Wedding & Anniversary Gifts

We’re right in the midst of wedding and anniversary season! Whether you’re looking for something extra special to get for that soon-to-be-married couple or a unique (and traditional!) anniversary gift for your other half, you should definitely visit our Shop on Granville Island for inspiration.

The Circle Craft Shop is full of beautiful handmade items for the home, all of which make perfect wedding gifts! Try a wood cutting board, bowl, and spatula (Claudia Hayward of The Wooden Forge); glass candle holders (Jeff Burnette); or a ceramic cream and sugar set (Liz de Beer of Klaywerk Studio). We also have lovely handmade cards (Jan MacLeod of Plant Papers).

Our Shop also carries several items ideal for traditional anniversary gifts. For your first wedding anniversary, there are lovely paper cards and artwork (Jan MacLeod of Plant Papers). A leather journal (Rudi Diesvelt of Rare Discovery) would be great for a third anniversary; a rugged wood box (Neno Catania) for a fifth. If you’re celebrating your sixth anniversary, we have iron card holders (Gina Medhurst of Kootenay Forge) and letter openers (Kelly Backs of Tree Studios). For your 25th wedding anniversary, try a lovely set of silver bangles (Svea Vatch).

For these and more great gift ideas, visit us in the Net Loft on Granville Island. We’re open seven days a week!

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Father’s Day Gifts

Are you looking for something unique and handmade to give your dad this Father’s Day? Look no further than our Shop on Granville Island! From cards and coasters to fashion accessories and home decor, we have you covered.

Hardworking dads deserve a break! Help them relax and enjoy some downtime with a glass tumbler by Jeff Burnette, leather coasters by Lincoln Heller (Fiveleft Leather), and a wood bowl perfect for holding snacks by Neno Catania. And don’t forget the card! This one features artwork by Rae Maté.

Dads like to accessorize too! A leather wallet by Rudi Diesvelt is always a good choice. So is a leather belt by Lincoln Heller (Fiveleft Leather). These rugged rings by Jakob Bauer are also great for men. For something more appropriate for relaxing at home, try these comfy slippers from Helen and Jeremy Long (Padraig Cottage).

For some great home decor for men, try this airplane by Jo Ludwig (Kiln Art Glass). This ceramic plate by Laura van der Linde and these fun wood insects by Hermann Edler make wonderful gifts as well. Top it all off with a handmade Father’s Day card by Jan MacLeod.

The Circle Craft Shop is located in the Net Loft on Granville Island. We’re open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Come visit us to find the perfect Father’s Day gift for your dad!

Mother’s Day Gifts

It’s now May, and that means Mother’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re still looking for that perfect gift to let your mom know just how special she is, visit the Circle Craft Shop on Granville Island! We have plenty of unique gift items.

For the fashion conscious mom, there are beautiful scarves by Ulrieke Benner and stylish leather clutch purses by Lincoln Heller (Fiveleft Leather).

If your mom loves jewellery, there are plenty of lovely pieces available in the Shop, including these earrings, bracelet, and ring by Diane Tordjman (Yutal Jewelry Fusion). There are also some stunning wood jewellery boxes, such as this one by George Knoll (Bert’s Wood Works).

For the tea-loving mom, there are a number of wonderful ceramic items, including this teapot by Junichi Tanaka, these mugs by Haejin Lee, and this plate by Friederike Rahn.

Visit the Circle Craft Shop in the Net Loft on Granville Island to discover these items and much more!

Locally Sourced

Many of the items at the Circle Craft Market are sourced locally, either here in BC or elsewhere in Canada. These items range from honey to wood bowls to knit scarves.

Mellifera Bees (Booth 503)
Mellifera Bees produces distinctive, hand-crafted honey infusions of exceptional quality. Each jar contains unpasteurized honey harvested from thoughtfully managed hives from bee yards across the Lower Mainland and BC. Suffused with a rich bouquet of aromatic flavours, the honey’s unique character is produced from the wild wanderings of Mellifera’s bees and enhanced with a delicate blend of spices or fruit. Each ingredient is chosen for quality and freshness and sourced exclusively from small, independently owned BC companies specializing in certified organic, fair trade comestibles.

EntWood Turnings (Booth 243)
All the bowls made by EntWood Turnings are from reclaimed or salvaged wood. Trees have not been cut down, but rather have already fallen–often from wind or disease–on private land such as old farmsteads in the Fraser River Valley. The chestnut bowls come from a tree on a multi-generational farmstead in Greendale, outside of Chilliwack. The pine wood they use comes from the interior forests of BC ravaged by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Some of the walnut wood came from a tree toppled by wind storms in 2013 in downtown New Westminster.

Natural Wool Knits (Booth 431)
Natural wool is used to create elegantly designed products that are sustainable and eco-friendly. Each piece is handmade by Avi, the designer, and her team that work from their homes in Penticton. All the designs are simple yet stunning. Each piece is made with minimally processed high quality Canadian-sourced wool. Wool uses less energy to produce than manmade fibres. It is biodegradable, decomposing within a few years, and can act as a fertilizer.

Discover these locally sourced items and more at the Circle Craft Christmas Market!

Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 8-12, 2017 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find discounts for students, seniors, and groups, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm.

Rosewell Woodworking

The Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West November 8-12. Each week leading up to the Market, we will be featuring exhibiting artists.

Today we’re highlighting Rosewell Woodworking of McDougall, ON, who is new to the Market in 2017.

Rosewell Woodworking creates beautiful and unique wooden pepper, salt, and coffee grinders.

A variety of wood is used, including walnut, cherry, birdseye maple, white oak, padauk, wenge, purpleheart, rosewood, olivewood burl, zebrawood, and olivewood.

The grinders are antique in style and feature a crank handle, which is turned by hand.

For more information, visit Rosewell Woodworking’s website.

You’ll find Rosewell Woodworking and hundreds of other exhibitors from across Canada at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.

Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 8-12, 2017 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraft.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are currently available for purchase in the Circle Craft Shop & Gallery (1 – 1666 Johnston St., Net Loft, Granville Island) and will be available for purchase online soon.

Handcrafted Kitchenware

If you’re looking for handmade kitchenware, the Circle Craft Christmas Market has you covered. With potters, glass blowers, textile artists, and wood turners all displaying beautifully crafted kitchenware, there is a great variety of items available.

Cathi Jefferson Pottery (Booth 343)
Cathi Jefferson’s functional pottery includes teapots, cups and mugs, tableware, bowls, and pitchers. Her high fired stoneware is light to the touch, yet remains very durable and resists chipping. All items are dishwasher and microwave safe.

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Rain Goose Textiles (Booth 152)
All Rain Goose images are hand printed on small panels and then cut and sewn into uniquely conceived products. They carry a variety of kitchen linens, including aprons, tea towels, tea cozies, and pot holders.

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Artech Glassblowing Studios (Booth E11)
Artech is a traditional glassblowing studio that produces upcycled glass tableware and handmade barware. They are known for their recycled beer glasses, which are repurposed beer bottles that still hold a full beer.

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Stinson Studios (Booth 330)
Stinson Studios creates a variety of wooden serving bowls and sculptural burls. Since its inception, they have worked with wood sourced locally from family-run wood lots. The logs are chosen for rare characteristics that bring something special to each piece.

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You will find these exhibitors and more at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.

43rd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 9-13, 2016 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find discounts for students, seniors, and groups, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.