6 Cool Craft Markets to buy Unique, locally-made presents for loved ones (or yourself!)

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Image from the Eastside Flea Market (old location)

Who’s with me – there is nothing more exhausting than spending hours shopping at a mall. The endless Christmas carols, the crowds, the extra bright fluorescent lighting…

If you’re looking for an alternative shopping adventure for your holiday gifts this year, there is no shortage of options. Whether you’re on the hunt for handmade treats, one-of-a-kind trinkets, or a gift for that one person on your list who already has everything… craft markets are a saviour in the seemingly endless task of holiday shopping.

Grab a friend (or two) and check out some of these excellent craft markets in Vancouver. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list (and maybe even a few surprises for yourself!)

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6 Cool Craft Markets to buy Unique, locally-made presents for loved ones (or yourself!)

Freshly picked: Spring Farmers Markets opening for the season

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Spring has sprung and so have the delicious fruits and veggies that are filling up the local farmers markets! Now that the winter farmers markets have closed for the season, the larger spring/summer markets will be opening throughout May and June!

You can check the eatlocal.org website to find out what’s in season, but there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find apples, chard, dandelion greens, kale, nettles, potatoes, mushrooms, grass-fed beef & lamb, craft beer, and a whole lot more.

Check out the list below of the spring farmers markets that will be open across Vancouver starting next month:

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Quick Guide to 2017 December Craft Markets in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Make It! The Handmade Revolution

Does the thought of stepping into a busy mall during the holiday season make you shudder? Are you sick of buying similar gifts at similar stores each year? Vancouver is lucky to have a thriving DIY (do-it-yourself) community, which hosts several holiday craft markets leading up to the big gift-giving day.

If you’re looking for something a little extra special for a loved one, you’ll be pleased to know that Vancouver has several craft markets scheduled before the end of December. Check out the quick guide below to decide which ones to check out and don’t forget to spend a little extra on something for yourself!

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Quick Guide to 2017 December Craft Markets in Vancouver

German-Style Vancouver Christmas Market Returns, Nov. 24 – Dec. 24

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Yearning for more than a mall and a red Starbucks cup? The hotly-anticipated Vancouver Christmas Market, an authentic German-style Christmas market, returns to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in downtown Vancouver, Nov. 24 -Dec. 24.

The holidays Vancouver Christmas Market-style are romantic, aromatic and twinkly. Stroll inside the village gate into a world of rustic wooden huts surrounding a soaring Tannenbaum festooned with thousands of lights. Partake in Glühwein, sausages, stollen, and gingerbread. Browse Christmas decor and gifts such as nutcrackers, Lauscha glass ornaments, beer steins and wooden trains. Continue reading:
German-Style Vancouver Christmas Market Returns, Nov. 24 – Dec. 24