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Christmas Gift Guide

Lough Neagh Artisans Christmas Gift Guide

Let us take all the hard work out of finding a unique Christmas gift for your family & friends. Make gift-giving far more thoughtful than just a gift voucher and support one of our local businesses. Here you’ll find a range local Christmas gift ideas that can be purchased at the Magherafelt Christmas Market on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November – click for full details

Foodie Gifts

Build your own hamper from our Artisan Food Traders; there’s so much to choose from; a Christmas cake or some award winning chutneys and jams from Annie’s Delights, some luxury gluten free Chocolate Brownies from Gold & Brownes, some delicious home baked traybakes from the Lock Keepers Cottage, add a bottle of locally made Gin from Symphonia at Woodlab Distillery, a jar of honey from the Low Country Native Irish Honeybee Association, for the real foodies, add some smoked Lough Neagh Eel or a ticket for one of Lough Neagh’s Stories boat excursions to learn all about the heritage and traditions of the Lough Neagh fishing community. Ballylisk will be there with a range of luxury and award winning produce including their renowned Triple Rose Brie – a must for the Christmas cheeseboard along with their crackers and chutney!

Art & Craft Gifts

For a wonderful hand crafted keepsake, visit Hoddimir’s Wood Craft where you can pick up some beatiful Christmas decorations and maybe even commission your own unique piece. Local artist Marcella McAuley paints original beautiful scenic landscape oil paintings, while Hannah Watterson creates he own designs of mugs, coasters, placemats etc. Louise Concannon will have a variety of home made resin products including cheeseboards We also have beautiful handmade jewellery from One of a Kind and Neruja Sri and hand knit stuffed animals and Christmas decorations made by Patricia at Hugable Bears.

Scent Gifts

Everyone loves something this smells blissful in their Christmas stocking and we have plenty of that available at the Market; from Calm Soul Candles we have a range of soy wax candles, melts and diffusers. Molly & Me candles will be there with a selection of home fragrances and skincare, and Claire from Wild Shore will be there with her organic luxury spa products, including soaking salts, hand and body creams and artisan soap. If you need something exquisite for the Vegan in your life, check out the Salty Herb stall for their amazing natural bath bombs, facemasks, oils, scrubs and much more.

Pet Gifts

If you are an animal lover and pet owner, you’ll agree that it’s only right they get a stocking filled with treats too! We have amazing home made dog treats, bandanas, bow ties and collars and perfume for your special pooch made by Pawsome Treats and Accessories and not forgetting Scottie Paws Pets and their range of handmade dog treats and accessories, cat collars and equestrian saddles – there’s no excuse for not spoiling your pet this Christmas.

What you need to know

We have much more Christmas gift inspiration than we could ever list in one blog, check out the traders below and get your shopping list ready in advance – we can’t wait to see you there!

To help you make the most of your shopping trip and day/evening out at the market, there will be a range of delicious food to enjoy on the street including freshly cooked Lough Neagh Eels, Buffalo Burgers, Artisan Pizza, rare breed pulled pork and delicious Dexter beef, we also have waffles, fruit juices and lots and lots of delicious bakes from our local Artisan bakers – make sure you come hungry!!

Stalls will be open on Market Street on Saturday 26 November from 11am to 10pm and on Sunday 27 November from 1.30pm to 6pm. Bronagh from Bakehouse NI will also be carrying out demos on some Christmas menu favourites throughout the weekend. 

For more information on the Christmas lights switch on, fireworks, Santa’s arrival and all the planned entertainment over the weekend CLICK HERE

Traders at the Magherafelt Christmas Market

(list is subject to change)

Annie’s Delights

Hoddmimir’s Wood Craft

Calm soul candles

The Lock Keepers Cottage

Gold & Brownes

Symphonia Spirits

The Snowdrop Workshop

Hugable Bears

Parful stuff

Bathe Botanicals

Granny Shaws Fudge Factory

Art by Marcella McAuley

Louisa kelly artist

Ruby’s Deco

One Small Seed Flower Farm

H.Watterson Art

Scottie Paws Pets

Molly and Me Candles

One of a Kind

Blackfire Food

Neruja Sri

Born & Raised Waffles

The Daily Apron

Small Eco Changes

Á McG 27 Crafts

Louise Concannon Designs

Ballylisk Dairies Ltd

Wild Shore

Low Country Native Irish Honeybee Association

Papas Mineral Company Ltd

Pawsome treats & Accessories

Rosemount cottage farm meats


Ballyriff Buffalo

Crawfords Rock Seaweed

Mooncraft Bows

Fruitonic juice bar

The Salty Herb

Kennedy Bacon 

Lough Neagh’s Stories – selling freshly cooked Lough Neagh Eels

Green Fingers Family

Pizza Table