Glass gifts and decorations

Learn how to blow glass baubles with the help of a master craftsman and find colourful gift ideas from international glass artists

Adam Aaronson's perfume bottles
Adam Aaronson's glass perfume bottles (£450)

November 14 and 20
If not forever blowing baubles, at least try it for an hour or so, guided by a master craftsman and with the help of a hot furnace. A glass bauble workshop session costs £30, and includes a glass of mulled wine. Extra dates may be available nearer Christmas.
Zest Glass Gallery, Roxby Place, SW6; 020 7610 1900;

In the adjoining gallery, admire the fragile beauty of Glass Winterscape, a show full of colourful gift ideas from around ten international glass artists, from decorations and perfume bottles to vases, bowls, glasses and small ornamental pieces, with prices from £10, and lots at £30-£50.

Meanwhile, South of the River (from 23 November), find more beautiful glass gifts - prices start at around £40 - at London Glassblowing’s Christmas Open Studio, including cast glass robins and little Christmas trees – and free mulled wine and mince pies (62-66 Bermondsey Street, SE1; 020 7403 2800;

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