Christmas is obviously not about the presents, but as the whole country braces itself for a holiday unlike any other, many of us will be going without the company of our friends and family. So whether you're looking to send a little something to a loved one far away, or simply a festive pick-me-up for yourself, what better way to do so than to buy straight from a talented artisan? Many Christmas markets are taking their wares online this year, thus making it easier than ever to support local economies, stay safe, and discover a beautiful, unique item that you'll be cherishing long after this pandemic is over.
Summerhall's Online Christmas Market
Edinburgh's Summerhall is not only an acclaimed artistic venue during the summer festival season, it also becomes the city's holly jolly hub during the Christmas season with its popular annual Christmas market. Typically packed to the gills, their switch to online this year has done nothing to dim their enthusiasm for Scottish makers: their virtual market will feature 60+ handpicked artisans, with 100% of profits going to the designers themselves. Spanning everything from art, textiles and homeware to plants, clothing and ceramics, stallholders include preserved delights from Edinburgh Fermentarium, handmade jewellery from Maeberry Jewellery, luxurious suds from soapmakers Dook, and much more.