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Find Handmade Gifts for the Holidays This Weekend

Holiday shopping can be a stressful affair; after all, it can be almost impossible to find the right gift for some people! Luckily, anyone can appreciate the quality of something produced by hand by a local artisan. This weekend, both Poughkeepsie and Beacon are hosting great events for you to find the perfect holiday gifts. Keep reading to learn about the Self Made Holiday Bash and the Fair Trade & Handmade Bazaar!

Self Made: A Makers Collective will be hosting their holiday bash this Saturday, December 2 in Beacon! Find excellent holiday gifts and support independent Hudson Valley designers at this unforgettable marketplace! Featuring music, food, and a wide range of artisanal goods from local craftspeople, this event is sure to have something for everyone. Visitors can expect to find leatherwork, apothecary goods, small batch beauty, vintage fashion, jewelry, ceramics, candles, fiber work, woodwork, men's grooming, and much more! The Holiday Bash runs from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and is located at 413 Main St in Beacon. Learn more at the event's Facebook page.

The second event is the Fair Trade & Handmade Bazaar in Poughkeepsie, which is being held on both Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3. From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. (3 p.m. on Sunday), enjoy an international marketplace filled with distinctive crafts, clothing, jewelry, food, live music and much more! With an emphasis on culture and the environment, this is truly a spiritual and ethical shopping experience! Admission is completely free, so be sure to bring your friends and family along. Together, you can sample fair trade goods, enjoy live music, grab a healthful and delicious refreshment at the Soul Full Cafe, and shop for beautiful handicrafts from both around the world and right here in the Valley. This event is being held at the Hellenic Community Center located at 54 Park Avenue in Poughkeepsie.