Welcome to The Marketplace
Packed with independent small businesses from Gloucestershire and further afield, this is the Christmas Market of dreams designed to make your Christmas shopping easy. Everything from homewares to skincare, accessories to jewellery – we’ve got gifting sorted!
Plus, you’ll find heaps of exclusive discounts and extra special gifts.
Don’t forget to head to Instagram to check out our stories where we’ll be featuring each of our stall-holders. Take a look at their wares in real time and ask questions about the items from your favourite makers, just like visiting a real Christmas Market.
From experts in aromas with years of experience working with natural self-care, Aura and Sage use only the highest quality, natural products to provide you with at-home luxury.
Gorgeous soy wax melts, expertly hand-crafted smudge sticks using home-grown herbs and bathing accessories including vegan bath salts, bath milks and potpourri for an truly instaworthy bath!
Check out their brand new venture here.
Victoria is passionate about plaster! She makes baby and child hand and footprint keepsake casts for parents around the county of Gloucestershire, but she also diversified her business a couple of years ago to produce gorgeous gifts and stunning homewares in plaster and clay. Her creative flair, eye for detail and design shows in her stunning pieces. Commissions are also welcome. From kids craft kits to Christmas trees, she has it all!
Barebones are a Cheltenham based business who uses a lot of plywood, we make furniture, lovely household objects like our magnetic holders, as well as colourful candlesticks and vases out of jesmonite, so hopefully something for everyone!
Order from the barebones shop here
We use the art of laser cutting to design and create personalised gifts, ranging from Christmas decorations, new baby decorations, hanging wall plaques, keyrings, and great gifts for the Grandparents. Our product is made from wood or Acrylic or mixed.
Take a look at the Bespoke Workshop here
I started the business myself 5 years ago and we have slowly built up to where we are now (still mainly run and managed by myself, but now I have a few staff helping me keep up!) We have some amazing loyal customers, and our product and service is highly reviewed.
We sell on both our own website, and also on Etsy. the Bespoke Workshop is run from a renovated barn on my families farm here in the Cotswolds , UK and we ship worldwide.
I love to sew and I love to crochet and my Bobblenobs shop means I can do both, because let’s face it there are only so many times you can give your friends and family a woolly hat or upcycled shopping bag!
I have been sewing and crocheting for far more years than I want to admit and this year it has certainly helped to keep me occupied when I couldn’t leave the house during lockdown.
Check out all the amazing handmade items @bobble_nobs on Instagram.
I like to think that I am doing my bit to cut down on single use plastics by making little drawstring bags to hold toys and bits and bobs, and my shopping totes are actually upcycled cotton promotional bags which I bought by accident at an auction!
Daphne and Margot
Daphne & Margot is a Cheltenham based handmade children’s wear brand offering stylish play clothes for 0-9s. Established in 2017, Daphne & Margot is owned and sewn by Jo who named the company after her daughters. Jo believes children’s clothes should be comfortable, super-soft and fun to wear, many of the fabrics are organic and sourced straight from the designers. All orders are lovingly handmade and beautifully packaged and posted 2-3 weeks.
Check out Jo’s amazing stall here.
Hi! I’m Kathryn; the maker behind Kaff’s Crafts!
As well as normally running craft workshops when we’re not in the middle of a pandemic, I curate beautifully thoughtful craft kits, so you can get a taste of the creative magic, in the comfort of your own home.
Check out Kathryn’s amazing shop here.
I love bringing people together and design my kits with that in mind; no matter what we may be going through in life, I truly believe crafting and creativity can bring us closer together.
As well as some staple macrame kits that are available all year round, I also create monthly limited edition craft kits that vary each month. So far we’ve done crochet pumpkins for October and mistletoe garlands for November – I try to keep each month different so that we’re always learning something new!
I hope you find something you love here and get to discover the magic of crafting!
Karakorum is an ethical business that stocks beautiful and contemporary artisan handmade crafts from around the world. Including incredible candles and baskets from the Mountain Kingdom of eSwatini.
Take a look at their beautiful gifts and get shopping at Karakorum.co.uk.
Heuristic and sensory treasures to keep your little one entertained all under a watchful eye. Hopefully giving you enough time for a well deserved hot drink!
Keep your eyes peeled for their special Christmas offerings!
Take a look at their selection of sensory treasures here.
Beautiful products for little people with original watercolour prints inspired by the British countryside and wildlife. Our main product is supersoft, extra large Bamboo & Organic Cotton Muslin Blankets. Every purchase gives back, each sale on our website supports a project centred around women and children.
Check out the Little Wild Co instagram here.
Lovesay and Mo
Lovesay and Mo was born through a desire to find good quality, well sourced, unisex clothing for babies. I couldn’t find what I wanted, so thought I’d make it! I try to keep the environment in the forefront of my mind with every step of the process – as much as possible is done in house by me in my studio at home.
Take a look at Megan’s beautiful clothing here.
I also turn my fabric offcuts into reusable cotton rounds to minimise waste. All packaging and labelling is either recycled or recyclable. My aim is to produce clothing that will last and can be passed on through families and groups of friends. Quality over quantity is key!
Beside being a Mumma, I love to creative which is where Moon Spun began. Creating fibre art after putting the little one to bed. I aim to provide gorgeous, high-quality moons and rainbows. All items are lovingly made by myself, with care and attention!
Thank you for your interest in my products, I hope you enjoy them, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Visit Laura’s Instagram @moon.spun shop here
Motherhood Society Shop
2020 has been one hell of a year. The Motherhood Society haven’t been able to meet in person since our Spring Plant Swap in April but we have been trying really hard to keep the community we’ve created going. As we can’t host any Self-care Sessions at the moment, we opened The Motherhood Society Shop packed with things to help you find a little time for yourself including our brand new Self-care Cards.
Take a look at the different designs we have on offer here.
These little packs of positivity are designed and hand-drawn by Victoria and are perfect for popping in your bag, hiding in your desk at work or displaying around your home. Positive affirmations can help to change your mindset. Regular repetition of affirming statements about yourself can encourage your brain to take these positive affirmations as fact. When you truly believe you can do something, your actions often follow.
As a Neals Yard Remedies Organic Independent Consultant, Heather loves finding products to help people live a more natural, organic life from skincare, to mother & baby products, to solutions for the home to gifts.
Visit Heather’s stall to check out the amazing Christmas range.
NYR Organic are committed to protecting our beautiful planet and were the worlds first health and beauty brand to be awarded 100/100 for ethics. We are pioneers in certified organic, having been certified by the Soil Association and we NEVER test on animals.
I started my blue bottle journey while pregnant with my first baby. The ethos of the company really spoke to me and the products I used were divine.
Fun Reusable Food Pouches & Snack Bags for families who want to become more eco-friendly. Fill with your own home-made smoothies, yogurts, or baby food and enjoy time and time again. Perfect for nursery and school lunch boxes. Now also available in a new stylish design for older kids and adults.
Check out the great selection of eco-friendly lunchbox essentials here.
I’m utterly obsessed with tiles and the beautiful shine of copper- and I believe that houseplants should sit on their very own throne! I specialise in unique homewares and furniture made from copper pipe that I make with my own hands whenever I’m not wrangling a three year old.
Purchase your very own copper and tile masterpieces handmade by Amy – Piece By Jackson.
The leftover slats from the insides of cable reel drums are used to make backboards, and then slices of logs from fallen trees, branches and twigs around the Forest of Dean are sliced and glued to create pieces of resusable Log Art. Each one is totally unique as a result. All of the wood used has been treated, with the backboards oiled in a variety of colours. They come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, and feature a variety of different styles of fairy lights and decorations across the range. Providing they are stored in a warm and dry environment, they can be used year on year, or even left out on display all year around! New for this 2020, Make Your Own Kits are also available, that include everything you need to make your own designs. These are perfect as gifts or as something for you to create yourself!