The Bay Harbour Market family has been hard at work creating stunning gifts for the festive season, so you can dazzle yours with unique pieces with just the right amount of South African flair.
This year escape the chaos of the malls and instead look local, because it’s not just an investment in local entrepreneurs – it’s an investment in celebrations for all South Africans.
Set inside an authentic old fish factory in Hout Bay, the market truly has something for everyone. From fashion and footwear to jewellery and décor, there is bound to be the perfect present waiting just around the corner. Here’s our gift guide for all tastes.
For the house proud
Afrika Bloks specialises in beautifully framed and mounted images of real-life journeys across the globe as well as a whole host of mounted vintage adverts, iconic pop icons, artworks, and movies, and quirky quotes and motivations. Browse for a while and you are bound to find just the piece to tie together any space.
While Shiela African Pride offers a selection of beautifully handcrafted traditional wooden bowls for your kitchen and home – perfect for eating off or proudly displaying them. Sheila also stocks a wide range of fabulous African fabrics and gorgeous kikois which can be used as a sarong, skirt, baby sling, towel, scarf, shawl, head wrap, dress, and so much more.
For the artiste
Matthew Bell is a pencil artist whose subjects include the animals, birds and trees of the Southern African bushveld. His beautifully hand-drawn prints and originals of African wildlife are the perfect conversation starter in any home.
If you are looking for a gift for the more fashion-forward, Billy Now focuses on vintage-inspired classic design clothing, but with a fresh modern twist. Proudly designed and produced in Cape Town using premium quality imported materials, each item is its own piece of wearable art.
For the foodie
Proudly South African family-owned and run business, The Greek Olive uses only locally sourced ingredients to make their marinated Kalamata olives, tapenades and premium quality olive oils that are bursting with love and flavour – the perfect stocking filler for the home chef.
But if it’s something a bit ‘meatier’ you are after, look no further than Bay Meat Market. Offering a variety of unique charcuterie, cured and smoked meats, they also celebrate South African game with products like Kudu Pastrami, Springbok Salami or Warthog Chorizo for the more adventurous of tastebuds.
For the kiddos:
Get your little ones a present that will last a lifetime. With remarkable handcrafted toys made from locally sourced wood at a company based around the corner in Fish Hoek, Unique Wooden Toys is not only sustainable but each item has incredible detail and delightful moving parts that will keep your kid entertained for hours. They are also 100% natural, organic, and compostable.
With over 80 traders under one roof, Bay Harbour Market continues to be one of Cape Town’s most popular and loved shopping destinations. When it comes to gifts for any occasion, we recommend grabbing your dearest and heading to the market – delicious food, live music, craft beers on tap and a vibe like no-other.
Make sure to visit the market to get your festive shopping done this weekend!