Columbia, it’s that magical time of year again. Our evenings are spent with family, decorating the tree, at parties with friends and colleagues, getting some relaxing downtime for ourselves (if we’re lucky)… and shopping for those perfect, handpicked gifts we know will our loved ones will truly be excited to receive!
One of my favorite annual holiday shopping stops is Crafty Feast, the one-day market of nearly 100 vendors selling artisan-made gifts and goods. (This year’s fair is on Sunday, December 11, from noon to six at the Convention Center.)
I love that everything at Crafty Feast is either handmade or artistically repurposed, so you know you are supporting someone’s passion or a small business with each purchase.
After scoping out this year’s makers, I’ve selected a handful that I’m most excited for—but I could go on and on! Check my picks below, and see previews of all the artisans online at CraftyFeast.com.
Hi, sweet, stuffed koalas. I know my little Vivienne James would love to be friends with y’all.
I really think that Nicole Storey, owner of Izzabee’s is Columbia’s most talented baker! She will have a little bit of everything at her booth—macaroons, marshmallows, gourmet s’mores, vanilla bean meringues, Buche de Noels, and her famous cinnamon rolls!
Golden and Grey
I love these handmade ceramics with extra special touches—like this gleaming, gold bumble bee jar.
My Boston-in-laws can never get enough of pimento cheese. This brand makes some of the best.
Mini + Meep
I’ll be stocking up on these adorable hand-printed onesies for all of my soon-to-be-mommy girlfriends.
Oriskany Glass Studio
Hello, lovelies. These hanging glass air plant holders are perfect for your home or office! I’ll take one for both!
What holiday gifts are you excited to rack up on at Crafty Feast?
Share your Crafty Feast finds on social media with the hashtag #CraftyFeast—and I’ll see you Sunday, scouring the aisles on aisles of handmade goodness!
Crafty Feast details:
Crafty Feast, the Midlands' largest indie craft fair
Sunday, December 11, 2016
$3; kids 10 & under free
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln St. Columbia, SC 29201
Free parking in lower lot; low-cost parking in Park St. garage; metered parking on surrounding blocks
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