If you have some gift shopping to do whether a baby shower, wedding shower, birthday or Mother’s Day, there are some great opportunities to shop local this weekend. Each spot will have perfect items for gift giving whatever you may be shopping for. First up, there is the:
Modern Fort – The Market That Gives Back – Saturday, April 30th
The Modern Fort is hosting The Market That Gives Back which is also a fundraising event benefitting families with austism. The market happens this Saturday, April 30th at The Aviary, 637 East 15th Avenue from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. All participating vendors will be donating a percentage of their sales to Canucks Autism Network. Some of the local businesses on hand include Loulou Lollipop, Emerson Apparel, Giving Gifts, Linden’s Art Gallery, K’Pure and a photo session with East Van’s Klik Photographic.
Giving Gifts 3rd Anniversary Party – Sunday, May 1st
Giving Gifts is a great cooperative shop with an ethical focus located at 4075 Main Street. This Sunday, May 1st they are having their 3rd Anniversary Party so along with balloons and treats, there will be some deals to be had as well as an opportunity to win a $300 gift certificate to the store. The celebration gets under way at 2:00 pm and goes till 5:00 pm.
June Hunter Spring Studio Sale April 29th – May 1st
June Hunter is opening up her East Van Studio for a Spring Sale this weekend from April 29th to May 1st. June’s studio is located at 2785 Parker Street (one block west of Renfrew Street). You can expect to find jewellery, tiles, wood panel prints, photo prints and unique pieces of art and yes, sale prices as well. Nature features prominently in June’s work as do some iconic spots around East Van. You can check it out for yourself on Friday, April 29th from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday this weekend from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Winter Farmers Market – Hastings Park Sunday May 1st
Lastly, if you have a foodie in your life, we recommend the last winter farmers market of the season at Hastings Park which happens this Sunday, May 1st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You are sure to find something delectable that makes a great gift, or a collection of a few items from this market.
Photo Credit: June Hunter Images