Christmas isn’t just about buying gifts, it’s making sure every corner of your home looks fabulous and your table is set for a festive feast!  All of which can be found at this much loved Christmas Shopping Fair returning to the NEC, 17-20 NOVEMBER for its 26th year!

Often the most time-consuming part is finding unique presents but there’s no need to be stuck for ideas this year! Get your Christmas off to a cracking start at THE FESTIVE GIFT FAIR and you’ll see how fun and easy Christmas shopping can be!  

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be caught up in the excitement of the day, exploring 300 stalls (over 100 NEW stalls this year!) overflowing with thousands upon thousands of clever gift ideas and decorations at affordable prices.  The variety is HUGE, with something for everyone.

To get you into the Christmas spirit, while you’re shopping at the fair, you can enjoy a whole line-up of fantastic musical entertainment to get your toes tapping!

Back by popular demand is David Julien, finalist of The Voice UK, The Grinch, The Stilt Jazz Band, choirs and more! And of course, Santa will be there along with his fabulous sleigh…plenty of photo opportunities!!

It’s no wonder THE FESTIVE GIFT FAIR is the most popular Christmas shopping event in the heart of the country… here’s a little sneak preview of some of the goodies you’ll see … 

Eat, Drink and be Merry!

Christmas is the one time of year when everyone can over indulge a little. At THE FESTIVE GIFT FAIR you’ll find a whole array of delicious artisan food and drink to sample, before you buy. 

NEW! The Panettone Store will be selling mouthwatering panettone in beautiful Dolce & Gabbana designed tins.  A perfect dinner party gift.

NEW! Add a little heat to your cooking with Leithal Hot Sauces …hot, tangy and fruity sauces and even a mojo rub!

NEW! Beautiful gift sets from The Cherry Tree – pick your own chutneys, jams and curds from a huge selection of flavours ranging from Christmas pickle with mead to Cherry curd, plum and mulled wine jam to bloody mary chutney.

NEW! Not just for your table but great present idea from Drury & Alldis…build your own gift of bottle stacked oils and vinegars…black garlic vinegar, oak smoked oil and mango vinegar are many more!

NEW! Put your feet up at the end of the day and enjoy a glass of Moonshine…you’ve earned it!  O’Donnell Moonshine, as seen on BBC Dragons’ Den, will tempt your taste buds with roasted apple moonshine, wild berry, tough nut and blood orange …wow!

Home Decor

Seasonal dried fruit wreaths, swags and garlands from the Natural Cone & Fruit Company are a tradition to adorn any home.

From gonks galore to magical unicorns and Christmas stockings the 1 Stop Christmas Shop has it all!

NEW! Colourful, beautifully crafted handmade mosaic table lamps and ceramic wall décor to brighten any home available from Turan Mosaic Arts & Craft.

Gifts for the Kids

For over 15 years now the ever popular Lanke Kade are back with their fair trade wooden toys and gifts. Their distinctive range offers bright, bold colours and natural wood finishes from Noah’s Ark to Nativity sets - a great heirloom for any family.

NEW! Head to the TwirlySkirts stall for a special party dress for your little Princess!

Cuddly and fun plush toys and inflatables for boys and girls available on The Little Shop stand.

NEW! 1000’s of books for kids from fiction to fantasy available from Books 2 Doors.

NEW! Discover the inner artist in you by assembling beautiful crystals on canvas using a new amazing technique called diamond painting available on the Diamond Art Studio stall.

Personalised Gifts

NEW! UK Print Studio will personalise your family prints. 

Have your choice of name on a huge selection of baubles …  Delightful Decorations will again be offering their personalised service at the fair for you.

Using pyrography, Spinney Cottage can personalise a huge range of wooden items from keepsake boxes to bookmarks and stools to keyrings.

Health and Beauty Treats

The Perfume Shop, have a range of 130 brands of women’s perfumes and men’s aftershave at affordable prices.

NEW! Feel Good CBD offer a range of sports recovery aids, flavoured oils, creams & lotions

…drift away at the end of a busy day!

NEW! Beautiful home fragrance and candle gift sets available from Rock Home & Leisure – there’s even a Passion Fruit Martini scent!

NEW! Indulge in some self pampering from Rokamar with their whipped body butters…put your feet up and relax!

Fashion & Accessories

Always a popular stall, The Handbag Company offer a huge range of genuine leather bags, purses and wallets at great prices!

NEW! Head to the Twilly & Hyde stall for hide bags, fedora hats , ladies jumpers and gloves.

NEW! For the magic of Disney, Kingdom Threads have a range of embroidered Disney themed apparel.

Ready for winter…Lucido Boutique offer a gorgeous range of knitwear from casual to smart.

The Fair is open daily 9.30am-5pm daily from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th November at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.   Adult tickets from just £6

For much more information, list of exhibitors, video, show highlights and the musical entertainment programme, visit

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The NEC (National Exhibition Centre)

One of Europe’s leading event destinations, the NEC is home to 18 exhibition halls, 32 conference suites and 186,000sqm of covered space.



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