Looking for creative and handcrafted gifts this holiday season? Craft Scout Savannah has you covered.

On Dec. 8th, Craft Scout Savannah will host its annual Holiday Market in the American Legion Ballroom. The market will showcase local handmade items that include paper goods, jewelry, woodworking, fiber art, organic body products, ceramics, and more.

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Craft Scout Savannah began six years ago with founders Jessica Duthu of Strawberry Moth and Gianina Gabriel of Well Love. “They were looking to bridge the gap between artists and the Savannah community, and bring a one stop shopping event that could support the shop handmade/shop small movement,” says Alison Hall, owner of The Small Creative and member of the Craft Scout board.

“Shopping small has so many benefits for the local economy and for the livelihoods of the makers, and it gives our little city so much character,” Hall added. “The creatives in Savannah really give life to the city!”

The Holiday Market itself is one of the first of its kind in Savannah. Craft Scout focuses on exhibiting unique artisan handmade goods, so the market provides a platform for diverse and niche artists. “Vendors are chosen for the quality of their products and their unique voice. Due to the limited space we have for vendors we lean heavily on creating a curated market as well as a diverse one, offering a wide variety of handmade artists,” says Hall.

The careful selection process ensures a refreshing shopping experience. Vendors are not only from Savannah, some travel from Jacksonville, Atlanta, Brunswick, and Charleston. “It’s a very curated market that’s competitive for an artist to get accepted into, so the selection of vendors rarely disappoints,” says Hall.

This year’s market will feature close to 40 different artists, designers, and creatives. Among these vendors are Taunya Benton Design, Erica Catherine Illustration, Tatiana Cabral Smith Handmade Jewelry, and Hall’s own business, The Small Creative.

“Folks can look forward to walking around an exciting holiday atmosphere with eager vendors. The vibe of the room really is so special and warm. There will be treats and beverages for purchase from Superbloom and also a kids craft table sponsored by RePurpose Savannah," Hall said. "Expect to see some great talent and leave feeling filled up and inspired by the special creative community in Savannah!”