Elstree Gift Fair returns!

Everyone at Elstree enjoyed a fabulous Gift Fair just before half term. 

With over 40 stalls spread between the Dining Room and McMullen Hall, there were plenty of tempting gifts to buy.  Moreover there were lots of happy shoppers, excited children, hampers galore, delicious coffee and cakes from @imogensapron, all interspersed with some beautiful singing from the various Elstree choirs.  


A massive thank you to the wonderful Friends of Elstree team for organising the beautiful hampers this year, which generated some very enthusiastic bidding!


It was wonderful to be able to welcome Helen from PALS, so she could speak with lots of the Gift Fair visitors about their fantastic work.  We are delighted that 50% of the proceeds, £4066.19, will be donated to PALS.  This year Friends of Elstree are fundraising for the low ropes course at Elstree, and the remaining 50% of money raised from the Gift Fair will go towards this.

Gift Fair Committee

Of course, a final thank you to the Gift Fair Committee, headed up by Melissa Price,  who put together this fantastic event.  We hope you all managed to make a start to your Christmas shopping!  See below for the list of amazing stalls and links to their website if you didn’t manage to get through your shopping list!

List of Stalls:


Beavers Pots, The Elegant Pea Fowl, Foreman and Dring, Butterflies By Paul, Anna’s Attic Mortimer, Squiffy Pots, Top Notch Trading, Chez Beccy, 1718 Lifestyle, Alice Dent Creations, Lali by Lara Dent, The Live Well Shop, Melissa La Fave London, Club Matters, Cucumber Wood Candles, Spots and Stripes, Hurstbourne Forge, Homelie

Clothing and Jewellry

Me Encanta, Hoboko, Vivaansie, Pink String, Chukka Belts, Lucy Loves Retro, Auree Jewellery, Bridie and Bert

Children’s Toys

Three Boys Rock, Little Oak Clothing, Catherine Roskill, Tinks, Named Sox, Doodle Dents, Crash Bang Kids, History Heroes, Chuckle Soaps, Little Smartipants

Food, Drink and Flowers

Cherry Me, Marsdens Confectionery, Happy Teas, Marlston Farmgirl, Wiltshire Liquer Company, Imogen’s Apron