Christmas Gift Guide 2014
With Christmas just round the corner, Dundee is bustling with markets, events, and pop-ups bringing you a variety of unique christmas gift ideas. Creative Dundee has put together a handy guide of markets, events and pop ups in the lead up to Christmas – where you can find the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends.
Saturday 29th November | 11am – 4pm | Entry £1
Morgan Academy, Dundee
Dundee International Women’s Centre is holding a multicultural fair at Morgan Academy, on Saturday 29th November. With a line up of local craftspeople and artists, plus wonderful Middle Eastern food stalls. There will even be a Santa’s Grotto!
There are still a few stalls to available for sellers – email Laura at email@example.com for details.
Sunday November 30th | 12pm – 4pm
Wasps Artists Studios, Meadow Mills, Dundee
The artists and designers from WASPS studios are having a wee sale before Christmas to tempt you into buying lots of unique gifts for your family and friends. Head along for some festive fun and meet the artists and makers. Work for sale includes textiles, woodwork, vintage fashion, fine art, jewellery, illustration and photography.
Sunday 30th November | 12pm – 4pm
Unit 14, Douglas Court, West Henderson Wynd, DD1 5BY Dundee
Cathrine Holtet Ceramics and Amy B Art – Amy Louise Buttress are opening their studio for one day, and you are all welcome! Browse a wide range of ceramics and jewellery, enjoy a cuppa and some cake, and have a chat with the artists. Work for sale will include Christmas tree decorations, porcelain and glass jewellery, tealight holders, sculptural pieces, lamps and much more.
Visit us at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Christmas Fayre where you can buy anything form handmade cards, beautifully decorated cakes, jewellery, handcrafted cushions, and many, many more. All lovingly created by the Students of DJCAD.
Thursday 4th December | 6pm – 9.30pm
Chamber East, Panmure Street, Dundee
Brewdog & Whimsical Lush present a magical evening of vintage and handcrafted christmas shopping for all the family, featuring; Art, Crafts, Fashion, Food, Mulled Wine & Music.
DCA’s Christmas Craft & Design Market offers you the chance to buy direct from a specially selected line-up of some of Scotland’s most talented makers. Whether you’re looking for stunning textiles, beautiful jewellery, festive stocking fillers, homeware or handmade ceramics, the Christmas Craft & Design Market is the perfect opportunity to leave the high street behind and rediscover the joy of Christmas shopping.
Saturday 6th December
Small businesses in Dundee will be offering promotions to entice new and returning customers through their doors. It’s also a way of saying thank you for supporting local independent retailers. Why not buy your gifts from local businesses this year? You will find something even more special and your money is more likely to stay in the local economy. Lovely Things, Rosy Tuesday, Fluph, Quirky Coo, Nilapul, Taza and Time Lifestyle Boutique are all getting involved.
On Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons in the run up to Christmas Time-Lifestyle Boutique will be hosting independent jewellers, textile designers, artists and crafts people. You’ll have the chance to meet the makers and pick up a stunning gift from the range of homeware, accessories and gifts – perfect for Christmas and the whole year round.
Sunday 7th December | 10.30am – 4pm
Malmaison, Whitehall Street, Dundee
Tea Green Festive Makers Market will be held at the stunning Malmaison boutique hotel on Dundee’s waterfront. Tea Green promise a stunning day of Christmas shopping, in a beautiful location, situated in the heart of Dundee, surrounded with some of the very best local creative talent.
Sunday 7th December | 11am – 4pm
HM Frigate Unicorn, City Quay
Onboard the HM Frigate Unicorn shoppers will be able to browse stalls, purchase some locally made goods and enjoy a cuppa in the Captain’s Cabin Pop-up Cafe. There will be over 30 stallholders selling handmade goods including ceramics, wooden sculptures, homemade chutneys, craft beers, unique jewellery and much more – something for everyone.
Carnaby Market Fair
Sunday 7th December | 11am – 4pm | Entry 50p – kids go free
Bonar Hall, Perth Road, Dundee
A festive Artisan and Collectors Fair is coming to Dundee Reps Bonar Hall – all things handmade by local producers; crafts, clothing, art, and food. The fair will also include collectors of all things vintage including fashion. Refreshments will be provided by The Cake Fiary, Fife.
Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 13th December | 10am – 4pm
Roseangle Arts Cafe, Perth Road, Dundee
Are you a local artist, designer maker looking to sell your homemade crafts this festive period. Roseangle Arts Cafe have free stall spaces at their Christmas Craft Fair on December 13th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.