Well if you haven't done your Christmas shopping yet you really don't need to worry as there are still plenty of opportunities.
Instead of racing into the hot and crowded malls why not indulge yourself at the local markets where you can relax in the fresh air, have great food and entertainment whilst seeking out beautiful and unique gifts.
Coming up over this week there are some great events including The Coast Christmas Carnival at The Plaza, Whangaparaoa. Lots of great Christmas stalls, craft, art, live music, street theatre all culminating in Christmas carols at 7pm.
The last Santa Parade we have on our list is also on in Maungaturoto and the Cambridge Christmas Festival finishes on 17th. The Original Gypsy Fair is on this weekend in Matamata as well as the New Plymouth Kids Market and Coast Collective Market in Silverdale
Plus we also now have links directly to all Saturday markets in Auckland and Saturday markets in the rest of New Zealand and Sunday markets in Auckland and Sunday Markets in the rest of New Zealand for quick and easy reference
This post we'd also like to tell you about a few other fabulous small businesses where you can get unique and beautiful gifts as wonderful Christmas presents. These include ...
Restyle Boutique in Orewa. Not only get your Christmas and New Year outfits but they have lots of fabulous accessories, pop in if you are in the area ...
It's a bit late for overseas posting but never too late to enjoy beautiful handcrafted jewellery from Silverstone Jewellery. Either buy online or from their studio.
For fabulous Scentsy products and it's not just beautiful smelling products for the home but also for kids, cleaning products, skin care and lots more. To find a consultant in your area search online at www.scentsy.com
Or if you are after something for the kids you can't go past Kidzstuff Online with a huge range of goodies and ideas. Visit in store on the North Shore or shop online
What could be more fun than wandering around your local market. Fresh baking smells, lovingly handcrafted items, each one unique and special, delicious home grown produce - that's what we love and we hope you do too!