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.

Treasure Island Flea

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Treasure Island Flea brings in more than 400 artists and collectors for their monthly market. Their holiday event will have all the vintage and handmade goods you'd expect, as well as holiday DIY workshops, live music and three full bars with local wine, craft beers, and seasonal cocktails. Best of all, it's dog-friendly. Take a selfie with Santa and explore a barrage of designers, antique collectors, and underground food start-ups. // 10am to 4pm, Nov 25th and 26th, California Ave and Ave N. (Treasure Island), treasureislandflea.com


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