Yule Gifts from Glastonbury

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This year I’m not only encouraging you to shop in Glastonbury for your Winter Solstice or Christmas gifts, but also to choose items that have been designed and created locally too. Here’s a small selection that I hope will enthuse you to come for a shopping trip, or check out some of our online shops if you can’t make it to the town. This is not an exhaustive list! I hope the items I’ve chosen give you a flavour of what’s on offer. Wishing you a magical yuletide.

Sue Cresswell – Ceramics

You can find Sue’s beautiful ceramics, some Glastonbury themed, at the Heart of the Tribe Gallery, 74 High Street, or shop Sue’s range online at Heart of the Tribe.

Various prices.


Crap Views of the Tor Calendar

My 2022 Crap Vews of the Tor Calendar, featuring 12 delightfully crap views.

Available from Dicketts at 6 High Street, ‘Janice Made This’ in the Gauntlet, or from my Online Shop, where you can also choose to have it giftwrapped.

£9.99 plus P&P


Phillipa Bowers Sculptures

Iconic goddess sculptures made in Glastonbury. Phillippa’s shop is at 24 High Street, or see her website.

This Lilac Fairy is £59


Aga Kubish – Prints

Aga Kubish’s linocut prints, like this one ‘The Fog of Avalon’ are available at the Heart of the Tribe Gallery, 74 High Street, or shop online at Heart of the Tribe.

Various prices.


Rogues Gallery

Rogues Gallery at 8A High Street stock a wide range of locally made clothes, mugs, books and more, including their range of Avalon T-Shirts and Hoodies.

They’ve got a Rogues Gallery Facebook page too.

Avalon T-shirt £20, Hoody £40


The ‘I’m Normal For Glastonbury’ Mug

11oz ceramic mug, printed in Glastonbury with a wraparound design. Available from Dicketts at 6 High Street, ‘Janice Made This’ in the Gauntlet, or from my Online Shop, where you can also choose to have them giftwrapped.

£9.99 / £10.99 plus P&P


Kev Pearson – Prints & Calendars

Kev’s 2022 Calendar features the Mists of Avalon. Find it along with his wonderful photographic Prints in his shop at Unit 3 The Gauntlet, 11 High St or buy it from his online shop.

2022 Calendar £14 + P&P


Elemental Ceramics by Donna Norton

You can find Donna selling her wide range of ceramics at Glastonbury Market, every Tuesday in St Dunstan’s Car Park, or shop her range on her Etsy Store.

Various prices.


Laser-Cut designs

Laser-cut designs made in Glastonbury by Pete. On sale from Donna’s Elemental Ceramics stall on Glastonbury’s Tuesday Market in St Dunstan’s Car Park (see her listing above).

Tor Box £12


Jackie Henderson Art

Prints, cards etc from a Glastonbury Artist. Jackie’s work is for sale in the Glastonbury Information Centre in Magdalene Street and on her website.

Glastonbury tor & the levels notecard pack £12


Rachel Reilly at Facets of Avalon

Jewellery and sculptures from Rachel Reilly at Facets of Avalon in Archer’s Way (round the corner from the Post Office). Also available online at Facets of Avalon.

Pearl Brass Wire Figure £75


Christmas Wrapped Normal For Glastonbury Book

Normal For Glastonbury – The Paperback

My book of a book full of insightful, affectionate and often humorous observations and anecdotes from over 30 years of life in England’s most magical (and oddest) town. Available from various shops in Glastonbury, or online from me, you can even get it gift-wrapped and sent direct to the recipient. (International customers can find the book on Amazon).

£9.99 plus P&P.


Eddie’s Pots

Eddie the Potter sells his work on his stall on Glastonbury’s Tuesday Market in St Dunstan’s Car Park. Larger pieces are available from Heart of the Tribe. No website, but you can email Eddie.

Carved pots £25


Sheepskin Slippers

Drapers of Glastonbury make lovely snuggly slippers, sheepskin gloves, rugs and more. This particular pair are exactly the ones I’m hoping my Mum will get me, so I hope she’s reading this.

Available from their factory shop in Chilkwell Street (where you’ll get great bargains) or online from the Drapers of Glastonbury website.


Soul Huntress Leatherworks

A range of handmade leather items is available in this shop in the Gauntlet.

This A5 sized Tor Journal is £67, customized items available.

Or see the Soul Huntress website.


The Birdhouse Lady

The Birdhouse Lady makes a range of wooden gifts for the home or garden and sells them on Glastonbury’s Tuesday market in St Dunstan’s Car Park.

You can find her on Facebook too.


Avalon Cloaks

Bespoke, hand-made in Glastonbury cloaks.

Exceptional, handcrafted cloaks, capes and magical accessories using natural and high quality fabrics. Embroidery available too.

You can find Avalon Cloaks on Etsy


Janice Made This

Janice knits, crochets and sews and sells her clothes, including these funky gloves, in Janice Made This in the Gauntlet Alleyway. Next door is Acksockerise, where Jan and her husband Steve sell socks, pants and knickers and other stocking fillers.

Find out more on the Janet Made This Facebook page.

Hand crocheted gloves £15 a pair.


Gwydion’s Moon Diary

Gwydion Mc Pagan continues to produce his informative Moon Diaries and Moon Planting Guides.

Stocked in The Speaking Tree, the Goddess and the Green Man and probably other places too!

Or check out the website to buy online.


Christmas Shopping in Glastonbury? Come and Stay

Glastonbury is a great place to visit at any time of the year, but especially in November and December for gift shopping. The shops have wonderful Christmas Window displays, the attractions of the town are all open, but less hectic than in the Summer months. The annual Frost Fayre (this year on Saturday 27th November) is my favourite of all our events and there are new and exciting eateries to check out in the town.

One Dod Lane Bed and Breakfast

Comfortable accommodation in the heart of Glastonbury only £60 / £50 per room, per night, at One Dod Lane, the perfect location for the High Street and the Tor. Two night minimum stay, serve yourself breakfast, very comfortable beds and luxurious bedding. Click the website link above for more info or check availability below.

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Please note, no one has paid me to appear in this Christmas Shopping Guide. It’s a selection of things that caught my eye while I was looking around town with a view to Christmas Shopping, plus a shameless ad for my own products.

Sorry to everyone I’ve left out, please don’t take it personally!

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2 thoughts on “Yule Gifts from Glastonbury”

  1. Thanks Vicki, and there is also the excellent but often overlooked Indoor Market every Tuesday in the Assembly Rooms which has a great selection of handmade goods from local craftspeople. Also other calendars, mugs, and paperweights by local photographers.

    Reply
    • You are quite right Peter. My intention with this article was really just to remind people of the diversity range of gifts Glastonbury has to offer and the importance of supporting individual creators and independent businesses. It was inevitable I was going to miss some people and places out, for which I’m sorry, but the article took me ages to put together as it was! Feel free to comment on the facebook post with links to the market and your work x

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