Best Holiday Markets And Gift Ideas From Tasting Table And FIAT

The best spots to score unique, handcrafted gifts this year

One in seven Americans starts his or her holiday shopping before Labor Day.

Maybe you've picked up a few gifts already or maybe you haven't. This roundup of America's best handcrafted holiday markets will make checking off your list a cinch—no matter how many impossible-to-buy-for people it includes. And when shopping also means incredible eats and DJ beats, you might even enjoy it.

Shopping and Schmoozing: Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar
Kicking off Small Business Saturday on November 28, this two-day NYC event brings together the best of Brooklyn—including award-winning baked goods from Ovenly, wares from more than 35 local makers, a photo booth, a free gift wrapping station and a DJ.

West Coast Cool: Unique LA

Downtown L.A. gets a dose of handcrafted cool when hundreds of West Coast creators converge for family-friendly activities and one-of-a-kind artisan finds.

Urban Discovery and Crafting: Tasting Table's Open Market

Discover the best of Chicago's small-batch food-and-drink scene at this one-day event featuring more than 45 top local purveyors. Fuel up and shop, then learn how to DIY your own wreath with Foxtail & Moss or nail the perfect pie with Rustic Tart. Tickets are free; RSVP here.

If you're more a fan of shopping from the comfort of your couch, check out Tasting Table editors' picks at Open Marketplace, brought to you by the All-New FIAT® 500X Crossover. With its all-wheel drive, reliable 3-D navigation system and available collision warning system, this car will be a smooth ride no matter where your holiday shopping may take you.