With this weekend being one of the busiest shopping weekends of the holiday why not save yourself some major time, frustration and stress and shop from the comfort of your home or at one of the local galleries in Kitchener-Waterloo? Our tri-city is filled with fabulous artists who would love to share their work with you. Many have online shops, self hosted or at etsy.com, which makes shopping easy and they may even let you pick up the items.
Why by mass produced items that are made in far away lands when were is a plethora of amazing handmade items right here at home?
As I stated earlier this week, in our Oh Canada Holiday Gift Guide, this year is all about handmade, local gifts for the people on my list! you will not see me in a shopping mall this year!
Artist Jennifer Graham of Jennifer Graham Ceramics (Stratford)
Kailey Hawthorn or HAWThome (Kitchener)
Artist Erin Moffat of Colour and Light Glass (Kitchener)
Jon Johnson of BRFC (Kitchener)
Artist Kristen Ciccarelli of Two Cent Sparrows (Kitchener)
Artist Heather Oerton of Kind Stones (Waterloo)
Besides these great local artists I also strongly suggest you make a trip to the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery and the Harbinger Gallery. Both of these galleries are located in uptown Waterloo and they both support and provide amazing spaces for Canadian artists to showcase their work.
Where will you be doing your holiday shopping the weekend? If you are looking for handmade local gift ideas I suggestion you check out the above artists websites!