Spirit of Christmas Shop: Top Picks

Table with plates of food, candles, decorative branches with berries, gold leaves and rustic light fitting

The Spirit of Christmas Fair, which normally runs at Olympia, London every year, is going virtual! Catherine Thake, Show Director, reveals her top picks from their recently launched Shop…

As Britain’s leading and largest Christmas shopping event heads online this year due to corona restrictions, it’s opening its virtual doors to Christmas shoppers across the country.

Supporting small, independent businesses

Catherine Thake, Show Director of Spirit of Christmas Fair says, “2020 will be a year remembered by historians and we all have our own story to tell about lockdown.

“This Christmas will be more important to families than ever before, with so many of us forced apart from our loved ones for such a long period of time.

“We are huge supporters of small businesses. This year you will also get a warm feeling that you are helping independent, smaller businesses survive the pandemic.”

The Spirit of Christmas Fair Shop will offer festive inspiration from 200 independent boutique and artisan makers selling everything from gifts and treats to entertaining ideas, expertly curated fashion, decorations, homeware, jewellery and food and drink – all hand-picked for their quality and originality.

Here, Catherine selects her top picks, and all of these items and more can be found at the Spirit of Christmas Shop, www.shop.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk/

For Her

Davina Combe, Willow Drop Earrings, £168

London based jewellery designer, Davina Combe, creates semi-fine jewellery designs available in 18ct gold vermeil and sterling silver, such as the beautiful Willow Drop Earrings. Available in an array of colourful, signature, semi-precious gemstones.

Davina Combe - WIllow Drop Earrings


Mooch, Bright and Bold Earrings, £16

Based in Ealing, London, Mooch are curators of unique gifts and take great pride in sourcing and supporting small, independent designers. They also make their own products, including these stylish and easy to wear earrings. Made from acrylic, they’re extremely light to wear and they are a fab mix of coral, with accents of light blue, yellow, green and pink.

Mooch earrings

For Him

Mantidy Herringbone TechRoll: Mobile Phone Accessories Kit & Power Bank, £199

London-based, exclusive lifestyle brand for men, Mantidy, offer high-quality, leather travel accessories for men on-the-go. The Herringbone TechRoll is an all-in-one 6-piece mobile phone accessories set, including Power Bank, USB, cables, headphones and charger.

Mantidy TechRoll

Future Maps Wide Angle World Wall Map, £29

With a love of cartography and a passion for the printing process, the team at The Future Mapping Company produce distinctive and stylish prints for your home that command not only wall-space but attention. With every detail of the maps composed in their studio in Bruton, Somerset their maps make a wonderful Christmas present.

Future Maps

For The Home

Crumble Cottage Merry Christmas Bunting, £45

Offering a unique range of gifts, homeware, books and decorations – all produced in England – Crumble Cottage has a wonderful mix of products, perfect for the home. Their limited-edition Merry Christmas bunting is perfect for adding a final festive flourish to your home décor this year.

Crumble Cottage Bunting

For Food and Drink Lovers

Forman & Field, Ultimate Christmas Care Package, £99.95

Artisan British food producer Forman & Field had been suppling households across the UK with fresh, handmade food of restaurant quality since 1905. This Christmas, they’ve produced the Ultimate Christmas Care Package – a combination of cheering, luxury comfort featuring Forman’s London Cure Smoked Salmon, Norfolk Bronze Turkey Ballontine for two, Brussels Sprouts & Pancetta for 2, Pommes Chateaux for 2,  Turkey Gravy, Cranberry & Port Sauce, Individual Christmas Puddings x 2, Mince Pies x 2, Brandy Butter, Potted Stilton with Port Glaze, Godminster Digestives, Half-bottle of Court Garden Classic Cuvee and Festive Christmas Crackers x 2.

Ultimate package


The Oxton Liqueur Company, Christmas Stacker In Personalised Gift Box, £55

Founded in 2015 in the heart of Nottinghamshire, The Oxton Liqueur Company has blossomed into to a well-loved brand that produces delicious handmade liqueurs, all using traditional techniques and natural ingredients. With an abundance of delectable flavoured liqueurs to choose from including gin, vodka, whisky and brandy, all flavours are available in a choice of elegant bottles including Christmas Baubles and can be personalised to your chosen recipient. The perfect present to ensure you have a merry Christmas!

Christmas stacker




Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly and Your Best Ever Christmas are fantastic, warm-hearted brands with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on cookery, fiction and advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that regular reminder!