Bringing one of the biggest online markets to life.
This Christmas, Instagram is hosting its first ever Gift Market. Bringing together 50 of Instagram’s small businesses in order to celebrate the UK’s most inspiring independent traders.
Whether you lust over, or ignore those marketing adverts on Instagram this is a chance to go browse the latest products and suss out for yourself whether they are as good, or as awesome as they look online.
Effort is never something we like to exert and Christmas markets are an easy way of ensuring you don’t lose faith or spiral into despair while you’re Christmas shopping. A one hit wonder, get your comfy shoes and your backpack on; you need space for all those prezzies, and two hands free to snatch coveted gifts from under the next shoppers nose. (I promise I haven’t spent time thinking about this…much).
It’s the perfect chance to support small businesses, and give to the guys that need it rather than the larger conglomerates that barely notice your custom. The charm about markets and small boutique stalls is that the products are limited and unique, so your Christmas presents will have a far more personal feel to them. From hand crafted jewellery, to contemporary kids gifts, you will be able to find something for everyone.
If and when you are too tired to shop anymore you can troop over to the Instagram Christmas snow scene. Grab your mate and commemorate a day well spent with a festive photo, just don’t forget to post it.
The day starts at 10am and if you manage to jump out of bed with a spring in your step you could make it in time snag yourself an Instagram tote bag. There are only so many however so no dawdling.
The Insta Gift Market takes place on the 2nd December 2017 at Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW