At this time of the year, there’s no avoiding all the fairy lights, baubles and tinsel that festoons every supermarket aisle. Yep, the silly season’s here and that means one thing: time to get the gift shopping going.

With exactly seven weekends to go before Christmas day, there’s still bags of time. So use those weekends to skip the malls, and hit Durban’s I Heart Market instead. Here, the finds are one-of-a-kind, the shopping experience is a leisurely pleasure, and you’ll definitely score some sweet deals.

I Heart is definitely a favourite amongst locals, and after one visit, it’s not hard to see why. It’s where KZN’s most imaginative talent comes together to showcase their handmade crafts, homemade and super-moreish eats, and other unique goodies.

It really is the perfect place to find the perfect gift, even for those friends that are impossible to buy for. I Heart Market usually pops up at Moses Mabhida Stadium on the first Saturday of every month, but at this time of year, we all know that’s not enough.

I Hearters will be doing their thing twice a month leading up to Christmas, so catch the market on these Saturdays for even more festive shopping: 17 November, and 7, 16 and 21 December.

I heart Market Durban

I heart Market Durban