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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.

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