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Unveiling a few of the Brand New Small Businesses to the Fair

Unveiling a few of the Brand New Small Businesses to the Fair

The Spirit team have been busy sourcing and curating, desirable new up-and-coming brands to sit alongside your well-loved returning favourites, so you can kick-start your Christmas shopping in style! All carefully curated in partnership with House & Garden - this year, Christmas starts at Spirit.

We are thrilled to announce just a few of these incredible brands as a taster of what’s to come! Brand new to the Fair and all joining us at Olympia London, 30 October – 5 November 2023, get ready to embark on an exceptional festive shopping experience like no other!

Discover and take home the perfect gift from these boutiques to curate your Christmas, from categories including exclusive children’s gifts, stylish fashion and accessories, sophisticated seasonal décor and artisanal delights.


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Contour Chocolate

You know we love all things chocolate! With a background training as a professional chef and working as a chocolatier in London, founder James was inspired by the bean to bar movement and decided to start his own chocolate business, Contour Chocolate focusing on flavour, texture and the eating experience.

Based in London hand-crafting small batches of bean to bar chocolate discs using heirloom Nicaraguan cocoa beans. Their flavoured range uses ingredients in their most natural form, such as whole nuts, coffee beans, freeze-dried fruit and spices, which are refined into the chocolate for a smooth texture and natural taste. 20 smooth, thin chocolate discs are packed into luxury pull out draw boxes, perfect as a gift or special occasion. Plus, at Spirit of Christmas they will be offering an exclusive discount when you buy two or more boxes. Get your taste buds tingling with their delicious treats… We’ve just got to try these for ourselves!

Instagram | @contourchocolate


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Five of Us

Designed in London and handmade in Spanish ateliers, Five of Us is a unique Baby Accessories brand for parents on the move and for babies to sleep at their best. Sustainability doesn’t stop with the materials they use; it is ingrained in the entire setup of the company. Making in low volumes to minimise waste, sourcing materials carefully, and working with small, family-run manufacturers who create pieces of the highest quality, to last for generations to come.

Pieces are convenient and versatile with reversible prints and liners, plus they will be running an exclusive offer of 20% off for Fair visitors - what’s not to love!

Instagram | @fiveofus_thebrand


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Left Image Credit: Liz Baker Photography

Goosnargh Gin

As seen on BBC1’s Hairy Bikers Go North, Goosnargh Gin are bringing their multi award-winning gins to Spirit of Christmas Fair 2023. Launched in 2018 by husband and wife Richard and Rachel Trenchard, Goosnargh Gin is nestled at the base of Beacon Fell, the gateway to the Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire.

And far from making gin for the sake of making gin, their business has a real purpose – to celebrate, promote and give back to the Forest of Bowland, while championing the independent sector (farm shops, delis and independent venues), meaning you will never see a bottle of theirs on a supermarket shelf, or other mass market routes. Bravo!

Along with their gins, we’re particularly excited to see their beautiful stoneware bottles, all hand thrown by a master potter which the team works with in Lancashire!

Instagram | @goosnarghgin 


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Hicks & Brown

Hicks & Brown was the organic result of dynamic sister duo, Rosie Turner and Alice Leet-Cook, who developed a luxury accessories brand in 2014. Their versatile accessory collections began with a selection of fedora style hats hand-finished in their Suffolk workshop. Throughout their collections, you’ll find a choice of timeless fedora options that vary in shape, colour and style to suit you for every occasion. The Suffolk Fedora collection is their most versatile and bestselling. 

Being an absolute hit with country and fashion fanatics alike, it’s no wonder the heritage label has since been spotted on monarchy members such as HRH The Princess of Wales and the Countess of Wessex.

Instagram | @hicksandbrown

Inspired by Nicola Inspired by Nicola logoInspired by Nicola wreath

Inspired by Nicola

Coming to you this festive season is Inspired by Nicola, exhibiting her finest decorative artisan crafts. Her extraordinary pieces come together through hours of delicate arrangement after intricate planning and design, ensuring that each item you choose to add to your home is truly one-of-a-kind, exclusive to you. The full Inspired by Nicola range includes seasonal luxury wreaths and garlands, festive baubles and bauble cascades, matching sets of stockings, ornamental gifts, lush table centrepieces, festive cushions.

Offering a variety of styles and designs, browse the Inspired by Nicola collections at the Fair or even chat with the artist herself to create your own bespoke piece.

Every wreath and collection is befittingly named according to its own unique features and characteristics. Look out for favourites including ‘Sugarplum Shimmer’, ‘Woodland Wonder’, ‘A Fanciful Feast’ and ‘A Winters Wish’!

Facebook | @InspiredByNicola


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Kate Barton

Kate Barton, the designer who defined the British look in the 80’s and 90’s has returned to the fashion world with simple clean lines, natural fabrics and an eye for fashion which transcends the generations.

Kate’s considered philosophy on design, natural fabrics and purpose means her clothes have become hardworking and enduring staples for women walking their dogs at 8am and wearing the same outfits to close deals at 11am in the City.

The return to classic lines and perfect fit has gained an enthusiastic following from 17 to 70-year-olds and size 8’s to 20’s. There’s something for every Spirit visitor!

Instagram | @katebartondesigns


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Patton House

Plans for Patton House began in the Covid Summer of 2020, and launched in January 2022 by twin sisters Charlotte Neal and Georgina Swabey, as an exclusive collection of timeless home accessories with a modern twist. They specialise in gathered linen lampshades, hand-woven ruffle cushions, hand-turned lamp-bases and more. Their products are designed in the UK and made by artisans both here and in Southern India.

With the finest linen, environmentally friendly dyes and sustainable hardwood, they aim to support and preserve ethical practices to produce sustainable homeware.

A colourful pleated lampshade, a polished bamboo base, or a pretty ruffled linen cushion make a statement addition in any home, working well on their own or versatile with other patterns. Which will you pick?


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The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls is a conscious design studio based in Battersea Reach, London that makes and rents out tableware. The brand was founded and is made up of two women; Aoife and Georgie who met on their Textile Design university degree. The Lost Girls overall aim is to create products and tables which they hope you love. 

The Lost Girls not only sells and rents tableware products, but also offers a bespoke embroidery service using either hand or machine to personalise tableware. In addition, Aoife and Georgie also run workshops to learn hand embroidery within their studio or at various venues. Visit The Lost Girls at the Fair for exclusive seasonal offers for Fair visitors including handmade napkin & placemat bundles.

They’re all about playful but durable designs and their ideas all began in the city of Lisbon, taking inspiration from bright colours, beautiful patterned tiles and rustic charm.

Instagram | @thelostgirls_uk


These are just a few of the brilliant brands, new to exhibiting at the Spirit of Christmas Fair for 2023. Each bringing their unique products and creativity to the Fair.

Explore a treasure trove of exquisite British craftsmanship from ethical and sustainable brands.

Save the dates and bring home the Spirit of Christmas.

It's an experience you won't want to miss, so tell your friends to check their diaries…


The Spirit of Christmas Fair Team x

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