Shopping local at Presents Galore in Newmarket [AD]
This post is a paid partnership with Presents Galore
This weekend we went along to Presents Galore at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse. Presents Galore is one of East Anglia’s top Christmas fairs and we were ready to get in the festive spirit!
The event is set in the stunning surrounds of the racecourse and raises funds for Racing Welfare, the Jockey Club’s charity, and Palace House, Newmarket.
We arrived at the fair and started exploring the courtyard. Adnams was serving drinks and Powters had bacon and sausage sandwiches on the go. We grabbed a cuppa and headed off to look around the outdoor stalls.
There were very funky wellington boots by Talolo which I loved! This was a theme that carried on around the fair – I could have easily bought lots of presents for myself but had to stop otherwise there would be no Christmas for everyone else this year!
There were clothing and hat stalls outside as well as amazing willow sculptures by Wakelins. We then came across Freddie’s Flowers, a flower delivery service that brings a gorgeous seasonal bouquet straight to your door each week. You can also send out bunches to friends and family, which is especially handy at this time of year. I’m looking forward to receiving my first bunch in time for Christmas!
We then headed into the Hong Kong Suite to look at the independent clothes and accessories stalls before going into the main Millennium Grandstand. There was so much to see across two floors – homewares, books, clothes, shoes, board games. Gifts for her, him, pets, children. You could find something to suit all tastes and age groups!
I particularly loved the shoes by World Secrets. The colourful woven designs on boots, trainers and pumps were so unusual and really captured my attention. The amazing headbands by Camilla Henderson were giving me serious Blair Waldorf vibes and would make fantastic gifts for stylish friends.
Many of the brands offered personalised items which was a really great idea. Personalised art with children’s names or bags with initials embroidered onto them. Gifts like these can make the difference between a regular present and truly thoughtful Christmas idea.
We then visited the Bistro which was full of local food producers. We sampled Pinkster Gin’s latest offering, Hedgepigs – delicious fruit gin liqueurs. Guy and I are considering the Elderflower Hedgepig to go with some cocktails for our New Year’s Eve party. Yum!
From food to gifts, you could pick up everything you needed for the big day at Presents Galore. As we left the fair, the choir had started to sing – it’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
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