Pay It Forward is a co-operative, curated shop of quality, locally-crafted gifts; beautiful homeware; art; and artisan products. It’s the creative heart of your community.

Not only does the store give local Canterbury creatives a platform to sell their goods but it’s social enterprise model means it is raising money to go straight back into supporting the community, through various programmes and initiatives. The Pay It Forward Store is located at 49 Nancy Ave, Mairehau.

Shop Hours

Monday to Friday

10:00am to 4:00pm



11:00am to 3:00pm




Our designers hold regular classes throughout the year, teaching skills such as Kombucha brewing; creating crafty mosaics and decorations; and blending your own essential oils. Watch out for upcoming classes through the Pay It Forward Store website and Facebook page.

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