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Nifty things!

There's such a variety of nifty essentials for the home with these stalls.


The Baughman’s Bees is a family business based in Christchurch that sells a unique variety of handmade beeswax products with amazing designs including Kiwiana patterns. Some of their most popular items besides their range of food wraps are the very popular cheese bag that fits up to a 1kg block of cheese and a one metre beeswax roll, which can be cut to personal preference.

All their materials are sourced from New Zealand and all packaging is 100% biodegradable.

BBQ Craft hand make their products in a small home workshop in Halswell, generally using recycled timber or in some cases, New Zealand grown timbers.

The most popular item is the BBQ-Easy, a totally different and unique product of which many thousands have been crafted and sold at markets in the last 10 or so years. The BBQ range also includes the KEBAB-Easy, a duel forked item that has many uses around the BBQ and kitchen. An extremely popular item is the MASH-Easy, an old styled masher made from stainless steel and with Rimu handles. These and the SHOE-Easy, another beautifully crafted, all wood shoe horn. For the outdoor occasion there are the WINE-Easy and WINE/BOTTLE-Easy, both made from stainless steel and recycled Rimu, a great addition to outdoor entertaining, picnics and visits to concerts in the park.

The one piece, solid Oak CARVE-Easy is a really beautifully crafted carving board, a great show piece for presenting your roast to your guests and also making it very easy to carve your roasts.

Candle Freak hand pours natural soy candles, melts and diffusers. They have a wide range of premium fragrances to choose from which are mixed with a deluxe natural soy wax. This combination creates a deliciously-fragranced, long burning candle.

Candle Freak prides themselves on their extensive Luxury Collection, which are popular for gifts or as a treat for yourself and they are always on the look-out for new colours and styles.

Their 2021 releases (so far!) are the Gelato Stemless Jars and new colours in the Keep Cups – Peach Blossom and Pink Wave. "

Lexi Loo Lah specialises in custom hand painted mats. Each door mat is hand painted and designed by Amy (boss babe) in Christchurch, New Zealand with a touch of sass splashed in. So be bold and make your visitors feel welcome with something sassy or special at your door.

Refined Handmade is a store born out of a passion for making and creating. Alongside their bags and pouches, they also have a range of timber homewares handcrafted from native and recycled New Zealand timbers. All products are handmade with love and care right here in Christchurch.

SammyBags could be considered as a vegan leather – a reusable, washable, durable bag made of washable kraft paper. A decidedly classic old-school feel with a modern approach to sustainability. A selection of flat bags, Coffee Pouches, Lunch bags and Stand up Pouches in a wide selection of sizes. $1 from each bag is donated towards supporting mental health in our community.

Simply Gifts is based in Loburn and creates individually poured wood-wick scented soy candles. The candles are presented in glass jars with wooden lids. Wooden wicks last longer and burn for longer with a slight "crackle". Over a hundred fragrances are available to choose from and a candle refill service is offered.

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