Handmade Holiday – Refresh Market Gift Guide

Support local artists, makers and small shops at the winter edition of Refresh Market

Refresh Market returns November 16 and 17 with a curated selection of quality clothing, art, jewelry, ceramics, vintage and more from 100 local artists, makers and shops. Here’s a selection of just some of the handmade items to add to your gift-giving list or to stock up on for yourself.


Everything Balm, Midnight Paloma
This multi-purpose balm is made with coconut butter, cocoa butter, rice bran oil and rosemary extract to smooth, soothe and protect from skin damaged caused by sun. Use it post shower and on the face as needed to nourish dry skin. $44

Shasta necklace, Zaleska
The Shasta protection eye coin necklace features a rainbow moonstone worn often for fertility and intuitive feminine power. The pendant hangs on a 16-inch sterling silver chain, making it a perfect layering piece for everyday wear. $98


Craftsman apron, Blackstrap and Co.
This multi-pocket apron is a dream come true in the kitchen, workshop, bakery or artist studio. Each apron is made from durable black or ivory cotton canvas complete with hand-cut leather straps and brass detailing, and includes both small and large pockets for your utensils, tools and other workplace necessities. $90

Cascadian Gin, The Woods Spirit Co.
Distilled in North Vancouver, this expressive gin is both balanced and bright with both a distinct sweet spice and lingering finish – a must-have bottle for any gin lover’s bar. $45


Stationary and greeting card sets, Badger & Burke
Fans of the handwritten note will know that one can never have enough cards on hand. The Badger and Burke range of greeting cards has you covered with of colourful, upbeat designs for your next birthday, anniversary, new baby, Christmas or other special occasion. Individual and card sets available. From $5.50

Raw Chocolate Energy Bites, Cacao Now
Cacao Now makes chocolate treats you can feel good to indulge in. Made here in Squamish, these organic raw chocolate bites are sweetened only with dates and raisins and are free from dairy, gluten, soy and additives. From $9.


Wool throw, Hecho and Co.
Hecho and Co. works with artisan families in Mexico to offer a range of bags and textiles that celebrate traditional craft and ethical production. These neutral coloured throws are handwoven in Oaxaca on a large pedal loom with 100% undyed wool, perfect for your sofa or to wear as an oversize scarf. $150

Nesting bowl, SJK Objects
Perfect for dressings, sauces, milks and more, these speckled nesting bowls with pouring spout are the percent counter to table piece. $34

Under $50

Bath Bar, Bare Skin Bar
Bare Skin Bars are handcrafted with natural ingredients that are gradually dispersed throughout your bathwater to soothe, soften and purify all skin types. From $6.50.

Cacao Turmeric Latte Mix
This mind-settling blend could become your new beverage ritual. Made with Ashwagandha, organic turmeric and a rich cacao blend, one bag of this caffeine-free latte mix will deliver hours of daytime or nighttime bliss. $18

Beeswax wrap, Goldilocks Wraps
Say goodbye to plastic for good with this reusable alternative made with 100% cotton and Canadian beeswax available in multiple sizes to wrap, cover and store. From $12.

Honey Tobacco Candle
Enjoy up to 60 hours of the sweet scent of Honey Tobacco inspired by the Victoria-based designer’s love of vanilla and cologne. The fragrance is also available in a roller and body butter. $40

Handknit toque, Pacific Knot
Stay cozy this season with chunky handknit toques for everyone in your family available in solid, pattern or fisherman ombré in sizes newborn to adult. From $30.

Market Hours

Friday, November 16: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 17: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

First Dibs Market Preview: Friday, November 16: 3 to 4 p.m. Get exclusive early access to market goods before doors open to the public, and receive a complimentary cocktail and gift courtesy Nootka & Sea and Counterpart Coffee.

Tickets and details at refreshmarket.ca

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