Are you looking for a stress free Christmas shopping experience?
If you are interested in finding unique, handmade Christmas gifts then there’s plenty of places you can get them if you live near Dundee or are in Edinburgh.
I don’t know about you, but I hate waiting in queues and being totally stressed out shopping in the highstreet stores for Christmas presents. I’m also sick of seeing the same things every year. If you are looking for unusual gifts for your loved ones this year, there’s lots of Christmas craft fairs that you can visit to pick up some really unique presents.
1. Wasps Designers and Artists Christmas Market Sunday 25th November
Jingle Bells we’ve got art and design goodies to sell!
The much anticipated fabulous WASPS Christmas cracker Designers and Artists market is back and now in it’s 5th year! A wonderfully festive event with sparkly handmade items by our ridiculously talented tenants AND a gorgeous of few of Dundee’s well known creative guests to boot.
Come and get merry with us, a cosy glass of mulled wine in one hand and all
your handmade gifts in the other.
Jennifer Robson fine art originals, giclee prints and greeting cards
Anne Watson Jewellery
Andrea Sayers Fine Art Originals, printmaking and greeting cards
Neil McIntee Fine Art Originals and tshirts
Genna Delaney Jewellery
Isolated Heroes clothing
Robin Bell Jewellery
Just Judith Textiles
Freya Cumming Printmaking, Gifts and Greeting Cards
Steph Liddle Ceramics
Louise Kirby Gifts and Greeting Cards
Holly McAfee Jewellery
Theresa Lynn Fine Art
Yasmin Lawson Fine Art Originals, Gifts
Matilda Tumin Fine Art
Kristy Doig Ceramics
Cathrine Holtet Ceramics
Islay Spalding Jewellery
Katie New Jewellery
Join us for festive fizz and nibbles to celebrate 12 years of Genna Design. I’m having a VIP Launch Party to celebrate the launch of my new brand Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist and New Formation collection.
The collection evokes a strong sense of Female Empowerment, Beauty, Architecture and Geometry. Strong women inspire my creations to stand bold and be proud of their individuality and femininity.
Try on jewellery, get pampered and have your photo taken on the night.
I’m hosting a raffle on the night to raise money for The Fawcett Society who promote gender equality and equal rights. I’m donating a piece from my new collection and there will be lots of other goodies to win.
Studio 54 will be doing hair and make up
Stephen Salvona photographer will be doing a selfie station
For more information about the event, head to eventbrite to get your ticket there’s a limited amount of tickets available.
3. 5by20 Coca-cola Challenge – Exhibition and Trade Show
When: Friday 30th November 12.30-5pm
Where: Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa, Dundee
We are kicking off Christmas shopping on November 30th with our first ever Coca-Cola 5by20 exhibition and trade show at the Apex Hotel. We are aiming to get 520 pairs of feet through the door to meet and trade with over 40 of the inspirational business women who have been part of the Coca-Cola 5by20 programme.
Join us from 12.30pm on Friday November 30th to get started on your Christmas shopping and support the amazing work of local business women. Help us get to 520 pairs of feet and be in with the chance of winning amazing prizes on the day.
For more info about the event, head to facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/248520295839283/
4. Etsy Made Local – Dundee
Join us for the first ever Etsy Made Local Dundee!
Etsy Made Local is a national event that will see towns and cities from coast to coast celebrating the makers and designers that make up the creative community selling on Etsy.com, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, and encouraging people to look locally for this year’s Christmas gifts.
The Dundee Etsy Team will be popping up at Wasps Meadow Mill Studios on Saturday 1st December from 11am-7pm for a chance to check out the best unique and locally made products that you won’t find on the high street!
Organised by a team of local Etsy sellers, pop along to find meaningful gifts from 25 designers and makers. As well as Christmas shopping we’ll have lots of other treats including a crafty decoration workshop, cheesy photo booth, goody bags and festive evening fun with live music and mulled wine!
Our wonderful Etsy sellers are…
Aspie Doodles – aspiedoodles.etsy.com
Bell Rockin’ Bairns – bellrockinbairns.etsy.com
C. Gull – cgullshop.etsy.com
Daftpup Handmade Dog Stuff – daftpup.etsy.com
Eilidh Morris Art – eilidhmorrisart.etsy.com
emmao – emmao.etsy.com
Eweniquefibres – eweniquefibres.etsy.com
Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist – gennadesign.etsy.com
Handdryerstairs – handdryerstairs.etsy.com
Jennyblairkits – jennyblairkits.etsy.com
Jillyjilly – jillyjillydesign.etsy.com
Jist Jute – jistjute.etsy.com
Kirsten Manzi Jewellery – kmanzijewellery.etsy.com
Last Winter Craft – lastwintercraft.etsy.com
LouiseKirby – louisekirbyshop.etsy.com
Mudlark Glass – mudlarkglass.etsy.com
Nine Angels – nineangels.etsy.com
Pamela Scott: Printmaker – pamelascottprints.etsy.com
Penguiniverse – penguiniverse.etsy.com
Roaming Vegan Baker – roamingveganbaker.etsy.com
Sam Baxter Art – sambaxterart.etsy.com
SPILTHdesign – spilthdesign.etsy.com
The Candle Bothy – thecandlebothy.etsy.com
WhimSicAL LusH – whimsicallush.etsy.com
We’re collecting for Dundee Foodbank so would appreciate any tinned food donations.
5. 3d/2d Christmas Art, Design and Craft Fair
6.Urban Market West Ward Works, Dundee (Part 2)
*******I AM EXHIBITING SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER ONLY********
Whether you’re a super-organised early bird when it comes to Christmas shopping or a last minute present grabber (like most of us at UM HQ!), here’s what you can expect to find at both of these weekend markets…
Original art, textiles, furniture, lighting, jewellery, homeware, vintage clothing, mid century, vintage, antiques, illustrations, ceramics, upholstery, woodturning, bags, weaving, zero waste products, candles, linocuts, upcycling, t-shirts, children’s clothing, photography, beard care, headwear, botanicals, skincare, scarves, hats, chocolate, nut butter, gin, vodka, beer, hot chocolate, waffles, cheese, cakes and lots, lots more…
There’s also workshops in lino cutting, candle making, puppet making, stencils, punch needling and more to confirm.
AND a children’s activity corner under the watchful eye of Nicola Wiltshire – Artist
AND a cafe takeover from the incredible Parlour Cafe along with a bar. The Parlour cafe
DO NOT MISS IT!!!!! Gather friends, family and furry pals, wrap up well and head down to West Ward Works.
Shop. Eat. Drink. Unwind. Repeat.Child and dog friendly, free indoor market.
DO NOT MISS IT!!!!! Gather friends, family and furry pals, wrap up well and head down to West Ward Works On Saturday 15th December.