The redevelopment of the Cornhill finished this month, and it’s currently being used for its first major event since its relaunch. For the first time, Ipswich is hosting a craft market, and the well-known Cornhill area of Ipswich is the chosen location.
Small, independent traders are selling quality Christmas gifts, from candles, woodwork, and paintings, to jewellery, clothes, and home decor. There’s even the opportunity to try out different cheeses and massage chairs.
Although it’s called a craft fair, there’s such a variety of things to buy and try out, so you’re sure to find some great Christmas gifts here. For those of you who are really last minute, don’t worry, the Christmas Market will be at the Cornhill until the 23 December 2018.
Although it was really busy when I went, the traders were all really happy to have a chat and talk about their products. Lots of them are independent traders selling hand-made gifts, and it was really interesting to hear about the effort that goes into making these gifts.
Whether you’re looking for a big gift or just stocking fillers, the Craft Market is a great place to visit and have a look around for ethically made gifts for all the family.
If the market is successful this year, it would be great to have them back next year. What do you think? Are you planning to visit the market before you go home? Let us know in the comments!
If you're looking for more local gifts and independent shops, take a look at this local gift guide from All About Ipswich.