If you want to get away from the relentless city mall mania, then doing your Christmas shopping in Hogsback will be the best idea ever!!
This year we have bumper markets, stocked to the brim with locally made thinge-malings, ready to warm the cockles of your heart and put you in a festive spirit. All the goodies on sale is made with love in Hogsback by our local hobbit people. Even if you just come to enjoy them and have a chat (not a hug) it will be a very heartwarming experience.
1) Day of Reconciliation Feel Good Pop-up Market
On this public holiday, you can head on over to the Gallery in the Main road, where you will find Canacopia’s pop up shop full CBD health goodies to make you sleep, wake you up and take away all your einas.
Jo will be joined under the verandah with a few pop-up stalls, where you can peruse jewelry, some food and other goods. Go and see what pops up 🙂
2) Friday Night Food market
On Friday night, the 17th of December, there will be a Night Food Market under the tin shed at the Edge. This is always a fun occasion with lots of awesome food on sale, like pulled pork, Thai food, breads, puddings and lots more to enjoy.
3) Saturday morning Christmas market
This is the big one! There will be quite a lot of stalls and the Hogsback folks have been working all year round to help Santa getting this years Christmas gifts ready. Even though a lot of stall owners have Yocos and can accept cards, connectivity is very temperamental on the mountain. So make sure that you bring some cash along.
4) Friday morning Christmas Market
Your very last chance for something unique! Join us from 9 until gatvol or hungry (about lunchtime)
5) Friday morning Old Years Market
Your last chance to market – browse for the year!
Purple Hat Shop
Fiona is a collector of vintage and interesting jewelry and never disappoints with her carefully selected array of vintage, pre-loved, retro and quirky junque jewelry. Not only does she have really amazing pieces, her unique jewelry is totally affordable with nothing over R100. She also makes sure that she supports Hobbiton’s Bridging Fund by donating 5% of her market profits to them. Speaking of Hobbiton- remember to enter this months #Hogsbackstay competition and win a remarkable 2 night stay at Mons Garden Boutique Cottage.
The Leather man
Wayne the leather man specializes in all things leather. He makes soft and hard leather bags, belts, pouches, keyrings and custom made items. His leather is of a high quality and very sought after. His leather bracelets are absolutely a must wear items if you at all want to blend in with the Hogsback feel.
Canacopia CBD products
Jo has a little pop-up shop in the Main road at the Gallery over the festive season, but you will also find her at the main Christmas Market, purely because she does not want to miss out on the market vibe! She has all kinds of quality CBD remedies that work wonders. Weather you have sore muscles, can’t sleep or just needs some of her njammie suckers to give you joy, she has just the thing for all your aches and pains. She also has edibles for animals, rolling papers and herb crushers that won’t crush your spirit or your wallet. Orders welcome and you can WhatsApp Joanne for more info on 076 158 6722
Spilt Milk comics
We are delighted to include the December launch of the new Hogsback children’s book, After This Leaf, illustrated by our very own mega-talented illustrator, Helen Niehaus. If you ask nicely, she may even sign your copy! R120 while stocks last. Look out for the hidden mystical creatures you can find on every page of the book… You just HAVE TO follow her comical take on motherhood on Facebook and Instagram.
At Melanie’s stall you will find the most delicious organic calamata olives, a range of Flippen Lekka Spices, as well as flavours of Talinti food sprinkles, Melmont Honey Bush Tea, braai goodies for men, gifts for ladies, and a whole variety of unicorn & dino toys for girls and boys. Even a stack of pre-loved children books & puzzles. Your all in one last minute Christmas stall with something for everyone.
Mushrooms and Moonbeams
For all kinds of inspirational goodies, this is the table to stop at. Arts, crafts and gifts galore. Salts, jams, funky cards and magnets. Colourful twirls to energize spaces and cute Hogsback wise owls looking for homes. African Moons and much more. As I said, stop and stock up!
At Nonsuch Woodware you will find finely crafted wooden items — from beautifully turned bowls and rollers, to boards, spatulas, puzzles, honey dippers, and much more. All made from locally grown wood.
Look for the FABRICATIONS banner for handmade textile items. Mariss is an exceptionally gifted quilter and her individually unique crafted textile items will make fabulous Christmas gifts. Choose from the various covered books, bags, pouches, draught excluders and pin cushions. It is all made from Shweshwe and other beautiful fabrics. You should also follow here blog here
Simone will be selling her absolutely chocolately chocolate cupcakes as well as some vanilla biscuits made with Eureka flour and real butter. She will have Lepelsteeltjies which is a cheesy shortbread biscuit with a drop of jam on top. Then for the vegans she will have yummy Chocolate vegan cupcakes. Let’s all do chocolate!!!