We love Christmas here at The Hub – the decorations, the presents, the food! That’s why we’re excited to say we’ve taken Christmas up a notch this year, as we’re hosting our very own Christmas markets!
It’s taken months of planning and a lot of hard work, but we can finally announce the lineup of 16 amazing local businesses who will have a stall at our markets. With everything from handcrafted jewellery to personalised Christmas baubles, you’re sure to find the perfect, unique Christmas gift or why not treat yourself – it is Christmas after all!
Pickup A Gift will be selling a whole range of Christmas banners, placenames and bespoke baubles, as well as gorgeous, personalised gifts which can be pre-ordered and delivered in time for Christmas. Take a look at their Instagram @pickup_a_gift and you’re sure to be as impressed as us.
Needle and Yarn are combining the traditional and the trendy, as they take knitting into the 21st century! Their hand embroidered pieces (from clothes to bags) are both beautiful and sustainable, and would make an amazing gift for anyone who likes something a bit different! Have a look at their Instagram @needleandyarn_ and you’ll see just what we mean.
Cubbyhole Gift Shop will have their own stall selling a range of homeware and gifts. This includes scented candles, hanging signs for around the home and some incredibly cute Christmas decor, which we might just have to pick up ourselves! Check out their Instagram @thecubbyholegiftshop to see some of their bits!
A regular feature on the Cappuccino’s counter – we can attest to just how good these vegan and gluten free cakes are! This lovely bakery cater to all, whether you’re vegan, gluten-free or diary-free, everyone should be able to enjoy a tasty treat! Especially at Christmas! Check out their Instagram @thelittlefreefrombakery and your tummy’s bound to start rumbling.
As the weather gets colder, I’m sure a lot of us are suffering with dry skin. That’s why you might want to treat yourself – or someone else – to some tropical skincare. Soft, buttery body creams that leave your skin feeling healthy and hydrated – just what the doctor ordered!
You’ll find a range of beautiful accessories at this stall like handmade silk scrunchies (the perfect stocking filler for teen girls), and Christmas bobbles, as well as beautiful personalised baubles to hang on the tree. So if you’re looking for something luxe on a budget, this is the stall for you.
Krystyna will be doing Christmas photoshoots on the day, which will make the most amazing gifts for grandparents and other faraway family to treasure, or to keep yourself and hang around the home. You can see her work on her Facebook page.
Another Cappuccino’s regular, the Official Luxe Bakery are bringing the goods to our Christmas Markets! Their stall will be packed with cakes and biscuits that almost look too good to eat – and we stress almost! Their Instagram will have you drooling @officialluxebakery.
The kids are sure to find their way to this stall which is selling all their favourite toys! Fidget poppers, plushies and lots of other bits and bobs. There will also be small soft toys on sale with proceeds going to Derian House. Make sure they bring their spending money!
It isn’t Christmas without a new perfume! There’s a whole range of different scents available at this stall, male, female, unisex and home. So if you’re struggling to come up with a Christmas gift – this has to be a failsafe!
You can’t beat homemade jam – especially when it’s also gin-infused! There will also be some traditional fondant decorated Christmas cakes on sale, the perfect festive treat for family gatherings.
This might be our most magical stall, as you can find fairy doors and fairy houses to hide around your garden and wait for little visitors. Kimberley’s Creations will also be selling a beautiful range of hand painted and engraved glassware, which make great keepsake gifts.
This stall will be selling a whole range of handmade goods, which will make truly unique gifts. Handmade by Hetti will be selling her own handcrafted jewelry and gifts, whilst Mrs Bee Felts is a talented needle felt artist who will be selling a whole range of adorable figures. And we all know it’s not Christmas without a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, so now you can buy a knitted Chocolate Orange cover from Charlieroo Knits to make it even more festive!
Another one for the kids, Trinity PFA will be selling a whole range of stocking fillers and pocket money toys. There will be lots of kids’ Christmas books, Christmas stationery and Christmas craft packs, which are sure to build the excitement throughout December.
There will be other stalls open on the day and we’ll be posting teaser pics of what you can expect on the day, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled! Cappuccino’s will also be open on the day serving delicious food and mulled wine which you can take out with you in takeaway cups – what could be more Christmassy!
So put the 5th of December in your calendars and make sure you get down to our Christmas Markets where you can find some truly unique, heartfelt Christmas presents, whilst also supporting local businesses! We’ll be open from 9 till 4!