If you haven’t had a chance to get down to the Spirit of Christmas Fair at London Olympia this week (it’s on until Sunday), don’t worry; we’ve done the hard work for you and scouted out eight of the coolest brands on offer at this year’s show to give you a head-start with your Christmas shopping.
Christmas fairs and markets are a great way to find some interesting brands doing something a little different for festive gifting. At the mammoth Spirit of Christmas Fair we found a host of interesting new and undiscovered brands with brilliant stories and unique gift ideas.
8 Brands for Unique Christmas Present Ideas 2017
Unique Christmas Gifts for Women
Working with predominantly Liberty London silks, Camilla creates bespoke colour combinations of beautiful vintage-look blouses, boho maxi dresses and beautiful velvet coats. Check out her work online or pop into her shop in Barnes to have something tailored to you. ridleylondon.co.uk
Phoebe Grace Nightwear
If you haven’t heard of Phoebe Grace’s luxury nightwear, Christmas is a great time to get acquainted. Gorgeous soft silk pyjamas and nightwear in pretty playful prints. We love the statement pink cactus. phoebe-grace.co.uk
Unique Christmas Gifts for the Home
East African Trading Company
We were seriously impressed with Lesley’s upcycling cow horn business; her company the East African Trading Company purchases the horns of Ankole cattle (a by-product of the meat industry that’s usually burnt by farmers) and creates stunning and unique homeware, jewellery and accessories. From statement polished horns to luggage tags and salad bowls, no two pieces are the same. eastafricantrading.co.uk
A great gift for environmentalists, these reusable food wrappers are made in Scotland with the help of inmates at Kilmarnock Prison. You can simple wrap food inside, seal with a Velcro strip and fold out into a place mat. re-wrap-it.co.uk
Lucy Loves This
We loved the UK letter location prints, available for a host of London boroughs and towns across Great Britain, from Islington to Glasgow. With landmarks and street names worked into beautiful designs, these prints will be a popular present for any home. lucylovesthis.co.uk
Unique Christmas Gifts for Kids
Started by two mum friends with no fashion background but a love for dungarees, they make nothing but cute kids dungarees in all colours. We particularly loved the mustard corduroy if vintage kidswear is your thing. dottydungarees.com
Wood Like to Play
Puzzles don’t come prettier than these beautiful wooden block puzzles. We loved the UK puzzle broken into counties; a seriously good geography lesson as well as a great Christmas morning activity. woodliketoplay.co.uk
Eat Sleep Doodle
Textile gifts with wash-out pens for your little ones to personalise. We love the world map tablecloth and the dinosaur designs; guaranteed to keep small hands entertained at the dinner table. eatsleepdoodle.com
You can get tickets to the Spirit of Christmas Fair here.