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Find the one-of-a-kind gift

12th November 2009 by Emilie

There had been much discussion at MOO Studios as to where is the best place to find that perfect Christmas gift (we knew where to find Christmas Cards). But, it seemed we were all seeking a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for our special someone and weren’t sure where we could find it. Luckily, we now have the answer.

Last week, many of you emailed us your favourite local Christmas Craft Fair or Market. We’ve compiled those fairs here. If you have other fairs that we should check out, please list them in the comments!


In the United Kingdom

Brighton:

MADE09
From Thursday 19th November to Sunday 22nd November 2009

Chelmsford:

Winter Wonderland Shopping Fair
Sunday 29 November, 10am – 4pm

Godmanchester:

Oakleigh Christmas Fair
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 2009

Leicester:

Christmas Craft Fair 2009 Parklands Leisure Centre
Sunday 22nd November 2009

London:

Sparkle – Contemporary Craft and Gourmet Fair
From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd November 2009

We Make London
Saturday 5th December

All I Want For Xmas – The Design & Gift Market
From Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th December 2009

South Gloucestershire:

Vintage and handmade Christmas fair
Saturday 14th November 2009


In the US

Chicago:

One of a Kind Show
From Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th December 2009

Los Angeles:

Unique Los Angeles
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2009

Maryland:

Handmade Mart Holiday Shop -N-Stroll
Saturday 5th December

New York:

Holiday Art Show Deepwell Farms St James, NY
Saturday 14th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November 2009

One of a Kind Show
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December

Long Island Fine Arts and Craft Winter Wonderland Holiday Extravaganza
Sunday 12th December

Oakland:

The Crucible
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December


In Canada:

Toronto:

One of a Kind Show
From November 16th to December 6th 2009

Vancouver

Got Craft?
Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Read comments (38)

  1. Claire Hurd Design:

    The Cambridge Handm@de Christmas craft fair is at the Guildhall in Cambridge (UK) city centre on Saturday the 5th of December between 11am and 5pm. There will be lots of handmade goodies and it is a great opportunity to meet the designer/makers.

  2. Deborah Allen:

    Hiya, my favourite is Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre & Market on 28th & 29th November 09, 10am – 4pm
    http://www.ludlowmedievalchristmas.co.uk/
    This is pretty huge and well worth a visit.

    Hartlebury Castle `Cracking Christmas` nr Kidderminster
    held over 2 weekends; 5/6th and 12/13th 11am-5pm
    is smaller but nice with a craft fayre, horse drawn carriage rides, grotto & music

  3. Dollipops:

    I have 2 for London…

    Sunday 15th November (tomorrow!!!) Handmade Galore, Murray Hall, Loughton, Essex. From 2.30-5.30.

    Saturday 28th November. Christmas Craft Fair at The Salvation Army in Lower Clapton, Hackney. From 10-2.

    A huge selection of stalls will be at both fairs, selling gorgeous handmade gifts.

  4. garrettc:

    Handm@de is visiting Oxford on November 29th. Last year’s was cool: http://handmadeoxford.blogspot.com/

  5. L Silberman:

    BINGE open studio & holiday sale
    Dec. 12 from 12 – 8pm
    3506 ash street, baltimore, md 21211
    http://bingeholiday.blogspot.com/
    Featuring 18 different artists (including me!)
    Hope you can come!

  6. Super_Bre:

    Today is the Highland Jazz & Blues Festival in Shreveport, Louisiana. There are a ton of homemade craft booths set up AND you get to listen to local musicians! AND even better – ITS FREE to get in!

  7. emily:

    i like to go the Sugarloaf Craft Festival
    http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com
    i’m in Maryland, but the show travels.

  8. Joelle:

    Christmas Craft Fair
    Tutubury Institute
    High Street, Tutbury, Staffordshire.
    Thursday 19th November 7-9.30pm

  9. Andrea:

    In Canada:

    Vancouver, BC:

    Got Craft?
    Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair
    Sunday, December 6th, 2009
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

    Featuring 50 local and handmade vendors – http://www.gotcraft.com

  10. Lisa Campbell:

    The Peter Anderson Festival. It has quite a turn out every year! http://www.oceanspringschamber.com/paf/

    They just had it last weekend. But maybe you can keep this on file for next year.

  11. Camille Asseraf:

    There’s a great one coming up right near your Providence offices!
    http://www.craftlandshow.com/

  12. Indie Chic Market:

    SAT DEC 5th ON 10th st in Tempe, AZ

    Hand selected one of a kind pieces made by local artists.

  13. Beth Reiman:

    In Portland, OR check out Hip Happening at the Sellwood Masonic Lodge on Dec 12th!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1082660546&ref=ts

  14. Amanda Heikkinen:

    Now in it’s 78th year – the Naisten joulumessut in Helsinki, Finland 2nd-6th December. http://www.naistenjoulumessut.fi/

  15. Monkey Chow:

    We’ll be at the One of a Kind show in NYC (along with our nifty MOO cards) in the Etsy Pavilion.

  16. Lee:

    Vermont- There are lots of winter farmers markets and holiday markets throughout Vermont. More information can be found at http://www.nofavt.org/find-organic-food/farmers-market-listing/winterfarmersmarkets

  17. Isolina Perez:

    Holiday Craft Fair at F.I.T. 27th St. & 7th Ave
    Monday, December 7, 2009 from 11-6

  18. Isolina Perez:

    Holiday Craft Fair at P.S. 321 in Park Slope Bklyn
    Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 10-5

  19. Anicca:

    21 & 22 November in Devon
    Knightshays Court
    Bolham
    Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RQ

  20. Katy Martin:

    Hi,

    I have another one for London.

    On the 5th December at Bentley Priory in Stanmore. It’s a big crafts fair as well as an vintage and antique presents fair – over 70 stalls and it only costs £1 to get in!

    The fair raises money for lots of different charities in an active way – either by allowing them to sell or getting them to provide a service like gift wrapping or refreshments as well as donating profits to them.

    The website is http://www.delapoleevents.co.uk

    See you there

  21. Kay:

    ALLSORTS
    A group of artists and craftspeople of the City of Peterborough, UK, offering unique handmade items including jewellery, textiles, pottery, bags, mosaics, paintings, cards etc.
    Check out the handbags made from reclaimed hardback books!
    The Old Still, Westgate Arcade, Queensgate, Peterborough.
    Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December
    10 am – 5 pm

  22. talia pennachetti:

    There’s one in Toronto (Canada) its the Portobello East market the Christmas one is happening Dec. 12th and 13th, but it also happens the last sunday of every month on queen st. west! Hope to see ya there!

  23. lisa:

    in nampa, idaho – hip holiday market, saturday, dec 5, 9-5pm – local artists with all handcrafted goodies for your gift-giving!

  24. Gabrielle:

    Handmadwe Hodown, Dec 3, 6 – 11:59 pm, 1015 Fulsom St, San Francisco,CA

  25. Carrie Nardini:

    I Made It! Market in Pittsburgh, PA has two events –
    Nov. 22: I Made It! Jr. at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
    Dec. 5: I Made It! For the Holidays at the Union Project
    http://www.facebook.com/imadeitmarket

  26. JESS:

    Winter Fling… A Craft Thing is coming up in Toronto, ON on Dec. 5.

    It’s an indie craft show with cookies and DJ’s. What more do you need?

    http://www.acraftthing.com/

  27. Dawn Anton:

    In San Diego, Calif., looking forward to the North Park Craft Mafia’s third annual Holiday Hit List on December 6:

    http://www.sandiegonorthparkcraftmafia.com/HHL/

  28. Rachel Smith:

    Arty Gifts In Bristol:
    1. ‘Art Presence’ A fantastic affordable arts and crafts exhibition at Centrespace, Leonard Lane, Just off Corn Street in Bristol, England. On throughout December http://www.centrespacegallery.com

    2. North Bristol Art Trail 28th-29th November 10am – 6pm. More afforable art at venues across North Bristol. http://www.northbristolartists.co.uk

  29. Marja:

    In Seattle? Enjoy a fantastic EtsyRain Holiday Craft show Nov 21-22nd at the Intiman Theater – More details here: http://www.etsyrain.com

  30. Cathy:

    In Vancouver, BC, Canada:

    Emily Carr’s Legendary Student Art Sale

    (creations from Emily Carr’s up-and-coming artists and designers)

    Friday, November 27 from noon-8pm
    Saturday, November 28 from noon-5pm
    Sunday, November 29 from noon-5pm

    Emily Carr University of Art & Design
    Concourse Gallery, North Building
    1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island
    Vancouver, BC

  31. jess Calke:

    Im at a Christmas Bazaar on the 12th Dec at http://www.derbyquad.co.uk

  32. ClaireC:

    Nottinghamshire, UK

    27, 28 and 29th November
    10am-4pm each day

    Visit the Patchings Art Centre Christmas Market
    For one weekend of the year, all of Patchings becomes a huge indoor Christmas Market. A enormous variety of original ideas, gifts and cards for Christmas created by over 60 hand picked artists – some of the region’s most talented. A very popular event now in its 10th year. Seasonal refreshments available. Free admission – free parking.
    http://www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk/index.php

  33. Justine:

    San Luis Obispo, California:

    CraftArt Market, November 27 through December 30
    http://www.sloartcenter.org for info on this and other events/exhibits

  34. Xmittens:

    I Made it Market in Pittsburgh, PA has got some awesome wares: http://imadeitpgh.com/

  35. Estasia:

    PaTcHwOrK Show!
    Indie arts & Crafts fest

    Long Beach, Ca Nov. 29th 11-5pm.
    check out: patchworkshow.com

  36. Ali van Dam:

    There’s the Faerie Fantasy Mythology Arts and Crafts Event this coming weekend at The Flavel Centre at Dartmouth – 29th November, 10am – 5.30pm

    More info at http://laughingmagpie.co.uk/

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