Shop Local – Retailers York


The Potions Cauldron on Shambles in York describes itself as the most magical drinks emporium in the World and the apothecary is Joe back open serving magic after a lockdown refit.

You can experience a magical drink with their new child friendly Butterscotch Beer, magic potions and even Iced Mead for older Wizards.

There is a magical never ending drink, and bubbling cauldrons to enjoy, plus the Wizards making every drink an experience for anyone from 3 to 103.

The new Potion notebooks, bath bombs and candles all make great gifts.

And use the magic password Mumbler to get a free slush potion for the kids worth £2.50 when you spend £10.

Visit them on Shambles everyday from 10am or go on the website for a spin of their Wizards Wheel for on-line prizes.

See the magic for yourself @PotionsCauldron on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

9 3/4 Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ

01904 692192


Birdies Perch

Card and gift emporium.

Great for greeting cards to make someone smile and smaller gifts like Jelly Cat cuddly toys, chocolates and candles!

Opening Times:
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

88 Clifton, York, YO30 6BA
T: 01904 612007

Butterflies Chocolates

Our luxury chocolates, bars, make at home kits and other chocolate treats are all handmade in Pocklington, using the finest quality natural ingredients and sustainably sourced chocolate. We also offer chocolate making parties for children, workshops for adults, talks and tastings.

T: 07960 747511

Choc Affair

Choc Affair is a York based, family run chocolate manufacturers, creating sustainably sourced chocolate treats for everyone. The heart is at the centre of what they do, as they continually give back to the community with their Inclusive Employment Initiative.

Choc Affair Ltd, Cocoa Corner, Hazel Court, York, YO10 3DR
T: 01904 541541


A family run business supplying gifts and items for the home suitable for every budget. They also reclaim and reupholster furniture.

6 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LQ

T: 01904 629697

Daisy Taylor’s

Lovely cards and gifts in this independent shop on Kings Square (next to the chocolate story) Christening and newborn gifts and cards on the first floor. Open 7 days a week.

‘Daisy Taylor’s in town they usually have some lovely things.’

NM, March 19

‘Go to daisy Taylor’s in town they have some lovely stuff!’

CC, May 18

4 Kings Square, York, YO1 7LD

T: 01904 638797

Demize Collectibles

Demize Collectibles offer you an array of collectible figures and toys from Batman to Monster High! We have Funko pops to Imaginext buildings and everything in between. We sell cool geeky baby clothing and tshirts, as well as jewellery and gifts. Plus we also take trade ins!

Bad Bargain Lane, York

T: 01904 864351

Fabrication Crafts

Open Wednesday to Saturday.

They sell locally made products by artists, crafters and photographers such as clothing, jewellery and homewares. They also run craft classes.

24 Coney Street, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO1 9ND

Frankie & Johnnys Cook Shop

A fabulous shop selling gorgeous cookware, homeware, gifts, cards and Polish Pottery. For children we have aprons, baking sets, animal cookie cutters and pocket money toys. Our famous cool bags are perfect for the kids packed lunch and we hire out numbered cake tins for the perfect birthday cake!

23 Bishopthorpe Road, YO23 1NA

T: 01904 676123

Gillygate Framing

Family-run business providing high-quality framing services. 3 people allowed in-store at one time. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm.

30-32 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

T: 01904 625722

Give the Dog a Bone

This shops stocks gifts, quirky knick knacks and unusual greeting cards. Give them a visit to discover things you didn’t know you wanted!

17 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA

T: 01904 610771


Vintage style for modern living. Selling gifts, furniture and homeware.

3-4 Bridge Street, York, YO1 6DD

T: 01904 631109

Monk Bar Chocolatiers

Luxury handmade chocolates that make perfect gifts for others or treats for yourself.

‘They make the most amazing chocolates and chocolate gifts.’

NG, June 2020

‘This is our favourite shop! 😋’

AW, June 2020

7 The Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ

T: 01904 634999

Soul Organic

Soul Organic is a brand new beauty retail boutique filled with gorgeous natural, organic and totally vegan friendly haircare, skincare and body products for ladies, men, mummies to be, new mummies and babies with many products suitable for sensitive and allergic skin. Everything in store is free from synthetic ingredients too.

69 Micklegate, York, YO16LJ

T: 01904 848989

Stonegate Teddy Bears

They stock a large collection of quality teddy bears including the popular Charlie Bear collection and much more. If you’re looking for a teddy as a gift for someone or yourself, this is the place!

‘Stonegate Teddy Bears in York do some really nice teddys.’

TLD, Dec 18

13 Stonegate, YO1 8AN

T: 01904 641074

The Cactus Trading Post

Independent retailer specialising in pop and rock music merchandise such as mugs, t-shirts, stickers and gifts.

26 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

T: 01904 634915

The Imaginarium

A magical emporium to discover homewares and gifts.

6 Blake Street, York, YO1 8QG

T: 01904 466642

The Little Green Weigh

Eco-friendly products delivery service bringing zero waste shopping to you. Our product range includes food, beauty, toiletries, cleaning, household goods, kids and gifts. Order online for collection or delivery.

The Little Green Weigh, Unit 2, York Business Park, Rose Avenue, YO26 6RR
T: 07985218223

The Shop That Must Not Be Named

A great visit for families with fans of the Wizarding World selling officially licensed Harry Potter merchandise.

30 The Shambles, York, YO1 7LX

T: 01904 801562

Thora & The Prince

Open Tuesday-Thursday 10am-3pm (subject to change each week – check Facebook for updated opening hours). Thora & The Prince sell a range of home and lifestyle gifts such as scarves, candles, jewellery and cards.

Thora & the Prince in Haxby have lovely things.’

CH, July 19

‘So many beautiful things xx’

LG, July 19

20 The Village, Haxby, York, YO32 3HT

T: 07837 657177