Chances are you’re looking for at least one awkward gift this year.
Maybe you’re Christmas shopping for your soon-to-be in-laws, or seeking something insanely perfect and special for that one friend who never fails to conjure up the most meaningful and fitting presents for you.
Whoever you’re considering on your hunt for these important items, a big, bustling market can be the ideal place to find some inspiration.
We love The Fair Alternative Christmas Market for this very reason.
Slip through the gates of the Unitarian Church on Princes Street and, from Saturday, December 14th until Christmas Eve, you’ll find inside a cosy collection of stalls selling ethically made clothing, jewellery, art, crafts, skincare and vintage finds.
Browse tables stuffed with the latest offerings from On the Verge (their colourful kimonos are a brilliant gift) John Seagram Candles, Carrignavar Wood, Ewe Sir and Suds Johnson, to name but a few from 10am on Saturdays and 12.30pm on Sundays from now until Christmas.
There’s even a stall dedicated to shoes and wallets made from tree bark – it doesn’t get more sustainable than that.
Check out the stallholders here and bring a bag – you’ll probably find an excuse for a little self-gifting too.