Shop Local this Christmas at the Handmade Canberra EPIC Markets

There is nothing better than hearing the chatter of people as they move through the EPIC markets pavilions, the exclamations of delight from customers as they fall in love with a handmade product and, of course, the tantalising aromas of different cuisines emerging from our Gourmet Food Hall – all the things that make our market such a great experience to be a part of!

Every market has fresh new stallholders and our returning stallholders always have new designs on offer, making a visit to the Handmade EPIC markets the place to be to keep up with fresh and emerging design trends. It’s not your ordinary market… think high quality, stylish and on trend wares. We pride ourselves on bringing the most talented Australian makers to Canberra to connect them with customers passionate about supporting Australian made. While entry to the market is FREE, we do encourage a gold coin donation to our Charity Door Greeters, Rise Above.

Below are just a few of the very talented makers we are welcoming to our midst for our Christmas Market in Canberra on the 8, 9 and 10 December, 2023. View the full market lineup of Stallholders attending the market to start getting your shopping list ready, and be sure to browse our Best Handmade Gifts in Australia Blog Post to see some of our makers who will be bringing gifts suitable for everyone in your life with them to the market.

MayFred Jewels Miley
MayFred Jewels makes lasting sentimental jewellery by combining natural high grade crystals with quality 14k gold filled and sterling silver metals. From birthstones to colourful crystal combos, each piece is uniquely handcrafted and designed to be meaningful to each wearer, featuring charms that are stamped by hand.
Designer and maker Krystle creates these meaningful keepsakes from her Canberra studio, with a passion for affordable fashion jewellery that lasts. Charity and sustainability is also at the heart of MayFred Jewels where 10% of profits are donated to at-risk children, and reusable and recyclable packaging has been mindfully selected.
Happy Day People Deadset Legends Puzzle
Happy Day People are a mother-daughter team born and bred in Melbourne. Angela and Claudia founded Happy Day People with the desire to create items that are colourful, funny and celebrate Australia. Angela and Claudia are inspired by Australia’s pop culture, nature and humour and are passionate about creating considered, quality products. At every stage, Happy Day People are conscious of the ethical and environmental impacts of their work and always make sure their sourcing and practices are as traceable as possible so nothing nasty sneaks in. Simply put, they create high-quality items to put a smile on your dial.
Catherine B Handmade Canberra Market
Catherine B creates makeup that helps you feel beautiful and shift your self-perceptions. Handmade in small batches from organic, sustainable and high-quality ingredients, Catherine B products are super pigmented, often multi-functional, have serious staying power and the best bit, is they smell incredible as they are infused with pure essential oils. Not only are the aromas amazing, but the properties of the essential oils support healthy glowing skin and elevate your mental and emotional wellbeing. Each application is a sensory experience that uplifts your mood and just makes you feel good!
Gift Me Again Christmas Crown and Gift Bag
Gift Me Again offers a range of eco conscious gift wrap solutions handmade by Sophie from her home in Howlong, NSW. The range of handmade fabric gift bags, party favour bags, reversible gift baskets and blackboard gift tags hit the mark for gift wrap without the guilt. Gift Me Again gift bags have been carefully designed to sit flat when full and are perfect for wrapping odd shaped gifts. Gift bags come in petite and bottle size to extra large gift sacks in prints for all occasions. All products are created to be re-gifted, reused, upcycled or treasured.
Marlo Woodwork Coat Hook
Marlo Woodwork specialises in crafting elegant and functional wooden homeware pieces inspired by Australia’s landscapes. From vases and wall hooks to seating and coffee tables, they meticulously design each item with a keen eye for detail. Their creations seamlessly combine aesthetics with utility, ensuring that their products not only look stunning but also enhance the functionality of your living spaces. With a strong commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability, Marlo Woodwork delivers timeless works of art that add a touch of natural beauty to your home.
Ellie and Moo Floral Earrings
Ellie and Moo Design is the creative work of local Canberran maker, Jacqui. The brand is known for its colourful polymer clay jewellery that brings joy to both everyday outfits and special occasions. Floral earrings with embellished touches, chunky beaded necklaces and chain-link styles are core pieces in the collection. Expect whimsical patterns aplenty, as well as seasonal designs that are made for celebrations. No two pieces are the same thanks to their handmade nature.
Love Dem Apples - Gourmet Food
Love Dem Apples makes drool-inducing caramel apples, a favourite North-American treat, and then added a few twists of our own! First, they make sure that all their granny smith apples are of the highest quality and that they are crisp, tart and ready to eat!
They are then dipped into a soft, home-made, small batch, copper kettle caramel and finally rolled in mouthwatering toppings and finished with a drizzle (or two) of chocolate. Love Dem Apples keep in room temperature for up to 5 days and in the fridge for up to 3 weeks!

Super Bao
Established in 2018, Super Bao has become one of the most popular food stalls in Canberra. They use the most traditional Chinese bakery method to hand make their fluffy cloudy bao buns. By putting different fillings to the bao (classic Taiwan style pork belly bao, family pass down recipe of Shanghai duck bao etc), they are able to bring both authentic and newly inspired Asian flavours to people.
THICC Cookies Funfetti Cookie
THICC Cookies is the Original New York Style THICC Cookies! Crafting deliciously THICC and stuffed cookies with all your favourite flavours and regularly launching innovative mash ups, these are a must-try at the market!

The Handmade Canberra EPIC markets offer a unique experience for locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, local arts and crafts, or just some fun family entertainment, the market has something for everyone.

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