The 2023 Christmas Wishlist
Whoever you are buying for, buy from a human this Christmas at Old Spitalfields Market. Our gift guide highlights just some of the many covetable treats you could be putting under the tree this December.
Candlesticks, Hazindak, from £20
Daily Market stall Hazindak, the concept of creative couple Coşkun & Cansu, is one of our gifting go-tos all year round, thanks to their colourful design-led collections.
Christmas is no exception, with their elegant candlesticks a great choice for anyone who cherishes creative items for their home.
Why not pick up one of their iconic Christmas Tree shaped scented candles for yourself too, while you are there?
Bella Riley Jewellery, Percy Langley, from £40
Showcasing the very best of British design, Percy Langley is a present buying paradise.
While there are ample outfits and accessories to pick from, we’ve got a major soft spot for their jewellery collection from local Hackney designer, Bella Riley, featuring “pearls with attitude”.
Discover these bracelets and necklaces alongside a gorgeous array of other gifting options in Percy Langley’s Spitalfields store.
Vintage Film Posters, Nick Reed Film Posters, from £20
If you are facing a “what do you buy someone who has it all?” kind of conundrum, Nick Reed Film Posters could be a winning solution.
Combining incredible artwork with niche nostalgia, Nick’s stunning selection of iconic film and music posters is available shop browse and buy at our Thursday Antiques Market.
The Great Frog Glasses, Cutler + Gross
The Cutler and Gross x The Great Frog collaboration combines over 100 years of heritage craftmanship to create a collection of square and round glasses that push the boundaries of design.
You’ll find the full collection of frames and sunglasses in their Spitalfields showroom, where the team can also advise on getting things just right if you are gifting.
Gift Kits, Aesop, from £50
This festive season sees Aesop release a brand new collection of Gift Kits, Amplifying Affection.
These music-inspired limited time kits combine complementary Aesop products for hand and body to create uniquely nurturing kits for the discerning skincare-lover in your life.
Silk Jackets, Maya’s Crown, from £89
Stylish and sustainable, the silk jackets from our talented trader Maya are all upcycled from other garments.
Featuring vibrant reversible patterns and with flexible fitting, they make a great gift if you are wanting to cautiously proceed with a clothing present, but you’re not totally sure where to start…
Personalised Coasters, Godi, from £59
Sets of coasters from our stallholder Godi add a little minimalist elegance to any coffee or dining table. The fact that you can add personalisation makes them perfect for thoughtful, while still understated, gifting.
You will find Godi at our Daily Market, with two sizes of their coaster sets in a variety of lovely shades, along other handmade and personalised leather items including wallets, airpod cases and more.
Winter 90 Perfume, Mercantile London, from £22
There’s a Norfolk Living scent for every season available at Mercantile and the little travel-sized 10ml versions make them the very best stocking fillers.
While it’s just one of the many sustainable and small batch scents available here, we think that 90 Days of Winter – combining notes of Red Thyme, Lavender, Lavandin Grosso, Patchouli, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Elemi, Eucalyptus – might just be our favourite.
Preloved Bags, Mulberry
The new circular ‘Mulberry Exchange’ means buying someone one of their amazing “it bags” could have a sustainable twist this year.
You can now shop expertly authenticated and refurbished preloved versions of all their classics in Mulberry’s Spitalfields boutique. Making ticking that iconic Alexa bag off their Christmas list easier (and more accessible & environmentally-conscious) than ever.
Original Artworks, Natalie Sommer, from £20
You’ll find Natalie, who describes herself as “a Scribe Artist” on her regular stall at our Daily Market.
Her unique original prints are affordable art at its best, making them a wonderful, one-of-a-kind gifts.
Whiting Overshirt, Wax London
Stylish and versatile, we are in love with this overshirt from Wax London.
While they specialise in menswear, this unisex item would look great on anyone and features a beautiful 100% cotton jacquard fabric made sustainably by a family-fun French mill.
Buy it for someone… and hope they will share?
Spitalfields 91′ Book, Funky Cellar
You might have seen the Market adorned with amazing images from our Spitalfields ’91 exhibition, capturing the Market’s last few months as a wholesale fruit and veg venue.
Now you can buy a coffee table book filled with all of the incredible photography from this moving, historical collection.
You’ll find it alongside all sorts of delicious food and drink gifting at Funky Cellar.