Phoestivus Market 2012: Handmade Holidays Gifts For One and All
The annual Phoenix tradition of holiday shopping, airing of grievances, and festivities kicked off its two-day run on Wednesday night at the Phoenix Public Market. This year's Phoestivus features dozens of local vendors, plenty of munchies, and a beer garden.
Lauren Saria Phoestivus Market at the Phoenix Public Market in Downtown Phoenix
From 4 to 8 p.m. the downtown community gathered to complain about the record winter heat and check a few more names off the Christmas shopping list. Didn't make it to the first installment of the Seinfeld-inspired event? Don't worry, we've got some highlights to help you get ready for next week.
With about 50 vendors to peruse, this year's event offers a variety of gifts for most everyone left on your Christmas list.
Lauren Saria Letter-pressed broadsides from Hazel & Violet, Nina and Grapey Handmade Toys and Moderncat Studio cat toys
- We couldn't leave without picking up a letterpress broadside from Hazel & Violet ($10) and a few holiday cards (5 for $20). The design-lover on your list will appreciate the centuries old craft of hand-printed letterpress art.
- For the young family you're thinking of this Christmas season, we couldn't help but admire the handmade toys from Nina and Grapey. The unique, brightly colored monkeys would bring a smile to any child's face. More funky options include one-eyed sock monsters that come in a variety of colors and styles of apparel.
- We thought fondly of our feline-loving friends when passing by Moderncat Studio, who brought their collection of design-focused cat products to the event. For $15 and less you can pick up a beautiful and functional gift for a cat-owning co-worker of for your own furry friend.
|Plenty of handmade crafts at Phoestivus 2012|