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Chopstick Bowl

An original design by Keith Lehman, this udon bowl has been a favourite since 1997. An award-winning combination of style and functionality, the bowl is features a comfortable thumb-holder. Comes with chopsticks! $42

Kingsmill Pottery Studio, Net Loft
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Broom

Perfect for the hockey fan on your list, this handmade broom does double-duty as a charming collectible and household cleaning tool. $85

Granville Island Broom Company, Railspur District
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Glass Ornaments

Made by Ilona Barakso Lindsay, each blown glass ornament is intricately made with three different kinds of glass cane: the white lace spiral cane is called latticino, a gold foil cane and a solid coloured cane (either red, white or perhaps black). Many hours (and over $15 of gold leaf and gold foil) go into the making of each ornament, which is why Ilona makes so few. Get your hands on one and cherish it throughout the holiday season! $85

Crafthouse, Railspur District
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Wrap

Stay warm with this fashionable hand-knit wrap. The perfect winter piece, you can wear it five ways depending on your outfit and mood. Fair-trade and made in Thailand. $62.95

Mia Bella, Net Loft
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Baby Moccasin Suede Boots

These fashionable and functional moccasins will have both babies and parents smiling from ear-to-ear this season. First Nations made in Canada with genuine leather. $26.95

Wickaninnish Gallery, Net Loft
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Ceramic Teapot

A must for tea lovers. This ceramic teapot is made with a high-oxide glaze and fired twice to give it its unique coloration. Matching cups, creamers, and sugar bowls are also available. $95

Daniel Materna Ceramics, Railspur District
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Christmas Balls

$25 each

New-Small & Sterling Glass Studio, Railspur District
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Festive fun for the whole family!

Enjoy our holiday music series, including choirs, carolling, and live musicians.

Saturdays & Sundays From December 7 – 22
Choirs, Carollers & Musicians
Public Market
Balcony above the Blue Parrot
11am – 3pm

Saturday, December 21
The Secret Lantern Society’s Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

Procession starts in Triangle Square at 6pm.

Also coming up in the new Year
Winterruption 2014
, the West Coast’s favourite winter festival is back. A uniquely Vancouver winter festival, returning with the city’s best music, art, performance, and food. Mark your calendars – Granville Island is the place
to be February 14 – 16, 2014!

For more event information visit granvilleisland.com.

Wallflower

Add some greenery to your walls with GiGi B’s innovative Wallflowers. When properly cared for, they can last as long as a regular potted plant. Choose from a variety of plant types and frames. $90

Gigi B, Net Loft
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Headband

$58

Granville Island Hat Shop, Net Loft
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Leather Purse

Sadryna Design is known for high-quality handcrafted clothing and accessories. This textured leather crossbody bag is perfect for carrying your essentials while strolling around the city. $350

Sadryna Design, Railspur District
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Cookbook

The New Granville Island Market Cookbook. Foodies know you can never have too many recipes. Taking a page from the original best-selling edition from 1985, Granville Island’s latest cookbook is full of fresh, healthy, and delicious meals for every month of the year. Plus, it features vibrant full-colour photos of “life at the market”. $24.95

Blackberry Books, Net Loft
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Sake

Sake lovers: It’s finally here – the first locally produced Canadian sake! Made from 100% organically grown rice from ASM’s rice farm in Abbotsford, BC. Tasting notes: Fruity notes of ripe cantaloupe and lychee. Generous acidity, satiny mouthfeel, and dried grapefruit peel, cantaloupe and citrus resonate on the palate. The finish is warm and savoury. Fraser Valley Junmai Sake $24.90. Sake Cups $28 each.

Artisan Sake Maker, Railspur District
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Honey Pot

Made by artisan Bruce Nyeste, these beautiful ceramic honey pots are filled with delicious honey from Nicola Valley in British Columbia. Once the honey is gone, use the pot to store sugar, garlic, or more honey! It’s also oven safe, so it can be used to roast Brie or a head of garlic. $24

Gallery of BC Ceramics, Railspur District
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Hotplates

New for the Fall/Winter season, artist Hilary Morris has created these distinctively West Coast tempered glass hotplates. Images include Spring Blossoms on Burrard Street, Autumn Seawall, Kayaking on the Indian Arm, and many more. Images are printed directly onto the glass and then sealed and though they should not be put into the dishwasher, they can be wiped down and will not fade. Small $28, Large $48

Hilary Morris, Railspur District
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Cloth Bag

A reusable bag never goes out of style, especially one like this! Silk-screened and painted by hand, each bag was hand-sewn by residents of the Downtown East Side as part of the Window Social Enterprise Program. The colourful and playful bag includes the line: “Sometimes the world is so beautiful, I have to shoot rainbows out of my eyes.” $25

Ainsworth, Railspur District
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Leather Belt with Buckle

Belt buckles by Roshaan Ganief and handmade, genuine leather belts by Dave Hartman. Together, they create a unique and durable belt that can be enjoyed and worn for years to come. Each belt buckle is made with maple wood and hand-cut with a scroll saw.
Belt with Buckle $95 Wood Buckle $45

Hartman Leather, Railspur District
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Aquamarine Stone Ring

A mix of brushed and etched sterling silver surrounds this standout aquamarine stone ring by Aurum Argentum. $860

Aurum-Argentum, Railspur District
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Ebony Chain Necklace

This street-chic chain link necklace is right on trend for the Fall/Winter season. Can also be configured as a bracelet. Designed by Tania Gleave and made from ebony. $445

Peter Kiss Gallery, Railspur District
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Rose Gold Ring

Adorn yourself (or someone special) with this “Melt in Your Hand” copper-plated rose gold ring by Aurum Argentum. Beautifully handcrafted with unique ripples and curves. $300

Aurum-Argentum, Railspur District
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Pinecone Necklace

Got a nature lover with an equal passion for jewellery on your list? Janis Dean Johnson’s pinecone necklace is a timeless piece she’ll definitely treasure. $130

Janis Dean Johnson Jewellery Design, Railspur District
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Monchan’s Bag Book

Monchan’s Bag is an adorable picture book by Kaori Kasai that stars Japanese pop character Monchan, and features mixed-media illustrations of paintings and photos by a talented artist who’s work has been exhibited around the world. Hardcover: 32 pages $18.95, Doll $25

Ainsworth, Railspur District
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Ikebana Vase

$90

New-Small & Sterling Studio Glass, Railspur District
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Vase

Daniel Materna is known for his unique, hand painted ceramics and this vase is no exception. Its captivating earth tones will pair perfectly with your favourite flowers. $60

Daniel Materna Ceramics, Railspur District
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Colouring Mask Book

Everyone loves a good disguise. The Mask Colouring book contains 10 fun reversible masks (that’s 20 fun characters!) to colour, cut out, and play! It’s a ton of fun and sure to promote creativity in anyone from age 4 to 104. Elastics included! So you can play right away. Masks eye & nose holes are measured specifically to fit kids. Size: 8.5×11 inches, 20 pages. $14

Ainsworth, Railspur District
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Purse

Start the season off in style with this vegetable-dyed leather tote by Dave Hartman. An accomplished leather artisan, Dave began working with leather in the 1970s, creating unique leather backgammon boards as a hobby. Dave fell in love with the craft, and dedicated himself to mastering the techniques and skills that leatherwork requires. $159

Hartman Leather, Railspur District
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Harmonica

The perfect gift for the music lover in your life. This popular pocket instrument has been around for 150 years and was inspired by the free reed instruments of Asia. It was originally made in Europe, but nowadays has also become a very recognizable staple of American blues, country, and jazz. They are diatonically or chromatically tuned and come in a very wide range of scales and sizes. From $40

Gandharva Loka, Net Loft
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Snowmen Ornaments

Get into the holiday spirit with these festive and undeniably adorable snowmen ornaments. Handcrafted with Sculpey by artist Golnar Sepahi. It’s just what your tree is missing! From $10

Ainsworth, Railspur District
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Stacking Bracelets

$18 each of 2 for $30

Janis Dean Johnson Jewellery Design, Railspur District
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Monkey Tea Infuser

A popular item! Tea time is instantly more fun with this stainless steel monkey tea infuser by Kikkerland Design Inc. Conveniently hooks to the edge of your cup with adjustable arms and hands. Available in a variety of characters, including robot, frog, and rocket. Drip tray included. $9.99

Market Kitchen, Net Loft
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Vegan Secret Supper

A great gift for the vegan foodie in your life. Vegan Secret Supper is a collection of imaginative, delectable, animal-free recipes by chef Mérida Anderson of VSS (Vegan Secret Supper), a dining club that she has run in Vancouver, Montreal, and New York. At VSS, Mérida creates amazing vegan dishes that prove that sophisticated, spectacular dinner parties do not require the use of animal products. With her focus on menu-planning and simple, seasonal ingredients, she offers readers all the tools they need to create healthy, sumptuous meals, whether it’s a dish for a potluck, a romantic dinner for two, or a celebration for twenty. $26.95

Blackberry Books, Net Loft
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Sticker Sets

Ideal for cards, gifts, and other decorative uses. Set includes 24 assorted sheets of stickers printed on Italian label stock featuring vintage images from Cavallini archives. Various designs/patterns. $13.50

Paper Ya, Net Loft
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Fountain Pen & Ink Set

Explore the art of hand lettering with Paper Ya’s Fountain Pen & Ink Set. Each set includes 1 pen, 2 inks (1 Black, 1 Blue), 2 writing nibs, and 3 calligraphy nibs. $34.95

Paper Ya, Net Loft
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Grill Press

On the stovetop or the grill, the Lodge Rectangular Grill Press is handy for eliminating curl from your bacon or ham, pressing unwanted fats from your burgers or sausage, and holding heat in your grilled sandwiches. $54
Market Kitchen, Net Loft
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Dalia Hat

A fashionably floppy and versatile felt hat by Brixton that’s perfect for all your fall outfits. Features a flattering pinched dome top. $88

Granville Island Hat Shop, Net Loft
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Kantha Quilt

Named after the Kantha embroidery technique, these quilts are made for household use in rural parts of Bengal and Bangladesh. Almost every woman knows how to make one and every woman has her own individual style. These quilts are used as bedcovers, blankets, tablecloths, picnic blankets, car blankets, couch blankets … there is no limit to the utility of these textiles. $149

Miawa, Net Loft
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Bronze Wing Necklace

Hand crafted bronze wing necklace with patina accent by Jessie Turner. Jessie carves each design by hand using wax. $58

Little Dream, Net Loft
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Skull Earrings

Strike a balance between edgy and elegant with these Swarovski-adorned metal skull and gold vermeil drop earrings designed by Laurie Simpkins. Handcrafted in Vancouver. $98

Gigi B, Net Loft
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Kalimba

Get into the rhythm with this uniquely African instrument – the kalimba! Also known as the ‘thumb piano’, the kalimba is played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. With a range of interesting rhythms and tones, it’s a great gift for music enthusiasts of all ages. From $36

Gandharva Loka, Net Loft
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Letter Opener

These beautifully made letter openers are meticulously handcrafted in a process involving some 15 distinct steps. The material is dyed, laminated hardwood. Each of the eleven veneers is dyed separately, to ensure good colour penetration. After drying, the veneers are impregnated with a resin, which stabilizes the colour and densifies the wood. When the letter openers– made one at a time-are finish-sanded, they are buffed to a high lustre. This polished surface is the result of the resin in the wood, not of any finish coating, such as lacquer. $32 

Circle Craft, Net Loft
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Cavallini Wrapping Paper

A fun twist on traditional wrapping! Chose from a variety of vintage themes from charts and maps to animals and things. $4.95 per sheet. Various patterns available. $4.95 per sheet

Paper Ya, Net Loft
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City Necklaces

Artist Branislav Gajic captures the beauty of Vancouver in this silver necklace with a square pendant that illustrates a map of the city. A great everyday accessory! From $139

Amity Design Studio, Net Loft
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Eyeglass Case

Protect your frames in these sleek, handcrafted cases designed by Reinhold Kühn. Made with fine genuine leather and hand-polished metal, they’re not only durable, they’re timeless fashion accessories too. From $70

Granville Eyeland, Net Loft
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