best gift market


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.

Melanie Brown

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.
Maria Perez

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.

Kelly Joe

CEO, Acme Industries

Many thanks, again, for a really wonderful event. I really go the sense that Randwick Council worked hard to make the event great for stallholders and makers and a wonderful day for residents and visitors. Many thanks, again, to everyone on the working team, for including LoveAndWest and making the day so very very easy and enjoyable.

Jude Love


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!!

Jane Eskin

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

I have just completed the survey and thanks again for the opportunity to be part of the best gift market. It was a fantastic event for us and expertly organised on your end. In terms of the markets we go to this was a favourite and being locals it was great to see all the local support.
Thanks again and look forward to attending next year!
Nicole Pensko

Charli & Molly Canine Couture

Many thanks for organising the Best Gift Market last Sunday at Coogee Reserve. It was a great success.
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

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be a part of Best Gift Market! We had a great day and loved it.
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.

Mamiko Hoban


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!!

Irene Moraitis

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.

Stephen Jones

I like your bike

Thank you SO much for the opportunity to hold a stall at the Coogee Best Gift Market! I had the best day! Your organisation of the event was brilliant and everything went so smoothly from start to finish. Although this was my first market I could tell that I was very lucky to have been a part of it. I spoke to many other stall holders who told me how good this market was compared to others they’d been to.


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

Rapture Homemade

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.


Denise McDonald

DM Pottery

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!

Joyce Hammerton

Summerland honey


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.