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

The Best Local Maker Fairs For Holiday Gift Giving


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.

Etsy Holiday Market

(Courtesy of Etsy)

All of the beautiful things you've favorited on Etsy can now be viewed in person at their holiday market. There will be more than 200 local makers as well as small batch food vendors at this jolly event. // 12pm to 5pm, Nov 25th-26th, Pier 35 1454 The Embarcadero (Embarcadero), facebook.com

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