Keeping warm in Christmas snow in GlasgowThis week as the icy weather takes hold and Glasgow businesses gear up for Christmas shopping and revelry, why not ‘think local’.

Extend your Christmas gifts list to include some unique stocking fillers with items that celebrate some of Glasgow’s best home grown talent?

You can find an abundance of ideas at:

Saturday Design Markets at The Lighthouse

We think this gift emporium is a real treat. What you will find here is an array of wares that you can buy direct from the designers and makers who crafted them.


When: Every Saturday in December: 01/12/2012 To: 22/12/2012

Location: Gallery 1, The Lighthouse,11 Mitchell Lane,Glasgow,G1 3NU

Opening times: 10.30am- 5pm, and entry is free


There is also a special £5 gift stall with charming, novel and inventive gift ideas handmade by local designers.


Govanhill Baths Community Trust

And if you are looking for the unique and unusual you might like to take a visit to Govanhill Baths. In conjunction with Rags to Riches the Trust is showcasing the work of artists, designers and craft makers specifically from the Southside.

Recycled Jean BasketsWhat makes this different is that all the items on show a have been put together by folk with a passion and flair for recycling, up-cycling and re-purposing materials into the “perfect gift for your loves ones”.

In addition, if you are crafty yourself, or fancy having a go at creating a hand made gift,  by making something new out of what others have discarded,  you can take part in a number of textile and jewellery up-cycling workshops on the day.

When: Saturday 8th December & Sunday 9th December
Location: Govanhill Baths Community Trust. 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7RA
Opening times: Sat: 10 -6pm & Sun: 11-4pm

Proceeds generated through this event will contribute towards the Govanhill Baths Community Trust ongoing fundraising campaign.


So now it’s your say?

Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet? Where do you go to purchase your gifts? What would be your best Christmas pressie ever.

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