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  • Writer's pictureLee Barber

SEVEN Barnsley-based Christmas gift ideas for friends and family!

Are you on the hunt for distinctive Christmas gifts that show the heart of Barnsley? Look no further! We've curated a list of seven unique presents that celebrate the local talent, businesses and flavors of our beloved South Yorkshire town.

Adam Briscoe Art: Immerse your mates in the artistic charm of Barnsley with bespoke designs by local artist Adam Briscoe. His creations capture the essence of our town and South Yorkshire, featuring intricate reflections of the town centre and nearby villages.

Bottle & Co: For beer enthusiasts, Mapplewell's Bottle & Co is a treasure trove of regional and international brews. Elevate someone's beer experience with a selection of the finest brews sourced locally and from around the world with their Christmas gift sets!

Maison Du Biere at Elsecar Heritage Centre: Continuing our beer adventure, head to Elsecar Heritage Centre on the other side of the borough and make a pitstop at Maison Du Biere. This craft beer haven offers a wide array of real ales, craft beers, lagers, and ciders from across the globe. Another delightful destination for those seeking unique and diverse brews.

Red Robot: Step into a comic-book heaven at Red Robot, located on The Victorian Arcade. Delight your mates with graphic novels, collectibles, and unique comic-themed gifts. It's a complete haven for those who appreciate the imaginative world of comics and pop culture!

Fly Me: For the aviation enthusiasts, treat your someone to a thrilling airport and plane simulation experience at Fly Me, based in Birdwell. Take flight in a realistic simulation setup, offering a unique and exciting adventure for those who dream of soaring through the skies.

Yorkshire Print Company: Celebrate our local charm with prints from Yorkshire Print Company. They not only showcase Barnsley's iconic dialect through their work, but you can take the excitement a step further with a Barnsley monopoly board! (but watch out for that risky roll – you might end up being 'sent to Rotherham.')

Made & Found Yorkshire: Located in The Glass Works, Made & Found provides a platform for over 30 local crafters and creatives to showcase their work. Finding thoughtful gifts for loved ones while supporting independent local talent makes it the perfect stop for those who appreciate handmade and heartfelt treasures.

This Christmas, go beyond the ordinary and gift your family and friends something uniquely Barnsley. From local art to local brews, these gift ideas are bound to make you a firm favourite around the look tree this year!


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