With snow comes the holidays, with the holidays comes shopping and with shopping comes a passel of hassles. Avoid some of the holiday headaches—and lame last-minute gifts by buying unique, handmade, local items at the holiday shops now popping up around the Treasure Valley. Find a random selection of a few holiday markets below. Find more at boiseweekly.com.
Wintry Market: Handmade for the Holidays
Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE.
More than 60 Idaho makers and artists will have "upscale and inventive" items for sale. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., 208-343-4637, wintrymarket.com.
Indie Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE.
Find handmade items like jewelry, hair accessories, healing herbal salves, pottery and more.
Indigo Moons, 2514 N. 24th St., facebook.com/indigo-moons.
Buy Idaho Holiday Market
Thursday, Dec. 3, 4-9 p.m., FREE.
Find crafts, specialty foods and unique Idaho gifts.
D.L. Evans Bank, 890 W. Main St., 208-331-1399, dlevans.com.
Hip Holiday Market
Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE.
The garage and parking lot will be filled with local makers, artists and crafters ready to meet your holiday needs at this always-popular market.
Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533, flyingmcoffee.com.
St. Mary's Holiday Market
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE.
Shop more than 25 local vendors and craftsmen, and enjoy delicious pastries and coffee. The little ones can play in the children's craft corner and visit Santa while you browse.
St. Mary's Catholic School, 2612 W. State St., 208-342-7476, stmarys-boise.org.