Unique Christmas Gifts from our markets

At The Market Company we pride ourselves on selecting the best locally produced artisan food and crafts for our events. Here we bring together some of our favourite gifts, made by our sellers, and available right here on Artisans Online.

Woodcraft by Owen

Chester

Owen has been a regular at our markets for several years, bringing his range of handmade wooden jewellery and pens. Firm favourites this year include the “landscape” wood and resin pendants, and wood handled seam rippers for all the sewing enthusiasts out there.

Real wood pens, both ballpoint and fountain pens, are always a popular choice – especially for the relative who seems to have everything.

Owen is pleased to offer free UK postage on all orders.

Christopher Walster Illustrator

I’m Christopher Walster, an illustrator based in Manchester and has a love for travel, architecture and likes to doodle. All my work is in black and white of skylines, landmarks, funny slogans and cute little cartoons. Coming on an array of paper stationary, prints, greetings cards, coasters and magnets.

I have free shipping on all UK orders if you purchase on my shop too.

So happy shopping and feel free to contact me for any further questions. 

The Hide Ranger

The Hide Ranger creates original leather goods, designed and handmade in Manchester. Quality workmanship and functionality combine with a minimalist approach to design, resulting in stylish and durable products that are made to last.

First working with leather in 1998 (when she won the Drapers Prize for a bag made from a small leather hide found in her mum’s kitchen!) she went on to do a fashion degree and work as a fashion designer, always maintaining a love of the special characteristics of leather that make it unlike any other!

A recent favourite is “The Leather Bowl” to keep all your bits and pieces (keys, coins, pins, odds and ends!) together, available in a variety of shapes and sizes! The Hide Ranger is happy to discuss any bespoke items.

Africa Al’s

Africa Al’s Award Winning Cooking Pastes, Sauces & Chilli Dips. We have something for everyone, from our Mild Curry Paste to our super hot JuJu Fire Chilli Dip. Take a look at our fabulous Xmas Gift Boxes, a great present for the foodie you know !!

Kanoa Living


KA•NOH•AH-The Free One•

Set up by two Sisters and their Mama!

Born out of a passion for creativity, freedom, travel and culture. 

We ethically source & share treasures from around the world. Inspired by different cultures we handcraft one of a kind pieces.

We are on an infinite journey to discover the mysteries and marvels of our world, creatively, spiritually and respectfully.

Continuously inspired by the diversity of cultures, Mother Nature and ancient healing methods, we share our findings and bring you an array of treasures all unique in their own way.

Bear Cool Honey Company

Linda is a Beekeeper and regular artisan trader in Chesterfield.  Linda has a Local Family Beekeeping business based in Eckington, Derbyshire caring for her bees in her beautiful apiary producing honey & beeswax straight from the hive as natural as it comes.
Bear Cool care about our planet and sell a wide range of beautiful ethical, fair trade, eco products.

Ceramics by Nettleton Pottery

Working in porcelain, my sculptural hollow forms are heavily steeped in family history and this is intertwined with my childhood ramblings amongst rock pools and more rugged countryside walks.

My lace series reflect rock pools and the shells I collected as a child. Using the preciously saved, family craftwork made by three generations of creative women, I impress patterns and create tactile surfaces to help tell a story through my work and to celebrate their lives. The juxtaposition of the encrusted outer layer is contrasted by the smooth and glossy glazed interiors, reflecting varying skies and weather conditions.

My landscape forms are reminiscent of childhood walks amongst stratified rocks and limestone hillside, which often completed a full loop. Thus, these layered forms have no beginning or end, but the impressed and ripped surfaces serve to convey both the strength and fragility of the layers of curious rocks, the rugged high peaked fells and the mossy green limestone curtains, emphasised by applying and removing oxides and glazes in differing amounts.

Elate Chocolates & Dates

The idea of ELATE is a simple inspiration of indulgent and delightful gifting.

Our aim is to create a luxurious treat that burst with a variety of flavours.

Each of our chocolate dates is handmade with care and passion to deliver a divine taste. We carefully handcrafted each date paying close attention to details to design a lavish array of goodness.

Our passion is gifting and we are keen to create impressive gifts that leave a pleasant long-lasting impression.

Cooked Pickle Co

The Crooked Pickle Co. was established in 2018 after realising that there was a distinct gap in the UK market for inventive and tasty pickled vegetables. Sure, you can find “pickles” such as chutney on every local market, but freshly picked vegetables preserved in a pickling vinegar are hard to find. Supermarkets usually only offer the same old fare of pickled onions, gherkins and beetroot. Nothing wrong with that but it’s been the same since 19-whenever.

SO WE THOUGHT WE’D SHAKE THINGS UP A BIT!

“But why the Crooked Pickle?” … Well, we’re based in the shadow of Chesterfield’s famous Crooked Spire church and because all our veg is hand-cut and not always straight, we thought there was really no better name!

The Edge Gin

The Edge Gin – Cheshire based distillery producing small batch, hand-crafted premium gins and gin liqueurs. FREE SHIPPING

Mike and I have been fortunate in our lives to have been able to have travelled the world extensively over the last 18 years due to our work on cruise ships. In doing so, we have eaten and drank in some of the most famous places in the world. We have had a Singapore Sling in Raffles, a daiquiri in El Floridita and a mojito or two in La Bodeguita to name but a few that we can remember!

As glamorous as travelling the world for a living sounds, it can be very tiring living out of a suitcase and dealing with jet-lag all the time, so when the time came for us to settle down in one place we had to decide what our next chapter in life would be…we decided on #Gin!

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