Handmade incense holders and planters. (Courtesy of Renegade Craft Fair)

The Best Local Maker Fairs For Holiday Gift Giving

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Score the title of best gift-giver this year.

There's something undeniably special when someone opens your present and you notice a glimmer in their eye, the slight upwards curve of a smile. For those of you that revel in being skilled gift-givers, these markets are for you. Traverse indoor and open-air bazaars to explore one-of-a kind handmade and vintage goods; and perhaps even pick up a little souvenir for yourself. These holiday fairs will be brimming with the loveliest crafts that are bound to make you question how you ever lived without that gorgeous teapot or ultra nifty purse with a multitude of secret compartments. Here are some of the best markets in the area, starting as soon as this weekend.

Urban Air Market

Anna Monet jewelry

(Courtesy of Urban Air)

A meticulously curated marketplace with an emphasis on sustainable design, Urban Air carefully selects their creators based on originality, ethos and quality. Born in Hayes Valley 13 years ago, their holiday iteration will open in December with 150 vendors. Peruse a wide selection of fashion, home decor, art, furniture and body products that are not only beautiful, but good for the planet. // 11am – 6pm, Dec 3rd, Jack London Square (Oakland), urbanairmarket.com

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