Why not add something a little more personal under the tree, with a little stash from the markets? No gift double ups guaranteed. Crisp summer evenings and long nights before dark, call for a little late night shopping. Or early morning efforts before anybody else awakes. You’ll need whatever extra time you can get, as Christmas madness sets in.
Never-ending gift lists and all consuming wrapping operations, you’re going to want to avoid the shops at all costs. Rundle Mall is a particular nightmare, approach with caution from December 1st through to New Year.
Setting up in Campbelltown, the Moonlight Markets are a shopper’s paradise. Hand welded jewellery for Mum, a succulent collection for your sister or even an eco-friendly paper backpack, that can withstand a drenching. Not just for holding your lunch. Stock up on gifts and tuck in while you browse, we highly recommend the tastes from Let Them Eat, whole food treasures all made from scratch. Put your eating pants on and head down December 2nd for a feast and a forage.
Taking over the esplanade with handmade goodness, the Beachfront Twilight Markets offer stalls abound and a prime vantage point. What better spot to enjoy acai as you peruse the stalls, right by the beach at Seacliff? Nope, we can’t think of one either. December 9th will see the reserve transformed, just in time for Chrissy presents.
Step into the garden and be delighted by the array of locally created wares, SA sure has a lot to offer. Delicate crockery, hand painted stationery and an abundant selection of vintage, there’s a little something for everyone. The next market is December 3rd, and you’d be unwise not to stock up on Christmas presents here. Personalised trinkets and one off finds, will have you in every family member’s good books this silly season.
Not only will you be able to shop an Etsy stash of local crafts, but board games will be a plenty also. Artisan products by local craftsman and stellar competitive atmosphere as board games overflow from the library. Come 28th November, Unley will be full of vintage, handmade and dice rolling maniacs. It’s like the website has come to life. Enjoy the neighbourhood vibe and play a little while you’re at it.
North Terrace will be bustling come 27th November, as the night market make its triumphant return. Come for the food if anything, a choose your own adventure of flavours upon your own selection. Curry platters to bliss balls, souvlaki to cannoli, whatever you fancy it’s bound to be here. Now you’ll just have to allocate a little time to decide.
Image source: Weekend Notes, Lollipop Markets, Etsy Adelaide.