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Searching For Locally Handmade Gifts? Check These Sacramento Craft Faires

Alice Harold / Flickr

Alice Harold / Flickr

While the extremely organized have already crossed everything off their holiday to-do lists and can spend the next ten days sipping eggnog, the rest of us are still looking for just the right gift for many on our lists.

The Sacramento region is rich with makers and vendors looking to convince you to go handmade and local this holiday season and there are quite a few opportunities to check out these makers' wares.

Here is a compilation of the holiday handmade and local markets this coming week:

City Scout’s Made In Sac Holiday Market - Thursday, Dec. 17, 4:30 to 9 p.m. | The Find / Studio 817

City Scout as a website spends the year curating the best food, events, products and business in Sacramento. This holiday market will feature City Scouts top picks, including baby and children’s clothing from Dear Cub, donuts from Sweet Dozen, lego-inspired iPhone cases from SquidCam, and organic scrubs and cleansers from Fit Face.


Crocker Art Museum’s Crafts And Cocktails - Thursday, Dec. 17, 6 - 9 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum

Sip a cocktail while making your own handmade holiday cheer. Admission is $25 or $18 for museum members. One cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage is included in the price of admission and supplies for making ornaments and other festive items will be provided.


Sacramento Fine Arts Center Holiday Art And Craft Fair - Dec. 19 - 20, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Wander through the art gallery and pick up some locally made art or jewelry at this annual event.


Beatnik Craft Fair 2015: Handmade Holidays - Sunday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Beatnik Studios

The event features 36 different vendors ranging from clothing to art to pottery to body products. There’s a $2 per person entry fee and hot cider to fuel your shopping.


Tim Collom Gallery Small Works Show - Dec 10 - 23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Tim Collom Gallery

Nine local artists came together to the third annual Small Works show. Featured works will be 16 inches by 16 inches or smaller, so expect them to be both affordable and easy to wrap.


Pence Gallery Holiday Market: Iver Henning - Nov. 13 - Dec. 24, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Pence Gallery

Browse through a collection of locally handmade ceramics, jewelry, art and scarves.


Melody Stone

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After working in newspapers and doing print journalism for years, Melody transitioned into digital marketing and design. With a healthy blend of journalistic and digital media skills she builds out interactive web stories for Capradio.org.  Read Full Bio 

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