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Festive Season Pop-Up Shop

December 5, 2022

In the spirit of gifting this festive season, Difrax and Shop North have selected some of our favourite treasures from female-owned businesses that will make beautifully considered gifts and unique stocking fillers for the whole family. For a limited period, from 5-15 December, we will be selling these products on our website.

Amanda-Jayne Candles

Proudly local and deliciously addictive, these candles do not disappoint. We love that this brand is locally produced in Cape Town and owned by momtrepreneur Amanda Cumming. In the spirit of gifting we particularly love her beautiful festive gift packs, deliciously scented and as delightful to open and look at as they are to light and smell.

Hand poured in stylish gold tins, made with natural soy wax, and scented with a unique blend of pure essential oils, the scents in this gift box are Greenhouse, Night Bloom, Ginger Cake and Seasoned. They are all beautifully decorated with unique Christmas inspired labels and include a chic box of white tipped candles. 

For the Festive Pop-Up Shop, Amanda has put together a special set of scents that are soothing for pregnant moms, available in the standard 4 tin gift set, comprising of Greenhouse, Night Bloom, Orange Blossom and Pink Petal.

Shop Amanda Jayne here.

Amanda Jayne Candles


Ben Ben

After having a child late August of 2019 and then experiencing a pandemic and lockdown, this mother and father team, Celeste and Alain Ferrier, began manufacturing amazing room accessories for toddlers and kids, with a true family spirit at the heart of it all.

Ben Ben, comprises of crafted wooden products and lights that will make any toddler light up when they open these gorgeous gifts. The designs are eco-friendly and are plastic-free. They are made from sustainable birch ply timber and use non-toxic and biodegradable paints. Ben Ben is locally made with the goal of uplifting the communities they source from. 

We are particularly obsessed with the cleverly designed height charts in the shape of surfboards that will look beautiful as a decor element in any kid's room.

As a special bonus, Ben Ben is giving away free hand-made up-cycled Christmas stockings to the first few orders received. Stock is limited. 

Shop Ben Ben here.

 Ben Ben surfboard height chart



Harriet Came is a well known and highly respected doula, as well as an amazingly established yoga teacher of 25 years, specialising in prenatal and postnatal yoga. With this wealth of insight and knowledge, Harriet really is an industry leader in her field. Her company, Blossom and Bloom, provides products and services to support women around fertility, pregnancy, birth and beyond. Under this umbrella she runs the NPO, Bloom Mama, which looks to provide less fortunate mothers in Cape Town with pregnancy assistance.

We are a big fan of Harriet's oil range, Bloom oils, made up of five different nurturing oils that vary from anti-nausea to sleep aids to massage oil for mothers and babies. We highly recommend this beautiful range of healing and soothing oils, and are stocking it in our Pop-Up shop as a must-have for a Christmas pamper.

Shop Bloom Oils here

Bloom baby massage oil

Sensorium Toys

Robyn Turnbull is a paediatric occupational therapist who specialises in sensory integration. With play being a big part of her every day life, finding and sharing the best toys with parents has become her mission. Through Sensorium Toys Robyn is achieving this mission by showcasing beautiful toy brands who offer clever design and support child development.

We love her selection of gorgeously crafted wooden toys that have a different skill or mission behind each of them. From the Sensory Tumbling set that rolls and encourages reaching and interaction in little ones, to developing their fine motor skills through the colourful Fruit Cutting set, Sensorium has got all the stages covered in beautifully designed and executed educational toys. This is the perfect gift or stocking filler for your little ones.

Shop Sensorium here.

Sensorium wooden toys