CHRISTMAS is coming up fast and you’re probably looking for that extra-special treat - either for yourself, your family, your home or for a unique present. Whether it’s somewhere different to stay or eat, or something a bit unusual for under the tree, or to decorate the house, your local, independent traders are the best place to start.


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Nickery Nook has been trading for more than twenty years in the delightful rural market town of Bedale, the Gateway to the Dales. In this time, it has built a strong reputation as the destination card shop for the local and surrounding areas because of its wide range of styles and titles. They like to offer the quirky and interesting, and have pop up cards, lenticular, and sound cards.

While cards are their passion, there is a vast gift ranges too, with something for everyone: Old Guys Rule, Tractor Ted, Bomb Cosmetics, and Yankee Candle, to name just a few. But of course, what is a gift shop without chocolate? They are proud to stock Cocoa Bean - quite possibly the best chocolates ever, and The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company.

Find their fabulous card selection on-line at, or instore at: 33 Market Place, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 1EF


Telephone: 01677 425848


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Set in the picturesque village of Great Broughton, The Wainstones Hotel is a quaint and charming hostelry, offering accommodation, a fully-stocked bar, and a restaurant featuring a mouth-watering selection of dishes.

It is the perfect setting to celebrate a wedding, with the stunning Resolution Suite offering a unique and intimate venue for your special occasion. It has its own bar and a large, permanent, solid wood dance floor, and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a formally seated meal, and up to 150 guests for a more informal buffet. Its flexibility also makes it ideal for all types of private events.

Contact them for more details, or come and visit to see what we have to offer.

31 High St, Great Broughton, Middlesbrough TS9 7EW


Telephone: 01642 712268

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Kitchings has been established in Bedale for more than 40 years, offering the same high standard of service from one of the most experienced furniture and bed shops in the local area. They carry a huge range of beds, mattresses, dining, living room, and bedroom furniture in-store – everything to make your house a home.

Well-trained, friendly and helpful staff are on hand, offering excellent advice so that you make the right decision, and everything is available in store to try before you buy. We are aware that everybody’s requirements and budgets are different and our stock range reflects this. With free local delivery, most of our items are available immediately.

We guarantee that we’ll never be beaten on price, and this is one of the reasons that we have so many returning customers.

With Black Friday offers available instore now until 5.30pm  onSaturday, November 30, you are sure to find a great deal at Kitchings Beds & Furniture

Proudly Serving Customers in Yorkshire.

5 Bridge St, Bedale, DL8 2AD


Telephone: 01677 423127

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The Northern Echo:

The Cleveland Tontine is something of an institution in beautiful North Yorkshire.

With its open fires, eclectic mix of furnishings and fabrics, outstanding service and fantastic food, the Tontine is still ‘the’ place to eat, drink, and stay in this beautiful part of the country.

Whether you’re here for a business meeting, a bite to eat, or a relaxing break, the friendly team will ensure you are made most welcome.

The new management team at The Cleveland Tontine bring a fresh approach to food, drink and a welcoming stay, and, with new menus, you can be sure to find something to delight.

Whether you are a steak lover or prefer afternoon tea, the team can cater for your every whim, and with a range of offers throughout the week you can experience fantastic dining at prices to suit all.

Weekly offers include Steak Night every Wednesday from 5.30pm:

Two Yorkshire flat iron steaks, chunky chips, onion rings, mushroom, confit tomato and rocket salad, and a bottle of house wine for only £29.95

To celebrate Christmas in style, why not book the festive menu - three courses for only £29.95

The Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge, Northallerton, DL6 3JB


Telephone: 01609 882671

Fax: 01609 882660

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Everyone is welcome at CandleWick - a candle and fragrance specialist that also offers a wide range of gifts.

We stock well-known candle brands such as Yankee Candle, WoodWick, DeKassa, and many more that we source along the way and think you will enjoy. You will also find Ashleigh & Burwood fragrance lamps and diffusers, and Millefiori Milano luxury home fragrance. Soy wax candles and flameless fragrances are also available.

We offer a wide range of gifts and accessories for both you and your home, and we are proud to be Steiff stockists – so why not visit and browse our magnificent range of Steiff creations.

Instore, we offer beautiful candle accessories; sentimental giftware such as plaques and hanging decorations; a range of jewellery; and we are proud to stock Joma Jewellery and Katie Loxton accessories.

We also offer Jim Shore collectables and much more, including home decor items such as photo frames, clocks, ornamental items, as well as unique furniture.

Our Christmas range is in store now, with many unique and individual items to make your house a home this festive season.


Visit us instore at: 2a Chaloner Street, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS14 6QD

Tel 01287 631113

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The Northern Echo:

We are a Guisborough-based traditional, luxury, and American sweet shop, offering a wide selection of Belgian, handmade chocolates.

Here at Sweet Temptation, Christmas is our favourite time of year, with sweet treats galore and so much to explore instore.

Alongside traditional Christmas goodies such as mint sticks, lemon and orange creams, and Turkish delight, you will find musical Christmas tins filled with cookies or shortbread that will delight your loved ones.

You can also treat yourself or your friends and family with our extra-special Christmas fudge. Or why not put together a gift box? With flavours such as gingerbread latte, and jellybean fruit blast, there’s a flavour for everyone.

Why not indulge yourself with our BLACK FRIDAY DEAL Luxury Advent Calendar. Was £18 NOW ONLY £12!! 24 Belgian chocolates in a variety of scrummy flavours. Applies Monday, November 25 to Sunday, December 1.

1b Chaloner Street, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS14 6QD


Telephone: 01287 631113

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