Gifts from Glastonbury for Yule 2020

Christmas Gifts Glastonbury 2020

Looking for the ideal gift for Christmas or Winter Solstice 2020? Lots of ideas here, plus links to Glastonbury shops who have a mail order service.

Glastonbury Shops & Shopkeepers

Midgard Craft Shop in Glastonbury

Here are some photographs of Glastonbury’s shopkeepers eagerly looking forward to the return of our visitors! With a particular focus on the fantastic shops at the top end of the High Street.

Normal In Glastonbury

Sew Over the Moon Shop in Glastonbury

Is it really true there are no ‘normal’ shops in Glastonbury? Nope – here’s the evidence! A photographic celebration of the more ordinary (but equally special) things you’ll find here,

Haruka in Glastonbury – Clothes with Soul

Amanda from Haruka in Glastonbury

Talking to Clothes Designer Amanda of Haruka, I found myself enthralled by her accounts of textile production around the world and her enthusiasm for the people she works with at every stage of the process – from design, to dying and weaving, pattern cutting, sewing, the models she chooses and ultimately the women who leave her shop feeling special and beautiful. Meanwhile it was gratifying to learn how her business and environmental ethics are woven into everything she does.

Glastonbury Fantasy Artist Linda Ravenscroft

Linda Ravenscroft in her shop The Mystic Garden in Glastonbury Town

Glastonbury based artist Linda Ravenscroft is well known in the fantasy art world for her beautifully detailed watercolours, featuring characters from her rich imagination and the natural world. With her husband John she runs the Mystic Garden Gallery at the bottom of the High Street, where they sell not only Linda’s work, but also beautiful creations from some of the world’s most talented fantasy artists and craftspeople.

Beckery Village, a Creative Hub on the Edge of Glastonbury

Beckery Village Garden Glastonbury, Somerset by Vicki Steward

Beckery Village is a creative community hub emerging from emptiness and dereliction, on the Western fringes of Glastonbury Town. Only a few years ago, in the early 1990’s, there was an empty industrial wasteland on the edge of Glastonbury. Buildings which had once been home to the town’s thriving sheepskin industry stood derelict, vandalised and … Read more

Keep Glastonbury Colourful

Fairyland Aromatics Glastonbury

The story of Glastonbury shop Fairyland Aromatics and their battle with Mendip District Council to keep Glastonbury Colourful.

Glastonbury Town Christmas 2018

Glastonbury High St Christmas 2018

When you are choosing Christmas gifts, please buy from small local suppliers and support Glastonbury’s independent shops. We are lucky to be able to buy directly from artists, craftspeople, musicians, designers, writers, knitters, potters, jewellers, candle makers and other creative people. When we buy from the maker we are supporting a family, not a corporation, and bringing more art, beauty and creativity into the world.

Glastonbury’s Smallest Department Store

Steve Belton Glastonbury

Even Glastonbury can seem dull and grey on a cold November morning when the Winter light bleaches all the colour from the Town. On days like these, we need reminders of sunshine. As I pass through the narrow alleyway of the Gauntlet, the rainbow colours of the crockery in Steve and Jan’s shop always catch … Read more