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Support our local high streets this Christmas!

The run-up to Christmas is a crucial time of year for retailers. But now that a second lockdown is coinciding with part of retail’s golden quarter, local shops are under even more pressure to survive.

Our #OpenInLockdown campaign aims to raise the profile of local retailers in Derby, Nottingham & surrounding towns who are continuing to offer safe ways to shop during ‘Lockdown 2.0’ – so that you can continue to support our local high streets and economy over the Christmas period and help more local businesses get through this challenging time.

Here’s how to get involved:

  • Browse our directory of local shops who are #openinlockdown to do your Christmas shopping – or just to buy yourself a well-deserved treat!
  • Follow and share our local #openinlockdown posts on social media
  • Let us know about your favourite local shops and cafes offering click-and-collect, delivery and takeaway options.

Shop with your local businesses…


Gifts & Homeware

Quirky cards, scented candles and one-of-a-kind handmade gifts…

Find your local shops


Books & Comics

From independent publishers to antique finds – and a wide range of comics and graphic novels – our local bookstores have it all!

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Beauty & Wellbeing

Pampering goodies to treat your loved ones – or yourself!

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Cafés & Coffee Shops

Don’t let the Christmas shopping become a slog! Whether you’re starting your day off right with a hearty breakfast, grabbing a tasty lunch or rewarding yourself with delicious sweet treats – our local cafés and coffee shops have got you covered!

Find your local cafés and coffee shops


Children’s gifts

Whether you’re looking for toys, games or beautiful clothing – our local businesses have some great gift ideas for the kids in your life.

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Foodie gifts

From chocolates to cheeses, craft ales to chutneys, jams and oils – foodie gifts make great presents for those hard-to-buy for people!

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Clothing shops

Snuggly jumpers, pretty scarves or that perfect pair of jeans – find the presents you’re looking for in our local shops.

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Hobbies & specialist shops

From beginner crafting kits through to serious sporting equipment – take a look at what our local specialist shops have to offer.

Find your local shops

Get featured!

If you own – or know of – a local shop we should be featuring, we’d love to know!

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Hannah Wade

Founder of HeyYou! Digital. Avid drinker of tea.

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