If "retail therapy" is needed, Sheffield is able to provide a wide variety of options.
As you would expect from a large, modern city there is a large, modern shopping mall.
Meadowhall is just 3 miles from Sheffield city centre and a short walk (10 minutes) from Sheffield Arena. It is home to nearly 300 shops and a wide range of restaurants. There is also a large multiplex cinema hosting 11 screens.
This is the antiques quarter of Sheffield. There are 3 dozen traders having retro, vintage, art or antique shops; you can while away time browsing or buying that one-off item. There are numerous cafes and independent shops.
Sheffield city centre has all the well known stores you'd expect, but it is also known for the repeated farmers markets and continental markets where small traders from mainland Europe set up stalls.
"Quirky" seems to be the best description; designer cool, trendy or vintage the Devosnhire Quarter is just minutes from the city centre but is home to a large number of independent shopping boutiques.
"The Golden Mile" is home to a high concentration of stylish, high quality independent shops, bars and restaurants. There are designer boutiques, there are delicatessens with some mouth-watering foods, there are even small art galleries.
Home to the famous Bakewell Pudding, this village also has picturesque views; walk along the river, or maybe wander through the winding streets discovering shops of hidden treasures.
Baslow is the epitome of "good things come in little parcels". It is a small but enchanting village with plenty to surprise you; there is an abundance of independent and antique shops and charming pubs for a relaxing lunch.
Famous for the crooked spire, Chesterfield has had an open air market since the 12th century; that kind of history means a wealth of independent shops and old streets for you to explore.
Hathersage has links to the Robin Hood legend, but real links to Charlotte Bronte and the writing of Jane Eyre.
In common with many of the villages surrounding Sheffield, it is steeped in history.
Finished in 1360, the Chesterfield spire was built in green timber; that timber was then clad in tons of slate tiles; the fresh timber buckled and twisted under the weight.