The Jumble X Yeo Magazine Shop Local Gift Guide.

Nobody needs to remind you that 2020 has been a rough year for everyone, but the small businesses and creators of Belfast and beyond have had a particularly challenging time. With the lack of market stalls, the reduced shopping hours, and the closure of non essential businesses, the small businesses and creators that make this part of the world so special have been hit hard, and The Jumble Magazine- in collaboration with Yeo Magazine, feel that a Shop Local Gift Guide will help kick off the start of December and encourage some of you to shop small if you are able. 

So, with that- lets get started!

There’s plenty of local artists putting out fantastic things when it comes to card shopping.

‘Ulster Says Noel’ Christmas card by James Ashe

Hannah Rosaria Art 

Kerrie Illustrates 

James Ashe 

Jordain Molloy Gillen 

Bronagh Rafferty 

Cards by Hannah Rosaria Morgan

And as for gifts, let’s try to categorise the people you may have on your list this year!

For the one with the funky decor…

Have a friend who loves constantly adding new bits to their home? A eye catching print from Wee Belfast, a macremé plant hanger from Macremé Everything or a cheeky print from Stephen Heffernans site could be perfect!

Alice Kearney 

Wee Belfast 

Macramé Everything 

A.J O’Connor 

Nine Glens Art 

The Gory Bits Of Me 

Stephen Heffernan 

Alana McDowell 

For the Home Bird…

Born and Bred H&W Crane Model

Born and Bred 

Born and Bred offer a wide range of gifts for that person in your life who loves this little slice of the world, maybe something to send to a friend living abroad, or just someone who loves Belfast! 

For the Wee Ones…

Superhero Garland by Ella and Boo

Sew Over The Rainbow 

MK Toys and Books 

Ella and Boo 

Ella and Boo make Baby mobiles, Name banners, Garlands and Nursery decor- perfect for the bundle of joy in your life!

The Fashion Lover…

An Outift made by Sewn By Niamh

The Bones Of Them 

Young Savage Belfast 

Octopus’s Garden Belfast 

Sewn By Niamh 

Magee Millinery 

Niamh Kearney is the woman behind the  Belfast based clothing line By Niamh, Niamh uses her knowledge from a background in theatrical costume design and her passion for sustainability and fashion to create custom made and sized pieces out of mostly pre-existing fabrics.

If you have a friend who loves vintage style, Octopus’s Garden and Young Savage are a shout to shop in.

The Music Lover…

Starr Records 

Belfast Underground 

Starr Records Belfast is a Record store stocking the latest releases on vinyl, along with curiously curated selections and rarities- and they have an online store too!

For the Sweet Tooth…

Sugar and Glaze NI cookies

Sugar and Glaze NI 

Sugar and Glaze offer homemade and personalised sugar cookies for collection from Dromore, Co.Down

For the Environmentally Conscious…

Strawdairy Eco wipes

Strawdairy Eco Wipes 

Strawdairy Eco Wipes are a great alternative to single use makeup wipes for the environmentally conscious friend- they come in gorgeous patterns to suit all tastes and are durable and long lasting!

For your friend who’s obsessed with their pet…

Bark and Howl gift set

Bark and Howl 

Belfast based Bark and Howl sell personalised pet portraits of your favourite cat or dog, as well as gift bags for the lucky spoiled pups cosying up under the tree this Christmas. 

For the Jewellery Lover…

Cuteryko Earrings

Boho Day & Age 

Le Chéile 

Cuteryko 

Emma Knight Jewellery 

Cuteryko is an independent black owned business based in Belfast and ran by Graphic Design student Chloe Morris. Cuteryko got started in February 2020 making eye catching, unique earrings and have gained impressive traction online for the quirky and individual designs on offer.

For the Fitness Fanatic…

NK Strength and Conditioning

Know someone who wants to get back into fitness in the new year? Check out these personal trainers and ask about gifting options for a unique coaching experience. 

NK Strength and Conditioning 

Peter Lyttle PT 

The Book Worm…

No Alibis Book Store 

Books Paper Scissors 

Keats and Chapman

And lastly, for the friend who is desperate for a haircut!

Gift Vouchers from Duo Hair and Beauty 

Principal Skinner Barber 

Regional winner/ finalist L’Oreal 2020 and Wella trend vision 2020 Stylist Danny Malone 

Happy Shopping!

(A lot of these shops are online, but should you go out shopping when non essential businesses reopen please shop safely in store adhering to social distancing and face covering guidelines).

The Jumble Magazine and Yeo Magazine are not affiliated with the aforementioned businesses. The above list is simply recommendations to shop local, and neither magazine will receive any financial profit from advertising these businesses on this list.


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