Following on from our tips on how to stay sane and have some fun while doing your Christmas shopping, here are a couple of ideas on where to find fun and unique gifts in Cape Town and Joburg in the last few weeks before Christmas.

CAPE TOWN

Kirstenbosch Craft Market – 12 & 19 December 2010

There is a wide selection of hand crafted products as well as delicious food and entertainment for kids. Open between 09:00 and 15:00. Venue: Stone cottage grounds, corner Kirstenbosch & Rhodes Drive, Newlands.

Salt Deli – 16 December 2010

Enjoy a Food and Wine Christmas Extravaganza with live music, wine tastings, food samples and arts and crafts stalls. Open between 09:00 and 15:00. Venue: 34 Victoria Road, Bantry Bay.

Durbanville Night Market – 17 December 2010

This is a perfect place to do last minute shopping. There will be high quality crafts on sale, and live music to keep you entertained. Open between 17:00 – 22:00. Venue: Rust-en-Vrede Heritage Site, Wellington Road, Durbanville.

Adderley Street Night Market – 17 to 30 December 2010

Browse through 180 stalls of local crafts, food, gifts, jewellery, clothes, home and garden accessories. Open between 18:30 – 23:30. Venue: Adderley Street, Cape Town.

JOBURG

Bryanston Christmas Moonlight Markets– 7, 14, 21 December 2010

Relax and enjoy delicious freshly prepared food and find unique Christmas gifts, followed by Carols by Candlelight. Open between 17:00 and 21:00. Venue: Culross Road, Bryanston.

Hillfox Christmas Market – 21 to 24 December 2010

Featured at this year’s Christmas Market is a selection of unique affordable gifts and free live local entertainment. Open from 12:00 – 20:00 (except Christmas Eve, when the market closes at 13:00). Venue: B&B Markets Hillfox, Hillfox Value Centre, Hendrik Potgieter Drive, Weltevreden Park.

If you have other suggestions please leave a comment and share your ideas with us.

Sources: capetownmagazine.combryanstonorganicmarket.co.zacitysearchblog.yellowpages.co.za. Image source: reigninggifts.com