BEST GIFT MARKET
best gift market
ESTABLISHED IN 2017
Best Gift Market is a new Christmas event showcasing local, handmade, sustainable and ethical products. There will be market stalls with artisans and designers showcasing environmental friendly homewares, gifts and products from across the Eastern suburbs and Sydney.
- 2020 ABA – Australian Business Awards – Best Gift Sustainable Christmas Market – Winner
- 2020 LG PROFESSIONALS – Local Economic Contribution – 2019 Randwick’s Best Gift Sustainable Christmas Market – Highly Commended
- 2020 – GSPA – Great sustainable initiative – Best Gift Sustainable Christmas Market – Highly Commended
- 2020 – Sustainable Cities Awards – Sustainable Projects – Best Gift Market – WINNER
- 2020 – Australian Event Awards – Best Community Event – Best Gift Sustainable Christmas market (and campaign) – Highly Commended
- 2020 – RH Dougherty Awards – Best Community Event – Best Gift Sustainable Christmas market (and campaign) – Highly Commended
- 2018– RH Dougherty Awards – Best Community Event – Best Gift Sustainable Christmas market – WINNER
Our happy stallholders!
Congratulations on organising such a fabulous event – what a success for Randwick Council in their pursuit for sustainability, supporting community, small business and handmade along the way. We are so thankful to have been part of The Best Gift Market. The event was so well organised, staff and security were so friendly and helpful, and the setting was superb. The community came out in droves – in fact it was our best single day’s trading ever – so thank you again!!
Margot and Jeff Webb
Cedar Lodge Homewares & Produce
Many congratulations are due to you and the entire team behind the Best Gift Market in Coogee yesterday – it truly lived up to its name. Lemon Myrtle Fragrances Australia was again thrilled to be a part of such a professionally organised and run event.
With the number of stallholders increased so dramatically, must have added significantly to your workload and to that of your team, yet you, and they again delivered a superb day – even the early weather didn’t put a dampener on the morning. The crowds were consistent right through the day – even after the official closing time – which is very pleasing to see.
Again, our sincere thanks for including Lemon Myrtle Fragrances in your highly competitive event and we would love to be a part of other markets you might consider through the year.
Kerry de Padge
CEO, Lemon Myrtle Australia
I just wanted to write a quick email to say thank you very much for including me in the Best Gift Market. Thank you to you and your team for organising such a great event and for all of your hard work.
I’ve done quite a few markets over the years and this one really lives up to it’s name, “The Best Gift Market!”
The stalls were very well chosen for the occasion and the demographic. There were always tons of people coming through and it felt like they were there to spend money rather than just wandering through.
CEO, Squeaky Squirrel
We just wanted to thank you and the Randwick City Council for an amazing event! On behalf of the Project Bantu and all the young people and families that we help in Australia, Brazil and The Philippines, THANKS!.
We had such a great time, we got to talk to many people about what we do and we raised over $900 with our jewellery in our first market, we’re all truly happy!It was such a beautiful day, great organization and the atmosphere was just incredible, such a pleasure of taking part of it.
Project Bantu Cultural Institute
Just wanted to write to you to thank you for allowing us to trade at this year’s event. It was my first event with Randwick and it was one of the most well organised and laid out event I’ve participated in. Lots of stalls but all had plenty of space in between to allow customers to walk around.
Once again thank you and hope you are able to have more of these every year.Thank you and again thank you for having us.
CEO, Acme Industries
We would just like to say what a wonderful day the market was ! a great atmosphere and vibe. The event was so well organised and we wanted to let you know what a great job you and your team did we were very impressed!
Jo, Ruby and Jess
Oh Candy team
Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for my first ever market. We had a fabulous fun day. The market was excellent, so many different and talented people.Thank you for all your brilliant organisation, hope we can be a part of it again next year!!
Pop about design
The fair was a huge success for me, I’m still receiving orders!
My most successful festival ever.
And so well organised- bump in and bump out so easy. Busy from set up to closing time.
Can’t wait to be a part of the next Randwick council event.
Robert Viner Jones
CEO, Bob Window
Thanks again and look forward to attending next year!
Charli & Molly Canine Couture
The Venue was excellent and it was one of the best markets ever leading up to Christmas. It had a fantastic atmosphere and we hope to be part of the Best Gift Market in 2020.
Andrew & Gaye Durante
AD’s Native Timber Products
That was the first market after we launched our business and we are very happy with the result.
We hope we can participate in this event next year and if you have some similar event that has a theme of sustainability, we would love to join you.
We were amazed by all your hard work at the market. It was well organised!
Thank you so much again.
Thank you so much for your kind Email and having us at your markets.
Please be sure we will be back next year and anything you got coming up in between then and now we are very much interested!!!
Congratulations you did a very good job!!
Director of sales | G I GOURMET NUTS
Just wanted to say thank you from Winnie and myself for allowing us to be a part of your Best Gift Market this year.
Like I mentioned at the end of the day on Sunday, everyone in your staff were so helpful and nice. The customers and the other stall holders were incredible and was such an amazing day.
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Succulents and Preloved Pots
Family based event with local artist and businesses showcasing their products, entertainment and good music and food. The perfect place to get a truly unique and sustainable present!
I love the organisation, how energetic and friendly every single person was from early in the morning! I love that the stalls where culturally diverse, an event in which everyone could feel included!
Tanya ten Brink
A unique market that was well curated and showcased sustainable and or hand made products.
Huge market in great location. Fun with great things to buy.
A great Christmas market where you can find heaps of sustainable, handmade, locally made gifts and support small businesses.
BEST GIFT EVENT EVER. Superb quality of stalls offering a HUGE range of gifts!
A great vibe, great day out, a great opportunity to grab sustainable gifts for Christmas!
THE BEST GIFT IN THE WORLD a range of larger and smaller family-oriented gift ideas for the Christmas season with a tag line, “gifts …. that don’t cost the Earth”. Gift ideas include installing solar panels, car share membership, bicycles, keeping chooks and bees, rainwater tanks, organic food boxes and charity gifts from NGO’s working in developed countries.
The main purpose of the local market is to extend the Best Gift Christmas campaign into a tangible sustainable marketplace for local artists, artisans and producers to sell their locally made, sustainable or environmentally friendly gifts for the festive season.
Randwick City Council is committed to engaging with our local business community and contributing where practical, to their skills and knowledge to help them be more successful.