Refresh Market, Squamish’s most popular ‘shop small’ event returns November 17 and 18 with an incredible lineup of local designers, makers and pop-ups that you won’t want to miss. Stock up clothing, ceramics, ceramics, jewelry, dry goods, vintage and handmade essentials for everyone on your list (including yourself).
Need some inspiration? Here are a few market finds that are as fun to gift as they are to receive.
The Scarf, Make More Happy
This chunky handmade 100% Merino wool scarf is soft, durable and available in six different colours, making it the ultimate winter wardrobe staple. $115
Moonstone Triune Necklace, Zaleska
Worn layered or alone, this faceted moonstone, known as the stone of passion, necklace sits at a length so comfortable that the designer rarely takes hers off. Available in sterling silver or 22k gold vermeil. $110-120.
Camper’s Axe, Camp & City
With a hand-shaped long grained Hickory handle and one-of-a-kind refurbished head, the camper’s axe is sure to become an outdoorsman’s most trustworthy fireside companion and a family heirloom for generations to come. $170
Juniper Beard + Face Oil, Boreal Folk Apothecary
Treat his skin and beard to this absorbent earthy-meets-woodsy blend of juniper, cedarwood and balsam fir that will repair, hydrate and protect. $28
FOR THE HOME
Sea to Sky Pillow, Nadine Nevitt
Inspired by the coastal commute from Vancouver to Whistler and the incredible Sea to Sky backdrop within, this design celebrates the landmarks and views from ocean to mountain. $69
Kantha Blanket, Some of a Kind
Colourful, versatile and one of a kind, these lightweight blankets are made in India from recycled sari and are perfect for use around the house or in your travels. Available in various colours and patterns. $125
FOR THE HOSTESS
Lemoncello, Gillespie’s Fine Spirits
Give the gift of the Squamish sprit, locally made and bottled by our own Gillespie’s Fine Spirits. The award-winning lemoncello earned first place in the B.C. Distilled Aperitif/Digestif category and is made with the zest of three to four organic lemons in each bottle. $26
2018 Moon Phase Calendar, Annie Axtell
Create your own new moon rituals with the help of this hand-drawn moon phase calendar, complete with West Coast dates and times. $20
Caramel Sea Salt chocolate, Chocohappy
Belgian dark chocolate, chewy caramel and sea salt all wrapped into one delicious bite. Need we say more? We challenge you not to treat your hostess, and yourself.
Custom Leather Key Chain, Loper & Haas
Get your name, nickname, favourite hashtag or number one phrase (10 characters or less) engraved in Italian vegetable-tanned leather that will only get better with age. $15
Driftwood Candle, Hollow Tree 1871
The Hollow Tree Library of Trees candle collection is inspired by the forests of the Pacific Northwest and made using premium coconut wax for a burn time of up to 60 hours. $42
Milestone Blocks, Trae Designs
Capture your memorable moments, ages and stages with these heirloom wooden blocks handcrafted from walnut or maple and finished using non-toxic paints, organic coconut oil and beeswax. Includes a full set of numbers, days, months and years. $38
Activated Charcoal Soap, Sea Luxe
Stock up on these deep-cleansing, detoxifying bars made with activated charcoal and a shea nut butter base to wash away impurities without depriving your skin of the nutrients it needs. Good for face, body and hair. $8
Silk Sleep Mask, Village Goods
Maximize your beauty sleep with the help of this Canadian-made 100% silk sleep mask that helps to retain skin’s moisture and prevent sleep wrinkles. $38
Friday, November 17: 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday November 18: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*NEW!* First Dibs early access, Friday November 17, 3 to 4 p.m.: A first look at Refresh Market before its doors open to the public. Guests will receive exclusive early admission, a welcome gift and the opportunity to score something new before someone else gets the chance. Tickets are limited.
General Admission: $5 at the door, $3 online
Early Bird Tickets: $5 Friday + Saturday
First Dibs: $25
For tickets and details visit http://refreshmarket.ca/tickets