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Finding the perfect gift in Hull this Christmas

Looking to hit the shops? Whether you’re supporting the city’s incredible independents or rifling through the rails of the big, high street names, we’re sure you’ll be able to find everything on your Christmas list.

The independent scene in Hull city centre is thriving. Humber Street, at the heart of the Fruit Market, is a hub of creativity and colour. If you start at the marina end, there are plenty of eateries and bars. Beyond those, you’ll find the sweet aroma of Light and Scent’s home fragrances and bath products
filling the air. A little further down Humber Street is Form Shop & Studio, a space showcasing and selling the creative products of independent artists, designers and illustrators. 19point4, a contemporary fashion store, can also be found on Humber Street as well as Plant & Paint and Ophelia.

Over in Trinity Market and Hepworth’s Arcade you will find some of Hull’s oldest independents alongside some of its newest. Turning Ho Ho Ho into Ha Ha Ha is Dinsdale’s Joke and Trick Shop in Hepworth’s Arcade. From fake poo to whoopee cushions this is a must-visit for practical jokers
of all ages. Across the way from Dinsdale’s is Beasley’s Clothing, famous for its magnificent selection of vintage and retro apparel.

Cut through to Trinity Market, Hull’s oldest covered market, and you’ll discover the Hull Wall of Fame at SpinIt Records, a vinyl-only record shop. There, you’ll also find Outside The Lines, the city’s graffiti shop stocking spray paint, caps, markers, ink, stickers and merchandise.

For those unique gifts that can’t be found elsewhere, Trinity Market and Hepworth’s Arcade could be the perfect stop and on your Christmas shopping spree.

Paragon Arcade is the last stop on the quick sleigh ride around the city’s independents. If you’re looking for some Christmas sparkle for that special someone, make sure to stop by Segal’s Jewellers – a family-run store since 1919. Or maybe you want to spruce up your humble abode with some winter homewares from Homestead Store. Across all of these spaces, there
are plenty of other independents to discover too.

However, for the high street names we all know and love, the city’s three shopping centres (St Stephen’s, Prospect Centre and Princes Quay) would be the perfect place to start. Whether you’re looking for ideas or scouring the sales, each centre has a different selection of shops which you can spend hours exploring.

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