However you feel most comfortable shopping this Christmas – retailers in the Cathedral Quarter have a wide selection of gift ideas and great customer service both in store and online to help you find something special for your loved ones.

Fresh Ideas

Fraiche in The Strand is a veritable treasure trove throughout the year – but particularly at Christmas where you will find a huge range of greeting cards and gifts with brands including Jellycat.

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We spend a great deal of time and effort in sourcing unique and original gifts, with something of interest for all the family.

From lovely greeting cards and handcrafted jewellery to handbags, homeware and endless accessories, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for any occasion!

Call us on 01332 348919

Get Creative

Artcore in Albert Street are offering a variety of arts and crafts packs which are available to buy online – making them the perfect gifts to keep your loved one busy during the winter months.

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Contemporary Flowers

Selena’s Contemporary Flowers in The Strand is a popular destination shop – particularly at this time of year when they have a wonderful range of gifts, decorations and particularly hand-crafted, high-quality Christmas wreaths.

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“Keeping you and us safe has to remain our priority. We will deliver your order “contact free”; recipients will get a knock on the door and flowers will be left on the doorstep.  We will wait in Selena’s van to ensure the flowers have been safely brought in.  If the recipient is in isolation or is unable to come to the door, we will leave the flowers in a safe place and drop a note in the letterbox.

Following Covid-19 instructions from the UK government,  our shop on The Strand is closed and only open for collecting orders.

Stay safe”

Linda and Paul

Gift Box Choice

Brigdens in Iron Gate has a host of gift ideas for men including boxed selections of their best sellers and gift vouchers for things such as made to measure shirts and their own Merino wool knitwear.

Key brands for that special gift this Christmas include accessories by Barbour, Loake shoes, Ralph Lauren, Gant, Fynch Hatton and Hugo Boss all available online and in-store on the corner of Iron Gate

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Quality Florists

Quality Florists in the Lock Up Yard, Cornmarket is open for click and collect Monday to Saturday until 1 pm and is offering deliveries as normal.

As well as a wide range of floral delights, they are renowned for
high-quality Christmas wreaths.

Tel: 01332 292916

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Gallery Inspiration

The Anvil in Old Blacksmith’s Yard off Sadler Gate is a fine art gallery owned by British artist April Young and is the ideal place to find personalised, handmade and unique presents for loved ones or to treat yourself to an eclectic range of paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, art prints and drawings.

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Anvil Gallery’s artists continue to create and are open to commissions and invite customers to connect digitally as they will be posting artworks available to buy on social media channels.  During lockdown, virtual tours and appointments can be arranged.

The added treat to look forward to again are the resident artist studios where visitors can have a first look at the freshest works by April Young as well as a sneak preview of work in progress by glass artist and tutor Stevie Davies.

Visit The Anvil online at and then (post lockdown) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am to 4pm.

Visit our Anvil website and then (post lockdown) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 4 pm.

Guitar Greats

The team at Foulds Guitars are all musicians and know it's not always the cheapest of hobbies so have put together a host of special Christmas offers.

They have a vast selection of new and pre-owned electric and acoustic guitars starting from as little as £59.99; ukuleles from £27.99 and basses from £169.99 so there is always something within budget.

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Furthermore, for every £50 of vouchers bought you will get an additional £5 voucher free which increases to £10 for every £100 spent on vouchers between now and January 31 2021 and Foulds Guitars are also offering an interest free, three-month split payment plan. *subject to terms and conditions.

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Please visit the new-look website to get some inspiration and buy online or make a note in your diary to visit the store when it re-opens post-lockdown.

Let’s MAKE Christmas

Following on from the success of previous year’s event, and back by popular demand, this autumn sees the return of Let’s MAKE Christmas in the Museums and Art Gallery shop in The Strand from December 3rd 2020 and online in the meantime.

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This seasonal celebration of contemporary craft produced in the region ranges from prints and ceramics to jewellery and textiles so you’ll be sure to find the perfect Christmas gift.

Follow on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for exciting updates in the run-up to Christmas. #LetsMAKEChristmas20

AGA Delights

Highlights of the AGA Christmas ranges include the new exclusive AGA ovenware which features a beautiful Spode Blue Italian design.

AGA’s new Cast Iron cookware collection offers the perfect range for good cooking and the most beautiful oven to tableware for the festive season and beyond. And the new AGA textile collection Winter Robin features a delightful round of robins on a charming night sky and includes gauntlets, double oven gloves, tea towel and chefs’ pad.

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These and other ranges are currently available online and at AGA Shop Derby, 23 Queen Street, Tel 01332 340057 post lockdown.

For more information – see the AGA blog here

Sparkling Designs

The Michael Hall artisan jewellers workshop and showroom in Cheapside is Derby’s longest established working jeweller. Michael’s stock includes rings and other jewels set with gems of a quality rarely seen in provincial high street shops including the finest emeralds, rubies sapphires and aquamarines, complemented by the brightest of diamonds. The showroom stock also includes a good selection of vintage and antique jewellery.

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The in-house Michael Hall workshop offers an unrivalled service for the manufacture, repair, alteration and restoration of jewellery both old and modern and for the remodelling of unwanted or unfashionable items.

Visit the Michael Hall Jeweller Workshop online at or in-person post-lockdown.

Time After Time

The Mecca is a long-established name in Derby Market Hall and is open for click and collect customers in the short term. Then, after lockdown ends, The Mecca will be welcoming customers back to browse their large selection of jewellery, clocks and watches.

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Warhammer at Games Workshop

When the UK government announced new lockdown measures for England, we received a lot of questions about what that means for the Warhammer hobby.

The good news is the Games Workshop website is standing by to take your orders, and our factories and warehouses are operating safely – so your weekly Warhammer new releases will keep coming!

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Your local shop is temporarily closed, but don’t worry. We’ll get you your Warhammer as long as trucks can drive, planes can fly and your lovely local postie is making deliveries on your street. In short – we’re always open online.

Lockdown can be a tough time, and it’s good to keep busy. Remember, to look out for each other. Now’s the time to arrange video build and paint sessions with your friends and take a moment to check in on each other (virtually). Happy hobbying!”


Supapet in Derby Market Hall has all sorts of Christmas gifts and treats for your pets as well as gift vouchers. There is also a range of bird feeders for the garden and a great selection of wild bird food. Supapet also offers free delivery.

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