UPDATE: MAY 2020
With Covid-19 really changing how we do things and affecting people all over the world; we need to “buy local” now more than ever. Supporting a local business in your community, provides for the needs of a family! Not sure how to get started? Try this one month buying local challenge shared by Rebecca Moses on Groom + Style.
To begin the challenge, try making a list of the items that you need to purchase for the month. Include groceries, produce, and other necessities. Also, be sure to include days when you intend to eat out or grab a coffee. Then in a column next to the items that you need to purchase, start brainstorming a list of local retailers, local farms, and local businesses where you might find them. Once you get started, you will see how easy it can be to purchase what you need locally.https://groomandstyle.com/buying-local-benefits-methods-and-tips/
We have all heard the saying “buy local”, but why should we be buying locally? Does it make a difference? You may have seen the image above on Social Media recently. I am not sure where it originated; it does make a good point. However there are so many reasons why we should buy local – check out 10 more reasons here. Add to that the quality and care taken to produce locally made items, and I knew what I needed to do this year!
So, I went to find out for myself what local items where available for Christmas on a local moms group. I was shocked with the number of awesome parents out there making amazing goodies. I decided a blog post was needed to put them all in one place, tell you about them and make an easy reference page for myself!
Here are Local Businesses/People you can buy from in Cape Town:
(in no particular order – and check out the gallery below of these gorgeous products)
Sharpies from the USA (awesome for crafting), cost varies from R350 – R380 for the different packs.
curAtiv also has it’s own range of jewellery, handcrafted statement pieces from brass, natural and glass stones to name a few.
They supply wonderful healing salts at reasonable prices.
Barefoot Wild and Free
Tropical, bohemian and motherhood inspired online shop.
The Reiki Lady
Reiki sessions available for a gift for Christmas.
Phone/WhatsApp: 076 402 1641
Photography gift vouchers.
Melanie C Fine Art Photography
Fine Art Prints all sizes and mediums. Special on A2 and A3 canvas prints, ready to hang.
Sea & Shore Resin Jewellery
These are really beautiful and different!
Bee Loved Raw Honey
Bee Loved Raw Honey and natural bees wax products in Noordhoek.
The Sticker Studio
Decor Stickers for Walls, Cupboards, Appliances, Furniture, Windows, Mirrors and Vehicles!
I love This & That
Online gift store stocking all kinds of beautiful things, basically this and that.
All natural Nut & Seed butter
Crumbs and Frosting
Search no further for the most delicious, custom made celebration cakes, pastries, desserts and confectionery tables. Ginger bread house kits and the rest of my Christmas range will be up next week.
The Biltong Women Deli
A locally run and family owned little business. The main attraction is traditionally spiced beef biltong. Biltong suppliers are a dime a dozen – but they rarely offer the real stuff!
Crafting made easy. So many cute Christmas items!
Gorgeous natural creams and lotion bars.
Sammys Majestic Bakes
For the most delicious Christmas cupcakes, biscuits and cakes.
Fresh artisan sauces using local ingredients. They also make funky BBQ sauces, relishes and curds.
Absolutely gorgeous Christmas Wreaths. Large wreaths 45cm’ish are R850, and Small 35cm’ish are R700. Theresa plans to do red or white but can do any colour palette according to taste and preference.
Artcards by CK
All cards are hand drawn, one-of-a-kind abstract designs using artliner pens and nail polish, envelope included.
From Diane’s home to yours…
A variety of homemade goodies and Diane has an amazing Christmas range too (including Christmas stockings which she personalizes).
Margery & Mae
Plant hangers that bring the outdoors indoors.
LilyD Wood Creations
Gift someone special with anything from herb & planters to tables & benches, the cutest very popular kiddies gyms, or even something for the fur babies. Send them your ideas, pictures and measurements and they can bring your vision to life!
This year’s Magical Christmas Eve Box has a new exciting look and feel. Its bright, merry and shows off Christmas and the Holidays in its own special way!
Squiggle and Squeak
Trendy kids bedding, personalised toys/plushies and decor with 100% cotton fabric (for babies to kids under 10).
I will continue to add to this list as we get closer to Christmas, so come back soon!