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Local Markets for Christmas Gifts

Christmas is 85 days away.

There is no more denying it – Christmas is coming and it is time to plan. Christmas is my favourite time of the year but it is also the most wasteful time of the year – but it doesn’t have to be! It is possible to have a wonderful Christmas without the indulgence and waste.

One of the easiest ways to have a more sustainable festive season is to shop local! I am a big fan of supporting local, there are so many amazing smaller brands making some really amazing products – many of them sourced and made locally.

I have put together a list of local markets you can browse for the perfect Christmas gift.

Busstop7 Market – This is my absolute favorite market! It is no your usual market which is what makes it awesome. You will find some of the best local artists and brands on display here and some of the best food you will ever taste. It is on every weekend so you can visit it a few times if you want. This market has a range of goodies from clothes to home decor to toys so you will be able to find something for everyone at the Busstop7 Market. A visit to this market is such a fun day out. You can browse the market and then enjoy a cup of coffee and cake from one of the vendors in the food hall area.

You can find out more about this market here.

Image: Busstop7 Market

Pretoria Products Market – Pretoria Products is a gorgeous little shop that showcases a collection of amazing local supplies. Every now and then Linda hosts a market. The next one is going to be on the 24 October – you can find out more information here. If you need teachers gifts, then you want to make a plan to get to this market but if you can’t – pop into the Pretoria Products shop!

Image: Pretoria Products

Ja. Market – I haven’t been to this market yet unfortunately. Ja. showcases a range of local brands from food to clothing to decor – based on their images you can get literally anything at this market and it is all locally made or sourced. They hold regular markets in both Pretoria East and Southdowns – keep an eye on their Facebook page for all the upcoming events.

You can find out more about this market here.

Image: Ja.

Cowhouse Market: If you are looking for a market with a funky vibe then this is the market. We visited it just after they were allowed to reopen so the actual market part was small but it looks like it is getting busier. They do often have live music and a great seating area where you can sit and enjoy a pizza or a burger. They have these amazing wine slushies that are the perfect for a hot summer Saturday.

You can find out more about this market here.

Image: Cowhouse

Irene Market : This market has been going for years but is always a crowd pleaser. I have found some gorgeous little Christmas decorations at this market. You will find a lot of handmade goodies at this market, suitable for everyone you need to buy for. Irene is the prettiest village so the setting for this market is stunning! (I would leave the kids at home for this market).

You can find out more about this market here.

Image: Irene Village Market

This is the first post in my Sustainable Christmas series.

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