Stuck for Christmas gift ideas this year?

Before you head straight to the big retailers, you should considered shopping locally and supporting small businesses in Bradford.

There are some fantastic independent businesses out there and after such a turbulent year, they could use your support and custom during the festive season.

Best of all, these small businesses sell truly unique products that can’t be found on the high street.

Here are just five fantastic local businesses that you can find on Etsy:

Festive facemasks

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mickie and Minnie mask (Photo: Etsy, Palori Shop)Mickie and Minnie mask (Photo: Etsy, Palori Shop)

Given the current climate, festive facemasks are a great stocking filler and small gift.

Palori Shop is a Bradford-based business which stocks some unique masks- many of which are Disney themed.

There are also a variety of festive face masks to choose from, including a festive scene from Beauty and the Beast and a Mickey and Minnie Christmas Snow Scene.

You can shop the full range of masks on Etsy.

Unique Jewellery

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fairy Dust Keyring (Photo: Crafted By Sweet Pea, Etsy)Fairy Dust Keyring (Photo: Crafted By Sweet Pea, Etsy)

Natasha Hinchcliffe runs the Crafted By Sweet Pea Etsy shop; she first started the shop back in 2017.

She sells creative handmade jewellery and accessories, but she also introduced chocolate-scented wax melts to her shop during lockdown.

She spoke to The Telegraph and Argus and said: “My products are my creative outlet, and I often create my products in my spare time as a hobby.

“My items are perfect little stocking fillers, for anyone who is looking to shop handmade or just after that little trinket you might not see somewhere else.

“I would describe them as cute and quirky.”

One of Natasha’s favourite items are her chokers (currently priced at £4) and one of her best sellers are her fairy dust jar keyrings.

Artwork and comics

Eleanor Hollindrake’s Etsy page is truly unique.

You could described it as its own world filled with creativity, colour and mythical mice.

She knits her own Mythical Mouse toys for £10 each (current price) and also sells the knitting patterns so you can have a go a making your own.

She also sells her own comic books documenting the Mythical Mice’s adventures in beautiful pictures (prices currently start from £3).

Burnt wood pictures and gifts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A burnt wood picture (Photo: Etsy Burnt Wood Picture)A burnt wood picture (Photo: Etsy Burnt Wood Picture)

Michael Tiplady owns Burnt Wood Picture and creates signs, furnishings and wall art out of pieces of reclaimed wood.

He started out by printing pictures on a burnt and polished pieces of wood and things only escalated from there.

Now, Michael sells coat hangers, candle stand, ornaments and coasters just to name a few.

However, the burnt pictures are still his favourite things to produce.

He said: “I never thought any one would like them as they can be very aged or distressed- but for me they look great in a country cottage rustic style room.”

Handmade beard products

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: This gift set is perfect for your bearded friends (Photo: Etsy, Woodsman Beard Company)This gift set is perfect for your bearded friends (Photo: Etsy, Woodsman Beard Company)

Do any of your loved ones take pride in their beard? Then a gift from the Woodsman Beard Company could be perfect.

They stock a variety of vegan products including beard oils, beard balms or even solid beard shampoo.

If you can’t decide, then the small company sell a gift set for £24.99 which includes a bit of everything and comes in a scent of your choosing- the gift box even comes with a comb.