If you are looking to buy the perfect gift for a food-minded friend, there’s no better place to peruse than Eugene’s Holiday Market where the tagline reads “Made by Hand, Close to Home.” Taking place at the Lane County Fairgrounds weekends from 10am to 6pm until Christmas Eve, the marketplace features artisans galore; all it takes is a little time and patience to weed through the sea of tie-dye to find the diamonds in the rough. Find funky aprons from Anna’s Haute Scrambled Aprons, hand-shaped wooden spoons at Wanna Spoon, local milled flour from Camas Country Mills, and the addictive slow burn of Hell Spice from Pure Peppers. Budding mycologists will appreciate DIY mushroom kits from The Mushroomery,while pescetarians will flip for Skookum Pisces’ gourmet albacore tuna gift baskets.
Outside of the market, if you’re still searching for stocking stuffers, check Marche Provisions for gourmet jams and jellies, beautiful kitchen towels, quirky cookbooks, and anything a budding mixologist might need to stock their bar. And don’t forget Olive Grand for the biggest and best selection of artisan olive oils, vinegars, custom herbal teas, and kitsch candy (Duck Poop anyone?) or Sundance Wine Cellars for the largest selection of Oregon (and world-wide) wines at amazing price points.