the craft of gifting


Another season of gift giving is upon us, searching high and low for the perfect presents can be daunting to most. Find unique and special gifts in your area at local artisan and craft fairs. Thoughtful, handmade and often inexpensive, these gifts may be just the thing you are looking for! Most of the fairs are free and even if you are not looking for gifts they can be fun to walk around, taste and admire the holiday cheer.



The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, New York City
where: btw 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
when: now through January 3rd
time: Mon-Fri 11am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 6pm
cost: free!

Brooklyn Flea, New York City
where: Annex, at E. 4th St. and Lafayette
when: Wed*-Sun until Christmas starting Friday November 27th
every day Dec 16th – 24th
time: Wed noon – 9pm, Thu & Sun noon– 7pm, Fri & Sat noon – 8pm
* wednesdays 6-9pm enjoy djs and drinks!
cost: free!

Unique Los Angeles, Los Angeles
where: California Market Center
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 5 + 6
time: 11am – 6pm
cost: $10

Renegade Craft, Chicago
where: Pulaski Park Fieldhouse
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 5 + 6
time: 11am – 7pm
cost: free!

Sowa Holiday Market, Boston
where: Cathedral HS Gymnasium, 74 Union Park Street
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 12 + 13
time: 10am – 6pm
cost: $5.00 for adults, Children under 12 free

Bazaar Bizarre, San Francisco
where: County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 12 + 13
time: 12pm – 6pm
cost: $2

Renegade Craft, San Francisco
where: Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 19 + 20
time: 11am – 7pm
cost: free!

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