Have you done your Christmas Shopping yet or, like us, have you been a bit too busy lately? We’ve got a great range of exhibitors at the show next month, from regulars to Newcomers, and maybe some of their products will give you some ideas:
Are you looking for something a little sparkly?
If you’re looking for jewellery for that special someone, (or your special customers!) we have a wide range for you to choose from. For example, we have amber specialists Amber Hall Jewellery, who sell jewellery for adults and children, as well as amber gifts. We have handmade glass and silver jewellery inspired by the sea from Beach Art Glass, beautiful silver jewellery from Brett & Leni Handrafted Jewellery, natural gemstone & Siberian jewellery from Dolphin Minerals, beautiful pewter giftware and jewellery from CloverZone, and beautiful pieces of unique wearable art jewellery from High Tide Jewellery. Talbot Fashions will be celebrating 40 years as a leading wholesaler of jewellery and gifts, with their Tide jewellery with inlaid natural Paua shell and their Wish Jewellery, both branded and supplied gift boxed.
For those who like to dress to impress:
For clothing and accessories, you can choose from the scarves and accessories from F&J Collection, ribbed fleeces and sweats from Cap Marine, casual clothes with an appeal of class, sportiness, and elegance from Chris Cayne Menswear, Fairtrade woolly handknitted accessories and jackets for warmth and comfort from Pachamama, and exciting and colourful clothing, and beautiful accessories and truly innovative gifts from Gringo Imports. Mousqueton, famous for their colourful canvas jackets, will be bringing great coastal clothing for all the family from West Coast Brittany. There’s sustainable and organic clothing from the Salvage Society, a wide range of hats of the highest quality and at great prices from SSP Hats, and high quality fashion handbags, umbrellas, clothes, hats, scarves and purses from Superbia Fashion.
Know someone who needs a bit of pampering?
If you’re after skincare and a little time out, why not try the natural, vegan friendly, Hawaiian inspired skincare made in Britain from Betty Hula, the cruelty free vegan range of multi award-winning natural skincare from The Dartmoor Skincare Company, which includes skincare, soaps, shampoo bars and conditioner bars, or the multi award-winning skincare and home fragrances from KernowSpa.
For those who believe life is better at the beach:
For the more adventurous we have wetsuits, bodyboards and accessories from TWF International, beachwear including men’s and boys’ shorts, ladies’ and girls’ swimwear and shorts, sun hats, beach towels, sun lotions, flip flops and swim goggles from Viking Sport & Leisure. You can also get Urban Beach clothing, footwear and bags, Osprey surfboards, bodyboards and wetsuits, Osprey skate boards, roller skates and scooters from Wilton Bradley.
For the young (and young at heart!)
For kids we have the amazing puppets from The Puppet Company and top-quality plush toys from Aurora World ranging from life-like animals to fashion sparkly items. How about the award-winning children’s Cornish story books from Granny Moff Design, or the fun, affordable, addictive kits from Pixelhobby UK? There’s also a beautiful range of sewing, knitting and needle felting kits designed and manufactured in Scotland from The Crafty Kit Company, and a wide range of illustrated playing cards from the Heritage Playing Card Company.
Is home where the heart is?
For the home we have lots of new beautiful bone china mug designs, made in the UK, from Dunoon, homewares and gifts that celebrate the cities and landscapes of the UK from Emmeline Simpson, the vibrant contemporary range of fused glass home accessories and gift-ware from Berserks Glass Works, who are launching their new Pocket Hearts at the show, and handmade ceramic gifts from Broadlands Pottery. We also have original paintings, prints, kitchenware & gifts by Dorset artist Lucy Tidbury, and beautiful handcrafted 100% beeswax candles, made in Mevagissey, from Newcomer Natures Beeswax Cornwall. Not to mention brainy wall art based on original and unique concepts as varied as sport, gardening, drinking, or simply just laughing out loud from the Wallchart Company, and high quality indoor flags/throws, cushions, draught excluders, door stops and much more from Woven Magic.
For those who like to say it with words:
If you’re looking for the perfect card, then we’re bound to have something to suit your tastes. Catherine Kleeli Cards publishes craftily collaged, beautifully designed blank greetings cards, designed and printed in the UK. We also have beautiful cards, notecards and calendars from Glebe Cottage, high-quality greetings cards and design-led inspirational gifts from Just Cards Direct, and award-winning gift and greeting card ranges from Really Good & Soul Gifts. Then there’s the enchanting greeting cards (FSC certified), and signed giclee prints from Cotswold based artist Penny Gaj, alongside award-winning, licensed UK watercolour Meg Hawkins, who designs and publishes her own range of greetings cards and prints.
If you’re after gifts for those with a sweet tooth:
It’s Christmas – the diet can wait until next year! For foodies we have fudge, honeycomb, nut brittle, nougat and chocolates from Baytree Candies, fine foods and confectionery from Bramble Foods, and fudge and shortbread in packaging with a fresh new funky feel from Newcomer The Cream of the Westcountry. There’s also ice cream, sorbets and bean to bar chocolate from Salcombe Dairy, and finally Farrah’s of Harrogate who specialise in own label confectionery including sweets, biscuits, chocolate, fudge, toffee, preserves, cakes and nougat.
That’s just a few of the many exhibitors at the show, and we hope we’ve inspired you a little with our suggestions. Come along to the show in January and see much, much more! In the meantime, we’d like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎅 🙂