5 fantastic fall craft markets in Vancouver to shop local this season

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Image courtesy of Eastside Flea

Now that the holidays are officially on the horizon (goodbye, sweet summer), it’s time to start getting into the shopping spirit.

Remember last year, when you were doing all of your holiday shopping the night before, sweating in your heavy coat as the harsh fluorescent lights and crowds pushed you to your limits and your hopefully optimistic remark: “Next year, I’ll start my shopping early!” 

Now’s your chance to get all of your holiday shopping out of the way with the upcoming surge of craft markets in Vancouver! We’ve got five fantastic fall markets quickly approaching, filled with locally-made crafts that are the perfect hostess/host gift, stocking stuffer, holiday gift, or maybe just something special for yourself.

Check out these 5 upcoming craft markets around town for some amazingly unique gifts that support local artists and craft makers!

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5 fantastic fall craft markets in Vancouver to shop local this season

Give Handmade Gifts this Year from 5 Fantastic Craft Fairs

Vancouver Craft Fair 2014

Image courtesy of Make It! Craft Fair | Photo credit ©Imaging by Marlis 2011

In November and December local craft fairs seem to be happening every weekend, and for good reason. More and more people are turning to Vancouver craft fairs for unique, handmade gifts to giveaway during the holiday season.

Vancouver craft fairs have become bigger than ever before and the wide selection of goods available makes it easy to shop for everyone on your list. On top of that, many craft fairs are turning into a place to shop with a big side of party atmosphere. Beer gardens, food trucks, and hands-on demonstrations are turning the idea of an old-fashioned craft fair on its head.

Here are 5 craft fairs to check out this month in Vancouver, and don’t be afraid to bring your reluctant significant other along, there’s plenty of things to keep them occupied with! (namely: food and craft beer).

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Give Handmade Gifts this Year from 5 Fantastic Craft Fairs