Indie Oxford Spring Market: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day gifts ideas at the Indie Oxford Spring Market

The Indie Oxford Spring Market will be popping up at Tap Social‘s Tap Room in Botley on Saturday 18th March from 11 am – 5 pm, for a day celebrating more brilliant local indie businesses, and as it’s just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday 19th March, there will be loads of brilliant gift ideas for Mothering Sunday.

Indie Oxford Spring Market

Independent Oxford has been championing Oxfordshire indies for eight years and the Spring Market aims to once again show off the best Oxfordshire has to offer. Stall holders include: The Wonky Food Co, LORDS Fragrance House, Jam Puppy Designs, Custom Made Jewellery,  Team Tea, The Oxford Soap Company, Sitaarah Skincare, Neve’s Bees, Rainbow & Spoon, flowers from Spring Greens, Ronni Allen Photography, Proof Social Bakehouse and more.

The range of stalls will offer gorgeous jewellery, artwork and prints, homeware, natural skincare, candles, food, accessories, flowers and unique gifts for Mothering Sunday.

As well as loads of indie stalls, House of Fun, who run activity camps for kids in Oxford, will be on hand with their free activity craft corner, to help children from ages 3 and up to make Mother’s Day paper bouquets.

Hosts Tap Social Movement will be keeping the beer and Proof Bakehouse pastries and pizzas flowing, plus there will be live music from the Botley Jazz Quintet. 

Indie Oxford Spring Market Mother’s Day gift inspiration

LORDS Fragrance House

Oxfordshire 3 wick candle. Smell the sweet florals of an English garden. With green blackcurrant bud, rose geranium, wildflowers and sweetpea essential oils, this is a woody floral that will put you in a warm sunny mood. Base notes of guaiacwood, musk and moss, balance the sweet florals in this aroma. £55

Oxfordshire 3 wick LORDS fragrance candle

Spring Greens

Jo and Nic at Spring Greens will be selling a variety of seasonal spring flowers and foliage available in bud vases, bowls and jugs to enjoy or give. Prices starting at £5.

spring greens flowers oxford

Ronni Allen Photography

Photographic cards £2.75 each or buy 3 for £6.00

I am really looking forward to having a stall at the Indie Oxford Market, being amongst other proactive indie businesses is so motivating and great to see all their incredible work.

I love talking to customers about my passion for food photography so a great place to do it!  Looking forward to a tap social beer and a great atmosphere too! – Ronni Allen

Ronni Allen cards

The Oxford Soap Company

Emily and Ervin will be bringing their popular zero waste items – soap bars and shampoo bars and as well as a range of reduced plastic packaged options on cosmetics such as shaving soap, moisturising lotion, hand cream, face cream, bath salts and body butters. All their products are made locally in Oxfordshire by founder, Ervin.

Oxford Soap Company

Sarah Hoyle

Sweet Bloom Print Giclee Print from £25

I’m really excited to take part in the Spring Market as it’s such a fun atmosphere at the Tap Room, and it’s great to meet other indie makers and chat to customers. The Christmas Market was the first time I’d be involved with Independed Oxford and they do such a great job of putting everything together. I love that people can have a mooch around with a coffee or a beer, meet the makers and support local businesses. – Sarah Hoyle

Sarah Hoyle prints

Custom Made

Flora Pearl Hoop Earrings made with pretty freshwater pearls. £26.50


Sitaarah Skincare

Vitality Body Oil with golden Argan oil and indulgent Sweet Almond oil to revitalise your body and uplift your mind. Rich in vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids to nourish and soften your skin, combined with an uplifting essential oil blend of Lemongrass, Juniper Berry, Patchouli and Rose Damascena to produce a wonderfully fresh citrus fragrance. These essential oils have invigorating, rejuvenating and stimulating properties. Cleansing, detoxifying and tightening your skin, leaving it feeling supple, glowing and healthy. £36

Sitaarah Skincare Oxford range

Team Tea

Based in Oxfordshire, Valerie sources the finest loose-leaf teas from around the world, from exquisite Single-Origin teas to classic blends. Whether you are new to tea, stuck in a tea rut or a connoisseur, Team Tea can be there with you on your tea journey.

Team Tea Oxford

Jam Puppy Design Studio

Drinks Tea Towel, 100% Cotton, £12

jam puppy drinks tea towel

The Wonky Food Co

A trio gift pack of relishes with any combination of The Wonky Food Co range of five food surplus relishes and chutneys. £12

Wonky Food Co gift set

Proof Social Bakehouse

Proof Keep Cups 8oz or 12oz (£18 or £22) branded glass and cork cups for the ultimate eco-friendly and stylish takeaway coffee run.

proof keep cups

Neve’s Bees

Daily Face Serum with Neroli and Bergamot £24

Neve's Bees Daily Face Serum

Miller & Jeeves

Hand painted leather earrings with brass charm. £16.50

miller and jeeves earrings

Hilly Jo

Luxurious cosy gift box containing a pair of alpaca bed socks, and a beautifully soft and cosy 100% premium quality peshtemal throw. £65

Hilly Jo cosy gift box

Sally-Anne Stewart

Giclée print of waterlilies in Oxford Botanic Garden. A high-quality reproduction of Sally’s original linocut print, titled and signed by hand. £19.50

Sally Anne Stewart lilies

Rainbow & Spoon

Hand poured scented artisan candle made with natural soy wax and individually decorated with  flowers. Each candle is wrapped in a paper label, impregnated with wildflower seeds, which can be planted in the garden or a pot for a host of floral colour in the spring and summer. £12.99

Rainbow & spoon candles

Independent Oxford exists to support and promote independent businesses in Oxfordshire, and the Indie Oxford Spring Market is a great way to showcase some of the brilliant businesses in the community. There’s always a special community buzz at these events and it’s a joy to be part of it.”

– Rosie at Independent Oxford

The Indie Oxford Spring Market will be popping up at Tap Social‘s Tap Room in Botley on Saturday 18th March from 11 am – 5 pm.

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