Top 6 Christmas fairs for a stress free shopping experience - Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

Top 6 Christmas fairs for a stress free shopping experience

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.

*****THIS SUNDAY*****

1. Wasps Designers and Artists Christmas Market Sunday 25th November 
Meadow Mill, Level 4, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY
Wasps Christmas market

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
Dreamland 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


Elizabeth Humble
Kristy Doig Ceramics
Whimsical Lush
Cathrine Holtet Ceramics
Islay Spalding Jewellery
Katie New Jewellery

For more info head to facebook event
2. Genna Delaney VIP launch night Thursday 29th November 7-8.30 pm
Blend Coffee Lounge, Reform Street, Dundee, DD
VIP invite

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

Coca-cola 5by20 exhibition

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

4. Etsy Made Local – Dundee
Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, DD1 5BY
Saturday 1st December 11am-7pm
etsy made local christmas fair

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, 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 –
Bell Rockin’ Bairns –
C. Gull –
Daftpup Handmade Dog Stuff –
Eilidh Morris Art –
emmao –
Eweniquefibres –
Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist –
Handdryerstairs –
Jennyblairkits –
Jillyjilly –
Jist Jute –
Kirsten Manzi Jewellery –
Last Winter Craft –
LouiseKirby –
Mudlark Glass –
Nine Angels –
Pamela Scott: Printmaker –
Penguiniverse –
Roaming Vegan Baker –
Sam Baxter Art –
SPILTHdesign –
The Candle Bothy –
WhimSicAL LusH –

We’re collecting for Dundee Foodbank so would appreciate any tinned food donations.

5. 3d/2d Christmas Art, Design and Craft Fair
The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th December
10.30-5pm both days
3d2d christmas art, craft and design fair
The Assembly Rooms on George Street in Edinburgh is a beautiful, luxurious venue. So if you are looking for a luxurious shopping experience Join over 125 carefully selected makers, artists and designers, selling their own handmade products. Make Christmas special this year.
6.Urban Market West Ward Works, Dundee (Part 2)
Market Opening Times: 11am – 5pm
Location: West Ward Works, Guthrie Street, Dundee DD1 5BR
15th & 16th December



Urban Market November 2018


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.

Urban Market Christmas Part 2 FB event page – here’s the link
Do Christmas Shopping Differently
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.

I hope you find this blog post useful and it helps you to make Christmas more special this year. Support local makers and buy handmade because…..
when you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance


Can't thank you enough it was exactly as we asked for and a lot more x better start saving for the Eternity ring you're going to be making next for June .... a very happy couple xx


My family bought me a voucher for a 1:1 workshop to make a silver ring for my Birthday. Genna's workshops are informative in the process of jewellery making and good fun. Genna has a lovely teaching style.

Best of all you go home with a beautiful ring you made.

I would definitely do another workshop and if I could give Genna 10 stars I would. Thank you.


Picked up my Wedding Ring today and words can't describe how happy I am. It looks amazing. Few wee (happy) tears on the way home. Thank you so much. p.s. thank you from my "Mum" too xxx


Genna design recently carried out a repair on my wife's engagement ring. I could not fault Genna's workmanship and the cost of the repair was very competitive. I would not hesitate to return in the future.


I had a fantastic time on Saturday, thanks Genna for being patient. Love my ring. Robert asked what I was making next so I might be back. Thanks once again for a great day x


Had a lovely day with Genna making our wedding rings! What a great touch to add to our special day! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding rings, more than just a ring!

Stephanie 2018

Genna created my engagement and wedding ring and they are absolutely beyond perfect! She really took her time at the initial consultation and went over all of the tiniest details - when we got the pictures of the finished rings I was totally blown away - they were exactly what I had pictured in my head, if not better!!


Genna, it was lovely to meet you last evening and I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is truly gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've not taken it off since last Thursday! I was even wearing it for Crufts all weekend!

Keep following your dream!

Jenny Campbell 2018

Really enjoyable and educational day, we both had loads of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to make there own personalised ring

Gordon & Gill

As Alison and Ron’s neighbours we have witnessed first hand this special and devoted love and the beautiful commission pieces you made reflect beautifully their enduring love . Alison wears them with humble pride.


Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!

Prof Mike Press

Whoah this blog is fantastic. I love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this information, you can aid them greatly.


I'm over the moon with my ring! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece which means so much to me. I absolutely love it.

Irene 2018

Thanks so much for the beautiful ring I bought yesterday!! Will be in touch about a commission a piece soon!!

Julia Wang, NY

Genna has lots of lovely jewellery to buy. The best things are bespoke though. She made me a few unique items using much loved heirlooms and updating them.

Bonnie Lee, TX