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.

SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

(Courtesy of SFMade)

SFMade presents a market with goods from more than 70 makers, all based in San Francisco. In its seventh year, the fair will carry a multitude of gifting options including jewelry, bags, chocolate, gourmet items, home goods, apparel, body products, and more. Artwork from from CCA students will also be available for purchase. Munch on treat from Humphry Slocombe and snag a living wreath from Urban Farmgirls. // 11am to 5pm, Dec 17th, California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St. (SoMa, sfmade.org


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