Indie Oxford Christmas Market: The 2022 Indie Hamper Prize!

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The Indie Oxford Christmas market is coming up in a few weeks, perhaps you already have it in your calendar?! We would love to have you there, and let us assure you, it’s going to be a lot of fun!

To make the Christmas Market even better this year, we’re inviting guests to don their best Christmas outfits, to be in with a chance to win the most EPIC hamper prize ever! We have rounded up 23 unique prizes from awesome local independent business, worth over £400!! Yes, it really is this simple: wow us with your Christmas outfit and you could win! Read on to see what’s included!

Also, for this year we have brought in our friends at House of Fun to host the festive fun for all the family! While you shop, let the kiddies make festive crafts and hang out in Santa’s grotto!

Tap Social will be buzzing with a truly fantastic collection of incredible indie stalls teeming with amazing gifts. PLUS Bicycle Blooms’ first wreath making workshop of the season will be taking place upstairs. (There may be one space left, find out here!)

Join us at Tap Social’s Botley Tap Room on Saturday 26th November from 11 am – 5 pm for our annual, unmissable Christmas Market. Jump into the festive spirit with seasonal drinks and street food, and full-blown Christmas vibes all round!

Christmas Outfit Competition


Sanders of Oxford

An exclusive print from Sanders of Oxford

Tikka and Tadka

Tasty brunch box from Tikka & Tadka


Multi-masking self-care kit from Skindose

Jampuppy Design Studio

Gorgeous Christmas tea towel from Jampuppy

Annabels Patisserie Oxfordshire

A selection of delicious handmade bonbons from Annabel’s Patisserie

Rainbow and Spoon

Awesome zebra print wash/cosmetic bags from Rainbow and Spoon

Wonky Food Oxford relishes

Trio of delicious relish from The Wonky Food Co

Custom Made

Gorgeous handmade hoop earrings by Custom Made

Jessies Art Shed

Macrame keyring kit from Jessie’s Art Shed

The Market Cellar Door Oxford

A wine tasting at iconic The Market Cellar Door

Ducky Zebra Oxfordshire

£30 voucher for fantastic childrenswear brand Ducky Zebra

Payne and Son

£50 gift voucher for the fabulous jewellers Payne & Son

Lofgrens Scandinavian Store Oxford

Traditional Swedish socks and delicious Swedish chocolate from Löfgrens Nordic Style


Beer glorious beer! Mixed pack from local brewer Tap Social Movement


Lovely bottle of sparkling wine from Wilding

Everybody Studio Oxford teachers

Unlimited yoga and movement classes for 2 weeks at Everybody Studio

Yellow Submarine Park End Street

£10 voucher to redeem at one of the Yellow Submarine cafe’s – yum

Modern Art Oxford Shop

Modern Art Oxford stunning 50th Anniversary Catalogue

Waste2Taste Oxford

£25 gift voucher for Waste2Taste, seriously tasty

Hoyles of Oxford

Wonderful traditional jigsaw and game from Hoyle’s of Oxford

The Handlebar Cafe and Kitchen Oxford

£50 voucher for the awesome Handle Bar

White Rabbit Oxford pizza

Voucher for two yummy pizzas at The White Rabbit

Ronapainting Gallery

Gorgeous Queen Elizabeth tea towel from Ronapainting Gallery

Lords Fragrance

Beautiful handmade Christmas candle from Lord’s Fragrance House


A £25 gift voucher from local underwear brand Y.O.U Underwear.

Wandering to Wonder Oxfordshire

1 hour walking coaching session with Wandering to Wonder Coaching

Indie Oxford Magazine

A copy of the latest Indie Oxford magazine!

See, we told you it was an EPIC prize!

Christmas Outfit Competition

So, what do you need to do to be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize? ?

  1. Wear a Christmas outfit to the Christmas Market
  2. Get snapped by a member of the Christmas market team
  3. Cross your fingers for the win!

Wear your favourite Christmas jumper, go all out as a Christmas elf or make an extravagant festive pompom headband, we can’t wait to see your outfit!

Good luck!

Something new for this year – fun for the kiddies!

Local children’s holiday camp and activity provider House of Fun will be hosting Santa’s grotto from 11:00 – 12:30.

What you need to know:

Entry to the market is FREE, however the children’s activity hosted by House of Fun is £5 per child.

This includes an opportunity to meet Santa and participate in a festively awesome craft activity while you shop!

Tag @houseoffunuk on Instagram!

The market is on from 11am until 5pm Saturday 26th November, be sure to come on down and support your local businesses.


The Indie Oxford Christmas market signals the start of Christmas for us so we can’t wait! It’s always a great event where we get to meet customers both old and new but also catch up with some of the other great independent businesses around Oxford.
It’s a brilliant opportunity for people to get a headstart on their Christmas shopping, discover some exciting brands and show their support for local independent businesses, which is needed now more than ever!
Ashley, Wonky Food Co.

 “What I’m most looking forward to during the market is for people to discover and touch our products and see the quality for themselves. As an online small business, it’s not always easy to gauge the products and seeing them in real life is another experience!Maud Schmitt, Maudika

I really enjoy seeing people shop local and its always lovely to have local customers! I love selling in person, chatting with customers in real life is always great. There are such a great selection of local businesses selling a real mix of fantastic products. I’m excited to be at Tap Social too. I feel like it will be the perfect venue for a drink and some Christmas shopping.Anna, Custom Made

“I love the independent oxford community, you meet amazing people who all love to shop small and support their local communities, and I love being able to share my story, and enjoy seeing what scents people like, everyone likes something different! I also love meeting other traders, were all in the same boat.” Sasha, Lords Fragrance House

“I just love meeting up with the other traders, it gives me a real sense of belonging and it’s always so amazing to see what other independents are doing – Everyone is so fantastically inventive and creative! The set up and organisation is brilliant, and everyone is made to feel incredibly welcome. Being able to showcase my small biz in front of so many new faces is a must at this time of year, and it really is the most positive way to do it, everyone is so supportive from the organisers to the shoppers … it really does sum up the spirit of Christmas festiveness.” Amanda, Rainbow and Spoon

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