plant Shop
Dutch Garden Centre Hartlepool

Give the gift of relaxation

With Shop Hartlepool, discover the amazing local Health & Beauty businesses who offer a range of services. Ask for a gift card to pamper your loved ones with a gorgeous set of nails, a new hair do or a relaxing beauty treatment. 

Something for the home

Olivia & Grey stock carefully selected and curated quality affordable home interiors and accessories. They source high quality furniture and home accessories, including wallpaper and paint. 

If someone you know would love a print for their home, Little Bear Things have plenty of choice. They’ve got something for every room in the home, including seasonal prints.  

To The Moon create homeware, keyrings and keepsakes using resin. They’ve released Christmas coasters which have a festive, sparkly touch to them. 

Olivia and Grey
Little Bear Things
To The Moon
Bespoke Bears

Add a personal touch

If you are looking for a personal, unique gift then Giftstop is the perfect small business. They print on demand and can arrange bespoke gifts on request for any occasion or interest.

Gift a lasting memory with Bespoke Bears. Handmade keepsakes of special clothing or fabric are the gift that last a lifetime.

Clothing for the little ones

If you are looking for clothing and accessories for the little ones, Babies Blessings are an independent family business with a constant range of new stock. They have a knowledgeable team on hand to help you pick the perfect gift. You’ll have plenty to choose from with gift wrapping available making it perfect for Christmas.

From newborns to teens, Pretty Bow Boutique stock clothing and accessories from a range of brands at competitive prices. They have a large range of dresses, coats, casual wear and more. If you are looking for a gift card or delivery service simply ask their friendly staff.

Babies Blessings
Pretty Bows Boutique

Eco-conscious health and beauty

If you know someone who would love vegan, cruelty-free and handmade bath products then look no further. Nutty Little Luxuries ticks all the boxes, with their huge range of products. Perfect for kids and adults alike, you could create the ultimate bath-time pamper hamper with their colourful goodies.

The environment and sustainability are at the heart of Totes Eco. They offer beauty products, including shampoo bars and cotton make up wipes. They also have day-to-day items like beeswax wraps and tote bags. Their bundles of products make the perfect eco-friendly gift. 

Nutty Little Luxuries
Totes Eco
The Hidden Tap
Berry's Kitchen

For the foodie in your life

The Hidden Tap is Hartlepool’s new hidden gem. Located in the heart of Seaton Carew, they serve coffees, homemade stone-0baked pizzas, grazing boards and cocktails. More importantly they have gift vouchers, meaning someone’s next night out could be on you. The perfect solution to those who are difficult to buy for. 

Colin Berry was a professional chef for more than 30 years and is now known for fantastic brownie boxes and more! If you know someone who would appreciate a box of brownies to munch their way through, or a delicious cake then a voucher for Berry’s Kitchen could be the ideal gift.

Something for the kids

Itsy Bitsy Gifts have wide range of gifts on their website for everyone. They’ve got pre-made gift boxes, but our favourite option is the gift box pick and mix. You can select your individual items and make them into a custom box filled with goodies! 

Organised Life by Fishburn and Co create personalised pieces using labels for a unique finish. They’ve even got customisable headphone stands, great for any teenagers (or adults!) who love gaming as they’ll hold headphones and a controller. 

Itsy Bitsy Gifts
Organised Life by Fishburn and Co

Protect the environment and your phone

Wave Case are a Hartlepool based business, taking action against the devastating effects of plastic pollution and making something great. Their phone cases make an amazing gift for multiple reasons. They are stylish, biodegradable and under £20. They are available for a range of phone types and there are plenty of patterns and colours to choose from. 

Say thank you

If someone else is hosting this Christmas, say thank you with a bespoke wreath, garland or fresh bouquet from Lucyblooms. A custom order unique to the recipient is the perfect way to show your appreciation. 

We hope our gift guide takes the pressure off finding the perfect Christmas gift. If you are looking for ideas for a smaller gift ideal as a stocking filler, or some suggestions of how to add some extra magic to Christmas Eve then you can visit our blog for more Christmas Gift Guides. 

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